Daily Digest

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Daily Digest

HIGHLIGHTS

    Senate disagreed to the House amendment to S. 2012, Energy Policy Modernization Act, agreed to the request from the House for a conference, and the Presiding Officer appointed conferees.

Senate

Chamber Action

Routine Proceedings, pages S4953–S5017

Measures Introduced: Seventeen bills and five resolutions were introduced, as follows: S. 3156–3172, S. Res. 526–529, and S. Con. Res. 46.
Pages S5002–03

Measures Reported:

H.R. 3361, to amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to establish the Insider Threat Program, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. (S. Rept. No. 114–297)

S. 3156, to provide enhanced protections for taxpayers from fraud and other illegal activities. (S. Rept. No. 114–298)

S. 3157, to prevent taxpayer identity theft and tax refund fraud. (S. Rept. No. 114–299)

H.R. 1557, to amend the Notification and Federal Employee Antidiscrimination and Retaliation Act of 2002 to strengthen Federal antidiscrimination laws enforced by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and expand accountability within the Federal government, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. (S. Rept. No. 114–300)

S. 461, to provide for alternative financing arrangements for the provision of certain services and the construction and maintenance of infrastructure at land border ports of entry, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute.

S. 2509, to improve the Government-wide management of Federal property, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute.
Page S5001

Measures Passed:

United States Semiquincentennial Commission Act: Senate passed H.R. 4875, to establish the United States Semiquincentennial Commission.
Page S5010


United States Appreciation for Olympians and Paralympians Act: Committee on Finance was discharged from further consideration of S. 2650, 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, the bill was then passed, and that the papers be held at the desk.
Pages S5010–11


National Lobster Day: Committee on the Judiciary was discharged from further consideration of S. Res. 513, designating September 25, 2016, as ``National Lobster Day'', and the resolution was then agreed to.
Page S5011


Unified Development of the Tennessee River System 80th Anniversary: Senate agreed to S. Res. 528, commending the Tennessee Valley Authority on the 80th anniversary of the unified development of the Tennessee River system.
Page S5011

Conference Reports:

Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act--Agreement: Senate began consideration of the conference report to accompany S. 524, to authorize the Attorney General to award grants to address the national epidemics of prescription opioid abuse and heroin use.
Pages S4955–62, S4975–93

A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that notwithstanding rule XXII, at 11 a.m., on Wednesday, July 13, 2016, Senate vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the conference report to accompany S. 524; that following the vote on the motion to invoke cloture, the Chair lay before the Senate the message to accompany H.R. 636, to amend title 49, United States Code, to authorize appropriations for the Federal Aviation Administration for fiscal years 2016 through 2017, that the Majority Leader, or his designee, be recognized to make a motion to concur in the House amendments to the Senate amendments, and that the time until 1:45 p.m. be equally divided between the Leaders, or their designees; and that following the use or yielding back of time, Senate vote on the motion to concur in the House amendments to the Senate amendments, with no intervening action or debate, and that all time allocated for consideration of H.R. 636, count post-cloture on S. 524, if cloture is invoked.
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A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing for further consideration of the conference report to accompany the bill at approximately 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, July 13, 2016, with the time until 11 a.m. equally divided between the two Leaders, or their designees.
Page S5011

House Messages:

Energy Policy Modernization Act: Senate agreed to the motion to disagree to the House amendment to S. 2012, to provide for the modernization of the energy policy of the United States, agree to the request from the House for a conference, and the Presiding Officer appoint the following conferees: Senators Murkowski, Barrasso, Risch, Cornyn, Cantwell, Wyden, and Sanders.
Pages S4962–75

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

By 84 yeas to 3 nays (Vote No. 125), three-fifths of those Senators duly chosen and sworn, having voted in the affirmative, Senate agreed to the motion to close further debate on McConnell motion to disagree to the House amendment, agree to the request from the House for a conference, and the Presiding Officer appoint the following conferees: Senators Murkowski, Barrasso, Risch, Cornyn, Cantwell, Wyden, and Sanders.
Pages S4962, S4975


Nomination Confirmed: Senate confirmed the following nomination:

Carole Schwartz Rendon, of Ohio, to be United States Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio for the term of four years.
Pages S5010, S5017


Messages from the House:
Pages S4997–98


Measures Referred:
Page S4998


Measures Placed on the Calendar:
Page S4998


Measures Held at the Desk:
Page S4998


Executive Communications:
Pages S4999–S3501


Executive Reports of Committees:
Pages S5001–02


Additional Cosponsors:
Pages S5003–04


Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:
Pages S5004–10


Additional Statements:
Page S4997


Authorities for Committees to Meet:
Page S5010


Privileges of the Floor:
Page S5010


Record Votes: One record vote was taken today. (Total--125)
Page S4975


Adjournment: Senate convened at 10 a.m. and adjourned at 8:27 p.m., until 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, July 13, 2016. (For Senate's program, see the remarks of the Acting Majority Leader in today's Record on page S5011.)

Committee Meetings

(Committees not listed did not meet)

BUSINESS MEETING

Committee on Armed Services: Committee ordered favorably reported the nominations of Susan S. Gibson, of Virginia, to be Inspector General of the National Reconnaissance Office, Department of Defense, Gail H. Marcus, of Maryland, to be a Member of the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board, Dimitri Frank Kusnezov, of California, to be Deputy Administrator for Defense Programs, National Nuclear Security Administration, Department of Energy, and 141 nominations in the Army, Navy, and Air Force.

NATIONAL SECURITY CYBER AND ENCRYPTION CHALLENGES

Committee on Armed Services: Committee concluded a closed hearing to examine national security cyber and encryption challenges, after receiving testimony from Admiral Michael S. Rogers, USN, Commander, United States Cyber Command, Director, National Security Agency, and Chief, Central Security Services.

FCC PRIVACY REGULATIONS

Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation: Committee concluded a hearing to examine the Federal Communications Commission's proposed privacy regulations, focusing on how they affect consumers and competition, after receiving testimony from Jon Leibowitz, 21st Century Privacy Coalition, Dean C. Garfield, Information Technology Industry Council, and Paul Ohm, Georgetown University Law Center, all of Washington, D.C.; Matthew M. Polka, American Cable Association, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; and Peter Swire, Georgia Institute of Technology Scheller College of Business, Atlanta.

FAST ACT

Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation: Subcommittee on Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine Infrastructure, Safety and Security concluded a hearing to examine the FAST Act, the economy, and our nation's transportation system, after receiving testimony from Major Jay Thompson, Arkansas Highway Police, Little Rock, on behalf of the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance; Patrick J. Ottensmeyer, Kansas City Southern, Kansas City, Missouri; David Eggermann, BASF Corporation, Florham Park, New Jersey, on behalf of the American Chemistry Council; and Stephen J. Gardner, Amtrak, Washington, D.C.

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ENERGY DISRUPTIONS

Committee on Energy and Natural Resources: Subcommittee on Energy concluded a hearing to examine protections designed to guard against energy disruptions, including S. 3018, to provide for the establishment of a pilot program to identify security vulnerabilities of certain entities in the energy sector, after receiving testimony from Patricia Hoffman, Assistant Secretary, Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability, and Brent J. Stacey, Associate Laboratory Director, National and Homeland Security, Idaho National Laboratory, both of the Department of Energy; Duane D. Highley, Arkansas Electric Cooperative Corporation, Little Rock, on behalf of the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association; and Robin Manning, Electric Power Research Institute, Charlotte, North Carolina.

