Daily Digest

Monday, July 11, 2016

Daily Digest

Senate

Chamber Action

Routine Proceedings, pages S4925–S4952

Measures Introduced: Four bills and five resolutions were introduced, as follows: S. 3152–3155, S. Res. 524–525, and S. Con. Res. 43–45.
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Measures Reported:

S. 2517, to require a report on United States strategy to combat terrorist use of social media, with amendments. (S. Rept. No. 114–295)

S. 2522, to amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to build partnerships to prevent violence by extremists, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. (S. Rept. No. 114–296)
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Measures Passed:

National Airborne Day: Senate agreed to S. Res. 525, designating August 16, 2016, as ``National Airborne Day''.
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Recognizing the sunflower as the flower for military caregivers: Senate agreed to S. Con. Res. 44, recognizing the sunflower as the flower for military caregivers.
Pages S4947–48

Measures Considered:

Department of Defense Appropriations Act: Senate resumed consideration of the motion to proceed to consideration of H.R. 5293, making appropriations for the Department of Defense for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2017.
Pages S4929–41

Conference Reports:

Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act--Agreement: Senate began consideration of the conference report to accompany S. 524, to authorize the Attorney General to award grants to address the national epidemics of prescription opioid abuse and heroin use.
Pages S4926–29

A motion was entered to close further debate on the conference report to accompany the bill, and, in accordance with the provisions of rule XXII of the Standing Rules of the Senate, a vote on cloture will occur on Wednesday, July 13, 2016.
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A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing for further consideration of the conference report to accompany the bill at approximately 10 a.m., on Tuesday, July 12, 2016, with the time until 12:30 p.m., equally divided between the two Leaders, or their designees.
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Nominations Received: Senate received the following nominations:

4 Air Force nominations in the rank of general.

1 Army nomination in the rank of general.
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Messages from the House:
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Measures Placed on the Calendar:
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Enrolled Bills Presented:
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Additional Cosponsors:
Pages S4944–46


Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:
Pages S4946–47


Additional Statements:
Pages S4942–43


Adjournment: Senate convened at 4 p.m. and adjourned at 7:35 p.m., until 10 a.m. on Tuesday, July 12, 2016. (For Senate's program, see the remarks of the Majority Leader in today's Record on page S4948.)

Committee Meetings

(Committees not listed did not meet)

No committee meetings were held.

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House of Representatives

Chamber Action


Public Bills and Resolutions Introduced: 10 public bills, H.R. 5707–5726; and 3 resolutions, H. Con. Res. 143; and H. Res. 817–818, were introduced.
Page H4658–59


Additional Cosponsors:
Pages H4660–61


Reports Filed: Reports were filed today as follows:

H.R. 5322, to amend the Investment Company Act of 1940 to terminate an exemption for companies located in Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, and any other possession of the United States (H. Rept. 114–673);

H.R. 3178, to simplify and streamline the information regarding institutions of higher education made publicly available by the Secretary of Education, and for other purposes, with an amendment (H. Rept. 114–674);

H.R. 3179, to amend the loan counseling requirements under the Higher Education Act of 1965, and for other purposes, with an amendment (H. Rept. 114–675);

H.R. 5529, to amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to authorize additional grant activities for Hispanic-serving institutions, with an amendment (H. Rept. 114–676);

H.R. 5530, to amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to modify certain provisions relating to the capital financing of historically Black colleges and universities, with an amendment (H. Rept. 114–677);

H.R. 5528, to amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to simplify the FAFSA, and for other purposes, with an amendment (H. Rept. 114–678);

H.R. 5636, to increase the effectiveness of and accountability for maintaining the physical security of NIST facilities and the safety of the NIST workforce (H. Rept. 114–679);

H.R. 5638, to provide for the establishment at the Department of Energy of a Solar Fuels Basic Research Initiative, with an amendment (H. Rept. 114–680);

H.R. 5640, to provide for the establishment at the Department of Energy of an Electricity Storage Basic Research Initiative, with an amendment (H. Rept. 114–681);

H. Res. 819, providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 4992) to codify regulations relating to transfers of funds involving Iran, and for other purposes; providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 5119) to prohibit the obligation or expenditure of funds available to any Federal department or agency for any fiscal year to purchase or issue a license for the purchase of heavy water produced in Iran; and providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 5631) to hold Iran accountable for its state sponsorship of terrorism and other threatening activities and for its human rights abuses, and for other purposes (H. Rept. 114–682); and

H. Res. 820, providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 5538) making appropriations for the Department of the Interior, environment, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2017, and for other purposes; providing for proceedings during the period from July 15, 2016, through September 5, 2016, and for other purposes (H. Rept. 114–683).
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Speaker: Read a letter from the Speaker wherein he appointed Representative Meadows to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
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Recess: The House recessed at 12:24 p.m. and reconvened at 2 p.m.
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Suspensions: The House agreed to suspend the rules and pass the following measures:
U.S. Territories Investor Protection Act of 2016: H.R. 5322, to amend the Investment Company Act of 1940 to terminate an exemption for companies located in Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, and any other possession of the United States;
Pages H4581–82


Requiring the Secretary of the Treasury to direct the United States Executive Director at the International Monetary Fund to support the capacity of the International Monetary Fund to prevent money laundering and financing of terrorism: H.R. 5469, to require the Secretary of the Treasury to direct the United States Executive Director at the International Monetary Fund to support the capacity of the International Monetary Fund to prevent money laundering and financing of terrorism;
Pages H4582–83


National Strategy for Combating Terrorist, Underground, and Other Illicit Financing Act: H.R. 5594, to require the establishment of a national strategy for combating the financing of terrorism and related financial crimes;
Pages H4583–86


Enhancing Treasury's Anti-Terror Tools Act: H.R. 5607, amended, to enhance the Department of the Treasury's role in protecting national security, by a 2/3 yea-and-nay vote of 362 yeas to 45 nays, Roll No. 402;
Pages H4588–90, H4623–24


Amending title 31, United States Code, to authorize the Secretary of the Treasury to include all funds when issuing certain geographic targeting orders: H.R. 5602, to amend title 31, United States Code, to authorize the Secretary of the Treasury to include all funds when issuing certain geographic targeting orders, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 356 yeas to 47 nays, Roll No. 401;
Pages H4590–91, H4622–23


DHS Stop Asset and Vehicle Excess Act: H.R. 4785, amended, to amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to direct the Under Secretary for Management of the Department of Homeland Security to make certain improvements in managing the Department's vehicle fleet;
Pages H4591–94


Quadrennial Homeland Security Review Technical Correction Act of 2016: H.R. 5385, amended, to amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to make technical corrections to the requirement that the Secretary of Homeland Security submit quadrennial homeland security reviews;
Pages H4594–95


