Daily Digest

Monday, September 26, 2016

Daily Digest

Senate

Chamber Action

Routine Proceedings, pages S6071–S6089

Measures Introduced: Two bills and seven resolutions were introduced, as follows: S. 3393–3394, and S. Res. 573–579.
Pages S6080–81

Measures Reported:

Special Report entitled ``Further Revised Allocation to Subcommittees of Budget Totals For Fiscal Years 2016 and 2017''. (S. Rept. No. 114–358)

H.R. 4742, to authorize the National Science Foundation to support entrepreneurial programs for women.

H.R. 4755, to inspire women to enter the aerospace field, including science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, through mentorship and outreach.
Page S6080

Measures Passed:

Coordinated Ocean Monitoring and Research Act: Senate passed S. 1886, to reauthorize the Integrated Coastal and Ocean Observation System Act of 2009, after agreeing to the committee amendment in the nature of a substitute.
Pages S6085–88


National Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Day: Senate agreed to S. Res. 573, designating October 8, 2016, as ``National Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Day''.
Pages S6088–89


Hispanic Heritage Month: Senate agreed to S. Res. 574, recognizing Hispanic Heritage Month and celebrating the heritage and culture of Latinos in the United States and the immense contributions of Latinos and Latinas to the United States.
Page S6089


National Retirement Security Week: Senate agreed to S. Res. 575, supporting the goals and ideals of National Retirement Security Week, including raising public awareness of the various tax-preferred retirement vehicles, increasing personal financial literacy, and engaging the people of the United States on the keys to success in achieving and maintaining retirement security throughout their lifetimes.
Page S6089


National Dyslexia Awareness Month: Senate agreed to S. Res. 576, calling on Congress, schools, and State and local educational agencies to recognize the significant educational implications of dyslexia that must be addressed and designating October 2016 as ``National Dyslexia Awareness Month''.
Page S6089


Alaska Federation of Natives 50th Anniversary: Senate agreed to S. Res. 577, commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Alaska Federation of Natives.
Page S6089

Measures Considered:

Legislative Branch Appropriations Act--Agreement: Senate resumed consideration of H.R. 5325, making appropriations for the Legislative Branch for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2017, taking action on the following amendments and motions proposed thereto:
Pages S6075–76

Pending:

McConnell (for Cochran) Amendment No. 5082, in the nature of a substitute.
Page S6075

McConnell Amendment No. 5083 (to Amendment No. 5082), to change the enactment date.
Page S6075

McConnell Amendment No. 5084 (to Amendment No. 5083), of a perfecting nature.
Page S6075

McConnell Amendment No. 5085 (to the language proposed to be stricken by Amendment No. 5082), to change the enactment date.
Page S6075

McConnell Amendment No. 5086 (to Amendment No. 5085), of a perfecting nature.
Page S6075

McConnell motion to commit the bill to the Committee on Appropriations, with instructions, McConnell Amendment No. 5087, to change the enactment date.
Page S6075

McConnell Amendment No. 5088 (to (the instructions) Amendment No. 5087), of a perfecting nature.
Page S6075

McConnell Amendment No. 5089 (to Amendment No. 5088), of a perfecting nature.
Page S6075

A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing for further consideration of the bill at approximately 10 a.m., on Tuesday, September 27, 2016.
Page S6089

Veto Messages:

Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act Veto Message--Agreement: Senate began consideration of the veto message on S. 2040, to deter terrorism, provide justice for victims.
Pages S6071–72

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A unanimous-consent-time agreement was reached providing that notwithstanding the provisions of rule XXII, the veto message be held at the desk, and at a time to be determined by the Majority Leader, in consultation with the Democratic Leader, on Wednesday, September 28, 2016, Senate proceed to the veto message on the bill, and that there be two hours of debate, divided between the Leaders, or their designees; and that upon the use or yielding back of that time, Senate vote on passage of the bill, the objections of the President to the contrary notwithstanding, with no intervening action or debate.
Page S6072

Appointments:

Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation: The Chair, on behalf of the Democratic Leader, pursuant to Public Law 99–661, appointed the following individual to be a member of the Board of Trustees of the Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation: Senator Reed.
Page S6089


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

Transmitting, pursuant to the Constitution, the report of the veto of S. 2040, the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act, received during adjournment of the Senate on September 23, 2016; ordered to be printed in the Record, spread in full upon the Journal, and held at the desk. (PM–56)
Pages S6078–79


Messages from the House:
Page S6080


Measures Referred:
Page S6080


Additional Cosponsors:
Pages S6081–82


Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:
Pages S6082–85


Additional Statements:
Page S6078


Amendments Submitted:
Page S6085


Adjournment: Senate convened at 3 p.m. and adjourned at 5:27 p.m., until 10 a.m. on Tuesday, September 27, 2016. (For Senate's program, see the remarks of the Majority Leader in today's Record on page S6089.)

