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                                           Wednesday, March 1, 2017

[[Page D209]]

                              Daily Digest


HIGHLIGHTS

      See Resume of Congressional Activity.
      Senate confirmed the nomination of Ryan Zinke, of Montana, to be 
      Secretary of the Interior.


                                 Senate


Chamber Action
Routine Proceedings, pages S1509-S1544
Measures Introduced: Eleven bills and four resolutions were introduced, 
as follows: S. 478-488, and S. Res. 74-77.
  Page S1540
Measures Passed:
  Nebraska 150th Anniversary: Senate agreed to S. Res. 74, 
congratulating the State of Nebraska on the 150th anniversary of the 
admission of that State into the United States.
  Pages S1521-23
  Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Week: Senate agreed to S. Res. 77, 
supporting the goals and ideals of Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Week. 
                                                             Page S1543
Appointments:
  Senate Delegation to the British-American Interparliamentary Group 
Conference: The Chair, on behalf of the President pro tempore, and upon 
the recommendation of the Democratic Leader, pursuant to 22 U.S.C. 
2761, appointed the following Senator as Vice Chairman of the Senate 
Delegation to the British-American Interparliamentary Group Conference 
during the 115th Congress: Senator Leahy.
  Page S1543
Carson Nomination--Agreement: Senate resumed consideration of the 
nomination of Benjamin S. Carson, Sr., of Florida, to be Secretary of 
Housing and Urban Development.
  Page S1513
  During consideration of this nomination today, Senate also took the 
following action:
  By 62 yeas to 37 nays (Vote No. 76), Senate agreed to the motion to 
close further debate on the nomination.
Page S1513
  A unanimous-consent-time agreement was reached providing for further 
consideration of the nomination at approximately 9:30 a.m., on 
Thursday, March 2, 2017; that following leader remarks, there be 20 
minutes of debate, equally divided, prior to the vote on confirmation 
of the nomination, followed by up to 10 minutes of debate, equally 
divided, prior to the vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the 
nomination of James Richard Perry, of Texas, to be Secretary of Energy, 
and if cloture is invoked on the nomination of James Richard Perry, 
time be counted as if invoked at 7 a.m., on Thursday, March 2, 2017. 
                                                         Pages S1543-44
Nomination Confirmed: Senate confirmed the following nomination:
  By 68 yeas to 31 nays (Vote No. EX. 75), Ryan Zinke, of Montana, to 
be Secretary of the Interior.
Pages S1511-13, S1544
Nominations Received: Senate received the following nominations:
  Danny C. Reeves, of Kentucky, to be a Member of the United States 
Sentencing Commission for a term expiring October 31, 2019.
  Charles R. Breyer, of California, to be a Member of the United States 
Sentencing Commission for a term expiring October 31, 2021. 
                                                             Page S1544
Messages from the House:
  Page S1539
Executive Communications:
  Pages S1539-40
Additional Cosponsors:
  Pages S1540-41
Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:
  Pages S1541-43
Additional Statements:
  Pages S1538-39
Authorities for Committees to Meet:
  Page S1543
Record Votes: Two record votes were taken today. (Total--76) 
                                                             Page S1513
Adjournment: Senate convened at 10 a.m. and adjourned at 4:34 p.m., 
until 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, March 2, 2017. (For Senate's program, see 
the remarks of the Majority Leader in today's Record on page S1544.)

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Daily Digest/Senate Committee Meetings

