Daily Digest

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Daily Digest

HIGHLIGHTS

    Senate agreed to the motion to concur in the House amendments to the Senate amendments to H.R. 636, Federal Aviation Administration Reauthorization Act.
    Senate agreed to the conference report to accompany S. 524, Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act.

Senate

Chamber Action

Routine Proceedings, pages S5019–S5098

Measures Introduced:
Thirty-seven bills and six resolutions were introduced, as follows: S. 3173–3209, S. Res. 530–534, and S. Con. Res. 47.


Pages S5078–80

Measures Reported:

Report to accompany S. 2850, to amend the Small Business Act to provide for expanded participation in the microloan program. (S. Rept. No. 114–301)

H.R. 1656, to provide for additional resources for the Secret Service, and to improve protections for restricted areas, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. (S. Rept. No. 114–302)


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Measures Passed:

Department of Veterans Affairs Dental Insurance Reauthorization Act:
Committee on Veterans' Affairs was discharged from further consideration of S. 3055, to amend title 38, United States Code, to provide a dental insurance plan to veterans and survivors and dependents of veterans, and the bill was then passed.


Pages S5035–36
Veterans' Compensation COLA Act:
Senate passed 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.

Page S5058
Library of Congress Sound Recording and Film Preservation Programs Reauthorization Act:
Committee on Rules and Administration was discharged from further consideration of S. 2893, to reauthorize the sound recording and film preservation programs of the Library of Congress, and the bill was then passed, after agreeing to the following amendment proposed thereto:

Pages S5091–92

Grassley (for Blunt) Amendment No. 4973, to increase the amount of funds authorized to be appropriated to the National Recording Preservation Foundation.


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National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped:
Senate passed S. 3207, to authorize the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped to provide playback equipment in all formats.

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Filipino Veterans of World War II Congressional Gold Medal Act:
Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs was discharged from further consideration of S. 1555, to award a Congressional Gold Medal, collectively, to the Filipino veterans of World War II, in recognition of the dedicated service of the veterans during World War II, and the bill was then passed.

Pages S5092–94
140th Anniversary of the State of Colorado:
Senate agreed to S. Res. 532, celebrating the 140th anniversary of the State of Colorado.

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United States Intelligence Professionals Day:
Senate agreed to S. Res. 533, designating July 26, 2016, as ``United States Intelligence Professionals Day''.

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Relative to the Death of Former Senator William L. Armstrong:
Senate agreed to S. Res. 534, relative to the death of William L. Armstrong, former United States Senator for the State of Colorado.

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Conference Reports:

Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act:
By 92 yeas to 2 nays (Vote No. 129), Senate agreed to 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 S5022–28, S5045–58, S5058–66
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During consideration of this measure today, Senate also took the following action:

By 90 yeas to 2 nays (Vote No. 126), 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 conference report to accompany the bill.


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House Messages:
Federal Aviation Administration Reauthorization Act
:
By 89 yeas to 4 nays (Vote No. 127), Senate agreed to the motion to concur in the House amendments to the Senate amendments to H.R. 636, to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to permanently extend increased expensing limitations.


Pages S5028–35, S5036–41

National Defense Authorization Act House Message--Agreement:
A unanimous-consent-time agreement was reached providing that at approximately 9:30 a.m., on Thursday, July 14, 2016, the Chair lay before the Senate the House message to accompany S. 2943, to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2017 for military activities of the Department of Defense, for military construction, and for defense activities of the Department of Energy, to prescribe military personnel strengths for such fiscal year, and Senator McConnell be recognized to make a compound motion to go to conference on S. 2943; that after cloture is filed on the compound motion, the time until 11:30 a.m. be equally divided between the two Leaders, or their designees, and that at 11:30 a.m., Senate vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the compound motion to go to conference; and that if cloture is invoked, Senate agree to the compound motion to go to conference and there be two motions to instruct in order made by Senator Shaheen and Senator Sullivan; that Senator Shaheen be recognized to offer a motion to instruct the conferees, and that there be up to four minutes of debate equally divided on the motion, and that following the use or yielding back of time, Senate vote on or in relation to the Shaheen motion; following disposition of the Shaheen motion, Senator Sullivan be recognized to offer a motion to instruct the conferees and that there be up to four minutes of debate equally divided on the motion and that following the use or yielding back of that time, Senate vote on or in relation to the Sullivan motion, without intervening action or debate.


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Nominations Confirmed:
Senate confirmed the following nominations:

By 74 yeas to 18 nays (Vote No. EX. 128), Carla D. Hayden, of Maryland, to be Librarian of Congress for a term of ten years.


Pages S5041–45, S5097–98

1 Air Force nomination in the rank of general.

6 Army nominations in the rank of general.

29 Navy nominations in the rank of admiral.

Routine lists in the Air Force, Army, and Navy.


Pages S5090–91, S5097–98

Nominations Received:
Senate received the following nominations:

Grant T. Harris, of California, to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the United States Institute of Peace for a term of four years.

Benjamin Osorio, of Pennsylvania, to be a Member of the National Council on the Arts for a term expiring September 3, 2022.

Mary Ellen Barbera, of Maryland, to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the State Justice Institute for a term expiring September 17, 2018.

John D. Minton, Jr., of Kentucky, to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the State Justice Institute for a term expiring September 17, 2016.

Jannette Lake Dates, of Maryland, to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting for a term expiring January 31, 2022.

Joseph R. Donovan Jr., of Virginia, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Indonesia.

Constance Smith Barker, of Alabama, to be a Member of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission for a term expiring July 1, 2021.

John A. Herrera, of North Carolina, to be a Member of the National Credit Union Administration Board for a term expiring April 10, 2021.

1 Army nomination in the rank of general.

2 Navy nominations in the rank of admiral.

Routine lists in the Air Force, Army, Foreign Service, and Navy.


