Daily Digest

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Daily Digest

HIGHLIGHTS

    Senate passed S. 2943, National Defense Authorization Act, as amended.

Senate

Chamber Action

Routine Proceedings, pages S3833–S3874

Measures Introduced: Four bills and two resolutions were introduced, as follows: S. 3054–3057, and S. Res. 493–494.
Pages S3860–61

Measures Reported:

S. 1479, to amend the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980 to modify provisions relating to grants. (S. Rept. No. 114–276)

S. 2829, to amend and enhance certain maritime programs of the Department of Transportation, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute.
Page S3860

Measures Passed:

National Defense Authorization Act: By 85 yeas to 13 nays (Vote No. 98), Senate passed S. 2943, to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2017 for military activities of the Department of Defense, for military construction, and for defense activities of the Department of Energy, to prescribe military personnel strengths for such fiscal year, after taking action on the following amendments proposed thereto:
Pages S3835–41

Adopted:

Nelson/Gardner Modified Amendment No. 4670 (to Amendment No. 4607), relating to the evolved expendable launch vehicle program for space launch of national security satellites.
Pages S3835–41

McCain Amendment No. 4607, to amend the provision on share-in-savings contracts.
Page S3841

Withdrawn:

Reed (for Reid) Amendment No. 4603 (to Amendment No. 4607), to change the enactment date.
Page S3835


Death of Former Senator George V. Voinovich: Senate agreed to S. Res. 493, relative to the death of George V. Voinovich, former United States Senator for the State of Ohio.
Pages S3846–49, S3871


National Child Awareness Month: Senate agreed to S. Res. 494, designating September 2016 as ``National Child Awareness Month'' to promote awareness of charities benefiting children and youth-serving organizations throughout the United States and recognizing the efforts made by those charities and organizations on behalf of children and youth as critical contributions to the future of the United States.
Pages S3870–71

Measures Considered:

Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act--Agreement: Senate resumed consideration of the motion to proceed to consideration of H.R. 2578, making appropriations for the Departments of Commerce and Justice, Science, and Related Agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2016.
Pages S3844–46

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

By 94 yeas to 3 nays (Vote No. 99), 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 S3844–45

A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that at 10:30 a.m., on Wednesday, June 15, 2016, Senate vote on the motion to proceed to consideration of the bill.
Page S3871


Message from the President: Senate received the following message from the President of the United States:

Transmitting, pursuant to the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, the proposed Agreement for Cooperation Between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of the Kingdom of Norway Concerning Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Energy; which was referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations. (PM–51)
Page S3854


Messages from the House:
Pages S3854–55


Measures Referred:
Page S3855


Petitions and Memorials:
Pages S3855–60


Additional Cosponsors:
Pages S3861–62


Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:
Pages S3862–64


Additional Statements:
Pages S3851–54


Amendments Submitted:
Pages S3864–70


Authorities for Committees to Meet:
Page S3870


Record Votes: Two record votes were taken today. (Total--99)
Pages S3841, S3844–45


Adjournment: Senate convened at 10:02 a.m. and adjourned, as a further mark of respect to the memory of the late Senator George Voinovich, in accordance with S. Res. 493, at 6:08 p.m., until 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, June 15, 2016. (For Senate's program, see the remarks of the Majority Leader in today's Record on page S3874.)

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Committee Meetings

(Committees not listed did not meet)

APPROPRIATIONS: DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR, ENVIRONMENT, AND RELATED AGENCIES

Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies approved for full committee consideration an original bill entitled, ``Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, Fiscal Year 2017''.

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION OVERSIGHT

Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs: Committee concluded an oversight hearing to examine the Securities and Exchange Commission, including S. 2867, to amend the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 to establish an Office of the Advocate for Small Business Capital Formation and a Small Business Capital Formation Advisory Committee, after receiving testimony from Mary Jo White, Chair, Securities and Exchange Commission.