Airport Perimeter and Access Control Security Act of 2016: H.R. 5056, to modernize and enhance airport perimeter and access control security by requiring updated risk assessments and the development of security strategies;
Pages H4595–97


Terrorist and Foreign Fighter Travel Exercise Act of 2016: H.R. 4404, amended, to require an exercise related to terrorist and foreign fighter travel;
Pages H4597–H4600


Veterans' Compensation COLA Act of 2016: H.R. 5588, to increase, effective as of December 1, 2016, the rates of compensation for veterans with service-connected disabilities and the rates of dependency and indemnity compensation for the survivors of certain disabled veterans;
Pages H4600–01


Designating the United States Customs and Border Protection Port of Entry located at 1400 Lower Island Road in Tornillo, Texas, as the ``Marcelino Serna Port of Entry'': H.R. 5252, to designate the United States Customs and Border Protection Port of Entry located at 1400 Lower Island Road in Tornillo, Texas, as the ``Marcelino Serna Port of Entry'';
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Designating the George C. Marshall Museum and George C. Marshall Research Library in Lexington, Virginia, as the National George C. Marshall Museum and Library: H. Con. Res. 138, designating the George C. Marshall Museum and George C. Marshall Research Library in Lexington, Virginia, as the National George C. Marshall Museum and Library;
Pages H4601–03


Strengthening Transparency in Higher Education Act: H.R. 3178, amended, to simplify and streamline the information regarding institutions of higher education made publicly available by the Secretary of Education;
Pages H4603–06


HBCU Capital Financing Improvement Act: H.R. 5530, amended, to amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to modify certain provisions relating to the capital financing of historically Black colleges and universities;
Pages H4606–07


Empowering Students Through Enhanced Financial Counseling Act: H.R. 3179, amended, to amend the loan counseling requirements under the Higher Education Act of 1965;
Pages H4607–11


Simplifying the Application for Student Aid Act: H.R. 5528, amended, to amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to simplify the FAFSA;
Pages H4611–13


Accessing Higher Education Opportunities Act: H.R. 5529, amended, to amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to authorize additional grant activities for Hispanic-serving institutions;
Pages H4613–15


Providing for the concurrence by the House in the Senate amendments to H.R. 636, with amendments: H. Res. 818, providing for the concurrence by the House in the Senate amendments to H.R. 636, with amendments;
Pages H4624–41


National Institute of Standards and Technology Improvement Act of 2016: H.R. 5639, amended, to update the National Institute of Standards and Technology Act;
Pages H4641–45


National Institute of Standards and Technology Campus Security Act: H.R. 5636, to increase the effectiveness of and accountability for maintaining the physical security of NIST facilities and the safety of the NIST workforce;
Pages H4645–47


Electricity Storage Innovation Act: H.R. 5640, amended, to provide for the establishment at the Department of Energy of an Electricity Storage Basic Research Initiative; and
Pages H4647–49


Solar Fuels Innovation Act: H.R. 5638, amended, to provide for the establishment at the Department of Energy of a Solar Fuels Basic Research Initiative.
Pages H4649–51


Recess: The House recessed at 4:45 p.m. and reconvened at 5:16 p.m.
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Recess: The House recessed at 6:23 p.m. and reconvened at 6:31 p.m.
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Suspension-Failed: The House failed to agree to suspend the rules and pass the following measure:
Anti-terrorism Information Sharing Is Strength Act: H.R. 5606, to facilitate better information sharing to assist in the fight against the funding of terrorist activities, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 229 yeas to 177 nays, Roll No. 403.
Pages H4586–88, H4624


Separation of Powers Restoration Act of 2016: The House began consideration of H.R. 4768, to amend title 5, United States Code, with respect to the judicial review of agency interpretations of statutory and regulatory provisions. Consideration is expected to resume tomorrow, July 12th.
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Pursuant to the Rule, the amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on the Judiciary now printed in the bill shall be considered as an original bill for the purpose of amendment under the five-minute rule.
Pages H4651–57

Rejected:

Johnson (GA) amendment (No. 2 printed in H. Rept. 114–641) that sought to exclude cases where rules are issued by the Department of Homeland Security and pertain to matters of national security (agreed by unanimous consent to withdraw the earlier request for a recorded vote).
Pages H4652–54, H4656

Proceedings Postponed:

Johnson (GA) amendment (No. 1 printed in H. Rept. 114–641) that seeks to exempt from the bill rules issued by the Environmental Protection Agency pertaining to regulation of lead or copper in drinking water;
Pages H4651–53

Meeks amendment (No. 3 printed in H. Rept. 114–641) that seeks to exempt from the bill rules issued by the Department of Housing and Urban Development;
Pages H4654–55

Johnson (GA) amendment (No. 4 printed in H. Rept. 114–641) that seeks to exempt from the bill rules issued pursuant to an express grant of authority from Congress; and
Pages H4655–56

Johnson (GA) amendment (No. 5 printed in H. Rept. 114–641) that seeks to preserve judicial deference to agency expertise during the review of consumer safety rules issued by the Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration.
Pages H4656–57

H. Res. 796, the rule providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 4768) was agreed to Tuesday, July 5th.

Recess: The House recessed at 9:10 p.m. and reconvened at 9:45 p.m.
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Discharge Petition: Representative Courtney presented to the clerk a motion to discharge the Committees on Education and the Workforce, Ways and Means, and the Budget from the consideration of H.R. 1434, to amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to provide for the refinancing of certain Federal student loans, and for other purposes (Discharge Petition No. 6).

Quorum Calls--Votes: Three yea-and-nay votes developed during the proceedings of today and appear on pages H4622–23, H4623–24, and H4624. There were no quorum calls.

Adjournment: The House met at 12 noon and adjourned at 9:48 p.m.