Pages S5094–97

Messages from the House:


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Measures Referred:


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Measures Read the First Time:


Pages S5078, S5094

Additional Cosponsors:


Pages S5080–82

Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:


Pages S5082–89

Additional Statements:


Pages S5074–78

Amendments Submitted:


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Authorities for Committees to Meet:


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Privileges of the Floor:


Page S5090

Record Votes:
Four record votes were taken today. (Total--129)


Pages S5028, S5041, S5045, S5066

Adjournment:
Senate convened at 9:30 a.m. and adjourned, as a further mark of respect to the memory of the late Senator William L. Armstrong, in accordance with S. Res. 534, at 8:04 p.m., until 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, July 14, 2016. (For Senate's program, see the remarks of the Acting Majority Leader in today's Record on page S5094.)

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Committee Meetings

(Committees not listed did not meet)

APPROPRIATIONS: NUCLEAR CRUISE MISSILE

Committee on Appropriations:
Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development concluded open and closed hearings to examine proposed budget estimates and justification for the nuclear cruise missile, after receiving testimony from William Perry, former Secretary, John J. Hamre, former Deputy Secretary, Admiral C. D. Haney, Commander, United States Strategic Command, Robert Scher, Assistant Secretary for Strategy, Plans, and Capabilities, all of the Department of Defense; Franklin C. Miller, former Special Assistant to President George W. Bush and Senior Director for Defense Policy and Arms Control on the National Security Council; Rose Gottemoeller, Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security; and Madelyn Creedon, Principal Deputy Administrator, National Nuclear Security Administration, Department of Energy.

VETERANS AFFAIRS' ELECTRONIC HEALTH RECORD

Committee on Appropriations:
Subcommittee on Military Construction and Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies concluded a hearing 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, after receiving testimony from Valerie C. Melvin, Director, Information Management and Technology Resources Issues, Government Accountability Office; Lauren Thompson, Director, Department of Defense/Veterans Affairs Interagency Program Office; and LaVerne H. Council, Assistant Secretary for Information and Technology and Chief Information Officer, and David W. Waltman, Program Executive, VistA Evolution, Senior Advisor to the Under Secretary for Health, and Jonathan R. Nebeker, Deputy Chief Medical Information Officer for Strategy and Design, both of the Veterans Health Administration, all of the Department of Veterans Affairs.

NASA

Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation:
Subcommittee on Space, Science, and Competiveness concluded a hearing to examine NASA at a crossroads, focusing on reasserting American leadership in space exploration, after receiving testimony from William H. Gerstenmaier, Associate Administrator for Human Exploration and Operations, National Aeronautics and Space Administration; Mary Lynne Dittmar, Coalition for Deep Space Exploration, Washington, D.C.; Michael Gold, Space Systems Loral, Chevy Chase, Maryland; Mark N. Sirangelo, Sierra Nevada Corporation, Louisville, Colorado; and Daniel L. Dumbacher, Purdue University College of Engineering School of Aeronautics and Astronautics, West Lafayette, Indiana.

BUSINESS MEETING

Committee on Energy and Natural Resources:
Committee ordered favorably reported the following business items:

H.R. 1289, to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to acquire approximately 44 acres of land in Martinez, California;

S. 718, to modify the boundary of Petersburg National Battlefield in the Commonwealth of Virginia, with an amendment;

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, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute;

S. 1007, to amend the Dayton Aviation Heritage Preservation Act of 1992 to rename a site of the Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park, with an amendment;

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, with an amendment;

H.R. 2288, to remove the use restrictions on certain land transferred to Rockingham County, Virginia;

S. 1448, to designate the Frank Moore Wild Steelhead Sanctuary in the State of Oregon, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute;

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, with an amendment;

S. 1623, to establish the Maritime Washington National Heritage Area in the State of Washington, with an amendment;

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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, with an amendment;

S. 1696, to redesignate the Ocmulgee National Monument in the State of Georgia, to revise the boundary of that monument, with an amendment;

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, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute;

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, with an amendment;

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, with an amendment;

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, with an amendment;

S. 2309, to amend title 54, United States Code, to establish within the National Park Service the U.S. Civil Rights Network, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute;

S. 2360, to improve the administration of certain programs in the insular areas, with an amendment;

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, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute;

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, with an amendment;

H.R. 4539 and S. 2548, bills to establish the 400 Years of African-American History Commission, with an amendment;

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, with an amendment;

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, with an amendment;

S. 2954, to establish the Ste. Genevieve National Historic Site in the State of Missouri, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute;

S. 3020, to update the map of, and modify the acreage available for inclusion in, the Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute;

S. 3027, to clarify the boundary of Acadia National Park, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute;

S. 3028, to redesignate the Olympic Wilderness as the Daniel J. Evans Wilderness;

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, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute;

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

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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, with an amendment.

MEDICARE ACCESS AND CHIP REAUTHORIZATION ACT OF 2015

Committee on Finance:
Committee concluded a hearing to examine the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015, focusing on ensuring successful implementation of physician payment reforms, after receiving testimony from Andy Slavitt, Acting Administrator, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Department of Health and Human Services.

ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE

Committee on Finance:
Subcommittee on Health Care concluded a hearing to examine Alzheimer's disease, focusing on the struggle for families and a looming crisis for Medicare, after receiving testimony from Ronald C. Petersen, Mayo Clinic Alzheimer's Disease Research Center, Rochester, Minnesota, on behalf of the Advisory Council on Research, Care and Services for the National Alzheimer's Project Act; Henry Paulson, University of Michigan Alzheimer's Disease Center, Ann Arbor; and Connie B. Karasow, Levittown, Pennsylvania.

U.S. POLICY OPTIONS IN THE SOUTH CHINA SEA

Committee on Foreign Relations:
Subcommittee on East Asia, the Pacific, and International Cybersecurity Policy concluded a hearing to examine United States policy options in the South China Sea, after receiving testimony from Admiral Dennis C. Blair, USN (Ret.), former Commander, United States Pacific Command, Sasakawa Peace Foundation USA, and Kurt M. Campbell, former Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs, Center for a New American Security, both of Washington, D.C.

NOMINATIONS

Committee on Foreign Relations:
Committee concluded a 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, after the nominees testified and answered questions in their own behalf.

