September 29, 2016 - Issue: Vol. 162, No. 148 — Daily Edition114th Congress (2015 - 2016) - 2nd Session
Daily Digest Section (PDF)
Thursday, September 29, 2016
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, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute.
Gullah/Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor Commission: Senate passed H.R. 3004, to amend the Gullah/Geechee Cultural Heritage Act to extend the authorization for the Gullah/Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor Commission.
Bathrooms Accessible in Every Situation Act: Senate passed H.R. 5147, to amend title 40, United States Code, to require restrooms in public buildings to be equipped with baby changing facilities.
Clarification of Treatment of Electronic Sales of Livestock Act: Senate passed 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.
Randy D. Doub United States Courthouse: Committee on Environment and Public Works was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 3937, 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'', and the bill was then passed.
National Gallery of Art 75th Anniversary: Committee on Rules and Administration was discharged from further consideration of S. Res. 527, recognizing the 75th anniversary of the opening of the National Gallery of Art, and the resolution was then agreed to.
Lights On Afterschool: Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions was discharged from further consideration of S. Res. 578, supporting Lights On Afterschool, a national celebration of afterschool programs held on October 20, 2016, and the resolution was then agreed to.
National Case Management Week: Senate agreed to S. Res. 591, designating the week of October 9 through October 15, 2016, as ``National Case Management Week'' to recognize the role of case management in improving health care outcomes for patients.
Sickle Cell Disease Awareness Month: Senate agreed to S. Res. 592, expressing support for the designation of the month of September 2016 as ``Sickle Cell Disease Awareness Month'' in order to educate communities across the United States about sickle cell disease and the need for research, early detection methods, effective treatments, and preventative care programs with respect to sickle cell disease.
National Falls Prevention Awareness Day: Senate agreed to S. Res. 593, designating September 22, 2016, as ``National Falls Prevention Awareness Day'' to raise awareness and encourage the prevention of falls among older adults.
National Animal Rescue Day: Senate agreed to S. Res. 594, expressing support for designation of the third Saturday in October 2016 as ``National Animal Rescue Day'' to create awareness of and educate individuals on the importance of adoption of animals, to create a humane environment for any pet, and to encourage animal adoptions throughout the United States.
Grant Assurances: Senate passed H.R. 5944, to amend title 49, United States Code, with respect to certain grant assurances.
Omnibus Territories Act: Senate passed S. 2360, to improve the administration of certain programs in the insular areas, after agreeing to the committee amendment.
United States Appreciation for Olympians and Paralympians Act: Senate passed 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.
White Mountain Apache Tribe Water Rights Quantification Act: Senate passed S. 2959, to amend the White Mountain Apache Tribe Water Rights Quantification Act of 2010 to clarify the use of amounts in the WMAT Settlement Fund, after agreeing to the committee amendments.
Nevada Native Nations Land Act: Senate passed H.R. 2733, to require the Secretary of the Interior to take land into trust for certain Indian tribes.
Women in Coast Guard Academy 40th Anniversary: Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation was discharged from further consideration of S. Res. 579, recognizing the 40th Anniversary of the first class of women admitted to the Coast Guard Academy, and the resolution was then agreed to.
National Adult Education and Family Literacy Week: Senate agreed to S. Res. 600, designating the week of September 26 through 30, 2016, as ``National Adult Education and Family Literacy Week''.
National Dystonia Awareness Month: Senate agreed to S. Res. 601, designating September 2016 as ``National Dystonia Awareness Month'' and raising awareness and understanding of the disorder of dystonia.
Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences: Senate agreed to S. Con. Res. 55, commemorating the 100th anniversary of the 1916 opening of the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and the 2016 opening of the new Texas A&M Veterinary & Biomedical Education complex in College Station, Texas.
Adjournment Resolution: Senate agreed to H. Con. Res. 166, providing for a conditional adjournment of the House of Representatives.
PROTECT Patrimony Resolution: Senate agreed to H. Con. Res. 122, supporting efforts to stop the theft, illegal possession or sale, transfer, and export of tribal cultural items of American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians in the United States and internationally, after agreeing to the following amendments proposed thereto:
Fischer (for Udall) Amendment No. 5106, in the nature of a substitute.
Fischer (for Udall) Amendment No. 5107, to strike the preamble.
Alyce Spotted Bear and Walter Soboleff Commission on Native Children Act: Senate concurred in the House amendment to S. 246, to establish the Alyce Spotted Bear and Walter Soboleff Commission on Native Children.
Authority for Committees--Agreement: A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that notwithstanding the Senate's adjournment, committees be authorized to report legislative and executive matters on Thursday, October 27, 2016, from 10 a.m. to 12 noon.
Authorizing Leadership to Make Appointments--Agreement: A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that notwithstanding the upcoming adjournment of the Senate, the President of the Senate, the President pro tempore, and the Majority and Minority Leaders be authorized to make appointments to commissions, committees, boards, conferences, or interparliamentary conferences authorized by law, by concurrent action of the two Houses, or by order of the Senate.
