Daily Digest

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Daily Digest

Senate

Chamber Action

Routine Proceedings, pages S6251–S6287

Measures Introduced: Nine bills and twenty-five resolutions were introduced, as follows: S. 3460–3468, S. Res. 590–613, and S. Con. Res. 55.
Pages S6266–67

Measures Reported:

S. 2763, to provide the victims of Holocaust-era persecution and their heirs a fair opportunity to recover works of art confiscated or misappropriated by the Nazis, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute.
Page S6266

Measures Passed:

Gullah/Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor Commission: Senate passed H.R. 3004, to amend the Gullah/Geechee Cultural Heritage Act to extend the authorization for the Gullah/Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor Commission.
Page S6255


Bathrooms Accessible in Every Situation Act: Senate passed H.R. 5147, to amend title 40, United States Code, to require restrooms in public buildings to be equipped with baby changing facilities.
Pages S6255–56


Clarification of Treatment of Electronic Sales of Livestock Act: Senate passed H.R. 5883, to amend the Packers and Stockyards Act, 1921, to clarify the duties relating to services furnished in connection with the buying or selling of livestock in commerce through online, video, or other electronic methods.
Page S6256


Randy D. Doub United States Courthouse: Committee on Environment and Public Works was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 3937, to designate the building utilized as a United States courthouse located at 150 Reade Circle in Greenville, North Carolina, as the ``Randy D. Doub United States Courthouse'', and the bill was then passed.
Page S6256


National Gallery of Art 75th Anniversary: Committee on Rules and Administration was discharged from further consideration of S. Res. 527, recognizing the 75th anniversary of the opening of the National Gallery of Art, and the resolution was then agreed to.
Page S6256


Lights On Afterschool: Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions was discharged from further consideration of S. Res. 578, supporting Lights On Afterschool, a national celebration of afterschool programs held on October 20, 2016, and the resolution was then agreed to.
Page S6256


National Case Management Week: Senate agreed to S. Res. 591, designating the week of October 9 through October 15, 2016, as ``National Case Management Week'' to recognize the role of case management in improving health care outcomes for patients.
Pages S6256–57


Sickle Cell Disease Awareness Month: Senate agreed to S. Res. 592, expressing support for the designation of the month of September 2016 as ``Sickle Cell Disease Awareness Month'' in order to educate communities across the United States about sickle cell disease and the need for research, early detection methods, effective treatments, and preventative care programs with respect to sickle cell disease.
Pages S6256–57


National Falls Prevention Awareness Day: Senate agreed to S. Res. 593, designating September 22, 2016, as ``National Falls Prevention Awareness Day'' to raise awareness and encourage the prevention of falls among older adults.
Pages S6256–57


National Animal Rescue Day: Senate agreed to S. Res. 594, expressing support for designation of the third Saturday in October 2016 as ``National Animal Rescue Day'' to create awareness of and educate individuals on the importance of adoption of animals, to create a humane environment for any pet, and to encourage animal adoptions throughout the United States.
Pages S6256–57


Grant Assurances: Senate passed H.R. 5944, to amend title 49, United States Code, with respect to certain grant assurances.
Page S6284


Omnibus Territories Act: Senate passed S. 2360, to improve the administration of certain programs in the insular areas, after agreeing to the committee amendment.
Pages S6284–85


United States Appreciation for Olympians and Paralympians Act: Senate passed H.R. 5946, to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to exclude from gross income any prizes or awards won in competition in the Olympic Games or the Paralympic Games.
Page S6285


White Mountain Apache Tribe Water Rights Quantification Act: Senate passed S. 2959, to amend the White Mountain Apache Tribe Water Rights Quantification Act of 2010 to clarify the use of amounts in the WMAT Settlement Fund, after agreeing to the committee amendments.
Page S6285


Nevada Native Nations Land Act: Senate passed H.R. 2733, to require the Secretary of the Interior to take land into trust for certain Indian tribes.
Page S6285


Women in Coast Guard Academy 40th Anniversary: Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation was discharged from further consideration of S. Res. 579, recognizing the 40th Anniversary of the first class of women admitted to the Coast Guard Academy, and the resolution was then agreed to.
Page S6286


National Adult Education and Family Literacy Week: Senate agreed to S. Res. 600, designating the week of September 26 through 30, 2016, as ``National Adult Education and Family Literacy Week''.
Page S6286


National Dystonia Awareness Month: Senate agreed to S. Res. 601, designating September 2016 as ``National Dystonia Awareness Month'' and raising awareness and understanding of the disorder of dystonia.
Page S6286


Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences: Senate agreed to S. Con. Res. 55, commemorating the 100th anniversary of the 1916 opening of the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and the 2016 opening of the new Texas A&M Veterinary & Biomedical Education complex in College Station, Texas.
Page S6286


Adjournment Resolution: Senate agreed to H. Con. Res. 166, providing for a conditional adjournment of the House of Representatives.
Page S6286


PROTECT Patrimony Resolution: Senate agreed to H. Con. Res. 122, supporting efforts to stop the theft, illegal possession or sale, transfer, and export of tribal cultural items of American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians in the United States and internationally, after agreeing to the following amendments proposed thereto:
Pages S6286–87

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Fischer (for Udall) Amendment No. 5106, in the nature of a substitute.
Page S6287

Fischer (for Udall) Amendment No. 5107, to strike the preamble.
Page S6287


House Messages:
Alyce Spotted Bear and Walter Soboleff Commission on Native Children Act: Senate concurred in the House amendment to S. 246, to establish the Alyce Spotted Bear and Walter Soboleff Commission on Native Children.
Page S6286


Authority for Committees--Agreement: A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that notwithstanding the Senate's adjournment, committees be authorized to report legislative and executive matters on Thursday, October 27, 2016, from 10 a.m. to 12 noon.
Page S6286


Authorizing Leadership to Make Appointments--Agreement: A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that notwithstanding the upcoming adjournment of the Senate, the President of the Senate, the President pro tempore, and the Majority and Minority Leaders be authorized to make appointments to commissions, committees, boards, conferences, or interparliamentary conferences authorized by law, by concurrent action of the two Houses, or by order of the Senate.
Page S6286


Signing Authority--Agreement: A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that the junior Senator from Louisiana be authorized to sign duly enrolled bills or joint resolutions on Thursday, September 29, 2016, through Monday, November 14, 2016.
Page S6286


Pro Forma Sessions--Agreement: A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that the Senate adjourn, to then convene for pro forma sessions only, with no business being conducted on the following dates and times, and that following each pro forma session, the Senate adjourn until the next pro forma session: Monday, October 3, 2016 at 10:30 a.m.; Thursday, October 6, 2016 at 10:30 a.m.; Friday, October 7, 2016 at 2 p.m.; Tuesday, October 11, 2016 at 9 a.m.; Thursday, October 13, 2016 at 2 p.m.; Monday, October 17, 2016 at 11 a.m.; Thursday, October 20, 2016 at 3 p.m.; Monday, October 24, 2016 at 10:30 a.m.; Thursday, October 27, 2016 at 10:30 a.m.; Monday, October 31, 2016 at 4:30 p.m.; Thursday, November 3, 2016 at 2 p.m.; Monday, November 7, 2016 at 10:30 a.m.; Thursday, November 10, 2016 at 10 a.m.; Monday, November 14, 2016 at 5:30 p.m.; and that when the Senate adjourns on Monday, November 14, 2016, it next convene at 4 p.m., Tuesday, November 15, 2016.
Page S6287


Messages from the House:
Page S6266


Measures Placed on the Calendar:
Page S6266


Measures Read the First Time:
Page S6266


Enrolled Bills Presented:
Page S6266


Additional Cosponsors:
Pages S6267–68


Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:
Pages S6268–83


Additional Statements:
Pages S6262–66


Amendments Submitted:
Pages S6283–84


Authorities for Committees to Meet:
Page S6284


Adjournment: Senate convened at 10 a.m. and adjourned at 1:32 p.m., until 10:30 a.m. on Monday, October 3, 2016. (For Senate's program, see the remarks of the Acting Majority Leader in today's Record on page S6287.)

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Committee Meetings

(Committees not listed did not meet)

SYRIA CONFLICT

Committee on Foreign Relations: Committee concluded a hearing to examine the regional impact of the Syria conflict, focusing on Syria, Turkey, and Iraq, after receiving testimony from Antony Blinken, Deputy Secretary of State.

MILLENNIAL PERSPECTIVES ON FEDERAL EMPLOYMENT

Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs: Subcommittee on Regulatory Affairs and Federal Management concluded a hearing to examine understanding the Millennial perspective in deciding to pursue and remain in Federal employment, after receiving testimony from Mark Reinhold, Associate Director for Employee Services and Chief Human Capital Officer, Office of Personnel Management; Angela Bailey, Chief Human Capital Officer, Department of Homeland Security; Lauren Leo, Assistant Administrator, Office of Human Capital Management, National Aeronautics and Space Administration; and Robert Goldenkoff, Director, Strategic Issues, Government Accountability Office.