ZIKA IN THE WESTERN HEMISPHERE

Committee on Foreign Relations:
Subcommittee on Western Hemisphere, Transnational Crime, Civilian Security, Democracy, Human Rights, and Global Women's Issues concluded a hearing to examine Zika in the Western Hemisphere, focusing on risks and response, after receiving testimony from Judith G. Garber, Acting Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs, Department of State; Tom Frieden, Director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Department of Health and Human Services; and Irene Koek, Acting Deputy Assistant Administrator for Global Health, United States Agency for International Development.

CAMPUS SAFETY


Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions:
Committee concluded a hearing to examine campus safety, focusing on improving prevention and response efforts, after receiving testimony from Rick Amweg, Security Risk Management Consultants, LLC, Columbus, Ohio; Elizabeth J. Allan, StopHazing.org, Orono, Maine; Melynda Huskey, Washington State University, Pullman; Wendy S. Krisak, DeSales University, Center Valley, Pennsylvania; Joseph Storch, The State University of New York, Albany; and Jane Clementi, Tyler Clementi Foundation, New York, New York.

NOMINATIONS

Committee on the Judiciary:
Committee concluded a hearing to examine the nominations of Lucy Haeran Koh, of California, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Ninth Circuit, who was introduced by Senators Boxer and Feinstein, Florence Y. Pan, to be United States District Judge for the District of Columbia, who was introduced by Delegate Norton, and Danny C. Reeves, of Kentucky, to be a Member of the United States Sentencing Commission, after the nominees testified and answered questions in their own behalf.

MEDICAL BENEFITS AND RISKS OF MARIJUANA

Committee on the Judiciary:
Subcommittee on Crime and Terrorism concluded a hearing to examine researching the potential medical benefits and risks of marijuana, after receiving testimony from Senators Booker and Gillibrand; Susan R.B. Weiss, Director, Division of Extramural Research, National Institute on Drug Abuse, National Institutes of Health, and Douglas C. Throckmorton, Deputy Director for Regulatory Programs, Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, Food and Drug Administration, both of the Department of Health and Human Services; Daniele Piomelli, University of California, Irvine; Stuart Gitlow, Annenberg Physician Training Program in Addictive Disease, Woonsocket, Rhode Island, on behalf of the American Society of Addiction Medicine; and D. Linden Barber, Quarles and Brady, LLP, Indianapolis, Indiana.

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House of Representatives

Chamber Action

Public Bills and Resolutions Introduced:
33 public bills, H.R. 5745–5778; and 9 resolutions, H. Con. Res. 144–146; and H. Res. 825–831, were introduced.


Pages H4924–26

Additional Cosponsors:


Pages H4927–28

Reports Filed:
There were no reports filed today.

Speaker:
Read a letter from the Speaker wherein he appointed Representative Ros-Lehtinen to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.


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


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Guest Chaplain:
The prayer was offered by the Guest Chaplain, Reverend Malcolm J. Byrd, Jackson Memorial A.M.E. Zion Church, Hempstead, New York.


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Electing the Chief Administrative Officer of the House of Representatives:
The House agreed to H. Res. 826, electing the Chief Administrative Officer of the House of Representatives.


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Administration of the Oath of Office to an Officer of the House:
The Speaker administered the Oath of Office to Philip George Kiko of the State of Ohio to act as and to exercise the duties of Chief Administrative Officer of the House of Representatives, effective August 1, 2016.


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Unanimous Consent Agreement:
Agreed by unanimous consent that the question of adopting a motion to recommit on S. 304 may be subject to postponement as though under clause 8 of rule 20.


Page H4845

Motor Vehicle Safety Whistleblower Act:
The House passed S. 304, to improve motor vehicle safety by encouraging the sharing of certain information, by a yea-and-nay vote of 245 yeas to 182 nays, Roll No. 443.


Pages H4844–60, H4866–68

Rejected the Wasserman Schultz motion to recommit the bill to the Committee on Energy and Commerce with instructions to report the same back to the House forthwith with an amendment, by a yea-and-nay vote of 182 yeas to 244 nays, Roll No. 442.


Pages H4859–60, H4866–67

Pursuant to the Rule, an amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the text of Rules Committee Print 114–61 shall be considered as adopted.


Page H4844

H. Res. 822, the rule providing for consideration of the Senate amendment to the House amendment to the bill (S. 764) and providing for consideration of the bill (S. 304) was agreed to by a recorded vote of 242 ayes to 185 noes, Roll No. 440, after the previous question was ordered by a yea-and-nay vote of 245 yeas to 183 nays, Roll No. 439.


Pages H4829–38, H4843–44

No 2H2O from Iran Act:
The House passed 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, by a yea-and-nay vote of 249 yeas to 176 nays, Roll No. 441.


Pages H4860–66

H. Res. 819, the rule providing for consideration of the bills (H.R. 4992), (H.R. 5119), and (H.R. 5631) was agreed to yesterday, July 12th.

Condemning in the strongest terms the terrorist attacks in Istanbul, Turkey, on June 28, 2016, that resulted in the loss of at least 44 lives:
The House agreed to discharge from committee and agree to H. Res. 823, condemning in the strongest terms the terrorist attacks in Istanbul, Turkey, on June 28, 2016, that resulted in the loss of at least 44 lives.


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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:
The House agreed to discharge from committee and agree to H. Res. 827, 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.


Pages H4874–75

Establishing the John F. Kennedy Centennial Commission:
The House agreed to discharge from committee and pass H.R. 5722, to establish the John F. Kennedy Centennial Commission.


Pages H4875–76

Motion to Fix Next Convening Time:
Agreed by voice vote to the Chaffetz motion that when the House adjourns today, it adjourn to meet at 9 a.m. tomorrow, July 14.


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Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2017:
The House considered H.R. 5538, making appropriations for the Department of the Interior, environment, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2017. Consideration began yesterday, July 12th.


