Daily Digest

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Daily Digest

Senate

Chamber Action

Routine Proceedings, pages S5891–S5911

Measures Introduced: Thirteen bills and one resolution were introduced, as follows: S. 3353–3365, and S. Res. 572.
Pages S5906–07

Measures Reported:

S. 1886, to reauthorize the Integrated Coastal and Ocean Observation System Act of 2009 and for other purposes, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. (S. Rept. No. 114–354)

S. 2644, to reauthorize the Federal Communications Commission for fiscal years 2017 and 2018, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. (S. Rept. No. 114–355)

S. 3270, to prevent elder abuse and exploitation and improve the justice system's response to victims in elder abuse and exploitation cases, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute.
Page S5906

Measures Passed:

Marcelino Serna Port of Entry: Committee on Environment and Public Works was discharged from further consideration of 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'', and the bill was then passed.
Pages S5910–11


Charles Duncan Buried with Honor Act: Committee on Veterans' Affairs was discharged from further consideration of S. 3076, to amend title 38, United States Code, to authorize the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to furnish caskets and urns for burial in cemeteries of States and tribal organizations of veterans without next of kin or sufficient resources to provide for caskets or urns, and the bill was then passed, after agreeing to the following amendment proposed thereto:
Page S5911

Daines (for Blumenthal) Amendment No. 5081, to make a technical correction.
Page S5911


Virgin Islands of the United States Centennial Commission Act: Senate passed H.R. 2615, to establish the Virgin Islands of the United States Centennial Commission.
Page S5911


National Bison Day: Senate agreed to S. Res. 572, designating November 5, 2016, as National Bison Day.
Page S5911


Battle Monuments Commission: Senate passed H.R. 5937, to amend title 36, United States Code, to authorize the American Battle Monuments Commission to acquire, operate, and maintain the Lafayette Escadrille Memorial in Marnes-la-Coquette, France.
Page S5911

Measures Considered:

Legislative Branch Appropriations Act--Agreement: Senate continued consideration of the motion to proceed to consideration of H.R. 5325, making appropriations for the Legislative Branch for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2017.
Pages S5893–S5905

During consideration of this measure today, Senate also took the following action:

By 89 yeas to 7 nays (Vote No. 144), three-fifths of those Senators duly chosen and sworn, having voted in the affirmative, Senate agreed to the motion to close further debate on the motion to proceed to consideration of the bill.
Pages S5904–05

A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing for further consideration of the motion to proceed to consideration of the bill, post-cloture, at approximately 9:30 a.m., on Wednesday, September 21, 2016; and that all time during recess or adjournment of the Senate count post-cloture on the motion to proceed to consideration of the bill.
Page S5911

Appointments:

Public Interest Declassification Board: The Chair announced, on behalf of the Majority Leader, pursuant to the provisions of Public Law 106–567, the reappointment of the following individual to serve as a member of the Public Interest Declassification Board: Kenneth L. Wainstein of Virginia.
Page S5911


Foreign Military Sale--Agreement: A unanimous-consent-time agreement was reached providing that notwithstanding rule XXII, at 11:15 a.m., on Wednesday, September 21, 2016, Senator Paul, or his designee, be recognized to offer a motion to discharge S.J. Res. 39, relating to the disapproval of the proposed foreign military sale to the Government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia of M1A1/A2 Abrams Tank structures and other major defense equipment; that there be up to 3 hours of debate equally divided between the proponents and the opponents, with Senator Paul controlling 30 minutes of the proponents time; Senator Murphy controlling 15 minutes of the proponents time; and that following the use or yielding back of that time, Senate vote on or in relation to the motion to discharge.
Page S5902


Additional Cosponsors:
Pages S5907–08


Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:
Pages S5908–10


Additional Statements:
Page S5906


Amendments Submitted:
Page S5910


Authorities for Committees to Meet:
Page S5910


Record Votes: One record vote was taken today. (Total--144)
Pages S5904–05


Adjournment: Senate convened at 10 a.m. and adjourned at 6:36 p.m., until 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, September 21, 2016. (For Senate's program, see the remarks of the Acting Majority Leader in today's Record on page S5911.)

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Committee Meetings

(Committees not listed did not meet)

NOMINATION

Committee on Armed Services: Committee concluded a hearing to examine the nomination of General John E. Hyten, USAF, for reappointment to the grade of general and to be Commander, United States Strategic Command, Department of Defense, after the nominee testified and answered questions in his own behalf.