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Committee Meetings
(Committees not listed did not meet)
GLOBAL COUNTERTERRORISM
Committee on Armed Services: Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and 
Capabilities received a closed briefing on global counterterrorism from 
Christopher P. Maier, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Special Operations 
and Combating Terrorism, and Major General Albert M. Elton II, USAF, 
Deputy Director for Special Operations and Counterterrorism, J-37, 
Joint Staff, both of the Department of Defense.
INFRASTRUCTURE ACCESS FOR COMMUNITIES
Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation: Committee concluded 
a hearing to examine improving access to infrastructure for communities 
across the country, after receiving testimony from South Dakota 
Governor Dennis Daugaard, Pierre; Carlos M. Braceras, Utah Department 
of Transportation, Salt Lake City, on behalf of the American 
Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials; Mayor Philip 
Levine, Miami Beach, Florida; and Shirley Bloomfield, NTCA-The Rural 
Broadband Association, Arlington, Virginia.
FLOOD CONTROL INFRASTRUCTURE
Committee on Environment and Public Works: Committee concluded a 
hearing to examine flood control infrastructure, focusing on safety 
questions raised by current events, after receiving testimony from 
Lieutenant General Todd T. Semonite, Commanding General and Chief of 
Engineers, Army Corps of Engineers, Department of Defense; Terrence D. 
Wolf, Washakie County Board of County Commissioners, Worland, Wyoming; 
Mayor Ron Corbett, Cedar Rapids, Iowa; John Laird, California Natural 
Resources Agency Secretary, Sacramento; and Larry A. Larson, 
Association of State Floodplain Managers, Madison, Wisconsin.
NOMINATION
Committee on Finance: Committee began consideration of the nomination 
of Seema Verma, of Indiana, to be Administrator of the Centers for 
Medicare and Medicaid Services, Department of Health and Human 
Services, but did not complete action thereon, and recessed subject to 
the call of the chair.
BORDER INSECURITY AND IMMIGRATION ENFORCEMENT
Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs: Committee 
concluded a hearing to examine the effects of border insecurity and 
immigration enforcement on American communities, after receiving 
testimony from Eric J. Severson, Waukesha County Sheriff, Waukesha, 
Wisconsin; Ryan Rectenwald, Grant County Sheriff's Office, Ephrata, 
Washington; and Julie Nordman, Wentzville, Missouri.
BUSINESS MEETING
Committee on the Judiciary: Committee adopted its rules of procedure 
for the 115th Congress.


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Daily Digest/House of Representatives

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                        House of Representatives


Chamber Action
Public Bills and Resolutions Introduced: 34 public bills, H.R. 1265-
1298; and 7 resolutions, H.J. Res. 84-85; H. Con. Res. 32; and H. Res. 
160-163 were introduced.
  Pages H1461-65
Additional Cosponsors:
  Page H1465
Reports Filed: There were no reports filed today.
Speaker: Read a letter from the Speaker wherein he appointed 
Representative Rothfus to act as Speaker pro tempore for today. 
                                                             Page H1395
Recess: The House recessed at 10:48 a.m. and reconvened at 12 noon. 
                                                             Page H1400
Member Resignation: Read a letter from Representative Zinke, wherein he 
resigned as the Representative from Montana, effective immediately. 
                                                             Page H1400
Whole Number of the House: The Chair announced to the House that, in 
light of the resignation of the gentleman from Montana, Mr. Zinke, the 
whole number of the House is 430.
  Pages H1400-01
Searching for and Cutting Regulations that are Unnecessarily Burdensome 
Act: The House passed H.R. 998, to provide for the establishment of a 
process for the review of rules and sets of rules, by a recorded vote 
of 240 ayes to 185 noes, Roll No. 114. Consideration began yesterday, 
February 28th.
  Pages H1408, H1419

