Daily Digest

Monday, February 1, 2016

Daily Digest

HIGHLIGHTS

    See Résumé of Congressional Activity.

Senate

Chamber Action

Routine Proceedings, pages S405–S452.

Measures Introduced: Four bills were introduced, as follows: S. 2474–2477.
Page S424

Measures Passed:

Honoring the Memory of Anita Ashok Datar: Senate agreed to S. Res. 347, honoring the memory and legacy of Anita Ashok Datar and condemning the terrorist attack in Bamako, Mali, on November 20, 2015.
Page S450

Measures Considered:

Energy Policy Modernization Act--Agreement:
Senate resumed consideration of S. 2012, to provide for the modernization of the energy policy of the United States, and taking action on the following amendments proposed thereto:
Pagse S405–421

Adopted:

Murkowski (for Gardner) Amendment No. 2970 (to Amendment No. 2953), to modify a provision relating to energy management requirements.
Page S420

Murkowski (for Reed/Heller) Amendment No. 2989 (to Amendment No. 2953), to ensure that funds for research and development of electric grid energy storage are used efficiently.
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Murkowski (for Inhofe) Amendment No. 2991 (to Amendment No. 2953), to modify provisions relating to brownfields grants.
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Murkowski (for Daines) Amendment No. 3119 (to Amendment No. 2953), to require that the 21st Century Energy Workforce Advisory Board membership also represent cybersecurity.
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Murkowski (for Murphy) Amendment No. 3019 (to Amendment No. 2953), to promote the use of reclaimed refrigerants in Federal facilities.
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Murkowski (for Hirono) Amendment No. 3066 (to Amendment No. 2953), to modify a provision relating to the energy workforce pilot grant program.
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Murkowski (for Udall/Heinrich) Amendment No. 3137 (to Amendment No. 2953), to modify a provision relating to a Secretarial order.
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Murkowski (for Flake) Modified Amendment No. 3056 (to Amendment No. 2953), to include other Federal departments and agencies in an evaluation of potentially duplicative green building programs.
Pages S420–421

Pending:

Murkowski Amendment No. 2953, in the nature of a substitute.
Page S405

Murkowski (for Cassidy/Markey) Amendment No. 2954 (to Amendment No. 2953), to provide for certain increases in, and limitations on, the drawdown and sales of the Strategic Petroleum Reserve.
Page S405

Murkowski Amendment No. 2963 (to Amendment No. 2953), to modify a provision relating to bulk-power system reliability impact statements.
Page S405

A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that it be in order to call up Lee Amendment No. 3023 (to Amendment No. 2953), and Franken Amendment No. 3115 (to Amendment No. 2953); and at 2:30 p.m., on Tuesday, February 2, 2016, Senate vote on or in relation to Lee Amendment No. 3023 (to Amendment No. 2953), and Franken Amendment No. 3115 (to Amendment No. 2953), in the order listed, with no second-degree amendments in order prior to the votes, and a 60 vote affirmative threshold required for adoption; and that the time between 2:15 p.m. and 2:30 p.m., be equally divided in the usual form, and that there be two minutes of debate, equally divided prior to each vote.
Pages S419–420

A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing for further consideration of the bill at approximately 11 a.m., on Tuesday, February 2, 2016.
Page S450


Message from the President: Senate received the following message from the President of the United States:

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Transmitting, pursuant to law, an Agreement on Social Security between the United States and Hungary, consisting of a principal agreement and an administrative agreement; which was referred to the Committee on Finance. (PM–38)
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Nomination Confirmed: Senate confirmed the following nomination:

Ricardo A. Aguilera, of Virginia, to be an Assistant Secretary of the Air Force.
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Nominations Received: Senate received the following nominations:

R. David Harden, of Maryland, to be an Assistant Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development.

Routine lists in the Army and Marine Corps.
Pages S450, S452


Nomination Withdrawn: Senate received notification of withdrawal of the following nomination:

John Morton, of Massachusetts, to be Executive Vice President of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation, which was sent to the Senate on June 16, 2015.
Page S452


Additional Cosponsors:
Pages S424–426


Additional Statements:
Pages S423–424


Amendments Submitted:
Pages S426–427


Privileges of the Floor:
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Adjournment: Senate convened at 3 p.m. and adjourned at 6:41 p.m., until 10 a.m. on Tuesday, February 2, 2016. (For Senate's program, see the remarks of the Acting Majority Leader in today's Record on page S450.)

