Daily Digest

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Daily Digest

Senate

Chamber Action

Routine Proceedings, pages S1899–S1940

Measures Introduced: Eleven bills and one resolution were introduced, as follows: S. 693–703, and S. Con. Res. 11.
Pages S1932–33

Measures Reported:

S. 249, to provide that the pueblo of Santa Clara may lease for 99 years certain restricted land. (S. Rept. No. 115–8)
Page S1932

Measures Passed:

Clarification of Employer's Continuing Obligation to Make and Maintain an Accurate Record of Each Recordable Injury and Illness Rule: By 50 yeas to 48 nays (Vote No. 93), Senate 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 and Illness'', after agreeing to the motion to proceed.
Pages S1900–24

Measures Considered:

Protecting the Privacy of Customers of Broadband and Other Telecommunications Services Rule--Agreement: Senate began consideration of S.J. Res. 34, providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Federal Communications Commission relating to ``Protecting the Privacy of Customers of Broadband and Other Telecommunications Services'', after agreeing to the motion to proceed.
Pages S1925–29, S1935–40

A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing for further consideration of the joint resolution at approximately 9:30 a.m., on Thursday, March 23, 2017.
Page S1928

Appointments:

Board of Visitors of the U.S. Military Academy: The Chair, on behalf of the Vice President, pursuant to 10 U.S.C. 4355(a), appointed the following Senators to the Board of Visitors of the U.S. Military Academy: Senator Gillibrand (Committee on Armed Services), Senator Murphy (Committee on Appropriations.)
Page S1935


Board of Visitors of the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy: The Chair, on behalf of the Vice President, pursuant to Section 1295b(h) of title 46 App., United States Code, appointed the following Senators to the Board of Visitors of the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy: Senator Peters (At Large), Senator Schatz (Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation.)
Page S1935


Board of Visitors of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy: The Chair, on behalf of the Vice President, pursuant to 14 U.S.C. 194(a), as amended by Public Law 101–595, and further amended by Public Law 113–281, appointed the following Senators to the Board of Visitors of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy: Senator Cantwell (Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation), Senator Blumenthal (At Large).
Page S1935


Board of Visitors of the U.S. Naval Academy: The Chair, on behalf of the Vice President, pursuant to 10 U.S.C. 6968(a), appointed the following Senators to the Board of Visitors of the U.S. Naval Academy: Senator Shaheen (Committee on Appropriations), Senator Cardin (At Large).
Page S1935


Board of Visitors of the U.S. Air Force Academy: The Chair, on behalf of the Vice President, pursuant to 10 U.S.C. 9355(a), appointed the following Senators to the Board of Visitors of the U.S. Air Force Academy: Senator Udall (Committee on Appropriations), Senator Hirono (Committee on Armed Services).
Page S1935


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

Transmitting, pursuant to law, a notice of the continuation of the national emergency with respect to South Sudan that was declared in Executive Order 13664 of April 3, 2014; which was referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs. (PM–3)
Page S1932


Friedman Nomination--Cloture: Senate began consideration of the nomination of David Friedman, of New York, to be Ambassador to Israel.
Page S1924

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A motion was entered to close further debate on the nomination, and, in accordance with the provisions of Rule XXII of the Standing Rules of the Senate, a vote on cloture will occur on Friday, March 24, 2017.
Page S1924

Prior to the consideration of this nomination, Senate took the following action:

Senate agreed to the motion to proceed to Executive Session to consider the nomination.
Page S1924


Messages from the House:
Page S1932


Measures Referred:
Page S1932


Measures Placed on the Calendar:
Pages S1900, S1932


Executive Communications:
Page S1932


Additional Cosponsors:
Page S1933


Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:
Pages S1933–34


Additional Statements:
Page S1931


Authorities for Committees to Meet:
Pages S1934–35


Privileges of the Floor:
Page S1935


Record Votes: One record vote was taken today. (Total--93)
Page S1924


Adjournment: Senate convened at 10:30 a.m. and adjourned at 7:07 p.m., until 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, March 23, 2017. (For Senate's program, see the remarks of the Acting Majority Leader in today's Record on page S1928.)

Committee Meetings

(Committees not listed did not meet)

DEFENSE READINESS

Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Department of Defense concluded a hearing to examine defense readiness and budget update, after receiving testimony from James N. Mattis, Secretary, and General Joseph F. Dunford, Jr., USMC, Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff, both of the Department of Defense.