Committee Meetings

UNITED STATES FINANCIAL SYSTEM PROTECTION ACT OF 2016; NO \2\H

2O FROM IRAN ACT; A BILL TO HOLD IRAN ACCOUNTABLE FOR ITS STATE SPONSORSHIP OF TERRORISM AND OTHER THREATENING ACTIVITIES AND FOR ITS HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSES, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES; DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR, ENVIRONMENT, AND RELATED AGENCIES APPROPRIATIONS ACT, 2017Committee on Rules: Full Committee held a hearing on H.R. 4992, the ``United States Financial System Protection Act of 2016''; H.R. 5119, the ``No \2\H2O from Iran Act''; H.R. 5631, to hold Iran accountable for its state sponsorship of terrorism and other threatening activities and for its human rights abuses, and for other purposes; and H.R. 5538, the ``Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2017. The committee granted, by voice vote, a closed rule for H.R. 4992. The rule provides one hour of 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 provides that the bill shall be considered as read. The rule waives all points of order against provisions in the bill. The rule provides one motion to recommit. The rule also grants a closed rule for H.R. 5119. The rule provides one hour of debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Foreign Affairs. The rule waives all points of order against consideration of the bill. The rule provides that the bill shall be considered as read. The rule waives all points of order against provisions in the bill. The rule provides one motion to recommit. Finally, the rule grants a closed rule for H.R. 5631. The rule provides one hour of debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Foreign Affairs. The rule waives all points of order against consideration of the bill. The rule provides that the bill shall be considered as read. The rule waives all points of order against provisions in the bill. The rule provides one motion to recommit. The Committee granted, by record vote of 7–2, a structured rule. The rule provides one hour of general debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Appropriations. The rule waives all points of order against consideration of the bill. The rule provides that the bill shall be considered as read through page 184, line 21. The rule waives points of order against provisions in the bill for failure to comply with clause 2 of rule XXI, except on page 71, line 19, through page 71, line 25. The rule makes in order only those amendments printed in the Rules Committee report, amendments en bloc described in section 3 of the rule, and pro forma amendments described in section 4 of the rule. Each amendment printed in the report 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 or against amendments en bloc described in section 3 of the rule. In section 3, the rule provides that it shall be in order at any time for the chair of the Committee on Appropriations or his designee to offer amendments en bloc consisting of amendments printed in the report not earlier disposed of. Amendments en bloc shall be considered as read, shall be debatable for 20 minutes equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Appropriations or their designees, shall not be subject to amendment, and shall not be subject to a demand for division of the question. In section 4, the rule provides that the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Appropriations or their respective designees may offer up to 10 pro forma amendments each at any point for the purpose of debate. The rule provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions. In section 6, the rule provides that section 454 of H.R. 5538 shall be considered to be a spending reduction account for purposes of section 3(d) of House Resolution 5. In section 7, the rule provides that during consideration of H.R. 5538, section 3304 of Senate Concurrent Resolution 11 shall not apply. In section 8, the rule provides that on any legislative day during the period from July 15, 2016, through September 5, 2016: the Journal of the proceedings of the previous day shall be considered as approved; and the Chair may at any time declare the House adjourned to meet at a date and time to be announced by the Chair in declaring the adjournment. In section 9, the rule provides that the Speaker may appoint Members to perform the duties of the Chair for the duration of the period addressed by section 8. In section 10, the rule provides that each day during the period addressed by sections 8 of the resolution shall not constitute calendar days for the purposes of section 7 of the War Powers Resolution (50 U.S.C. 1546). In section 11, the rule provides that each day during the period addressed by section 8 of the resolution shall not constitute a legislative day for purposes of clause 7 of rule XIII (resolutions of inquiry). In section 12, the rule provides that for each day during the period addressed by section 8 shall not constitute a calendar or legislative day for purposes of clause 7(c)(1) of rule XXII (motions to instruct conferees). In section 13, the rule provides that it shall be in order at any time on the legislative day of July 14, 2016 or July 15, 2016, for the Speaker to entertain motions that the House suspend the rules and that the Speaker or his designee shall consult with the Minority Leader or her designee on the designation of any matter for consideration pursuant to this section. In section 14, the rule provides that the Committee on Appropriations may, at any time before 5 p.m. on Friday, July 29, 2016, file privileged reports to accompany measures making appropriations for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2017. Testimony was heard from Chairman Royce, and Representatives Engel, Maxine Waters of California, Calvert, McCollum, Polis, Boustany, Cleaver, Griffith, Johnson of Georgia, Rohrabacher, Ben Ray Luján of New Mexico, and Yoho.

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Joint Meetings



No joint committee meetings were held.

COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR TUESDAY,

JULY 12, 2016

(Committee meetings are open unless otherwise indicated)

Senate

Committee on Armed Services: to hold closed hearings to examine national security cyber and encryption challenges, 9:30 a.m., SVC–217.

Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation: to hold hearings to examine the Federal Communications Commission's proposed privacy regulations, focusing on how they affect consumers and competition, 10 a.m., SR–253.

Subcommittee on Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine Infrastructure, Safety and Security, to hold hearings to examine the FAST Act, the economy, and our nation's transportation system, 2:30 p.m., SR–253.