WELLS FARGO

Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs: Committee concluded a hearing to examine Wells Fargo's unauthorized accounts and the regulatory response, after receiving testimony from Thomas J. Curry, Comptroller of the Currency, Department of the Treasury; Richard Cordray, Director, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau; John Stumpf, Wells Fargo and Co., San Francisco, California; and James Clark, Office of the Los Angeles City Attorney, Los Angeles, California.

NOMINATIONS

Committee on Foreign Relations: Committee concluded a hearing to examine the nominations of W. Stuart Symington, of Missouri, to be Ambassador to the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Andrew Robert Young, of California, to be Ambassador to Burkina Faso, and Joseph R. Donovan Jr., of Virginia, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Indonesia, all of the Department of State, after the nominees testified and answered questions in their own behalf.

SOUTH SUDAN

Committee on Foreign Relations: Committee concluded a hearing to examine South Sudan, focusing on options in crisis, after receiving testimony from Kate Almquist Knopf, Director, Africa Center for Strategic Studies, National Defense University, Department of Defense; Jok Madut Jok, The Sudd Institute, Los Angeles, California; Luka Biong Deng KUOL, Peace Research Institute Oslo, Oslo, Norway; and Peter Yeo, United Nations Foundation, Washington, D.C.

LABORATORY TESTING

Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions: Committee concluded a hearing to examine laboratory testing in the era of precision medicine, after receiving testimony from David S. Klimstra, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York; Brad Spring, BD Life Sciences, Baltimore, Maryland; Jeff Allen, Friends of Cancer Research, Washington, D.C.; and Karen Kaul, NorthShore University HealthSystem Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Evanston, Illinois.

U.S. SEED AND AGROCHEMICAL INDUSTRY

Committee on the Judiciary: Committee concluded a hearing to examine consolidation and competition in the United States seed and agrochemical industry, after receiving testimony from James C. Collins, Jr., DuPont, Wilmington, Delaware; Tim Hassinger, Dow AgroSciences, Indianapolis, Indiana; Erik Fyrwald, Syngenta AG, Basel, Switzerland; Jim Blome, Bayer CropScience LP, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina; Robert T. Fraley, Monsanto, St. Louis, Missouri; Diana L. Moss, American Antitrust Institute, Bob Young, American Farm Bureau Federation, and Roger Johnson, National Farmers Union, all of Washington, D.C.; and Christopher Novak, National Corn Growers Association, Chesterfield, Missouri, on behalf of the American Soybean Association.

INTELLIGENCE

Select Committee on Intelligence: Committee met in closed session to receive a briefing on certain intelligence matters from officials of the intelligence community.

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House of Representatives

Chamber Action


Public Bills and Resolutions Introduced: 23 public bills, H.R. 6068–6090; and 5 resolutions, H.J. Res. 98; H. Con. Res. 157; and H. Res. 874, 877–878 were introduced.
Pages H5710–12


Additional Cosponsors:
Pages H5712–13


Reports Filed: Reports were filed today as follows:

H.R. 5713, to provide for the extension of certain long-term care hospital Medicare payment rules, clarify the application of rules on the calculation of hospital length of stay to certain moratorium-excepted long-term care hospitals, and for other purposes, with an amendment (H. Rept. 114–761, Part 1);

H.R. 5946, to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to exclude from gross income any prizes or awards won in competition in the Olympic Games or the Paralympic Games, with an amendment (H. Rept. 114–762);

H.R. 5963, to reauthorize and improve the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act of 1974, and for other purposes, with an amendment (H. Rept. 114–763);

H.R. 5037, to authorize the establishment of a program of voluntary separation incentive payments for nonjudicial employees of the District of Columbia courts and employees of the District of Columbia Public Defender Service, with amendments (H. Rept. 114–764);

H.R. 5785, to amend title 5, United States Code, to provide for an annuity supplement for certain air traffic controllers (H. Rept. 114–765);

H.R. 5625, to provide for reimbursement for the use of modern travel services by Federal employees traveling on official Government business, and for other purposes, with an amendment (H. Rept. 114–766);

H.R. 5931, to provide for the prohibition on cash payments to the Government of Iran, and for other purposes, with an amendment (H. Rept. 114–767);

H.R. 5883, to amend the Packers and Stockyards Act, 1921, to clarify the duties relating to services furnished in connection with the buying or selling of livestock in commerce through online, video, or other electronic methods, and for other purposes, with an amendment (H. Rept. 114–768);

H.R. 470, to authorize the sale of certain National Forest System land in the State of Georgia (H. Rept. 114–769);

