Daily Digest

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Daily Digest

Senate

Chamber Action

Routine Proceedings, pages S2937–S2972

Measures Introduced: Sixteen bills and four resolutions were introduced, as follows: S. 1127–1142, and S. Res. 163–166.
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Measures Reported:

S. 392, to establish the 400 years of African-American History Commission. (S. Rept. No. 115–63)

S. 502, to modify the boundary of Voyageurs National Park in the State of Minnesota. (S. Rept. No. 115–64)

S. 508, to provide for the conveyance of certain Federal land in the State of Oregon. (S. Rept. No. 115–65)

S. 513, to designate the Frank and Jeanne Moore Wild Steelhead Special Management Area in the State of Oregon. (S. Rept. No. 115–66)

S. 590, to authorize the Secretary of Agriculture to maintain or replace certain facilities and structures for commercial recreation services at Smith Gulch in Idaho. (S. Rept. No. 115–67)

H.R. 558, to adjust the boundary of the Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park to include the Wallis House and Harriston Hill, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. (S. Rept. No. 115–68)

H.R. 698, to require a land conveyance involving the Elkhorn Ranch and the White River National Forest in the State of Colorado. (S. Rept. No. 115–69)

H.R. 863, to facilitate the addition of park administration at the Coltsville National Historical Park. (S. Rept. No. 115–70)

S. 131, to provide for the exchange of certain National Forest System land and non-Federal land in the State of Alaska, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute.
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Measures Passed:

Public Safety Officers' Benefits Improvement Act: Senate passed S. 419, to require adequate reporting on the Public Safety Officers' Benefits program, after agreeing to the following amendment proposed thereto:
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Alexander (for Grassley) Amendment No. 216, in the nature of a substitute.
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Rapid DNA Act: Senate passed S. 139, to implement the use of Rapid DNA instruments to inform decisions about pretrial release or detention and their conditions, to solve and prevent violent crimes and other crimes, to exonerate the innocent, to prevent DNA analysis backlogs.
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American Law Enforcement Heroes Act: Senate passed S. 583, to amend the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 to authorize COPS grantees to use grant funds to hire veterans as career law enforcement officers.
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Law Enforcement Mental Health and Wellness Act: Committee on the Judiciary was discharged from further consideration of S. 867, to provide support for law enforcement agency efforts to protect the mental health and well-being of law enforcement officers, and the bill was then passed.
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Washington Metrorail Safety Commission: Committee on the Judiciary was discharged from further consideration of S.J. Res. 22, granting the consent and approval of Congress to the Commonwealth of Virginia, the State of Maryland, and the District of Columbia to enter into a compact relating to the establishment of the Washington Metrorail Safety Commission, and the resolution was then passed.
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Recognizing the Roles and Contributions of U.S. Teachers: Senate agreed to S. Res. 163, recognizing the roles and contributions of the teachers of the United States in building and enhancing the civic, cultural, and economic well-being of the United States.
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National Senior Corps Week: Senate agreed to S. Res. 164, recognizing the contributions of senior volunteers and designating the week of May 15 through 19, 2017, as ``National Senior Corps Week''.
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National Small Business Week: Senate agreed to S. Res. 165, celebrating April 30 through May 6, 2017, as ``National Small Business Week'' and commending the entrepreneurial spirit of small businesses owners in the United States.
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National Nurses Week: Senate agreed to S. Res. 166, supporting the goals and ideals of National Nurses Week, to be observed from May 6 through May 12, 2017.
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Appointments:

Alyce Spotted Bear and Walter Soboleff Commission on Native Children: The Chair, on behalf of the Majority Leader, in consultation with the Chairperson of the Committee on Indian Affairs, pursuant to the provisions of Public Law 114–244, appointed the following individuals to serve as members of the Alyce Spotted Bear and Walter Soboleff Commission on Native Children: Carlyle Begay of Arizona, and Melody Staebner of North Dakota.
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Message from the President: Senate received the following message from the President of the United States:

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Transmitting, pursuant to law, a report on the continuation of the national emergency that was originally declared in Executive Order 13303 of May 22, 2003, with respect to the stabilization of Iraq; which was referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs. (PM–7)
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Brand Nomination--Agreement: Senate resumed consideration of the nomination of Rachel L. Brand, of Iowa, to be Associate Attorney General.
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A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that notwithstanding Rule XXII, the vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the nomination of Rachel L. Brand, occur at 12 noon on Wednesday, May 17, 2017, and that if cloture is invoked, the time count as if it was invoked at 1 a.m. on Wednesday, May 17, 2017; that if cloture is invoked on the nomination of Rachel L. Brand, the vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the nomination of Terry Branstad, of Iowa, to be Ambassador to the People's Republic of China, occur following disposition of the nomination of Rachel L. Brand, and that if cloture is not invoked on the nomination of Rachel L. Brand, the vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the nomination of Terry Branstad occur immediately following the failed cloture vote.
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A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing for further consideration of the nomination at approximately 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, May 17, 2017; and that the time until 12 noon be equally divided in the usual form.
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Nomination Confirmed: Senate confirmed the following nomination:

By 56 yeas to 42 nays (Vote No. EX. 129), Jeffrey A. Rosen, of Virginia, to be Deputy Secretary of Transportation.
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Nominations Received: Senate received the following nominations:

Brian D. Quintenz, of Ohio, to be a Commissioner of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission for a term expiring April 13, 2020.

Kevin Allen Hassett, of Massachusetts, to be Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers.

Derek Kan, of California, to be Under Secretary of Transportation for Policy.

Dan R. Brouillette, of Texas, to be Deputy Secretary of Energy.

Susan Parker Bodine, of Maryland, to be an Assistant Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency.

James Donovan, of Virginia, to be Deputy Secretary of the Treasury.

Doug Manchester, of California, to be Ambassador to the Commonwealth of The Bahamas.

James J. Sullivan, Jr., of Pennsylvania, to be a Member of the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission for a term expiring April 27, 2021.

Brooks D. Tucker, of Maryland, to be an Assistant Secretary of Veterans Affairs (Congressional and Legislative Affairs).

2 Air Force nominations in the rank of general.

2 Army nominations in the rank of general.

7 Coast Guard nominations in the rank of admiral.

2 Marine Corps nominations in the rank of general.

3 Navy nominations in the rank of admiral.

A routine list in the Air Force.
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Executive Reports of Committees:
Pages S2963–64


Additional Cosponsors:
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Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:
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Additional Statements:
Pages S2962–63


Amendments Submitted:
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Authorities for Committees to Meet:
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Record Votes: One record vote was taken today. (Total--129)
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Adjournment: Senate convened at 10 a.m. and adjourned at 6:15 p.m., until 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, May 17, 2017. (For Senate's program, see the remarks of the Majority Leader in today's Record on page S2970.)

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Committee Meetings

(Committees not listed did not meet)

NOMINATIONS

Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs: Committee concluded a hearing to examine the nominations of Sigal Mandelker, of New York, to be Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Crimes, Marshall Billingslea, of Virginia, to be Assistant Secretary for Terrorist Financing, and Heath P. Tarbert, of Maryland, to be an Assistant Secretary, all of the Department of the Treasury, and Mira Radielovic Ricardel, of California, to be Under Secretary of Commerce for Export Administration, after the nominees testified and answered questions in their own behalf.

LEVERAGING FEDERAL INFRASTRUCTURE FUNDING

Committee on Environment and Public Works: Subcommittee on Transportation and Infrastructure concluded a hearing to examine leveraging Federal funding, focusing on innovative solutions for infrastructure, after receiving testimony from Aubrey L. Layne, Commonwealth of Virginia Secretary of Transportation, Richmond; Tim Gatz, Oklahoma Turnpike Authority, Oklahoma City; Mayor Eric Garcetti, and Geoffrey S. Yarema, Nossaman LLP, on behalf of the National Surface Transportation Infrastructure Financing Commission, both of Los Angeles, California; and Kevin DeGood, Center for American Progress, Washington, D.C.

BIPARTISAN MEDICARE POLICIES

Committee on Finance: Committee concluded a hearing to examine bipartisan Medicare policies that improve care for patients with chronic conditions, after receiving testimony from Senators Schatz and Wicker; Katherine Hayes, Bipartisan Policy Center, Washington, D.C.; Lee Schwamm, Harvard Medical School, Dallas, Texas, on behalf of the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association; John G. Lovelace, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; and Stephen Rosenthal, Montefiore Health System, Yonkers, New York.

BUSINESS MEETING

Committee on Foreign Relations: Committee ordered favorably reported the nomination of John J. Sullivan, of Maryland, to be Deputy Secretary of State, and routine lists in the Foreign Service.

INTELLIGENCE

Select Committee on Intelligence: Committee met in closed session to receive a briefing on certain intelligence matters from officials of the intelligence community.