Committee Meetings

(Committees not listed did not meet)

No committee meetings were held.

House of Representatives

Chamber Action


Public Bills and Resolutions Introduced: 27 public bills, H.R. 4398–4424; and 2 resolutions, H. Con. Res. 109; and H. Res. 593, were introduced.
Pages H430–31


Additional Cosponsors:
Pages H432–34


Reports Filed: Reports were filed today as follows:

H.R. 3382, to amend the Lake Tahoe Restoration Act to enhance recreational opportunities, environmental restoration activities, and forest management activities in the Lake Tahoe Basin, and for other purposes, with an amendment (H. Rept. 114–404, Part 1);

H.R. 677, to amend title 38, United States Code, to provide for annual cost-of-living adjustments to be made automatically by law each year in the rates of disability compensation for veterans with service-connected disabilities and the rates of dependency and indemnity compensation for survivors of certain service-connected disabled veterans, with an amendment (H. Rept. 114–405);

H.R. 2187, to direct the Securities and Exchange Commission to revise its regulations regarding the qualifications of natural persons as accredited investors, with an amendment (H. Rept. 114–406);

H.R. 2209, to require the appropriate Federal banking agencies to treat certain municipal obligations as level 2A liquid assets, and for other purposes (H. Rept. 114–407);

H.R. 3784, to amend the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 to establish an Office of the Advocate for Small Business Capital Formation and a Small Business Capital Formation Advisory Committee, and for other purposes, with an amendment (H. Rept. 114–408);

H.R. 4168, to amend the Small Business Investment Incentive Act of 1980 to require an annual review by the Securities and Exchange Commission of the annual government-business forum on capital formation that is held pursuant to such Act (H. Rept. 114–409);

H.R. 1670, to direct the Architect of the Capitol to place in the United States Capitol a chair honoring American Prisoners of War/Missing in Action (H. Rept. 114–410); and

H. Res. 594, providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 3700) to provide housing opportunities in the United States through modernization of various housing programs, and for other purposes (H. Rept. 114–411).
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Speaker: Read a letter from the Speaker wherein he appointed Representative Emmer (MN) to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
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Recess: The House recessed at 12:01 p.m. and reconvened at 2 p.m.
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Recess: The House recessed at 2:04 p.m. and reconvened at 3:14 p.m.
Pages H377–378


Suspensions: The House agreed to suspend the rules and pass the following measures:
Fair Investment Opportunities for Professional Experts Act: H.R. 2187, amended, to direct the Securities and Exchange Commission to revise its regulations regarding the qualifications of natural persons as accredited investors, by a 2/3 yea-and-nay vote of 347 yeas to 8 nays, Roll No. 46;
Pages H378–379, H401


SEC Small Business Advocate Act: H.R. 3784, amended, to amend the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 to establish an Office of the Advocate for Small Business Capital Formation and a Small Business Capital Formation Advisory Committee;
Pages H379–382


Small Business Capital Formation Enhancement Act: H.R. 4168, to amend the Small Business Investment Incentive Act of 1980 to require an annual review by the Securities and Exchange Commission of the annual government-business forum on capital formation that is held pursuant to such Act, by a 2/3 yea-and-nay vote of 390 yeas to 1 nay, Roll No. 47;
Pages H382–384, H402


Requiring the appropriate Federal banking agencies to treat certain municipal obligations as level 2A liquid assets: H.R. 2209, to require the appropriate Federal banking agencies to treat certain municipal obligations as level 2A liquid assets;
Pages H384–387


International Megan's Law to Prevent Demand for Child Sex Trafficking: Concur in the Senate amendments to H.R. 515, to protect children from exploitation, especially sex trafficking in tourism, by providing advance notice of intended travel by registered child-sex offenders outside the United States to the government of the country of destination, and requesting foreign governments to notify the United States when a known child-sex offender is seeking to enter the United States;
Pages H387–394


Trafficking Prevention in Foreign Affairs Contracting Act: H.R. 400, amended, to require the Secretary of State and the Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development to submit reports on definitions of placement and recruitment fees for purposes of enabling compliance with the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000;
Pages H394–396