H.R. 845, to direct the Secretary of Agriculture to publish in the Federal Register a strategy to significantly increase the role of volunteers and partners in National Forest System trail maintenance, and for other purposes, with an amendment (H. Rept. 114–770, Part 1);

H.R. 5957, to include disabled veteran leave in the personnel management system of the Federal Aviation Administration (H. Rept. 114–771);

H.R. 5873, to designate the Federal building and United States courthouse located at 511 East San Antonio Avenue in El Paso, Texas, as the ``R.E. Thomason Federal Building and United States Courthouse'' (H. Rept. 114–772);

H.R. 5011, to designate the Federal building and United States courthouse located at 300 Fannin Street in Shreveport, Louisiana, as the ``Tom Stagg Federal Building and United States Courthouse'', with an amendment (H. Rept. 114–773);

H.R. 5147, to amend title 40, United States Code, to require that male and female restrooms in public buildings be equipped with baby changing facilities, with an amendment (H. Rept. 114–774);

H.R. 5065, to direct the Secretary of Homeland Security to notify air carriers and security screening personnel of the Transportation Security Administration of such Administration's guidelines regarding permitting baby formula, breast milk, and juice on airplanes, and for other purposes, with amendments (H. Rept. 114–775);

H.R. 5943, to amend the Implementing Recommendations of the 9/11 Commission Act of 2007 to clarify certain allowable uses of funds for public transportation security assistance grants and establish periods of performance for such grants, and for other purposes, with an amendment (H. Rept. 114–776);

H. Res. 875, providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 3438) to amend title 5, United States Code, to postpone the effective date of high-impact rules pending judicial review; providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 5719) to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to modify the tax treatment of certain equity grants; and providing for consideration of motions to suspend the rules (H. Rept. 114–777); and

H. Res. 876, providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 5461) to require the Secretary of the Treasury to submit a report to the appropriate congressional committees on the estimated total assets under direct or indirect control by certain senior Iranian leaders and other figures, and for other purposes (H. Rept. 114–778).
Pages H5709–10


Speaker: Read a letter from the Speaker wherein he appointed Representative Smith (NE) to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
Page H5645


Recess: The House recessed at 12:13 p.m. and reconvened at 2 p.m.
Page H5646


Suspensions: The House agreed to suspend the rules and pass the following measures:
Special Needs Trust Fairness Act: H.R. 670, amended, to amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to extend the Medicaid rules regarding supplemental needs trusts for Medicaid beneficiaries to trusts established by those beneficiaries, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 383 yeas to 22 nays, Roll No. 521;
Pages H5648–50, H5694


Amending title 5, United States Code, to provide for an annuity supplement for certain air traffic controllers: H.R. 5785, to amend title 5, United States Code, to provide for an annuity supplement for certain air traffic controllers, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 399 yeas to 4 nays, Roll No. 522;
Pages H5662–63, H5694–95


GAO Access and Oversight Act of 2016: H.R. 5690, to ensure the Government Accountability Office has adequate access to information, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 404 yeas with none voting ``nay'', Roll No. 523;
Pages H5663–64, H5695–96


GAO Mandates Revision Act of 2016: H.R. 5687, to eliminate or modify certain mandates of the Government Accountability Office;
Pages H5670–71


Designating 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'': 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'';
Pages H5671–72


Designating 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. 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'';
Pages H5672–73


Designating the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 3031 Veterans Road West in Staten Island, New York, as the ``Leonard Montalto Post Office Building'': H.R. 5150, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 3031 Veterans Road West in Staten Island, New York, as the ``Leonard Montalto Post Office Building'';
Page H5673


Designating the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 401 McElroy Drive in Oxford, Mississippi, as the ``Army First Lieutenant Donald C. Carwile Post Office Building'': H.R. 5309, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 401 McElroy Drive in Oxford, Mississippi, as the ``Army First Lieutenant Donald C. Carwile Post Office Building'';
Pages H5673–74


Designating the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 810 N US Highway 83 in Zapata, Texas, as the ``Zapata Veterans Post Office'': H.R. 5591, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 810 N US Highway 83 in Zapata, Texas, as the ``Zapata Veterans Post Office'';
Pages H5674–75


Designating the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 6300 N. Northwest Highway in Chicago, Illinois, as the ``Officer Joseph P. Cali Post Office Building'': H.R. 5676, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 6300 N. Northwest Highway in Chicago, Illinois, as the ``Officer Joseph P. Cali Post Office Building'';
Pages H5675–76