ARMY MODERNIZATION

Committee on Armed Services: Subcommittee on Airland concluded a hearing to examine Army modernization, after receiving testimony from Lieutenant General Joseph Anderson, USA, Deputy Chief of Staff, G–3/5/7, Lieutenant General John M. Murray, USA, Deputy Chief of Staff, G–8, Major General Robert M. Dyess Jr., USA, Acting Director, Army Capabilities Integration Center, and Brigadier General Promotable Robert L. Marion, USA, Deputy of Acquisition and Systems Management, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology, all of the United States Army, Department of Defense.

CYBERSECURITY

Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation: Committee concluded a hearing to examine the promises and perils of emerging technologies for cybersecurity, after receiving testimony from Eric Rosenbach, former Chief of Staff, and former Assistant Secretary for Homeland Defense and Global Security, Department of Defense, Washington, D.C.; Caleb Barlow, IBM Security, Cambridge, Massachusetts; Venky Ganesan, Menlo Ventures, Menlo Park, California; Steve Grobman, Intel Security Group, Sacramento, California; and Malcolm Harkins, Cylance Inc., Irvine, California.

COAST GUARD

Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation: Subcommittee on Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries, and Coast Guard concluded a hearing to examine the state of the Coast Guard, focusing on ensuring military, national security, and enforcement capability and readiness, after receiving testimony from Admiral Paul F. Zukunft, Commandant, Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security.

BUSINESS MEETING

Committee on Environment and Public Works: Committee ordered favorably reported S. 512, to modernize the regulation of nuclear energy, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute.

GLOBAL HUMANITARIAN AFFAIRS

Committee on Foreign Relations: Committee concluded a hearing to examine the state of global humanitarian affairs, after receiving testimony from Gregory C. Gottlieb, Acting Assistant Administrator, Bureau for Democracy, Conflict, and Humanitarian Assistance, U.S. Agency for International Development; Nancy Lindborg, United States Institute for Peace, Washington, D.C.; and Yves Daccord, International Committee of the Red Cross, Geneva, Switzerland.

DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY FRONTLINE

Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs: Committee concluded a hearing to examine perspectives from the DHS frontline, focusing on evaluating staffing resources and requirements, after receiving testimony from Brandon Judd, National Border Patrol Council, Tucson, Arizona, on behalf of Border Patrol Agents, U.S. Customs and Border Protection; Anthony M. Reardon, National Treasury Employees Union, Washington, D.C., on behalf of Office of Field Operations Officers, U.S. Customs and Border Protection; and Chris Crane, National Immigration and Customs Enforcement Council, Oakdale, Louisiana, on behalf of Enforcement Removal Operations Officers, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

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NOMINATION

Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions: Committee concluded a hearing to examine the nomination of R. Alexander Acosta, of Florida, to be Secretary of Labor, after the nominee, who was introduced by Senators Cruz and Rubio, testified and answered questions in his own behalf.

NOMINATION

Committee on the Judiciary: Committee continued hearings to examine the nomination of Neil M. Gorsuch, of Colorado, to be an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, the nominee testified and answered questions in his own behalf.

Hearings recessed subject to the call and will meet again on Thursday, March 23, 2017.

House of Representatives

Chamber Action


Public Bills and Resolutions Introduced: 29 public bills, H.R. 1664–1692; and 3 resolutions, H.J. Res. 37–38; and H. Res. 220 were introduced.
Pages H2347–49


Additional Cosponsors:
Page H2350


Reports Filed: Reports were filed today as follows:

H.R. 1215, to improve patient access to health care services and provide improved medical care by reducing the excessive burden the liability system places on the health care delivery system, with an amendment (H. Rept. 115–55, Part 1); and

H. Res. 221, waiving a requirement of clause 6(a) of rule XIII with respect to consideration of certain resolutions reported from the Committee on Rules, and providing for consideration of motions to suspend the rules (H. Rept. 115–56).
Page H2347


Speaker: Read a letter from the Speaker wherein he appointed Representative Hultgren to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
Page H2291