Electrify Africa Act: S. 2152, to establish a comprehensive United States Government policy to encourage the efforts of countries in sub-Saharan Africa to develop an appropriate mix of power solutions, including renewable energy, for more broadly distributed electricity access in order to support poverty reduction, promote development outcomes, and drive economic growth; and
Pages H396–H400


Coast Guard Authorization Act: Concur in the Senate amendment to H.R. 4188, to authorize appropriations for the Coast Guard for fiscal years 2016 and 2017.
Pages H402–420


Recess: The House recessed at 5:24 p.m. and reconvened at 6:29 p.m.
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Presidential Message: Read a message from the President wherein he transmitted an Agreement on Social Security between the United States of America and Hungary?referred to the Committee on Ways and Means and ordered to be printed (H. Doc. 114–95).
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Quorum Calls--Votes: Two yea-and-nay votes developed during the proceedings of today and appear on pages H401 and H402. There were no quorum calls.

Adjournment: The House met at 12 noon and adjourned at 8:27 p.m.

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Committee Meetings

HOUSING OPPORTUNITY THROUGH MODERNIZATION ACT OF 2015

Committee on Rules: Full Committee held a hearing on H.R. 3700, the ``Housing Opportunity Through Modernization Act of 2015''. The committee granted, by voice vote, a structured rule for H.R. 3700. The rule provides one hour of general debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Financial Services. The rule waives all points of order against consideration of the bill. The rule makes in order as original text for the purpose of amendment an amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the text of Rules Committee Print 114–42 and provides that it shall be considered as read. The rule waives all points of order against that amendment in the nature of a substitute. The rule makes in order only those further amendments printed in the Rules Committee report. Each such amendment may be offered only in the order printed in the report, may be offered only by a Member designated in the report, shall be considered as read, shall be debatable for the time specified in the report equally divided and controlled by the proponent and an opponent, shall not be subject to amendment, and shall not be subject to a demand for division of the question. The rule waives all points of order against the amendments printed in the report. The rule provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions. Testimony was heard from Representatives Luetkemeyer and Maxine Waters of California.

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BUSINESS MEETING

Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence: Full Committee held a business meeting on Budget Views and Estimates. The Budget Views and Estimates passed.

Joint Meetings



No joint committee meetings were held.

NEW PUBLIC LAWS

(For last listing of Public Laws, see
Daily Digest, p. D25)

S. 142, to require special packaging for liquid nicotine containers. Signed on January 28, 2016. (Public Law 114–116)

S. 1115, to close out expired grants. Signed on January 28, 2016. (Public Law 114–117)

S. 1629, to revise certain authorities of the District of Columbia courts, the Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency for the District of Columbia, and the Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia. Signed on January 28, 2016. (Public Law 114–118)

COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2016

(Committee meetings are open unless otherwise indicated)

Senate

Committee on Armed Services: to hold hearings to examine the implementation of the decision to open all ground combat units to women, 10 a.m., SD–G50.

Committee on Foreign Relations: to receive a closed briefing on Russia, the European Union, and American foreign policy, 5 p.m., SVC–217.

Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs: to hold hearings to examine frontline response to terrorism in America, 10:15 a.m., SD–342.

Committee on the Judiciary: to hold hearings to examine the future of the EB–5 regional center program, 10 a.m., SD–226.

Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition Policy and Consumer Rights, to hold hearings to examine occupational licensing and the state action doctrine, 2 p.m., SD–226.

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

House

Committee on Agriculture, Full Committee, business meeting to consider the Budget Views and Estimates Letter of the Committee on Agriculture for the agencies and programs under the jurisdiction of the Committee for fiscal year 2017, 9:30 a.m., 1300 Longworth.

Subcommittee on Biotechnology, Horticulture and Research, hearing entitled ``Opportunities and Challenges in Direct Marketing--A View from the Field'', 10 a.m., 1300 Longworth.

Committee on Armed Services, Full Committee, hearing entitled ``Afghanistan in 2016: The Evolving Security Situation and U.S. Policy, Strategy, and Posture'', 10 a.m., 2118 Rayburn.

Committee on Education and the Workforce, Full Committee, markup on H.R. 4293, the ``Affordable Retirement Advice Protection Act''; and H.R. 4294, the ``Strengthening Access to Valuable Education and Retirement Support Act of 2015'', 10 a.m., HVC–210.