Pages H4838–42, H4868–74, H4876–82, H4882–H4921

Agreed to:

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Boustany amendment (No. 45 printed in H. Rept. 114–683) that was debated on July 12th that ensures that no money is permitted for the implementation of the Well Control Rule (by a recorded vote of 234 ayes to 195 noes, Roll No. 444);


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Byrne amendment (No. 50 printed in H. Rept. 114–683) that was debated on July 12th that prohibits funding from being used to implement, administer, or enforce the Obama administration's National Ocean Policy (by a recorded vote of 237 ayes to 189 noes, Roll No. 445);


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Goodlatte amendment (No. 57 printed in H. Rept. 114–683) that was debated on July 12th that prohibits the Environmental Protection Agency from using any funds to take retaliatory, or EPA described backstop actions, against any of the six states in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed in the event that a state does not meet the goals mandated by the EPA's Chesapeake Bay Total Maximum Daily Load (by a recorded vote of 231 ayes to 197 noes, Roll No. 446);


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Lamborn amendment (No. 67 printed in H. Rept. 114–683) that was debated on July 12th that prohibits the use of funds to implement or enforce the threatened species or endangered species listing of any plant or wildlife that has not undergone a periodic 5 year review as required by section (4)(c)(2) of the Endangered Species Act of 1973 (by a recorded vote of 238 ayes to 190 noes, Roll No. 449);


Pages H4871–72

Lamborn amendment (No. 68 printed in H. Rept. 114–683) that was debated on July 12th that prohibits the use of funds to implement or enforce the threatened species listing of the Preble's meadow jumping mouse (by a recorded vote of 228 ayes to 199 noes, Roll No. 450);


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Newhouse amendment (No. 73 printed in H. Rept. 114–683) that was debated on July 12th that prohibits the use of funds by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service and the Department of Interior to treat any Gray Wolf in the 48 contiguous states as an endangered or threatened species under the Endangered Species Act after June 13, 2017 (by a recorded vote of 223 ayes to 201 noes, Roll No. 452);


Pages H4873–74

Lummis amendment (No. 77 printed in H. Rept. 114–683) that removes federal protections for the New Mexico Meadow Jumping Mouse under the Endangered Species Act (ESA);


Pages H4877–78

Perry amendment (No. 81 printed in H. Rept. 114–683) that ensures none of the funds made available by this Act shall be used to give formal notification under, or prepare, propose, implement, administer, or enforce any rule or recommendation pursuant to, section 115 of the Clean Air Act;


Pages H4882–83

Pompeo amendment (No. 82 printed in H. Rept. 114–683) that prohibits funds from being used to finalize, implement, administer or enforce EPA's proposed rule on Accidental Release Prevention Requirements: Rink Management Program Under the Clean Air Act;


Pages H4883–84

Calvert en bloc amendment No. 1 consisting of the following amendments printed in H. Rept. 114–683: Price (GA) (No. 83) that ensures none of the funds in the underlying bill will be made available to carry out any new major rule as described in subparagraph (A) of section 804(2) of title 5, United States Code; Smith (MO) (No. 86) that blocks funding from going towards environmental education grants under section 6 of the national environmental education act; Yoho (No. 107) that appropriates funds to conduct a study with existing funds on how Coastal Barrier Resource Area zones affect the value of private property; Duncan (TN) (No. 118) that provides that none of the funds made available by this Act may be used to destroy any buildings or structures on Midway Island; Westerman (No. 127) that prevents funds from being used to destroy records regarding, related to, or generated by the recently closed Inorganic Section of the USGS Energy Geochemistry Lab in Lakewood, CO, which has a 20-year track record of data manipulation; and Rohrabacher (No. 129) that prevents funds in the underlying bill from being used to take steps to significantly change operations at the Arecibo Observatory in Arecibo, Puerto Rico;


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Westerman amendment (No. 87 printed in H. Rept. 114–683) that prevents funds from being used to enforce a federal court decision that stopped implementation of the 2014 EA and take permit plan for double-crested cormorants;


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Young (AK) amendment (No. 89 printed in H. Rept. 114–683) that prohibits funds to be used to finalize, implement, or enforce new regulations on offshore Arctic energy exploration and development;


Pages H4887–88

Young (AK) amendment (No. 91 printed in H. Rept. 114–683) that prohibits funds to be used to implement a final rule by the Fish and Wildlife Service and a proposed rule from the National Park Service;


Pages H4889–90

Young (AK) amendment (No. 93 printed in H. Rept. 114–683) that prohibits funds from this Act to be used by the Department of Interior to change existing placer mining plans of operations in regard to re-vegetation;


Pages H4891–92

Calvert en bloc amendment No. 2 consisting of the following amendments printed in H. Rept. 114–683: Blumenauer (No. 108) that increases funding for the Historic Preservation Fund by $1,000,000 to be directed to the State historic preservation offices; reduces funding for the Department of Interior Departmental Operations by $1,000,000; Clyburn (No. 109) that increases funds for historic preservation grants to Historically Black Colleges and Universities by $2 million and reduces Office of the Secretary by the same amount; Cohen (No. 110) that increases the Department of the Interior's Historic Preservation Fund account by $2M, specifically for use in awarding competitive grants to preserve the sites and stories of the Civil Rights movement; Kildee (No. 112) that provides funding to help provide fresh drinking water to communities that have been impacted by lead in their drinking water; Kildee (No. 115) that allows states with communities that have declared an emergency related to lead in drinking water to use more of their Drinking Water State Revolving Funds to address lead in drinking water public health issues; Meng (No. 117) that reduces funding for the Smithsonian Institution by $300,000 then increases funding by the same amount to ensure that the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center receives the $300,000 increase requested in the President's FY17 Budget; Engel (No. 121) that prohibits funds made available by this Act from being used to lease or purchase new light duty vehicles unless those vehicles meet the requirements of President Obama's May 24, 2011 Executive Order on Federal Fleet Performance; Jackson Lee (No. 124) that expresses support for National Historic Areas and for continuation of national policy of preserving for public use historic sites, buildings, and objects of national significance; Jackson Lee (No. 125) that prohibits the use of funds to be used to eliminate the Urban Wildlife Refuge Partnership; and Jackson Lee (No. 126) that prohibits funds to be used to limit outreach programs administered by the Smithsonian Institution;


Pages H4892–95

Gosar amendment (No. 78 printed in H. Rept. 114–683) that removes federal protections for the Mexican Wolf under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) and would prevent the expansion of the species habitat outside of its historic range (by a recorded vote of 219 ayes to 203 noes, Roll No. 454);