Designating the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 1 Chalan Kanoa VLG in Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands, as the ``Segundo T. Sablan and CNMI Fallen Military Heroes Post Office Building'': H.R. 5889, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 1 Chalan Kanoa VLG in Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands, as the ``Segundo T. Sablan and CNMI Fallen Military Heroes Post Office Building'';
Pages H5676–77


Designating 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. 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'';
Pages H5677–78


Amending title 49, United States Code, with respect to certain grant assurances: H.R. 5944, to amend title 49, United States Code, with respect to certain grant assurances;
Pages H5698–99


Federal Aviation Administration Veteran Transition Improvement Act of 2016: H.R. 5957, to include disabled veteran leave in the personnel management system of the Federal Aviation Administration;
Pages H5699–H5700


Designating the building utilized as a United States courthouse located at 150 Reade Circle in Greenville, North Carolina, as the ``Judge Randy D. Doub United States Courthouse'': H.R. 3937, amended, to designate the building utilized as a United States courthouse located at 150 Reade Circle in Greenville, North Carolina, as the ``Judge Randy D. Doub United States Courthouse'';
Pages H5702–03

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Agreed to amend the title so as to read: ``To designate the building utilized as a United States courthouse located at 150 Reade Circle in Greenville, North Carolina, as the `Randy D. Doub United States Courthouse'.''.
Page H5703


Recess: The House recessed at 6:07 p.m. and reconvened at 6:32 p.m.
Page H5693


Suspensions--Proceedings Postponed: The House debated the following measures under suspension of the rules. Further proceedings were postponed.
Supporting Youth Opportunity and Preventing Delinquency Act of 2016: H.R. 5963, amended, to reauthorize and improve the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act of 1974;
Pages H5650–62


District of Columbia Judicial Financial Transparency Act: H.R. 4419, amended, to update the financial disclosure requirements for judges of the District of Columbia courts;
Pages H5664–65


District of Columbia Courts and Public Defender Service Voluntary Separation Incentive Payments Act: H.R. 5037, amended, to authorize the establishment of a program of voluntary separation incentive payments for nonjudicial employees of the District of Columbia courts and employees of the District of Columbia Public Defender Service;
Page H5666


Modernizing Government Travel Act: H.R. 5625, amended, to provide for reimbursement for the use of modern travel services by Federal employees traveling on official Government business;
Pages H5666–68


Program Management Improvement Accountability Act: S. 1550, amended, to amend title 31, United States Code, to establish entities tasked with improving program and project management in certain Federal agencies;
Pages H5668–70


Designating the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 1101 Davis Street in Evanston, Illinois, as the ``Abner J. Mikva Post Office Building'': H.R. 5798, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 1101 Davis Street in Evanston, Illinois, as the ``Abner J. Mikva Post Office Building'';
Pages H5678–79


Emergency Citrus Disease Response Act of 2016: H.R. 3957, amended, to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to temporarily allow expensing of certain costs of replanting citrus plants lost by reason of casualty;
Page H5679


Expanding Seniors Receiving Dialysis Choice Act of 2016: H.R. 5659, amended, to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act with respect to expanding Medicare Advantage coverage for individuals with end-stage renal disease (ESRD);
Pages H5679–81


Providing for the extension of the enforcement instruction on supervision requirements for outpatient therapeutic services in critical access and small rural hospitals through 2016: H.R. 5613, amended, to provide for the extension of the enforcement instruction on supervision requirements for outpatient therapeutic services in critical access and small rural hospitals through 2016;
Pages H5681–82


Social Security Must Avert Identity Loss (MAIL) Act of 2016: H.R. 5320, amended, to restrict the inclusion of social security account numbers on documents sent by mail by the Social Security Administration;
Pages H5682–83


United States Appreciation for Olympians and Paralympians Act: H.R. 5946, amended, to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to exclude from gross income any prizes or awards won in competition in the Olympic Games or the Paralympic Games;
Pages H5683–85


Sustaining Healthcare Integrity and Fair Treatment Act of 2016: H.R. 5713, amended, to provide for the extension of certain long-term care hospital Medicare payment rules, clarify the application of rules on the calculation of hospital length of stay to certain moratorium-excepted long-term care hospitals;
Pages H5685–88


Prevent Trafficking in Cultural Property Act: H.R. 2285, amended, to improve enforcement against trafficking in cultural property and prevent stolen or illicit cultural property from financing terrorist and criminal networks;
Pages H5688–90


