Daily Digest

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Daily Digest

Senate

Chamber Action

Routine Proceedings, pages S4257–S4330

Measures Introduced: Fourteen bills and seven resolutions were introduced, as follows: S. 6, 3063–3075, S. Res. 495–500, and S. Con. Res. 41.
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Measures Reported:

S. Res. 104, to express the sense of the Senate regarding the success of Operation Streamline and the importance of prosecuting first time illegal border crossers. (S. Rept. No. 114–279)

S. 3067, making appropriations for financial services and general government for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2017. (S. Rept. No. 114–280)

S. 3068, making appropriations for the Department of the Interior, environment, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2017. (S. Rept. No. 114–281)
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Measures Passed:

Boy Scouts of America 100th Anniversary: Senate agreed to S. Res. 495, recognizing the Boy Scouts of America on the 100th anniversary of the organization being granted a Federal charter and for the long history of heritage and service of the Boy Scouts of America.
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Condemning the Terrorist Attack on the Pulse Orlando Nightclub: Senate agreed to S. Res. 496, condemning the terrorist attack on the Pulse Orlando nightclub, honoring the memory of the victims of the attack, offering condolences to and expressing support for their families and friends and all those affected, and applauding the dedication and bravery of law enforcement, emergency response, and counterterrorism officials in responding to the attack.
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Honoring the Life and Legacy of Gordie Howe: Senate agreed to S. Res. 497, honoring the life and legacy of Gordon ``Gordie'' Howe.
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World Elder Abuse Awareness Day: Senate agreed to S. Res. 498, designating June 15, 2016, as ``World Elder Abuse Awareness Day''.
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United States Semiquincentennial Commission Act: Committee on the Judiciary was discharged from further consideration of S. 2815, to establish the United States Semiquincentennial Commission, and the bill was then passed.
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Rapid DNA Act: Senate passed 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, after agreeing to the committee amendments.
Pages S4265–66


Justice for All Reauthorization Act: Senate passed 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, after agreeing to the committee amendments, and the following amendment proposed thereto:
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Cornyn (for Grassley) Amendment No. 4727, to require the Attorney General to evaluate the performance of the Department of Justice in seeking and recovering restitution for victims under all Federal restitution provisions, to require recipients of DNA backlog capacity and enhancement grants to report on how they actually used their grant funds, and to prevent duplicative grants.
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Recovering Missing Children Act: Committee on Finance was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 3209, to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to permit the disclosure of certain tax return information for the purpose of missing or exploited children investigations, and the bill was then passed.
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Congratulating the Pittsburgh Penguins: Senate agreed to S. Res. 499, congratulating the Pittsburgh Penguins for winning the 2016 Stanley Cup hockey championship.
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Juneteenth Independence Day: Senate agreed to S. Res. 500, designating June 19, 2016, as ``Juneteenth Independence Day'' in recognition of June 19, 1865, the date on which slavery legally came to an end in the United States.
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John F. Kennedy Center Reauthorization Act: Senate passed S. 2808, to amend the John F. Kennedy Center Act to authorize appropriations for the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.
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Measures Considered:

Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act--Agreement: Senate continued consideration of H.R. 2578, making appropriations for the Departments of Commerce and Justice, Science, and Related Agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2016, after withdrawing the committee-reported substitute amendment, and taking action on the following amendments proposed thereto:
Pages S4259–63, S4285–90

Pending:

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Shelby/Mikulski Amendment No. 4685, in the nature of a substitute.
Pages S4259, S4289

McConnell (for Feinstein) Amendment No. 4720 (to Amendment No. 4685), to authorize the Attorney General to deny requests to transfer a firearm to known or suspected terrorists.
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McConnell (for Cornyn) Amendment No. 4749 (to Amendment No. 4720), to Secure our Homeland from radical Islamists by Enhancing Law enforcement Detection (``SHIELD'').
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McConnell motion to commit the bill to the Committee on the Judiciary, with instructions, (McConnell (for Murphy) Amendment No. 4750), to ensure that all individuals who should be prohibited from buying a firearm are listed in the national instant criminal background check system and require a background check for every firearm sale.
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McConnell (for Grassley) Amendment No. 4751 (to (the instructions) Amendment No. 4750), to address gun violence and improve the availability of records to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System.
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McConnell Amendment No. 4752 (to Amendment No. 4751), to change the enactment date.
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A motion was entered to close further debate on McConnell (for Grassley) Amendment No. 4751 (to (the instructions) Amendment No. 4750) (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 Monday, June 20, 2016.


