Daily Digest

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Daily Digest

Senate

Chamber Action

Routine Proceedings, pages S7033–S7069

Measures Introduced: Eleven bills and two resolutions were introduced, as follows: S. 2083–2093, and S. Res. 322–323.
Page S7062

Measures Reported:

S. 171, to reauthorize and amend the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Commissioned Officer Corps Act of 2002, to reauthorize the Hydrographic Services Improvement Act of 1998, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. (S. Rept. No. 115–181)

Report to accompany S. 2010, to extend the FISA Amendments Act of 2008 for 8 years. (S. Rept. No. 115–182)
Page S7061

Measures Passed:

Federal Agency Customer Experience Act: Senate passed S. 1088, to require the collection of voluntary feedback on services provided by agencies, after agreeing to the committee amendments, and the following amendment proposed thereto:
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Daines (for McCaskill) Amendment No. 1580, of a perfecting nature.
Pages S7067–68


National Suicide Hotline Improvement Act: Senate passed S. 1015, to require the Federal Communications Commission to study the feasibility of designating a simple, easy-to-remember dialing code to be used for a national suicide prevention and mental health crisis hotline system, after agreeing to the committee amendment in the nature of a substitute.
Page S7069

Robb Nomination--Agreement:
Senate resumed consideration of the nomination of Peter B. Robb, of Vermont, to be General Counsel of the National Labor Relations Board.
Pages S7054–55

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

By 51 yeas to 47 nays (Vote No. 265), Senate agreed to the motion to close further debate on the nomination.
Page S7054

A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing for further consideration of the nomination, post-cloture, at approximately 10 a.m., on Wednesday, November 8, 2017; and that all time during recess, adjournment, morning business, and Leader remarks count post-cloture on the nomination.
Page S7069


Nominations Confirmed: Senate confirmed the following nominations:

By 91 yeas to 7 nays (Vote No. EX. 262), John H. Gibson II, of Texas, to be Deputy Chief Management Officer of the Department of Defense.
Pages S7035–38, S7069

By 51 yeas to 47 nays (Vote No. EX. 264), Steven Andrew Engel, of the District of Columbia, to be an Assistant Attorney General.
Pages S7038–54, S7069

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

By 51 yeas to 47 nays (Vote No. 263), Senate agreed to the motion to close further debate on the nomination.
Pages S7038, S7069

David J. Redl, of New York, to be Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Communications and Information.
Pages S7056, S7069


Messages from the House:
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Measures Referred:
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Executive Communications:
Pages S7060–61


Petitions and Memorials:
Page S7061


Executive Reports of Committees:
Pages S7061–62


Additional Cosponsors:
Pages S7062–64


Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:
Pages S7064–66


Additional Statements:
Pages S7058–60


Amendments Submitted:
Page S7066


Authorities for Committees to Meet:
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Privileges of the Floor:
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Record Votes: Four record votes were taken today. (Total--265)
Pages S7037–38, S7053–54


Adjournment: Senate convened at 10 a.m. and adjourned at 6:24 p.m., until 10 a.m. on Wednesday, November 8, 2017. (For Senate's program, see the remarks of the Acting Majority Leader in today's Record on page S7069.)

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Committee Meetings

(Committees not listed did not meet)

BUSINESS MEETING

Committee on Armed Services: Committee ordered favorably reported the nominations of Mark T. Esper, of Virginia, to be Secretary of the Army, Robert L. Wilkie, of North Carolina, to be Under Secretary for Personnel and Readiness, Joseph Kernan, of Florida, to be Under Secretary for Intelligence, and Guy B. Roberts, of Virginia, to be an Assistant Secretary, all of the Department of Defense.

NOMINATIONS

Committee on Armed Services: Committee concluded a hearing to examine the nominations of Robert Behler, of Pennsylvania, to be Director of Operational Test and Evaluation, Dean L. Winslow, of Delaware, to be an Assistant Secretary, Thomas B. Modly, of Maryland, to be Under Secretary of the Navy, and James F. Geurts, of Pennsylvania, to be an Assistant Secretary of the Navy, all of the Department of Defense, after the nominees testified and answered questions in their own behalf.

BUSINESS MEETING

Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs: Committee ordered favorably reported S. 1591, to impose sanctions with respect to the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute.

