Daily Digest

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Daily Digest

Senate

Chamber Action

Routine Proceedings, pages S1881–S1981

Measures Introduced: Eight bills and one resolution were introduced, as follows: S. 2778–2785, and S. Res. 418.
Page S1912

Measures Passed:

Fraud Reduction and Data Analytics Act: Senate passed S. 2133, to improve Federal agency financial and administrative controls and procedures to assess and mitigate fraud risks, and to improve Federal agencies' development and use of data analytics for the purpose of identifying, preventing, and responding to fraud, including improper payments, after agreeing to the following amendment proposed thereto:
Page S1981

McConnell (for Carper/Tillis) Amendment No. 3684, relative to the establishment of financial and administrative controls relating to fraud and improper payments.
Page S1981

Measures Considered:

America's Small Business Tax Relief Act--Agreement: Senate continued consideration of H.R. 636, to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to permanently extend increased expensing limitations, taking action on the following amendments proposed thereto:
Pages S1893–S1909

Rejected:

Thune/Nelson Amendment No. 3464, in the nature of a substitute. (Senate tabled the amendment.)
Pages S1893, S1909

Pending:

McConnell (for Thune/Nelson) Amendment No. 3679, in the nature of a substitute.
Page S1909

Thune Amendment No. 3680 (to Amendment No. 3679), of a perfecting nature.
Page S1909

A motion was entered to close further debate on McConnell (for Thune/Nelson) Amendment No. 3679 (listed above), and, in accordance with the provisions of rule XXII of the Standing Rules of the Senate, a vote on cloture will occur on Thursday, April 14, 2016.
Page S1909

A motion was entered to close further debate on the bill, and, in accordance with the provisions of rule XXII of the Standing Rules of the Senate, a vote on cloture will occur upon disposition of McConnell (for Thune/Nelson) Amendment No. 3679.
Page S1909

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

Thune (for Gardner) Amendment No. 3460 (to Amendment No. 3464), to require the FAA Administrator to consider the operational history of a person before authorizing the person to operate certain unmanned aircraft systems, fell when Senate tabled Thune/Nelson Amendment No. 3464 (listed above).
Page S1893

Cantwell Amendment No. 3490 (to Amendment No. 3464), to extend protections against physical assault to air carrier customer service representatives, fell when Senate tabled Thune/Nelson Amendment No. 3464 (listed above).
Pages S1893–S1909

A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing for further consideration of the bill at approximately 10:30 a.m., on Wednesday, April 13, 2016.
Page S1981


Executive Communications:
Pages S1911–12


Additional Cosponsors:
Pages S1912–13


Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:
Pages S1913–16


Additional Statements:
Page S1911


Amendments Submitted:
Pages S1916–80


Authorities for Committees to Meet:
Pages S1980–81


Adjournment: Senate convened at 10 a.m. and adjourned at 6:30 p.m., until 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, April 13, 2016. (For Senate's program, see the remarks of the Majority Leader in today's Record on page S1981.)

Committee Meetings

(Committees not listed did not meet)

APPROPRIATIONS: SEC AND CFTC

Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government concluded a hearing to examine proposed budget estimates and justification for fiscal year 2017 for the Securities and Exchange Commission and Commodity Futures Trading Commission, after receiving testimony from Mary Jo White, Chairwoman, Securities and Exchange Commission; and Tim Massad, Chairman, Commodities Futures Trading Commission.

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CAUSES AND CONSEQUENCES OF VIOLENT EXTREMISM

Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs concluded a hearing to examine the causes and consequences of violent extremism and the role of foreign assistance, after receiving testimony from Antony J. Blinken, Deputy Secretary of State; General James L. Jones, USMC (Ret.), Jones Group International, Vienna, Virginia; Bono, ONE, Washington, D.C.; and Kelly T. Clements, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Geneva, Switzerland.