OIL AND GAS PIPELINE INFRASTRUCTURE

Committee on Energy and Natural Resources: Committee concluded a hearing to examine oil and gas pipeline infrastructure and the economic, safety, environmental, permitting, construction, and maintenance considerations associated with that infrastructure, after receiving testimony from Paul W. Parfomak, Congressional Research Service, Library of Congress; Andrew J. Black, Association of Oil Pipe Lines, Ross Eisenberg, National Association of Manufacturers, and Sean McGarvey, North America's Building Trades Unions, all of Washington, D.C.; and N. Jonathan Peress, Environmental Defense Fund, Boston, Massachusetts.

EPA OVERSIGHT

Committee on Environment and Public Works: Subcommittee on Superfund, Waste Management, and Regulatory Oversight concluded an oversight hearing to examine the Environmental Protection Agency's progress in implementing Inspector General and Government Accountability Office recommendations, after receiving testimony from Alfredo Gomez, Director, Natural Resources and Environment, Government Accountability Office; and Alan S. Larsen, Counsel to the Inspector General, Environmental Protection Agency.

ENERGY TAX POLICY

Committee on Finance: Committee concluded a hearing to examine energy tax policy in 2016 and beyond, after receiving testimony from Benjamin Zycher, American Enterprise Institute, and Karen Harbert, U.S. Chamber of Commerce Institute for 21st Century Energy, both of Washington, D.C.; Steve Miller, Bulk Handling Systems and Zero Waste Energy, LLC, Eugene, Oregon; and Susan Kennedy, Advanced Microgrid Solutions, San Francisco, California.

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: 18 public bills, H.R. 5465–5482; and 3 resolutions, and H. Res. 781–782, 784 were introduced.
Pages H3815–17


Additional Cosponsors:
Page H3817


Reports Filed: Reports were filed today as follows:

H.R. 4768, to amend title 5, United States Code, with respect to the judicial review of agency interpretations of statutory and regulatory provisions, with amendments (H. Rept. 114–622); and

H. Res. 783, providing for further consideration of the bill (H.R. 5293) making appropriations for the Department of Defense for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2017, and for other purposes (H. Rept. 114–622).
Page H3815


Speaker: Read a letter from the Speaker wherein he appointed Representative Bost to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
Page H3757


Recess: The House recessed at 11:22 a.m. and reconvened at 12 noon.
Page H3766


Guest Chaplain: The prayer was offered by the Guest Chaplain, Reverend Al Riddley, The Springs of Bonita Church, Bonita Springs, Florida.
Page H3766


Committee Election: The House agreed to H. Res. 781, electing a Member to certain standing committees of the House of Representatives.
Page H3769


Suspension--Proceedings Resumed: The House agreed to suspend the rules and pass the following measure which was debated on Monday, June 13th:
National Science Foundation Major Research Facility Reform Act of 2016: H.R. 5049, amended, to provide for improved management and oversight of major multi-user research facilities funded by the National Science Foundation, and to ensure transparency and accountability of construction and management costs, by a 2/3 yea-and-nay vote of 412 yeas to 9 nays, Roll No. 301.
Pages H3776–77


Unanimous Consent Agreement: Agreed by unanimous consent that the question of adopting a motion to recommit on H.R. 5053 may be subject to postponement as though under clause 8 of rule 20.
Page H3777


Recess: The House recessed at 3 p.m. and reconvened at 4:01 p.m.
Page H3784


Preventing IRS Abuse and Protecting Free Speech Act: The House passed H.R. 5053, to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to prohibit the Secretary of the Treasury from requiring that the identity of contributors to 501(c) organizations be included in annual returns, by a recorded vote of 240 ayes to 182 noes, Roll No. 303.
Pages H3769–76, H3777–86

Rejected the Sarbanes motion to recommit the bill to the Committee on Ways and Means with instructions to report the same back to the House forthwith with an amendment, by a yea-and-nay vote of 180 yeas to 238 nays, Roll No. 302.
Page H3785