Recess: The House recessed at 11:12 a.m. and reconvened at 12 noon.
Page H2299


Guest Chaplain: The prayer was offered by the Guest Chaplain, Dr. Tom Smiley, Lakewood Baptist Church, Gainesville, Georgia.
Page H2299


Question of Privilege: Representative Polis rose to a question of the privileges of the House and submitted a resolution. The Chair ruled that the resolution did not present a question of the privileges of the House. Subsequently, Representative Polis appealed the ruling of the chair and Representative Cheney moved to table the appeal. Agreed to the motion to table the appeal of the ruling of the Chair by a yea-and-nay vote of 230 yeas to 189 nays with 1 answering ``present'', Roll No. 182.
Pages H2308–11


Competitive Health Insurance Reform Act of 2017: The House passed H.R. 372, to restore the application of the Federal antitrust laws to the business of health insurance to protect competition and consumers, by a recorded vote of 416 ayes to 7 noes, Roll No. 184. Consideration began yesterday, March 21st.
Pages H2311–12

Rejected the Rosen motion to recommit the bill to the Committee on the Judiciary with instructions to report the same back to the House forthwith with an amendment, by a yea-and-nay vote of 189 yeas to 233 nays, Roll No. 183.
Page H2311

H. Res. 209, the rule providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 372) was agreed to yesterday, March 21st.

Small Business Health Fairness Act of 2017: The House passed H.R. 1101, to amend title I of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 to improve access and choice for entrepreneurs with small businesses with respect to medical care for their employees, by a recorded vote of 236 ayes to 175 noes, Roll No. 186.
Pages H2312–30

Rejected the Shea Porter 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 an amendment, by a yea-and-nay vote of 179 yeas to 233 nays, Roll No. 185.
Pages H2328–30

Pursuant to the Rule, an amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the text of Rules Committee Print 115–9 shall be considered as adopted, in lieu of the amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on Education and the Workforce now printed in the bill.
Page H2312

Agreed to:

Herrera Beutler amendment (No. 1 printed in H. Rept. 115–51) that clarifies that existing association health plans may continue to operate under existing state and federal law.
Pages H2327–28

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H. Res. 210, the rule providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 1101) was agreed to yesterday, March 21st.

Suspension: The House agreed to suspend the rules and pass the following measure:
Securing our Agriculture and Food Act: H.R. 1238, to amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to make the Assistant Secretary of Homeland Security for Health Affairs responsible for coordinating the efforts of the Department of Homeland Security related to food, agriculture, and veterinary defense against terrorism, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 406 yeas to 6 nays, Roll No. 187.
Pages H2304–07, H2330–31


Meeting Hour: Agreed by unanimous consent that when the House adjourns today, it adjourn to meet at 9 a.m. tomorrow, March 23.
Page H2331


Congressional Award Board--Reappointment: Read a letter from Representative Pelosi, Minority Leader, in which she reappointed the following Member to the Congressional Award Board: Representative Dingell.
Page H2331


Suspensions--Proceedings Postponed: The House debated the following measures under suspension of the rules. Further proceedings were postponed.
Terrorist and Foreign Fighter Travel Exercise Act of 2017: H.R. 1302, to require an exercise related to terrorist and foreign fighter travel; and
Pages H2303–04


Department of Homeland Security Acquisition Innovation Act: H.R. 1365, amended, to amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to require certain acquisition innovation.
Pages H2307–08


Recess: The House recessed at 6:11 p.m. and reconvened at 11:52 p.m.
Page H2346


Presidential Message: Read a message from the President wherein he notified Congress that the national emergency declared with respect to South Sudan is to continue in effect beyond April 3, 2017--referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs and ordered to be printed (H. Doc. 115–25).
Page H2331


Senate Messages: Messages received from the Senate by the Clerk and subsequently presented to the House today appear on pages H2302–03.

Quorum Calls--Votes: Four yea-and-nay votes and two recorded votes developed during the proceedings of today and appear on pages H2310–11, H2311, H2311–12, H2329, H2330, and H2330–31. There were no quorum calls.

Adjournment: The House met at 10 a.m. and adjourned at 11:53 p.m.

Committee Meetings

THE NEXT FARM BILL: DAIRY POLICY

Committee on Agriculture: Full Committee held a hearing entitled ``The Next Farm Bill: Dairy Policy''. Testimony was heard from public witnesses.