DEFENSE AUTHORIZATION REQUEST AND FUTURE YEARS DEFENSE PROGRAM

Committee on Armed Services: Subcommittee on Readiness and Management Support concluded a hearing to examine military construction, environmental, energy, and base closure programs in review of the Defense Authorization Request for fiscal year 2017 and the Future Years Defense Program, after receiving testimony from Peter J. Potochney, Performing the Duties of Assistant Secretary for Energy, Installations and Environment, Katherine G. Hammack, Assistant Secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy and Environment, Dennis V. McGinn, Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Energy, Installations and Environment, and Miranda A. A. Ballentine, Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Installations, Environment and Energy, all of the Department of Defense.

DEFENSE AUTHORIZATION REQUEST AND FUTURE YEARS DEFENSE PROGRAM

Committee on Armed Services: Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities concluded a hearing to examine the strategy and implementation of the Department of Defense's technology offsets initiative in review of the Defense Authorization Request for fiscal year 2017 and the Future Years Defense Program, after receiving testimony from Stephen P. Welby, Assistant Secretary for Research and Engineering, Arati Prabhakar, Director, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, and William B. Roper, Jr., Director, Strategic Capabilities Office, all of the Department of Defense.

INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGIES IN ADVANCED MANUFACTURING

Committee on Energy and Natural Resources: Committee concluded a hearing to examine the status of innovative technologies in advanced manufacturing, after receiving testimony from Craig Blue, Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation, Knoxville, Tennessee; Leo Christodoulou, The Boeing Company, Arlington, Virginia; Doug Ward, Vigor Ketchikan, Ketchikan, Alaska; David B. Williams, The Ohio State University College of Engineering, Columbus; and Deborah L. Wince-Smith, Council on Competitiveness, Washington, D.C.

SMALL BUSINESSES' PERSPECTIVES ON EPA REGULATORY ACTIONS

Committee on Environment and Public Works: Subcommittee on Superfund, Waste Management, and Regulatory Oversight concluded a hearing to examine American small businesses' perspectives on Environmental Protection Agency regulatory actions, after receiving testimony from Michael Canty, Alloy Bellows and Precision Welding, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio, on behalf of the National Small Business Association; Tom Buchanan, Oklahoma Farm Bureau Federation, Oklahoma City, on behalf of the American Farm Bureau Federation; Thomas M. Sullivan, Nelson Mullins Riley and Scarborough, LLP, Washington, D.C.; Frank Knapp, Jr., South Carolina Small Business Chamber of Commerce, Columbia; and Emily Reichert, Greentown Labs Inc., Somerville, Massachusetts.

CYBERSECURITY AND PROTECTING TAXPAYER INFORMATION

Committee on Finance: Committee concluded a hearing to examine cybersecurity and protecting taxpayer information, focusing on the need for the Internal Revenue Service to further improve controls over taxpayer data and continue to combat identity theft refund fraud, after receiving testimony from John A. Koskinen, Commissioner, and Terence V. Milholland, Chief Technology Officer, both of the Internal Revenue Service, J. Russell George, Inspector General for Tax Administration, and Michael McKenney, Deputy Inspector General for Audit, Inspector General for Tax Administration, all of the Department of the Treasury; and Gene L. Dodaro, Comptroller General, and Gregory C. Wilshusen, Director, Information Security Issues, both of the Government Accountability Office.

ISIS AND TRANSNATIONAL TERRORISM

Committee on Foreign Relations: Committee concluded a hearing to examine the spread of ISIS and transnational terrorism, after receiving testimony from Graeme Wood, Council on Foreign Relations, Matthew Levitt, The Washington Institute for Near East Policy Stein Program on Counterterrorism and Intelligence, and Matthew G. Olsen, former Director, National Counterterrorism Center, all of Washington, D.C.

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IMPROVING THE USAJOBS WEBSITE

Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs: Subcommittee on Regulatory Affairs and Federal Management concluded a hearing to examine improving the USAJOBS website, after receiving testimony from Mark D. Reinhold, Associate Director, Employee Services, Office of Personnel Management; Linda E. Brooks Rix, Avue Technologies Corporation, University Place, Washington; and Max Stier, Partnership for Public Service, Washington, D.C.

