Daily Digest

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Daily Digest

HIGHLIGHTS

    See Résumés of Congressional Activity (September and October).

Senate

Chamber Action

Routine Proceedings, pages S6317–S6386

Measures Introduced: Two bills and two resolutions were introduced, as follows: S. 2–3, and S.J. Res. 40–41.
Page S6355

Measures Reported:

Reported on Thursday, October 27, during the adjournment:

S. 2418, to authorize the Secretary of Homeland Security to establish university labs for student-developed technology-based solutions for countering online recruitment of violent extremists, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. (S. Rept. No. 114–365)

S. 1526, to amend title 10 and title 41, United States Code, to improve the manner in which Federal contracts for construction and design services are awarded, to prohibit the use of reverse auctions for design and construction services procurements, to amend title 31 and 41, United States Code, to improve the payment protections available to construction contractors, subcontractors, and suppliers for work performed, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. (S. Rept. No. 114–366)

S. 1717, to amend title 46, United States Code, to exempt old vessels that only operate within inland waterways from the fire-retardant materials requirement if the owners of such vessels make annual structural alterations to at least 10 percent of the areas of the vessels that are not constructed of fire-retardant materials. (S. Rept. No. 114–367)

S. 1916, to include skilled nursing facilities as a type of health care provider under section 254(h) of the Communications Act of 1934. (S. Rept. No. 114–368)

S. 2325, to require the Secretary of Commerce, acting through the Administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, to establish a constituent-driven program to provide a digital information platform capable of efficiently integrating coastal data with decision-support tools, training, and best practices and to support collection of priority coastal geospatial data to inform and improve local, State, regional, and Federal capacities to manage the coastal region, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. (S. Rept. No. 114–369)

S. 1551, to provide for certain requirements relating to the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority stewardship transition, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute.

Reported on Tuesday, November 15:

S. 1490, to establish an advisory office within the Bureau of Consumer Protection of the Federal Trade Commission to prevent fraud targeting seniors. (S. Rept. No. 114–370)

S. 2219, to require the Secretary of Commerce to conduct an assessment and analysis of the outdoor recreation economy of the United States, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. (S. Rept. No. 114–371)

S. 3088, to provide a deadline for compliance with an alternate safety compliance program and for other purposes, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. (S. Rept. No. 114–372)

S. 2564, to modernize prior legislation relating to Dine College. (S. Rept. No. 114–373)
Page S6355

Measures Passed:

Gold Star Families Voices Act: Committee on Rules and Administration was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 4511, to amend the Veterans' Oral History Project Act to allow the collection of video and audio recordings of biographical histories by immediate family members of members of the Armed Forces who died as a result of their service during a period of war, and the bill was then passed by a unanimous vote of 97 yeas (Vote No. 152).
Pages S6324–26

Measures Considered:

American Energy and Conservation Act: Senate began consideration of the motion to proceed to consideration of S. 3110, to provide for reforms of the administration of the outer Continental Shelf of the United States, to provide for the development of geothermal, solar, and wind energy on public land.
Page S6330

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A motion was entered to close further debate on the motion to proceed to consideration of the bill, and, in accordance with the provisions of rule XXII of the Standing Rules of the Senate, a vote on cloture will occur on Thursday, November 17, 2016.
Page S6330

A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing for further consideration of the motion to proceed to consideration of the bill at approximately 2:30 p.m., on Wednesday, November 16, 2016.
Page S6376

Appointments:

Creating Options for Veterans' Expedited Recovery (COVER Commission): The Chair announced, on behalf of the Democratic Leader, pursuant to the provisions of Public Law 114–198, the appointment of the following individuals to serve as members of the Creating Options for Veterans' Expedited Recovery (COVER Commission): Dr. Wayne Jonas of Virginia (Veteran) and Jon Soltz of Virginia (Veteran).
Page S6317


World War I Centennial Commission: The Chair, on behalf of the Majority Leader, pursuant to Public Law 112–272, appointed the following individual to be a member of the World War I Centennial Commission: Terry Hamby of Kentucky.
Page S6317


Federal Law Enforcement Congressional Badge of Bravery Board: The Chair announced, on behalf of the Majority Leader and the Democratic Leader, pursuant to the Public Law 110–298, the appointment of the following individual to serve as a member of the Federal Law Enforcement Congressional Badge of Bravery Board: Rick McCubbin of Kentucky (vice Michael Harris of Nevada).
Page S6317