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  Rejected the Raskin motion to recommit the bill to the Committee on 
Oversight and Government Reform with instructions to report the same 
back to the House forthwith with an amendment, by a recorded vote of 
190 ayes to 235 noes, Roll No. 113.
Pages H1418-19
Rejected:
  Bonamici amendment (No. 9 printed in H. Rept. 115-20) that sought to 
exempt any rule or set of rules relating to Title I of the Elementary 
and Secondary Education Act of 1965 from the provisions of this Act; 
                                                         Pages H1410-11
  Bonamici amendment (No. 8 printed in H. Rept. 115-20) that sought to 
exempt any rule or set of rules prescribed by the Secretary of 
Education and relating to consumer protections for student loan 
borrowers from the provisions of this Act (by a recorded vote of 191 
ayes to 235 noes, Roll No. 109);
Pages H1408-10, H1414-15
  Raskin amendment (No. 10 printed in H. Rept. 115-20) that sought to 
exempt rules relating to the enforcement of the Clean Air Act from the 
provisions of H.R. 998 (by a recorded vote of 189 ayes to 231 noes, 
Roll No. 110);
Pages H1411-12, H1415
  Moore amendment (No. 11 printed in H. Rept. 115-20) that sought to 
exempt rules affecting or impacting the special government to 
government relationship between the federal government and tribal 
communities or affecting tribal sovereignty or self-determination (by a 
recorded vote of 197 ayes to 229 noes, Roll No. 111); and 
                                               Pages H1412-13, H1415-16
  Cummings amendment (No. 12 printed in H. Rept. 115-20) that sought to 
exempt any rule relating to protections for whistleblowers or penalties 
for retaliation against whistleblowers (by a recorded vote of 194 ayes 
to 231 noes, Roll No. 112).
Pages H1413-14, H1416-17
  H. Res. 150, the rule providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 
998) and the joint resolution (H.J. Res. 83) was agreed to yesterday, 
February 28th.
Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs Insight, Reform, and 
Accountability Act: The House passed H.R. 1009, to amend title 44, 
United States Code, to require the Administrator of the Office of 
Information and Regulatory Affairs to review regulations, by a yea-and-
nay vote of 241 yeas to 184 nays, Roll No. 120.
  Pages H1430-47
  Rejected Cartwright the motion to recommit the bill to the Committee 
on Oversight and Government Reform with instructions to report the same 
back to the House forthwith with an amendment, by a recorded vote of 
193 ayes to 234 noes, Roll No. 119.
Page H1446
  Pursuant to the Rule, an amendment in the nature of a substitute 
consisting of the text of Rules Committee Print 115-4 shall be 
considered as an original bill for the purpose of amendment under the 
five-minute rule.
Page H1435
Agreed to:
  Mitchell amendment (No. 1 printed in part B of H. Rept. 115-21) that 
makes technical changes to H.R. 1009 to ensure consistency in dates and 
terms, require OIRA to review significant guidance, and prohibit the 
authorization of additional funds;
Pages H1438-39
  Buck amendment (No. 2 printed in part B of H. Rept. 115-21) that 
ensures that federal agencies engage their partners in state, local, 
and tribal government throughout the regulatory process; 
                                                         Pages H1439-40
  Meadows amendment (No. 4 printed in part B of H. Rept. 115-21) that 
requires OIRA to keep a log of the ``consultation''--which is any 
communication that occurs about a specific regulation before the 
regulation is submitted for review--for each regulation and to publish 
a list of all the consultations when the regulation is published in the 
Federal Register;
Pages H1441-42
  Chaffetz amendment (No. 5 printed in part B of H. Rept. 115-21) that 
requires OIRA to maintain records on each significant regulatory action 
reviewed such that it is easily accessible to provide to Congress upon 
request; and
Page H1442
  Young (IA) amendment (No. 3 printed in part B of H. Rept. 115-21) 
that requires each agency to describe steps taken to determine a new 
rule or regulation is not duplicative or conflicting with any existing 
or planned regulatory action and to require agencies to maintain a list 
of active regulatory actions on website (by a recorded vote of 265 ayes 
to 158 noes, Roll No. 117).
Pages H1440-41, H1443-44
Rejected:
  Connolly amendment (No. 6 printed in part B of H. Rept. 115-21) that 
sought to exempt independent agencies from the legislation (by a 
recorded vote of 188 ayes to 234 noes, Roll No. 118). 
                                               Pages H1442-43, H1444-45
  H. Res. 156, the rule providing for consideration of the bills (H.R. 
1004) and (H.R. 1009) was agreed to by a recorded vote of 234 ayes to 
180 noes, Roll No. 116, after the previous question was ordered by a 
yea-and-nay vote of 233 yeas to 189 nays, Roll No. 115. 
                                               Pages H1403-04, H1419-21
Disapproving the rule submitted by the Department of Labor relating to 
``Clarification of Employer's Continuing Obligation to Make and 
Maintain an Accurate Record of Each Recordable Injury and Illness'': 
The House passed H.J. Res. 83, disapproving the rule submitted by the 
Department of Labor relating to ``Clarification of Employer's 
Continuing Obligation to Make and Maintain an Accurate Record of Each 
Recordable Injury