House of Representatives

Chamber Action



The House was not in session today. The House is scheduled to meet at 2 p.m. on Monday, November 14, 2016, pursuant to the provisions of H. Con. Res. 166.

Committee Meetings

Committee on Financial Services: Full Committee held a hearing entitled ``Holding Wall Street Accountable: Investigating Wells Fargo's Opening of Unauthorized Customer Accounts''. Testimony was heard from a public witness.Committee on Science, Space, and Technology: Subcommittee on Research and Technology held a hearing entitled ``Academic Research Regulatory Relief: A Review of New Recommendations''. Testimony was heard from John Neumann, Director, Natural Resources and Environment Team, Government Accountability Office; and public witnesses.

Joint Meetings



No joint committee meetings were held.

COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR MONDAY,

OCTOBER 3, 2016

(Committee meetings are open unless otherwise indicated)

Senate

No meetings/hearings scheduled.

House

No hearings are scheduled.

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Next Meeting of the
SENATE

10:30 a.m., Monday, October 3

Senate Chamber

Program for Monday: Senate will meet in a pro forma session.


Next Meeting of the
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

2 p.m., Monday, November 14

House Chamber

Program for Monday: The House is scheduled to meet at 2 p.m. on Monday, November 14, 2016, pursuant to the provisions of H. Con. Res. 166.

Extensions of Remarks, as inserted in this issue








HOUSE


Adams, Alma S., N.C., E1403

Babin, Brian, Tex., E1402

Bishop, Sanford D., Jr., Ga., E1404, E1409, E1416, E1420

Blackburn, Marsha, Tenn., E1412

Bonamici, Suzanne, Ore., E1401

Brooks, Susan W., Ind., E1415

Butterfield, G.K., N.C., E1423

Calvert, Ken, Calif., E1410

Castor, Kathy, Fla., E1414

Cohen, Steve, Tenn., E1403, E1406

Comstock, Barbara, Va., E1420, E1421, E1421, E1422, E1423, E1424, E1424, E1425, E1426, E1426

Cuellar, Henry, Tex., E1416

Davis, Danny K., Ill., E1418

Dingell, Debbie, Mich., E1404, E1410, E1412, E1414, E1419

Goodlatte, Bob, Va., E1406, E1418

Griffith, H. Morgan, Va., E1425

Hill, J. French, Ark., E1402, E1405, E1409

Hudson, Richard, N.C., E1405

Hunter, Duncan, Calif., E1401

Jackson Lee, Sheila, Tex., E1418

Johnson, Eddie Bernice, Tex., E1416

Keating, William R., Mass., E1407

Kilmer, Derek, Wash., E1402

King, Peter T., N.Y., E1426

Knight, Stephen, Calif., E1415

LaHood, Darin, Ill., E1422

LaMalfa, Doug, Calif., E1421, E1426

Latta, Robert E., Ohio, E1414

Lee, Barbara, Calif., E1414

Lewis, John, Ga., E1408

Lipinski, Daniel, Ill., E1424

Long, Billy, Mo., E1405, E1418

Lowey, Nita M., N.Y., E1405, E1412, E1417

Maloney, Carolyn B., N.Y., E1404

Matsui, Doris O., Calif., E1411

McCollum, Betty, Minn., E1403, E1409

McDermott, Jim, Wash., E1402

McNerney, Jerry, Calif., E1405

McSally, Martha, Ariz., E1403

Meeks, Gregory W., N.Y., E1414

Moore, Gwen, Wisc., E1406

Neugebauer, Randy, Tex., E1401

Norton, Eleanor Holmes, The District of Columbia, E1408

Payne, Donald M., Jr., N.J., E1413

Poe, Ted, Tex., E1413

Posey, Bill, Fla., E1412

Price, David E., N.C., E1407

Rokita, Todd, Ind., E1420, E1421, E1422, E1422, E1423, E1424, E1424, E1425, E1426, E1427

Roybal-Allard, Lucille, Calif., E1421

Schakowsky, Janice D., Ill., E1411

Schiff, Adam B., Calif., E1412

Sinema, Kyrsten, Ariz., E1419

Smith, Christopher H., N.J., E1407, E1423

Swalwell, Eric, Calif., E1413

Velázquez, Nydia M., N.Y., E1416

Visclosky, Peter J., Ind., E1410

Walden, Greg, Ore., E1415

Wilson, Joe, S.C., E1408

Young, David, Iowa, E1404, E1406, E1408, E1410, E1411, E1412, E1414, E1415, E1417, E1420

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