State and Local Law Enforcement Congressional Badge of Bravery Board: The Chair announced, on behalf of the Majority Leader and the Democratic Leader, pursuant to Public Law 110–298, the appointment of the following individual to serve as a member of the State and Local Law Enforcement Congressional Badge of Bravery Board: Michael Walters of Nevada (vice Mike Hettich of Kentucky).
Page S6317


John F. Kennedy Centennial Commission: The Chair announced, on behalf of the Majority Leader, pursuant to the provisions of Public Law 114–215, the appointment of the following individuals to serve as members of the John F. Kennedy Centennial Commission: Senators McCain and Hatch.
Page S6317


United States Commission on Civil Rights: The Chair, on behalf of the President pro tempore and upon the recommendation of the Democratic Leader, pursuant to Public Law 98–183, as amended by Public Law 103–419, reappointed the following individual to the United States Commission on Civil Rights: David Kladney of Nevada.
Page S6317


United States-China Economic Security Review Commission: The Chair announced, on behalf of the Democratic Leader, pursuant to the provisions of Public Law 106–398, as amended by Public Law 108–7, and in consultation with the Chairmen of the Senate Committee on Armed Services and the Senate Committee on Finance, the reappointment of the following individual to serve as a member of the United States-China Economic Security Review Commission: Katherine Tobin of Virginia.
Page S6317


United States Semiquincentennial Commission: The Chair announced, on behalf of the Democratic Leader, pursuant to the provisions of Public Law 114–196, the appointment of the following individuals to serve as members of the United States Semiquincentennial Commission: Members of the Senate: Senators Casey and Shaheen. Private Citizens: Dr. Andrew Hohns of Pennsylvania, David Cohen of Pennsylvania, Heather Murren of Nevada, and James Swanson of the District of Columbia.
Pages S6317–18


Nominations Received: Senate received the following nominations:

Rainey Ransom Brandt, of the District of Columbia, to be an Associate Judge of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia.

44 Air Force nominations in the rank of general.

95 Army nominations in the rank of general.

5 Coast Guard nominations in the rank of admiral.

1 Navy nomination in the rank of admiral.

Routine lists in the Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Foreign Service, and Navy.
Pages S6376–86


Messages from the House:
Pages S6338–39


Measures Referred:
Page S6339


Measures Placed on the Calendar:
Pages S6317, S6339


Enrolled Bills Presented:
Page S6339


Executive Communications:
Pages S6339–52


Petitions and Memorials:
Pages S6352–55


Additional Cosponsors:
Pages S6355–58


Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:

Additional Statements:
Pages S6338


Authorities for Committees to Meet:
Page S6358


Record Votes: One record vote was taken today. (Total--152)
Page S6326


Adjournment: Senate convened at 4 p.m. and adjourned at 6:49 p.m., until 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, November 16, 2016. (For Senate's program, see the remarks of the Majority Leader in today's Record on page S6376.)

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Committee Meetings

(Committees not listed did not meet)

BUSINESS MEETING

Committee on Environment and Public Works: Committee ordered favorably reported 12 General Services Administration resolutions.

NOMINATIONS

Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs: Committee concluded a hearing to examine the nominations of Robert G. Taub, of New York, and Mark D. Acton, of Kentucky, both to be a Commissioner of the Postal Regulatory Commission, after the nominees testified and answered questions in their own behalf.

House of Representatives

Chamber Action


Public Bills and Resolutions Introduced: 8 public bills, H.R. 6316–6323; and 1 resolution, H. Con. Res. 172 were introduced.
Pages H6238–39


Additional Cosponsors:
Pages H6239–40


Reports Filed: Reports were filed today as follows:

H.R. 5843, to establish a grant program at the Department of Homeland Security to promote cooperative research and development between the United States and Israel on cybersecurity, with an amendment (H. Rept. 114–826); and

H.R. 5877, to amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 and the United States-Israel Strategic Partnership Act of 2014 to promote cooperative homeland security research and antiterrorism programs relating to cybersecurity, and for other purposes, with an amendment (H. Rept. 114–827, Part 1).
Page H6238


