Daily Digest

Monday, November 13, 2017

Daily Digest

Senate

Chamber Action

Routine Proceedings, pages S7169–S7183

Measures Introduced: Two bills were introduced, as follows: S. 2118–2119.
Page S7177

Measures Passed:

FEMA Accountability, Modernization and Transparency Act: Senate passed H.R. 1679, to ensure that the Federal Emergency Management Agency's current efforts to modernize its grant management system includes applicant accessibility and transparency.
Page S7178

Bradbury Nomination--Agreement:
Senate resumed consideration of the nomination of Steven Gill Bradbury, of Virginia, to be General Counsel of the Department of Transportation.
Pages S7175–76, S7178–83

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

By 50 yeas to 47 nays (Vote No. 271), Senate agreed to the motion to close further debate on the nomination.
Pages S7175–76

A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing for further consideration of the nomination, post-cloture, at approximately 10 a.m., on Tuesday, November 14, 2017; and that all time during recess, adjournment, morning business, and Leader remarks count post-cloture on the nomination.
Page S7178


Nomination Confirmed: Senate confirmed the following nomination:

By 90 yeas to 7 nays (Vote No. EX. 270), Derek Kan, of California, to be Under Secretary of Transportation for Policy.
Pages S7170–75, S7183


Messages from the House:
Page S7176


Measures Referred:
Page S7176


Executive Communications:
Page S7177


Additional Cosponsors:
Pages S7177–78


Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:
Page S7178


Additional Statements:

Authorities for Committees to Meet:
Page S7178


Record Votes: Two record votes were taken today. (Total--271)
Pages S7175, S7176


Adjournment: Senate convened at 4:03 p.m. and adjourned at 7:38 p.m., until 10 a.m. on Tuesday, November 14, 2017. (For Senate's program, see the remarks of the Majority Leader in today's Record on page S7178.)

Committee Meetings

(Committees not listed did not meet)

BUSINESS MEETING

Committee on Finance: Committee began consideration of an original bill entitled, ``Tax Cuts and Jobs Act'', but did not complete action thereon, and will meet again on Tuesday, November 14, 2017.

House of Representatives

Chamber Action


Public Bills and Resolutions Introduced: 10 public bills, H.R. 4372–4381; and 5 resolutions, H. Con. Res. 92–93; and H. Res. 615, 617, 618 were introduced.
Page H9178


Additional Cosponsors:
Page H9179


Reports Filed: Reports were filed today as follows:

H.R. 2331, to require a new or updated Federal website that is intended for use by the public to be mobile friendly, and for other purposes, with an amendment (H. Rept. 115–406);

H.R. 3739, to amend the Act of August 25, 1958, commonly known as the ``Former Presidents Act of 1958'', with respect to the monetary allowance payable to a former President, and for other purposes (H. Rept. 115–407);

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H. Res. 616, providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 2874) to achieve reforms to improve the financial stability of the National Flood Insurance Program, to enhance the development of more accurate estimates of flood risk through new technology and better maps, to increase the role of private markets in the management of flood insurance risks, and to provide for alternative methods to insure against flood peril, and for other purposes, and providing for consideration of the conference report to accompany the bill (H.R. 2810) to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2018 for military activities of the Department of Defense, for military construction, and for defense activities of the Department of Energy, to prescribe military personnel strengths for such fiscal year, and for other purposes (H. Rept. 115–408); and

H.R. 1, to provide for reconciliation pursuant to title II of the concurrent resolution on the budget for fiscal year 2018, with amendments (H. Rept. 115–409).
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Speaker: Read a letter from the Speaker wherein he appointed Representative Mitchell to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
Page H9139


Recess: The House recessed at 12:01 p.m. and reconvened at 2 p.m.
Page H9139


Journal: The House agreed to the Speaker's approval of the Journal by a yea-and-nay vote of 220 yeas to 165 nays with two answering ``present'', Roll No. 625.
Pages H9157–58