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and Illness'', by a recorded vote of 231 ayes to 191 noes, Roll No. 
121.
  Pages H1421-30
  H. Res. 150, the rule providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 
998) and the joint resolution (H.J. Res. 83) was agreed to yesterday, 
February 28th.
Meeting Hour: Agreed by unanimous consent that when the House adjourns 
today, it adjourn to meet at 9 a.m. tomorrow, March 2.
  Page H1447
Congressional-Executive Commission on the People's Republic of China--
Appointment: The Chair announced the Speaker's appointment of the 
following Members on the part of the House to the Congressional-
Executive Commission on the People's Republic of China: Representatives 
Walz and Kaptur.
  Page H1448
Canada-United States Interparliamentary Group--Appointment: The Chair 
announced the Speaker's appointment of the following Members on the 
part of the House to the Canada-United States Interparliamentary Group: 
Representatives Higgins, Slaughter, Meeks, Larsen (WA), and DeFazio. 
                                                             Page H1448
Advisory Committee on the Records of Congress--Appointment: Read a 
letter from Representative Pelosi, Minority Leader, in which she 
appointed the following individual on the part of the House to the 
Advisory Committee on the Records of Congress: Mr. John A. Lawrence of 
Washington, DC.
  Page H1448
Quorum Calls--Votes: Two yea-and-nay votes and eleven recorded votes 
developed during the proceedings of today and appear on pages H1414-15, 
H1415, H1415-16, H1416-17, H1418-19, H1419, H1419-20, H1420-21, H1443-
44, H1444-45, H1446, H1446-47, H1447. There were no quorum calls.
Adjournment: The House met at 10 a.m. and adjourned at 8:37 p.m.


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Daily Digest/House Committee Meetings

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Committee Meetings
MISCELLANEOUS MEASURE
Committee on Agriculture: Full Committee held a markup on the budget 
views and estimates letter of the Committee on Agriculture for the 
agencies and programs under the jurisdiction of the Committee for 
fiscal year 2018. The committee adopted its views and estimates letter 
for the agencies and programs under the jurisdiction of the committee 
for fiscal year 2018.
MEMBERS' DAY
Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Homeland Security held a 
hearing entitled ``Members' Day''. Testimony was heard from 
Representatives Barr, Dunn, Gosar, Jackson Lee, Polis, and Schneider.
MEMBERS' DAY
Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human 
Services, and Education held a hearing entitled ``Members' Day''. 
Testimony was heard from Representatives Delaney, Faso, Fitzpatrick, 
Hanabusa, Jackson Lee, Jenkins of Kansas, Kelly of Illinois, Kuster of 
New Hampshire, Langevin, Long, MacArthur, Murphy of Pennsylvania, 
Panetta, Polis, Price of North Carolina, and Thompson of Pennsylvania.


 =========================== NOTE =========================== 

  
  March 1, 2017, on page D212, the following appeared: Committee 
on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human 
Services, and Education held a hearing entitled ``Members' Day''. 
Testimony was heard from Representatives Delaney, Faso, 
Fitzpatrick, Hanabusa, Jackson Lee, Jenkins of Kansas, Kelly of 
Pennsylvania, Kelly of Illinois, Kuster of New Hampshire, 
Langevin, Long, MacArthur, Murphy of Pennsylvania, Panetta, Polis, 
Price of North Carolina, and Thompson of Pennsylvania.
  
  The online version has been corrected to read: Committee on 
Appropriations: Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, 
and Education held a hearing entitled ``Members' Day''. Testimony 
was heard from Representatives Delaney, Faso, Fitzpatrick, 
Hanabusa, Jackson Lee, Jenkins of Kansas, Kelly of Illinois, 
Kuster of New Hampshire, Langevin, Long, MacArthur, Murphy of 
Pennsylvania, Panetta, Polis, Price of North Carolina, and 
Thompson of Pennsylvania.