FEMA PROGRESS, PERFORMANCE, AND PREPAREDNESS

Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs: Subcommittee on Federal Spending Oversight and Emergency Management concluded a hearing to examine the Federal Emergency Management Agency, focusing on assessing progress, performance, and continuing challenges in national preparedness efforts, after receiving testimony from Timothy Manning, Deputy Administrator, Protection and National Preparedness, Federal Emergency Management Agency, and John Roth, Inspector General, both of the Department of Homeland Security; Chris Currie, Director, Homeland Security and Justice, Government Accountability Office; and John Drake, Deputy Administrator, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation.

ESSA IMPLEMENTATION

Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions: Committee concluded a hearing to examine Every Student Succeeds Act implementation in states and school districts, focusing on perspectives from the Secretary of Education, after receiving testimony from John King, Secretary of Education.

INTELLIGENCE

Select Committee on Intelligence: Committee held closed hearings on intelligence matters, receiving testimony from officials of the intelligence community.

Committee recessed subject to the call.

House of Representatives

Chamber Action


Public Bills and Resolutions Introduced: 21 public bills, H.R. 4899–4919; and 6 resolutions, H. Con. Res. 127; and H. Res. 670, 673–676 were introduced.
Pages H1633–34


Additional Cosponsors:
Pages H1635–37


Reports Filed: Reports were filed today as follows:

H.R. 1567, to authorize a comprehensive, strategic approach for United States foreign assistance to developing countries to reduce global poverty and hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition, promote inclusive, sustainable agricultural-led economic growth, improve nutritional outcomes, especially for women and children, build resilience among vulnerable populations, and for other purposes, with an amendment (H. Rept. 114–482);

H.R. 2908, to adopt the bison as the national mammal of the United States, with an amendment (H. Rept. 114–483);

H.R. 4392, to amend title 5, United States Code, to require that the Office of Personnel Management submit an annual report to Congress relating to the use of official time by Federal employees, with an amendment (H. Rept. 114–484);

H.R. 4358, to amend title 5, United States Code, to enhance accountability within the Senior Executive Service, and for other purposes (H. Rept. 114–485);

H.R. 2615, to establish the Virgin Islands of the United States Centennial Commission, with an amendment (H. Rept. 114–486);

H.R. 2733, to require the Secretary of the Interior to take land into trust for certain Indian tribes, and for other purposes, with an amendment (H. Rept. 114–487);

H.R. 3586, to amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to improve border and maritime security coordination in the Department of Homeland Security, and for other purposes, with an amendment (H. Rept. 114–488, Part 1);

H. Res. 671, providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 3340) to place the Financial Stability Oversight Council and the Office of Financial Research under the regular appropriations process, to provide for certain quarterly reporting and public notice and comment requirements for the Office of Financial Research, and for other purposes, and providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 3791) to raise the consolidated assets threshold under the small bank holding company policy statement, and for other purposes (H. Rept. 114–489); and

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H. Res. 672, providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 2666) to prohibit the Federal Communications Commission from regulating the rates charged for broadband Internet access service (H. Rept. 114–490).
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Speaker: Read a letter from the Speaker wherein he appointed Representative Farenthold to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
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Recess: The House recessed at 2:11 p.m. and reconvened at 4:30 p.m.
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Suspensions: The House agreed to suspend the rules and pass the following measures:
Adding Zika Virus to the FDA Priority Review Voucher Program Act: S. 2512, to expand the tropical disease product priority review voucher program to encourage treatments for Zika virus;
Pages H1602–05


Financial Institution Bankruptcy Act: H.R. 2947, amended, to amend title 11 of the United States Code in order to facilitate the resolution of an insolvent financial institution in bankruptcy;
Pages H1605–10


Preventing Crimes Against Veterans Act of 2016: H.R. 4676, amended, to amend title 18, United States Code, to provide an additional tool to prevent certain frauds against veterans, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 411 yeas with none voting ``nay'', Roll No. 140; and
Pages H1610–12, H1618


Global Food Security Act: H.R. 1567, amended, to authorize a comprehensive, strategic approach for United States foreign assistance to developing countries to reduce global poverty and hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition, promote inclusive, sustainable agricultural-led economic growth, improve nutritional outcomes, especially for women and children, and build resilience among vulnerable populations, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 370 yeas to 33 nays, Roll No. 139.
Pages H1612–18