Recess: The House recessed at 2:04 p.m. and reconvened at 4:01 p.m.
Page H9140


Suspensions: The House agreed to suspend the rules and pass the following measures:
Market Data Protection Act of 2017: H.R. 3973, to amend the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 to require certain entities to develop internal risk control mechanisms to safeguard and govern the storage of market data;
Pages H9149–42


Federal Acquisition Savings Act of 2017: H.R. 3071, amended, to require executive agencies to consider equipment rental in any cost-effectiveness analysis for equipment acquisition, by a yea-and-nay vote of 396 yeas with none voting ``nay'', Roll No. 624; and
Pages H9143–45, H9157


Presidential Allowance Modernization Act of 2017: H.R. 3739, amended, to amend the Act of August 25, 1958, commonly known as the ``Former Presidents Act of 1958'', with respect to the monetary allowance payable to a former President.
Pages H9145–48


Recess: The House recessed at 5:54 p.m. and reconvened at 6:31 p.m.
Page H9155


Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives with respect to United States policy towards Yemen: The House agreed to H. Res. 599, expressing the sense of the House of Representatives with respect to United States policy towards Yemen, by a yea-and-nay vote of 366 yeas to 30 nays with one answering ``present'', Roll No. 623.
Pages H9148–55, H9155–56


Oath of Office--Third Congressional District of Utah: Representative-elect John Curtis presented himself in the well of the House and was administered the Oath of Office by the Speaker. Earlier, the Clerk of the House transmitted a scanned copy of a letter received from the Honorable Spencer J. Cox, Lieutenant Governor, State of Utah, indicating that, at the Special Election held on November 7, 2017, the Honorable John Curtis was elected Representative to Congress for the 3rd Congressional District, State of Utah.
Page H9156


Whole Number of the House: The Speaker announced to the House that, in light of the administration of the oath to the gentleman from Utah, the whole number of the House is 434.
Page H9157


Suspension--Proceedings Postponed: The House debated the following measure under suspension of the rules. Further proceedings were postponed.
Connected Government Act: H.R. 2331, amended, to require a new or updated Federal website that is intended for use by the public to be mobile friendly.
Pages H9142–43


Senate Referrals: S. 324 was held at the desk. S. 886 was held at the desk. S. 906 was held at the desk. S. 1153 was referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs. S. 1266 was referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs.
Pages H9140, H9168


Senate Message: Message received from the Senate by the Clerk and subsequently presented to the House today appears on page H9156.

Quorum Calls--Votes: Three yea-and-nay votes developed during the proceedings of today and appear on pages H9155–56, H9157, H9158. There were no quorum calls.

Adjournment: The House met at 12 noon and adjourned at 8:47 p.m.

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Committee Meetings

NATIONAL DEFENSE AUTHORIZATION ACT FOR FISCAL YEAR 2018; 21ST CENTURY FLOOD REFORM ACT

Committee on Rules: Full Committee held a hearing on H.R. 2810, the ``National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018''; and H.R. 2874, the ``21st Century Flood Reform Act''. The Committee granted, by record vote of 8–2, a closed rule for H.R. 2874. The rule provides one hour of debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Financial Services. The rule waives all points of order against consideration of the bill. The rule provides that the amendment printed in part A of the Rules Committee report, modified by the amendment printed in part B of the Rules Committee report, 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. In section 2, the rule provides for the consideration of the Conference Report to accompany H.R. 2810. The rule waives all points of order against the conference report and against its consideration. The rule provides that the conference report shall be considered as read. The rule provides that the previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervention of any motion except one hour of debate and one motion to recommit if applicable. The rule provides that debate on the conference report is divided pursuant to clause 8(d) of rule XXII. In section 3, the rule provides that the Clerk shall not transmit to the Senate a message that the House has adopted the conference report to accompany H.R. 2810 until notified by the Speaker or by message from the Senate that the Senate has passed H.R. 4374 without amendment. Testimony was heard from Chairman Thornberry, Chairman Hensarling, and Representatives Smith of Washington, Capuano, Graves of Louisiana, Gene Green of Texas, Meadows, and Jordan.