Pages H4878–79, H4900–01

Ratcliffe amendment (No. 84 printed in H. Rept. 114–683) that prohibits funds from being used to finalize, implement, administer, or enforce the proposed rule entitled Clean Energy Incentive Program Design Details (by a recorded vote of 231 ayes to 197 noes, Roll No. 457);


Pages H4884–85, H4902–03

Smith (MO) amendment (No. 88 printed in H. Rept. 114–683) that restricts federal agencies from using funds to pay legal fees under any lawsuit settlement regarding a case that arises under the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act, and the Endangered Species Act (by a recorded vote of 226 ayes to 202 noes, Roll No. 459);


Pages H4886–87, H4903–04

Young (AK) amendment (No. 90 printed in H. Rept. 114–683) that prohibits funds to be used to implement a final plan to designate areas of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska as wilderness (by a recorded vote of 237 ayes to 191 noes, Roll No. 460);


Pages H4888–89, H4904–05

Young (AK) amendment (No. 92 printed in H. Rept. 114–683) that prohibits funds to be used to remove 3 Arctic Sales from the 2017 2022 Outer Continental Shelf Oil and Gas Leasing Proposed Program (by a recorded vote of 242 ayes to 185 noes, Roll No. 461);


Pages H4890–91, H4905

Zeldin amendment (No. 94 printed in H. Rept. 114–683) that prohibits funds from being used to designate a National Marine Monument in the EEZ via presidential proclamation (by a recorded vote of 225 ayes to 202 noes, Roll No. 462);


Pages H4895–96, H4905–06

Higgins amendment (No. 101 printed in H. Rept. 114–683) that prohibits the use of funds by a State in contravention of the Great Lakes Compact, an interstate compact ratified by Congress detailing how the States will work together to manage and protect the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Basin;


Pages H4911–12

Speier amendment (No. 105 printed in H. Rept. 114–683) that prohibits any funds from being made available to implement the proposed rule for dog management in the Golden Gate National Recreational Area;


Page H4914

Chaffetz amendment (No. 111 printed in H. Rept. 114–683) that increases BIA funding for dirt school bus routes by $1.5M. The cost is offset by decreasing EPA's Environment Programs & Management fund by $1.75M;


Pages H4915–16
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Grayson amendment (No. 113 printed in H. Rept. 114–683) that increases funding for the National Estuary Program by $468,000;


Page H4916

Polis amendment (No. 116 printed in H. Rept. 114–683) that increases and then decreases the amount provided for Wildland Fire Management by $2 million in order to apply additional funds to the Volunteer Fire Assistance grant program;


Page H4917

Gosar amendment (No. 119 printed in H. Rept. 114–683) that prohibits funds for the Fish and Wildlife Service to continue to prohibit tubing, waterskiing and wake boarding in an area on Lake Havasu;


Pages H4917–18

Weber (TX) amendment (No. 120 printed in H. Rept. 114–683) that prohibits the use of funds by EPA in contravention of the Clean Air Act provision requiring EPA to evaluate the impact of its actions with respect to jobs in America; and


Pages H4918–19

Grayson amendment (No. 123 printed in H. Rept. 114–683) that prohibits the government from entering into a contract with an entity that discloses, as it is required to by the Federal Acquisition Regulation, that it has been convicted of fraud or another criminal offense in the last three years in connection with obtaining, attempting to obtain, or performing a public contract or subcontract; prohibits the government from contracting with entities that have been notified of any delinquent Federal taxes for which the liability remains unsatisfied.


Page H4920

Rejected:

Grijalva amendment (No. 32 printed in H. Rept. 114–683) that was debated on July 12th that sought to strike Section 437 of the Act (by a recorded vote of 177 ayes to 249 noes, Roll No. 433);


Pages H4838–39

Polis amendment (No. 33 printed in H. Rept. 114–683) that was debated on July 12th that sought to strike section 439, regarding methane emissions (by a recorded vote of 187 ayes to 240 noes, Roll No. 434);


Pages H4839–40

Lowenthal amendment (No. 34 printed in H. Rept. 114–683) that was debated on July 12th that sought to allow the Interior Department to proceed with updating royalty rates and valuation for federal coal, oil, and gas by striking Section 440 (by a recorded vote of 183 ayes to 246 noes, Roll No. 435);


Page H4840

McNerney en bloc amendment that was debated on July 12th consisting of the following amendments printed in H. Rept. 114–683: McNerney (No. 35) that sought to strike section 447; McNerney (No. 36) that sought to strike section 448; McNerney (No. 37) that sought to strike section 449; McNerney (No. 38) that sought to strike section 450; McNerney (No. 39) that sought to strike section 451; and McNerney (No. 40) that sought to strike section 452 (by a recorded vote of 181 ayes to 248 noes, Roll No. 436);


Pages H4840–41

Grijalva amendment (No. 41 printed in H. Rept. 114–683) that was debated on July 12th that sought to strike section 453 (by a recorded vote of 202 ayes to 225 noes, Roll No. 437);


Pages H4841–42

Blackburn amendment (No. 43 printed in H. Rept. 114–683) that was debated on July 12th that sought to impose a 1 percent across-the-board spending cut to the bill (by a recorded vote of 171 ayes to 258 noes, Roll No. 438);


Page H4842

Graham amendment (No. 63 printed in H. Rept. 114–683) that was debated on July 12th that sought to ensure none of the funds made available by the Act may be used to research, investigate, or study offshore drilling in the Eastern Gulf of Mexico Planning Area (by a recorded vote of 185 ayes to 243 noes, Roll No. 447);


Pages H4870–71

King (IA) amendment (No. 64 printed in H. Rept. 114–683) that was debated on July 12th that sought to ensure that no funds appropriated by this Act can be used to implement, administer, or enforce Davis-Bacon prevailing rate wage requirements (by a recorded vote of 188 ayes to 238 noes, Roll No. 448);


Page H4871

Murphy (FL) amendment (No. 72 printed in H. Rept. 114–683) that was debated on July 12th that sought to provide that none of the funds from this act shall be used to carry out seismic airgun testing or seismic airgun surveys in the OCS Planning Areas located within the EEZ bordering the State of Florida (by a recorded vote of 197 ayes to 231 noes, Roll No. 451);