Recess: The House recessed at 5:40 p.m. and reconvened at 6:31 p.m.
Page H1617


Ensuring Patient Access and Effective Drug Enforcement Act of 2016: The House agreed to take from the Speaker's table and pass S. 483, to improve enforcement efforts related to prescription drug diversion and abuse.
Pages H1618–19


Authorizing the use of the Capitol Grounds for the National Peace Officers Memorial Service and the National Honor Guard and Pipe Band Exhibition: The House agreed to take from the Speaker's table and agree to H. Con. Res. 117, authorizing the use of the Capitol Grounds for the National Peace Officers Memorial Service and the National Honor Guard and Pipe Band Exhibition.
Page H1619


Authorizing the use of the Capitol Grounds for the 3rd Annual Fallen Firefighters Congressional Flag Presentation Ceremony: The House agreed to take from the Speaker's table and agree to H. Con. Res. 120, authorizing the use of the Capitol Grounds for the 3rd Annual Fallen Firefighters Congressional Flag Presentation Ceremony.
Pages H1619–20


Authorizing the use of Emancipation Hall in the Capitol Visitor Center for an event to celebrate the birthday of King Kamehameha I: The House agreed to discharge from committee and agree to H. Con. Res. 115, authorizing the use of Emancipation Hall in the Capitol Visitor Center for an event to celebrate the birthday of King Kamehameha I.
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Quorum Calls--Votes: Two yea-and-nay votes developed during the proceedings of today and appear on pages H1617–18, H1618. There were no quorum calls.

Adjournment: The House met at 2 p.m. and adjourned at 8:59 p.m.

Committee Meetings

NO RATE REGULATION OF BROADBAND INTERNET ACCESS ACT; FINANCIAL STABILITY OVERSIGHT COUNCIL REFORM ACT; AND A BILL TO RAISE THE CONSOLIDATED ASSETS THRESHOLD UNDER THE SMALL BANK HOLDING COMPANY POLICY STATEMENT, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

Committee on Rules: Full Committee held a hearing on H.R. 2666, the ``No Rate Regulation of Broadband Internet Access Act''; H.R. 3340, the ``Financial Stability Oversight Council Reform Act''; and H.R. 3791, to raise the consolidated assets threshold under the small bank holding company policy statement, and for other purposes. The committee granted, by voice vote, a structured rule. The rule provides one hour of general debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Energy and Commerce. 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 Energy and Commerce 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 granted, by voice vote a structured rule for H.R. 3340. The rule provides one hour of debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Financial Services. The rule waives all points of order against consideration of the bill. The rule provides that the amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on Financial Services 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 makes in order only the further amendment printed in part A of the Rules Committee report, if offered by the Member designated in the report, which 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 amendment printed in part A of the report. The rule provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions. The rule also granted a structured rule for H.R. 3791. The rule provides one hour of debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Financial Services. The rule waives all points of order against consideration of the bill. The rule provides that the bill shall be considered as read. The rule waives all points of order against provisions in the bill. The rule makes in order only the amendment printed in part B of the Rules Committee report, if offered by the Member designated in the report, which 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 amendment printed in part B of the report. The rule provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions. Testimony was heard from Chairman Hensarling, Chairman Price of Georgia, and Representatives Kinzinger of Illinois, Eshoo, Yarmuth, and Maxine Waters of California.

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Joint Meetings

No joint committee meetings were held.

NEW PUBLIC LAWS

(For last listing of Public Laws, see
Daily Digest, p. D330)

S. 1180, to amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to direct the Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency to modernize the integrated public alert and warning system of the United States. Signed on April 11, 2016. (Public Law 114–143)

COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR WEDNESDAY,

APRIL 13, 2016

(Committee meetings are open unless otherwise indicated)

Senate

Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Military Construction and Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies, business meeting to mark up proposed legislation making appropriations for fiscal year 2017 for military construction, Veterans Affairs, and related agencies, 10:15 a.m., SD–124.

