Daily Digest

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Daily Digest

HIGHLIGHTS

    Senate passed H.R. 2028, Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, as amended.

Senate

Chamber Action

Routine Proceedings, pages S2715–S2795

Measures Introduced: Eight bills and five resolutions were introduced, as follows: S. 2923–2930, S. Res. 461–464, and S. Con. Res. 37.
Pages S2748–49

Measures Reported:

Special Report entitled ``Revised Allocation to Subcommittees of Budget Totals For Fiscal Year 2017''. (S. Rept. No. 114–253)

S. 2348, to implement the use of Rapid DNA instruments to inform decisions about pretrial release or detention and their conditions, to solve and prevent violent crimes and other crimes, to exonerate the innocent, to prevent DNA analysis backlogs, with amendments.

S. 2577, to protect crime victims' rights, to eliminate the substantial backlog of DNA and other forensic evidence samples to improve and expand the forensic science testing capacity of Federal, State, and local crime laboratories, to increase research and development of new testing technologies, to develop new training programs regarding the collection and use of forensic evidence, to provide post-conviction testing of DNA evidence to exonerate the innocent, to support accreditation efforts of forensic science laboratories and medical examiner offices, to address training and equipment needs, to improve the performance of counsel in State capital cases, with amendments.

S. 2840, to amend the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 to authorize COPS grantees to use grant funds for active shooter training.
Page S2748

Measures Passed:

Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act: By 90 yeas to 8 nays (Vote No. 71), Senate passed H.R. 2028, making appropriations for energy and water development and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2016, after taking action on the following amendments proposed thereto:
Pages S2721–31

Adopted:

Alexander (for Flake/McCain) Amendment No. 3876 (to Amendment No. 3801), to require that certain funds are used for the review and revision of certain operational documents.
Pages S2721, S2730

Alexander/Feinstein Amendment No. 3801, in the nature of a substitute.
Pages S2721, S2730–31

A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that the motion to invoke cloture on the bill, be withdrawn.
Page S2726

A unanimous-consent request was granted permitting Senator Donnelly to change his yea vote to a nay vote on Vote No. 70 (rejected on May 11, 2016), changing the outcome of the vote to 51 yeas to 48 nays relative to Alexander (for Fischer) Amendment No. 3888 (to Amendment No. 3801). (A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that the amendment, having failed to achieve 60 affirmative votes, was not agreed to.)
Page S2722


Condemning the Terrorist Attacks in Brussels: Senate agreed to S. Res. 442, condemning the terrorist attacks in Brussels and honoring the memory of the United States citizens murdered in those attacks, and offering thoughts and prayers for all the victims, condolences to their families, resolve to support the Belgian people, and the pledge to defend democracy and stand in solidarity with the country of Belgium and all our allies in the face of continuing terrorist attacks on freedom and liberty.
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195th Anniversary of the Independence of Greece: Senate agreed to S. Res. 394, recognizing the 195th anniversary of the independence of Greece and celebrating democracy in Greece and the United States.
Page S2794


Honoring the Memory of Omaha Police Officer Kerrie Orozco: Senate agreed to S. Res. 463, honoring the memory and service of Omaha Police Officer Kerrie Orozco.
Page S2794


75th Anniversary of the Alaska State Troopers: Senate agreed to S. Res. 464, commemorating the 75th anniversary of the Alaska State Troopers.
Page S2795

Measures Considered:

Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act--Agreement: Senate resumed consideration of H.R. 2577, making appropriations for the Departments of Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2016, taking action on the following amendments proposed thereto:
Pages S2732–37

Withdrawn:

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Collins/Reed Amendment No. 2812, in the nature of a substitute.
Page S2733

Collins/Reed Amendment No. 2813 (to Amendment No. 2812), to make a technical amendment.
Page S2733

Pending:

Collins Amendment No. 3896, in the nature of a substitute.
Page S2733

McConnell (for Lee) Amendment No. 3897 (to Amendment No. 3896), to prohibit the use of funds to carry out a rule and notice of the Department of Housing and Urban Development.
Page S2733

McConnell (for Nelson/Rubio) Amendment No. 3898 (to Amendment No. 3896), making supplemental appropriations for fiscal year 2016 to respond to Zika virus.
Page S2733

McConnell (for Cornyn/Johnson) Amendment No. 3899 (to Amendment No. 3896), making emergency supplemental appropriations for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2016.
Page S2733