Joint Meetings

No joint committee meetings were held.

COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR TUESDAY,

NOVEMBER 14, 2017

(Committee meetings are open unless otherwise indicated)

Senate

Committee on Armed Services: to hold hearings to examine the nominations of Anthony Kurta, of Montana, to be a Principal Deputy Under Secretary, and James E. McPherson, of Virginia, to be General Counsel of the Department of the Army, both of the Department of Defense, and Gregory E. Maggs, of Virginia, to be a Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, 10 a.m., SD–G50.

Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation: Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety, Insurance, and Data Security, to hold hearings to examine technology in agriculture, focusing on data-driven farming, 2:30 p.m., SR–253.

Committee on Energy and Natural Resources: to hold an oversight hearing to examine hurricane recovery efforts in Puerto Rico and the United States Virgin Islands, 9:30 a.m., SD–366.

Committee on Environment and Public Works: Subcommittee on Clean Air and Nuclear Safety, to hold hearings to examine S. 1857, to establish a compliance deadline of May 15, 2023, for Step 2 emissions standards for new residential wood heaters, new residential hydronic heaters, and forced-air furnaces, S. 203, to reaffirm that the Environmental Protection Agency may not regulate vehicles used solely for competition, S. 839, to allow for judicial review of any final rule addressing national emission standards for hazardous air pollutants for brick and structural clay products or for clay ceramics manufacturing before requiring compliance with such rule, and S. 1934, to prevent catastrophic failure or shutdown of remote diesel power engines due to emission control devices, 10 a.m., SD–406.

Committee on Finance: business meeting to continue consideration of an original bill entitled, ``Tax Cuts and Jobs Act'', 9 a.m., SH–216.

Committee on Foreign Relations: business meeting to consider S. 1928, to establish a review of United States multilateral aid, and the nominations of Eric M. Ueland, of Oregon, to be an Under Secretary (Management), Lisa A. Johnson, of Washington, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Namibia, Sean P. Lawler, of Maryland, to be Chief of Protocol, and to have the rank of Ambassador during his tenure of service, Irwin Steven Goldstein, of New York, to be Under Secretary for Public Diplomacy, Rebecca Eliza Gonzales, of Texas, to be Ambassador to the Kingdom of Lesotho, and routine lists in the Foreign Service, all of the Department of State; to be immediately followed by a hearing to examine the authority to order the use of nuclear weapons, 10 a.m., SD–419.

Subcommittee on East Asia, the Pacific, and International Cybersecurity Policy, to hold hearings to examine American leadership in the Asia-Pacific, focusing on the view from Beijing, 2:30 p.m., SD–419.

Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions: to hold hearings to examine gene editing technology, focusing on innovation and impact, 10 a.m., SD–430.

Select Committee on Intelligence: to receive a closed briefing on certain intelligence matters, 2:30 p.m., SH–219.

House

Committee on Energy and Commerce, Subcommittee on Environment, hearing entitled ``Response and Recovery to Environmental Concerns from the 2017 Hurricane Season'', 10 a.m., 2123 Rayburn.

