Daily Digest

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Daily Digest

Senate

Chamber Action

Routine Proceedings, pages S3413–59

Measures Introduced: Six bills were introduced, as follows: S. 1343–1348.
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Measures Reported:

S. 55, to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a special resource study of Fort Ontario in the State of New York, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. (S. Rept. No. 115–104)

S. 214, to authorize the expansion of an existing hydroelectric project. (S. Rept. No. 115–105)

S. 566, to withdraw certain land in Okanogan County, Washington, to protect the land. (S. Rept. No. 115–106)

S. 714, to amend Public Law 103–434 to authorize Phase III of the Yakima River Basin Water Basin Water Enhancement Project for the purposes of improving water management in the Yakima River basin. (S. Rept. No. 115–107)
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Measures Passed:

Police Officer Scott Bashioum Post Office Building: Senate passed 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''.
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Measures Considered:

Government of Saudi Arabia Export of Defense Articles: By 47 yeas to 53 nays (Vote No. 143), Senate did not agree to the motion to discharge S.J. Res. 42, relating to the disapproval of the proposed export to the Government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia of certain defense articles.
Pages S3416–40


Countering Iran's Destabilizing Activities Act--Agreement: Senate continued consideration of S. 722, to impose sanctions with respect to Iran in relation to Iran's ballistic missile program, support for acts of international terrorism, and violations of human rights, taking action on the following amendments and motions proposed thereto:
Pages S3440–51

Withdrawn:

McConnell Amendment No. 233 (to Amendment No. 232), to change the enactment date.
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Pending:

McConnell (for Crapo) Modified Amendment No. 232, to impose sanctions with respect to the Russian Federation and to combat terrorism and illicit financing.
Pages S3440–48

A motion was entered to close further debate on the committee-reported substitute amendment to the bill, and, in accordance with the provisions of Rule XXII of the Standing Rules of the Senate, a vote on cloture will occur on Thursday, June 15, 2017.
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A motion was entered to close further debate on the bill, and, in accordance with the provisions of Rule XXII of the Standing Rules of the Senate, a vote on cloture will occur upon disposition of the committee-reported substitute amendment to the bill.
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A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that the motion to invoke cloture on McConnell (for Crapo) Amendment No. 232 (listed above), be withdrawn.
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A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that at 2 p.m., on Wednesday, June 14, 2017, Senate vote on adoption of McConnell (for Crapo) Modified Amendment No. 232 (listed above), with no intervening action or debate and no second-degree amendments in order prior to the vote; and that following Leader remarks on Wednesday, June 14, 2017, the time until 2 p.m. be equally divided in the usual form.
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A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing for further consideration of the bill at approximately 10:45 a.m., on Wednesday, June 14, 2017.
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Message from the President: Senate received the following message from the President of the United States:

Transmitting, pursuant to law, a report on the continuation of the national emergency that was originally declared in Executive Order 13405 of June 16, 2006, with respect to Belarus; which was referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs. (PM–9)
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Messages from the House:
Pages S3452–53


Measures Referred:
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Measures Placed on the Calendar:
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Executive Communications:
Pages S3453–55


Petitions and Memorials:
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Additional Cosponsors:
Pages S3456–57


Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:
Pages S3457–58


Amendments Submitted:
Pages S3458–59


Authorities for Committees to Meet:
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Privileges of the Floor:
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Record Votes: One record vote was taken today. (Total--143)
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Adjournment: Senate convened at 10 a.m. and adjourned at 6:18 p.m., until 10:45 a.m. on Wednesday, June 14, 2017. (For Senate's program, see the remarks of the Majority Leader in today's Record on page S3459.)

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Committee Meetings

(Committees not listed did not meet)

APPROPRIATIONS: DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies concluded a hearing to examine proposed budget estimates and justification for fiscal year 2018 for the Department of Justice, after receiving testimony from Rod J. Rosenstein, Deputy Attorney General, Department of Justice.

APPROPRIATIONS: DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies concluded a hearing to examine proposed budget estimates and justification for fiscal year 2018 for the Department of Agriculture, after receiving testimony from Sonny Perdue, Secretary of Agriculture.

APPROPRIATIONS: DEPARTMENT OF STATE

Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs concluded a hearing to examine proposed budget estimates and justification for fiscal year 2018 for the Department of State, after receiving testimony from Rex Tillerson, Secretary of State.

DEFENSE AUTHORIZATION REQUEST AND FUTURE YEARS DEFENSE PROGRAM

Committee on Armed Services: Committee concluded a hearing to examine the Department of Defense budget posture in review of the Defense Authorization Request for fiscal year 2018 and the Future Years Defense Program, after receiving testimony from James N. Mattis, Secretary, General Joseph F. Dunford, Jr., USMC, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and David L. Norquist, Under Secretary (Comptroller), all of the Department of Defense.