Committee on Energy and Commerce, Subcommittee on Energy and Power, hearing entitled ``Legislative Hearing on Eight Energy Infrastructure Bills'', 10 a.m., 2123 Rayburn.

Subcommittee on Communications and Technology, hearing entitled ``Status of the Public Safety Broadband Network'', 10:15 a.m., 2322 Rayburn.

Committee on Financial Services, Full Committee, business meeting on Committee's views and estimates on the budget, 10 a.m., 2128 Rayburn.

Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, hearing entitled ``Unsustainable Federal Spending and the Debt Limit'', 2 p.m., 2128 Rayburn.

Committee on Homeland Security, Full Committee, markup on the ``National Strategy to Combat Terrorist Travel Act of 2016''; ``Counterterrorism Advisory Board Act of 2016''; the ``Enhancing Overseas Traveler Vetting Act''; the ``Foreign Fighter Review Act of 2016''; the ``Amplifying Local Efforts to Root out Terror Act of 2016''; the ``Terrorist and Foreign Fighter Travel Exercise Act of 2016''; H.R. 4383, the ``DHS Human Trafficking Prevention Act of 2016''; and the ``DHS Acquisition Documentation Integrity Act of 2016'', 2 p.m., 311 Cannon.

Committee on the Judiciary, Full Committee, hearing entitled ``FISA Amendments Act'', 10 a.m., 2141 Rayburn. This hearing will be closed.

Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet, hearing on H.R. 1057, the ``Promoting Automotive Repair, Trade, and Sales Act of 2015'', 2 p.m., 2141 Rayburn.

Committee on Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Water, Power and Oceans, hearing on H.R. 3070, the ``EEZ Clarification Act''; and H.R. 4245, to exempt importation and exportation of sea urchins and sea cucumbers from licensing requirements under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, 10 a.m., 1324 Longworth.

Subcommittee on Indian, Insular and Alaska Native Affairs, hearing entitled ``The Need for the Establishment of a Puerto Rico Financial Stability and Economic Growth Authority'', 11 a.m., 1334 Longworth.

Full Committee, markup on H.R. 482, the ``Ocmulgee Mounds National Historical Park Boundary Revision Act of 2015''; H.R. 812, the ``Indian Trust Asset Management Demonstration Project Act of 2015''; H.R. 890, to correct the boundaries of the John H. Chafee Coastal Barrier Resources System Unit P16; H.R. 894, to extend the authorization of the Highlands Conservation Act; H.R. 1296, to amend the San Luis Rey Indian Water Rights Settlement Act to clarify certain settlement terms, and for other purposes; H.R. 1475, the ``Korean War Veterans Memorial Wall of Remembrance Act of 2015''; H.R. 1815, the ``Eastern Nevada Land Implementation Improvement Act''; H.R. 2273, to amend the Colorado River Storage Project Act to authorize the use of the active capacity of the Fontenelle Reservoir; H.R. 2538, the ``Lytton Rancheria Homelands Act of 2015''; H.R. 2857, to facilitate the addition of park administration at the Coltsville National Historical Park, and for other purposes; H.R. 2880, the ``Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historical Park Act of 2015''; H.R. 3004, to amend the Gullah/Geechee Cultural Heritage Act to extend the authorization for the Gullah/Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor Commission; H.R. 3036, the ``National 9/11 Memorial at the World Trade Center Act''; H.R. 3079, to take certain Federal land located in Tuolumne County, California, into trust for the benefit of the Tuolumne Band of Me-Wuk Indians, and for other purposes; H.R. 3371, the ``Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park Boundary Adjustment Act of 2015''; H.R. 3342, to provide for stability of title to certain lands in the State of Louisiana, and for other purposes; H.R. 3620, to amend the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area Improvement Act to provide access to certain vehicles serving residents of municipalities adjacent to the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, and for other purposes; and H.R. 4119, to authorize the exchange of certain land located in Gulf Islands National Seashore, Jackson County, Mississippi, between the National Park Service and the Veterans of Foreign Wars, and for other purposes, 4 p.m., 1324 Longworth.

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Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, Full Committee, hearing entitled ``U.S. Department of Education: Investigation of the CIO'', 10 a.m., 2154 Rayburn.