Committee Meetings

(Committees not listed did not meet)

No committee meetings were held.

House of Representatives

Chamber Action


Public Bills and Resolutions Introduced: 10 public bills, H.R. 6164–6173; and 4 resolutions, H. Con. Res. 162; and H. Res. 891, 894–895 were introduced.
Pages H5912–13


Additional Cosponsors:
Pages H5913–14


Reports Filed: Reports were filed today as follows:

H.R. 1877, to amend section 520J of the Public Health Service Act to authorize grants for mental health first aid training programs, with an amendment (H. Rept. 114–786);

H.R. 3537, to amend the Controlled Substances Act to clarify how controlled substance analogues are to be regulated, and for other purposes, with amendments (H. Rept. 114–787, Part 1);

H.R. 5460, to amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to establish a review process to review applications for certain grants to purchase equipment or systems that do not meet or exceed any applicable national voluntary consensus standards, and for other purposes, with an amendment (H. Rept. 114–788);

H.R. 3779, to restrict the inclusion of social security account numbers on documents sent by mail by the Federal Government, and for other purposes (H. Rept. 114–789);

H. Res. 892, providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 5303) to provide for improvements to the rivers and harbors of the United States, to provide for the conservation and development of water and related resources, and for other purposes; providing for consideration of motions to suspend the rules; 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. 114–790); and

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H. Res. 893, providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 954) to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to exempt from the individual mandate certain individuals who had coverage under a terminated qualified health plan funded through the Consumer Operated and Oriented Plan (CO–OP) program (H. Rept. 114–791).
Page H5912


Speaker: Read a letter from the Speaker wherein he appointed Representative Thornberry to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.–
Page H5869


Recess: The House recessed at 12:01 p.m. and reconvened at 2 p.m.
Page H5869


Suspensions: The House agreed to suspend the rules and pass the following measures:
Mental Health First Aid Act: H.R. 1877, amended, to amend section 520J of the Public Health Service Act to authorize grants for mental health first aid training programs;
Pages H5870–71


Synthetic Drug Control Act: H.R. 3537, amended, to amend the Controlled Substances Act to clarify how controlled substance analogues are to be regulated, by a 2/3 yea-and-nay vote of 258 yeas to 101 nays, Roll No. 557;
Pages H5871–74, H5893

Agreed to amend the title so as to read: ``To amend the Controlled Substances Act to add certain synthetic substances to schedule I, and for other purposes.''
Page H5893


Clarification of Treatment of Electronic Sales of Livestock Act of 2016: H.R. 5883, amended, to amend the Packers and Stockyards Act, 1921, to clarify the duties relating to services furnished in connection with the buying or selling of livestock in commerce through online, video, or other electronic methods;
Pages H5874–75


National Forest System Trails Stewardship Act: H.R. 845, amended, to direct the Secretary of Agriculture to publish in the Federal Register a strategy to significantly increase the role of volunteers and partners in National Forest System trail maintenance;
Pages H5875–78


Transit Security Grant Program Flexibility Act: H.R. 5943, amended, to amend the Implementing Recommendations of the 9/11 Commission Act of 2007 to clarify certain allowable uses of funds for public transportation security assistance grants and establish periods of performance for such grants;
Pages H5878–79


First Responder Access to Innovative Technologies Act: H.R. 5460, amended, to amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to establish a review process to review applications for certain grants to purchase equipment or systems that do not meet or exceed any applicable national voluntary consensus standards;
Pages H5879–80


Cyber Preparedness Act of 2016: H.R. 5459, amended, to amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to enhance preparedness and response capabilities for cyber attacks, and bolster the dissemination of homeland security information related to cyber threats;
Pages H5880–81


Securing our Agriculture and Food Act: H.R. 5346, amended, to amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to make the Assistant Secretary of Homeland Security for Health Affairs responsible for coordinating the efforts of the Department of Homeland Security related to food, agriculture, and veterinary defense against terrorism;
Pages H5881–83