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A motion was entered to close further debate on McConnell motion to commit the bill to the Committee on the Judiciary, with instructions, (McConnell (for Murphy) Amendment No. 4750) (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 Grassley) Amendment No. 4751 (to (the instructions) Amendment No. 4750).
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A motion was entered to close further debate on McConnell (for Cornyn) Amendment No. 4749 (to Amendment No. 4720) (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 motion to commit the bill to the Committee on the Judiciary, with instructions, (McConnell (for Murphy) Amendment No. 4750).
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A motion was entered to close further debate on McConnell (for Feinstein) Amendment No. 4720 (to Amendment No. 4685) (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 Cornyn) Amendment No. 4749 (to Amendment No. 4720).
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During consideration of this measure today, Senate also took the following action:

McConnell (for Shelby/Mikulski) Amendment No. 4685, in the nature of a substitute, fell when the committee-reported substitute amendment to the bill was withdrawn.
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Shelby Amendment No. 4686 (to Amendment No. 4685), to make a technical correction, fell when McConnell (for Shelby/Mikulski) Amendment No. 4685, fell.
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A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that Senate resume consideration of the bill at approximately 3 p.m., on Monday, June 20, 2016; and that notwithstanding the provisions of rule XXII, the pending cloture motions ripen at 5:30 p.m.
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House Messages:

Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act: Senate disagreed to the House amendments to S. 524, to authorize the Attorney General to award grants to address the national epidemics of prescription opioid abuse and heroin use, agreed to the request from the House for a conference, and authorized the Presiding Officer to appoint conferees, after taking action on the following motions to instruct conferees on the part of the Senate on the disagreeing votes of the two Houses on the bill to be instructed to insist on the inclusion in the final conference report the following motions proposed thereto:
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Adopted:

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By 66 yeas to 29 nays (Vote No. 101), Shaheen Motion to Instruct Conferees to insist that any conference report shall include funding for prevention, treatment, and recovery associated with state and local efforts needed to combat the national heroin and opioid epidemic.
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By 70 yeas to 24 nays (Vote No. 102), Whitehouse Motion to Instruct Conferees to insist that any conference report shall include (1) to reject proposals that would replace the individual prevention, treatment, law enforcement, and recovery programs authorized in S. 524, including the incentive grant program authorized in section 601, with a single grant program with multiple allowable uses; (2) to insist that the final conference report include authorizations explicitly designated for grants to States, and in the case of States that do not have prescription drug monitoring programs, units of local government that do have such programs, to strengthen the use of and make improvements to prescription drug monitoring programs; (3) to insist that the final conference report address the unique needs of rural communities, which are among the hardest hit by opioid abuse in the United States and are often in the most dire need of improved emergency services and more accessible treatment infrastructure; (4) to insist that the final conference report authorize those provisions of S. 1641 that were approved by the Committee on Veterans' Affairs of the Senate; and (5) to insist that the final conference report include the provisions of S. 1455 as reported by the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions of the Senate.
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During consideration of this measure today, Senate also took the following action:

By 95 yeas to 1 nay (Vote No. 100), three-fifths of those Senators duly chosen and sworn, having voted in the affirmative, Senate agreed to the motion to close further debate on the motion to disagree to the House amendments to the bill, agree to the request from the House for a conference, and authorize the Presiding Officer to appoint conferees.
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The Chair was authorized to appoint the following conferees on the part of the Senate: Senators Grassley, Alexander, Hatch, Sessions, Leahy, Murray, and Wyden.
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Pro Forma Session--Agreement: A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that the Senate adjourn until 11 a.m., on Friday, June 17, 2016, for a pro forma session only, with no business being conducted; and that when the Senate adjourns on Friday, June 17, 2016, it next convene at 3 p.m., on Monday, June 20, 2016.
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Nominations Received: Senate received the following nominations:

Kamala Shirin Lakhdhir, of Connecticut, to be Ambassador to Malaysia.