THE STARK LAW

Committee on Finance: Committee concluded a hearing to examine the Stark Law, focusing on current issues and opportunities, after receiving testimony from Troy A. Barsky, Crowell and Moring, LLP, Washington, D.C.; Ronald A. Paulus, Mission Health System, Asheville, North Carolina; and Peter B. Mancino, The Johns Hopkins Health System Corporation, Baltimore, Maryland.

TRAFFICKING IN PERSONS REPORT

Committee on Foreign Relations: Committee concluded a hearing to examine the 2016 Trafficking in Persons Report, after receiving testimony from Susan Coppedge, Ambassador-at-Large, Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons, Department of State.

PUBLIC–PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS IN FOREIGN AID

Committee on Foreign Relations: Subcommittee on State Department and USAID Management, International Operations, and Bilateral International Development concluded a hearing to examine public-private partnerships in foreign aid, focusing on leveraging United States assistance for greater impact and sustainability, after receiving testimony from Eric G. Postel, Associate Administrator, United States Agency for International Development; Daniel F. Runde, Center for Strategic and International Studies Project on Prosperity and Development, Washington, D.C.; and Michael Goltzman, The Coca-Cola Company, Atlanta, Georgia.

FOIA AT FIFTY

Committee on the Judiciary: Committee concluded a hearing to examine the Freedom of Information Act at fifty, focusing on whether the Sunshine Law's promise has been fulfilled, after receiving testimony from Miriam Nisbet, Founding Director, Office of Government Information Services, National Archives and Records Administration; Rick Blum, Sunshine in Government Initiative, Washington, D.C.; David Cuillier, University of Arizona School of Journalism, Tucson, on behalf of the Society of Professional Journalists Freedom of Information Committee; and Margaret B. Kwoka, University of Denver Sturm College of Law, Denver, Colorado.

INTELLIGENCE

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

House of Representatives

Chamber Action


Public Bills and Resolutions Introduced: 18 public bills, H.R. 5727–5744; and 3 resolutions, H. Res. 821, 823–824, were introduced.
Pages H4813–14


Additional Cosponsors:
Pages H4815–16


Reports Filed: Reports were filed today as follows:

H.R. 5421, to amend the Securities Act of 1933 to apply the exemption from State regulation of securities offerings to securities listed on a national security exchange that has listing standards that have been approved by the Commission (H. Rept. 114–684);

H.R. 3394, to amend the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act of 2002 to allow for the use of certain assets of foreign persons and entities to satisfy certain judgments against terrorist parties, and for other purposes, with an amendment (H. Rept. 114–685); and

H. Res. 822, providing for consideration of the Senate amendment to the House amendment to the bill (S. 764) to reauthorize and amend the National Sea Grant College Program Act, and for other purposes; providing for consideration of the bill (S. 304) to improve motor vehicle safety by encouraging the sharing of certain information; and waiving a requirement of clause 6(a) of rule XIII with respect to consideration of certain resolutions reported from the Committee on Rules (H. Rept. 114–686).
Page H4813


Speaker: Read a letter from the Speaker wherein he appointed Representative Webster (FL) to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
Page H4663


Recess: The House recessed at 11:02 a.m. and reconvened at 12 noon.
Page H4670


Motion to Adjourn: Rejected the Grayson motion to adjourn by a yea-and-nay vote with none voting ``yea'', 377 voting ``nay'', and 1 answering ``present'', Roll No. 404.
Pages H4672–73


Motion to Adjourn: Rejected the Grayson motion to adjourn by a yea-and-nay vote with none voting ``yea'', 362 voting ``nay'', and 1 answering ``present'', Roll No. 405.
Pages H4676–77


United States Financial System Protection Act of 2016, No 2H2O from Iran Act, and Iran Accountability Act of 2016--Rule for consideration: The House agreed to H. Res. 820, providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 4992) to codify regulations relating to transfers of funds involving Iran, and for other purposes; providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 5119) to prohibit the obligation or expenditure of funds available to any Federal department or agency for any fiscal year to purchase or issue a license for the purchase of heavy water produced in Iran; and providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 5631) to hold Iran accountable for its state sponsorship of terrorism and other threatening activities and for its human rights abuses, by a yea-and-nay vote of 237 yeas to 172 nays, Roll No. 409, after the previous question was ordered by a yea-and-nay vote of 241 yeas to 174 nays, Roll No. 408.
Pages H4678–82, H4688–89


Suspensions: The House agreed to suspend the rules and pass the following measures:
Tested Ability to Leverage Exceptional National Talent Act of 2016: H.R. 5658, to amend title 5, United States Code, to codify the Presidential Innovation Fellows Program, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 409 yeas to 8 nays, Roll No. 410; and
Pages H4683–84, H4689–90


National Securities Exchange Regulatory Parity Act of 2016: H.R. 5421, amended, to amend the Securities Act of 1933 to apply the exemption from State regulation of securities offerings to securities listed on a national security exchange that has listing standards that have been approved by the Commission.
Pages H4684–86


Separation of Powers Restoration Act of 2016: The House passed H.R. 4768, to amend title 5, United States Code, with respect to the judicial review of agency interpretations of statutory and regulatory provisions, by a recorded vote of 240 ayes to 171 noes, Roll No. 416. Consideration began yesterday, July 11th.
Pages H4690–95

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Rejected the Keating motion to recommit the bill to the Committee on the Judiciary with instructions to report the same back to the House forthwith with an amendment, by a yea-and-nay vote of 169 yeas to 236 nays, Roll No. 415.
Pages H4693–94

Agreed to amend the title so as to read: ``To amend title 5, United States Code, to clarify the nature of judicial review of agency interpretations of statutory and regulatory provisions.''.
Page H4695

Rejected:

Johnson (GA) amendment (No. 1 printed in H. Rept. 114–641) that was debated on July 11th that sought to exempt from the bill rules issued by the Environmental Protection Agency pertaining to regulation of lead or copper in drinking water (by a recorded vote of 194 ayes to 223 noes, Roll No. 411);
Pages H4690–91

Meeks amendment (No. 3 printed in H. Rept. 114–641) that was debated on July 11th that sought to exempt from the bill rules issued by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (by a recorded vote of 174 ayes to 243 noes, Roll No. 412);
Page H4691

Johnson (GA) amendment (No. 4 printed in H. Rept. 114–641) that was debated on July 11th that sought to exempt from the bill rules issued pursuant to an express grant of authority from Congress (by a recorded vote of 174 ayes to 243 noes, Roll No. 413); and
Pages H4691–92

Johnson (GA) amendment (No. 5 printed in H. Rept. 114–641) that was debated on July 11th that sought to preserve judicial deference to agency expertise during the review of consumer safety rules issued by the Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration (by a recorded vote of 181 ayes to 235 noes, Roll No. 414).
Pages H4692–93

H. Res. 796, the rule providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 4768) was agreed to Tuesday, July 5th.

Supporting the bid of Los Angeles, California to bring the 2024 Summer Olympic Games back to the United States and pledging the cooperation of Congress with respect to that bid: The House agreed to discharge from committee and agree to H. Con. Res. 142, supporting the bid of Los Angeles, California to bring the 2024 Summer Olympic Games back to the United States and pledging the cooperation of Congress with respect to that bid.
Pages H4695–96


Recognizing the 50th anniversary of Singaporean independence and reaffirming Singapore's close partnership with the United States: The House agreed to discharge from committee and agree to H. Res. 374, as amended by Representative Royce, recognizing the 50th anniversary of Singaporean independence and reaffirming Singapore's close partnership with the United States.
Pages H4696–97