Subcommittee on National Security, hearing entitled ``Seeking Justice for Victims of Palestinian Terrorism in Israel'', 2 p.m., 2154 Rayburn.

Committee on Rules, Full Committee, hearing on H.R. 766, the ``Financial Institution Customer Protection Act of 2015; and H.R. 1675, ``Encouraging Employee Ownership Act of 2015'', 3 p.m., H–313 Capitol.

Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, Full Committee, hearing entitled ``Paris Climate Promise: A Bad Deal for America'', 10 a.m., 2318 Rayburn.

Committee on Small Business, Subcommittee on Economic Growth, Tax and Capital Access, hearing entitled ``SBA Management Review: Oversight of SBA's Entrepreneurial Development Offices'', 11 a.m., 2360 Rayburn.

Committee on Veterans' Affairs, Subcommittee on Health, hearing entitled ``Choice Consolidation: Evaluating Eligibility Requirements for Care in the Community'', 10 a.m., 334 Cannon.

Committee on Ways and Means, Full Committee, hearing entitled ``Reaching America's Potential: Delivering Growth and Opportunity for All Americans'', 10 a.m., 1100 Longworth.

CONGRESSIONAL PROGRAM AHEAD

Week of February 2 through February 5, 2016

Senate Chamber

On Tuesday, Senate will continue consideration of S. 2012, Energy Policy Modernization Act, with votes on or in relation to Lee Amendment No. 3032, and Franken Amendment No. 3115, at 2:30 p.m.

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 Armed Services: February 2, to hold hearings to examine the implementation of the decision to open all ground combat units to women, 10 a.m., SD–G50.

February 3, Full Committee, to hold hearings to examine an independent perspective of United States defense policy in the Asia-Pacific region, 9:30 a.m., SD–G50.

February 3, Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities, to hold closed hearings to examine counterterrorism strategy, focusing on understanding ISIL, 2:30 p.m., SVC–217.

February 4, Full Committee, to hold hearings to examine the situation in Afghanistan, 10 a.m., SD–G50.

Committee on the Budget: February 3, to hold hearings to examine spending on unauthorized programs, 10 a.m., SD–608.

Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation: February 4, Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, Innovation, and the Internet, to hold hearings to examine ensuring intermodal Universal Service Fund support for rural America, 10:30 a.m., SR–253.

Committee on Environment and Public Works: February 3, to hold hearings to examine the Stream Protection Rule, focusing on impacts on the environment and implications for Endangered Species Act and Clean Water Act implementation, 9:30 a.m., SD–406.

Committee on Finance: February 4, to hold hearings to examine the nominations of Mary Katherine Wakefield, of North Dakota, to be Deputy Secretary of Health and Human Services, Andrew LaMont Eanes, of Kansas, to be Deputy Commissioner of Social Security for the term expiring January 19, 2019, and Elizabeth Ann Copeland, of Texas, and Vik Edwin Stoll, of Missouri, both to be a Judge of the United States Tax Court for a term of fifteen years, 10 a.m., SD–215.

Committee on Foreign Relations: February 2, to receive a closed briefing on Russia, the European Union, and American foreign policy, 5 p.m., SVC–217.

February 3, Full Committee, to hold hearings to examine strains on the European Union, focusing on implications for American foreign policy, 10 a.m., SD–419.

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Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs: February 2, to hold hearings to examine frontline response to terrorism in America, 10:15 a.m., SD–342.

February 3, Full Committee, to hold hearings to examine Canada's fast-track refugee plan, focusing on implications for United States national security, 10 a.m., SD–342.

February 4, Full Committee, to hold hearings to examine the nomination of Beth F. Cobert, of California, to be Director of the Office of Personnel Management for a term of four years, 10 a.m., SD–342.

Committee on Indian Affairs: February 3, 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. 1983, to authorize the Pechanga Band of Luiseno Mission Indians Water Rights Settlement; to be immediately followed by an oversight hearing to examine the substandard quality of Indian health care in the Great Plains, 2:15 p.m., SH–216.

Committee on the Judiciary: February 2, to hold hearings to examine the future of the EB–5 regional center program, 10 a.m., SD–226.

February 2, Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition Policy and Consumer Rights, to hold hearings to examine occupational licensing and the state action doctrine, 2 p.m., SD–226.