Andrew Robert Young, of California, to be Ambassador to Burkina Faso.

Mark D. Acton, of Kentucky, to be a Commissioner of the Postal Regulatory Commission for a term expiring October 14, 2022.

Shirley Woodward, of Virginia, to be Inspector General, Central Intelligence Agency.

2 Air Force nominations in the rank of general.

Routine lists in the Air Force, Army, and Navy.
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Messages from the House:
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Measures Referred:
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Enrolled Bills Presented:
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Executive Communications:
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Executive Reports of Committees:
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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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Privileges of the Floor:
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Record Votes: Three record votes were taken today. (Total--102)
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Adjournment: Senate convened at 10 a.m. and adjourned at 6:15 p.m., until 11 a.m. on Friday, June 17, 2016. (For Senate's program, see the remarks of the Acting Majority Leader in today's Record on page S4325.)

Committee Meetings

(Committees not listed did not meet)

APPROPRIATIONS: INTERIOR, ENVIRONMENT, AND RELATED AGENCIES, AND FINANCIAL SERVICES AND GENERAL GOVERNMENT

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

An original bill (S. 3068) making appropriations for the Department of the Interior, environment, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2017; and

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An original bill (S. 3067) making appropriations for financial services and general government for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2017.

NOMINATION

Committee on Armed Services: Committee concluded a hearing to examine the nomination of General David L. Goldfein, USAF, for reappointment to the grade of General, and to be Chief of Staff, United States Air Force, Department of Defense, after the nominee testified and answered questions in his own behalf.

TRANSNATIONAL CRIMINAL THREATS

Committee on Foreign Relations: Committee concluded a hearing to examine our evolving understanding and response to transnational criminal threats, after receiving testimony from William R. Brownfield, Assistant Secretary of State for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs.

BUSINESS MEETING

Committee on the Judiciary: Committee ordered favorably reported the nominations of Donald Karl Schott, of Wisconsin, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Seventh Circuit, Stephanie A. Finley, of Louisiana, to be United States District Judge for the Western District of Louisiana, Claude J. Kelly III, of Louisiana, to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Louisiana, and Winfield D. Ong, of Indiana, to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of Indiana.

NLRB JOINT EMPLOYER STANDARD

Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship: Committee concluded a hearing to examine keeping the American dream alive, focusing on creating jobs under the National Labor Relations Board's new joint employer standard, including S. 2686, to clarify the treatment of two or more employers as joint employers under the National Labor Relations Act, after receiving testimony from Ciara Stockeland, MODE, Fargo, North Dakota, and Lynn Berberich, BrightStar Healthcare of Baltimore City/County, Lutherville, Maryland, both on behalf of the Coalition to Save Local Businesses; Keith R. Bolek, O'Donoghue and O'Donoghue LLP, and James Sherk, The Heritage Foundation, both of Washington, D.C.; and Harris Freeman, Western New England University School of Law, Springfield, Massachusetts.

INTELLIGENCE

Select Committee on Intelligence: Committee concluded a hearing to examine certain intelligence matters, after receiving testimony from John O. Brennan, Director, Central Intelligence Agency.