McConnell (for Blunt) Amendment No. 3900 (to Amendment No. 3896), Zika response and preparedness.
Page S2733

A motion was entered to close further debate on McConnell (for Nelson/Rubio) Amendment No. 3898 (to Amendment No. 3896) (listed above), and, in accordance with the provisions of rule XXII of the Standing Rules of the Senate, a vote on cloture will occur on Tuesday, May 17, 2016.
Page S2733

A motion was entered to close further debate on McConnell (for Cornyn/Johnson) Amendment No. 3899 (to Amendment No. 3896) (listed above), 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 (for Nelson/Rubio) Amendment No. 3898 (to Amendment No. 3896).
Page S2733

A motion was entered to close further debate on McConnell (for Blunt) Amendment No. 3900 (to Amendment No. 3896), 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 (for Cornyn/Johnson) Amendment No. 3899 (to Amendment No. 3896).
Page S2733

A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that Collins Amendment No. 3896 (listed above) contain the text of S. 2844, making appropriations for the Departments of Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2017, and S. 2806, making appropriations for military construction, the Department of Veterans Affairs, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2017, as reported by the Appropriations Committee, with a technical citation correction in section 237 of S. 2844; that Collins Amendment No. 3896, be considered an Appropriations Committee amendment for the purpose of rule XVI, and that H.R. 2577 serve as the basis for defense of germaneness under rule XVI for the division of the substitute that contains S. 2844, and that H.R. 4974, making appropriations for military construction, the Department of Veterans Affairs, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2017, as reported by the House Appropriations Committee, serve as the basis for defense of germaneness under rule XVI for the division of the substitute that contains S. 2806; and that floor amendments be drafted to one of the two divisions and use the corresponding House text for defense of germaneness and that rule XVI discipline apply during consideration of this measure.
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House Messages:

Federal Water Pollution Control Act: Senate concurred in the House of Representatives amendment to S. 1523, to amend the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to reauthorize the National Estuary Program.
Page S2794


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

Transmitting, pursuant to law, a report on the continuation of the national emergency that was originally declared in Executive Order 13611 of May 16, 2012, with respect to Yemen; which was referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs. (PM–47)
Page S2747


Xinis Nomination--Agreement: A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that at 4:30 p.m., on Monday, May 16, 2016, Senate begin consideration of the nomination of Paula Xinis, of Maryland, to be United States District Judge for the District of Maryland, as under the previous order of Wednesday, May 11, 2016.
Page S2795


Messages from the House:
Pages S2747–48


Measures Referred:
Page S2748


Additional Cosponsors:
Pages S2749–50


Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:
Pages S2750–53


Additional Statements:
Pages S2744–47


Amendments Submitted:
Pages S2753–94


Authorities for Committees to Meet:
Page S2794


Privileges of the Floor:
Page S2794


Record Votes: One record vote was taken today. (Total--71)
Pages S2730–31


Adjournment: Senate convened at 9:30 a.m. and adjourned at 6:05 p.m., until 2 p.m. on Monday, May 16, 2016. (For Senate's program, see the remarks of the Acting Majority Leader in today's Record on page S2795.)

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Committee Meetings

(Committees not listed did not meet)

AUTHORIZATION: DEFENSE

Committee on Armed Services: Committee ordered favorably reported an original bill entitled, ``National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017''.

NOMINATION

Committee on Energy and Natural Resources: Committee concluded a hearing to examine the nomination of Susan Faye Beard, of Maryland, to be Inspector General of the Department of Energy, after the nominee testified and answered questions in her own behalf.

AMERICA'S ROLE IN THE WORLD

Committee on Foreign Relations: Committee concluded a hearing to examine America's role in the world, after receiving testimony from James A. Baker, III, former Secretary of State, Houston, Texas; and Thomas E. Donilon, former National Security Advisor, Council on Foreign Relations, Washington, D.C.

DUE PROCESS IN ADMINISTRATIVE HEARINGS

Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs: Subcommittee on Regulatory Affairs and Federal Management concluded a hearing to examine due process in administrative hearings, after receiving testimony from Theresa Gruber, Deputy Commissioner for Disability Adjudication and Review, Social Security Administration; Joseph Kennedy, Associate Director, Human Resources Solutions, Office of Personnel Management; and Marilyn Zahm, Association of Administrative Law Judges, Buffalo, New York.