Restricting the inclusion of social security account numbers on documents sent by mail by the Federal Government: H.R. 3779, amended, to restrict the inclusion of social security account numbers on documents sent by mail by the Federal Government;
Pages H5883–85


Designating the Federal building and United States courthouse located at 300 Fannin Street in Shreveport, Louisiana, as the ``Tom Stagg Federal Building and United States Courthouse'': S. 2754, amended, to designate the Federal building and United States courthouse located at 300 Fannin Street in Shreveport, Louisiana, as the ``Tom Stagg Federal Building and United States Courthouse'';
Page H5885

Agreed to amend the title so as to read: ``To designate the Federal building and United States courthouse located at 300 Fannin Street in Shreveport, Louisiana, as the `Tom Stagg United States Court House'.''.
Page H5885


Designating the Federal building and United States courthouse located at 511 East San Antonio Avenue in El Paso, Texas, as the ``R.E. Thomason Federal Building and United States Courthouse'': H.R. 5873, to designate the Federal building and United States courthouse located at 511 East San Antonio Avenue in El Paso, Texas, as the ``R.E. Thomason Federal Building and United States Courthouse'';
Pages H5886–87


Vet Connect Act of 2016: H.R. 5162, to amend title 38, United States Code, to authorize the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to disclose to non-Department of Veterans Affairs health care providers certain medical records of veterans who receive health care from such providers;
Pages H5887–88


No Veterans Crisis Line Call Should Go Unanswered Act: H.R. 5392, to direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to improve the Veterans Crisis Line, by a 2/3 yea-and-nay vote of 357 yeas with none voting ``nay'', Roll No. 558;
Pages H5888–91 H5893–94


Veterans Emergency Treatment Act: H.R. 3216, to amend title 38, United States Code, to clarify the emergency hospital care furnished by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to certain veterans;
Pages H5891–92


Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Amendments Act of 2016: H.R. 5978, amended, to amend title 14, United States Code, to clarify the functions of the Chief Acquisition Officer of the Coast Guard; and
Pages H5894–H5905


Naming the Department of Veterans Affairs temporary lodging facility in Indianapolis, Indiana, as the ``Dr. Otis Bowen Veteran House'': H.R. 5509, to name the Department of Veterans Affairs temporary lodging facility in Indianapolis, Indiana, as the ``Dr. Otis Bowen Veteran House''.
Pages H5905–06


Quorum Calls--Votes: Two yea-and-nay votes developed during the proceedings of today and appear on pages H5893, H5893–94. There were no quorum calls.–––––––––––––––

Adjournment: The House met at 12 noon and adjourned at 8:29 p.m.

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Committee Meetings

THE ULTIMATE CIVIL RIGHT: EXAMINING THE HYDE AMENDMENT AND THE BORN ALIVE INFANTS PROTECTION ACT

Committee on the Judiciary: Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice held a hearing on September 23, 2016, entitled ``The Ultimate Civil Right: Examining the Hyde Amendment and the Born Alive Infants Protection Act''. Testimony was heard from public witnesses.

VACANT FEDERAL PROPERTIES

Committee on Oversight and Government Reform: Subcommittee on Transportation and Public Assets held a hearing on September 23, 2016, entitled ``Vacant Federal Properties''. Testimony was heard from David Mader, Controller, Office of Management and Budget; Gregory Parham, Assistant Secretary for Administration, Department of Agriculture; Michael Gelber, Deputy Commissioner, Public Buildings Service, General Services Administration; and David Wise, Director, Physical Infrastructure, Government Accountability Office.

REVIEWING THE TENNESSEE VALLEY AUTHORITY'S PROHIBITION ON HOUSEBOATS

Committee on Oversight and Government Reform: Subcommittee on Government Operations held a hearing on September 23, 2016, entitled ``Reviewing the Tennessee Valley Authority's Prohibition on Houseboats''. Testimony was heard from William ``Bill'' D. Johnson, President and CEO, Tennessee Valley Authority; David Monteith, Vice Chairman, Swain County Board of Commissioners; and public witnesses.