Suspensions: The House agreed to suspend the rules and pass the following measures:
Urging respect for the constitution of the Democratic Republic of the Congo in the democratic transition of power in 2016: H. Res. 780, amended, urging respect for the constitution of the Democratic Republic of the Congo in the democratic transition of power in 2016, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 416 yeas to 3 nays, Roll No. 578;
Pages H6185–89, H6207–08


Women, Peace, and Security Act of 2016: H.R. 5332, amended, to ensure that the United States promotes the meaningful participation of women in mediation and negotiations processes seeking to prevent, mitigate, or resolve violent conflict;
Pages H6189–92

Agreed to amend the title so as to read: ``To ensure that the United States promotes the meaningful participation of women in mediation and negotiation processes seeking to prevent, mitigate, or resolve violent conflict.''.
Page H6192


Caesar Syria Civilian Protection Act of 2016: H.R. 5732, amended, to halt the wholesale slaughter of the Syrian people, encourage a negotiated political settlement, and hold Syrian human rights abusers accountable for their crimes; and
Pages H6192–H6202


Iran Sanctions Extension Act: H.R. 6297, to reauthorize the Iran Sanctions Act of 1996, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 419 yeas to 1 nay, Roll No. 577.
Pages H6202–07, H6208


Recess: The House recessed at 12:59 p.m. and reconvened at 3:38 p.m.
Page H6192


Quorum Calls--Votes: Two yea-and-nay votes developed during the proceedings of today and appear on pages H6207–08 and H6208. There were no quorum calls.

Adjournment: The House met at 12 noon and adjourned at 7:28 p.m.

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Committee Meetings

DISRUPTER SERIES: SELF-DRIVING CARS

Committee on Energy and Commerce: Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade held a hearing entitled ``Disrupter Series: Self-Driving Cars''. Testimony was heard from Mark Rosekind, Administrator, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration; Kirk Steudle, Director, Michigan Department of Transportation; and public witnesses.

EXAMINING THE SEC'S AGENDA, OPERATIONS, AND FY 2018 BUDGET REQUEST

Committee on Financial Services: Full Committee held a hearing entitled ``Examining the SEC's Agenda, Operations, and FY 2018 Budget Request''. Testimony was heard from Mary Jo White, Chair, Securities and Exchange Commission.

LEGISLATIVE MEASURE

Committee on Natural Resources: Subcommittee on Federal Lands held a hearing on H.R. 5718, the ``Central Wasatch National Conservation and Recreation Area Act''. Testimony was heard from Representative Chaffetz; Glenn Casamassa, Deputy Chief for the National Forest System, U.S. Forest Service; Tom Dolan, Mayor, Sandy City, Utah; and public witnesses.

LEGISLATIVE MEASURES

Committee on Natural Resources: Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources held a hearing on H.R. 866, the ``Federal Land Freedom Act of 2015''; and H.R. 1484, the ``Honor the Nevada Enabling Act of 1864 Act''. Testimony was heard from Demar Dahl, Elko County Commissioner, Deeth, Nevada; and public witnesses.

MISCELLANEOUS MEASURES

Committee on Natural Resources: Full Committee began a markup on H.R. 1219, the ``Arbuckle Project Maintenance Complex and District Office Conveyance Act of 2015''; H.R. 3711, the ``Chicano Park Preservation Act''; H.R. 4366, the ``San Luis Unit Drainage Resolution Act''; and H.R. 5633, the ``Blackfeet Water Rights Settlement Act''.

OVERSIGHT OF THE SECRET SERVICE

Committee on Oversight and Government Reform: Full Committee held a hearing entitled ``Oversight of the Secret Service''. Testimony was heard from John Roth, Inspector General, Department of Homeland Security; Tom Dougherty, Chief Strategy Officer, Secret Service; Brigadier General Kevin Nally (retired), Chief Information Officer, Secret Service; and a public witness.

ONGOING INTELLIGENCE ACTIVITIES

Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence: Full Committee held a hearing entitled ``Ongoing Intelligence Activities''. This hearing was closed.

Joint Meetings

ARCTIC NUCLEAR POLLUTION

Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe: Commission received a briefing on nuclear pollution in the Arctic from Julia Gourley, Senior Arctic Official, Department of State; Nils Bohmer, Bellona Foundation, Oslo, Norway; and Jon Rahbek-Clemmensen, Center for Strategic and International Studies, Copenhagen, Denmark.