Page H4873

Palmer amendment (No. 76 printed in H. Rept. 114–683) that sought to ensure that none of the funds made available by this Act may be used for the Environmental Protection Agency's Criminal Enforcement Division (by a recorded vote of 195 ayes to 223 noes, Roll No. 453);


Pages H4876–77, H4899–4900

Perry amendment (No. 79 printed in H. Rept. 114–683) that sought to ensure none of the funds made available by this Act may be used to develop, administer, purchase, acquire, or operate an unmanned aircraft system owned by the Department of Interior or the Environmental Protection Agency to perform surveying, mapping, or collecting remote sensing data (by a recorded vote of 161 ayes to 262 noes, Roll No. 455);


Pages H4879–81, H4901

Perry amendment (No. 80 printed in H. Rept. 114–683) that sought to reduce Appropriations made in this Act for the Environmental Protection Agency by 17 percent (by a recorded vote of 188 ayes to 239 noes, Roll No. 456);


Pages H4881–82, H4901–02
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Smith (MO) amendment (No. 85 printed in H. Rept. 114–683) that sought to block the use of funds to carry out the third sentence of section 107(f)(1) (CERCLA) (by a recorded vote of 170 ayes to 257 noes, Roll No. 458);


Pages H4885–4903

Beyer amendment (No. 95 printed in H. Rept. 114–683) that sought to prevent funds from being used to block science-based protections for imperiled wildlife that has or may need Endangered Species Act protections (by a recorded vote of 193 ayes to 235 noes, Roll No. 463);


Pages H4896–97, H4906–07

Beyer amendment (No. 96 printed in H. Rept. 114–683) that sought to require that no funds made available by this Act be used in contravention of Executive Order 13653 or Executive Order 13693 (by a recorded vote of 194 ayes to 234 noes, Roll No. 464); and


Pages H4897–98, H4907

Beyer amendment (No. 97 printed in H. Rept. 114–683) that sought to require that no funds made available by this Act be used authorize, permit, or conduct geological or geophysical activities in support of oil, gas, or methane hydrate exploration and development in the Atlantic (by a recorded vote of 192 ayes to 236 noes, Roll No. 465).


Pages H4898–99, H4907–08

Withdrawn:

Polis amendment (No. 130 printed in H. Rept. 114–683) that was offered and subsequently withdrawn that would have prevented funds from being used for Surgical Sterilization of Wild Horses.


Pages H4920–21

Proceedings Postponed:

Beyer amendment (No. 98 printed in H. Rept. 114–683) that seeks to state none of the funds made available by this Act may be used to implement or enforce section 120, 425, 426, or 427;


Pages H4908–09

Capps amendment (No. 99 printed in H. Rept. 114–683) that seeks to prohibit funds to be used to process any application for a permit to drill or a permit to modify that would authorize use of hydraulic fracturing or acid well stimulation treatment in the Pacific Outer Continental Shelf;


Pages H4909–10

Grijalva amendment (No. 100 printed in H. Rept. 114–683) that seeks to prevent funds in the bill from being used to abolish law enforcement offices at the Bureau of Land Management and the U.S. Forest Service;


Pages H4910–11

Lowenthal amendment (No. 102 printed in H. Rept. 114–683) that seeks to prevent funds from being used in contravention to a 2009 Interior Department Secretarial Order on climate change;


Pages H4912–13

Pocan amendment (No. 103 printed in H. Rept. 114–683) that seeks to protect the Administration's climate change and environmental sustainability executive order to ensure that no funds be used to weaken the executive order within this Act;


Page H4913

Polis amendment (No. 104 printed in H. Rept. 114–683) that seeks to prohibit use of funds to pursue any additional legal ways to transfer Federal lands to private owners in contravention of existing law;


Pages H4913–14

Tsongas amendment (No. 106 printed in H. Rept. 114–683) that seeks to prevent a provision of the bill that would block BLM resource management plans from going into effect if failing to implement the plans would limit BLM's ability to meet its multiple use obligations, including providing opportunities for hunting, fishing, and outdoor recreation;


Pages H4914–15

Norcross amendment (No. 114 printed in H. Rept. 114–683) that seeks to add $15,282,000 to the Hazardous Substance Superfund; and


Pages H4916–17

Gallego amendment (No. 122 printed in H. Rept. 114–683) that seeks to prohibit funds from being used to issue grazing permits or leases in contravention of BLM regulations.


Pages H4919–20

H. Res. 820, the rule providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 5538) was agreed to yesterday, July 12th.

Senate Messages:
Messages received from the Senate and message received from the Senate by the Clerk and subsequently presented to the House today appears on pages H4829, H4866, H4868, and H4882.

Senate Message:
S. 3055 was held at the desk.

Quorum Calls--Votes:
Four yea-and-nay votes and twenty-nine recorded votes developed during the proceedings of today and appear on pages H4838–39, H4839–40, H4840, H4840–41, H4841–42, H4842, H4843, H4843–44, H4865–66, H4866–67, H4867–68, H4868–69, H4869, H4869–70, H4870–71, H4871, H4871–72, H4872–73, H4873, H4873–74, H4899–H4900, H4900–01, H4901, H4901–02, H4902–03, H4903, H4903–04, H4904–05, H4905, H4905–06, H4906–07, H4907, and H4907–08. There were no quorum calls.

Adjournment:
The House met at 10 a.m. and adjourned at 12:08 a.m. on Thursday, July 14, 2016.

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Committee Meetings

EXAMINING THE CFTC'S PROPOSED RULE: REGULATION AUTOMATED TRADING

Committee on Agriculture:
Full Committee held a hearing entitled ``Examining the CFTC's Proposed Rule: Regulation Automated Trading''. Testimony was heard from public witnesses.

MISCELLANEOUS MEASURE

Committee on Appropriations:
Full Committee began a markup on Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations Bill for FY 2017; and Report on the Revised Interim Suballocation of Budget Allocations for FY 2017.