Signing Authority--Agreement: A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that the junior Senator from Louisiana be authorized to sign duly enrolled bills or joint resolutions on Thursday, September 29, 2016, through Monday, November 14, 2016.
Pro Forma Sessions--Agreement: A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that the Senate adjourn, to then convene for pro forma sessions only, with no business being conducted on the following dates and times, and that following each pro forma session, the Senate adjourn until the next pro forma session: Monday, October 3, 2016 at 10:30 a.m.; Thursday, October 6, 2016 at 10:30 a.m.; Friday, October 7, 2016 at 2 p.m.; Tuesday, October 11, 2016 at 9 a.m.; Thursday, October 13, 2016 at 2 p.m.; Monday, October 17, 2016 at 11 a.m.; Thursday, October 20, 2016 at 3 p.m.; Monday, October 24, 2016 at 10:30 a.m.; Thursday, October 27, 2016 at 10:30 a.m.; Monday, October 31, 2016 at 4:30 p.m.; Thursday, November 3, 2016 at 2 p.m.; Monday, November 7, 2016 at 10:30 a.m.; Thursday, November 10, 2016 at 10 a.m.; Monday, November 14, 2016 at 5:30 p.m.; and that when the Senate adjourns on Monday, November 14, 2016, it next convene at 4 p.m., Tuesday, November 15, 2016.
Messages from the House:
Measures Placed on the Calendar:
Measures Read the First Time:
Enrolled Bills Presented:
Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:
Authorities for Committees to Meet:
Adjournment: Senate convened at 10 a.m. and adjourned at 1:32 p.m., until 10:30 a.m. on Monday, October 3, 2016. (For Senate's program, see the remarks of the Acting Majority Leader in today's Record on page S6287.)
Committee on Foreign Relations: Committee concluded a hearing to examine the regional impact of the Syria conflict, focusing on Syria, Turkey, and Iraq, after receiving testimony from Antony Blinken, Deputy Secretary of State.
MILLENNIAL PERSPECTIVES ON FEDERAL EMPLOYMENT
Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs: Subcommittee on Regulatory Affairs and Federal Management concluded a hearing to examine understanding the Millennial perspective in deciding to pursue and remain in Federal employment, after receiving testimony from Mark Reinhold, Associate Director for Employee Services and Chief Human Capital Officer, Office of Personnel Management; Angela Bailey, Chief Human Capital Officer, Department of Homeland Security; Lauren Leo, Assistant Administrator, Office of Human Capital Management, National Aeronautics and Space Administration; and Robert Goldenkoff, Director, Strategic Issues, Government Accountability Office.
House of Representatives
The House was not in session today. The House is scheduled to meet at 2 p.m. on Monday, November 14, 2016, pursuant to the provisions of H. Con. Res. 166.
No joint committee meetings were held.
No meetings/hearings scheduled.
No hearings are scheduled.
Program for Monday: Senate will meet in a pro forma session.
Program for Monday: The House is scheduled to meet at 2 p.m. on Monday, November 14, 2016, pursuant to the provisions of H. Con. Res. 166.
Adams, Alma S., N.C., E1403
Babin, Brian, Tex., E1402
Blackburn, Marsha, Tenn., E1412
Bonamici, Suzanne, Ore., E1401
Brooks, Susan W., Ind., E1415
Butterfield, G.K., N.C., E1423
Calvert, Ken, Calif., E1410
Castor, Kathy, Fla., E1414
Cuellar, Henry, Tex., E1416
Davis, Danny K., Ill., E1418
Griffith, H. Morgan, Va., E1425
Hudson, Richard, N.C., E1405
Hunter, Duncan, Calif., E1401
Jackson Lee, Sheila, Tex., E1418
Johnson, Eddie Bernice, Tex., E1416
Keating, William R., Mass., E1407
Kilmer, Derek, Wash., E1402
King, Peter T., N.Y., E1426
Knight, Stephen, Calif., E1415
LaHood, Darin, Ill., E1422
Latta, Robert E., Ohio, E1414
Lee, Barbara, Calif., E1414
Lewis, John, Ga., E1408
Lipinski, Daniel, Ill., E1424
Maloney, Carolyn B., N.Y., E1404
Matsui, Doris O., Calif., E1411
McDermott, Jim, Wash., E1402
McNerney, Jerry, Calif., E1405
McSally, Martha, Ariz., E1403
Meeks, Gregory W., N.Y., E1414
Moore, Gwen, Wisc., E1406
Neugebauer, Randy, Tex., E1401
Norton, Eleanor Holmes, The District of Columbia, E1408
Payne, Donald M., Jr., N.J., E1413
Poe, Ted, Tex., E1413
Posey, Bill, Fla., E1412
Price, David E., N.C., E1407
Roybal-Allard, Lucille, Calif., E1421
Schakowsky, Janice D., Ill., E1411
Schiff, Adam B., Calif., E1412
Sinema, Kyrsten, Ariz., E1419
Swalwell, Eric, Calif., E1413
Velázquez, Nydia M., N.Y., E1416
Visclosky, Peter J., Ind., E1410
Walden, Greg, Ore., E1415
Wilson, Joe, S.C., E1408