NEW PUBLIC LAWS

(For last listing of Public Laws, see Daily Digest, p. D979)

S. 2040, to deter terrorism, provide justice for victims. Signed on September 28, 2016. (Public Law 114–222)

H.R. 5325, making continuing appropriations for fiscal year 2017. Signed on September 29, 2016. (Public Law 114–223)

H.R. 2615, to establish the Virgin Islands of the United States Centennial Commission. Signed on September 29, 2016. (Public Law 114–224)

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''. Signed on September 29, 2016. (Public Law 114–225)

H.R. 5936, to authorize the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to enter into certain leases at the Department of Veterans Affairs West Los Angeles Campus in Los Angeles, California, to make certain improvements to the enhanced-use lease authority of the Department. Signed on September 29, 2016. (Public Law 114–226)

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. Signed on September 29, 2016. (Public Law 114–227)

H.R. 5985, to amend title 38, United States Code, to extend certain expiring provisions of law administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs. Signed on September 29, 2016. (Public Law 114–228)

S. 1878, to extend the pediatric priority review voucher program. Signed on September 30, 2016. (Public Law 114–229)

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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. Signed on October 7, 2016. (Public Law 114–230)

H.R. 2494, to support global anti-poaching efforts, strengthen the capacity of partner countries to counter wildlife trafficking, designate major wildlife trafficking countries. Signed on October 7, 2016. (Public Law 114–231)

H.R. 2733, to require the Secretary of the Interior to take land into trust for certain Indian tribes. Signed on October 7, 2016. (Public Law 114–232)

H.R. 3004, to amend the Gullah/Geechee Cultural Heritage Act to extend the authorization for the Gullah/Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor Commission. Signed on October 7, 2016. (Public Law 114–233)

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''. Signed on October 7, 2016. (Public Law 114–234)

H.R. 5147, to amend title 40, United States Code, to require restrooms in public buildings to be equipped with baby changing facilities. Signed on October 7, 2016. (Public Law 114–235)

H.R. 5578, to establish certain rights for sexual assault survivors. Signed on October 7, 2016. (Public Law 114–236)

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. Signed on October 7, 2016. (Public Law 114–237)

H.R. 5944, to amend title 49, United States Code, with respect to certain grant assurances. Signed on October 7, 2016. (Public Law 114–238)

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. Signed on October 7, 2016. (Public Law 114–239)

S. 1004, to amend title 36, United States Code, to encourage the nationwide observance of two minutes of silence each Veterans Day. Signed on October 7, 2016. (Public Law 114–240)

S. 1698, to exclude payments from State eugenics compensation programs from consideration in determining eligibility for, or the amount of, Federal public benefits. Signed on October 7, 2016. (Public Law 114–241)

S. 2683, to include disabled veteran leave in the personnel management system of the Federal Aviation Administration. Signed on October 7, 2016. (Public Law 114–242)

S. 3283, to designate the community-based outpatient clinic of the Department of Veterans Affairs in Pueblo, Colorado, as the ``PFC James Dunn VA Clinic''. Signed on October 7, 2016. (Public Law 114–243)

S. 246, to establish the Alyce Spotted Bear and Walter Soboleff Commission on Native Children. Signed on October 14, 2016. (Public Law 114–244)

COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2016

(Committee meetings are open unless otherwise indicated)

Senate

Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development, to hold hearings to examine the future of nuclear power, 2:30 p.m., SD–138.

Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies, to hold hearings to examine the automated and self-driving vehicle revolution, focusing on the role of government, 2:30 p.m., SD–192.

Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation: to hold hearings to examine exploring augmented reality, 3 p.m., SR–253.

House

Committee on Agriculture, Full Committee, hearing entitled ``Past, Present, and Future of SNAP: Opportunities for Improving Access to Food'', 10 a.m., 1300 Longworth.

Committee on Energy and Commerce, Subcommittee on Communications and Technology; and Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade, joint hearing entitled ``Understanding the Role of Connected Devices in Recent Cyber Attacks'', 10 a.m., 2322 Rayburn.

Committee on Financial Services, Subcommittee on Housing and Insurance, hearing entitled ``Modernizing Appraisals: A Regulatory Review and the Future of the Industry'', 10 a.m., 2128 Rayburn.

Committee on House Administration, Full Committee, markup on a supplemental funding resolution of original jurisdiction, 4:45 p.m., 1310 Longworth.