February 3, Full Committee, to hold hearings to examine the need for transparency in the asbestos trusts, 10 a.m., SD–226.

February 4, 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. 483, to improve enforcement efforts related to prescription drug diversion and abuse, and S. 524, to authorize the Attorney General to award grants to address the national epidemics of prescription opioid abuse and heroin use, 10:30 a.m., SD–226.

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

February 4, Full Committee, to hold closed hearings to examine certain intelligence matters, 2:30 p.m., SH–219.

House Committees

Committee on Agriculture, February 3, Subcommittee on Nutrition, hearing to review incentive programs aimed at increasing low-income families' purchasing power for fruits and vegetables, 10 a.m., 1300 Longworth.

Committee on Appropriations, February 3, Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs, oversight hearing on Assistance to Combat Wildlife Trafficking, 10:30 a.m., H–140 Capitol.

Committee on Armed Services, February 3, Full Committee, hearing entitled ``Acquisition Reform: Starting Programs Well'', 10 a.m., 2118 Rayburn.

February 3, Subcommittee on Military Personnel, hearing entitled ``Military Treatment Facilities'', 2 p.m., 2212 Rayburn.

February 3, Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities, hearing entitled ``Outside Views on Biodefense for the Department of Defense'', 3:30 p.m., 2118 Rayburn.

February 4, Subcommittee on Tactical Air and Land Forces, hearing entitled ``Naval Strike Fighters: Issues and Concerns'', 10:30 a.m., 2118 Rayburn.

Committee on the Budget, February 3, Full Committee, hearing entitled ``Members' Day'', 10 a.m., 210 Cannon.

February 4, Full Committee, hearing entitled ``The Congressional Budget Office's Budget and Economic Outlook'', 9:30 a.m., 210 Cannon.

Committee on Education and the Workforce, February 3, Full Committee, hearing entitled ``Expanding Educational Opportunity Through School Choice'', 10 a.m., HVC–210.

Committee on Financial Services, February 3, Task Force to Investigate Terrorism Financing, hearing entitled ``Trading with the Enemy: Trade-Based Money Laundering is the Growth Industry in Terror Finance'', 10 a.m., 2128 Rayburn.

Committee on Foreign Affairs, February 3, Subcommittee on Europe, Eurasia, and Emerging Threats, hearing entitled ``Turkey: Political Trends in 2016'', 2 p.m., 2172 Rayburn.

Committee on Homeland Security, February 3, Full Committee, hearing entitled ``Crisis of Confidence: Preventing Terrorist Infiltration through U.S. Refugee and Visa Programs'', 10 a.m., 311 Cannon.

Committee on the Judiciary, February 3, Full Committee, markup on H.R. 3624, the ``Fraudulent Joinder Prevention Act''; and a resolution establishing the House Committee on the Judiciary Executive Overreach Task Force; and Budget Views and Estimates for FY 2017, 10:15 a.m., 2141 Rayburn.

February 4, Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security, hearing entitled ``Another Surge of Illegal Immigrants Along the Southwest Border: Is this the Obama Administration's New Normal?'', 9 a.m., 2141 Rayburn.

Committee on Natural Resources, February 3, Full Committee, markup on H.R. 482, the ``Ocmulgee Mounds National Historical Park Boundary Revision Act of 2015''; H.R. 812, the ``Indian Trust Asset Management Demonstration Project Act of 2015''; H.R. 890, to correct the boundaries of the John H. Chafee Coastal Barrier Resources System Unit P16; H.R. 894, to extend the authorization of the Highlands Conservation Act; H.R. 1296, to amend the San Luis Rey Indian Water Rights Settlement Act to clarify certain settlement terms, and for other purposes; H.R. 1475, the ``Korean War Veterans Memorial Wall of Remembrance Act of 2015''; H.R. 1815, the ``Eastern Nevada Land Implementation Improvement Act''; H.R. 2273, to amend the Colorado River Storage Project Act to authorize the use of the active capacity of the Fontenelle Reservoir; H.R. 2538, the ``Lytton Rancheria Homelands Act of 2015''; H.R. 2857, to facilitate the addition of park administration at the Coltsville National Historical Park, and for other purposes; H.R. 2880, the ``Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historical Park Act of 2015''; H.R. 3004, to amend the Gullah/Geechee Cultural Heritage Act to extend the authorization for the Gullah/Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor Commission; H.R. 3036, the ``National 9/11 Memorial at the World Trade Center Act''; H.R. 3079, to take certain Federal land located in Tuolumne County, California, into trust for the benefit of the Tuolumne Band of Me-Wuk Indians, and for other purposes; H.R. 3371, the ``Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park Boundary Adjustment Act of 2015''; H.R. 3342, to provide for stability of title to certain lands in the State of Louisiana, and for other purposes; H.R. 3620, to amend the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area Improvement Act to provide access to certain vehicles serving residents of municipalities adjacent to the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, and for other purposes; and H.R. 4119, to authorize the exchange of certain land located in Gulf Islands National Seashore, Jackson County, Mississippi, between the National Park Service and the Veterans of Foreign Wars, and for other purposes (continued), 10 a.m., 1324 Longworth.