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Agreed to amend the title as to read: ``Reaffirming Singapore's strategic partnership with the United States, encompassing broad and robust economic, military-to-military, law enforcement, and counterterrorism cooperation.''.
Page H4697


Clarifying Amendment to Provide Terrorism Victims Equity Act: The House agreed to take from the Speaker's table H.R. 3394, to amend the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act of 2002 to allow for the use of certain assets of foreign persons and entities to satisfy certain judgments against terrorist parties, with the amendment recommended by the Committee on the Judiciary, agreed to said amendment, and passed the bill, as amended.
Page H4697


Protecting Our Lives by Initiating COPS Expansion Act of 2016: The House agreed to discharge from committee and pass S. 2840, to amend the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 to authorize COPS grantees to use grant funds for active shooter training.
Pages H4697–98


Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2017: The House began consideration of H.R. 5538, making appropriations for the Department of the Interior, environment, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2017. Consideration is expected to resume tomorrow, July 13th.
Pages H4698–H4750, H4750–90, H4790–H4812

Agreed to:

Cicilline amendment (No. 2 printed in H. Rept. 114–683) that increases funding for the Operation of the National Park System (ONPS) account by $2,500,000, and decreases funding for the Departmental Operations Account for the Department of Interior by $2,500,000;
Pages H4747–48

Griffith amendment (No. 4 printed in H. Rept. 114–683) that provides a distribution of funds among Appalachian states for reclamation of abandoned mine lands in conjunction with economic and community development, offset by funds from the Environmental Programs and Management account;
Pages H4748–49

Lummis amendment (No. 15 printed in H. Rept. 114–683) that increases the EPA's Inspector General fund by $10,038,000 to bring up to President's request and decreases the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Environmental Programs and Management fund by $14,000,000;
Pages H4756–57

Gosar amendment (No. 16 printed in H. Rept. 114–683) that redirects funds from EPA bureaucracy to the Forest Service Hazardous Fuels account in order to prevent dangerous wildfires;
Pages H4757–58

Westerman amendment (No. 17 printed in H. Rept. 114–683) that removes funds from the EPA bureaucracy, and places them into the U.S. Forest Service's Forest and Rangeland Research Account, which funds the Forest Products Laboratory and Forest Inventory and Analysis, among other programs;
Pages H4758–59

Johnson (GA) amendment (No. 18 printed in H. Rept. 114–683) that ensures implementation of the EPA's Final Rule on the Disposal of Coal Combustion Residuals from Electric Utilities is consistent with Executive Order 12898;
Page H4759

Black amendment (No. 42 printed in H. Rept. 114–683) that prohibits the EPA from using funds to implement, administer, or enforce the agency's ``Phase 2'' fuel-efficiency and emissions standards, or any rule with respect to glider kits and glider vehicles;
Pages H4775–76

Boustany amendment (No. 44 printed in H. Rept. 114–683) that prohibits the Secretary of the Interior to implement, administer, or enforce any rule or guidance substantially similar to the proposed guidance that the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management made available for public comment on September 22, 2015, regarding financial assurances for oil and gas operations on the Outer Continental Shelf;
Pages H4777–78

Ben Ray Luján (NM) amendment (No. 21 printed in H. Rept. 114–683) that decreases and increases State and Tribal Assistance Grants by $6 million to direct the EPA to work with the affected States and Indian tribes to implement a long-term monitoring program for water quality of the Animas and San Juan Rivers in response to the Gold King Mine spill (by a recorded vote of 219 ayes to 207 noes, Roll No. 427);
Pages H4761–62, H4786–87

Buck amendment (No. 47 printed in H. Rept. 114–683) that prevents the Department of Interior from partnering with private organizations to create or expand national heritage areas in southeast Colorado;
Pages H4791–92

Burgess amendment (No. 48 printed in H. Rept. 114–683) that restricts funds from being used by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to hire new employees under the Title 42 Special Pay Program or transfer existing employees into the Title 42 Special Pay Program authorized for the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS);
Pages H4792–93

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Byrne amendment (No. 49 printed in H. Rept. 114–683) that prohibits any funds from being used to develop or propose legislation to redirect funds allocated from the Gulf of Mexico Energy Security Act (GOMESA);
Pages H4793–94

Cramer amendment (No. 51 printed in H. Rept. 114–683) that ensures no funds are provided to finalize or implement the Fish and Wildlife Service rule entitled ``Management of Non-Federal Oil and Gas Rights'';
Pages H4795–96

Crawford amendment (No. 52 printed in H. Rept. 114–683) that prohibits the EPA from enforcing or implementing the Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure (SPCC) rule on farming and ranching operations;
Page H4796

Crawford amendment (No. 53 printed in H. Rept. 114–683) that prohibits the use of funds in support of grassroots advocacy campaigns intended to persuade the outcome of legislation pending in Congress or state legislatures;
Pages H4796–97

Rodney Davis (IL) amendment (No. 54 printed in H. Rept. 114–683) that prevents any funds from being used for the Office of Congressional and Intergovernmental Relations at the EPA and reduces the Environmental Programs and Management account by $4,235,000;
Pages H4797–98

Gosar amendment (No. 58 printed in H. Rept. 114–683) that prohibits the use of funds to implement, administer, or enforce the draft EPA-USGS Technical Report entitled ``Protecting Aquatic Life from Effects of Hydrologic Alteration'';
Pages H4799–H4800

Jenkins (WV) amendment (No. 62 printed in H. Rept. 114–683) that prohibits funding for the EPA to develop, finalize, promulgate, implement, administer, or enforce any rule under section 112 of the Clean Air Act that applies to glass manufacturers that do not use continuous furnaces;
Pages H4800–01

Lamborn amendment (No. 66 printed in H. Rept. 114–683) that prohibits the use of funds to implement, administer, or enforce the final rule entitled ``Hydraulic Fracturing on Federal and Indian Lands'';
Pages H4803–04

Loudermilk amendment (No. 69 printed in H. Rept. 114–683) that prohibits funds from being used to regulate trailers under the Clean Air Act;
Page H4806

Lummis amendment (No. 70 printed in H. Rept. 114–683) that prohibits funding to finalize, implement, or enforce EPA proposed rulemaking regarding in situ uranium production;
Pages H4806–07

Westerman amendment (No. 71 printed in H. Rept. 114–683) that limits permit inspection regulations with respect to the export of squid, octopus, and cuttlefish products;
Pages H4807–08

Newhouse amendment (No. 74 printed in H. Rept. 114–683) that prohibits the use of funds by EPA to issue and expand new regulations under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) that would apply to Animal Feeding Operations; and
Pages H4810–11

Newhouse amendment (No. 75 printed in H. Rept. 114–683) that restores $1,000,000 for the Wolf Livestock Loss Demonstration Program and is offset by reducing funds for EPA Environmental Programs & management by $1,000,000.
Pages H4811–12

Rejected:

Esty amendment (No. 19 printed in H. Rept. 114–683) that sought to direct $10,000,000 to Brownfields projects within State and Tribal Assistance Grants (STAG) from Superfund cleanup to help states leverage $18 for $1 expended for the purpose of cleaning up Brownfield properties, such as abandoned factories or former dry cleaning establishments, in their communities;
Pages H4759–60

Cartwright amendment (No. 25 printed in H. Rept. 114–683) that sought to strike section 425, which prohibits the EPA from acting on changes to the definition of ``fill material'' and ``discharge of fill material'' under the Federal Water Pollution Control Act;
Pages H4763–64