Clyde-Hirsch-Sowers Restraining Excessive Seizure of Property through the Exploitation of Civil Asset Forfeiture Tools Act: H.R. 5523, amended, to amend title 31, United States Code, to prohibit the Internal Revenue Service from carrying out seizures relating to a structuring transaction unless the property to be seized derived from an illegal source or the funds were structured for the purpose of concealing the violation of another criminal law or regulation, and to require notice and a post-seizure hearing for such seizures;
Pages H5690–93


Amending title 49, United States Code, to include consideration of certain impacts on commercial space launch and reentry activities in a navigable airspace analysis: H.R. 6007, to amend title 49, United States Code, to include consideration of certain impacts on commercial space launch and reentry activities in a navigable airspace analysis;
Pages H5696–97


Directing the Secretary of Transportation to provide to the appropriate committees of Congress advance notice of certain announcements: H.R. 5977, to direct the Secretary of Transportation to provide to the appropriate committees of Congress advance notice of certain announcements;
Page H5697


Airport Construction and Alteration Reform Act of 2016: H.R. 6014, amended, to direct the Federal Aviation Administration to allow certain construction or alteration of structures by State departments of transportation without requiring an aeronautical study;
Pages H5700–01


Bathrooms Accessible in Every Situation (BABIES) Act: H.R. 5147, amended, to amend title 40, United States Code, to require that male and female restrooms in public buildings be equipped with baby changing facilities; and
Pages H5701–02


Community Counterterrorism Preparedness Act: H.R. 5859, amended, to amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to establish the major metropolitan area counterterrorism training and exercise grant program.
Pages H5703–08


Senate Message: Message received from the Senate by the Clerk and subsequently presented to the House today appears on page H5648.

Quorum Calls--Votes: Three yea-and-nay votes developed during the proceedings of today and appear on pages H5694, H5694–95 and H5695. There were no quorum calls.

Adjournment: The House met at 12 noon and adjourned at 8:47 p.m.

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Committee Meetings

MISCELLANEOUS MEASURES

Committee on Energy and Commerce: Full Committee began a markup on H.R. 2566, the ``Improving Rural Call Quality and Reliability Act of 2016''; H.R. 2669, the ``Anti-Spoofing Act of 2016''; H.R. 1192, the ``National Diabetes Clinical Care Commission Act''; H.R. 1209, the ``Improving Access to Maternity Care Act''; H.R. 1877, the ``Mental Health First Aid Act of 2015''; H.R. 2713, the ``Title VIII Nursing Workforce Reauthorization Act of 2015''; H.R. 3537, the ``Synthetic Drug Control Act of 2015''; and H.R. 4365, the ``Protecting Patient Access to Emergency Medications Act of 2016''.

CLASSIFICATIONS AND REDACTIONS IN FBI'S INVESTIGATIVE FILE

Committee on Oversight and Government Reform: Full Committee concluded a hearing entitled ``Classifications and Redactions in FBI's Investigative File''.

REVIEW ACT OF 2016; IRANIAN LEADERSHIP ASSET TRANSPARENCY ACT; EMPOWERING EMPLOYEES THROUGH STOCK OWNERSHIP ACT

Committee on Rules: Full Committee held a hearing on H.R. 3438, the ``REVIEW Act of 2016''; H.R. 5461, the ``Iranian Leadership Asset Transparency Act''; H.R. 5719, the ``Empowering Employees through Stock Ownership Act''. The committee granted, by voice vote, a structured rule for H.R. 3438. The rule provides one hour of general debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on the Judiciary. The rule waives all points of order against consideration of the bill. The rule makes in order as original text for the purpose of amendment the amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on the Judiciary now printed in the bill and provides that it shall be considered as read. The rule waives all points of order against that amendment in the nature of a substitute. The rule makes in order only those further amendments printed in the Rules Committee report. Each such amendment may be offered only in the order printed in the report, may be offered only by a Member designated in the report, shall be considered as read, shall be debatable for the time specified in the report equally divided and controlled by the proponent and an opponent, shall not be subject to amendment, and shall not be subject to a demand for division of the question. The rule waives all points of order against the amendments printed in the report. The rule provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions. The Committee also granted a closed rule for H.R. 5719. The rule provides one hour of debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Ways and Means. The rule waives all points of order against consideration of the bill. The rule provides that the amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on Ways and Means now printed in the bill shall be considered as adopted and the bill, as amended, shall be considered as read. The rule waives all points of order against provisions in the bill, as amended. The rule provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions. Finally, in section 3 the rule provides that it shall be in order at any time on the legislative day of September 22, 2016, or September 23, 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. The Committee granted, by voice vote, a structured rule for H.R. 5461. The rule provides one hour of general debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Financial Services. The rule waives all points of order against consideration of the bill. The rule provides that the bill shall be considered as read. The rule waives all points of order against provisions in the bill. The rule makes in order only those amendments printed in the Rules Committee report. Each such amendment may be offered only in the order printed in the report, may be offered only by a Member designated in the report, shall be considered as read, shall be debatable for the time specified in the report equally divided and controlled by the proponent and an opponent, shall not be subject to amendment, and shall not be subject to a demand for division of the question. The rule waives all points of order against the amendments printed in the report. The rule provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions. Testimony was heard from Chairman Hensarling, and Representatives Paulsen, Crowley, Marino, Johnson of Georgia, and Maxine Waters of California.