House of Representatives

Chamber Action


Public Bills and Resolutions Introduced: 33 public bills, H.R. 5494–5527; and 4 resolutions, H.J. Res. 95; and H. Res. 789–791 were introduced.
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Additional Cosponsors:
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Reports Filed: Reports were filed today as follows:

H. Con. Res. 131, authorizing the use of the Capitol Grounds for the District of Columbia Special Olympics Law Enforcement Torch Run (H. Rept. 114–625); and

H.R. 5160, to amend title 40, United States Code, to include as part of the buildings and grounds of the National Gallery of Art any buildings and other areas within the boundaries of any real estate or other property interests acquired by the National Gallery of Art (H. Rept. 114–626).
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Suspension: The House agreed to suspend the rules and pass the following measure:
Countering Terrorist Radicalization Act: H.R. 5471, to combat terrorist recruitment in the United States, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 402 yeas to 15 nays, Roll No. 333.
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Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2017: The House passed H.R. 5293, making appropriations for the Department of Defense for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2017, by a yea-and-nay vote of 282 yeas to 138 nays, Roll No. 332. Consideration began Tuesday, June 14th.
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Agreed to:

McSally amendment (No. 48 printed in H. Rept. 114–623) that limits the Defense Department from using money to have musical military units perform in an official capacity for certain entertainment purposes in 10 U.S.C. 974, including dinners, dances, and social events;
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Barletta amendment (No. 74 printed in H. Rept. 114–623) that prohibits funding from being used to enter into contracts for the procurement of energy or fuel for military installations if such energy or fuel originates from the Russian Federation;
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Smith (NE) amendment (No. 75 printed in H. Rept. 114–623) that prohibits DOD from excluding meat from their Food Service Program Manual;
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Huffman amendment (No. 17 printed in H. Rept. 114–623) that was debated on June 15th that strikes a provision of the bill requiring the Air Force to utilize specific energy sourced domestically within the United States as the base load energy for heating at U.S. defense installations in Kaiserslautern, Germany (by a recorded vote of 268 ayes to 153 noes, Roll No. 311);
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Buck amendment (No. 22 printed in H. Rept. 114–623) that was debated on June 15th that prohibits funds to implement Department of Defense (DOD) Directive 4715.21 on Climate Change Adaption and Resilience, requiring the Pentagon to prioritize climate change over national security (by a recorded vote of 216 ayes to 205 noes, Roll No. 314);
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Byrne amendment (No. 24 printed in H. Rept. 114–623) that was debated on June 15th that seeks to prohibit funds to be used to modify a military installation in the United States, including construction or modification of a facility on a military installation, to provide temporary housing for unaccompanied alien children (by a recorded vote of 223 ayes to 198 noes, Roll No. 315);
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King (IA) amendment (No. 25 printed in H. Rept. 114–623) that was debated on June 15th that ensures no funds are used by the Department of Defense to carry out or in response to the memorandum of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Homeland Defense Integration and Defense Support of Civil Authorities titled ``Memorandum for Secretaries of the Military Departments Director, Joint Staff'' and dated November 25, 2015 (by a recorded vote of 221 ayes to 200 noes, Roll No. 316);
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Lamborn amendment (No. 29 printed in H. Rept. 114–623) that was debated on June 15th that prohibits the use of funds to survey, assess, or review potential detention locations in the United States to detain any individual presently detained at United States Naval Station, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba (by a recorded vote of 245 ayes to 175 noes, Roll No. 319);
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McClintock amendment (No. 32 printed in H. Rept. 114–623) that was debated on June 15th that prohibits the Department of Defense from obligating or expending funds on certain green energy mandates found in various provisions of U.S. Code and two Executive Orders (by a recorded vote of 221 ayes to 197 noes, Roll No. 322);
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DeSantis amendment (No. 34 printed in H. Rept. 114–623) that was debated on June 15th that prohibits funds for any salaries or expenses for the offices of the Special Envoy for Guantanamo Detention Closure or the Principal Director, Detainee Policy (by a recorded vote of 226 ayes to 194 noes, Roll No. 324); and
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Walberg amendment (No. 37 printed in H. Rept. 114–623) that was debated on June 15th that prohibits funds from being used by the Secretary of Defense to obligate or expend funds on Afghanistan Infrastructure Fund projects (by a recorded vote of 218 ayes to 201 noes, Roll No. 326).
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Rejected:

Yoho amendment (No. 41 printed in H. Rept. 114–623) that sought to block funds from being used to engage in hostilities in Libya in contravention of the War Powers Resolution;
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Shuster amendment (No. 2 printed in H. Rept. 114–623) that was debated on June 15th that sought to restore $170 million to Army Operations & Maintenance (O&M) for the purpose of preventing a cut to depots and the Organic Industrial Base (OIB), offset with funds from Operations & Maintenance Defense-Wide and non-critical environmental restoration accounts (by a recorded vote of 205 ayes to 216 noes, Roll No. 306);
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Ellison amendment (No. 9 printed in H. Rept. 114–623) that was debated on June 15th that sought to reprogram already appropriated funds to create an Office of Good Jobs for the Department of Defense (by a recorded vote of 172 ayes to 248 noes, Roll No. 307);
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Rogers (AL) amendment (No. 12 printed in H. Rept. 114–623) that was debated on June 15th that sought to add additional funding for directed energy and other research and development at the Missile Defense Agency (by a recorded vote of 177 ayes to 243 noes, Roll No. 308);
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Quigley amendment (No. 13 printed in H. Rept. 114–623) that was debated on June 15th that sought to decrease funding for the Long Range Standoff Weapon by $75,802,000 and increase the spending reduction account by the same amount (by a recorded vote of 159 ayes to 261 noes, Roll No. 309);
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O'Rourke amendment (No. 16 printed in H. Rept. 114–623) that was debated on June 15th that sought to strike Section 8121, which prevents the use of funds for proposing, planning, or executing a new Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) round (by a recorded vote of 157 ayes to 263 noes, Roll No. 310);
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Poe (TX) amendment (No. 19 printed in H. Rept. 114–623) that was debated on June 15th that sought to cut funding to Pakistan from $900 million to $700 million (by a recorded vote of 191 ayes to 230 noes, Roll No. 312);
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Sanford amendment (No. 21 printed in H. Rept. 114–623) that was debated on June 15th that sought to ensure that the Department of Defense retains its statutory authority to provide new military recruits a small cash voucher that they can use to purchase running shoes for training (by a recorded vote of 155 ayes to 265 noes, Roll No. 313);
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Gosar amendment (No. 26 printed in H. Rept. 114–623) that was debated on June 15th that sought to prohibit funds from being used by this Act to enlist DACA aliens in the military, who are currently only considered eligible through the MAVNI program as a result of a September 2014 memo from the administration (by a recorded vote of 210 ayes to 211 noes, Roll No. 317);
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King (IA) amendment (No. 27 printed in H. Rept. 114–623) that was debated on June 15th that sought to ensure no funds are used by the Department of Defense to enlist DACA youth in the United States military (by a recorded vote of 207 ayes to 214 noes, Roll No. 318);
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Massie amendment (No. 30 printed in H. Rept. 114–623) that was debated on June 15th that sought to block funding for DOD drug interdiction and counter-drug activities in Afghanistan (by a recorded vote of 48 ayes to 372 noes, Roll No. 320);
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Massie amendment (No. 31 printed in H. Rept. 114–623) that was debated on June 15th that sought to prohibit warrantless searches of government databases for the communications of U.S. persons and prohibits government agencies from mandating data security vulnerabilities in products or services for surveillance purposes (by a recorded vote of 198 ayes to 222 noes, Roll No. 321);
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Mulvaney amendment (No. 33 printed in H. Rept. 114–623) that was debated on June 15th that sought to prohibit Overseas Contingency Operation funds found in Title IX from being used for anything other than a Contingency Operation as defined by United States Code (by a recorded vote of 112 ayes to 306 noes, Roll No. 323);
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Rohrabacher amendment (No. 36 printed in H. Rept. 114–623) that was debated on June 15th that sought to prohibit funds in the bill from being used to provide assistance to Pakistan (by a recorded vote of 84 ayes to 236 noes, Roll No. 325);
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Conyers amendment (No. 40 printed in H. Rept. 114–623) that was debated on June 15th that sought to block funds from being used to transfer or authorize the transfer of cluster munitions to Saudi Arabia (by a recorded vote of 204 ayes to 216 noes, Roll No. 327);
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Gabbard amendment (No. 42 printed in H. Rept. 114–623) that sought to prohibit funds appropriated under this act from being used to fund assistance authorized by Section 1209 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2015 (by a recorded vote of 135 ayes to 283 noes, Roll No. 328);
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McGovern amendment (No. 44 printed in H. Rept. 114–623) that sought to state no funds may be obligated or spent for combat operations in Iraq or Syria unless an AUMF is enacted (by a recorded vote of 135 ayes to 285 noes, Roll No. 329);
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Lee amendment (No. 45 printed in H. Rept. 114–623) that sought to prohibit funding for the 2001 AUMF beginning on April 30, 2017 (by a recorded vote of 146 ayes to 274 noes, Roll No. 330); and
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Polis amendment (No. 46 printed in H. Rept. 114–623) that sought to reduce the total amount appropriated by 1% excluding military personnel and the Defense Health Program account (by a recorded vote of 69 ayes to 351 noes, Roll No. 331).
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H. Res. 783, the rule providing for further consideration of the bill (H.R. 5293) was agreed to yesterday, June 15th.