Pursuant to the Rule, an amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the text of Rules Committee Print 114–58 shall be considered as adopted, in lieu of the amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on Ways and Means now printed in the bill.
Pages H3777–78

H. Res. 778, the rule providing for consideration of the bills (H.R. 5053) and (H.R. 5293) was agreed to by a recorded vote of 239 ayes to 179 noes, Roll No. 300, after the previous question was ordered by a yea-and-nay vote of 236 yeas to 171 nays, Roll No. 299.
Pages H3769, H3775–76


Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2017: The House began consideration of H.R. 5293, making appropriations for the Department of Defense for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2017. Consideration is expected to resume tomorrow, June 15th.
Pages H3769–76, H3786–H3804

H. Res. 778, the rule providing for consideration of the bills (H.R. 5053) and (H.R. 5293) was agreed to by a recorded vote of 239 ayes to 179 noes, Roll No. 300, after the previous question was ordered by a yea-and-nay vote of 236 yeas to 171 nays, Roll No. 299.
Pages H3769, H3775–76


Recess: The House recessed at 6:54 p.m. and reconvened at 9:14 p.m.
Page H3814


Presidential Message: Read a message from the President wherein he transmitted the text of a proposed Agreement for Cooperation between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of the Kingdom of Norway Concerning Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Energy, as well as his written approval, authorization, and determination concerning the Agreement, and an unclassified Nuclear Proliferation Assessment Statement concerning the Agreement--referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs and ordered to be printed (H. Doc. 114–142).
Page H3804


Senate Message: Message received from the Senate by the Clerk and subsequently presented to the House today appear on page H3786.

Quorum Calls--Votes: Three yea-and-nay votes and two recorded votes developed during the proceedings of today and appear on pages H3775–76, H3776, H3777, H3785 and H3785–86. There were no quorum calls.

Adjournment: The House met at 10 a.m. and adjourned at 9:15 p.m.

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Committee Meetings

REVIEW OF THE IMPACT OF G–20 CLEARING AND TRADE EXECUTION REQUIREMENTS

Committee on Agriculture: Subcommittee on Commodity Exchanges, Energy and Credit held a hearing to review the impact of G–20 clearing and trade execution requirements. Testimony was heard from public witnesses.

COMBATTING SUPERBUGS: U.S. PUBLIC HEALTH RESPONSES TO ANTIBIOTIC RESISTANCE

Committee on Energy and Commerce: Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations held a hearing entitled ``Combatting Superbugs: U.S. Public Health Responses to Antibiotic Resistance''. Testimony was heard from Beth Bell, Director, National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Disease, Centers for Disease Control; Dennis Dixon, Division of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health; Richard Hatchett, Acting Director, Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority; and Janet Woodcock, Director, Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, Food and Drug Administration.

FCC OVERREACH: EXAMINING THE PROPOSED PRIVACY RULES

Committee on Energy and Commerce: Subcommittee on Communications and Technology held a hearing entitled ``FCC Overreach: Examining the Proposed Privacy Rules''. Testimony was heard from public witnesses.

MISCELLANEOUS MEASURE

Committee on Energy and Commerce: Full Committee began a markup on H.R. 2646, the ``Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act''.

U.S. POLICY TOWARD PUTIN'S RUSSIA

Committee on Foreign Affairs: Full Committee held a hearing entitled ``U.S. Policy Toward Putin's Russia''. Testimony was heard from public witnesses.

OVERSTAYING THEIR WELCOME: NATIONAL SECURITY RISKS POSED BY VISA OVERSTAYS

Committee on Homeland Security: Subcommittee on Border and Maritime Security held a hearing entitled ``Overstaying Their Welcome: National Security Risks Posed by Visa Overstays''. Testimony was heard from the following Department of Homeland Security officials: John Wagner, Deputy Assistant Commissioner, Customs and Border Protection; Craig Healy, Assistant Director for National Security Investigations, Homeland Security Investigations, Immigration and Customs Enforcement; Kelli Ann Burriesci, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Screening Coordination Office; and Robert Burns, Deputy Director, Advanced Research Projects Agency, Science and Technology Directorate.