INTERNET OF THINGS

Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation: Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, Innovation, and the Internet concluded a hearing to examine advancing the Internet of Things in rural America, after receiving testimony from Michael P. Adcock, University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson; David Armitage, Cartasite, Denver, Colorado; Timothy Hassinger, Lindsay Corporation, Omaha, Nebraska; Michael Terzich, Zebra Technologies, Lincolnshire, Illinois; and Angela Siefer, National Digital Inclusion Alliance, Columbus, Ohio.

NORTH KOREA'S CYBER CAPABILITIES

Committee on Foreign Relations: Committee received a closed briefing on North Korea's cyber capabilities and United States policy response from Robert L. Strayer, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Cyber and International Communications and Information Policy; and an official of the intelligence community.

NOMINATIONS

Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs: Committee concluded a hearing to examine the nominations of Ernest W. Dubester, of Virginia, Colleen Kiko, of North Dakota, who was introduced by Representative Sensenbrenner, and James Thomas Abbott, of Virginia, each to be a Member of the Federal Labor Relations Authority, after the nominees testified and answered questions in their own behalf.

BUSINESS MEETING

Select Committee on Intelligence: Committee ordered favorably reported the nomination of John C. Demers, of Virginia, to be an Assistant Attorney General.

Committee recessed subject to the call.

INTELLIGENCE

Select Committee on Intelligence: Committee held closed hearings on intelligence matters, receiving testimony from officials of the intelligence community.

Committee recessed subject to the call.

House of Representatives

Chamber Action


Public Bills and Resolutions Introduced: 31 public bills, H.R. 4263–4293; and 4 resolutions, H. Con. Res 90; and H. Res. 608, 610, 611, were introduced.
Pages H8595–97


Additional Cosponsors:
Page H8598


Reports Filed: Reports were filed today as follows:

H.R. 1133, to amend title 38, United States Code, to authorize the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to provide for an operation on a live donor for purposes of conducting a transplant procedure for a veteran, and for other purposes, with an amendment (H. Rept. 115–393);

H.R. 2123, to amend title 38, United States Code, to improve the ability of health care professionals to treat veterans through the use of telemedicine, and for other purposes (H. Rept. 115–394);

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H.R. 2601, to amend the Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014 to improve the access of veterans to organ transplants, and for other purposes, with an amendment (H. Rept. 115–395);

H.R. 3634, to amend title 38, United States Code, to ensure that individuals may access documentation verifying the monthly housing stipend paid to the individual under the Post-9/11 Educational Assistance Program of the Department of Veterans Affairs (H. Rept. 115–396);

H.R. 3705, to direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to require the use of certified mail and plain language in certain debt collection activities, with an amendment (H. Rept. 115–397);

H.R. 3949, to amend title 38, United States Code, to provide for the designation of State approving agencies for multi-State apprenticeship programs for purposes of the educational assistance programs of the Department of Veterans Affairs, with an amendment (H. Rept. 115–398);

H.R. 1900, to designate the Veterans Memorial and Museum in Columbus, Ohio, as the National Veterans Memorial and Museum, and for other purposes, with an amendment (H. Rept. 115–399, Part 1);

H.R. 4173, to direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to conduct a study on the Veterans Crisis Line, with an amendment (H. Rept. 115–400); and

H. Res. 609, providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 2201) to amend the Securities Act of 1933 to exempt certain micro-offerings from the registration requirements of such Act, and for other purposes (H. Rept. 115–401).
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Speaker: Read a letter from the Speaker wherein he appointed Representative Weber to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
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Recess: The House recessed at 10:51 a.m. and reconvened at 12 noon.
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Guest Chaplain: The prayer was offered by the Guest Chaplain, Chaplain Michael J. Halyard, South Texas Veterans Health Care System, San Antonio, TX.
Pages H8531–32


Journal: The House agreed to the Speaker's approval of the Journal by a yea-and-nay vote of 225 yeas to 184 nays with 3 answering ``present'', Roll No. 612.
Pages H8532, H8544–45


Gold Star Family Support and Installation Access Act of 2017: The House agreed to discharge from committee and pass H.R. 3897, to amend title 10, United States Code, to provide for the issuance of the Gold Star Installation Access Card to the surviving spouse, dependent children, and other next of kin of a member of the Armed Forces who dies while serving on certain active or reserve duty, and to ensure that a remarried surviving spouse with dependent children of the deceased member remains eligible for installation benefits to which the surviving spouse was previously eligible.
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Suspensions: The House agreed to suspend the rules and pass the following measures:
Veterans Crisis Line Study Act of 2017: H.R. 3911, to amend the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 with respect to risk-based examinations of Nationally Recognized Statistical Rating Organizations, by a 2/3 yea-and-nay vote of 389 yeas to 32 nays, Roll No. 615;
Pages H8545–47, H8581