 ========================= END NOTE ========================= 

CYBER WARFARE IN THE 21ST CENTURY: THREATS, CHALLENGES AND 
OPPORTUNITIES
Committee on Armed Services: Full Committee held a hearing entitled 
``Cyber Warfare in the 21st Century: Threats, Challenges and 
Opportunities''. Testimony was heard from public witnesses.
U.S. GROUND FORCE CAPABILITY AND MODERNIZATION CHALLENGES IN EASTERN 
EUROPE
Committee on Armed Services: Subcommittee on Tactical Air and Land 
Forces held a hearing entitled ``U.S. Ground Force Capability and 
Modernization Challenges in Eastern Europe''. Testimony was heard from 
public witnesses.
LEGISLATIVE PROPOSALS TO IMPROVE HEALTH CARE COVERAGE AND PROVIDE LOWER 
COSTS FOR FAMILIES
Committee on Education and the Workforce: Full Committee held a hearing 
entitled ``Legislative Proposals to Improve Health Care Coverage and 
Provide Lower Costs for Families''. Testimony was heard from public 
witnesses.
LEGISLATIVE MEASURE
Committee on the Judiciary: Full Committee held a hearing on Section 
702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. Testimony was heard 
from Brad Brooker, Acting General Counsel, Office of the Director of 
National Intelligence; Paul Morris, Deputy General Counsel for 
Operations, National Security Agency; Stephen Vanech, Deputy Chief, 
Office of Counterterrorism, National Security Agency; Stuart Evans, 
Deputy Assistant Attorney General, National Security Division, 
Department of Justice; and Grant Mendenhall, Acting Assistant Director, 
Counterterrorism Division, Federal Bureau of Investigation; and public 
witnesses. A portion of this hearing was closed.

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MODERNIZING WESTERN WATER AND POWER INFRASTRUCTURE IN THE 21ST CENTURY
Committee on Natural Resources: Subcommittee on Water, Power and Oceans 
held a hearing entitled ``Modernizing Western Water and Power 
Infrastructure in the 21st Century''. Testimony was heard from public 
witnesses.
EXAMINING ENVIRONMENTAL BARRIERS TO INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT
Committee on Oversight and Government Reform: Subcommittee on the 
Interior, Energy and Environment; and Subcommittee on Intergovernmental 
Affairs, held a joint hearing entitled ``Examining Environmental 
Barriers to Infrastructure Development''. Testimony was heard from 
public witnesses.
VA: PATH TO REFORM
Committee on Oversight And Government Reform: Subcommittee on National 
Security held a hearing entitled ``VA: Path to Reform''. Testimony was 
heard from the following Department of Veterans Affairs officials: 
Pamela Mitchell, Acting Assistant Secretary, Office of Human Resources 
and Administration; Nick Dahl, Deputy Assistant Inspector General for 
Audits and Evaluations, Office of Inspector General; and Irene Barnett, 
Director of the Bedford Office for Audits and Evaluations, Office of 
Inspector General.
MISCELLANEOUS MEASURE
Committee on Science, Space, and Technology: Full Committee held a 
markup on H.R. 1224, the ``NIST Cybersecurity Framework, Assessment, 
and Auditing Act of 2017''. H.R. 1224 was ordered reported, as amended.
MISCELLANEOUS MEASURE
Committee on Small Business: Full Committee held a markup on the 
committee's budget views and estimates for Fiscal Year 2018. The 
committee adopted its budget views and estimates for Fiscal Year 2018.
BUILDING A 21ST CENTURY INFRASTRUCTURE FOR AMERICA: STATE OF AMERICAN 
AIRPORTS
Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure: Subcommittee on 
Aviation held a hearing entitled ``Building a 21st Century 
Infrastructure for America: State of American Airports''. Testimony was 
heard from public witnesses.

Joint Meetings
THE AMERICAN LEGION LEGISLATIVE PRESENTATION
Joint Hearing: Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs concluded a joint 
hearing with the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs to examine the 
legislative presentation of The American Legion, after receiving 
testimony from Charles E. Schmidt, The American Legion, Hines, Oregon.
VFW LEGISLATIVE PRESENTATION
Joint Hearing: Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs concluded a joint 
hearing with the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs to examine the 
legislative presentation of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United 
States, after receiving testimony from Brian Duffy, Veterans of Foreign 
Wars of the United States, Louisville, Kentucky.