VETERANS AFFAIRS OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL

Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies held an oversight hearing on the Veterans Affairs Office of Inspector General. Testimony was heard from Michael J. Missal, Inspector General, Department of Veterans Affairs.

THE EVOLUTION OF HYBRID WARFARE AND KEY CHALLENGES

Committee on Armed Services: Full Committee held a hearing entitled ``The Evolution of Hybrid Warfare and Key Challenges''. Testimony was heard from public witnesses.

THE CURRENT STATE OF THE U.S. AIR FORCE

Committee on Armed Services: Subcommittee on Readiness held a hearing entitled ``The Current State of the U.S. Air Force''. Testimony was heard from Major General Scott D. West, Director of Current Operations and Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations, U.S. Air Force Headquarters; Lieutenant General Maryanne Miller, Chief, U.S. Air Force Reserve; and Lieutenant General L. Scott Rice, Director, U.S. Air National Guard.

LEGISLATIVE MEASURE

Committee on Energy and Commerce: Subcommittee on Environment held a hearing on H.R. 806, the ``Ozone Standards Implementation Act of 2017''. Testimony was heard from Sean Alteri, Director, Division of Air Quality, Kentucky Department of Environmental Protection; Marc A. R. Cone, Director, Bureau of Air Quality, Maine Department of Environmental Protection; Nancy Vehr, Air Quality Administrator, Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality; Kurt Karperos, Deputy Executive Officer, California Air Resources Board; Seyed Sadredin, Executive Director/Air Pollution Control Officer, San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District; and a public witness.

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EXAMINING FDA'S PRESCRIPTION DRUG USER FEE PROGRAM

Committee on Energy and Commerce: Subcommittee on Health held a hearing entitled ``Examining FDA's Prescription Drug User Fee Program''. Testimony was heard from Janet Woodcock, Director, Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, Food and Drug Administration; and public witnesses.

ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING

Committee on Ethics: Full Committee held an organizational meeting for the 115th Congress. The committee adopted its rules for the 115th Congress.

EXAMINING RESULTS AND ACCOUNTABILITY AT THE WORLD BANK

Committee on Financial Services: Subcommittee on Monetary Policy and Trade held a hearing entitled ``Examining Results and Accountability at the World Bank''. Testimony was heard from public witnesses.

THE JOBS ACT AT FIVE: EXAMINING ITS IMPACT AND ENSURING THE COMPETITIVENESS OF THE U.S. CAPITAL MARKETS

Committee on Financial Services: Subcommittee on Capital Markets, Securities, and Investment held a hearing entitled ``The JOBS Act at Five: Examining Its Impact and Ensuring the Competitiveness of the U.S. Capital Markets''. Testimony was heard from public witnesses.

ANTI-SEMITISM ACROSS BORDERS

Committee on Foreign Affairs: Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations held a hearing entitled ``Anti-Semitism Across Borders''. Testimony was heard from public witnesses.

U.S. POLICY TOWARD THE BALTIC STATES

Committee on Foreign Affairs: Subcommittee on Europe, Eurasia, and Emerging Threats held a hearing entitled ``U.S. Policy Toward the Baltic States''. Testimony was heard from public witnesses.

A BORDERLESS BATTLE: DEFENDING AGAINST CYBER THREATS

Committee on Homeland Security: Full Committee held a hearing entitled ``A Borderless Battle: Defending Against Cyber Threats''. Testimony was heard from public witnesses.

MISCELLANEOUS MEASURES

Committee on the Judiciary: Full Committee held a markup on H.R. 1393, the ``Mobile Workforce State Income Tax Simplification Act of 2017''; H.R. 695, the ``Child Protection Improvements Act of 2017''; H.R. 883, the ``Targeting Child Predators Act of 2017''; and H.R. 1188, the ``Adam Walsh Reauthorization Act of 2017''. H.R. 1393 and H.R. 883 were ordered reported, without amendment. H.R. 695 and H.R. 1188 were ordered reported, as amended.