Clarifying Commercial Real Estate Loans: H.R. 2148, amended, to amend the Federal Deposit Insurance Act to clarify capital requirements for certain acquisition, development, or construction loans;
Pages H8547–50


Veteran Urgent Access to Mental Healthcare Act: H.R. 918, amended, to amend title 38, United States Code, to direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to furnish mental health care to certain former members of the Armed Forces who are not otherwise eligible to receive such care;
Pages H8550–53


Veterans Transplant Coverage Act of 2017: H.R. 1133, amended, to amend title 38, United States Code, to authorize the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to provide for an operation on a live donor for purposes of conducting a transplant procedure for a veteran;
Pages H8553–54

Agreed to amend the title so as to read: ``To amend the Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014 to authorize the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to provide for an operation on a live donor for purposes of conducting a transplant procedure for a veteran, and for other purposes.''.
Page H8554


National Veterans Memorial and Museum Act: H.R. 1900, amended, to designate the Veterans Memorial and Museum in Columbus, Ohio, as the National Veterans Memorial and Museum;
Pages H8554–56


Veterans E-Health and Telemedicine Support Act of 2017: H.R. 2123, to amend title 38, United States Code, to improve the ability of health care professionals to treat veterans through the use of telemedicine;
Pages H8556–58


Veterans Increased Choice for Transplanted Organs and Recovery Act of 2017: H.R. 2601, amended, to amend the Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014 to improve the access of veterans to organ transplants;
Pages H8558–60


Securing Electronic Records for Veterans' Ease Act of 2017: H.R. 3634, to amend title 38, United States Code, to ensure that individuals may access documentation verifying the monthly housing stipend paid to the individual under the Post-9/11 Educational Assistance Program of the Department of Veterans Affairs; and
Pages H8560–61


Veterans Apprenticeship and Labor Opportunity Reform Act: H.R. 3949, amended, to amend title 38, United States Code, to provide for the designation of State approving agencies for multi-State apprenticeship programs for purposes of the educational assistance programs of the Department of Veterans Affairs.
Pages H8562–63


Save Local Business Act: The House passed H.R. 3441, to clarify the treatment of two or more employers as joint employers under the National Labor Relations Act and the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938, by a recorded vote of 242 ayes to 181 noes, Roll No. 614.
Pages H8566–81

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Rejected the Bonamici motion to recommit the bill to the Committee on Education and the Workforce with instructions to report the same back to the House forthwith with amendments, by a yea-and-nay vote of 186 yeas to 235 nays, Roll No. 613.
Pages H8579–80

Pursuant to the Rule, the amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on Education and the Workforce now printed in the bill shall be considered as adopted.
Page H8566

H. Res. 607, the rule providing for consideration of the bills (H.R. 3043) and (H.R. 3441) was agreed to by a recorded vote of 233 ayes to 182 noes, Roll No. 611, after the previous question was ordered by a yea-and-nay vote of 233 yeas to 182 nays, Roll No. 610.
Pages H8535–44


Suspensions--Proceedings Postponed: The House debated the following measures under suspension of the rules. Further proceedings were postponed.
Veterans Fair Debt Notice Act of 2017: H.R. 3705, amended, to direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to require the use of certified mail and plain language in certain debt collection activities; and
Pages H8561–62


Veterans Crisis Line Study Act of 2017: H.R. 4173, amended, to direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to conduct a study on the Veterans Crisis Line.
Pages H8563–66


Senate Message: Message received from the Senate by the Clerk and subsequently presented to the House today appears on pages H8534–35.

Quorum Calls--Votes: Four yea-and-nay votes and two recorded votes developed during the proceedings of today and appear on pages H8543, H8543–44, H8544, H8580, H8580–81, and H8581. There were no quorum calls.

Adjournment: The House met at 10 a.m. and adjourned at 8:38 p.m.