BUSINESS MEETING

Committee on the Judiciary: Committee ordered favorably reported the following business items:

S. 2348, to implement the use of Rapid DNA instruments to inform decisions about pretrial release or detention and their conditions, to solve and prevent violent crimes and other crimes, to exonerate the innocent, to prevent DNA analysis backlogs, with amendments;

S. 2577, to protect crime victims' rights, to eliminate the substantial backlog of DNA and other forensic evidence samples to improve and expand the forensic science testing capacity of Federal, State, and local crime laboratories, to increase research and development of new testing technologies, to develop new training programs regarding the collection and use of forensic evidence, to provide post-conviction testing of DNA evidence to exonerate the innocent, to support accreditation efforts of forensic science laboratories and medical examiner offices, to address training and equipment needs, to improve the performance of counsel in State capital cases, with amendments; and

S. 2840, to amend the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 to authorize COPS grantees to use grant funds for active shooter training.

BUSINESS MEETING

Committee on Veterans' Affairs: Committee ordered favorably reported S. 2921, to amend title 38, United States Code, to improve the accountability of employees of the Department of Veterans Affairs, to improve health care and benefits for veterans.

INTELLIGENCE

Select Committee on Intelligence: Committee held closed hearings on intelligence matters, receiving testimony from officials of the intelligence community.

Committee recessed subject to the call.

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House of Representatives

Chamber Action


Public Bills and Resolutions Introduced: 20 public bills, H.R. 5203–5222; and 3 resolutions, H. Res. 726–728 were introduced.
Pages H2340–42


Additional Cosponsors:
Pages H2342–43


Reports Filed: Reports were filed today as follows:

H. Res. 725, providing for consideration of the bill (S. 524) to authorize the Attorney General to award grants to address the national epidemics of prescription opioid abuse and heroin use (H. Rept. 114–564); and

Supplemental Report on H.R. 4909, to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2017 for military activities of the Department of Defense and for military construction, to prescribe military personnel strengths for such fiscal year, and for other purposes (H. Rept. 114–537, Part 2).
Page H2340


Speaker: Read a letter from the Speaker wherein he appointed Representative Webster (FL) to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
Page H2285


Recess: The House recessed at 11:02 a.m. and reconvened at 12 noon.
Page H2291


Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Reduction Act of 2016: The House passed H.R. 5046, to amend the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 to authorize the Attorney General to make grants to assist State and local governments in addressing the national epidemic of opioid abuse, by a yea-and-nay vote of 413 yeas to 5 nays, Roll No. 187.
Pages H2296–H2317

Pursuant to the Rule, an amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the text of Rules Committee Print 114–52 shall be considered as an original bill for the purpose of amendment under the five-minute rule.
Page H2303

Agreed to:

Donovan amendment (No. 1 printed in part B of H. Rept. 114–551) that amends the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act to include substance abuse treatment programs that provide alternatives to incarceration for pregnant women as eligible for family-based substance abuse treatment grants;
Pages H2304–05

Danny K. Davis (IL) amendment (No. 2 printed in part B of H. Rept. 114–551) that clarifies that grants addressing treatment alternatives to incarceration may include a focus on parents whose incarceration could result in their children entering foster care;
Page H2305

DelBene amendment (No. 3 printed in part B of H. Rept. 114–551) that clarifies that treatment alternative to incarceration programs may include community-based substance use diversion programs sponsored by a law enforcement agency;
Pages H2306–07

DeSaulnier amendment (No. 4 printed in part B of H. Rept. 114–551) that clarifies that grants under this act can be used for multi-state interoperable prescription drug monitoring programs;
Pages H2307–08

Bishop (MI) amendment (No. 5 printed in part B of H. Rept. 114–551) that adds an ``allowable use'' within the grant program established under the bill to develop, implement, or expand the use of programs that utilize secure containers for prescription drugs;
Pages H2308–09

Guinta amendment (No. 6 printed in part B of H. Rept. 114–551) that adds treatment and recovery to the list of allowable uses in H.R. 5046;
Pages H2309–10

Rothfus amendment (No. 7 printed in part B of H. Rept. 114–551) that expands the list of eligible grant uses for the Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Grant Program to include efforts to develop, implement, or expand a program to prevent and address opioid abuse by veterans;
Pages H2310–11

Keating amendment (No. 8 printed in part B of H. Rept. 114–551) that adds drug take-back programs to the list of authorized uses for amounts made available under Section 3021(a) of the Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Grant Program;
Pages H2311–12

Israel amendment (No. 10 printed in part B of H. Rept. 114–551) that directs the Attorney General, when awarding grants, to also consider community need based on prevalence of opioid abuse and related deaths; and
Pages H2313–14