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Committee on Financial Services, Full Committee, markup on H.R. 1153, the ``Mortgage Choice Act of 2017''; H.R. 1638, the ``Iranian Leadership Asset Transparency Act''; H.R. 3093, the ``Investor Clarity and Bank Parity Act''; H.R. 3221, the ``Securing Access to Affordable Mortgages Act''; H.R. 3299, the ``Protecting Consumers' Access to Credit Act of 2017''; H.R. 3978, the ``TRID Improvement Act of 2017''; H.R. 4015, the ``Corporate Governance Reform and Transparency Act of 2017''; H.R. 4247, the ``Restoring Financial Market Freedom Act of 2017''; H.R. 4248, to amend the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 to repeal certain disclosure requirements related to conflict minerals, and for other purposes; H.R. 4258, the ``Family Self-Sufficiency Act''; H.R. 4263, the ``Regulation A+ Improvement Act of 2017''; H.R. 4267, the ``Small Business Credit Availability Act''; H.R. 4270, the ``Monetary Policy Transparency and Accountability Act of 2017''; H.R. 4278, the ``Independence from Credit Policy Act of 2017''; H.R. 4279, the ``Expanding Investment Opportunities Act''; H.R. 4281, the ``Expanding Access to Capital for Rural Job Creators Act''; H.R. 4289, to amend the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act to repeal certain disclosure requirements related to coal and mine safety; H.R. 4292, the ``Financial Institution Living Will Improvement Act''; H.R. 4293, to reform the Comprehensive Capital Analysis and Review process, the Dodd-Frank Act Stress Test process, and for other purposes; H.R. 4294, the ``Prevention of Private Information Dissemination Act of 2017''; H.R. 4296, to place requirements on operational risk capital requirements for banking organizations established by an appropriate Federal banking agency; H.R. 4302, the ``Congressional Accountability for Emergency Lending Programs Act of 2017''; and H.R. 4324, the ``Strengthening Oversight of Iran's Access to Finance Act'', 10 a.m., 2128 Rayburn.

Committee on House Administration, Full Committee, hearing entitled ``Preventing Sexual Harassment in the Congressional Workplace'', 10 a.m., 1310 Longworth.

Committee on Homeland Security, Subcommittee on Border and Maritime Security, hearing entitled ``Looking North: Assessing the Current Threat at the U.S.-Canada Border'', 10 a.m., HVC–210.

Committee on the Judiciary, Full Committee, hearing entitled ``Oversight of the Department of Justice'', 10 a.m., 2141 Rayburn.

Committee on Natural Resources, Full Committee, hearing entitled ``The Need for Transparent Financial Accountability in Territories' Disaster Recovery Efforts'', 2 p.m., 1324 Longworth.

Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, Subcommittee on Intergovernmental Affairs; and Subcommittee on Healthcare, Benefits, and Administrative Rules, joint hearing entitled ``Regulatory Reform Task Forces Check-In: Part II'', 10 a.m., 2154 Rayburn.

Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, Subcommittee on Oversight, hearing entitled ``Bolstering the Government's Cybersecurity: A Survey of Compliance with the DHS Directive'', 10 a.m., 2318 Rayburn.

CONGRESSIONAL PROGRAM AHEAD

Week of November 14 through

November 17, 2017

Senate Chamber

On Tuesday, Senate will continue consideration of the nomination of Steven Gill Bradbury, of Virginia, to be General Counsel of the Department of Transportation, post-cloture.

Following disposition of the nomination of Steven Gill Bradbury, Senate will vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the nomination of David G. Zatezalo, of West Virginia, to be Assistant Secretary of Labor for Mine Safety and Health.

Following disposition of the nomination of David G. Zatezalo, Senate will vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the nomination of Joseph Otting, of Nevada, to be Comptroller of the Currency, Department of the Treasury.

Following disposition of the nomination of Joseph Otting, Senate will vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the nomination of Donald C. Coggins, Jr., of South Carolina, to be United States District Judge for the District of South Carolina.

Following disposition of the nomination of Donald C. Coggins, Jr., Senate will vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the nomination of Dabney Langhorne Friedrich, of California, to be United States District Judge for the District of Columbia.

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 Appropriations: November 15, Subcommittee on Military Construction and Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies, to hold hearings to examine Department of Veterans Affairs efforts to prevent and combat opioid over medication, 2:30 p.m., SD–124.

Committee on Armed Services: November 14, to hold hearings to examine the nominations of Anthony Kurta, of Montana, to be a Principal Deputy Under Secretary, and James E. McPherson, of Virginia, to be General Counsel of the Department of the Army, both of the Department of Defense, and Gregory E. Maggs, of Virginia, to be a Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, 10 a.m., SD–G50.

November 16, Full Committee, to hold hearings to examine the nominations of John C. Rood, of Arizona, to be Under Secretary for Policy, and Randall G. Schriver, of Virginia, to be an Assistant Secretary, both of the Department of Defense, 10 a.m., SD–G50.

Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation: November 14, Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety, Insurance, and Data Security, to hold hearings to examine technology in agriculture, focusing on data-driven farming, 2:30 p.m., SR–253.

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November 16, Subcommittee on Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries, and Coast Guard, to hold hearings to examine Coast Guard readiness, focusing on how far we can stretch our Nation's only multi-mission, military force, 10 a.m., SR–253.

Committee on Energy and Natural Resources: November 14, to hold an oversight hearing to examine hurricane recovery efforts in Puerto Rico and the United States Virgin Islands, 9:30 a.m., SD–366.

November 15, Full Committee, business meeting to consider, pursuant to H. Con. Res. 71, the Concurrent Resolution on the Budget for Fiscal Year 2018, reconciliation legislation to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to establish and administer a competitive oil and gas program in the non-wilderness portion of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, known as the ``1002 Area'' or Coastal Plain, 9 a.m., SD–366.

Committee on Environment and Public Works: November 14, Subcommittee on Clean Air and Nuclear Safety, to hold hearings to examine S. 1857, to establish a compliance deadline of May 15, 2023, for Step 2 emissions standards for new residential wood heaters, new residential hydronic heaters, and forced-air furnaces, S. 203, to reaffirm that the Environmental Protection Agency may not regulate vehicles used solely for competition, S. 839, to allow for judicial review of any final rule addressing national emission standards for hazardous air pollutants for brick and structural clay products or for clay ceramics manufacturing before requiring compliance with such rule, and S. 1934, to prevent catastrophic failure or shutdown of remote diesel power engines due to emission control devices, 10 a.m., SD–406.

November 15, Full Committee, to hold hearings to examine promoting American leadership in reducing air emissions through innovation, 10 a.m., SD–406.

Committee on Finance: November 14, business meeting to continue consideration of an original bill entitled, ``Tax Cuts and Jobs Act'', 9 a.m., SH–216.

Committee on Foreign Relations: November 14, business meeting to consider S. 1928, to establish a review of United States multilateral aid, and the nominations of Eric M. Ueland, of Oregon, to be an Under Secretary (Management), Lisa A. Johnson, of Washington, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Namibia, Sean P. Lawler, of Maryland, to be Chief of Protocol, and to have the rank of Ambassador during his tenure of service, Irwin Steven Goldstein, of New York, to be Under Secretary for Public Diplomacy, Rebecca Eliza Gonzales, of Texas, to be Ambassador to the Kingdom of Lesotho, and routine lists in the Foreign Service, all of the Department of State; to be immediately followed by a hearing to examine the authority to order the use of nuclear weapons, 10 a.m., SD–419.

November 14, Subcommittee on East Asia, the Pacific, and International Cybersecurity Policy, to hold hearings to examine American leadership in the Asia-Pacific, focusing on the view from Beijing, 2:30 p.m., SD–419.

November 16, Full Committee, to receive a closed briefing on new counterterrorism guidance, 10 a.m., SVC–217.

Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions: November 14, to hold hearings to examine gene editing technology, focusing on innovation and impact, 10 a.m., SD–430.

November 15, Full Committee, to hold hearings to examine encouraging healthy communities, focusing on perspective from the Surgeon General, 10 a.m., SD–430.

November 15, Full Committee, to hold hearings to examine the nominations of Mitchell Zais, of South Carolina, to be Deputy Secretary, James Blew, of California, to be Assistant Secretary for Planning, Evaluation, and Policy Development, and Timothy Kelly, of Michigan, to be Assistant Secretary for Career, Technical, and Adult Education, all of the Department of Education, and Kate S. O'Scannlain, of Maryland, to be Solicitor, and Preston Rutledge, of the District of Columbia, to be an Assistant Secretary, both of the Department of Labor, 2:30 p.m., SD–430.