THE STATUS OF THE PUERTO RICO ELECTRIC POWER AUTHORITY RESTRUCTURING SUPPORT AGREEMENT

Committee on Natural Resources: Subcommittee on Indian, Insular, and Alaska Native Affairs held a hearing entitled ``The Status of the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority Restructuring Support Agreement''. Testimony was heard from Ricardo Rosselló, Governor, Puerto Rico; José B. Carrión III, Chairman, Financial Oversight and Management Board for Puerto Rico; Luis Benítez Hernández, Chairman, Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority Governing Board; Ana J. Matosantos, Member, Financial Oversight and Management Board for Puerto Rico; and public witnesses.

LAW ENFORCEMENT'S USE OF FACIAL RECOGNITION TECHNOLOGY

Committee on Oversight and Government Reform: Full Committee held a hearing entitled ``Law Enforcement's Use of Facial Recognition Technology''. Testimony was heard from Kimberly Del Greco, Deputy Assistant Director, Criminal Justice Information Services Division, Federal Bureau of Investigation; Diana Maurer, Director, Homeland Security and Justice Issues, Government Accountability Office; Charles Romine, Director, Information Technology Lab, National Institute of Standards and Technology; and public witnesses.

EXAMINING THE IMPACT OF VOLUNTARY RESTRICTED DISTRIBUTION SYSTEMS IN THE PHARMACEUTICAL SUPPLY CHAIN

Committee on Oversight and Government Reform: Subcommittee on Healthcare, Benefits, and Administrative Rules held a hearing entitled ``Examining the Impact of Voluntary Restricted Distribution Systems in the Pharmaceutical Supply Chain''. Testimony was heard from Janet Woodcock, Director, Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, Food and Drug Administration; and public witnesses.

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AMERICAN HEALTH CARE ACT OF 2017; HOUSE RESOLUTION WAIVING A REQUIREMENT OF CLAUSE 6(A) OF RULE XIII WITH RESPECT TO CONSIDERATION OF CERTAIN RESOLUTIONS REPORTED FROM THE COMMITTEE ON RULES, AND PROVIDING FOR CONSIDERATION OF MOTIONS TO SUSPEND THE RULES

Committee on Rules: Full Committee began a hearing on the ``American Health Care Act of 2017''; and held a hearing on a house resolution waiving a requirement of clause 6(a) of rule XIII with respect to consideration of certain resolutions reported from the Committee on Rules, and providing for consideration of motions to suspend the rules. The Committee granted, by record vote of 9–3, a rule that waives clause 6(a) of rule XIII (requiring a two-thirds vote to consider a rule on the same day it is reported from the Rules Committee) against any resolution reported through the legislative day of March 27, 2017. In section 2, the rule provides that it shall be in order at any time through the calendar day of March 26, 2017, for the Speaker to entertain motions that the House suspend the rules and that the Speaker or his designee shall consult with the Minority Leader or her designee on the designation of any matter for consideration pursuant to this section.

THE ISS AFTER 2024: OPTIONS AND IMPACTS

Committee on Science, Space, and Technology: Subcommittee on Space held a hearing entitled ``The ISS after 2024: Options and Impacts''. Testimony was heard from William Gerstenmaier, Associate Administrator for Human Exploration and Operations, National Aeronautics and Space Administration; and public witnesses.

MAKING WASHINGTON WORK FOR AMERICA'S SMALL BUSINESSES

Committee on Small Business: Full Committee held a hearing entitled ``Making Washington Work For America's Small Businesses''. Testimony was heard from public witnesses.

HEALTHY HIRING: ENABLING VA TO RECRUIT AND RETAIN QUALITY PROVIDERS

Committee on Veterans' Affairs: Subcommittee on Health held a hearing entitled ``Healthy Hiring: Enabling VA to Recruit and Retain Quality Providers''. Testimony was heard from Robert Goldenkoff, Director, Strategic Issues, Government Accountability Office; Steve Young, Deputy Under Secretary for Health for Operations and Management, Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs; and public witnesses.

EXAMINING THE SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION'S REPRESENTATIVE PAYEE PROGRAM: WHO PROVIDES HELP

Committee on Ways and Means: Subcommittee on Oversight and Subcommittee on Social Security held a joint hearing entitled ``Examining the Social Security Administration's Representative Payee Program: Who Provides Help''. Testimony was heard from Marianna LaCanfora, Acting Deputy Commissioner, Office of Retirement and Disability Policy, Social Security Administration; Gale Stallworth Stone, Acting Inspector General, Social Security Administration; David Slayton, Administrative Director, Office of Court Administration, Texas Judicial Branch; and public witnesses.