Clark (MA) amendment (No. 11 printed in part B of H. Rept. 114–551) that directs the GAO to study and report on Department of Justice programs and research relative to substance use and substance use disorders among adolescents and young adults.
Pages H2314–15

Rejected:

Lynch amendment (No. 9 printed in part B of H. Rept. 114–551) that sought to provide that grant funding can be used to develop, implement or expand a program to ensure the security of opioids in medical facilities (by a recorded vote of 190 ayes to 225 noes, Roll No. 186).
Pages H2312–13, H2315–16

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H. Res. 720, the rule providing for consideration of the bills (H.R. 4641) and (H.R. 5046) was agreed to yesterday, May 11th.

National Council on Disability--Appointment: Read a letter from Representative Pelosi, Minority Leader, in which she appointed the following individual to the National Council on Disability: Mr. James T. Brett of Massachusetts.
Page H2315


Recess: The House recessed at 3:01 p.m. and reconvened at 3:40 p.m.
Page H2315


Suspensions--Proceedings Resumed: The House agreed to suspend the rules and pass the following measures which were debated on Wednesday, May 11th:
Veteran Emergency Medical Technician Support Act: H.R. 1818, amended, to amend the Public Health Service Act to provide grants to States to streamline State requirements and procedures for veterans with military emergency medical training to become civilian emergency medical technicians, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 415 yeas to 1 nay, Roll No. 188; and
Page H2317


Lali's Law: H.R. 4586, amended, to amend the Public Health Service Act to authorize grants to States for developing standing orders and educating health care professionals regarding the dispensing of opioid overdose reversal medication without person-specific prescriptions, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 415 yeas to 4 nays, Roll No. 189.
Pages H2317–18


Supplemental Report: Agreed by unanimous consent that the Committee on Armed Services be authorized to file a supplemental report on H.R. 4909, National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017.
Page H2318


Presidential Message: Read a message from the President wherein he notified Congress that the national emergency declared in Executive Order 13611 with respect to Yemen is to continue in effect beyond May 16, 2016--referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs and ordered to be printed (H. Doc. 114–134).
Page H2296


Senate Message: Message received from the Senate by the Clerk and subsequently presented to the House today appears on page H2315.

Quorum Calls--Votes: Three yea-and-nay votes and one recorded vote developed during the proceedings of today and appear on pages H2315–16, H2316–17, H2317 and H2318. There were no quorum calls.

Adjournment: The House met at 10 a.m. and adjourned at 6:54 p.m.

Committee Meetings

THE PAST, PRESENT, AND FUTURE OF SNAP: THE RETAILER PERSPECTIVE

Committee on Agriculture: Full Committee held a hearing entitled ``The Past, Present, and Future of SNAP: The Retailer Perspective''. Testimony was heard from public witnesses.

MISCELLANEOUS MEASURES

Committee on Energy and Commerce: Subcommittee on Energy and Power concluded a markup on H.R. 4775, the ``Ozone Standards Implementation Act of 2016''; and H.R. 4979, the ``Advanced Nuclear Technology Development Act of 2016''. H.R. 4775 and H.R. 4979 were forwarded to the full committee, without amendment.

THE FUTURE OF HOUSING IN AMERICA: A COMPARISON OF THE UNITED KINGDOM AND UNITED STATES MODELS FOR AFFORDABLE HOUSING

Committee on Financial Services: Subcommittee on Housing and Insurance held a hearing entitled ``The Future of Housing in America: A Comparison of the United Kingdom and United States Models for Affordable Housing''. Testimony was heard from public witnesses.

TERRORISM, MISSILES AND CORRUPTION: THE RISKS OF ECONOMIC ENGAGEMENT WITH IRAN

Committee on Foreign Affairs: Full Committee held a hearing entitled ``Terrorism, Missiles and Corruption: The Risks of Economic Engagement with Iran''. Testimony was heard from public witnesses.

FOLLOWING THE MONEY: EXAMINING CURRENT TERRORIST FINANCING TRENDS AND THE THREAT TO THE HOMELAND

Committee on Homeland Security: Subcommittee on Counterterrorism and Intelligence held a hearing entitled ``Following the Money: Examining Current Terrorist Financing Trends and the Threat to the Homeland''. Testimony was heard from public witnesses.