Committee Meetings

LEGISLATIVE MEASURES

Committee on Energy and Commerce: Subcommittee on Energy held a hearing entitled ``Discussion Draft, Energy Star Reform Act of 2017 and H.R. 3477, Ceiling Fan Energy Conservation Harmonization Act''. Testimony was heard from public witnesses.

SUSTAINABLE HOUSING FINANCE, PART III

Committee on Financial Services: Subcommittee on Housing and Insurance held a hearing entitled ``Sustainable Housing Finance, Part III''. Testimony was heard from public witnesses.

EXAMINING FEDERAL RESERVE REFORM PROPOSALS

Committee on Financial Services: Subcommittee on Monetary Policy and Trade held a hearing entitled ``Examining Federal Reserve Reform Proposals''. Testimony was heard from public witnesses.

DEMOCRACY AND GOVERNANCE IN THE MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA

Committee on Foreign Affairs: Subcommittee on the Middle East and North Africa held a hearing entitled ``Democracy and Governance in the Middle East and North Africa''. Testimony was heard from public witnesses.

RUSSIA: COUNTERTERRORISM PARTNER OR FANNING THE FLAMES?

Committee on Foreign Affairs: Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation, and Trade; and Subcommittee on Europe, Eurasia, and Emerging Threats held a joint hearing entitled ``Russia: Counterterrorism Partner or Fanning the Flames?''. Testimony was heard from public witnesses.

HOW EFFECTIVE IS THE SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY DIRECTORATE?: STAKEHOLDER PERSPECTIVES

Committee on Homeland Security: Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Communications held a hearing entitled ``How Effective is the Science and Technology Directorate?: Stakeholder Perspectives''. Testimony was heard from Timothy Rice, Battalion Chief, Weapons of Mass Destruction Branch Coordinator, City of New York Fire Department; and public witnesses.

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EXAMINING ANTI-SEMITISM ON COLLEGE CAMPUSES

Committee on the Judiciary: Full Committee held a hearing entitled ``Examining Anti-Semitism on College Campuses''. Testimony was heard from public witnesses.

SOVEREIGN IMMUNITY AND THE INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY SYSTEM

Committee on the Judiciary: Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet held a hearing entitled ``Sovereign Immunity and the Intellectual Property System''. Testimony was heard from public witnesses.

EXAMINING CHALLENGES IN PUERTO RICO'S RECOVERY AND THE ROLE OF THE FINANCIAL OVERSIGHT AND MANAGEMENT BOARD

Committee on Natural Resources: Full Committee held a hearing entitled ``Examining Challenges in Puerto Rico's Recovery and the Role of the Financial Oversight and Management Board''. Testimony was heard from Natalie Jaresko, Executive Director, Financial Oversight and Management Board for Puerto Rico; Noel Zamot, Revitalization Coordinator, Financial Oversight and Management Board for Puerto Rico; and Angel Pérez Otero, Mayor, Guaynabo, Puerto Rico.

LEGISLATIVE MEASURE

Committee on Natural Resources: Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources held a hearing on legislation to distribute revenues from oil and gas leasing on the outer Continental Shelf to certain coastal States, to require sale of approved and scheduled offshore oil and gas leases, to establish offshore wind lease sale requirements, and to empower States to manage the development and production of oil and gas on available Federal land, and for other purposes. Testimony was heard from Lynn Helms, Director, North Dakota Industrial Commission, Department of Mineral Resources; and public witnesses.

MISCELLANEOUS MEASURES

Committee on Natural Resources: Full Committee began a markup on H.R. 995, the ``21st Century Respect Act''; H.R. 1532, the ``Poarch Band of Creek Indians Land Reaffirmation Act''; H.R. 1800, to direct the Secretary of Agriculture to transfer certain Federal land to facilitate scientific research supporting Federal space and defense programs; H.R. 2504, to ensure fair treatment in licensing requirements for the export of certain echinoderms; H.R. 2907, the ``Planning for American Energy Act of 2017''; H.R. 3469, to designate the bridge located in Blount County, Tennessee, on the Foothills Parkway (commonly known as ``Bridge 2'') as the ``Dean Stone Bridge''; H.R. 3905, the ``Minnesota's Economic Rights in the Superior National Forest Act''; H.R. 4239, the ``SECURE American Energy Act''; and S. 140, to amend the White Mountain Apache Tribe Water Rights Quantification Act of 2010 to clarify the use of amounts in the WMAT Settlement Fund.