DEFENSE AUTHORIZATION REQUEST AND FUTURE YEARS DEFENSE PROGRAM

Committee on Armed Services: Subcommittee on SeaPower concluded a hearing to examine Navy and Marine Corps aviation programs in review of the Defense Authorization Request for fiscal year 2018 and the Future Years Defense Program, after receiving testimony from Lieutenant General Jon M. Davis, USMC, Deputy Commandant for Aviation, United States Marine Corps, and Vice Admiral Paul A. Grosklags, USN, Commander, Naval Air Systems, and Rear Admiral DeWolfe H. Miller, III, USN, Director, Air Warfare (OPNAV N98), both of the Department of the Navy, all of the Department of Defense.

FY 2018 BUDGET AND REVENUE PROPOSALS

Committee on the Budget: Committee concluded a hearing to examine the President's proposed budget request for fiscal year 2018 and revenue proposals, after receiving testimony from Steven T. Mnuchin, Secretary of the Treasury.

NOMINATIONS

Committee on Environment and Public Works: Committee concluded a hearing to examine the nominations of Kristine L. Svinicki, and Annie Caputo, both of Virginia, and David Wright, of South Carolina, who was introduced by Senator Graham, each to be a Member of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, and Susan Parker Bodine, of Maryland, to be an Assistant Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, after the nominees testified and answered questions in their own behalf.

DEPARTMENT OF STATE BUDGET

Committee on Foreign Relations: Committee concluded a hearing to examine the President's proposed budget request for fiscal year 2018 for the Department of State, after receiving testimony from Rex Tillerson, Secretary of State.

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STATE-SPONSORED CYBERSPACE THREATS

Committee on Foreign Relations: Subcommittee on East Asia, the Pacific, and International Cybersecurity Policy concluded a hearing to examine state-sponsored cyberspace threats, focusing on recent incidents and United States policy response, after receiving testimony from Samantha F. Ravich, Foundation for Defense of Democracies, Washington, D.C.; and Eric Rosenbach, Harvard Kennedy School Belfer Center, Cambridge, Massachusetts.

PRESCRIPTION DRUG COSTS

Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions: Committee concluded a hearing to examine the cost of prescription drugs, focusing on how the drug delivery system affects what patients pay, after receiving testimony from Dan Mendelson, Avalere, and Allan Coukell, The Pew Charitable Trusts, both of Washington, D.C.; Paul Howard, Manhattan Institute, New York, New York; and Gerard Anderson, Johns Hopkins Center for Hospital Finance and Management, Baltimore, Maryland.

BUSINESS MEETING

Committee on Indian Affairs: Committee ordered favorably reported the following business items:

S.772, to amend the PROTECT Act to make Indian tribes eligible for AMBER Alert grants; and

S.825, to provide for the conveyance of certain property to the Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium located in Sitka, Alaska, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute.

INDIAN AFFAIRS LEGISLATION

Committee on Indian Affairs: Committee concluded a hearing to examine S. 1250, to amend the Indian Health Care Improvement Act to improve the recruitment and retention of employees in the Indian Health Service, restore accountability in the Indian Health Service, improve health services, S. 1275, to improve the housing conditions and promote useful land uses within tribal communities, and an original bill entitled, ``HUD/VA Veterans Assisted Supplemental Housing'', after receiving testimony from Rear Admiral Chris Buchanan, Assistant Surgeon General, Public Health Service, Acting Director, Indian Health Service, Department of Health and Human Services; Heidi Frechette, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Office of Native American Programs, Department of Housing and Urban Development; Keith Harris, National Director of Clinical Operations, Homeless Program Office, Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs; Victoria Kitcheyan, Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska, Winnebago; Joseph P. Crowley, American Dental Association, Cincinnati, Ohio; Mark Charlie, The Association of Village Council Presidents Regional Housing Authority, Bethel, Alaska; and Max Stier, Partnership for Public Service, Liana Onnen, National Congress of American Indians, and Sami Jo Difuntorum, National American Indian Housing Council, all of Washington, D.C.

2016 ELECTION INTELLIGENCE MATTERS

Select Committee on Intelligence: Committee concluded a hearing to examine certain intelligence matters relating to the 2016 United States election, after receiving testimony from former Senator Jeff Sessions, Attorney General, Department of Justice.