Committee on Energy and Natural Resources: business meeting to consider S. 718, to modify the boundary of Petersburg National Battlefield in the Commonwealth of Virginia, S. 814, to provide for the conveyance of certain Federal land in the State of Oregon to the Confederated Tribes of Coos, Lower Umpqua, and Siuslaw Indians, S. 815, to provide for the conveyance of certain Federal land in the State of Oregon to the Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Tribe of Indians, S. 1007, to amend the Dayton Aviation Heritage Preservation Act of 1992 to rename a site of the Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park, S. 1167, to modify the boundaries of the Pole Creek Wilderness, the Owyhee River Wilderness, and the North Fork Owyhee Wilderness and to authorize the continued use of motorized vehicles for livestock monitoring, herding, and grazing in certain wilderness areas in the State of Idaho, S. 1448, to designate the Frank Moore Wild Steelhead Sanctuary in the State of Oregon, S. 1577, to amend the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act to designate certain segments of East Rosebud Creek in Carbon County, Montana, as components of the Wild and Scenic Rivers System, S. 1623, to establish the Maritime Washington National Heritage Area in the State of Washington, S. 1662, to include Livingston County, the city of Jonesboro in Union County, and the city of Freeport in Stephenson County, Illinois, to the Lincoln National Heritage Area, S. 1690, to establish the Mountains to Sound Greenway National Heritage Area in the State of Washington, S. 1696, to redesignate the Ocmulgee National Monument in the State of Georgia, to revise the boundary of that monument, S. 1699, to designate certain land administered by the Bureau of Land Management and the Forest Service in the State of Oregon as wilderness and national recreation areas and to make additional wild and scenic river designations in the State of Oregon, S. 1777, to amend the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act to authorize the Secretary of Agriculture to maintain or replace certain facilities and structures for commercial recreation services at Smith Gulch in Idaho, S. 1930, to adjust the boundary of the Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park to include the Wallis House and Harriston Hill, S. 1943, to modify the boundary of the Shiloh National Military Park located in the State of Tennessee and Mississippi, to establish Parker's Crossroads Battlefield as an affiliated area of the National Park System, S. 1993, to establish the 21st Century Conservation Service Corps to place youth and veterans in the United States in national service positions to protect, restore, and enhance the great outdoors of the United States, S. 2018, to convey, without consideration, the reversionary interests of the United States in and to certain non-Federal land in Glennallen, Alaska, S. 2087, to modify the boundary of the Fort Scott National Historic Site in the State of Kansas, S. 2177 and H.R. 959, bills to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a special resource study of the Medgar Evers House, located in Jackson, Mississippi, S. 2223, to transfer administrative jurisdiction over certain Bureau of Land Management land from the Secretary of the Interior to the Secretary of Veterans Affairs for inclusion in the Black Hills National Cemetery, S. 2309, to amend title 54, United States Code, to establish within the National Park Service the U.S. Civil Rights Network, S. 2360, to improve the administration of certain programs in the insular areas, S. 2379, to provide for the unencumbering of title to non-Federal land owned by the city of Tucson, Arizona, for purposes of economic development by conveyance of the Federal reversionary interest to the City, S. 2383, to withdraw certain Bureau of Land Management land in the State of Utah from all forms of public appropriation, to provide for the shared management of the withdrawn land by the Secretary of the Interior and the Secretary of the Air Force to facilitate enhanced weapons testing and pilot training, enhance public safety, and provide for continued public access to the withdrawn land, to provide for the exchange of certain Federal land and State land, S. 2412, to establish the Tule Lake National Historic Site in the State of California, S. 2524, to insure adequate use and access to the existing Bolts Ditch headgate and ditch segment within the Holy Cross Wilderness in Eagle County, Colorado, S. 2548, to establish the 400 Years of African-American History Commission, S. 2608, to authorize the Secretary of the Interior and the Secretary of Agriculture to place signage on Federal land along the trail known as the ``American Discovery Trail'', S. 2616, to modify certain cost-sharing and revenue provisions relating to the Arkansas Valley Conduit, Colorado, S. 2620, to facilitate the addition of park administration at the Coltsville National Historical Park, S. 2805, to modify the boundary of Voyageurs National Park in the State of Minnesota, S. 2839 and H.R. 3004, bills to amend the Gullah/Geechee Cultural Heritage Act to extend the authorization for the Gullah/Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor Commission, S. 2902, to provide for long-term water supplies, optimal use of existing water supply infrastructure, and protection of existing water rights, S. 2954, to establish the Ste. Genevieve National Historic Site in the State of Missouri, S. 3020, to update the map of, and modify the acreage available for inclusion in, the Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument, S. 3027, to clarify the boundary of Acadia National Park, S. 3028, to redesignate the Olympic Wilderness as the Daniel J. Evans Wilderness, H.R. 1289, to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to acquire approximately 44 acres of land in Martinez, California, H.R. 2288, to remove the use restrictions on certain land transferred to Rockingham County, Virginia, H.R. 1475, to authorize a Wall of Remembrance as part of the Korean War Veterans Memorial and to allow certain private contributions to fund that Wall of Remembrance, H.R. 2615, to establish the Virgin Islands of the United States Centennial Commission, H.R. 2880, to redesignate the Martin Luther King, Junior, National Historic Site in the State of Georgia, 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 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, 9:30 a.m., SD–366.

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Subcommittee on Energy, to hold hearings to examine protections designed to guard against energy disruptions, including S. 3018, to provide for the establishment of a pilot program to identify security vulnerabilities of certain entities in the energy sector, 2:30 p.m., SD–366.

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Committee on Finance: to hold hearings to examine the Stark Law, focusing on current issues and opportunities, 10 a.m., SD–215.

Committee on Foreign Relations: to hold hearings to examine the 2016 Trafficking in Persons Report, 10 a.m., SD–419.

Subcommittee on State Department and USAID Management, International Operations, and Bilateral International Development, to hold hearings to examine public-private partnerships in foreign aid, focusing on leveraging United States assistance for greater impact and sustainability, 2:30 p.m., SD–419.

Committee on the Judiciary: to hold hearings to examine the Freedom of Information Act at Fifty, focusing on whether the Sunshine Law's promise has been fulfilled, 10 a.m., SD–226.

Select Committee on Intelligence: to receive a closed briefing on certain intelligence matters, 2:30 p.m., SH–219.

House

Committee on Appropriations, Full Committee, markup on the State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations Bill for FY 2017; and Report on the Revised Interim Suballocation of Budget Allocations for FY 2017, 10:30 a.m., 2359 Rayburn.

Committee on Energy and Commerce, Subcommittee on Health, hearing entitled ``Strengthening Our National Trauma System'', 10 a.m., 2322 Rayburn.

Subcommittee on Communications and Technology, hearing entitled ``Oversight of the Federal Communications Commission'', 10:15 a.m., 2123 Rayburn.

Full Committee, markup on H.R. 5510, the ``FTC Process and Transparency Reform Act of 2016''; H.R. 5111, the ``Consumer Review Fairness Act''; H.R. 5092, the ``Reinforcing American Made Products Act''; H.R. 5104, the ``Better Online Ticket Sales (BOTS) Act''; H.R. 1301, the ``Amateur Radio Parity Act of 2015''; H.R. 3299, the ``Strengthening Public Health Emergency Response Act of 2015''; H.R. 921, the ``Sports Medicine Licensure Clarity Act of 2015''; and H.R. 670, the ``Special Needs Trust Fairness Act of 2015'', 4 p.m., 2123 Rayburn.

Committee on Financial Services, Full Committee, hearing entitled ``Making a Financial Choice: More Capital or More Government Control?'', 10 a.m., 2128 Rayburn.

Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit, hearing entitled ``Examining the Opportunities and Challenges with Financial Technology (`FinTech'): The Development of Online Marketplace Lending'', 2 p.m., 2128 Rayburn.

Committee on Foreign Affairs, Full Committee, hearing entitled ``Human Rights Under Siege Worldwide'', 10 a.m., 2172 Rayburn.

Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation, and Trade; and Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific, joint hearing entitled ``Pakistan: Friend or Foe in the Fight Against Terrorism?'', 2 p.m., 2172 Rayburn.

Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations, hearing entitled ``Accountability Over Politics: Scrutinizing the Trafficking in Persons Report'', 2 p.m., 2200 Rayburn.

Committee on Homeland Security, Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection, and Security Technologies, hearing entitled ``Value of DHS' Vulnerability Assessments in Protecting our Nation's Critical Infrastructure'', 10 a.m., 311 Cannon.

Committee on the Judiciary, Full Committee, hearing entitled ``Oversight of the Department of Justice'', 10 a.m., 2237 Rayburn.

Task Force on Executive Overreach, hearing entitled ``Executive Overreach in Regulatory Enforcement and Infrastructure'', 3 p.m., 2237 Rayburn.

Committee on Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Water, Power and Oceans, hearing entitled ``Changing Demands and Water Supply Uncertainty in California'', 10 a.m., 1324 Longworth.

Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources, hearing entitled ``Opportunities and Challenges of Developing the Mancos Shale Resource'', 10:30 a.m., 1334 Longworth.