MICRO OFFERING SAFE HARBOR ACT

Committee on Rules: Full Committee held a hearing on H.R. 2201, the ``Micro Offering Safe Harbor Act''. The Committee granted, by record vote of 9–4, a structured rule for H.R. 2201. 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 bill shall be considered as read. The rule waives all points of order against provisions in the bill. The rule makes in order only the amendment printed in the Rules Committee report, if offered by the Member designated in the report, which 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 amendment printed in the report. The rule provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions. Testimony was heard from Chairman Hensarling and Representative Maxine Waters of California.

INVESTING IN SMALL BUSINESSES: THE SBIC PROGRAM

Committee on Small Business: Subcommittee on Agriculture, Energy, and Trade held a hearing entitled ``Investing in Small Businesses: The SBIC Program''. Testimony was heard from public witnesses.

MISCELLANEOUS MEASURE

Committee on Ways and Means: Full Committee continued a markup on H.R. 1, the ``Tax Cuts and Jobs Act''.

Joint Meetings



No joint committee meetings were held.

COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR WEDNESDAY,

NOVEMBER 8, 2017

(Committee meetings are open unless otherwise indicated)

Senate

Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation: business meeting to consider S. 1693, to amend the Communications Act of 1934 to clarify that section 230 of that Act does not prohibit the enforcement against providers and users of interactive computer services of Federal and State criminal and civil law relating to sex trafficking, S. 1668, to rename a waterway in the State of New York as the ``Joseph Sanford Jr. Channel'', and the nominations of Dana Baiocco, of Ohio, to be a Commissioner of the Consumer Product Safety Commission, James Bridenstine, of Oklahoma, to be Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Neil Jacobs, of North Carolina, and Nazakhtar Nikakhtar, of Maryland, both to be an Assistant Secretary of Commerce, Bruce Landsberg, of South Carolina, to be a Member of the National Transportation Safety Board, Raymond Martinez, of New Jersey, to be Administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, and Diana Furchtgott-Roth, of Maryland, to be an Assistant Secretary, both of the Department of Transportation, and Leon A. Westmoreland, of Georgia, to be a Director of the Amtrak Board of Directors; to be immediately followed by a hearing to examine protecting consumers in the era of major data breaches, 9:45 a.m., SD–106.

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Committee on Environment and Public Works: to hold hearings to examine the nominations of Kathleen Hartnett White, of Texas, to be a Member of the Council on Environmental Quality, and Andrew Wheeler, of Virginia, to be Deputy Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, 10 a.m., SD–406.

Committee on Foreign Relations: Subcommittee on Africa and Global Health Policy, to receive a closed briefing on a readout of Ambassador Haley's recent trip to Africa, 3 p.m., S–116, Capitol.

Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs: to hold hearings to examine the nomination of Kirstjen Nielsen, of Virginia, to be Secretary of Homeland Security, 10 a.m., SD–342.

Committee on Indian Affairs: to hold hearings to examine S. 1400, to amend title 18, United States Code, to enhance protections of Native American tangible cultural heritage, and S. 465, to provide for an independent outside audit of the Indian Health Service, 2:30 p.m., SD–628.

Committee on the Judiciary: to hold hearings to examine the impact of lawsuit abuse on American small businesses and job creators, 10 a.m., SD–226.

House

Committee on Education and the Workforce, Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education; and Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Development, joint hearing entitled ``Close to Home: How Opioids are Impacting Communities'', 10:30 a.m., 2175 Rayburn.

Committee on Energy and Commerce, Subcommittee on Health, hearing entitled ``MACRA and Alternative Payment Models: Developing Options for Value-based Care'', 10 a.m., 2123 Rayburn.

Committee on Financial Services, Subcommittee on Monetary Policy and Trade, hearing entitled ``Administration Priorities for the International Financial Institutions'', 10 a.m., 2128 Rayburn.

Subcommittee on Terrorism and Illicit Finance, hearing entitled ``Financial Intelligence and Enforcement: Treasury's Role in Safeguarding the American Financial System'', 2 p.m., 2128 Rayburn.

Committee on Foreign Affairs, Subcommittee on the Middle East and North Africa; and Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific, joint hearing entitled ``The President's Plan for Afghanistan and Pakistan: Objectives and Resources'', 10 a.m., 2172 Rayburn.

Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere, hearing entitled ``Examining the Effectiveness of the Kingpin Designation Act in the Western Hemisphere'', 2 p.m., 2172 Rayburn.

Committee on Homeland Security, Full Committee, hearing entitled ``Preventing the Next Attack: TSA's Role in Keeping Our Transportation Systems Secure'', 10:30 a.m., HVC–210.

Committee on the Judiciary, Full Committee, markup on H.R. 3989, the ``USA Liberty Act of 2017''; and H.R. 170, the ``Protect and Grow American Jobs Act'', 10:15 a.m., 2141 Rayburn.

Committee on Natural Resources, Full Committee, continue markup on H.R. 995, the ``21st Century Respect Act''; H.R. 1532, the ``Poarch Band of Creek Indians Land Reaffirmation Act''; H.R. 180, to direct the Secretary of Agriculture to transfer certain Federal land to facilitate scientific research supporting Federal space and defense programs; H.R. 2504, to ensure fair treatment in licensing requirements for the export of certain echinoderms; H.R. 2907, the ``Planning for American Energy Act of 2017''; H.R. 3469, to designate the bridge located in Blount County, Tennessee, on the Foothills Parkway (commonly known as ``Bridge 2'') as the ``Dean Stone Bridge''; H.R. 3905, the ``Minnesota's Economic Rights in the Superior National Forest Act''; H.R. 4239, the ``SECURE American Energy Act''; and S. 140, to amend the White Mountain Apache Tribe Water Rights Quantification Act of 2010 to clarify the use of amounts in the WMAT Settlement Fund, 10 a.m., 1324 Longworth.

Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, Subcommittee on National Security, hearing entitled ``Moving the American Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem: Challenges and Opportunities'', 10 a.m., 2154 Rayburn.

Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, Subcommittee on Environment; and Subcommittee on Energy, joint hearing entitled ``Geoengineering: Innovation, Research, and Technology'', 10 a.m., 2318 Rayburn.

Committee on Small Business, Full Committee, hearing entitled ``Hiring More Heroes: A Review of SBA's Office of Veterans Business Development'', 11 a.m., 2360 Rayburn.

Committee on Veterans' Affairs, Full Committee, markup on H.R. 4242, the ``VA Care in the Community Act'', and H.R. 4243, the ``VA Asset and Infrastructure Review Act of 2017'', 10 a.m., 334 Cannon.

Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity, hearing entitled ``A Review of the Interagency Transition Assistance Program and the Need for Enhanced Outcome Measurements'', 2 p.m., 334 Cannon.

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Next Meeting of the
SENATE

10 a.m., Wednesday, November 8

Senate Chamber

Program for Wednesday: Senate will continue consideration of the nomination of Peter B. Robb, of Vermont, to be General Counsel of the National Labor Relations Board, post-cloture.

Next Meeting of the
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

10 a.m., Wednesday, November 8

House Chamber

Program for Wednesday: Consideration of H.R. 3043--Hydropower Policy Modernization Act of 2017. Consideration of H.R. 2201--Micro Offering Safe Harbor Act (Subject to a Rule).

Extensions of Remarks, as inserted in this issue








HOUSE


Blumenauer, Earl, Ore., E1527

Brat, Dave, Va., E1527

Cartwright, Matt, Pa., E1522

Costa, Jim, Calif., E1524

Courtney, Joe, Conn., E1523

Crawford, Eric A. ``Rick'', Ark., E1522

Delaney, John K., Md., E1524

DesJarlais, Scott, Tenn., E1528

Dingell, Debbie, Mich., E1528

Eshoo, Anna G., Calif., E1528

Evans, Dwigt, Pa., E1521

Garamendi, John, Calif., E1522, E1523, E1523, E1523, E1524, E1524, E1525, E1525, E1526, E1527

Gutiérrez, Luis V., Ill., E1522

Hill, J. French, Ark., E1527

Hudson, Richard, N.C., E1525, E1526, E1527, E1528

Huffman, Jared, Calif., E1524, E1525

Kuster, Ann M., N.H., E1526

Langevin, James R., R.I., E1528

Lipinski, Daniel, Ill., E1524, E1527, E1528

Neal, Richard E., Mass., E1526

Polis, Jared, Colo., E1523

Roe, David P., Tenn., E1525

Ruiz, Raul, Calif., E1523

Sewell, Terri A., Ala., E1521

Thornberry, Mac, Tex., E1522

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