WATER RESOURCES DEVELOPMENT ACT OF 2016; CO-OP CONSUMER PROTECTION ACT OF 2016

Committee on Rules: Full Committee held a hearing on H.R. 5303, the ``Water Resources Development Act of 2016''; and H.R. 954, the ``CO-OP Consumer Protection Act of 2016''. The committee granted, by voice vote, a closed rule for H.R. 954. The rule provides one hour of debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Ways and Means. The rule waives all points of order against consideration of the bill. The rule provides that the amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on Ways and Means now printed in the bill shall be considered as adopted and the bill, as amended, shall be considered as read. The rule waives all points of order against provisions in the bill, as amended. The rule provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions. The Committee granted, by voice vote, a structured rule for H.R. 5303. The rule provides one hour of general debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. The rule waives all points of order against consideration of the bill. The rule makes in order as original text for purpose of amendment an amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the text of Rules Committee Print 114–65 and provides that it shall be considered as read. The rule waives all points of order against that amendment in the nature of a substitute. The rule makes in order only those further amendments printed in the Rules Committee report. Each such amendment may be offered only in the order printed in the report, may be offered only by a Member designated in the report, shall be considered as read, shall be debatable for the time specified in the report equally divided and controlled by the proponent and an opponent, shall not be subject to amendment, and shall not be subject to a demand for division of the question. The rule waives all points of order against the amendments printed in the report. The rule provides that no further consideration of the bill shall be in order except pursuant to a subsequent order of the House. Additionally, the rule provides that it shall be in order at any time on the legislative day of September 29, 2016, or September 30, 2016, for the Speaker to entertain motions that the House suspend the rules 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. 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 through the legislative day of September 30, 2016, relating to a measure making or continuing appropriations for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2017. Testimony was heard from Chairman Brady of Texas, Chairman Shuster, and Representatives Levin, Smith of Nebraska, Farenthold, Ribble, Boustany, Al Green of Texas, Cramer, Kildee, McKinley, and Veasey.

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Joint Meetings

MOLDOVA

Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe: On Thursday, September 22, 2016, Commission received a briefing on Moldova at a crossroads from William Hill, National Defense University, Department of Defense; and Matthew Rojansky, Woodrow Wilson Center, Washington, D.C.

NEW PUBLIC LAWS

(For last listing of Public Laws, see Daily Digest, p. D875)

H.R. 3969, to designate the Department of Veterans Affairs community-based outpatient clinic in Laughlin, Nevada, as the ``Master Chief Petty Officer Jesse Dean VA Clinic''. Signed on September 23, 2016. (Public Law 114–220)

S. 1579, to enhance and integrate Native American tourism, empower Native American communities, increase coordination and collaboration between Federal tourism assets, and expand heritage and cultural tourism opportunities in the United States. Signed on September 23, 2016. (Public Law 114–221)

COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2016

(Committee meetings are open unless otherwise indicated)

Senate

Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation: to hold an oversight hearing to examine the Federal Trade Commission, 10 a.m., SR–253.

Committee on Foreign Relations: business meeting to consider the nominations of Christopher Coons, of Delaware, and Ronald H. Johnson, of Wisconsin, both to be a Representative of the United States of America to the Seventy-first Session of the General Assembly of the United Nations, and 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, Kamala Shirin Lakhdhir, of Connecticut, to be Ambassador to Malaysia, W. Stuart Symington, of Missouri, to be Ambassador to the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Andrew Robert Young, of California, to be Ambassador to Burkina Faso, Joseph R. Donovan Jr., of Virginia, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Indonesia, and a routine list in the Foreign Service, all of the Department of State, Time to be announced, S–216, Capitol.

Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs: to hold hearings to examine fifteen years after 9/11, focusing on threats to the homeland, 10 a.m., SD–342.

Select Committee on Intelligence: to hold hearings to examine certain intelligence matters, 10 a.m., SH–216.

House

Committee on Armed Services. Subcommittee on Strategic Forces, hearing entitled ``National Security Space: 21st Century Challenges, 20th Century Organization'', 3:30 p.m., 2118 Rayburn.

Committee on Energy and Commerce, Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, hearing entitled ``Bioresearch Labs and Inactivation of Dangerous Pathogens'', 2 p.m., 2322 Rayburn.

Committee on Financial Services, Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit, hearing entitled ``Examining Legislative Proposals to Address Consumer Access to Mainstream Banking Services'', 10 a.m., 2128 Rayburn.

Subcommittee on Monetary Policy and Trade, hearing entitled ``The Financial Stability Board's Implications for U.S. Growth and Competitiveness'', 2 p.m., 2128 Rayburn.