Peters amendment (No. 30 printed in H. Rept. 114–683) that sought to strike Section 434 to allow the EPA to regulate ozone-depleting substances under the Significant New Alternatives Policy (SNAP) program to improve public health and fight the root causes of climate change;
Page H4767

Castor (FL) amendment (No. 1 printed in H. Rept. 114–683) that sought to match the budget request for Law Enforcement of the National Wildlife Refuge System (by a recorded vote of 197 ayes to 225 noes, Roll No. 417);
Pages H4746, H4780

Himes amendment (No. 3 printed in H. Rept. 114–683) that sought to Funds the New England National Scenic Trail at $300,000 within the Operation of the National Park System (by a recorded vote of 183 ayes to 241 noes, Roll No. 418);
Pages H4748, H4780–81

Ellison amendment (No. 8 printed in H. Rept. 114–683) that sought to reprogram already appropriated funds to create an Office of Good Jobs for the Department of Interior (by a recorded vote of 173 ayes to 251 noes, Roll No. 419);
Pages H4750–52, H4781–82

Norcross amendment (No. 9 printed in H. Rept. 114–683) that sought to add $13,060,000 to the Hazardous Substance Superfund (equal to President's Budget request) and reduces Payments In Lieu of Taxes by the same amount (by a recorded vote of 143 ayes to 282 noes, Roll No. 420);
Pages H4752, H4782

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Beyer amendment (No. 10 printed in H. Rept. 114–683) that sought to strike lines 4 through 19 on page 67 (by a recorded vote of 190 ayes to 235 noes, Roll No. 421);
Pages H4752–53, H4782–83

Huffman amendment (No. 11 printed in H. Rept. 114–683) that sought to strike Section 122 (by a recorded vote of 184 ayes to 240 noes, Roll No. 422);
Pages H4753–54, H4783–84

Castor (FL) amendment (No. 12 printed in H. Rept. 114–683) that sought to strike section 124 (by a recorded vote of 186 ayes to 237 noes, Roll No. 423);
Pages H4754–55, H4784

Huffman amendment (No. 13 printed in H. Rept. 114–683) that sought to strike Section 127 of the Act, which would delay the finalization and implementation of the proposed rule for air quality control, reporting, and compliance in specific offshore areas of the Gulf of Mexico and the Arctic Ocean (by a recorded vote of 181 ayes to 244 noes, Roll No. 424);
Pages H4755–56, H4784–85

Smith (MO) amendment (No. 14 printed in H. Rept. 114–683) that sought to eliminate funding for the Air, Climate and Energy Research Program under EPA (by a recorded vote of 208 ayes to 217 noes, Roll No. 425);
Pages H4756, H4785–86

Palmer amendment (No. 20 printed in H. Rept. 114–683) that sought to eliminate funding for Diesel Emission Reduction Grants and sends the savings to the spending reduction account (by a recorded vote of 175 ayes to 250 noes, Roll No. 426);
Pages H4760–61, H4786

Dingell amendment (No. 22 printed in H. Rept. 114–683) that sought to remove language that would exempt a number of potentially damaging activities in National Forests from consideration, including public notice and comment and alternatives analysis, under the National Environmental Policy Act (by a recorded vote of 170 ayes to 256 noes, Roll No. 428);
Pages H4762–63, H4787–88

Cartwright amendment (No. 27 printed in H. Rept. 114–683) that sought to strike language that would delay implementation of the EPA Lead Renovation, Repair, and Painting Rule (by a recorded vote of 195 ayes to 231 noes, Roll No. 429);
Pages H4764–65, H4788

Becerra amendment (No. 28 printed in H. Rept. 114–683) that sought to strike section 430 of Interior Appropriations bill for FY 17 (by a recorded vote of 190 ayes to 236 noes, Roll No. 430);
Pages H4765–66, H4788–89

Peters amendment (No. 29 printed in H. Rept. 114–683) that sought to strike section 431 (by a recorded vote of 182 ayes to 244 noes, Roll No. 431);
Pages H4766–67, H4789

Peters amendment (No. 31 printed in H. Rept. 114–683) that sought to strike Section 436 to allow federal agencies to use the social cost of carbon in rule makings and guidance documents (by a recorded vote of 185 ayes to 241 noes, Roll No. 432); and
Pages H4768–69, H4790

Brat amendment (No. 46 printed in H. Rept. 114–683) that sought to sunset Land and Water Conservation Fund grants with states or local government units after 20 years.
Page H4791

Withdrawn:

Ben Ray Luján (NM) amendment (No. 5 printed in H. Rept. 114–683) that was offered and subsequently withdrawn that would have decreased and increased funding to the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) by $1 million to require that the BIA to report, identify and adjudicate to landowners egress and ingress easements where they do not exist for landowners on land parcels adjudicated under the Pueblo Lands Act of 1924;
Pages H4749–50

Ben Ray Luján (NM) amendment (No. 6 printed in H. Rept. 114–683) that was offered and subsequently withdrawn that would have decreased and increased funding to the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) by $1 million to require the BIA to update and digitize its inventory of rights-of-way records and to make them publicly available in a commonly used mapping format; and
Page H4750

Lawrence amendment (No. 26 printed in H. Rept. 114–683) that was offered and subsequently withdrawn that would have struck Section 427.
Page H4764

Proceedings Postponed:

Grijalva amendment (No. 32 printed in H. Rept. 114–683) that seeks to strike Section 437 of the Act;
Pages H4769–70

Polis amendment (No. 33 printed in H. Rept. 114–683) that seeks to strike section 439, regarding methane emissions;
Pages H4770–71

Lowenthal amendment (No. 34 printed in H. Rept. 114–683) that seeks to allow the Interior Department to proceed with updating royalty rates and valuation for federal coal, oil, and gas by striking Section 440;
Pages H4771–72

McNerney en bloc amendment consisting of the following amendments printed in H. Rept. 114–683: McNerney (No. 35) that seeks to strike section 447; McNerney (No. 36) that seeks to strike section 448; McNerney (No. 37) that seeks to strike section 449; McNerney (No. 38) that seeks to strike section 450; McNerney (No. 39) that seeks to strike section 451; and McNerney (No. 40) that seeks to strike section 452;
Pages H4772–74

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Grijalva amendment (No. 41 printed in H. Rept. 114–683) that seeks to strike section 453;
Pages H4774–75

Blackburn amendment (No. 43 printed in H. Rept. 114–683) that seeks to impose a 1 percent across-the-board spending cut to the bill;
Pages H4776–77

Boustany amendment (No. 45 printed in H. Rept. 114–683) that seeks to ensure that no money is permitted for the implementation of the Well Control Rule;
Pages H4778–79

Byrne amendment (No. 50 printed in H. Rept. 114–683) that seeks to prohibit funding from being used to implement, administer, or enforce the Obama administration's National Ocean Policy;
Pages H4794–95

Goodlatte amendment (No. 57 printed in H. Rept. 114–683) that seeks to prohibit the Environmental Protection Agency from using any funds to take retaliatory, or EPA described ``backstop'' actions, against any of the six states in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed in the event that a state does not meet the goals mandated by the EPA's Chesapeake Bay Total Maximum Daily Load;
Pages H4798–99