House of Representatives

Chamber Action


Public Bills and Resolutions Introduced: 52 public bills, H.R. 2423–2474; and 4 resolutions, H. Res. 325–328, were introduced.
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Additional Cosponsors:
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Reports Filed: Reports were filed today as follows:

H.R. 2169, to amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to enhance information sharing in the Department of Homeland Security State, Local, and Regional Fusion Center Initiative, and for other purposes, with an amendment (H. Rept. 115–120);

H.R. 2213, to amend the Anti-Border Corruption Act of 2010 to authorize certain polygraph waiver authority, and for other purposes, with an amendment (H. Rept. 115–121);

H.R. 2281, to amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to reauthorize the Border Enforcement Security Task Force program within the Department of Homeland Security, and for other purposes, with an amendment (H. Rept. 115–122);

H.R. 1715, to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a special resource study of the Medgar Evers House, located in Jackson, Mississippi, and for other purposes (H. Rept. 115–123);

H.R. 1177, to direct the Secretary of Agriculture to release on behalf of the United States the condition that certain lands conveyed to the City of Old Town, Maine, be used for a municipal airport, and for other purposes (H. Rept. 115–124);

H.R. 2154, to rename the Red River Valley Agricultural Research Center in Fargo, North Dakota, as the Edward T. Schafer Agricultural Research Center, with an amendment (H. Rept. 115–125);

H. Res. 323, providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 115) to amend title 18, United States Code, to provide additional aggravating factors for the imposition of the death penalty based on the status of the victim (H. Rept. 115–126); and

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H. Res. 324, providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 1039) to amend section 3606 of title 18, United States Code, to grant probation officers authority to arrest hostile third parties who obstruct or impede a probation officer in the performance of official duties (H. Rept. 115–127).
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Speaker: Read a letter from the Speaker wherein he appointed Representative Carter (GA) to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
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Recess: The House recessed at 12:09 p.m. and reconvened at 2 p.m.
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Guest Chaplain: The prayer was offered by the Guest Chaplain, Dr. Bruce Hargrave, Bruce Hargrave Ministries and Charities, Rowlett, TX.
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Recess: The House recessed at 2:10 p.m. and reconvened at 4:01 p.m.
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Suspensions: The House agreed to suspend the rules and pass the following measures:
Rapid DNA Act of 2017: H.R. 510, to establish a system for integration of Rapid DNA instruments for use by law enforcement to reduce violent crime and reduce the current DNA analysis backlog;
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Strengthening State and Local Cyber Crime Fighting Act of 2017: H.R. 1616, amended, to amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to authorize the National Computer Forensics Institute, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 408 yeas to 3 nays, Roll No. 258; and
Pages H4205–08


American Law Enforcement Heroes Act of 2017: H.R. 1428, to amend the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 to authorize COPS grantees to use grant funds to hire veterans as career law enforcement officers.
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Recess: The House recessed at 4:59 p.m. and reconvened at 6:30 p.m.
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Privileged Resolution--Intent to Offer: Representative Pascrell announced his intent to offer a privileged resolution.
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Suspension--Proceedings Postponed: The House debated the following measure under suspension of the rules. Further proceedings were postponed.
Honoring Hometown Heroes Act: H.R. 1892, to amend title 4, United States Code, to provide for the flying of the flag at half-staff in the event of the death of a first responder in the line of duty.
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Presidential Message: Read a message from the President wherein he notified Congress that the national emergency declared with respect to the stabilization of Iraq is to continue in effect beyond May 22, 2017--referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs and ordered to be printed (H. Doc. 115–42).
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Senate Messages: Messages received from the Senate by the Clerk and subsequently presented to the House today appear on page H4203.

Senate Referrals: S. 1083 was referred to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. S. 139 was held at the desk.
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Quorum Calls--Votes: One yea-and-nay vote developed during the proceedings of today and appears on pages H4211–12. There were no quorum calls.

Adjournment: The House met at 12 noon and adjourned at 8:07 p.m.

Committee Meetings

AMERICAN INDIAN AND ALASKA NATIVE PUBLIC WITNESS HEARING

Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies held a hearing entitled ``American Indian and Alaska Native Public Witness Hearing''. Testimony was heard from public witnesses.

AMERICAN INDIAN AND ALASKA NATIVE PUBLIC WITNESS HEARING

Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies held a hearing entitled ``American Indian and Alaska Native Public Witness Hearing''. Testimony was heard from public witnesses.