Subcommittee on Department of Defense, to hold hearings to examine proposed budget estimates and justification for fiscal year 2017 for the Missile Defense Agency, 10:30 a.m., SD–192.

Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development, business meeting to mark up proposed legislation making appropriations for fiscal year 2017 for energy and water development, 2:30 p.m., SD–124.

Committee on Armed Services: Subcommittee on SeaPower, to hold hearings to examine Marine Corps ground modernization in review of the Defense Authorization Request for fiscal year 2017 and the Future Years Defense Program, 2 p.m., SR–232A.

Subcommittee on Strategic Forces, to hold hearings to examine ballistic missile defense policies and programs in review of the Defense Authorization Request for fiscal year 2017 and the Future Years Defense Program, 2:30 p.m., SR–222.

Committee on the Budget: to hold hearings to examine budgeting for outcomes to maximize taxpayer value, 10:30 a.m., SD–608.

Committee on Environment and Public Works: to hold hearings to examine the role of environmental policies on access to energy and economic opportunity, 9:30 a.m., SD–406.

Committee on Foreign Relations: to hold hearings to examine ending sexual abuse in United Nations peacekeeping, 2:15 p.m., SD–419.

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Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs: to hold hearings to examine America's insatiable demand for drugs, 9:30 a.m., SD–342.

Committee on Indian Affairs: business meeting to consider the issuance of a subpoena to Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy, to testify before the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, on April 22, 2016, in Phoenix, Arizona; to be immediately followed by a hearing to examine S. 2205, to establish a grant program to assist tribal governments in establishing tribal healing to wellness courts, S. 2421, to provide for the conveyance of certain property to the Tanana Tribal Council located in Tanana, Alaska, and to the Bristol Bay Area Health Corporation located in Dillingham, Alaska, S. 2564, to modernize prior legislation relating to Dine College, S. 2643, to improve the implementation of the settlement agreement reached between the Pueblo de Cochiti of New Mexico and the Corps of Engineers, and S. 2717, to improve the safety and address the deferred maintenance needs of Indian dams to prevent flooding on Indian reservations, 2:15 p.m., SD–628.

Committee on the Judiciary: to hold hearings to examine EB–5 targeted employment areas, 10 a.m., SD–226.

House

Committee on Agriculture, Full Committee, hearing entitled ``Energy and the Rural Economy: The Impacts of Oil and Gas Production'', 10 a.m., 1300 Longworth.

Committee on Appropriations, Full Committee, markup on the Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Bill, FY 2017, and Interim Report on the Suballocation of Budget Allocations for FY 2017, 11 a.m., 2359 Rayburn.

Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development, markup on the Energy and Water Development Appropriations Bill, FY 2017, 1:30 p.m., 2362–B Rayburn.

Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies, markup on the Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Bill, FY 2017, 4 p.m., 2362–A Rayburn.

Committee on Armed Services, Subcommittee on Seapower and Projection Forces, hearing entitled ``Building the Navy of the Future: A Look at Navy Force Structure'', 3:30 p.m., 2118 Rayburn.

Committee on Energy and Commerce, Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy; and Subcommittee on Health, joint hearing entitled ``Flint Water Crisis: Impacts and Lessons Learned'', 10 a.m., 2123 Rayburn.

Subcommittee on Communications and Technology, hearing on seven communications bills, 10:15 a.m., 2322 Rayburn.

Committee on Financial Services, Full Committee, markup on H.R. 1486, the ``Taking Account of Bureaucrats' Spending Act of 2015''; and H.R. 4894, to repeal title II of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, and for other purposes, 10 a.m., 2128 Rayburn.

Committee on Foreign Affairs, Subcommittee on the Middle East and North Africa, hearing entitled ``Assessing President Obama's Middle East and North Africa FY 2017 Budget Request'', 11:30 a.m., 2172 Rayburn.

Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific, hearing entitled ``Countering Extremism and the Threat of ISIS in Southeast Asia'', 2 p.m., 2172 Rayburn.

Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations, hearing entitled ``Peacekeepers: Allegations of Abuse and Absence of Accountability at the United Nations'', 2 p.m., 2200 Rayburn.