AIR DOMINANCE AND THE CRITICAL ROLE OF FIFTH GENERATION FIGHTERS

Committee on Armed Services:
Subcommittee on Tactical Air and Land Forces held a hearing entitled ``Air Dominance and the Critical Role of Fifth Generation Fighters''. Testimony was heard from General Herbert J. ``Hawk'' Carlisle, USAF, Commander, Air Combat Command.

OVERSIGHT OF THE EUROPEAN REASSURANCE INITIATIVE

Committee on Armed Services:
Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations held a hearing entitled ``Oversight of the European Reassurance Initiative''. Testimony was heard from Major General David Allvin, USAF, J–5, U.S. European Command; Rachel Ellehuus, Principal Director, Europe and NATO Policy, Office of the Secretary of Defense; and Tom Tyra, G–3/5/7, U.S. Army.

RESTORING THE TRUST FOR AMERICANS AT OR NEAR RETIREMENT

Committee on the Budget:
Full Committee held a hearing entitled ``Restoring the Trust for Americans at or Near Retirement''. Testimony was heard from public witnesses.

MISCELLANEOUS MEASURES

Committee on Energy and Commerce:
Full Committee continued a 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''. The following bills were ordered reported, as amended: H.R. 1301, H.R. 5111, H.R. 921, H.R. 670, and H.R. 3299. The following bills were ordered reported, without amendment: H.R. 5104 and H.R. 5092.

OVERSIGHT OF CERCLA IMPLEMENTATION

Committee on Energy and Commerce:
Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy held a hearing entitled ``Oversight of CERCLA Implementation''. Testimony was heard from Representatives Wagner; and Clay; Mathy Stanislaus, Assistant Administrator, Office of Land and Emergency Management, Environmental Protection Agency; and public witnesses.

DISRUPTER SERIES: HEALTH CARE APPS

Committee on Energy and Commerce:
Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade held a hearing entitled ``Disrupter Series: Health Care Apps''. Testimony was heard from public witnesses.

HUD ACCOUNTABILITY

Committee on Financial Services:
Full Committee held a hearing entitled ``HUD Accountability''. Testimony was heard from Julißn Castro, Secretary, Department of Housing and Urban Development.

MISCELLANEOUS MEASURES

Committee on Financial Services:
Full Committee held a markup on H.R. 5729, 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; H.R. 5711, 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 H.R. 5715, the ``No Ex-Im Assistance for Terrorism Act''. The following bills were ordered reported, as amended: H.R. 5715, H.R. 5711, and H.R. 5729.

COUNTERING THE VIRTUAL CALIPHATE: THE STATE DEPARTMENT'S PERFORMANCE

Committee on Foreign Affairs:
Full Committee held a hearing entitled ``Countering the Virtual Caliphate: The State Department's Performance''. Testimony was heard from Richard Stengel, Under Secretary for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs, Department of State.

TURKEY'S DEMOCRATIC DECLINE

Committee on Foreign Affairs:
Subcommittee on Europe, Eurasia, and Emerging Threats held a hearing entitled ``Turkey's Democratic Decline''. Testimony was heard from public witnesses.

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THE CASTRO REGIME'S ONGOING VIOLATIONS OF CIVIL AND POLITICAL RIGHTS

Committee on Foreign Affairs:
Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations held a hearing entitled ``The Castro Regime's Ongoing Violations of Civil and Political Rights''. Testimony was heard from public witnesses.

COUNTERINTELLIGENCE AND INSIDER THREATS: HOW PREPARED IS THE DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY?

Committee on Homeland Security:
Subcommittee on Counterterrorism and Intelligence held a hearing entitled ``Counterintelligence and Insider Threats: How Prepared is the Department of Homeland Security?''. Testimony was heard from Francis X. Taylor, Under Secretary, Office of Intelligence and Analysis, Department of Homeland Security; Colonel Richard D. McComb, Chief Security Officer, Department of Homeland Security; and Rear Admiral Upper Half Robert Hayes, Assistant Commandant for Intelligence, U.S. Coast Guard.

MISCELLANEOUS MEASURES

Committee on the Judiciary:
Full Committee held a markup on H.R. 68, the ``Juvenile Accountability Block Grant Reauthorization and the Bullying Prevention and Intervention Act of 2015''. H.R. 68 was ordered reported, as amended.

MISCELLANEOUS MEASURES

Committee on Natural Resources:
Full Committee concluded a 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''. The following bills were ordered reported, as amended: H.R. 1157, H.R. 2333, H.R. 2817, H.R. 4576, H.R. 5577, and S. 246. The following bills were ordered reported, without amendment: H.R. 5468 and S. 1579.

LEGISLATIVE MEASURE

Committee on Natural Resources:
Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources held a hearing on H.R. 2663, the ``Public Land Renewable Energy Development Act of 2015''. Testimony was heard from public witnesses.

OVERSIGHT OF THE FDIC APPLICATION PROCESS

Committee on Oversight and Government Reform:
Full Committee held a hearing entitled ``Oversight of the FDIC Application Process''. Testimony was heard from Martin J. Gruenberg, Chairman, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation; and public witnesses.

DIGITAL ACTS OF WAR: EVOLVING THE CYBERSECURITY CONVERSATION

Committee on Oversight and Government Reform:
Subcommittee on Information Technology; and Subcommittee on National Security, held a joint hearing entitled ``Digital Acts of War: Evolving the Cybersecurity Conversation''. Testimony was heard from Aaron Hughes, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Cyber Policy, Department of Defense; Chris Painter, Coordinator for Cyber Issues, Department of State; and public witnesses. –

FROM PREMIUM INCREASES TO FAILING CO-OPS: AN OBAMACARE CHECKUP

Committee on Oversight and Government Reform:
Subcommittee on Health Care, Benefits and Administrative Rules held a hearing entitled ``From Premium Increases to Failing Co-ops: An Obamacare Checkup''. Testimony was heard from Kevin Counihan, Deputy Administrator and Director, Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Department of Health and Human Services; and a public witness.

TBI CLAIMS: VA'S FAILURE TO PROVIDE ADEQUATE EXAMINATIONS

Committee on Veterans' Affairs:
Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs held a hearing entitled ``TBI Claims: VA's Failure to Provide Adequate Examinations''. Testimony was heard from Dave McLenachen, Deputy Under Secretary for Disability Assistance, Veterans Benefits Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs.