PROBATION OFFICER PROTECTION ACT OF 2017; THIN BLUE LINE ACT

Committee on Rules: Full Committee held a hearing on H.R. 1039, the ``Probation Officer Protection Act of 2017''; and H.R. 115, ``Thin Blue Line Act''. The Committee granted, by voice vote, a closed rule for H.R. 115. The rule provides one hour of debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on the Judiciary. The rule waives all points of order against consideration of the bill. The rule provides that an amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the text of Rules Committee Print 115–17 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. The Committee granted, by voice vote, a structured rule for H.R. 1039. The rule provides one hour of debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on the Judiciary. 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 Representatives Ratcliffe, Jackson Lee, and Cicilline.

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Joint Meetings



No joint committee meetings were held.

COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR WEDNESDAY,

MAY 17, 2017

(Committee meetings are open unless otherwise indicated)

Senate

Committee on Armed Services: Subcommittee on Strategic Forces, to hold hearings to examine military space organization, policy, and programs, 2 p.m., SR–222.

Subcommittee on Airland, to hold hearings to examine United States military small arms requirements, 3:30 p.m., SR–232A.

Committee on the Budget: to hold hearings to examine running the government for less, 10:30 a.m., SD–608.

Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation: to hold hearings to examine current issues in American sports, focusing on protecting the health and safety of American athletes, 10 a.m., SR–253.

Committee on Environment and Public Works: to hold hearings to examine improving America's transportation infrastructure, 10 a.m., SD–406.

Committee on Foreign Relations: to hold hearings to examine the nomination of Scott P. Brown, of New Hampshire, to be Ambassador to New Zealand, and to serve concurrently and without additional compensation as Ambassador to the Independent State of Samoa, Department of State, 2 p.m., SD–419.

Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs: business meeting to consider S. 34, to amend chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, to provide for the en bloc consideration in resolutions of disapproval for ``midnight rules'', S. 829, to reauthorize the Assistance to Firefighters Grants program, the Fire Prevention and Safety Grants program, and the Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response grant program, S. 951, to reform the process by which Federal agencies analyze and formulate new regulations and guidance documents, S. 21, to amend chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, to provide that major rules of the executive branch shall have no force or effect unless a joint resolution of approval is enacted into law, S. 577, to require each agency, in providing notice of a rule making, to include a link to a 100 word plain language summary of the proposed rule, S. 584, to amend chapter 6 of title 5, United States Code (commonly known as the Regulatory Flexibility Act), to ensure complete analysis of potential impacts on small entities of rules, S. 579, to require agencies to publish an advance notice of proposed rule making for major rules, S. 459, to designate the area between the intersections of Wisconsin Avenue, Northwest and Davis Street, Northwest and Wisconsin Avenue, Northwest and Edmunds Street, Northwest in Washington, District of Columbia, as ``Boris Nemtsov Plaza'', S. 595, to provide U.S. Customs and Border Protection with additional flexibility to expedite the hiring process for applicants for law enforcement positions, S. 696, to amend title 5, United States Code, to appropriately limit the authority to award bonuses to Federal employees, S. 504, to permanently authorize the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Business Travel Card Program, S. 842, to prohibit Federal agencies and Federal contractors from requesting that an applicant for employment disclose criminal history record information before the applicant has received a conditional offer, S. 760, to expand the Government's use and administration of data to facilitate transparency, effective governance, and innovation, S. 831, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 120 West Pike Street in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, as the ``Police Officer Scott Bashioum Post Office Building'', an original bill entitled, ``Department of Homeland Security Blue Campaign Authorization Act of 2017'', an original bill entitled, ``Federal Agency Customer Experience Act of 2017'', and an original bill entitled, ``Saving Federal Dollars Through Better Use of Government Purchase and Travel Cards Act of 2017'', 10 a.m., SD–342.

Committee on Indian Affairs: business meeting to consider S. 458, to support the education of Indian children, S. 691, to extend Federal recognition to the Chickahominy Indian Tribe, the Chickahominy Indian Tribe-Eastern Division, the Upper Mattaponi Tribe, the Rappahannock Tribe, Inc., the Monacan Indian Nation, and the Nansemond Indian Tribe, and S. 1116, to amend the Native American Business Development, Trade Promotion, and Tourism Act of 2000, the Buy Indian Act, and the Native American Programs Act of 1974 to provide industry and economic development opportunities to Indian communities; to be immediately followed by an oversight hearing to examine the Government Accountability Office's high risk list for Indian programs, 2:30 p.m., SD–628.