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VA PROCUREMENT: IDENTIFYING OBSTACLES TO REFORM

Committee on Veterans' Affairs: Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations held a hearing entitled ``VA Procurement: Identifying Obstacles to Reform''. Testimony was heard from Greg Giddens, Executive Director, Acquisition, Logistics and Construction, Department of Veterans Affairs; and Michele Mackin, Director, Acquisition and Sourcing Management, Government Accountability Office.

Joint Meetings

No joint committee meetings were held.

COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR WEDNESDAY,

SEPTEMBER 21, 2016

(Committee meetings are open unless otherwise indicated)

Senate

Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry: to hold hearings to examine the Department of Agriculture and the current state of the farm economy, 10 a.m., SR–328A.

Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies, to hold hearings to examine the possible conversion of public housing and other project-based rental assistance to Section 8 vouchers, as well as administrative changes to the Section 8 voucher program, in order to improve the delivery of rental assistance to vulnerable families and individuals, 10:30 a.m., SD–192.

Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies, to hold hearings to examine prioritizing public health, focusing on the Food and Drug Administration's role in the generic drug marketplace, 2:30 p.m., SD–192.

Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs: Subcommittee on National Security and International Trade and Finance, to hold hearings to examine terror financing risks of America's $1.7 billion cash payments to Iran, 10:30 a.m., SD–538.

Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation: business meeting to consider S. 3346, to authorize the programs of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, S. 3183, to prohibit the circumvention of control measures used by Internet ticket sellers to ensure equitable consumer access to tickets for any given event, S. 3097, to establish the SelectUSA program, S. 1788, to require operators that provide online and similar services to educational agencies, institutions, or programs to protect the privacy and security of personally identifiable information, H.R. 4755, to inspire women to enter the aerospace field, including science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, through mentorship and outreach, and H.R. 4742, to authorize the National Science Foundation to support entrepreneurial programs for women, 10 a.m., SR–253.

Committee on Environment and Public Works: Subcommittee on Fisheries, Water, and Wildlife, to hold an oversight hearing to examine the proposed revisions to the Fish and Wildlife Service mitigation policy, 2:30 p.m., SD–406.

Committee on Finance: business meeting to consider an original bill entitled, ``Miner's Protection Act of 2016'', and an original bill entitled, ``Retirement and Enhancement Savings Act of 2016'', 10 a.m., SD–215.

Committee on Indian Affairs: business meeting to consider S. 2953, to promote patient-centered care and accountability at the Indian Health Service, S. 3234, to amend the Native American Business Development, Trade Promotion, and Tourism Act of 2000, the Buy Indian Act, the Indian Trader Act, and the Native American Programs Act of 1974 to provide industry and economic development opportunities to Indian communities, and S. 3261, to establish a business incubators program within the Department of the Interior to promote economic development in Indian reservation communities, 2 p.m., SD–628.

Select Committee on Intelligence: to receive a closed briefing on certain intelligence matters, 1 p.m., SH–219.

House

Committee on Armed Services, Full Committee, hearing entitled ``15 Years after 9–11: The State of the Fight Against Islamic Terrorism'', 10 a.m., 2118 Rayburn.

Subcommittee on Seapower and Projection Forces, hearing entitled ``Seapower and Projection Forces in the South China Sea'', 2 p.m., 2212 Rayburn.

Committee on the Budget, Full Committee, hearing entitled ``Restoring the Trust for Families and Working-Age Americans'', 10 a.m., 210 Cannon.

Committee on Education and the Workforce, Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education, hearing entitled ``Supplanting the Law and Local Education Authority Through Regulatory Fiat'', 10 a.m., 2175 Rayburn.