Committee on the Judiciary: November 15, to hold hearings to examine the nominations of James C. Ho, of Texas, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Fifth Circuit, Don R. Willett, of Texas, to be a Circuit Judge, United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, Claria Horn Boom, to be United States District Judge for the Eastern and Western Districts of Kentucky, John W. Broomes, to be United States District Judge for the District of Kansas, Rebecca Grady Jennings, to be United States District Judge for the Western District of Kentucky, and Robert Earl Wier, to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Kentucky, 10 a.m., SD–226.

November 16, Full Committee, business meeting to consider S. 2070, to amend the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994, to reauthorize the Missing Alzheimer's Disease Patient Alert Program, and to promote initiatives that will reduce the risk of injury and death relating to the wandering characteristics of some children with autism, and the nominations of Leonard Steven Grasz, of Nebraska, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Eighth Circuit, Terry A. Doughty, to be United States District Judge for the Western District of Louisiana, Terry Fitzgerald Moorer, to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of Alabama, Mark Saalfield Norris, Sr., to be United States District Judge for the Western District of Tennessee, and Scott W. Brady, to be United States Attorney for the Western District of Pennsylvania, and Andrew E. Lelling, to be United States Attorney for the District of Massachusetts for the term of four years, both of the Department of Justice, 10 a.m., SD–226.

Select Committee on Intelligence: November 14, to receive a closed briefing on certain intelligence matters, 2:30 p.m., SH–219.

November 16, Full Committee, to receive a closed briefing on certain intelligence matters, 2 p.m., SH–219.

House Committees

Committee on Appropriations, November 15, Subcommittee on Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies, hearing entitled ``2018 Veterans Affairs Electronic Health Record'', 9:30 a.m., 2362–A Rayburn.

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Committee on Energy and Commerce, November 15, Subcommittee on Environment, markup on H.R. 1917, the ``Blocking Regulatory Interference from Closing Kilns Act of 2017''; H.R. 453, the ``Relief from New Source Performance Standards Act of 2017''; H.R. 350, the ``Recognizing the Protection of Motorsports Act of 2017''; and H.R. 1119, the ``Satisfying Energy Needs and Saving the Environment Act'', 10 a.m., 2123 Rayburn.

November 16, Subcommittee on Communications and Technology, hearing entitled ``The Race to 5G and its Potential to Revolutionize American Competitiveness'', 10 a.m., 2123 Rayburn.

Committee on Foreign Affairs, November 15, Full Committee, markup on H. Res. 336, reaffirming a strong commitment to the United States-Mexico Partnership; H. Res. 401, urging China, South Korea, Vietnam, Thailand, the Philippines, Indonesia, Cambodia, Laos, India, and all nations to outlaw the dog and cat meat trade and to enforce existing laws against the trade; H. Res. 407, condemning the persecution of Christians around the world; H.R. 1164, the ``Taylor Force Act''; H.R. 1415, the ``End Neglected Tropical Diseases Act''; H.R. 2712, the ``Palestinian International Terrorism Support Prevention Act of 2017''; H.R. 3542, the ``Hamas Human Shields Prevention Act''; H.R. 3776, the ``Cyber Diplomacy Act of 2017''; H. Con. Res. 90, condemning ethnic cleansing of the Rohingya and calling for an end to the attacks in and an immediate restoration of humanitarian access to the state of Rakhine in Burma, 10 a.m., 2172 Rayburn.

November 15, Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific, hearing entitled ``Development Finance in Asia: U.S. Economic Strategy Amid China's Belt and Road'', 2:30 p.m., 2172 Rayburn.

Committee on Homeland Security, November 15, Subcommittee on Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Protection, hearing entitled ``Maximizing the Value of Cyber Threat Information Sharing'', 2 p.m., HVC–210.

Committee on the Judiciary, November 15, Full Committee, markup on H.R. 170, the ``Protect and Grow American Jobs Act'', 10 a.m., 2141 Rayburn.

Committee on Natural Resources, November 15, Subcommittee on Indian, Insular and Alaska Native Affairs, hearing on H.R. 212, the ``EFFECT Act'', H.R. 2320, the ``Samish Indian Nation Land Conveyance Act of 2017''; and H.R. 3225, the ``Oregon Tribal Economic Development Act'', 10 a.m., 1324 Longworth.