Subcommittee on Indian, Insular, and Alaska Native Affairs, hearing on H.R. 5406, the ``Helping Ensure Accountability, Leadership, and Trust in Tribal Healthcare Act'', 2 p.m., 1334 Longworth.

Full Committee, markup on H.R. 1157, the ``Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Mission Indians Land Transfer Act of 2015''; H.R. 2333, to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to acquire certain property related to the Fort Scott National Historic Site in Fort Scott, Kansas; H.R. 2817, the ``National Historic Preservation Amendments Act of 2015''; H.R. 4576, the ``Ensuring Access to Pacific Fisheries Act''; H.R. 5468, to direct the Secretary of the Interior to allow for prepayment of repayment obligations under Repayment Contracts between the United States and the Weber Basin Water Conservancy District; H.R. 5577, the ``Innovation in Offshore Leasing Act''; S. 246, the ``Alyce Spotted Bear and Walter Soboleff Commission on Native Children Act''; and S. 1579, the ``Native American Tourism and Improving Visitor Experience Act'', 4 p.m., 1324 Longworth.

Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, Full Committee, hearing entitled ``Religious Liberty and H.R. 2802, the First Amendment Defense Act (FADA)'', 10 a.m., 2154 Rayburn.

Full Committee, markup on H.R. 2319, the ``Electronic Message Preservation Act of 2015''; H.R. 5037, the ``District of Columbia Courts and Public Defender Service Voluntary Separation Incentive Payments Act''; H.R. 5341, to amend title 5, United States Code, to recalculate annuity benefits for certain air traffic controllers, and for other purposes; the ``Postal Service Reform Act of 2016''; the ``Postal Service Financial Improvement Act of 2016''; the ``Federal Records Modernization Act''; H.R. 5690, the ``GAO Access and Oversight Act of 2016''; H.R. 5341, to amend title 5, United States Code, to recalculate annuity benefits for certain air traffic controllers, and for other purposes; H.R. 5687, the ``GAO Mandates Revision Act of 2016''; H.R. 5647, to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to treat certain ride-sharing services provided by transportation network companies as excludable transportation fringe benefits, and for other purposes; H.R. 5033, the ``Getting Results through Enhanced Accountability and Transparency Act of 2016''; H.R. 4419, the ``District of Columbia Judicial Financial Transparency Act''; H.R. 4887, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 23323 Shelby Road in Shelby, Indiana, as the ``Richard Allen Cable Post Office''; H.R. 5356, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 14231 TX–150 in Coldspring, Texas, as the ``E. Marie Youngblood Post Office''; H.R. 5612, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 2886 Sandy Plains Road in Marietta, Georgia, as the ``Marine Lance Corporal Squire `Skip' Wells Post Office Building'', 2 p.m., 2154 Rayburn.

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Committee on Rules, Full Committee, hearing on S. 304, the ``Motor Vehicle Safety Whistleblower Act''; and the Senate amendment to the House amendment to S. 764, to reauthorize and amend the National Sea Grant College Program Act, and for other purposes, 3 p.m., H–313 Capitol.

Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, Subcommittee on Space; and Subcommittee on Research and Technology, joint hearing entitled ``Astronomy, Astrophysics, and Astrobiology'', 10 a.m., 2318 Rayburn.

Committee on Small Business, Subcommittee on Agriculture, Energy and Trade, hearing entitled ``Ready for Liftoff: The Importance of Small Businesses in the NASA Supply Chain'', 11 a.m., 2360 Rayburn.

Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation, hearing entitled ``Coast Guard Arctic Implementation Capabilities'', 10 a.m., 2167 Rayburn.

Committee on Ways and Means, Full Committee, hearing on the rising costs of health insurance premiums under the Affordable Care Act, 10 a.m., 1100 Longworth.

Joint Meetings

Joint Economic Committee: To hold hearings to examine encouraging entrepreneurship, focusing on growing business, not bureaucracy, 2 p.m., SH–216.

CONGRESSIONAL PROGRAM AHEAD

Week of July 12 through July 15, 2016

Senate Chamber

On Tuesday, at approximately 10 a.m., Senate will continue consideration of the conference report to accompany S. 524, Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act.

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 Appropriations: July 13, Subcommittee on Military Construction and Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies, to hold hearings to examine a review of the Department of Veterans Affairs' electronic health record (VistA), progress toward interoperability with the Department of Defense's electronic health record, and plans for the future, 10:30 a.m., SD–124.

July 13, Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development, to hold hearings to examine proposed budget estimates and justification for the nuclear cruise missile, 10:30 a.m., SD–138.

July 13, Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development, to hold closed hearings to examine proposed budget estimates and justification for the nuclear cruise missile, 2:30 p.m., SVC–217.

Committee on Armed Services: July 12, to hold closed hearings to examine national security cyber and encryption challenges, 9:30 a.m., SVC–217.

July 14, Full Committee, to hold hearings to examine cybersecurity and United States national security, 9:30 a.m., SD–G50.

Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs: July 14, to hold hearings to examine evaluating the financial risks of China, 10 a.m., SD–538.

Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation: July 12, to hold hearings to examine the Federal Communications Commission's proposed privacy regulations, focusing on how they affect consumers and competition, 10 a.m., SR–253.

July 12, Subcommittee on Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine Infrastructure, Safety and Security, to hold hearings to examine the FAST Act, the economy, and our nation's transportation system, 2:30 p.m., SR–253.

July 13, Subcommittee on Space, Science, and Competitiveness, to hold hearings to examine NASA at a crossroads, focusing on reasserting American leadership in space exploration, 2:30 p.m., SR–253.