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Daily Digest/NEW PUBLIC LAWS

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                            NEW PUBLIC LAWS

      (For last listing of Public Laws, see Daily Digest, p. D181)
  H.R. 255, to authorize the National Science Foundation to support 
entrepreneurial programs for women. Signed on February 28, 2017. 
(Public Law 115-6)
  H.R. 321, to inspire women to enter the aerospace field, including 
science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, through mentorship 
and outreach. Signed on February 28, 2017. (Public Law 115-7)
  H.J. Res. 40, providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 
of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Social 
Security Administration relating to Implementation of the NICS 
Improvement Amendments Act of 2007. Signed on February 28, 2017. 
(Public Law 115-8)


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Daily Digest/COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR 2017-03-02

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                    COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR THURSDAY,

                             MARCH 2, 2017

        (Committee meetings are open unless otherwise indicated)


                                 Senate

  Committee on Armed Services: to hold hearings to examine cyber 
strategy and policy, 9:30 a.m., SH-216.
  Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation: Subcommittee 
on Communications, Technology, Innovation, and the Internet, to hold 
hearings to examine the value of spectrum to the U.S. economy, 9:30 
a.m., SD-G50.
  Committee on Finance: business meeting to consider the nomination 
of Seema Verma, of Indiana, to be Administrator of the Centers for 
Medicare and Medicaid Services, Department of Health and Human 
Services, Time to be announced, Room to be announced.

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  Committee on Foreign Relations: to hold hearings to examine 
Venezuela, focusing on options for U.S. policy, 10:30 a.m., SD-419.
  Select Committee on Intelligence: to hold closed hearings to 
examine certain intelligence matters, 2 p.m., SH-219.


                                 House

  Committee on Armed Services, Subcommittee on Military Personnel, 
hearing entitled ``Overview of Military Review Board Agencies'', 
10:30 a.m., 2118 Rayburn.
  Committee on the Budget, Full Committee, hearing entitled 
``Members' Day'', 10 a.m., 1334 Longworth.
  Committee on Energy and Commerce, Subcommittee on Health, hearing 
entitled ``Examining FDA's Generic Drug and Biosimilar User Fee 
Programs'', 10 a.m., 2123 Rayburn.
  Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee on the Constitution and 
Civil Justice, hearing entitled ``Oversight of the Judgment Fund'', 
9 a.m., 2141 Rayburn.
  Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, Full Committee, 
hearing entitled ``Transparency at TSA'', 10 a.m., 2154 Rayburn.
  Committee on Small Business, Subcommittee on Contracting and 
Workforce, hearing entitled ``Learning from History: Ideas to 
Strengthen and Modernize the HUBZone Program'', 10 a.m., 2360 
Rayburn.
  Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, Full Committee, 
business meeting on the committee's views and estimates, HVC-304. 
This meeting will be closed.


* These figures include all measures reported, even if there was 
no accompanying report. A total of 3 written reports have been 
filed in the Senate, 22 reports have been filed in the House.

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Daily Digest/Resume of Congressional Activity

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                             Resume of Congressional Activity

                   FIRST SESSION OF THE ONE HUNDRED FIFTEENTH CONGRESS


    The first table gives a comprehensive resume of all legislative 
business transacted by the Senate and House.
    The second table accounts for all nominations submitted to the 
Senate by the President for Senate confirmation.