Meeting Hour: Agreed by unanimous consent that when the House adjourns today, it adjourn to meet at 2 p.m. on Monday, June 20th and that the order of the House of January 5, 2016, regarding morning-hour debate not apply on that day.
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Senate Message: Message received from the Senate by the Clerk and subsequently presented to the House today appears on page H3919.

Senate Referral: S. 2943 was held at the desk.
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Quorum Calls--Votes: Two yea-and-nay and twenty six recorded votes developed during the proceedings of today and appear on pages H3935, H3936, H3936–37, H3937, H3938, H3938–39, H3939, H3940, H3940–41, H3941, H3942, H3942–43, H3943, H3944, H3944–45, H3945, H3946, H3946–47, H3947, H3948, H3948–49, H3949, H3949–50, H3950–51, H3951, H3951–52, H3952–53 and H3953. There were no quorum calls.

Adjournment: The House met at 9 a.m. and adjourned at 3:36 p.m.

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Committee Meetings

MEMBERS' DAY ON BUDGET PROCESS REFORM

Committee on the Budget: Full Committee held a hearing entitled ``Members' Day Hearing on Budget Process Reform''. Testimony was heard from Chairman Goodlatte, and Representatives Gohmert, Ribble, Rigell, Foxx, Griffith of Virginia, Renacci, Hardy, Roskam, and McMorris Rodgers.

MISCELLANEOUS MEASURES

Committee on Financial Services: Full Committee concluded a markup on H.R. 4538, the ``Senior$afe Act of 2016''; H.R. 4850, the ``Micro Offering Safe Harbor Act''; H.R. 4852, the ``Private Placement Improvement Act of 2016''; H.R. 4854, the ``Supporting America's Innovators Act of 2016''; H.R. 4855, the ``Fix Crowdfunding Act''; H.R. 5143, the ``Transparent Insurance Standards Act of 2016''; H.R. 5311, the ``Corporate Governance Reform and Transparency Act of 2016''; H.R. 5322, the ``U.S. Territories Investor Protection Act of 2016''; H.R. 5421, the ``National Securities Exchange Regulatory Parity Act of 2016''; H.R. 5424, the ``Investment Advisers Modernization Act of 2016''; H.R. 5429, the ``SEC Regulatory Accountability Act''; and H.R. 5461, the ``Iranian Leadership Transparency Act''. The following bills were ordered reported, as amended: H.R. 4538, H.R. 4850, H.R. 4852, H.R. 4854, H.R. 4855, H.R. 5143, H.R. 5311, and H.R. 5424. The following bills were ordered reported, without amendment: H.R. 5322, H.R. 5421, H.R. 5429, and H.R. 5461.

MISCELLANEOUS MEASURES

Committee on Foreign Affairs: Full Committee held a markup on H.R. 5484, the ``State Sponsors of Terrorism Review Enhancement Act''; H.R. 5208, the ``North Korea State Sponsor of Terrorism Designation Act of 2016''; and H.R. 5332, the ``Women, Peace, and Security Act of 2016''. The following bills were ordered reported, as amended: H.R. 5208 and H.R. 5332. H.R. 5484 was ordered reported, without amendment.