Committee on Energy and Natural Resources: July 12, business meeting to consider S. 718, to modify the boundary of Petersburg National Battlefield in the Commonwealth of Virginia, S. 814, to provide for the conveyance of certain Federal land in the State of Oregon to the Confederated Tribes of Coos, Lower Umpqua, and Siuslaw Indians, S. 815, to provide for the conveyance of certain Federal land in the State of Oregon to the Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Tribe of Indians, S. 1007, to amend the Dayton Aviation Heritage Preservation Act of 1992 to rename a site of the Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park, S. 1167, to modify the boundaries of the Pole Creek Wilderness, the Owyhee River Wilderness, and the North Fork Owyhee Wilderness and to authorize the continued use of motorized vehicles for livestock monitoring, herding, and grazing in certain wilderness areas in the State of Idaho, S. 1448, to designate the Frank Moore Wild Steelhead Sanctuary in the State of Oregon, S. 1577, to amend the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act to designate certain segments of East Rosebud Creek in Carbon County, Montana, as components of the Wild and Scenic Rivers System, S. 1623, to establish the Maritime Washington National Heritage Area in the State of Washington, S. 1662, to include Livingston County, the city of Jonesboro in Union County, and the city of Freeport in Stephenson County, Illinois, to the Lincoln National Heritage Area, S. 1690, to establish the Mountains to Sound Greenway National Heritage Area in the State of Washington, S. 1696, to redesignate the Ocmulgee National Monument in the State of Georgia, to revise the boundary of that monument, S. 1699, to designate certain land administered by the Bureau of Land Management and the Forest Service in the State of Oregon as wilderness and national recreation areas and to make additional wild and scenic river designations in the State of Oregon, S. 1777, to amend the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act to authorize the Secretary of Agriculture to maintain or replace certain facilities and structures for commercial recreation services at Smith Gulch in Idaho, S. 1930, to adjust the boundary of the Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park to include the Wallis House and Harriston Hill, S. 1943, to modify the boundary of the Shiloh National Military Park located in the State of Tennessee and Mississippi, to establish Parker's Crossroads Battlefield as an affiliated area of the National Park System, S. 1993, to establish the 21st Century Conservation Service Corps to place youth and veterans in the United States in national service positions to protect, restore, and enhance the great outdoors of the United States, S. 2018, to convey, without consideration, the reversionary interests of the United States in and to certain non-Federal land in Glennallen, Alaska, S. 2087, to modify the boundary of the Fort Scott National Historic Site in the State of Kansas, S. 2177 and H.R. 959, bills to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a special resource study of the Medgar Evers House, located in Jackson, Mississippi, S. 2223, to transfer administrative jurisdiction over certain Bureau of Land Management land from the Secretary of the Interior to the Secretary of Veterans Affairs for inclusion in the Black Hills National Cemetery, S. 2309, to amend title 54, United States Code, to establish within the National Park Service the U.S. Civil Rights Network, S. 2360, to improve the administration of certain programs in the insular areas, S. 2379, to provide for the unencumbering of title to non-Federal land owned by the city of Tucson, Arizona, for purposes of economic development by conveyance of the Federal reversionary interest to the City, S. 2383, to withdraw certain Bureau of Land Management land in the State of Utah from all forms of public appropriation, to provide for the shared management of the withdrawn land by the Secretary of the Interior and the Secretary of the Air Force to facilitate enhanced weapons testing and pilot training, enhance public safety, and provide for continued public access to the withdrawn land, to provide for the exchange of certain Federal land and State land, S. 2412, to establish the Tule Lake National Historic Site in the State of California, S. 2524, to insure adequate use and access to the existing Bolts Ditch headgate and ditch segment within the Holy Cross Wilderness in Eagle County, Colorado, S. 2548, to establish the 400 Years of African-American History Commission, S. 2608, to authorize the Secretary of the Interior and the Secretary of Agriculture to place signage on Federal land along the trail known as the ``American Discovery Trail'', S. 2616, to modify certain cost-sharing and revenue provisions relating to the Arkansas Valley Conduit, Colorado, S. 2620, to facilitate the addition of park administration at the Coltsville National Historical Park, S. 2805, to modify the boundary of Voyageurs National Park in the State of Minnesota, S. 2839 and H.R. 3004, bills to amend the Gullah/Geechee Cultural Heritage Act to extend the authorization for the Gullah/Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor Commission, S. 2902, to provide for long-term water supplies, optimal use of existing water supply infrastructure, and protection of existing water rights, S. 2954, to establish the Ste. Genevieve National Historic Site in the State of Missouri, S. 3020, to update the map of, and modify the acreage available for inclusion in, the Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument, S. 3027, to clarify the boundary of Acadia National Park, S. 3028, to redesignate the Olympic Wilderness as the Daniel J. Evans Wilderness, H.R. 1289, to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to acquire approximately 44 acres of land in Martinez, California, H.R. 2288, to remove the use restrictions on certain land transferred to Rockingham County, Virginia, H.R. 1475, to authorize a Wall of Remembrance as part of the Korean War Veterans Memorial and to allow certain private contributions to fund that Wall of Remembrance, H.R. 2615, to establish the Virgin Islands of the United States Centennial Commission, H.R. 2880, to redesignate the Martin Luther King, Junior, National Historic Site in the State of Georgia, 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 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, 9:30 a.m., SD–366.

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July 12, Subcommittee on Energy, to hold hearings to examine protections designed to guard against energy disruptions, including S. 3018, to provide for the establishment of a pilot program to identify security vulnerabilities of certain entities in the energy sector, 2:30 p.m., SD–366.

Committee on Finance: July 12, to hold hearings to examine the Stark Law, focusing on current issues and opportunities, 10 a.m., SD–215.

July 13, Full Committee, to hold hearings to examine the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015, focusing on ensuring successful implementation of physician payment reforms, 10 a.m., SD–215.

July 13, Subcommittee on Health Care, to hold hearings to examine Alzheimer's disease, focusing on the struggle for families and a looming crisis for Medicare, 2:30 p.m., SD–215.

Committee on Foreign Relations: July 12, to hold hearings to examine the 2016 Trafficking in Persons Report, 10 a.m., SD–419.

July 12, Subcommittee on State Department and USAID Management, International Operations, and Bilateral International Development, to hold hearings to examine public-private partnerships in foreign aid, focusing on leveraging United States assistance for greater impact and sustainability, 2:30 p.m., SD–419.

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July 13, Subcommittee on East Asia, the Pacific, and International Cybersecurity Policy, to hold hearings to examine United States policy options in the South China Sea; to be immediately followed by a Full Committee hearing to examine the nominations of Sung Y. Kim, of California, to be Ambassador to the Republic of the Philippines, Rena Bitter, of Texas, to be Ambassador to the Lao People's Democratic Republic, and Kamala Shirin Lakhdhir, of Connecticut, to be Ambassador to Malaysia, all of the Department of State, 10:30 a.m., SD–419.

July 13, Subcommittee on Western Hemisphere, Transnational Crime, Civilian Security, Democracy, Human Rights, and Global Women's Issues, to hold hearings to examine Zika in the Western Hemisphere, focusing on risks and response, 2:30 p.m., SD–419.

July 14, Full Committee, business meeting to consider S. Res. 515, welcoming Prime Minister Lee Hsien-Loong to the United States and reaffirming Singapore's strategic partnership with the United States, encompassing broad and robust economic, military-to-military, law enforcement, and counterterrorism cooperation, S. Con. Res. 41, expressing the sense of Congress on the Peshmerga of the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, S. Con. Res. 42, to express the sense of Congress regarding the safe and expeditious resettlement to Albania of all residents of Camp Liberty, and the nominations of Mark Sobel, of Virginia, to be United States Executive Director of the International Monetary Fund, and Marie L. Yovanovitch, of Connecticut, to be Ambassador to Ukraine, Geoffrey R. Pyatt, of California, to be Ambassador to Greece, Anne Hall, of Maine, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Lithuania, Douglas Alan Silliman, of Texas, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Iraq, Peter Michael McKinley, of Virginia, to be Ambassador to the Federative Republic of Brazil, Lawrence Robert Silverman, of Massachusetts, to be Ambassador to the State of Kuwait, and Carol Z. Perez, of Virginia, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Chile, all of the Department of State; to be immediately followed by a hearing to examine the Iran nuclear agreement, 10 a.m., SD–419.

Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions: July 13, to hold hearings to examine campus safety, focusing on improving prevention and response efforts, 2:45 p.m., SD–106.

July 14, Full Committee, to hold hearings to examine Every Student Succeeds Act implementation, focusing on perspectives from education stakeholders on proposed regulations, 10 a.m., SD–430.

Committee on the Judiciary: July 12, to hold hearings to examine the Freedom of Information Act at Fifty, focusing on whether the Sunshine Law's promise has been fulfilled, 10 a.m., SD–226.

July 13, Full Committee, to hold hearings to examine the nominations of Lucy Haeran Koh, of California, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Ninth Circuit, Florence Y. Pan, to be United States District Judge for the District of Columbia, and Danny C. Reeves, of Kentucky, to be a Member of the United States Sentencing Commission, 10 a.m., SD–226.

July 13, Subcommittee on Crime and Terrorism, to hold hearings to examine researching the potential medical benefits and risks of marijuana, 2:30 p.m., SD–226.

July 14, 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. 2763, to provide the victims of Holocaust-era persecution and their heirs a fair opportunity to recover works of art confiscated or misappropriated by the Nazis, an original bill entitled, ``Foreign Cultural Exchange Jurisdictional Immunity Clarification Act of 2016'', and the nominations of Jennifer Klemetsrud Puhl, of North Dakota, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Eighth Circuit, Donald C. Coggins, Jr., to be United States District Judge for the District of South Carolina, David C. Nye, to be United States District Judge for the District of Idaho, and Kathleen Marie Sweet, to be United States District Judge for the Western District of New York, 10 a.m., SD–226.

Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship: July 14, to hold hearings to examine how venture capitalists and angel investors fund entrepreneurs and startup companies, 10 a.m., SR–428A.

Select Committee on Intelligence: July 12, to receive a closed briefing on certain intelligence matters, 2:30 p.m., SH–219.

July 14, Full Committee, to receive a closed briefing on certain intelligence matters, 2 p.m., SH–219.

House Committees

Committee on Agriculture, July 13, Full Committee, hearing entitled ``Examining the CFTC's Proposed Rule: Regulation Automated Trading'', 10 a.m., 1300 Longworth.

Committee on Appropriations, July 13, Full Committee, markup on Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations Bill for FY 2017, 10 a.m., 2359 Rayburn.

Committee on Armed Services, July 13, Subcommittee on Tactical Air and Land Forces, hearing entitled ``Air Dominance and the Critical Role of Fifth Generation Fighters'', 2 p.m., 2212 Rayburn.

July 13, Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, hearing entitled ``Oversight of the European Reassurance Initiative'', 3:30 p.m., 2118 Rayburn.

July 14, Subcommittee on Seapower and Projection Forces, hearing entitled ``Naval Dominance in Undersea Warfare'', 2 p.m., 2212 Rayburn.

July 14, Subcommittee on Strategic Forces, hearing entitled ``President Obama's Nuclear Deterrent Modernization Plans and Budgets: The Military Requirements'', 3:30 p.m., 2118 Rayburn.

Committee on the Budget, July 13, Full Committee, hearing entitled ``Restoring the Trust for Americans at or Near Retirement'', 9:30 a.m., 210 Cannon.

Committee on Energy and Commerce, July 13, Full Committee, markup on H.R. 5510, the ``FTC Process and Transparency Reform Act of 2016''; H.R. 5111, the ``Consumer Review Fairness Act''; H.R. 5092, the ``Reinforcing American Made Products Act''; H.R. 5104, the ``Better Online Ticket Sales (BOTS) Act''; H.R. 1301, the ``Amateur Radio Parity Act of 2015''; H.R. 3299, the ``Strengthening Public Health Emergency Response Act of 2015''; H.R. 921, the ``Sports Medicine Licensure Clarity Act of 2015''; and H.R. 670, the ``Special Needs Trust Fairness Act of 2015'' (continued), 2 p.m., 2123 Rayburn.

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July 13, Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy, hearing entitled ``Oversight of CERCLA Implementation'', 10 a.m., 2123 Rayburn.

July 13, Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade, hearing entitled ``Disrupter Series: Health Care Apps'', 10:15 a.m., 2322 Rayburn.

Committee on Financial Services, July 13, Full Committee, hearing entitled ``HUD Accountability'', 10 a.m., 2128 Rayburn.

July 13, Full Committee, markup on a bill to prohibit the Secretary of the Treasury from issuing certain licenses in connection with the export or re-export of a commercial passenger aircraft to the Islamic Republic of Iran, to require annual reports by the Secretary of the Treasury and the Export-Import Bank on financing issues related to the sale or lease of such a commercial passenger aircraft or spare parts for such an aircraft, and for other purposes; and bill to prohibit the Secretary of the Treasury from authorizing certain transactions by a U.S. financial institution in connection with the export or re-export of a commercial passenger aircraft to the Islamic Republic of Iran, and for other purposes; and the ``No Ex-Im Assistance for Terrorism Act'', 2 p.m., 2128 Rayburn.

Committee on Foreign Affairs, July 13, Full Committee, hearing entitled ``Countering the Virtual Caliphate: The State Department's Performance'', 10 a.m., 2172 Rayburn.

July 13, Subcommittee on Europe, Eurasia, and Emerging Threats, hearing entitled ``Turkey's Democratic Decline'', 2 p.m., 2200 Rayburn.

July 13, Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations, hearing entitled ``The Castro Regime's Ongoing Violations of Civil and Political Rights'', 2 p.m., 2172 Rayburn.

July 14, Full Committee, markup on H. Res. 660, expressing the sense of the House of Representatives to support the territorial integrity of Georgia; H. Res. 729, expressing support for the expeditious consideration and finalization of a new, robust, and long-term Memorandum of Understanding on military assistance to Israel between the United States Government and the Government of Israel; H. Res. 750, urging the European Union to designate Hizballah in its entirety as a terrorist organization and increase pressure on it and its members; H. Res. 780, urging respect for the constitution of the Democratic Republic of the Congo in the democratic transition of power in 2016; H. Res. 808, calling on the Government of the Islamic Republic of Iran to release Iranian-Americans Siamak Namazi and his father, Baquer Namazi; H.R. 4481, the ``Education for All Act of 2016''; H.R. 5094, the ``Stability and Democracy for Ukraine Act''; H.R. 5537, the ``Digital Global Access Policy Act of 2016''; and the ``Caesar Syrian Civilian Protection Act of 2016'', 10:15 a.m., 2172 Rayburn.