Graham amendment (No. 63 printed in H. Rept. 114–683) that seeks to ensure none of the funds made available by the Act may be used to research, investigate, or study offshore drilling in the Eastern Gulf of Mexico Planning Area;
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King (IA) amendment (No. 64 printed in H. Rept. 114–683) that seeks to ensure that no funds appropriated by this Act can be used to implement, administer, or enforce Davis-Bacon prevailing rate wage requirements;
Pages H4801–03

Lamborn amendment (No. 67 printed in H. Rept. 114–683) that seeks to prohibit the use of funds to implement or enforce the threatened species or endangered species listing of any plant or wildlife that has not undergone a periodic 5 year review as required by section 4(c)(2) of the Endangered Species Act of 1973;
Pages H4804–05

Lamborn amendment (No. 68 printed in H. Rept. 114–683) that seeks to prohibit the use of funds to implement or enforce the threatened species listing of the Preble's meadow jumping mouse;
Pages H4805–06

Murphy (FL) amendment (No. 72 printed in H. Rept. 114–683) that seeks to provide that none of the funds from this act shall be used to carry out seismic airgun testing or seismic airgun surveys in the OCS Planning Areas located within the EEZ bordering the State of Florida; and
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Newhouse amendment (No. 73 printed in H. Rept. 114–683) that seeks to prohibits the use of funds by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service and the Department of Interior to treat any Gray Wolf in the 48 contiguous states as an endangered or threatened species under the Endangered Species Act after June 13, 2017.
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H. Res. 820, the rule providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 5538) was agreed to by a yea-and-nay vote of 237 yeas to 179 nays, Roll No. 407, after the previous question was ordered by a yea-and-nay vote of 236 yeas to 174 nays, Roll No. 406.
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Senate Messages: Message received from the Senate and message received from the Senate by the Clerk and subsequently presented to the House today appears on page H4750.

Senate Referral: S. Con. Res. 44 was referred to the Committee on Armed Services.
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Quorum Calls--Votes: Eight yea-and-nay votes and twenty-one recorded votes developed during the proceedings of today and appear on pages H4673, H4676–77, H4686–87, H4687–88, H4688–89, H4689, H4689–90, H4690–91, H4691, H4691–92, H4692–93, H4694, H4695, H4780, H4780–81, H4781–82, H4782, H4782–83, H4783–84, H4784, H4784–85, H4785–86, H4786, H4786–87, H4787–88, H4788, H4788–89, H4789, and H4790. There were no quorum calls.

Adjournment: The House met at 10 a.m. and adjourned at 2:09 a.m. on Wednesday, July 13, 2016.

Committee Meetings

MISCELLANEOUS MEASURE

Committee on Appropriations: Full Committee held a markup on the State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations Bill for FY 2017. The State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations Bill for FY 2017 was ordered reported, as amended.

STRENGTHENING OUR NATIONAL TRAUMA SYSTEM

Committee on Energy and Commerce: Subcommittee on Health held a hearing entitled ``Strengthening Our National Trauma System''. Testimony was heard from public witnesses.

OVERSIGHT OF THE FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION

Committee on Energy and Commerce: Subcommittee on Communications and Technology held a hearing entitled ``Oversight of the Federal Communications Commission''. Testimony was heard from the following Federal Communications Commission officials: Mignon Clyburn, Commissioner; Michael O'Rielly, Commissioner; Ajit Pai, Commissioner; Jessica Rosenworcel, Commissioner; and Tom Wheeler, Chairman.

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MISCELLANEOUS MEASURES

Committee on Energy and Commerce: Full Committee began a markup on H.R. 5510, the ``FTC Process and Transparency Reform Act of 2016''; H.R. 5111, the ``Consumer Review Fairness Act''; H.R. 5092, the ``Reinforcing American Made Products Act''; H.R. 5104, the ``Better Online Ticket Sales (BOTS) Act''; H.R. 1301, the ``Amateur Radio Parity Act of 2015''; H.R. 3299, the ``Strengthening Public Health Emergency Response Act of 2015''; H.R. 921, the ``Sports Medicine Licensure Clarity Act of 2015''; and H.R. 670, the ``Special Needs Trust Fairness Act of 2015''.

MAKING A FINANCIAL CHOICE: MORE CAPITAL OR MORE GOVERNMENT CONTROL?

Committee on Financial Services: Full Committee held a hearing entitled ``Making a Financial Choice: More Capital or More Government Control?''. Testimony was heard from public witnesses.

EXAMINING THE OPPORTUNITIES AND CHALLENGES WITH FINANCIAL TECHNOLOGY: THE DEVELOPMENT OF ONLINE MARKETPLACE LENDING

Committee on Financial Services: Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit held a hearing entitled ``Examining the Opportunities and Challenges with Financial Technology (`FinTech'): The Development of Online Marketplace Lending''. Testimony was heard from public witnesses.

HUMAN RIGHTS UNDER SIEGE WORLDWIDE

Committee on Foreign Affairs: Full Committee held a hearing entitled ``Human Rights Under Siege Worldwide''. Testimony was heard from public witnesses.

PAKISTAN: FRIEND OR FOE IN THE FIGHT AGAINST TERRORISM?

Committee on Foreign Affairs: Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation, and Trade; and Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific, held a joint hearing entitled ``Pakistan: Friend or Foe in the Fight Against Terrorism?''. Testimony was heard from public witnesses.

ACCOUNTABILITY OVER POLITICS: SCRUTINIZING THE TRAFFICKING IN PERSONS REPORT

Committee on Foreign Affairs: Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations held a hearing entitled ``Accountability Over Politics: Scrutinizing the Trafficking in Persons Report''. Testimony was heard from Susan Coppedge, Ambassador-at-Large to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons, Department of State; and a public witness.

VALUE OF DHS' VULNERABILITY ASSESSMENTS IN PROTECTING OUR NATION'S CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE

Committee on Homeland Security: Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection, and Security Technologies held a hearing entitled ``Value of DHS' Vulnerability Assessments in Protecting our Nation's Critical Infrastructure''. Testimony was heard from Chris P. Currie, Director, Homeland Security and Justice Issues, Government Accountability Office; Andy Ozment, Assistant Secretary, Office of Cybersecurity and Communications, National Protection and Programs Directorate, Department of Homeland Security; Caitlin Durkovich, Assistant Secretary, Office of Infrastructure Protection, National Protection and Programs Directorate, Department of Homeland Security; and Marcus L. Brown, Homeland Security Advisor, Director of the Office of Homeland Security, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

OVERSIGHT OF THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

Committee on the Judiciary: Full Committee held a hearing entitled ``Oversight of the Department of Justice''. Testimony was heard from Loretta Lynch, Attorney General, Department of Justice.

EXECUTIVE OVERREACH IN REGULATORY ENFORCEMENT AND INFRASTRUCTURE

Committee on the Judiciary: Task Force on Executive Overreach held a hearing entitled ``Executive Overreach in Regulatory Enforcement and Infrastructure''. Testimony was heard from Gary Ridley, Oklahoma Secretary of Transportation; and public witnesses.

CHANGING DEMANDS AND WATER SUPPLY UNCERTAINTY IN CALIFORNIA

Committee on Natural Resources: Subcommittee on Water, Power and Oceans held a hearing entitled ``Changing Demands and Water Supply Uncertainty in California''. Testimony was heard from David Murillo, Mid-Pacific Regional Director, Bureau of Reclamation, Department of the Interior; and public witnesses.