LEGISLATIVE MEASURE

Committee on Natural Resources: Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources held a hearing on H.R. 5259, the ``Certainty for States and Tribes Act''. Testimony was heard from Jillian Balow, Superintendent, Wyoming Department of Education; Alex Kean, Administrator, Wyoming Department of Administration and Information, Economic Analysis Division; Amanda Leiter, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Land and Minerals Management, Department of the Interior; and public witnesses.

LEGISLATIVE MEASURES

Committee on Natural Resources: Subcommittee on Indian, Insular and Alaska Native Affairs held a hearing on H.R. 4685, the ``Tule River Indian Reservation Land Trust, Health, and Economic Development Act''; and H.R. 5379, the ``Requirements, Expectations, and Standard Procedures for Executive Consultation with Tribes Act''. Testimony was heard from Cheryl Andrews-Maltais, Senior Advisor, Office of the Assistant Secretary--Indian Affairs, Department of the Interior; and public witnesses.

MISCELLANEOUS MEASURES

Committee on Natural Resources: Full Committee began a markup on H. Res. 169, acknowledging and honoring brave young men from Hawaii who enabled the United States to establish and maintain jurisdiction in remote equatorial islands as prolonged conflict in the Pacific lead to World War II; H.R. 2316, the ``Self-Sufficient Community Lands Act''; H.R. 3062, the ``Assuring Private Property Rights Over Vast Access to Land Act''; H.R. 3094, the ``Gulf States Red Snapper Management Authority Act''; H.R. 3212, to amend the Grand Ronde Reservation Act to make technical corrections, and for other purposes; H.R. 3480, the ``Fort Federica National Monument Boundary Expansion Act of 2015''; H.R. 3650, the ``State National Forest Management Act of 2015''; H.R. 3734, the ``Mining Schools Enhancement Act''; H.R. 3839, the ``Black Hills National Cemetery Boundary Expansion Act''; H.R. 3843, the ``Locatable Minerals Claim Location and Maintenance Fees Act of 2015''; H.R. 3844, the ``Energy and Minerals Reclamation Foundation Establishment Act of 2015''; H.R. 3881, the ``Cooperative Management of Mineral Rights Act of 2015''; H.R. 4202, the ``Fort Ontario Study Act''; H.R. 4245, to exempt importation and exportation of sea urchins and sea cucumbers from licensing requirements under the Endangered Species Act of 1973; H.R. 4510, the ``Bolts Ditch Access and Use Act''; H.R. 4582, the ``Save Our Salmon Act''; H.R. 4685, the ``Tule River Indian Reservation Land Trust, Health, and Economic Development Act''; H.R. 4789, to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to establish a structure for visitor services on the Arlington Ridge tract, in the area of the U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial, and for other purposes; and H.R. 5244, the ``Saint Francis Dam Disaster National Memorial Act''.

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OVERSIGHT OF THE NATIONAL PARK SERVICE

Committee on Oversight and Government Reform: Full Committee held a hearing entitled ``Oversight of the National Park Service''. Testimony was heard from Mary Kendall, Deputy Inspector General, Department of the Interior; and Jonathan Jarvis, Director, National Park Service, Department of the Interior.

DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE APPROPRIATIONS ACT, 2017

Committee on Rules: Full Committee held a hearing on H.R. 5293, the ``Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2017'' [amendment consideration]. The committee granted, by record vote of 9–3, a structured rule for further consideration of H.R. 5293. The rule provides that no further general debate shall be in order. The rule provides that the bill shall be considered as read through page 170, line 7. The rule waives all points of order against provisions in the bill for failure to comply with clause 2 of rule XXI. The rule makes in order only those amendments printed in the Rules Committee report, amendments en bloc described in section 3 of the rule, and pro forma amendments described in section 4 of the rule. Each amendment printed in the report 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 or against amendments en bloc described in section 3 of the resolution. The rule provides that it shall be in order at any time for the chair of the Committee on Appropriations or his designee to offer amendments en bloc consisting of amendments printed in the report not earlier disposed of. Amendments en bloc shall be considered as read, shall be debatable for 20 minutes equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Appropriations or their designees, shall not be subject to amendment, and shall not be subject to a demand for division of the question. The rule provides that the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Appropriations or their respective designees may offer up to 10 pro forma amendments each at any point for the purpose of debate. The rule provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions. Finally, in section 6, the rule provides that it shall be in order at any time on the legislative day of June 16, 2016 for the Speaker to entertain motions that the House suspend the rules as though under clause 1 of rule XV 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. Testimony was heard from Representatives Lee, McGovern, Gabbard, Gibson, Jackson Lee, Gosar, Sean Patrick Maloney of New York, Jones, McSally, Pittenger, and Sanford.

COAST GUARD MISSION NEEDS AND RESOURCES ALLOCATION

Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure: Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation held a hearing entitled ``Coast Guard Mission Needs and Resources Allocation''. Testimony was heard from Admiral Charles Michel, Vice Commandant, U.S. Coast Guard; and Jennifer Grover, Director, Homeland Security and Justice Issues, Government Accountability Office.

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

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

Joint Meetings

No joint committee meetings were held.

NEW PUBLIC LAWS

(For last listing of Public Laws, see Daily Digest, p. D618)
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H.R. 136, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 1103 USPS Building 1103 in Camp Pendleton, California, as the ``Camp Pendleton Medal of Honor Post Office''. Signed on June 13, 2016. (Public Law 114–166)

H.R. 433, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 523 East Railroad Street in Knox, Pennsylvania, as the ``Specialist Ross A. McGinnis Memorial Post Office''. Signed on June 13, 2016. (Public Law 114–167)

H.R. 1132, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 1048 West Robinhood Drive in Stockton, California, as the ``W. Ronald Coale Memorial Post Office Building''. Signed on June 13, 2016. (Public Law 114–168)

H.R. 2458, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 5351 Lapalco Boulevard in Marrero, Louisiana, as the ``Lionel R. Collins, Sr. Post Office Building''. Signed on June 13, 2016. (Public Law 114–169)

H.R. 2928, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 201 B Street in Perryville, Arkansas, as the ``Harold George Bennett Post Office''. Signed on June 13, 2016. (Public Law 114–170)

H.R. 3082, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 5919 Chef Menteur Highway in New Orleans, Louisiana, as the ``Daryle Holloway Post Office Building''. Signed on June 13, 2016. (Public Law 114–171)

H.R. 3274, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 4567 Rockbridge Road in Pine Lake, Georgia, as the ``Francis Manuel Ortega Post Office''. Signed on June 13, 2016. (Public Law 114–172)

H.R. 3601, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 7715 Post Road, North Kingstown, Rhode Island, as the ``Melvoid J. Benson Post Office Building''. Signed on June 13, 2016. (Public Law 114–173)

H.R. 3735, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 200 Town Run Lane in Winston Salem, North Carolina, as the ``Maya Angelou Memorial Post Office''. Signed on June 13, 2016. (Public Law 114–174)

H.R. 3866, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 1265 Hurffville Road in Deptford Township, New Jersey, as the ``First Lieutenant Salvatore S. Corma II Post Office Building''. Signed on June 13, 2016. (Public Law 114–175)

H.R. 4046, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 220 East Oak Street, Glenwood City, Wisconsin, as the ``Second Lt. Ellen Ainsworth Memorial Post Office''. Signed on June 13, 2016. (Public Law 114–176)

H.R. 4605, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 615 6th Avenue SE in Cedar Rapids, Iowa as the ``Sgt. 1st Class Terryl L. Pasker Post Office Building''. Signed on June 13, 2016. (Public Law 114–177)

COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR WEDNESDAY, JUNE 15, 2016

(Committee meetings are open unless otherwise indicated)

Senate

Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government, business meeting to markup an original bill entitled, ``Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Act, Fiscal Year 2017'', 10 a.m., SD–138.

Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation: business meeting to consider pending calendar business, 10 a.m., SR–253.

Subcommittee on Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries, and Coast Guard, to hold hearings to examine assessing the Coast Guard's increasing duties, focusing on drug and migrant interdiction, 2 p.m., SR–253.

Committee on Energy and Natural Resources: Subcommittee on National Parks, to hold hearings to examine S. 2839 and H.R. 3004, bills to amend the Gullah/Geechee Cultural Heritage Act to extend the authorization for the Gullah/Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor Commission, H.R. 3036, to designate the National September 11 Memorial located at the World Trade Center site in New York City, New York, as a national memorial, H.R. 3620, to amend the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area Improvement Act to provide access to certain vehicles serving residents of municipalities adjacent to the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, H.R. 4119, to authorize the exchange of certain land located in Gulf Islands National Seashore, Jackson County, Mississippi, between the National Park Service and the Veterans of Foreign Wars, S. 211, to establish the Susquehanna Gateway National Heritage Area in the State of Pennsylvania, S. 630, to establish the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta National Heritage Area, S. 1007, to amend the Dayton Aviation Heritage Preservation Act of 1992 to rename a site of the Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park, S. 1623, to establish the Maritime Washington National Heritage Area in the State of Washington, S. 1662, to include Livingston County, the city of Jonesboro in Union County, and the city of Freeport in Stephenson County, Illinois, to the Lincoln National Heritage Area, S. 1690, to establish the Mountains to Sound Greenway National Heritage Area in the State of Washington, S. 1696 and H.R. 482, bills to redesignate the Ocmulgee National Monument in the State of Georgia, to revise the boundary of that monument, S. 1824, to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a study to assess the suitability and feasibility of designating certain land as the Finger Lakes National Heritage Area, S. 2087, to modify the boundary of the Fort Scott National Historic Site in the State of Kansas, S. 2412, to establish the Tule Lake National Historic Site in the State of California, S. 2548, to establish the 400 Years of African-American History Commission, S. 2627, to adjust the boundary of the Mojave National Preserve, S. 2807, to amend title 54, United States Code, to require State approval before the Secretary of the Interior restricts access to waters under the jurisdiction of the National Park Service for recreational or commercial fishing, S. 2805, to modify the boundary of Voyageurs National Park in the State of Minnesota, S. 2923, to redesignate the Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site as the ``Saint-Gaudens National Park for the Arts'', S. 2954, to establish the Ste. Genevieve National Historic Site in the State of Missouri, S. 3020, to update the map of, and modify the acreage available for inclusion in, the Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument, S. 3027, to clarify the boundary of Acadia National Park, and S. 3028, to redesignate the Olympic Wilderness as the Daniel J. Evans Wilderness, 2:30 p.m., SD–366.

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Committee on Finance: to hold hearings to examine challenges and opportunities for United States business in the digital age, 2 p.m., SD–215.

Committee on Foreign Relations: Subcommittee on Western Hemisphere, Transnational Crime, Civilian Security, Democracy, Human Rights, and Global Women's Issues, to hold hearings to examine barriers to education globally, focusing on getting girls in the classroom, 10 a.m., SD–419.

Full Committee, to hold hearings to examine United States policy in Libya, 2:15 p.m., SD–419.

Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions: to hold hearings to examine implementing the Child Care Development Block Grant Act of 2014, focusing on perspectives of stakeholders, 10 a.m., SD–430.

Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs: to hold hearings to examine America's insatiable demand for drugs, focusing on examining solutions, 10 a.m., SD–342.

Special Committee on Aging: to hold hearings to examine innovations to promote Americans' financial security, 2:30 p.m., SD–562.