Committee on Veterans' Affairs: to hold hearings to examine S. 23, to amend title 38, United States Code, to direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to adopt and implement a standard identification protocol for use in the tracking and procurement of biological implants by the Department of Veterans Affairs, S. 112, to amend title 38, United States Code, to authorize per diem payments under comprehensive service programs for homeless veterans to furnish care to dependents of homeless veterans, S. 324, to amend title 38, United States Code, to improve the provision of adult day health care services for veterans, S. 543, to amend title 38, United States Code, to require the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to include in each contract into which the Secretary enters for necessary services authorities and mechanism for appropriate oversight, S. 591, to expand eligibility for the program of comprehensive assistance for family caregivers of the Department of Veterans Affairs, to expand benefits available to participants under such program, to enhance special compensation for members of the uniformed services who require assistance in everyday life, S. 609, to amend the Department of Veterans Affairs Health Care Programs Enhancement Act of 2001 and title 38, United States Code, to require the provision of chiropractic care and services to veterans at all Department of Veterans Affairs medical centers and to expand access to such care and services, S. 681, to amend title 38, United States Code, to improve the benefits and services provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs to women veterans, S. 764, to amend title 38, United States Code, to improve the enrollment of veterans in certain courses of education, S. 784, to provide for an increase, effective December 1, 2017, in the rates of compensation for veterans with service-connected disabilities and the rates of dependency and indemnity compensation for the survivors of certain disabled veterans, S. 804, to improve the provision of health care for women veterans by the Department of Veterans Affairs, S. 899, to amend title 38, United States Code, to ensure that the requirements that new Federal employees who are veterans with service-connected disabilities are provided leave for purposes of undergoing medical treatment for such disabilities apply to certain employees of the Veterans Health Administration, S. 1024, to amend title 38, United States Code, to reform the rights and processes relating to appeals of decisions regarding claims for benefits under the laws administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, S. 1094, to amend title 38, United States Code, to improve the accountability of employees of the Department of Veterans Affairs, an original bill entitled, ``Serving our Rural Veterans Act'', and an original bill entitled, ``Veteran Partners' Efforts to Enhance Reintegration Act'', 2:30 p.m., SR–418.

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Special Committee on Aging: to hold hearings to examine aging with community, focusing on building connections that last a lifetime, 9:30 a.m., SD–562.

House

Committee on Agriculture, Full Committee, hearing entitled ``State of the Rural Economy: Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue'', 10 a.m., 1300 Longworth.

Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies, hearing entitled ``American Indian and Alaska Native Public Witness Hearing'', 9 a.m., 2007 Rayburn.

Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies, oversight hearing entitled ``Advances in Biomedical Research'', 10 a.m., 2358–C Rayburn.

Subcommittee on Legislative Branch, budget hearing entitled ``House of Representatives: FY 2018 Budget'', 10 a.m., HT–2 Capitol.

Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies, hearing entitled ``American Indian and Alaska Native Public Witness Hearing'', 1 p.m., 2007 Rayburn.

Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government, oversight hearing on the Judiciary, 2 p.m., 2359 Rayburn.

Subcommittee on Legislative Branch, budget hearing entitled ``Architect of the Capitol: FY 2018 Budget'', 2 p.m., HT–2 Capitol.

Committee on Armed Services, Full Committee, hearing entitled ``Initial Findings of the Section 809 Panel: Setting the Path for Streamlining and Improving Defense Acquisition'', 10 a.m., 2118 Rayburn.

Subcommittee on Military Personnel, hearing entitled ``Military Personnel Posture: FY 2018'', 3:30 p.m., 2118 Rayburn.

Committee on Education and the Workforce, Full Committee, markup on H.R. 2353, the ``Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act'', 10 a.m., 2175 Rayburn.

Committee on Energy and Commerce, Subcommittee on Communications and Technology, hearing entitled ``Future of Emergency Alerting'', 10 a.m., 2123 Rayburn.

Subcommittee on Health, hearing entitled ``Examining Initiatives to Advance Public Health'', 10:15 a.m., 2322 Rayburn.

Committee on Foreign Affairs, Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere, hearing entitled ``Energy Opportunities in South America'', 10 a.m., 2172 Rayburn.

Subcommittee on Europe, Eurasia, and Emerging Threats, hearing entitled ``The Balkans: Threats to Peace and Stability'', 2 p.m., 2200 Rayburn.

Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific, hearing entitled ``Revitalizing U.S.-ASEAN Relations'', 2:30 p.m., 2172 Rayburn.

Committee on House Administration, Committee on House Administration, hearing entitled, ``Transforming GPO for the 21st Century and Beyond'', 11 a.m., 1310 Longworth.

Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations, hearing entitled ``Challenges Facing Law Enforcement in the 21st Century'', 10 a.m., 2141 Rayburn.

Committee on Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources, hearing entitled ``Reviewing Recent State Successes with the Rigs to Reefs Program'', 10 a.m., 1324 Longworth.

Subcommittee on Federal Lands, hearing entitled ``Seeking Better Management of America's Overgrown, Fire-Prone National Forests'', 2 p.m., 1324 Longworth.

Committee on Small Business, Full Committee, hearing entitled ``SBA's 7(a) Loan Program: A Detailed Review'', 11 a.m., 2360 Rayburn.

Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, Full Committee, hearing entitled ``The Need to Reform FAA and Air Traffic Control to Build a 21st Century Aviation System for America'', 10 a.m., 2167 Rayburn.

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Committee on Veterans' Affairs, Full Committee, markup on H.R. 91, the ``Building Supportive Networks for Women Veterans Act''; H.R. 467, the ``VA Scheduling Accountability Act''; H.R. 1005, to improve the provision of adult day health care services for veterans; H.R. 1162, the ``No Hero Left Untreated Act''; H.R. 1329, the ``Veterans' Compensation Cost-of-Living Adjustment Act of 2017''; H.R. 1461, the ``VET Protection Act of 2017''; H.R. 1545, the ``VA Prescription Data Accountability Act 2017''; H.R. 1662, to prohibit smoking in any facility of the Veterans Health Administration; H.R. 1725, the ``Quicker Veterans Benefits Delivery Act of 2017''; H.R. 1848, the ``Veterans Affairs Medical Scribe Pilot Act of 2017''; and H.R. 2288, the ``Veterans Appeals Improvement and Modernization Act of 2017'', 10:30 a.m., 334 Cannon.

Committee on Ways and Means, Subcommittee on Human Resources, hearing entitled ``Opportunities for Youth and Young Adults to Break the Cycle of Poverty'', 10 a.m., 2020 Rayburn.

Joint Meetings

Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe: to hold hearings to examine the growing Russian military threat in Europe, focusing on assessing and addressing the challenge, 9:30 a.m., SVC–208.

Joint Economic Committee: to hold hearings to examine the state of social capital in America today, 10 a.m., SD–106.

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Next Meeting of the
SENATE

9:30 a.m., Wednesday, May 17

Senate Chamber

Program for Wednesday: Senate will continue consideration of the nomination of Rachel L. Brand, of Iowa, to be Associate Attorney General, and vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the nomination at 12 noon.

Next Meeting of the
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

10 a.m., Wednesday, May 17

House Chamber

Program for Wednesday: Begin consideration of H.R. 115--Thin Blue Line Act (Subject to a Rule).



Extensions of Remarks, as inserted in this issue








HOUSE


Babin, Brian, Tex., E639

Barr, Andy, Ky., E637

Beutler, Jaime Herrera, Wash., E636

Buck, Ken, Colo., E640

Bustos, Cheri, Ill., E637, E642

Cheney, Liz, Wyo., E639

Collins, Doug, Ga., E640

Comstock, Barbara, Va., E644

Davis, Rodney, Ill., E641

Dingell, Debbie, Mich., E641

Donovan, Daniel M., Jr, N.Y., E636

Ellison, Keith, Minn., E633, E639

Graves, Garret, La., E645

Green, Al, Tex., E638

Higgins, Brian, N.Y., E633, E639, E643

Johnson, Eddie Bernice, Tex., E643, E645

Jones, Walter B., N.C., E638

Levin, Sander M., Mich., E641

Lowey, Nita M., N.Y., E637, E642

McCollum, Betty, Minn., E638

Meehan, Patrick, Pa., E636

Moore, Gwen, Wisc., E636, E643

Norton, Eleanor Holmes, The District of Columbia, E638

Perry, Scott, Pa., E637, E642

Schakowsky, Janice D., Ill., E644

Shimkus, John, Ill., E637, E642

Sinema, Kyrsten, Ariz., E640

Stefanik, Elise M., N.Y., E636, E641

Tipton, Scott R., Colo., E638

Visclosky, Peter J., Ind., E635, E640

Webster, Daniel, Fla., E639

Wilson, Joe, S.C., E644, E645

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