Committee on the Judiciary, Full Committee, markup on H.R. 5422, to ensure funding for the National Human Trafficking Hotline, and for other purposes; and H.R. 1669, the ``Judgment Fund Transparency Act of 2015'', 10 a.m., 2237 Rayburn.

Committee on Natural Resources, Full Committee, markup on H.R. 1219, the ``Arbuckle Project Maintenance Complex and District Office Conveyance Act of 2015''; H.R. 3711, the ``Chicano Park Preservation Act''; H.R. 4366, the ``San Luis Unit Drainage Resolution Act''; and H.R. 5633, the ``Blackfeet Water Rights Settlement Act'' (continued), 10:30 a.m., 1324 Longworth.

Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, Full Committee, markup on the ``Overtime Pay for Secret Service Agents Act of 2016''; a bill to designate facilities of the United States Postal Service, to establish new ZIP Codes, and for other purposes; H.R. 3387, the ``Open and Transparent Smithsonian Act of 2015''; H.R. 5384, the ``Federal Register Printing Savings Act of 2016''; H.R. 6186, the ``Follow the Rules Act''; H.R. 5948, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 830 Kuhn Drive in Chula Vista, California, as the ``Jonathan `J.D.' De Guzman Post Office Building''; H.R. 6138, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 560 East Pleasant Valley Road, Port Hueneme, California, as the ``U.S. Naval Construction Battalion 'Seabees' Fallen Heroes Post Office Building''; H.R. 6282, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 2024 Jerome Avenue, in Bronx, New York, as the ``Dr. Roscoe C. Brown, Jr. Post Office Building''; a bill to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 324 West Saint Louis Street in Pacific, Missouri, as the ``Specialist Jeffrey L. White, Jr. Post Office''; and a bill to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 501 North Main Street in Florence, Arizona, as the ``Adolpho 'Harpo' Celaya Post Office'', 9 a.m., 2154 Rayburn.

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Subcommittee on Government Operations, hearing entitled ``2020 Census: Outcomes of the 2016 Site Test'', 10 a.m., 2247 Rayburn.

Subcommittee on Information Technology, hearing entitled ``Federal Cybersecurity After the OPM Data Breach: Have Agencies Learned their Lesson?'', 10 a.m., 2154 Rayburn.

CONGRESSIONAL PROGRAM AHEAD

Week of November 16 through November 18, 2016

Senate Chamber


On Wednesday, Senate will continue consideration of the motion to proceed to consideration of S. 3110,

American Energy and Conservation Act.

During the balance of the week, Senate may consider any cleared legislative and executive business.

Senate Committees

(Committee meetings are open unless otherwise indicated)

Committee on Appropriations: November 16, Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies, to hold hearings to examine the automated and self-driving vehicle revolution, focusing on the role of government, 2:30 p.m., SD–192.

November 16, Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development, to hold hearings to examine the future of nuclear power, 2:30 p.m., SD–138.

Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation: November 16, to hold hearings to examine exploring augmented reality, 3 p.m., SR–253.

Select Committee on Intelligence: November 17, to hold closed hearings to examine certain intelligence matters, 2 p.m., SH–219.

House Committees

Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, November 17, Full Committee, hearing entitled ``Intelligence Community Support to the U.S. Department of Defense'', 9 a.m., 1100 Longworth.

Joint Meetings

Joint Economic Committee: November 17, to hold hearings to examine the economic outlook, 10 a.m., SH–216. November 15, 2016* These figures include all measures reported, even if there was no accompanying report. A total of 165 written reports have been filed in the Senate, 415 reports have been filed in the House.

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Résumé of Congressional Activity

SECOND SESSION OF THE ONE HUNDRED FOURTEENTH CONGRESS

The first table gives a comprehensive résumé of all legislative business transacted by the Senate and House.

The second table accounts for all nominations submitted to the Senate by the President for Senate confirmation.

    DATA ON LEGISLATIVE ACTIVITY

January 4 through September 30, 2016

SenateHouseTotal

Days in session

128108
. .

Time in session

688 hrs., 12562 hrs., 35
. .

Congressional Record:

Pages of proceedings

6,2876,110
. .

Extensions of Remarks

. .1,427
. .

Public bills enacted into law

4272
114

Private bills enacted into law

. .. .
. .

Bills in conference

33
. .