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Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, February 3, Full Committee, hearing entitled ``Examining Federal Administration of the Safe Drinking Water Act in Flint, Michigan'', 9 a.m., 2154 Rayburn.

February 3, Subcommittee on Transportation and Public Assets, hearing entitled ``Securing Our Skies: Oversight of Aviation Credentials'', 1 p.m., 2154 Rayburn.

February 4, Full Committee, hearing entitled ``Developments in the Prescription Drug Market: Oversight'', 9 a.m., 2154 Rayburn.

Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, February 3, Subcommittee on Space, hearing entitled ``Charting a Course: Expert Perspectives on NASA's Human Exploration Proposals'', 10 a.m., 2318 Rayburn.

February 4, Subcommittee on Research and Technology; and Subcommittee on Oversight, joint hearing entitled ``A Review of Recommendations for NSF Project Management Reform'', 9:30 a.m., 2318 Rayburn.

Committee on Small Business, February 3, Subcommittee on Contracting and the Workforce, hearing entitled ``SBA Management Review: Office of Government Contracts and Business Development'', 3 p.m., 2360 Rayburn.

February 4, Full Committee, markup on Views and Estimates on the President's FY 2017 Budget for the Small Business Administration, 9 a.m., 2360 Rayburn.

Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, February 3, Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation, hearing entitled ``The Status of Coast Guard Cutter Acquisition Programs'', 10 a.m., 2167 Rayburn.

Committee on Veterans' Affairs, February 3, Full Committee, hearing entitled ``Lost Opportunities for Veterans: An Examination of VA's Technology Transfer Program'', 10:30 a.m., 334 Cannon.

Committee on Ways and Means, February 3, Full Committee, markup on Views and Estimates on the Fiscal Year 2017 Federal Budget; and H.R. 4294, ``SAVERS Act of 2015'', 10 a.m., 1100 Longworth.

Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, February 4, Full Committee, business meeting on consideration of a Committee Report, 9 a.m., HVC–304. This meeting may close. February 1, 2016* These figures include all measures reported, even if there was no accompanying report. A total of 6 written reports have been filed in the Senate, 18 reports have been filed in the House.

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Résumé of Congressional Activity

SECOND 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 4 through January 31, 2016

SenateHouseTotal

Days in session

1110
. .

Time in session

44 hrs., 2144 hrs., 42
. .

Congressional Record:

Pages of proceedings

404376
. .

Extensions of Remarks

. .70
. .

Public bills enacted into law

3. .
3

Private bills enacted into law

. .. .
. .

Bills in conference

11
. .

Measures passed, total

1023
33

Senate bills

23
. .

House bills

. .11
. .

Senate joint resolutions

. .1
. .

House joint resolutions

. .. .
. .

Senate concurrent resolutions

2. .
. .

House concurrent resolutions

11
. .

Simple resolutions

57
. .

Measures reported, total

*8*18
26

Senate bills

5. .
. .

House bills

214
. .

Senate joint resolutions

. .. .
. .

House joint resolutions

. .. .
. .

Senate concurrent resolutions

. .. .
. .

House concurrent resolutions

. .. .
. .

Simple resolutions

14
. .

Special reports

. .. .
. .

Conference reports

. .. .
. .

Measures pending on calendar

22011
. .

Measures introduced, total

51108
159

Bills

3785
. .

Joint resolutions

12
. .

Concurrent resolutions

33
. .

Simple resolutions

1018
. .

Quorum calls

. .1
. .