House

Committee on Appropriations, Full Committee, markup on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Bill for FY 2017; and Report on the Revised Interim Suballocation of Budget Allocations for FY 2017, 9 a.m., 2359 Rayburn.

Committee on Armed Services, Full Committee, hearing entitled ``Department of Defense Update on the Financial Improvement and Audit Readiness (FIAR) Plan'', 10 a.m., 2118 Rayburn.

Committee on the Budget, Full Committee, hearing entitled ``Congressional Budgeting: The Need for Fiscal Goals'', 10 a.m., 210 Cannon.

Committee on Energy and Commerce, Full Committee, markup on H.R. 2646, the ``Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act'' (continued), 10 a.m., 2123 Rayburn.

Committee on Financial Services, Full Committee, markup on H.R. 4538, the ``Senior$afe Act of 2016''; H.R. 4850, the ``Micro Offering Safe Harbor Act''; H.R. 4852, the ``Private Placement Improvement Act of 2016''; H.R. 4854, the ``Supporting America's Innovators Act of 2016''; H.R. 4855, the ``Fix Crowdfunding Act''; H.R. 5143, the ``Transparent Insurance Standards Act of 2016''; H.R. 5311, the ``Corporate Governance Reform and Transparency Act of 2016''; H.R. 5322, the ``U.S. Territories Investor Protection Act of 2016''; H.R. 5421, the ``National Securities Exchange Regulatory Parity Act of 2016''; H.R. 5424, the ``Investment Advisers Modernization Act of 2016''; H.R. 5429, the ``SEC Regulatory Accountability Act; and H.R. 5461, the ``Iranian Leadership Transparency Act'', 10 a.m., 2128 Rayburn.

Committee on Foreign Affairs, Subcommittee on the Middle East and North Africa, hearing entitled ``Egypt: Challenges and Opportunities for U.S. Policy'', 10 a.m., 2172 Rayburn.

Committee on Homeland Security, Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection, and Security Technologies, hearing entitled ``Oversight of the Cybersecurity Act of 2015'', 10 a.m., 311 Cannon.

Committee on Natural Resources, Full Committee, markup on H. Res. 169, acknowledging and honoring brave young men from Hawaii who enabled the United States to establish and maintain jurisdiction in remote equatorial islands as prolonged conflict in the Pacific lead to World War II; H.R. 2316, the ``Self-Sufficient Community Lands Act''; H.R. 3062, the ``Assuring Private Property Rights Over Vast Access to Land Act''; H.R. 3094, the ``Gulf States Red Snapper Management Authority Act''; H.R. 3212, to amend the Grand Ronde Reservation Act to make technical corrections, and for other purposes; H.R. 3480, the ``Fort Federica National Monument Boundary Expansion Act of 2015''; H.R. 3650, the ``State National Forest Management Act of 2015''; H.R. 3734, the ``Mining Schools Enhancement Act''; H.R. 3839, the ``Black Hills National Cemetery Boundary Expansion Act''; H.R. 3843, the ``Locatable Minerals Claim Location and Maintenance Fees Act of 2015''; H.R. 3844, the ``Energy and Minerals Reclamation Foundation Establishment Act of 2015''; H.R. 3881, the ``Cooperative Management of Mineral Rights Act of 2015''; H.R. 4202, the ``Fort Ontario Study Act''; H.R. 4245, to exempt importation and exportation of sea urchins and sea cucumbers from licensing requirements under the Endangered Species Act of 1973; H.R. 4510, the ``Bolts Ditch Access and Use Act''; H.R. 4582, the ``Save Our Salmon Act''; H.R. 4685, the ``Tule River Indian Reservation Land Trust, Health, and Economic Development Act''; H.R. 4789, to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to establish a structure for visitor services on the Arlington Ridge tract, in the area of the U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial, and for other purposes; and H.R. 5244, the ``Saint Francis Dam Disaster National Memorial Act'' (continued), 10 a.m., 1324 Longworth.

Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, Full Committee, markup on H. Res. 737, condemning and censuring John A. Koskinen, the Commissioner of Internal Revenue, 9 a.m., 2154 Rayburn.

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Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, Subcommittee on Energy, hearing entitled ``Innovation in Solar Fuels, Electricity Storage, and Advanced Materials'', 10 a.m., 2318 Rayburn.

Subcommittee on Space, hearing entitled ``Human Spaceflight Ethics and Obligations: Options for Monitoring, Diagnosing, and Treating Former Astronauts'', 2 p.m., 2318 Rayburn.

Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, Subcommittee on Aviation, hearing entitled ``A Review of the Federal Aviation Administration's Air Traffic Controller Hiring, Staffing and Training Plans'', 10 a.m., 2167 Rayburn.

Committee on Veterans' Affairs, Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs, hearing entitled ``Investigating VA's Management of Veterans' Paper Records'', 10 a.m., 334 Cannon.

Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity, hearing entitled ``Examining 21st Century Programs and Strategies for Veteran Job Seekers'', 2 p.m., 334 Cannon.

Committee on Ways and Means, Full Committee, markup on H.R. 5456, the ``Family First Prevention Services Act of 2016''; H.R. 5447, the ``Small Business Health Care Relief Act''; H.R. 5458, the ``Veterans TRICARE Choice Act''; H.R. 5452, to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to permit individuals eligible for Indian Health Service assistance to qualify for health savings accounts; H.R. 5445, to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to improve the rules with respect to health savings accounts; H.R. 3080, the ``Tribal Employment and Jobs Protection Act''; H.R. 210, the ``Student Worker Exemption Act of 2015''; and H.R. 3590, the ``Halt Tax Increases on the Middle Class and Seniors Act'', 2 p.m., 1100 Longworth.

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Next Meeting of the
SENATE

9:30 a.m., Wednesday, June 15

Senate Chamber

Program for Wednesday: After the transaction of any morning business (not to extend beyond 10:30 a.m.), Senate will vote on the motion to proceed to consideration of H.R. 2578, Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act.

Next Meeting of the
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

10 a.m., Wednesday, June 15

House Chamber

Program for Wednesday: Continue consideration of H.R. 5293--Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2017 (Subject to a Rule).

Extensions of Remarks, as inserted in this issue








HOUSE


Aderholt, Robert B., Ala., E916

Barr, Andy, Ky., E909, E910, E910, E911, E911

Coffman, Mike, Colo., E911

Comstock, Barbara, Va., E909

Conaway, K. Michael, Tex., E916

Conyers, John, Jr., Mich., E914

Farenthold, Blake, Tex., E914

Forbes, J. Randy, Va., E909

Foster, Bill, Ill., E906

Gabbard, Tulsi, Hawaii, E911

Green, Al, Tex., E915

Gutiérrez, Luis V., Ill., E904

Huffman, Jared, Calif., E905

Hurt, Robert, Va., E904, E906

Jolly, David W., Fla., E904, E905, E906, E907, E909, E910, E911, E913, E914, E915

Loudermilk, Barry, Ga., E903

Luetkemeyer, Blaine, Mo., E912

McGovern, James P., Mass., E908

Meehan, Patrick, Pa., E903

Miller, Jeff, Fla., E916

Nadler, Jerrold, N.Y., E903

Payne, Donald M., Jr., N.J., E914

Pelosi, Nancy, Calif., E914

Perlmutter, Ed, Colo., E903, E904, E904, E905, E906, E906, E907, E907, E908, E909

Poe, Ted, Tex., E912, E912

Ryan, Paul D., Wisc., E903

Sewell, Terri A., Ala., E913

Sinema, Kyrsten, Ariz., E914

Smith, Jason, Mo., E907, E912

Stivers, Steve, Ohio, E908, E910

Thompson, Bennie G., Miss., E904, E905, E907, E908

Thornberry, Mac, Tex., E911

Visclosky, Peter J., Ind., E915

Welch, Peter, Vt., E912

Yarmuth, John A., Ky., E910

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