Committee on the Judiciary, Full Committee, markup on S. 125, the ``Bulletproof Vest Partnership Grant Program Reauthorization Act of 2015''; and H.R. 699, the ``Email Privacy Act'', 10:30 a.m., 2141 Rayburn.

Committee on Natural Resources, Full Committee, hearing on a discussion draft of the ``Puerto Rico Oversight, Management, and Economic Stability Act'', 10 a.m., 1324 Longworth.

Subcommittee on Water, Power and Oceans, hearing entitled ``Empowering States and Western Water Users Through Regulatory and Administrative Reforms'', 1 p.m., 1334 Longworth.

Full Committee, markup on H.R. 4900, the ``Puerto Rico Oversight, Management, and Economic Stability Act (PROMESA)'', 5 p.m., 1324 Longworth.

Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, Full Committee, hearing entitled ``Waste and Inefficiency in the Federal Government: GAO's 2016 Duplication Report'', 10 a.m., 2154 Rayburn.

Subcommittee on Transportation and Public Assets; and Subcommittee on Government Operations, joint hearing entitled ``Examining the Safety and Service of D.C. Metro'', 2 p.m., 2154 Rayburn.

Committee on Small Business, Subcommittee on Economic Growth, Tax and Capital Access, hearing entitled ``Keep It Simple: Small Business Tax Simplification and Reform, Main Street Speaks'', 11 a.m., 2360 Rayburn.

Full Committee, hearing entitled ``Keep It Simple: Small Business Tax Simplification and Reform, the Commissioner Responds'', 2:30 p.m., 2360 Rayburn.

Committee on Veterans' Affairs, Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs, hearing on H.R. 3936, the ``VET Act''; H.R. 4087, the ``Fair Treatment for Families of Veterans 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. 4758, to amend title 38, United States Code, to authorize the award of the Presidential Memorial Certificate to certain deceased members of the reserve components of the Armed Forces and certain deceased members of the Reserve Officers' Training Corps; H.R. 4759, to amend title 38, United States Code, to authorize the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to pay costs relating to the transportation of certain deceased veterans to veterans' cemeteries owned by a State or tribal organization; H.R. 4782, the ``Veterans' Compensation Cost-of-Living Adjustment Act of 2016''; H.R. 3715, the ``Final Farewell Act of 2015''; a draft of the ``Medal of Honor Legacy Act''; a draft of the ``Love Lives On Act of 2016''; a draft bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to improve the consideration of evidence by Board of Veterans' Appeals; and a draft bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to pay special compensation to certain veterans with the loss or loss of use of creative organs, 10 a.m., 334 Cannon.

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Committee on Ways and Means, Full Committee, markup on H.R. 3724, the ``Ensuring Integrity in the IRS Workforce Act of 2015''; H.R. 4890, to impose a ban on the payment of bonuses to employees of the Internal Revenue Service until the Secretary of the Treasury develops and implements a comprehensive customer service strategy; H.R. 4885, the ``IRS Oversight While Eliminating Spending (OWES) Act of 2016''; H.R. 1206, the ``No Hires for the Delinquent IRS Act'', 10 a.m., 1100 Longworth.

Subcommittee on Tax Policy, hearing on Member proposals relating to fundamental reform of the income tax system, 3:30 p.m., 1100 Longworth.

Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, Subcommittee on Department of Defense Intelligence and Overhead Architecture, hearing entitled ``Ongoing Intelligence Activities'', 4:30 p.m., HVC–304. This hearing will be closed.

Joint Meetings

Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies--2016: organizational business meeting to consider an original resolution authorizing expenditures for committee operations and committee's rules and procedure for the 114th Congress, 2:15 p.m., S–219, Capitol.

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Next Meeting of the
SENATE

9:30 a.m., Wednesday, April 13

Senate Chamber

Program for Wednesday: After the transaction of any morning business (not to extend beyond one hour), Senate will continue consideration of H.R. 636, America's Small Business Tax Relief Act (the legislative vehicle for the Federal Aviation Administration Reauthorization Act).