OPPORTUNITIES AND CHALLENGES OF DEVELOPING THE MANCOS SHALE RESOURCE

Committee on Natural Resources: Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources held a hearing entitled ``Opportunities and Challenges of Developing the Mancos Shale Resource''. Testimony was heard from Walter Guidroz, Program Coordinator, Energy Resources Program, U.S. Geological Survey; Rose Pugliese, Commissioner, Mesa County, Grand Junction, Colorado; and public witnesses.

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LEGISLATIVE MEASURE

Committee on Natural Resources: Subcommittee on Indian, Insular, and Alaska Native Affairs held a hearing on H.R. 5406, the ``Helping Ensure Accountability, Leadership, and Trust in Tribal Healthcare Act''. Testimony was heard from Representative Noem; Mary Smith, Principal Deputy Director, Indian Health Service, Department of Health and Human Services; and public witnesses.

MISCELLANEOUS MEASURES

Committee on Natural Resources: Full Committee began a markup on H.R. 1157, the ``Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Mission Indians Land Transfer Act of 2015''; H.R. 2333, to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to acquire certain property related to the Fort Scott National Historic Site in Fort Scott, Kansas; H.R. 2817, the ``National Historic Preservation Amendments Act of 2015''; H.R. 4576, the ``Ensuring Access to Pacific Fisheries Act''; H.R. 5468, to direct the Secretary of the Interior to allow for prepayment of repayment obligations under Repayment Contracts between the United States and the Weber Basin Water Conservancy District; H.R. 5577, the ``Innovation in Offshore Leasing Act''; S. 246, the ``Alyce Spotted Bear and Walter Soboleff Commission on Native Children Act''; and S. 1579, the ``Native American Tourism and Improving Visitor Experience Act''.

RELIGIOUS LIBERTY AND H.R. 2802, THE FIRST AMENDMENT DEFENSE ACT

Committee on Oversight and Government Reform: Full Committee held a hearing entitled ``Religious Liberty and H.R. 2802, the First Amendment Defense Act (FADA)''. Testimony was heard from Senator Lee; Representative Labrador; Former Representative Barney Frank; and public witnesses.

MISCELLANEOUS MEASURES

Committee on Oversight and Government Reform: Full Committee held a markup on H.R. 2319, the ``Electronic Message Preservation Act of 2015''; H.R. 5037, the ``District of Columbia Courts and Public Defender Service Voluntary Separation Incentive Payments Act''; H.R. 5341, to amend title 5, United States Code, to recalculate annuity benefits for certain air traffic controllers, and for other purposes; H.R. 5714, the ``Postal Service Reform Act of 2016''; H.R. 5707, the ``Postal Service Financial Improvement Act of 2016''; H.R. 5709, the ``Federal Records Modernization Act''; H.R. 5690, the ``GAO Access and Oversight Act of 2016''; H.R. 5341, to amend title 5, United States Code, to recalculate annuity benefits for certain air traffic controllers, and for other purposes; H.R. 5687, the ``GAO Mandates Revision Act of 2016''; H.R. 5033, the ``Getting Results through Enhanced Accountability and Transparency Act of 2016''; H.R. 4419, the ``District of Columbia Judicial Financial Transparency Act''; H.R. 4887, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 23323 Shelby Road in Shelby, Indiana, as the ``Richard Allen Cable Post Office''; H.R. 5356, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 14231 TX–150 in Coldspring, Texas, as the ``E. Marie Youngblood Post Office''; H.R. 5612, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 2886 Sandy Plains Road in Marietta, Georgia, as the ``Marine Lance Corporal Squire `Skip' Wells Post Office Building''. The following bills were ordered reported, as amended: H.R. 5037, H.R. 5033, and H.R. 4419. The following bills were ordered reported, without amendment: H.R. 2319, H.R. 5341, H.R. 5714, H.R. 5707, H.R. 5709, H.R. 5690, H.R. 5341, H.R. 5687, H.R. 4887, H.R. 5356, and H.R. 5612.

MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY WHISTLEBLOWER ACT; SENATE AMENDMENT TO THE HOUSE AMENDMENT TO A SENATE BILL TO REAUTHORIZE AND AMEND THE NATIONAL SEA GRANT COLLEGE PROGRAM ACT, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

Committee on Rules: Full Committee held a hearing on S. 304, the ``Motor Vehicle Safety Whistleblower Act''; and the Senate amendment to the House amendment to S. 764, to reauthorize and amend the National Sea Grant College Program Act, and for other purposes. The committee granted, by voice vote, a rule that provides for the consideration of the Senate amendment to the House amendment to S. 764. The rule makes in order a motion offered by the chair of the Committee on Agriculture or his designee that the House concur in the Senate amendment to the House Amendment to S. 764. The rule waives all points of order against consideration of the motion. The rule provides that the Senate amendment and the motion shall be considered as read. The rule provides one hour of debate on the motion equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Agriculture. Additionally, the rule grants a closed rule for S. 304. The rule provides one hour of 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 provides that an amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the text of Rules Committee Print 114–61 shall be considered as adopted and the bill, as amended, shall be considered as read. The rule waives all points of order against provisions in the bill, as amended. The rule provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions. Lastly, the rule waives clause 6(a) of rule XIII (requiring a two-thirds vote to consider a rule on the same day it is reported from the Rules Committee) against any resolution reported on the legislative day of July 14, 2016 or July 15, 2016. Testimony was heard from Chairman Conaway, and Representatives Pitts, Schakowsky, Black, and Peterson.

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ASTRONOMY, ASTROPHYSICS, AND ASTROBIOLOGY

Committee on Science, Space, and Technology: Subcommittee on Space; and Subcommittee on Research and Technology, held a joint hearing entitled ``Astronomy, Astrophysics, and Astrobiology''. Testimony was heard from Paul Hertz, Director, Astrophysics Division, National Aeronautics and Space Administration; Jim Ulvestad, Director, Division of Astronomical Sciences, National Science Foundation; and public witnesses.

READY FOR LIFTOFF: THE IMPORTANCE OF SMALL BUSINESSES IN THE NASA SUPPLY CHAIN

Committee on Small Business: Subcommittee on Agriculture, Energy and Trade held a hearing entitled ``Ready for Liftoff: The Importance of Small Businesses in the NASA Supply Chain''. Testimony was heard from public witnesses.

COAST GUARD ARCTIC IMPLEMENTATION CAPABILITIES

Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure: Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation held a hearing entitled ``Coast Guard Arctic Implementation Capabilities''. Testimony was heard from Admiral Charles Michel, Vice Commandant, U.S. Coast Guard; Allison Stiller, Principal Civilian Deputy to the Assistant Secretary of the Navy, Research, Development and Acquisition, U.S. Navy, Department of Defense; Jennifer Grover, Director, Homeland Security and Justice Issues, Government Accountability Office; and Ronald O'Rourke, Specialist in Naval Affairs, Congressional Research Service; and public witnesses.

RISING COSTS OF HEALTH INSURANCE PREMIUMS UNDER THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT

Committee on Ways and Means: Full Committee held a hearing on the rising costs of health insurance premiums under the Affordable Care Act. Testimony was heard from public witnesses.

Joint Meetings

ENCOURAGING ENTREPRENEURSHIP

Joint Economic Committee: Committee concluded a hearing to examine encouraging entrepreneurship, focusing on growing business, not bureaucracy, after receiving testimony from Tim Kane, Stanford University Hoover Institution, Stanford, California; Tom Walker, Rev1 Ventures, and Jamie Richardson, White Castle System, Inc., on behalf of the National Restaurant Association, both of Columbus, Ohio; and Carla Harris, Morgan Stanley, New York, New York, on behalf of the National Women's Business Council.

COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR WEDNESDAY,

JULY 13, 2016

(Committee meetings are open unless otherwise indicated)

Senate

Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development, to hold hearings to examine proposed budget estimates and justification for the nuclear cruise missile, 10:30 a.m., SD–138.

Subcommittee on Military Construction and Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies, to hold hearings to examine a review of the Department of Veterans Affairs' electronic health record (VistA), progress toward interoperability with the Department of Defense's electronic health record, and plans for the future, 10:30 a.m., SD–124.

Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development, to hold closed hearings to examine proposed budget estimates and justification for the nuclear cruise missile, 2:30 p.m., SVC–217.

Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation: Subcommittee on Space, Science, and Competitiveness, to hold hearings to examine NASA at a crossroads, focusing on reasserting American leadership in space exploration, 2:30 p.m., SR–253.

Committee on Energy and Natural Resources: business meeting to consider S. 718, to modify the boundary of Petersburg National Battlefield in the Commonwealth of Virginia, S. 814, to provide for the conveyance of certain Federal land in the State of Oregon to the Confederated Tribes of Coos, Lower Umpqua, and Siuslaw Indians, S. 815, to provide for the conveyance of certain Federal land in the State of Oregon to the Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Tribe of Indians, 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. 1167, to modify the boundaries of the Pole Creek Wilderness, the Owyhee River Wilderness, and the North Fork Owyhee Wilderness and to authorize the continued use of motorized vehicles for livestock monitoring, herding, and grazing in certain wilderness areas in the State of Idaho, S. 1448, to designate the Frank Moore Wild Steelhead Sanctuary in the State of Oregon, S. 1577, to amend the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act to designate certain segments of East Rosebud Creek in Carbon County, Montana, as components of the Wild and Scenic Rivers System, 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, to redesignate the Ocmulgee National Monument in the State of Georgia, to revise the boundary of that monument, S. 1699, to designate certain land administered by the Bureau of Land Management and the Forest Service in the State of Oregon as wilderness and national recreation areas and to make additional wild and scenic river designations in the State of Oregon, S. 1777, to amend the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act to authorize the Secretary of Agriculture to maintain or replace certain facilities and structures for commercial recreation services at Smith Gulch in Idaho, S. 1930, to adjust the boundary of the Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park to include the Wallis House and Harriston Hill, S. 1943, to modify the boundary of the Shiloh National Military Park located in the State of Tennessee and Mississippi, to establish Parker's Crossroads Battlefield as an affiliated area of the National Park System, S. 1993, to establish the 21st Century Conservation Service Corps to place youth and veterans in the United States in national service positions to protect, restore, and enhance the great outdoors of the United States, S. 2018, to convey, without consideration, the reversionary interests of the United States in and to certain non-Federal land in Glennallen, Alaska, S. 2087, to modify the boundary of the Fort Scott National Historic Site in the State of Kansas, S. 2177 and H.R. 959, bills to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a special resource study of the Medgar Evers House, located in Jackson, Mississippi, S. 2223, to transfer administrative jurisdiction over certain Bureau of Land Management land from the Secretary of the Interior to the Secretary of Veterans Affairs for inclusion in the Black Hills National Cemetery, S. 2309, to amend title 54, United States Code, to establish within the National Park Service the U.S. Civil Rights Network, S. 2360, to improve the administration of certain programs in the insular areas, S. 2379, to provide for the unencumbering of title to non-Federal land owned by the city of Tucson, Arizona, for purposes of economic development by conveyance of the Federal reversionary interest to the City, S. 2383, to withdraw certain Bureau of Land Management land in the State of Utah from all forms of public appropriation, to provide for the shared management of the withdrawn land by the Secretary of the Interior and the Secretary of the Air Force to facilitate enhanced weapons testing and pilot training, enhance public safety, and provide for continued public access to the withdrawn land, to provide for the exchange of certain Federal land and State land, S. 2412, to establish the Tule Lake National Historic Site in the State of California, S. 2524, to insure adequate use and access to the existing Bolts Ditch headgate and ditch segment within the Holy Cross Wilderness in Eagle County, Colorado, S. 2548, to establish the 400 Years of African-American History Commission, S. 2608, to authorize the Secretary of the Interior and the Secretary of Agriculture to place signage on Federal land along the trail known as the ``American Discovery Trail'', S. 2616, to modify certain cost-sharing and revenue provisions relating to the Arkansas Valley Conduit, Colorado, S. 2620, to facilitate the addition of park administration at the Coltsville National Historical Park, S. 2805, to modify the boundary of Voyageurs National Park in the State of Minnesota, 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, S. 2902, to provide for long-term water supplies, optimal use of existing water supply infrastructure, and protection of existing water rights, 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, S. 3028, to redesignate the Olympic Wilderness as the Daniel J. Evans Wilderness, H.R. 1289, to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to acquire approximately 44 acres of land in Martinez, California, H.R. 2288, to remove the use restrictions on certain land transferred to Rockingham County, Virginia, 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, H.R. 2615, to establish the Virgin Islands of the United States Centennial Commission, H.R. 2880, to redesignate the Martin Luther King, Junior, National Historic Site in the State of Georgia, 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, and 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, 9:30 a.m., SD–366.

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Committee on Finance: to hold hearings to examine the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015, focusing on ensuring successful implementation of physician payment reforms, 10 a.m., SD–215.

Subcommittee on Health Care, to hold hearings to examine Alzheimer's disease, focusing on the struggle for families and a looming crisis for Medicare, 2:30 p.m., SD–215.

Committee on Foreign Relations: Subcommittee on East Asia, the Pacific, and International Cybersecurity Policy, to hold hearings to examine United States policy options in the South China Sea; to be immediately followed by a Full Committee hearing to examine the nominations of Sung Y. Kim, of California, to be Ambassador to the Republic of the Philippines, Rena Bitter, of Texas, to be Ambassador to the Lao People's Democratic Republic, and Kamala Shirin Lakhdhir, of Connecticut, to be Ambassador to Malaysia, all of the Department of State, 10:30 a.m., SD–419.

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Subcommittee on Western Hemisphere, Transnational Crime, Civilian Security, Democracy, Human Rights, and Global Women's Issues, to hold hearings to examine Zika in the Western Hemisphere, focusing on risks and response, 2:30 p.m., SD–419.

Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions: to hold hearings to examine campus safety, focusing on improving prevention and response efforts, 2:45 p.m., SD–106.

Committee on the Judiciary: to hold hearings to examine the nominations of Lucy Haeran Koh, of California, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Ninth Circuit, Florence Y. Pan, to be United States District Judge for the District of Columbia, and Danny C. Reeves, of Kentucky, to be a Member of the United States Sentencing Commission, 10 a.m., SD–226.

Subcommittee on Crime and Terrorism, to hold hearings to examine researching the potential medical benefits and risks of marijuana, 2:30 p.m., SD–226.

House

Committee on Agriculture, Full Committee, hearing entitled ``Examining the CFTC's Proposed Rule: Regulation Automated Trading'', 10 a.m., 1300 Longworth.

Committee on Appropriations, Full Committee, markup on Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations Bill for FY 2017; and Report on the Revised Interim Suballocation of Budget Allocations for FY 2017, 10 a.m., 2359 Rayburn.

Committee on Armed Services, Subcommittee on Tactical Air and Land Forces, hearing entitled ``Air Dominance and the Critical Role of Fifth Generation Fighters'', 2 p.m., 2212 Rayburn.

Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, hearing entitled ``Oversight of the European Reassurance Initiative'', 3:30 p.m., 2118 Rayburn.

Committee on the Budget, Full Committee, hearing entitled ``Restoring the Trust for Americans at or Near Retirement'', 9:30 a.m., 210 Cannon.

Committee on Energy and Commerce, Full Committee, markup on H.R. 5510, the ``FTC Process and Transparency Reform Act of 2016''; H.R. 5111, the ``Consumer Review Fairness Act''; H.R. 5092, the ``Reinforcing American Made Products Act''; H.R. 5104, the ``Better Online Ticket Sales (BOTS) Act''; H.R. 1301, the ``Amateur Radio Parity Act of 2015''; H.R. 3299, the ``Strengthening Public Health Emergency Response Act of 2015''; H.R. 921, the ``Sports Medicine Licensure Clarity Act of 2015''; and H.R. 670, the ``Special Needs Trust Fairness Act of 2015'' (continued), 2 p.m., 2123 Rayburn.

Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy, hearing entitled ``Oversight of CERCLA Implementation'', 10 a.m., 2123 Rayburn.

Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade, hearing entitled ``Disrupter Series: Health Care Apps'', 10:15 a.m., 2322 Rayburn.

Committee on Financial Services, Full Committee, hearing entitled ``HUD Accountability'', 10 a.m., 2128 Rayburn.

Full Committee, markup on H.R. 5729, to prohibit the Secretary of the Treasury from issuing certain licenses in connection with the export or re-export of a commercial passenger aircraft to the Islamic Republic of Iran, to require annual reports by the Secretary of the Treasury and the Export-Import Bank on financing issues related to the sale or lease of such a commercial passenger aircraft or spare parts for such an aircraft, and for other purposes; 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, and for other purposes; and H.R. 5715, the ``No Ex-Im Assistance for Terrorism Act'', 2 p.m., 2128 Rayburn.

Committee on Foreign Affairs, Full Committee, hearing entitled ``Countering the Virtual Caliphate: The State Department's Performance'', 10 a.m., 2172 Rayburn.

Subcommittee on Europe, Eurasia, and Emerging Threats, hearing entitled ``Turkey's Democratic Decline'', 2 p.m., 2200 Rayburn.

Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations, hearing entitled ``The Castro Regime's Ongoing Violations of Civil and Political Rights'', 2 p.m., 2172 Rayburn.

Committee on Homeland Security, Subcommittee on Counterterrorism and Intelligence, hearing entitled ``Counterintelligence and Insider Threats: How Prepared Is the Department of Homeland Security?'', 10 a.m., 311 Cannon.

Committee on the Judiciary, Full Committee, markup on H.R. 68, the ``Juvenile Accountability Block Grant Reauthorization and the Bullying Prevention and Intervention Act of 2015''; and H.R. 4602, the ``Justice for All Reauthorization Act of 2016'', 11 a.m., 2237 Rayburn.

Committee on Natural Resources, Full Committee, markup on H.R. 1157, the ``Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Mission Indians Land Transfer Act of 2015''; H.R. 2333, to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to acquire certain property related to the Fort Scott National Historic Site in Fort Scott, Kansas; H.R. 2817, the ``National Historic Preservation Amendments Act of 2015''; H.R. 4576, the ``Ensuring Access to Pacific Fisheries Act''; H.R. 5468, to direct the Secretary of the Interior to allow for prepayment of repayment obligations under Repayment Contracts between the United States and the Weber Basin Water Conservancy District; H.R. 5577, the ``Innovation in Offshore Leasing Act''; S. 246, the ``Alyce Spotted Bear and Walter Soboleff Commission on Native Children Act''; and S. 1579, the ``Native American Tourism and Improving Visitor Experience Act'' (continued), 10 a.m., 1324 Longworth.

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Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources, hearing on H.R. 2663, the ``Public Land Renewable Energy Development Act of 2015'', 2 p.m., 1324 Longworth.

Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, Full Committee, hearing entitled ``Oversight of the FDIC Application Process'', 10 a.m., 2154 Rayburn.

Subcommittee on Information Technology; and Subcommittee on National Security, joint hearing entitled ``Digital Acts of War: Evolving the Cybersecurity Conversation'', 1 p.m., 2154 Rayburn.

Subcommittee on Health Care, Benefits and Administrative Rules, hearing entitled ``From Premium Increases to Failing Co-ops: An Obamacare Checkup'', 2 p.m., 2247 Rayburn.

Committee on Veterans' Affairs, Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs, hearing entitled ``TBI Claims: VA's Failure to Provide Adequate Examinations'', 10 a.m., 334 Cannon.

Committee on Ways and Means, Subcommittee on Trade, hearing entitled ``Expanding U.S. Digital Trade and Eliminating Barriers to U.S. Digital Exports'', 10 a.m., 1100 Longworth.

Full Committee, markup on H.R. 5659, the ``Expanding Seniors Receiving Dialysis Choice Act of 2016''; H.R. 5713, the ``Sustaining Healthcare Integrity and Fair Treatment Act of 2016''; H.R. 3608, to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to exempt amounts paid for aircraft management services from the excise taxes imposed on transportation by air; H.R. 5320, the ``Social Security Must Avert Identity Loss (MAIL) Act of 2016''; H.R. 711, the ``Equal Treatment of Public Servants Act of 2015'', 2 p.m., 1100 Longworth.

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Next Meeting of the
SENATE

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

Senate Chamber

Program for Wednesday: Senate will continue consideration of the conference report to accompany S. 524, Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act, and vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the conference report to accompany the bill at 11 a.m.

Following disposition of the conference report to accompany S. 524, Senate will begin consideration of the House message to accompany H.R. 636, Federal Aviation Administration Reauthorization Act, and vote on the House message to accompany the bill at approximately 1:45 p.m.

Next Meeting of the
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

10 a.m., Wednesday, July 13

House Chamber

Program for Wednesday: Consideration of S. 304--``Conscience Protection Act of 2016 (Subject to a Rule). Consideration of H.R. 5119--No 2 H2O from Iran Act. Complete consideration of H.R. 558--Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2017.






Extensions of Remarks, as inserted in this issue







HOUSE


Aderholt, Robert B., Ala., E1092

Brady, Kevin, Tex., E1089

Buchanan, Vern, Fla., E1091

Bustos, Cheri, Ill., E1092

Coffman, Mike, Colo., E1089

Donovan, Daniel M., Jr, N.Y., E1094

Duffy, Sean, P., Wisc., E1093

Eshoo, Anna G., Calif., E1090

Garamendi, John, Calif., E1087

Graham, Gwen, Fla., E1092

Grayson, Alan, Fla., E1087, E1088, E1089, E1090, E1091, E1092, E1094

Gutiérrez, Luis V., Ill., E1095

Herrera Beutler, Jaime, Wash., E1095

Hudson, Richard, N.C., E1089

Jackson Lee, Sheila, Tex., E1095

Katko, John, N.Y., E1090

Larsen, Rick, Wash., E1087

Lipinski, Daniel, Ill., E1093

Meadows, Mark, N.C., E1089, E1094

Murphy, Tim, Pa., E1089

Norton, Eleanor Holmes, The District of Columbia, E1090, E1095

Olson, Pete, Tex., E1090

Pingree, Chellie, Me., E1088

Pompeo, Mike, Kans., E1090

Scott, Austin, Ga., E1088, E1094

Sewell, Terri A., Ala., E1087

Stefanik, Elise M., N.Y., E1094

Thompson, Mike, Calif., E1088 

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