Joint Meetings

VETERANS SERVICE ORGANIZATIONS LEGISLATIVE PRESENTATIONS

Joint Hearing: Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs concluded a joint hearing with the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs to examine the legislative presentation of multiple veterans service organizations, after receiving testimony from Colonel Carl A. Singer, USA (Ret.), Jewish War Veterans of the United States of America, Passaic, New Jersey; Donald Larson, Fleet Reserve Association, Ingleside, Texas; Chief Master Sergeant Mark Stevenson, (Ret.), Air Force Sergeants Association, Bowie, Maryland; Hershel W. Gober, Military Order of the Purple Heart of the U.S.A., Palm Coast, Florida; Charles Susino, Jr., American Ex-Prisoners of War, Metuchen, New Jersey; Robert D. Stamper, Blinded Veterans Association, Hayden, Idaho; Master Sergeant John Adams, USAF (Ret.), The Retired Enlisted Association, Colorado Springs, Colorado; and Lieutenant Colonel Aniela Szymanski, USMCR, Military Officers Association of America, and Allison Jaslow, Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, both of Washington, D.C.

NEW PUBLIC LAWS

(For last listing of Public Laws, see
Daily Digest, p. D297)

S. 442, to authorize the programs of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Signed on March 21, 2017. (Public Law 115–10)

COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR THURSDAY, MARCH 23, 2017

(Committee meetings are open unless otherwise indicated)

Senate
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Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry: to hold hearings to examine the nomination of Sonny Perdue, of Georgia, to be Secretary of Agriculture, 10 a.m., SR–325.

Committee on Armed Services: to hold hearings to examine United States European Command, 9:30 a.m., SD–G50.

Subcommittee on Personnel, to hold hearings to examine Department of Defense civilian personnel reform, 2:30 p.m., SR–232A.

Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs: to hold hearings to examine the nomination of Jay Clayton, of New York, to be a Member of the Securities and Exchange Commission, 9:30 a.m., SD–538.

Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation: Subcommittee on Aviation Operations, Safety, and Security, to hold hearings to examine FAA reauthorization, focusing on perspectives on improving airport infrastructure and aviation manufacturing, 10 a.m., SR–253.

Committee on the Judiciary: to continue hearings to examine the nomination of Neil M. Gorsuch, of Colorado, to be an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, 9:30 a.m., SH–216.

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 Emerging Threats and Capabilities, hearing entitled ``High Consequences and Uncertain Threats: Reviewing Department of Defense Strategy, Policy, and Programs for Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction for Fiscal Year 2018'', 10:30 a.m., 2118 Rayburn.

Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform, Commercial and Antitrust Law, hearing on the ``Financial Institution Bankruptcy Act of 2017'', 9 a.m., 2141 Rayburn.

Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, Full Committee, hearing entitled ``Legislative Proposals for Fostering Transparency'', 9 a.m., 2154 Rayburn.

Committee on Small Business, Subcommittee on Agriculture, Energy, and Trade, hearing entitled ``The Future of America's Small Family Farms'', 10 a.m., 2360 Rayburn.

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Next Meeting of the
SENATE

9:30 a.m., Thursday, March 23

Senate Chamber

Program for Thursday: Senate will continue consideration of S.J. Res. 34, Protecting the Privacy of Customers of Broadband and Other Telecommunications Services Rule.

Next Meeting of the
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

9 a.m., Thursday, March 23

House Chamber

Program for Thursday: Consideration of H.R. 1628--American Health Care Act of 2017 (Subject to a Rule).



Extensions of Remarks, as inserted in this issue








HOUSE


Blumenauer, Earl, Ore., E364

Carbajal, Salud O., Calif., E361, E362, E362, E363

Cohen, Steve, Tenn., E362

Dingell, Debbie, Mich., E361

Flores, Bill, Tex., E363

Johnson, Eddie Bernice, Tex., E363

Johnson, Henry C. ``Hank'', Jr., Ga., E365, E365

Latta, Robert E., Ohio, E362

Palazzo, Steven M., Miss., E365

Roe, David P., Tenn., E364

Rooney, Francis, Fla., E363

Rutherford, John H., Fla., E364

Slaughter, Louise McIntosh, N.Y., E361

Thompson, Mike, Calif., E361

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