Next Meeting of the
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

10 a.m., Wednesday, April 13

House Chamber

Program for Wednesday: Consideration of H. Res. 671--Providing for consideration of H.R. 3791--To Raise the Consolidated Assets Threshold Under the Small Bank Holding Company Policy Statement and H.R. 3340--Financial Stability Oversight Council Reform Act. Consideration of H. Res. 672--Providing for consideration of H.R. 2666--No Rate Regulation of Broadband Internet Access Act. Consideration of the following measures under suspension of the rules: 1) H.R. 3586--Border and Maritime Coordination Improvement Act, 2) H.R. 4482--Southwest Border Security Threat Assessment Act of 2016, 3) H.R. 4509--State and High-Risk Urban Area Working Group Act, 4) H.R. 4549--Treating Small Airports with Fairness Act of 2016, and 5) H.R. 4403--Enhancing Overseas Traveler Vetting Act.

Extensions of Remarks, as inserted in this issue








HOUSE


Aguilar, Pete, Calif., E421

Barletta, Lou, Pa., E402, E403, E405, E406

Barr, Andy, Ky., E419

Bonamici, Suzanne, Ore., E411

Boustany, Charles W., Jr., La., E424

Brown, Corrine, Fla., E419, E424

Buck, Ken, Colo., E408, E423, E427, E432

Byrne, Bradley, Ala., E410

Calvert, Ken, Calif., E417

Carter, Earl L. ``Buddy'', Ga., E409, E426, E433

Coffman, Mike, Colo., E414

Cook, Paul, Calif., E402, E415, E430

Costa, Jim, Calif., E420

Courtney, Joe, Conn., E418

Dingell, Debbie, Mich., E413

Donovan, Daniel M., Jr, N.Y., E407, E409, E410, E411, E412

Ellison, Keith, Minn., E406

Emmer, Tom, Minn., E409, E425

Farenthold, Blake, Tex., E413, E415, E421

Fitzpatrick, Michael G., Pa., E405, E416, E430

Frankel, Lois, Fla., E408, E420, E432

Garamendi, John, Calif., E401

Graves, Sam, Mo., E423

Higgins, Brian, N.Y., E407

Huffman, Jared, Calif., E415

Hurd, Will, Tex., E410

Jackson Lee, Sheila, Tex., E423

Keating, William R., Mass., E426

Kildee, Daniel T., Mich., E407

LaHood, Darin, Ill., E405, E417, E431

Lujan Grisham, Michelle, N.M., E404, E416

MacArthur, Thomas, N.J., E414

McCarthy, Kevin, Calif., E426

McCaul, Michael T., Tex., E419

Miller, Jeff, Fla., E421

Noem, Kristi L., S.Dak., E419

Norton, Eleanor Holmes, The District of Columbia, E416

Olson, Pete, Tex., E419, E420, E422, E424, E425, E427, E429, E431, E432, E433

Pascrell, Bill, Jr., N.J., E403, E412

Rangel, Charles B., N.Y., E425

Richmond, Cedric L., La., E406

Rohrabacher, Dana, Calif., E415

Roybal-Allard, Lucille, Calif., E418

Ruiz, Raul, Calif., E422

Sanford, Mark, S.C., E429

Schrader, Kurt, Ore., E402, E411

Schweikert, David, Ariz., E402

Sewell, Terri A., Ala., E428

Shimkus, John, Ill., E421

Slaughter, Louise McIntosh, N.Y., E415

Smith, Adam, Wash., E405, E417, E431

Smith, Jason, Mo., E401, E404, E408, E410, E412, E430

Speier, Jackie, Calif., E414

Thompson, Bennie G., Miss., E401, E403, E404, E408, E409, E412, E413, E417, E422, E430

Thompson, Mike, Calif., E401, E402, E403, E405, E407, E410, E411, E413, E418, E429

Van Hollen, Chris, Md., E409

Walden, Greg, Ore., E428

Walters, Mimi, Calif., E423

Welch, Peter, Vt., E420

Whitfield, Ed, Ky., E425, E432

Wilson, Joe, S.C., E427

Young, David, Iowa, E418, E420, E422, E424, E426, E427, E429, E430, E432, E433

Zeldin, Lee M., N.Y., E416

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