Committee on Foreign Affairs, Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation, and Trade, markup on H.R. 3693, the ``IRGC Terrorist Sanctions Act of 2015''; and hearing entitled ``Libya's Terrorist Descent: Causes and Solutions'', 2 p.m., 2200 Rayburn.

Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific, hearing entitled ``The U.S.-Republic of Korea-Japan Trilateral Relationship: Promoting Mutual Interests in Asia'', 2 p.m., 2172 Rayburn.

Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security, hearing entitled ``New Orleans: How the Crescent City Became a Sanctuary City'', 10 a.m., 2237 Rayburn.

Committee on Rules, Full Committee, hearing on H.R. 6094, the ``Regulatory Relief for Small Businesses, Schools, and Nonprofits Act'', 3 p.m., H–313 Capitol.

Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, Subcommittee on Space, hearing entitled ``Are We Losing the Space Race to China?'', 10 a.m., 2318 Rayburn.

Committee on Small Business, Subcommittee on Investigations, Oversight and Regulations, hearing entitled ``Opportunity Rising: The FAA's New Regulatory Framework for Commercial Drone Operations'', 11 a.m., 2360 Rayburn.

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Committee on Veterans' Affairs, Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs, hearing entitled ``Investigating How VA Improperly Paid Millions to Incarcerated Veterans'', 10:30 a.m., 334 Cannon.

Committee on Ways and Means, Subcommittee on Trade, hearing entitled ``Effective Enforcement of U.S. Trade Laws'', 10 a.m., 1100 Longworth.

CONGRESSIONAL PROGRAM AHEAD

Week of September 27 through September 30, 2016

Senate Chamber

On Tuesday, at approximately 10 a.m., Senate will continue consideration of H.R. 5325, Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, and vote on the motion to invoke cloture on McConnell (for Cochran) Amendment No. 5082, at 2:15 p.m. If cloture is not invoked on McConnell (for Cochran) Amendment No. 5082, Senate will vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the bill.

On Wednesday, Senate will resume consideration of the veto message on S. 2040, Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act, and vote on passage of the bill.

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

Senate Committees

(Committee meetings are open unless otherwise indicated)

Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation: September 27, to hold an oversight hearing to examine the Federal Trade Commission, 10 a.m., SR–253.

Committee on Foreign Relations: September 27, business meeting to consider the nominations of Christopher Coons, of Delaware, and Ronald H. Johnson, of Wisconsin, both to be a Representative of the United States of America to the Seventy-first Session of the General Assembly of the United Nations, and 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, Kamala Shirin Lakhdhir, of Connecticut, to be Ambassador to Malaysia, W. Stuart Symington, of Missouri, to be Ambassador to the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Andrew Robert Young, of California, to be Ambassador to Burkina Faso, Joseph R. Donovan Jr., of Virginia, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Indonesia, and a routine list in the Foreign Service, all of the Department of State, Time to be announced, S–216, Capitol.

September 28, Subcommittee on East Asia, the Pacific, and International Cybersecurity Policy, to hold hearings to examine the persistent threat of North Korea and developing an effective United States response, 10 a.m., SD–419.

September 29, Full Committee, to hold hearings to examine the regional impact of the Syria conflict, focusing on Syria, Turkey, and Iraq, 10 a.m., SD–419.

Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs: September 27, to hold hearings to examine fifteen years after 9/11, focusing on threats to the homeland, 10 a.m., SD–342.

September 29, Subcommittee on Regulatory Affairs and Federal Management, to hold hearings to examine understanding the Millennial perspective in deciding to pursue and remain in Federal employment, 10 a.m., SD–342.

Committee on Judiciary: September 28, Subcommittee on Immigration and the National Interest, to hold an oversight hearing to examine the Administration's fiscal year 2017 refugee resettlement program, 10 a.m., SD–226.

Select Committee on Intelligence: September 27, to hold hearings to examine certain intelligence matters, 10 a.m., SH–216.

House Committees

Committee on Armed Services, September 28, Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities, hearing entitled ``Department of Defense Laboratories: Innovation through Science and Engineering in Support of Military Operations'', 2 p.m., 2212 Rayburn.

Committee on Financial Services, September 28, Full Committee, hearing entitled ``Semi-Annual Testimony on the Federal Reserve's Supervision and Regulation of the Financial System'', 10 a.m., 2128 Rayburn.

September 28, Subcommittee on Housing and Insurance, hearing entitled ``The Impact of US–EU Dialogues on U.S. Insurance Markets'', 2 p.m., 2128 Rayburn.