July 14, Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere, hearing entitled ``The Strategic Importance of Building a Stronger U.S.-Caribbean Partnership'', 2 p.m., 2200 Rayburn.

July 14, Subcommittee on the Middle East and North Africa, hearing entitled ``U.S. Humanitarian Assistance to Syria: Minimizing Risks and Improving Oversight'', 2 p.m., 2172 Rayburn.

July 14, Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations, markup on H. Res. 290, calling for the global repeal of blasphemy laws; and hearing entitled ``Hope Deferred: Securing Enforcement of the Goldman Act to Return Abducted American Children'', 2 p.m., 2255 Rayburn.

Committee on Homeland Security, July 13, Subcommittee on Counterterrorism and Intelligence, hearing entitled ``Counterintelligence and Insider Threats: How Prepared Is the Department of Homeland Security?'', 10 a.m., 311 Cannon.

July 14, Full Committee, hearing entitled ``Worldwide Threats to the Homeland: ISIS and the New Wave of Terror'', 10 a.m., 311 Cannon.

Committee on the Judiciary, July 13, Full Committee, markup on H.R. 68, the ``Juvenile Accountability Block Grant Reauthorization and the Bullying Prevention and Intervention Act of 2015''; and H.R. 4602, the ``Justice for All Reauthorization Act of 2016'', 11 a.m., 2237 Rayburn.

July 14, Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice, hearing on S. 2040, the ``Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act'', 10 a.m., 2237 Rayburn.

Committee on Natural Resources, July 13, Full Committee, markup on H.R. 1157, the ``Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Mission Indians Land Transfer Act of 2015''; H.R. 2333, to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to acquire certain property related to the Fort Scott National Historic Site in Fort Scott, Kansas; H.R. 2817, the ``National Historic Preservation Amendments Act of 2015''; H.R. 4576, the ``Ensuring Access to Pacific Fisheries Act''; H.R. 5468, to direct the Secretary of the Interior to allow for prepayment of repayment obligations under Repayment Contracts between the United States and the Weber Basin Water Conservancy District; H.R. 5577, the ``Innovation in Offshore Leasing Act''; S. 246, the ``Alyce Spotted Bear and Walter Soboleff Commission on Native Children Act''; and S. 1579, the ``Native American Tourism and Improving Visitor Experience Act'' (continued), 10 a.m., 1324 Longworth.

July 13, Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources, hearing on H.R. 2663, the ``Public Land Renewable Energy Development Act of 2015'', 2 p.m., 1324 Longworth.

July 14, Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, hearing entitled ``The Status of Ivanpah and Other Federal Loan-Guaranteed Solar Energy Projects on Bureau of Land Management Lands'', 10 a.m., 1334 Longworth.

Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, July 13, Full Committee, hearing entitled ``Oversight of the FDIC Application Process'', 10 a.m., 2154 Rayburn.

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July 13, Subcommittee on Information Technology; and Subcommittee on National Security, joint hearing entitled ``Digital Acts of War: Evolving the Cybersecurity Conversation'', 1 p.m., 2154 Rayburn.

July 13, Subcommittee on Health Care, Benefits and Administrative Rules, hearing entitled ``From Premium Increases to Failing Co-ops: An Obamacare Checkup'', 2 p.m., 2247 Rayburn.

July 14, Full Committee, hearing entitled ``Recalcitrant Countries: Denying Visas to Countries that Refuse to Take Back their Deported Nationals'', 9:30 a.m., 2154 Rayburn.

July 14, Subcommittee on Government Operations, hearing entitled ``Examining Mismanagement in Office of Justice Programs Grantmaking'', 2 p.m., 2247 Rayburn.

July 14, Subcommittee on Transportation and Public Assets, hearing entitled ``Lagging Behind: The State of High Speed Rail in the United States'', 2 p.m., 2154 Rayburn.

July 15, Subcommittee on National Security; and Subcommittee on Transportation and Public Assets, joint hearing entitled ``Oversight of the Urban Area Security Initiative Grant Program'', 9 a.m., 2154 Rayburn.

Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, July 14, Full Committee, hearing entitled ``Evaluating FDIC's Response to Major Data Breaches: Is the FDIC Safeguarding Consumers' Banking Information?'', 10 a.m., 2318 Rayburn.

Committee on Veterans' Affairs, July 13, Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs, hearing entitled ``TBI Claims: VA's Failure to Provide Adequate Examinations'', 10 a.m., 334 Cannon.

Committee on Ways and Means, July 13, Subcommittee on Trade, hearing entitled ``Expanding U.S. Digital Trade and Eliminating Barriers to U.S. Digital Exports'', 10 a.m., 1100 Longworth.

July 13, Full Committee, markup on H.R. 5659, the ``Expanding Seniors Receiving Dialysis Choice Act of 2016''; H.R. 5713, the ``Sustaining Healthcare Integrity and Fair Treatment Act of 2016''; H.R. 3608, to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to exempt amounts paid for aircraft management services from the excise taxes imposed on transportation by air; H.R. 5320, the ``Social Security Must Avert Identity Loss (MAIL) Act of 2016''; H.R. 711, the ``Equal Treatment of Public Servants Act of 2015'', 2 p.m., 1100 Longworth.

July 14, Subcommittee on Social Security, hearing entitled ``Modernizing Social Security's Information Technology Infrastructure'', 10 a.m., B–318 Rayburn.

Joint Meetings

Joint Economic Committee: July 12, to hold hearings to examine encouraging entrepreneurship, focusing on growing business, not bureaucracy, 2 p.m., SH–216.

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Next Meeting of the
SENATE

10 a.m., Tuesday, July 12

Senate Chamber

Program for Tuesday: Senate will continue consideration of the conference report to accompany S. 524, Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act.

(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, July 12

House Chamber

Program for Tuesday: Begin consideration of H.R. 5538--Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2017 (Subject to a Rule). Consideration of motions to suspend the rules.


Extensions of Remarks, as inserted in this issue








HOUSE


Becerra, Xavier, Calif., E1081

Buchanan, Vern, Fla., E1079

Coffman, Mike, Colo., E1081

Collins, Chris, N.Y., E1083, E1083

Denham, Jeff, Calif., E1081

Guinta, Frank C., N.H., E1079, E1081

Huizenga, Bill, Mich., E1083

Jolly, David W., Fla., E1081, E1081, E1081, E1082, E1082, E1083, E1083

Kaptur, Marcy, Ohio, E1079

Mulvany, Mick, S.C., E1081, E1082

Olson, Pete, Tex., E1083

Sessions, Pete, Tex., E1082

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