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Committee on Energy and Commerce, Full Committee, markup on H.R. 2566, the ``Improving Rural Call Quality and Reliability Act of 2016''; H.R. 2669, the ``Anti-Spoofing Act of 2016''; H.R. 1192, the ``National Diabetes Clinical Care Commission Act''; H.R. 1209, the ``Improving Access to Maternity Care Act''; H.R. 1877, the ``Mental Health First Aid Act of 2015''; H.R. 2713, the ``Title VIII Nursing Workforce Reauthorization Act of 2015''; H.R. 3537, the ``Synthetic Drug Control Act of 2015''; and H.R. 4365, the ``Protecting Patient Access to Emergency Medications Act of 2016'' (continued), 10 a.m., HVC–210.

Select Investigative Panel of the Committee on Energy and Commerce, business meeting to consider a report of the Select Investigative Panel of the Committee on Energy and Commerce recommending that the U.S. House of Representatives find StemExpress, LLC, and Catherine Spears Dyer, founder and Chief Executive Officer of StemExpress, LLC, in contempt of Congress for refusal to comply with subpoenas duly issued by the Select Investigative Panel of the Committee on Energy and Commerce and a resolution authorizing Chairman Blackburn to release the deposition transcript of the May 11, 2016, deposition of Dr. Eve Espey, 2 p.m., HVC–210.

Committee on Financial Services, Subcommittee on Housing and Insurance, hearing entitled ``The Future of Housing in America: A Better Way to Increase Efficiencies for Housing Vouchers and Create Upward Economic Mobility'', 10 a.m., 2128 Rayburn.

Subcommittee on Capital Markets and Government Sponsored Enterprises, hearing entitled ``Corporate Governance: Fostering a System that Promotes Capital Formation and Maximizes Shareholder Value'', 2 p.m., 2128 Rayburn.

Committee on Homeland Security, Full Committee, hearing entitled ``Stopping the Next Attack: How to Keep Our City Streets from Becoming the Battleground'', 10 a.m., 311 Cannon.

Committee on the Judiciary, Full Committee, hearing on the Impeachment Articles Referred on John Koskinen, Part III, 10 a.m., 2237 Rayburn.

Committee on Natural Resources, Full Committee, hearing entitled ``The Impacts of the Obama CEQ's Final Guidance for GHG Emissions and the Effects of Climate Change'', 10 a.m., 1334 Longworth.

Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, hearing entitled ``The Status of the Federal Government's Management of Wolves'', 2 p.m., 1334 Longworth.

Full Committee, markup on H.R. 564, ``Endangered Salmon and Fisheries Predation Prevention Act''; H.R. 2387, the ``Alaska Native Veterans Land Allotment Equity Act''; H.R. 5780, the ``Utah Public Lands Initiative Act''; H.R. 5984, the ``Pechanga Band of Luiseno Mission Indians Water Rights Settlement Act''; and S. 3028, the ``Daniel J. Evans Olympic National Park Wilderness Act'', 5 p.m., 1334 Longworth.

Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, Full Committee, hearing entitled ``Reviewing the Rising Price of EpiPens'', 2 p.m., 2154 Rayburn.

Committee on Rules, Full Committee, hearing on H.R. 5931, the ``Prohibiting Future Ransom Payments to Iran Act'', 3 p.m., H–313 Capitol.

Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, Subcommittee on Oversight; and Subcommittee on Energy, joint hearing entitled ``Examining Misconduct and Intimidation of Scientists by Senior DOE Officials'', 10 a.m., 2318 Rayburn.

Full Committee, markup on the ``To Research, Evaluate, Assess, and Treat Astronauts Act''; the ``Cybersecurity Responsibility and Accountability Act of 2016''; and H.R. 5829, the ``ADVISE Now Act'', 1 p.m., 2318 Rayburn.

Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, Full Committee, hearing entitled ``An Examination of FEMA's Limited Role in Local Land Use Development Decisions'', 10 a.m., 2167 Rayburn.