EXPANDING U.S. DIGITAL TRADE AND ELIMINATING BARRIERS TO U.S. DIGITAL EXPORTS

Committee on Ways and Means:
Subcommittee on Trade held a hearing entitled ``Expanding U.S. Digital Trade and Eliminating Barriers to U.S. Digital Exports''. Testimony was heard from public witnesses.

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MISCELLANEOUS MEASURES

Committee on Ways and Means:
Full Committee held a 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; and H.R. 5320, the ``Social Security Must Avert Identity Loss (MAIL) Act of 2016''. H.R. 5659, H.R. 5713, H.R. 3608, and H.R. 5320 were ordered reported, as amended.

Joint Meetings


No joint committee meetings were held.

COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR THURSDAY,

JULY 14, 2016

(Committee meetings are open unless otherwise indicated)

Senate

Committee on Armed Services:
to hold hearings to examine cybersecurity and United States national security, 9:30 a.m., SD–G50.

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

Committee on Foreign Relations:
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. Res. 524, expressing the sense of the Senate on the conflict in Yemen, S. Res. 485, to encourage the Government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo to abide by constitutional provisions regarding the holding of presidential elections in 2016, with the aim of ensuring a peaceful and orderly democratic transition of power, 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, S. Con. Res. 46, expressing support for the goal of ensuring that all Holocaust victims live with dignity, comfort, and security in their remaining years, and urging the Federal Republic of Germany to continue to reaffirm its commitment to comprehensively address the unique health and welfare needs of vulnerable Holocaust victims, including home care and other medically prescribed needs, 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:
to hold hearings to examine Every Student Succeeds Act implementation, focusing on perspectives from education stakeholders on proposed regulations, 9:30 a.m., SD–430.

Committee on the Judiciary:
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:
to hold hearings to examine how venture capitalists and angel investors fund entrepreneurs and startup companies, 10 a.m., SR–428A.

House

Committee on Appropriations,
Full Committee, markup on Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations Bill for FY 2017; and Report on the Revised Interim Suballocation of Budget Allocations for FY 2017 (continued), 9 a.m., 2359 Rayburn.

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

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 Energy and Commerce,
Full Committee, markup on H.R. 5510, the ``FTC Process and Transparency Reform Act of 2016'' (continued), 10 a.m., 2123 Rayburn.

Committee on Foreign Affairs,
Full Committee, markup on H. Res. 634, recognizing the importance of the United States-Republic of Korea-Japan trilateral relationship to counter North Korean threats and nuclear proliferation, and to ensure regional security and human rights; H. Res. 660, expressing the sense of the House of Representatives to support the territorial integrity of Georgia; H. Res. 728, Supporting human rights, democracy, and the rule of law in Cambodia; 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. Res. 810, expressing the sense of the House of Representatives regarding the life and work of Elie Wiesel in promoting human rights, peace, and Holocaust remembrance; a resolution urging the Government of Gabon to respect democratic principles during the August 2016 presidential elections; 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'', 9 a.m., 2172 Rayburn.

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

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.

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

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

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.

Committee on Science, Space, and Technology,
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 Ways and Means,
Subcommittee on Social Security, hearing entitled ``Modernizing Social Security's Information Technology Infrastructure'', 10 a.m., B–318 Rayburn.

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Next Meeting of the
SENATE

9:30 a.m., Thursday, July 14

Senate Chamber

Program for Thursday:
Senator McConnell will be recognized to make a compound motion to go to conference on S. 2943, National Defense Authorization Act. At 11:30 a.m., Senate will vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the compound motion to go to conference on S. 2943, Shaheen motion to instruct conferees, Sullivan motion to instruct conferees, and the motion to invoke cloture upon reconsideration on 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.

Next Meeting of the
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

9 a.m., Thursday, July 14

House Chamber

Program for Thursday:
Complete consideration of H.R. 5538--Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2017. Consideration of H.R. 4992--United States Financial System Protection Act of 2016. Consideration of 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. Consideration of the Senate Amendment to the House Amendment to S. 764--GMO Labeling Requirements.



Extensions of Remarks, as inserted in this issue








HOUSE



Beatty, Joyce, Ohio, E1113

Capuano, Michael E., Mass., E1105

Coffman, Mike, Colo., E1106

Collins, Doug, Ga., E1098, E1110

Conaway, K. Michael, Tex., E1098

Cooper, Jim, Tenn., E1111

Courtney, Joe, Conn., E1104

Crawford, Eric A. ``Rick``, Ark., E1108

Eshoo, Anna G., Calif., E1104

Goodlatte, Bob, Va., E1102

Grayson, Alan, Fla., E1097, E1102, E1110

Higgins, Brian, N.Y., E1100

Hinojosa, Rubén, Tex., E1099, E1106

King, Peter T., N.Y., E1110

Lamborn, Doug, Colo., E1097

Long, Billy, Mo., E1108, E1112

Lowenthal, Alan S., Calif., E1107

Marchant, Kenny, Tex., E1101, E1106

Matsui, Doris O., Calif., E1105

Norcross, Donald, N.J., E1098, E1111

Olson, Pete, Tex., E1097, E1099, E1100, E1102, E1105, E1106, E1109, E1112

Pingree, Chellie, Me., E1099

Quigley, Mike, Ill., E1103

Roybal-Allard, Lucille, Calif., E1113

Shimkus, John, Ill., E1101

Smith, Christopher H., N.J., E1101

Stefanik, Elise M., N.Y., E1108

Thompson, Bennie G., Miss., E1097, E1099, E1100, E1101, E1103, E1105, E1106, E1109, E1110, E1112

Tipton, Scott R., Colo., E1100, E1103

Van Hollen, Chris, Md., E1099, E1113

Velßzquez, Nydia M., N.Y., E1111

Welch, Peter, Vt., E1102, E1104

Wilson, Joe, S.C., E1109

Young, David, Iowa, E1097, E1098, E1100, E1102, E1103, E1105, E1106, E1109, E1111, E1112 

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