Measures passed, total

365549
914

Senate bills

6852
. .

House bills

81379
. .

Senate joint resolutions

11
. .

House joint resolutions

11
. .

Senate concurrent resolutions

127
. .

House concurrent resolutions

1221
. .

Simple resolutions

19088
. .

Measures reported, total

*262409
671

Senate bills

1938
. .

House bills

36335
. .

Senate joint resolutions

. .. .
. .

House joint resolutions

. .2
. .

Senate concurrent resolutions

4. .
. .

House concurrent resolutions

. .5
. .

Simple resolutions

2959
. .

Special reports

104
. .

Conference reports

22
. .

Measures pending on calendar

423100
. .

Measures introduced, total

1,3442,417
3,761

Bills

1,0331,984
. .

Joint resolutions

1122
. .

Concurrent resolutions

2965
. .

Simple resolutions

271346
. .

Quorum calls

. .1
. .

Yea-and-nay votes

151238
. .

Recorded votes

. .335
. .

Bills vetoed

23
. .

Vetoes overridden

11
. .

    DISPOSITION OF EXECUTIVE NOMINATIONS

January 4 through September 30, 2016

Civilian nominations, totaling 340 (including 181 nominations carried over from the First Session), disposed of as follows:

Confirmed

82

Unconfirmed

246

Withdrawn

12

Other Civilian nominations, totaling 1,414 (including 97 nominations carried over from the First Session), disposed of as follows:

Confirmed

1,401

Unconfirmed

12

Withdrawn

1

Air Force nominations, totaling 5,434 (including 181 nominations carried over from the First Session), disposed of as follows:

Confirmed

5,407

Unconfirmed

27

Army nominations, totaling 5,663 (including 1,740 nominations carried over from the First Session), disposed of as follows:

Confirmed

5,646

Unconfirmed

17

Navy nominations, totaling 4,347 (including 5 nominations carried over from the First Session), disposed of as follows:

Confirmed

4,338

Unconfirmed

7

Withdrawn

2

Marine Corps nominations, totaling 1,244 (including 3 nominations carried over from the First Session), disposed of as follows:

Confirmed

1,243

Unconfirmed

1

Summary

Total nominations carried over from the First Session

2,207

Total nominations received this Session

16,235

Total confirmed

18,117

Total unconfirmed

310

Total withdrawn

15

Total returned to the White House

0
November 15, 2016* These figures include all measures reported, even if there was no accompanying report. A total of 170 written reports have been filed in the Senate, 415 reports have been filed in the House.
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Résumé of Congressional Activity

SECOND SESSION OF THE ONE HUNDRED FOURTEENTH CONGRESS

The first table gives a comprehensive résumé of all legislative business transacted by the Senate and House.

The second table accounts for all nominations submitted to the Senate by the President for Senate confirmation.

    DATA ON LEGISLATIVE ACTIVITY

January 4 through October 31, 2016

SenateHouseTotal

Days in session

138108
. .

Time in session

688 hrs., 22562 hrs., 35
. .

Congressional Record:

Pages of proceedings

6,3076,110
. .

Extensions of Remarks

. .1,427
. .

Public bills enacted into law

4782
129

Private bills enacted into law

. .. .
. .

Bills in conference

33
. .

Measures passed, total

365549
914

Senate bills

6852
. .

House bills

81379
. .

Senate joint resolutions

11
. .

House joint resolutions

11
. .

Senate concurrent resolutions

127
. .

House concurrent resolutions

1221
. .

Simple resolutions

19088
. .

Measures reported, total

* 268409
677

Senate bills

1998
. .

House bills

36335
. .

Senate joint resolutions

. .. .
. .

House joint resolutions

. .2
. .

Senate concurrent resolutions

4. .
. .

House concurrent resolutions

. .5
. .

Simple resolutions

2959
. .

Special reports

104
. .

Conference reports

22
. .

Measures pending on calendar

429100
. .

Measures introduced, total

1,3442,417
3,761

Bills

1,0331,984
. .

Joint resolutions

1122
. .

Concurrent resolutions

2965
. .

Simple resolutions

271346
. .

Quorum calls

. .1
. .

Yea-and-nay votes

151238
. .

Recorded votes

. .335
. .

Bills vetoed

23
. .

Vetoes overridden

11
. .