EXECUTIVE OVERREACH IN FOREIGN AFFAIRS

Committee on the Judiciary: Task Force on Executive Overreach held a hearing entitled ``Executive Overreach in Foreign Affairs''. Testimony was heard from public witnesses.

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LEGISLATIVE MEASURES

Committee on Natural Resources: Subcommittee on Federal Lands held a hearing on H.R. 3565, the ``California Coastal National Monument Expansion Act''; H.R. 3839, the ``Black Hills National Cemetery Boundary Expansion Act''; H.R. 4233, to eliminate an unused lighthouse reservation, provide management consistency by incorporating the rocks and small islands along the coast of Orange County, California, into the California Coastal National Monument managed by the Bureau of Land Management, and meet the original Congressional intent of preserving Orange County's rocks and small islands, and for other purposes; and H.R. 5132, to adjust the eastern boundary of the Whychus-Deschutes Wilderness Study Area in the State of Oregon to facilitate fire prevention and response activities to protect adjacent private property, and for other purposes. Testimony was heard from Representatives Capps; Rohrabacher; and Noem; Abbie Jossie, Acting Assistant Director, National Landscape Conservation System and Community Partnerships, Bureau of Land Management; and a public witness.

LOCAL AND STATE PERSPECTIVES ON BLM'S DRAFT PLANNING 2.0 RULE

Committee on Natural Resources: Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations held a hearing entitled ``Local and State Perspectives on BLM's Draft Planning 2.0 Rule''. Testimony was heard from Jim French, Commissioner, Humboldt County, Nevada; and public witnesses.

EXAMINING MANAGEMENT PRACTICES AND MISCONDUCT AT TSA: PART II

Committee on Oversight and Government Reform: Full Committee held a hearing entitled ``Examining Management Practices and Misconduct at TSA: Part II''. Testimony was heard from Peter Neffenger, Administrator, Transportation Security Administration; and John Roth, Inspector General, Department of Homeland Security.

D.C. HOME RULE: EXAMINING THE INTENT OF CONGRESS IN THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA HOME RULE ACT OF 1973

Committee on Oversight and Government Reform: Subcommittee on Government Operations held a hearing entitled ``D.C. Home Rule: Examining the Intent of Congress in the District of Columbia Home Rule Act of 1973''. Testimony was heard from Edda Emmanuelli Perez, Managing Associate General Counsel, Office of General Counsel, Government Accountability Office; Philip H. Mendelson, Chairman, Council of the District of Columbia; and public witnesses.

COMPREHENSIVE ADDICTION AND RECOVERY ACT OF 2016

Committee on Rules: Full Committee held a hearing on S. 524, the ``Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act of 2016''. The committee granted, by voice vote, a closed rule for S. 524. The rule provides one hour of debate equally divided among and controlled by the chairs and ranking minority members of the Committee on Energy and Commerce and the Committee on the Judiciary. The rule waives all points of order against consideration of the bill. The rule provides that the amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the respective texts of the bills specified in the resolution shall be considered as adopted, and the bill, as amended, shall be considered as read. The rule waives all points of order against provisions in the bill, as amended. The rule provides one motion to commit with or without instructions. Additionally, the rule directs the Clerk to, in forming the amendment in the nature of a substitute, assign appropriate designations, conform cross-references and provisions for short titles, and authorizes the Clerk to make technical and conforming changes. The rule provides that upon passage of S. 524, the title of such bill is amended as specified in the resolution. Finally, the rule provides that if S. 524 is passed, then it shall be in order for the chair of the Committee on Energy and Commerce or his designee to move that the House insist on its amendments to S. 524 and request a conference with the Senate thereon.

FDIC DATA BREACHES: CAN AMERICANS TRUST THAT THEIR PRIVATE BANKING INFORMATION IS SECURE?

Committee on Science, Space, and Technology: Subcommittee on Oversight held a hearing entitled ``FDIC Data Breaches: Can Americans Trust that Their Private Banking Information Is Secure?''. Testimony was heard from Lawrence Gross, Jr., Chief Information Officer and Chief Privacy Officer, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation; and Fred W. Gibson, Acting Inspector General, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation.

THE NEW FACES OF AMERICAN MANUFACTURING

Committee on Small Business: Full Committee held a hearing entitled ``The New Faces of American Manufacturing''. Testimony was heard from public witnesses.

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CONTROLLING THE RISING COST OF FEDERAL RESPONSES TO DISASTER

Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure: Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings, and Emergency Management held a hearing entitled ``Controlling the Rising Cost of Federal Responses to Disaster''. Testimony was heard from Representative Curbelo of Florida; Joseph L. Nimmich, Deputy Administrator, Federal Emergency Management Agency; and public witnesses.