September 29, Full Committee, hearing entitled ``Holding Wall Street Accountable: Investigating Wells Fargo's Opening of Unauthorized Customer Accounts'', 10 a.m., 2128 Rayburn.

Committee on Foreign Affairs, September 29, Full Committee, hearing entitled ``Advancing U.S. Interests in Latin America and the Caribbean'', 10 a.m., 2172 Rayburn.

Committee on the Judiciary, September 28, Full Committee, hearing entitled ``Oversight of the Federal Bureau of Investigation'', 9 a.m., 2154 Rayburn.

September 29, Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform, Commercial and Antitrust Law, hearing entitled ``Ongoing Oversight: Monitoring the Activities of the Justice Department's Civil, Tax and Environment and Natural Resources Divisions and the U.S. Trustee Program'', 10 a.m., 2237 Rayburn.

Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, September 28, Subcommittee on Information Technology, hearing entitled ``Cybersecurity: Ensuring the Integrity of the Ballot Box'', 2 p.m., 2154 Rayburn.

September 29, Full Committee, hearing entitled ``Document Production Status Update, Part III'', 9 a.m., 2154 Rayburn.

September 29, Subcommittee on Government Operations, hearing entitled ``2020 Census: Outcomes of the 2016 Site Test'', 2 p.m., 2154 Rayburn.

Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, September 29, Subcommittee on Research and Technology, hearing entitled ``Academic Research Regulatory Relief: A Review of New Recommendations'', 10 a.m., 2318 Rayburn.

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Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, September 28, Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings, and Emergency Management, hearing entitled ``Department of Veterans Affairs Leases: Is the VA Over-Paying for Leased Medical Facilities?'', 10:30 a.m., 2253 Rayburn.

Committee on Ways and Means, September 28, Subcommittee on Oversight, hearing on health care fraud investigations, 10 a.m., 1100 Longworth.

Joint Meetings

Joint Economic Committee: September 28, to hold hearings to examine an assessment of the economic recovery, 2:30 p.m., SH–216.

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Next Meeting of the
SENATE

10 a.m., Tuesday, September 27

Senate Chamber

Program for Tuesday: Senate will continue consideration of H.R. 5325, Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, and vote on the motion to invoke cloture on McConnell (for Cochran) Amendment No. 5082, at 2:15 p.m. If cloture is not invoked on McConnell (for Cochran) Amendment No. 5082, Senate will vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the bill.

(Senate will recess from 12:30 p.m. until 2:15 p.m. for their respective party conferences.)

Next Meeting of the
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

10 a.m., Tuesday, September 27

House Chamber

Program for Tuesday: Consideration of H.R. 5303--Water Resources Development Act of 2016 (Subject to a Rule). Consideration of measures under suspension of the rules.

Extensions of Remarks, as inserted in this issue







HOUSE


Barton, Joe, Tex., E1357

Carter, Earl L. ``Buddy'', Ga., E1357

Collins, Doug, Ga., E1355

Crawford, Eric A. ``Rick``, Ark., E1363

DeSaulnier, Mark, Calif., E1364

DelBene, Suzan K., Wash., E1355

Dingell, Debbie, Mich., E1364

Dold, Robert J., Ill., E1360

Ellison, Keith, Minn., E1356

Gutiérrez, Luis V., Ill., E1360

Kaptur, Marcy, Ohio, E1358

Larson, John B., Conn., E1362

Loebsack, David, Iowa, E1356

Lowey, Nita M., N.Y., E1361

Luján, Ben Ray, N.M., E1358

Maloney, Carolyn B., N.Y., E1360

Maloney, Sean Patrick, N.Y., E1355

Neal, Richard E., Mass., E1363

Nolan, Richard M., Minn. E1356, E1358, E1361

Norton, Eleanor Holmes, The District of Columbia, E1361

Poe, Ted, Tex., E1357, E1359, E1360

Polis, Jared, Colo., E1355

Rokita, Todd, Ind., E1356, E1358, E1359

Roskam, Peter J., Ill., E1357

Scott, David, Ga., E1362

Smith, Adam, Wash., E1359, E1362

Smith, Jason, Mo., E1359

Stefanik, Elise M., N.Y., E1357, E1358

Thompson, Mike, Calif., E1357, E1361

Walters, Mimi, Calif., E1359

Young, David, Iowa, E1362, E1363, E1363, E1363, E1364, E1364, E1364, E1365, E1365, E1365

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