    DISPOSITION OF EXECUTIVE NOMINATIONS

January 4 through October 31, 2016

Civilian nominations, totaling 340 (including 181 nominations carried over from the First Session), disposed of as follows:

Confirmed

82

Unconfirmed

246

Withdrawn

12

Other Civilian nominations, totaling 1,414 (including 97 nominations carried over from the First Session), disposed of as follows:

Confirmed

1,401

Unconfirmed

12

Withdrawn

1

Air Force nominations, totaling 5,434 (including 181 nominations carried over from the First Session), disposed of as follows:

Confirmed

5,407

Unconfirmed

27

Army nominations, totaling 5,663 (including 1,740 nominations carried over from the First Session), disposed of as follows:

Confirmed

5,646

Unconfirmed

17

Navy nominations, totaling 4,347 (including 5 nominations carried over from the First Session), disposed of as follows:

Confirmed

4,338

Unconfirmed

7

Withdrawn

2

Marine Corps nominations, totaling 1,244 (including 3 nominations carried over from the First Session), disposed of as follows:

Confirmed

1,243

Unconfirmed

1

Summary

Total nominations carried over from the First Session

2,207

Total nominations received this Session

16,235

Total confirmed

18,117

Total unconfirmed

310

Total withdrawn

15

Total returned to the White House

0
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Next Meeting of the
SENATE

2:30 p.m., Wednesday, November 16

Senate Chamber

Program for Wednesday: Senate will continue consideration of the motion to proceed to consideration of S. 3110, American Energy and Conservation Act.

Next Meeting of the
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

10 a.m., Wednesday, November 16

House Chamber

Program for Wednesday: Consideration of 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 (Subject to a Rule).

Extensions of Remarks, as inserted in this issue








HOUSE


Barletta, Lou, Pa., E1470, E1478, E1484

Carney, John C., Jr., E1463

Carter, John R., Tex., E1485

Cartwright, Matt, Pa., E1472, E1476, E1479, E1483, E1486

Coffman, Mike, Colo., E1482

Conaway, K. Michael, Tex., E1488

Costa, Jim, Calif., E1467, E1468, E1472, E1473, E1477, E1479, E1480, E1482, E1484

Courtney, Joe, Conn., E1487

DeSaulnier, Mark, Calif., E1464, E1487, E1487

Duffy, Sean, P., Wisc., E1478, E1486

Duncan, John J., Jr., Tenn., E1485

Emmer, Tom, Minn., E1476, E1479, E1486

Granger, Kay, Tex., E1477

Higgins, Brian, N.Y., E1468, E1469

Hill, J. French, Ark., E1476

Huffman, Jared, Calif., E1463, E1464

Jackson Lee, Sheila, Tex., E1471, E1476, E1477, E1480, E1482, E1487

Jenkins, Evan H., W.Va., E1479, E1485

Knight, Stephen, Calif., E1471

Lee, Barbara, Calif., E1464, E1466, E1468, E1472, E1473, E1477, E1478, E1480, E1483, E1483

Lieu, Ted, Calif., E1486

Lipinski, Daniel, Ill., E1470

Lofgren, Zoe, Calif., E1486

Lowenthal, Alan S., Calif., E1467

Luetkemeyer, Blaine, Mo., E1470, E1471, E1471, E1472, E1473

Marchant, Kenny, Tex., E1482

McCollum, Betty, Minn., E1488

McKinley, David B., W.Va., E1467

Meehan, Patrick, Pa., E1463, E1463

Moore, Gwen, Wisc., E1463, E1488

Norcross, Donald, N.J., E1465, E1471, E1476, E1479, E1481, E1483

O'Rourke, Beto, Tex., E1488

Perry, Scott, Pa., E1465, E1466, E1467

Peterson, Collin C., Minn., E1485

Poe, Ted, Tex., E1473, E1474

Quigley, Mike, Ill., E1481

Rangel, Charles B., N.Y., E1481, E1484

Reed, Tom, N.Y., E1472

Riggell, E. Scott, Va., E1475

Roskam, Peter J., Ill., E1464, E1465

Sewell, Terri A., Ala., E1475

Stefanik, Elise M., N.Y., E1470

Thompson, Mike, Calif., E1466

Valadao, David G., Calif., E1465, E1469, E1473

Van Hollen, Chris, Md., E1465

Webster, Daniel, Fla., E1468

Woodall, Rob, Ga., E1466

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