                               DATA ON LEGISLATIVE ACTIVITY


                           January 3 through February 28, 2017

                                               Senate             House             Total
     Days in session...............                33                31               . .
     Time in session...............     252 hrs., 58     151 hrs., 48               . .
     Congressional Record:
    Pages of proceedings...........             1,507             1,394               . .
    Extensions of Remarks..........               . .               251               . .
     Public bills enacted into law.                 1                 7                 8
     Private bills enacted into law               . .               . .               . .
     Bills in conference...........               . .               . .               . .
     Measures passed, total........                43               145               188
    Senate bills...................                 3                 1               . .
    House bills....................                 5                84               . .
    Senate joint resolutions.......               . .               . .               . .
    House joint resolutions........                 3                14               . .
    Senate concurrent resolutions..                 3                 3               . .
    House concurrent resolutions...                 2                 3               . .
    Simple resolutions.............                27                40               . .
     Measures reported, total......               *24                21                45
    Senate bills...................                 3               . .               . .
    House bills....................                 2                 7               . .
    Senate joint resolutions.......               . .               . .               . .
    House joint resolutions........               . .               . .               . .
    Senate concurrent resolutions..               . .               . .               . .
    House concurrent resolutions...               . .               . .               . .
    Simple resolutions.............                19                14               . .
     Special reports...............                 1                 1               . .
     Conference reports............               . .               . .               . .
     Measures pending on calendar..                 4                 7               . .
     Measures introduced, total....               571             1,537             2,108
    Bills..........................               467             1,264               . .
    Joint resolutions..............                25                83               . .
    Concurrent resolutions.........                 6                31               . .
    Simple resolutions.............                73               159               . .
     Quorum calls..................                 3                 1               . .
     Yea-and-nay votes.............                74                51               . .
     Recorded votes................               . .                56               . .
     Bills vetoed..................               . .               . .               . .
     Vetoes overridden.............               . .               . .               . .
                           DISPOSITION OF EXECUTIVE NOMINATIONS


                           January 3 through February 28, 2017

     Civilian nominations, totaling 59, disposed of as follows:

         Confirmed...........................................16...
         Unconfirmed.........................................20...
         Withdrawn...........................................23...

     Army nominations, totaling 2, disposed of as follows:

         Confirmed............................................2...

     Navy nominations, totaling 1, disposed of as follows:

         Confirmed............................................1...

                                Summary
     Total nominations carried over from the First Session....0
     Total nominations received this Session.................62
     Total confirmed.........................................19
     Total unconfirmed.......................................20
     Total withdrawn.........................................23
     Total returned to the White House........................0


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                       Next Meeting of the SENATE
                     9:30 a.m., Thursday, March 2 

                               
                             Senate Chamber
Program for Thursday: Senate will continue consideration of the 
nomination of Benjamin S. Carson, Sr., of Florida, to be Secretary of 
Housing and Urban Development, and vote on confirmation of the 
nomination at approximately 10 a.m.
  Following disposition of the nomination of Benjamin S. Carson, Sr., 
Senate will vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the nomination of 
James Richard Perry, of Texas, to be Secretary of Energy.

              Next Meeting of the HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
                       9 a.m., Thursday, March 2

                               
                             House Chamber
Program for Thursday: Consideration of H.R. 1004--Regulatory Integrity 
Act of 2017.
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            Extensions of Remarks, as inserted in this issue
              HOUSE
  
Blumenauer, Earl, Ore., E257
Bost, Mike, Ill., E257
Brady, Kevin, Tex., E254, E256
Byrne, Bradley, Ala., E253
Carter, John R., Tex., E258
Cartwright, Matt, Pa., E256
Chu, Judy, Calif., E260
Cleaver, Emanuel, Mo., E257
Comstock, Barbara, Va., E261, E262
Davis, Rodney, Ill., E258
Ellison, Keith, Minn., E260
Gibbs, Bob, Ohio, E256
Graves, Sam, Mo., E254, E254, E255
Hudson, Richard, N.C., E258, E260
Jackson Lee, Sheila, Tex., E263
McSally, Martha, Ariz., E259
Meadows, Mark, N.C., E257
Nadler, Jerrold, N.Y., E254
Newhouse, Dan, Wash., E262, E263
Norton, Eleanor Holmes, The District of Columbia, E261
Pallone, Frank, Jr., N.J., E255
Payne, Donald M., Jr., N.J., E255
Perlmutter, Ed, Colo., E256
Renacci, James B., Ohio, E255
Schiff, Adam B., Calif., E253
Sherman, Brad, Calif., E259
Stefanik, Elise M., N.Y., E260, E261
Visclosky, Peter J., Ind., E253
Wagner, Ann, Mo., E258
Young, David, Iowa, E254, E254, E256, E257, E258, E258, E259, E260, 
E261, E262


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