Committee on Veterans' Affairs, Full Committee, markup on H.R. 5047, the ``Protecting Veterans' Educational Choice Act of 2016''; H.R. 5428, the ``Military Residency Choice Act''; H.R. 4757, to amend title 38, United States Code, to expand the eligibility for headstones, markers, and medallions furnished by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs for deceased individuals who were awarded the Medal of Honor and are buried in private cemeteries; H.R. 5166, the ``WINGMAN Act''; H.R. 3216, the ``VET Act''; H.R. 4150, the ``Department of Veterans Affairs Emergency Medical Staffing Recruitment and Retention Act''; H.R. 5099, to establish a pilot program on partnership agreements to construct new facilities for the Department of Veterans Affairs; H.R. 5162, the ``Vet Connect Act of 2016''; H.R. 5392, the ``No Veterans Crisis Line Call Should Go Unanswered Act''; H.R. 5399, the ``Ethical Patient Care for Veterans Act of 2016''; and H.R. 5600, the ``No Hero Left Untreated Act'', 10:45 a.m., 334 Cannon.

Committee on Ways and Means, Subcommittee on Social Security, hearing entitled ``Understanding Social Security's Solvency Challenge'', 10 a.m., B–318 Rayburn.

Full Committee, markup on H.R. 5879, to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to modify the credit for production from advanced nuclear power facilities; H.R. 5406, the ``Helping Ensure Accountability, Leadership, and Trust in Tribal Healthcare Act''; H.R. 5204, the ``Stop Taxing Death and Disability Act''; and H.R. 4220, the ``Water and Agriculture Tax Reform Act of 2015'', 2 p.m., 1100 Longworth.

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Next Meeting of the
SENATE

9:30 a.m., Wednesday, September 21

Senate Chamber

Program for Wednesday: Senate will continue consideration of the motion to proceed to consideration of H.R. 5325, Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, post-cloture.

At 11:15 a.m., Senate will begin consideration of the motion to discharge S.J. Res. 39, Foreign Military Sale, with up to 3 hours of debate. Upon the use or yielding back of time, Senate will vote on or in relation to the motion to discharge the joint resolution.

Next Meeting of the
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

10 a.m., Wednesday, September 21

House Chamber

Program for Wednesday: Consideration of H.R. 3438--Require Evaluation before Implementing Executive Wishlists Act (Subject to a Rule). Consideration of H.R. 5461--Iranian Leadership Asset Transparency Act (Subject to a Rule). Consideration of measures under suspension of the rules.

Extensions of Remarks, as inserted in this issue








HOUSE


Aderholt, Robert B., Ala., E1297, E1299

Bass, Karen, Calif., E1310

Blum, Rod, Iowa, E1296

Brat, Dave, Va., E1317

Buchanan, Vern, Fla., E1310

Bustos, Cheri, Ill., E1313

Carter, Earl L. ``Buddy'', Ga., E1310

Carter, John R., Tex., E1308

Coffman, Mike, Colo., E1312

Comstock, Barbara, Va., E1298, E1307, E1309, E1311, E1313

Costa, Jim, Calif., E1306

Courtney, Joe, Conn., E1314

Davis, Danny K., Ill., E1317

Davis, Rodney, Ill., E1307, E1313

Dent, Charles W., Pa., E1308, E1314

Donovan, Daniel M., Jr, N.Y., E1295

Duncan, Jeff, Ill., E1303

Farenthold, Blake, Tex., E1296

Farr, Sam, Calif., E1297

Fitzpatrick, Michael G., Pa., E1306, E1315

Hahn, Janice, Calif., E1301

Hastings, Alcee L., Fla., E1306

Honda, Michael M., Calif., E1295

Huizenga, Bill, Mich., E1295

Jackson Lee, Sheila, Tex., E1299, E1308, E1314

Jolly, David W., Fla., E1309

Keating, William R., Mass., E1315

Kinzinger, Adam, Ill., E1313

Lieu, Ted, Calif., E1315

Lowenthal, Alan S., Calif., E1296

Lynch, Stephen F., Mass., E1315

Matsui, Doris O., Calif., E1311

Pallone, Frank, Jr., N.J., E1314

Pascrell, Bill, Jr., N.J., E1298

Poe, Ted, Tex., E1298, E1307, E1311, E1316

Richmond, Cedric L., La., E1316

Roybal-Allard, Lucille, Calif., E1309

Sessions, Pete, Tex., E1313

Sewell, Terri A., Ala., E1317

Shuster, Bill, Pa., E1296

Stefanik, Elise M., N.Y., E1298, E1307, E1311, E1312, E1316

Tipton, Scott R., Colo., E1295

Vargas, Juan, Calif., E1304

Visclosky, Peter J., Ind., E1297

Wittman, Robert J., Va., E1317

Young, David, Iowa, E1298, E1306, E1307, E1309, E1310, E1311, E1312, E1314, E1316, E1317

Zinke, Ryan K., Mont., E1312

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