THE GLOBAL RELIGIOUS FREEDOM CRISIS AND ITS CHALLENGE TO U.S. FOREIGN POLICY

Committee on Foreign Affairs: Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations held a hearing entitled ``The Global Religious Freedom Crisis and Its Challenge to U.S. Foreign Policy''. Testimony was heard from David N. Saperstein, Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom, Department of State; and public witnesses.

MISCELLANEOUS MEASURES

Committee on Homeland Security: Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Communications held a markup on H.R. 5346, the ``Securing our Agriculture and Food Act''; H.R. 5459, the ``Cyber Preparedness Act of 2016''; and H.R. 5460, the ``First Responder Access to Innovative Technologies Act''. The following bills were forwarded to the full committee, without amendment: H.R. 5459 and H.R. 5460. H.R. 5346 was forwarded to the full committee, as amended.

SBIR/SSTR REAUTHORIZATION: A REVIEW OF TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER

Committee on Science, Space, and Technology: Subcommittee on Research and Technology held a hearing entitled ``SBIR/SSTR Reauthorization: A Review of Technology Transfer''. Testimony was heard from Pramod Khargonekar, Assistant Director for Directorate of Engineering, National Science Foundation; Michael Lauer, Deputy Director of Extramural Research, National Institutes of Health; Patricia Dehmer, Deputy Director for Science Programs, Office of Science, Department of Energy; and a public witness.

Joint Meetings

No joint committee meetings were held.

COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR FRIDAY,

JUNE 17, 2016

(Committee meetings are open unless otherwise indicated)

Senate

No meetings/hearings scheduled.

House

No hearings are scheduled.

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Next Meeting of the
SENATE

11 a.m., Friday, June 17

Senate Chamber

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

Next Meeting of the
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

2 p.m., Monday, June 20

House Chamber

Program for Monday: House will meet in a Pro Forma session at 2 p.m.

Extensions of Remarks, as inserted in this issue








HOUSE


Ashford, Brad, Nebr., E931

Barletta, Lou, Pa., E946

Brooks, Susan W., Ind., E939

Burgess, Michael C., Tex., E937, E941

Carson, André, Ind., E947

Coffman, Mike, Colo., E947

Comstock, Barbara, Va., E935, E944

DeLauro, Rosa L., Conn., E933, E938, E947

Denham, Jeff, Calif., E939

Dingell, Debbie, Mich., E943

Farr, Sam, Calif., E931, E932

Grayson, Alan, Fla., E947

Hurd, Will, Tex., E931

Israel, Steve, N.Y., E932

Jackson Lee, Sheila, Tex., E935, E941

Keating, William R., Mass., E937, E940, E944

Kelly, Mike, Pa., E932

Lee, Barbara, Calif., E943

Long, Billy, Mo., E933, E936, E939, E942, E944, E944, E946

Lowey, Nita M., N.Y., E935

Matsui, Doris O., Calif., E934

McCollum, Betty, Minn., E945

Neal, Richard E., Mass., E945

Olson, Pete, Tex., E933, E935, E937, E938, E940, E943, E946

Paulsen, Erik, Minn., E934, E942,

Perlmutter, Ed, Colo., E932, E934

Price, David E., N.C., E931

Rangel, Charles B., N.Y., E936

Ros-Lehtinen, Ileana, Fla., E937

Royce, Edward R., Calif., E939

Sinema, Kyrsten, Ariz., E946

Stewart, Chris, Utah, E937

Thompson, Bennie G., Miss., E933, E938

Thompson, Mike, Calif., E936, E942

Velázquez, Nydia M., N.Y., E934

Walorski, Jackie, Ind., E946

Wasserman Schultz, Debbie, Fla., E943

Wenstrup, Brad R., Ohio, E945

Wilson, Joe, S.C., E941

Young, David, Iowa, E934, E936, E937, E939, E940, E942, E943, E943, E945, E947

Zeldin, Lee M., N.Y., E941

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