Yea-and-nay votes

910
. .

Recorded votes

. .34
. .

Bills vetoed

11
. .

Vetoes overridden

. .. .
. .

    DISPOSITION OF EXECUTIVE NOMINATIONS

January 4 through January 31, 2016

Civilian nominations, totaling 195 (including 181 nominations carried over from the First Session), disposed of as follows:

Confirmed

4

Unconfirmed

189

Withdrawn

2

Other Civilian nominations, totaling 319 (including 97 nominations carried over from the First Session), disposed of as follows:

Unconfirmed

319

Air Force nominations, totaling 809 (including 181 nominations carried over from the First Session), disposed of as follows:

Confirmed

716

Unconfirmed

93

Army nominations, totaling 1,959 (including 1,740 nominations carried over from the First Session), disposed of as follows:

Confirmed

1,749

Unconfirmed

210

Navy nominations, totaling 12 (including 5 nominations carried over from the First Session), disposed of as follows:

Confirmed

5

Unconfirmed

7

Marine Corps nominations, totaling 893 (including 3 nominations carried over from the First Session), disposed of as follows:

Confirmed

708

Unconfirmed

185

Summary

Total nominations carried over from the First Session

2,207

Total nominations received this Session

1,980

Total confirmed

3,182

Total unconfirmed

1,003

Total withdrawn

2

Total returned to the White House

0
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Next Meeting of the
SENATE

10 a.m., Tuesday, February 2

Senate Chamber

Program for Tuesday: After the transaction of any morning business (not to extend beyond 11 a.m.), Senate will continue consideration of S. 2012, Energy Policy Modernization Act, with votes on or in relation to Lee Amendment No. 3032, and Franken Amendment No. 3115, at 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

10 a.m., Tuesday, February 2

House Chamber

Program for Tuesday: Consideration of H.R. 3700--Housing Opportunity Through Modernization Act of 2015 (Subject to a Rule). Complete consideration of H.R. 3662--Iran Terror Finance Transparency Act. Consideration of the Veto Message on H.R. 3762--Restoring Americans' Healthcare Freedom Reconciliation Act of 2015.

Extensions of Remarks, as inserted in this issue








HOUSE


Blum, Rod, Iowa, E72

Bordallo, Madeleine Z., Guam, E75, E78, E80, E82

Boustany, Charles W., Jr., La., E72

Buck, Ken, Colo., E85

Byrne, Bradley, Ala., E76

Calvert, Ken, Calif., E86

Coffman, Mike, Colo., E77, E83

Cohen, Steve, Tenn., E86

Conaway, K. Michael, Tex., E73

Connolly, Gerald E., Va., E84

Cook, Paul, Calif., E77, E79, E83

Cuellar, Henry, Tex., E87

DeSaulnier, Mark, Calif., E71

Denham, Jeff, Calif., E78

Deutch, Theodore E., Fla., E71, E77, E78

Gohmert, Louie, Tex., E85

Hunter, Duncan, Calif., E84

Jackson Lee, Sheila, Tex., E87

Johnson, Eddie Bernice, Tex., E77, E84

LaHood, Darin, Ill., E86

Lee, Barbara, Calif., E73, E74

Lofgren, Zoe, Calif., E87

Long, Billy, Mo., E82

Lujan Grisham, Michelle, N.M., E71, E79, E81

MacArthur, Thomas, N.J., E83

Marchant, Kenny, Tex., E79

Miller, Jeff, Fla., E73, E74, E75

Norton, Eleanor Holmes, The District of Columbia, E81, E83

Olson, Pete, Tex., E85, E86, E87, E87, E87

Reed, Tom, N.Y., E74, E77

Renacci, James B., Ohio, E82

Rogers, Harold, Ky., E79

Ros-Lehtinen, Ileana, Fla., E83

Ryan, Tim, Ohio, E72

Shuster, Bill, Pa., E76

Sinema, Kyrsten, Ariz., E85

Smith, Jason, Mo., E75, E82

Thornberry, Mac, Tex., E76

Vargas, Juan, Calif., E81

Veasey, Marc A., Tex., E84

Visclosky, Peter J., Ind., E73

Webster, Daniel, Fla., E85

Wilson, Joe, S.C., E80

Yarmuth, John A., Ky., E71, E72

Young, Todd C., Ind., E81

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