November 15, Subcommittee on Federal Lands, hearing on H.R. 801, the ``Route 66 National Historic Trail Designation Act''; H.R. 2888, the ``Ste. Genevieve National Historical Park Establishment Act''; H.R. 3979, the ``Keep America's Refuges Operational Act''; and H.R. 4266, the ``Acadia National Park Boundary Clarification Act'', 10:30 a.m., 1334 Longworth.

Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, November 15, Full Committee, hearing entitled ``Recommendations and Reforms from the Inspectors General'', 10 a.m., 2154 Rayburn.

November 15, Subcommittee on Information Technology; and Subcommittee on Government Operations, joint hearing entitled ``The Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act (FITARA) Scorecard 5.0'', 2 p.m., 2154 Rayburn.

Committee on Rules, November 15, Full Committee, hearing on H.R. 1, the ``Tax Cuts and Jobs Act'', 12 p.m., H–313 Capitol.

Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, November 15, Full Committee, markup on legislation on the Department of Energy Research Infrastructure Act of 2017; legislation on the Accelerating American Leadership in Science Act of 2017; legislation on the Nuclear Energy Research Infrastructure Act of 2017; legislation on the STEM Research and Education Effectiveness and Transparency Act; H.R. 4323, the ``Supporting Veterans in STEM Careers Act''; H.R. 4254, the ``Women in Aerospace Education Act''; H.R. 3397, the ``Building Blocks of STEM Act''; and legislation on the United States Fire Administration, AFG, and SAFER Program Reauthorization Act of 2017, 10 a.m., 2318 Rayburn.

Joint Meetings

Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe: November 15, to hold hearings to examine the victims of Turkey's failing rule of law, 9:30 a.m., SD–124.

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Next Meeting of the
SENATE

10 a.m., Tuesday, November 14

Senate Chamber

Program for Tuesday: Senate will continue consideration of the nomination of Steven Gill Bradbury, of Virginia, to be General Counsel of the Department of Transportation, post-cloture.

(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, November 14

House Chamber

Program for Tuesday: Consideration of the Conference Report to Accompany H.R. 2810--National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018 (Subject to a Rule). Consideration of H.R. 2874--21st Century Flood Reform Act (Subject to a Rule).

Extensions of Remarks, as inserted in this issue








Bass, Karen, Calif., E1549

Beatty, Joyce, Ohio, E1560

Beyer, Donald S., Jr., Va., E1549

Biggs, Andy, Ariz., E1561

Calvert, Ken, Calif., E1556

Connolly, Gerald E., Va., E1560

Costa, Jim, Calif., E1553, E1555, E1556

Crowley, Joseph, N.Y., E1554

Cuellar, Henry, Tex., E1556

Diaz-Balart, Mario, Fla., E1549

Duncan, John J., Jr., Tenn., E1555

Gonzalez, Vicente, Tex., E1549

Graves, Sam, Mo., E1550, E1550, E1551, E1552, E1553, E1553, E1555

Johnson, Eddie Bernice, Tex., E1558, E1559

Johnson, Henry C. ``Hank'', Jr., Ga., E1550, E1552, E1553, E1554, E1555, E1556, E1557, E1558, E1559, E1559

Krishnamoorthi, Ill., E1552

LaHood, Darin, Ill., E1551

McClintock, Tom, Calif., E1561

McSally, Martha, Ariz., E1561

Meehan, Patrick, Pa., E1550, E1550, E1551, E1552, E1553, E1555, E1556, E1558, E1559, E1559

Mooney, Alexander X., W.Va., E1551

Olson, Pete, Tex., E1551

Palazzo, Steven M., Miss., E1559

Roybal-Allard, Lucille, Calif., E1560

Smith, Christopher H., N.J., E1554, E1557

Stefanik, Elise M., N.Y., E1558

Visclosky, Peter J., Ind., E1549

Walker, Mark, N.C., E1552, E1553

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