COMBATING THE CRISIS: EVALUATING EFFORTS TO PREVENT VETERAN SUICIDE

Committee on Veterans' Affairs: Full Committee held a hearing entitled ``Combating the Crisis: Evaluating Efforts to Prevent Veteran Suicide''. Testimony was heard from Maureen McCarthy, M.D., Assistant Deputy Under Secretary for Health for Patient Care Services, Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs; and public witnesses.

MEMBER PROPOSALS FOR IMPROVEMENTS TO THE U.S. TAX SYSTEM

Committee on Ways and Means: Subcommittee on Tax Policy held a hearing on Member proposals for improvements to the U.S. tax system. Testimony was heard from Representatives Danny K. Davis of Illinois, Jenkins of Kansas, Sam Johnson of Texas, Roskam, Becerra, Buchanan, Rice of South Carolina, Rouzer, Dold, Eshoo, Meehan, Poe of Texas, Buck, Cartwright, Harris, Bishop of Utah, Rodney Davis of Illinois, Ellison, Peters, Rohrabacher, Brat, DeFazio, DesJarlais, Fleming, Hultgren, Barr, Cramer, Salmon, Scalise, Sewell of Alabama, Coffman, Emmer of Minnesota, Schakowsky, and Paulsen.

BUSINESS MEETING

Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence: Full Committee held a business meeting to consider access requests. Three access request votes were taken and all three passed as well as a vote on the release of a Committee document to the NSA. This meeting was closed.

Joint Meetings

No joint committee meetings were held.

NEW PUBLIC LAWS

(For last listing of Public Laws, see Daily Digest, p. D480)

S. 1890, to amend chapter 90 of title 18, United States Code, to provide Federal jurisdiction for the theft of trade secrets. Signed on May 11, 2016. (Public Law 114–153)

COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR FRIDAY,

MAY 13, 2016

(Committee meetings are open unless otherwise indicated)

Senate

No meetings/hearings scheduled.

House

Committee on Energy and Commerce, Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, hearing entitled ``Concussions in Youth Sports: Evaluating Prevention and Research'', 9:30 a.m., 2123 Rayburn.

Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, Subcommittee on Government Operations; and Subcommittee on National Security, joint hearing entitled ``Incorporating Social Media into Federal Background Investigations'', 9 a.m., 2154 Rayburn.

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Next Meeting of the
SENATE

2 p.m., Monday, May 16

Senate Chamber

Program for Monday: After the transaction of any morning business (not to extend beyond 4:30 p.m.), Senate will begin consideration of the nomination of Paula Xinis, to be United States District Judge for the District of Maryland, and vote on confirmation of the nomination at approximately 5:30 p.m.

Next Meeting of the
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

9 a.m., Friday, May 13

House Chamber

Program for Friday: Consideration of the House Amendment to S. 524--Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act of 2016 (Subject to a Rule).

Extension of Remarks, as inserted in this issue








HOUSE


Brady, Robert A., Pa., E690

Carter, John R., Tex., E686

Collins, Doug, Ga., E684

Conyers, John, Jr., Mich., E686

Costa, Jim, Calif., E689

Crawford, Eric A. ``Rick``, Ark., E690

Curbelo, Carlos, Fla., E686

Davis, Danny K., Ill., E686

Dingell, Debbie, Mich., E683, E685, E689, E691

Duckworth, Tammy, Ill., E687

Ellmers, Renee L., N.C., E685, E690

Granger, Kay, Tex., E690

Huelskamp, Tim, Kans., E690

Hurt, Robert, Va., E684

Jackson Lee, Sheila, Tex., E692

Levin, Sander M., Mich., E683

Lynch, Stephen F., Mass., E688

Meehan, Patrick, Pa., E683

Norton, Eleanor Holmes, The District of Columbia, E693

Pallone, Frank, Jr., N.J., E686

Perlmutter, Ed, Colo., E683, E684, E685, E685, E686, E688, E689, E690, E691, E692

Perry, Scott, Pa., E690

Peterson, Collin C., Minn., E689

Rooney, Thomas J., Fla., E687

Shimkus, John, Ill., E683, E687

Smith, Adam, Wash., E685, E691

Thompson, Mike, Calif., E684, E688, E691

Valadao, David G., Calif., E684

Wittman, Robert J., Va., E688, E692

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