House of Representatives

Chamber Action


Public Bills and Resolutions Introduced: 11 public bills, H.R. 2889–2899; and 2 resolutions, H. Res. 381, 383 were introduced.
Pages H4912–13


Additional Cosponsors:
Pages H4913–14


Reports Filed: A report was filed today as follows:

H. Res. 382, providing for consideration of the bill (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 (H. Rept. 115–179).
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Speaker: Read a letter from the Speaker wherein he appointed Representative Comer to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
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Recess: The House recessed at 10:55 a.m. and reconvened at 12 noon.
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Journal: The House agreed to the Speaker's approval of the Journal by a yea-and-nay vote of 238 yeas to 166 nays with two answering ``present'', Roll No. 304.
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Committee Chairman Resignation: Read a letter from Representative Chaffetz wherein he resigned as Chairman of the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.
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Committee Elections: The House agreed to H. Res. 381, electing Members to certain standing committees of the House of Representatives.
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Verify First Act: The House passed H.R. 2581, to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to require the provision of social security numbers as a condition of receiving the health insurance premium tax credit, by a recorded vote of 238 ayes to 184 noes, Roll No. 306.
Pages H4867–83

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Rejected the Sanchez motion to recommit the bill to the Committee on Ways and Means with instructions to report the same back to the House forthwith with an amendment, by a yea-and-nay vote of 193 yeas to 231 nays, Roll No. 305.
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Pursuant to the Rule, the amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on Ways and Means now printed in the bill shall be considered as adopted.
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H. Res. 378, the rule providing for consideration of the bills (H.R. 2581) and (S. 1094) was agreed to by a recorded vote of 229 ayes to 190 noes, Roll No. 303, after the previous question was ordered by a yea-and-nay vote of 229 yeas to 189 nays, Roll No. 302.
Pages H4867–74


Privileged Resolution--Intent to Offer: Representative Doggett announced his intent to offer a privileged resolution.
Pages H4898–99


Department of Veterans Affairs Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act of 2017: The House passed S. 1094, to amend title 38, United States Code, to improve the accountability of employees of the Department of Veterans Affairs, by a yea-and-nay vote of 368 yeas to 55 nays, Roll No. 307.
Pages H4867–74

H. Res. 378, the rule providing for consideration of the bills (H.R. 2581) and (S. 1094) was agreed to by a recorded vote of 229 ayes to 190 noes, Roll No. 303, after the previous question was ordered by a yea-and-nay vote of 229 yeas to 189 nays, Roll No. 302.
Pages H4872–74


Presidential Message: Read a message from the President wherein he notified Congress that the national emergency declared with respect to the actions and policies of certain members of the Government of Belarus and other persons to undermine Belarus's democratic processes or institutions is to continue in effect beyond June 16, 2017–referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs and ordered to be printed (H. Doc. 115–47).
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Senate Message: Message received from the Senate by the Clerk and subsequently presented to the House today appears on page H4867.

Quorum Calls--Votes: Four yea-and-nay votes and two recorded votes developed during the proceedings of today and appear on pages H4873, H4873–74, H4874, H4897–98, H4899. There were no quorum calls.

Adjournment: The House met at 10 a.m. and adjourned at 6:23 p.m.

Committee Meetings

SMALL WATERSHED INFRASTRUCTURE: CONTINUING THE MISSION, BUILDING UPON SUCCESS

Committee on Agriculture: Subcommittee on Conservation and Forestry held a hearing entitled ``Small Watershed Infrastructure: Continuing the Mission, Building upon Success''. Testimony was heard from Jimmy Bramblett, Deputy Chief, Programs, Natural Resources Conservation Service, Department of Agriculture; and public witnesses.

APPROPRIATIONS--CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION AND IMMIGRATION AND CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT

Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Homeland Security held a budget hearing on Customs and Border Protection and Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Testimony was heard from Thomas D. Homan, Acting Director, Immigration and Customs Enforcement; John P. Wagner, Deputy Executive Assistant Commissioner, Customs and Border Protection; and Carla L. Provost, Acting Chief, United States Border Patrol.

APPROPRIATIONS--DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies held a budget hearing on the Department of Justice. Testimony was heard from Rod Rosenstein, Deputy Attorney General.

PROMOTING SECURITY IN WIRELESS TECHNOLOGY

Committee on Energy and Commerce: Subcommittee on Communications and Technology held a hearing entitled ``Promoting Security in Wireless Technology''. Testimony was heard from public witnesses.

DISRUPTER SERIES: UPDATE ON IOT OPPORTUNITIES AND CHALLENGES

Committee on Energy and Commerce: Subcommittee on Digital Commerce and Consumer Protection held a hearing entitled ``Disrupter Series: Update on IOT Opportunities and Challenges''. Testimony was heard from public witnesses.

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CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR THE U.S.-SAUDI RELATIONSHIP

Committee on Foreign Affairs: Subcommittee on Middle East and North Africa held a hearing entitled ``Challenges and Opportunities for the U.S.-Saudi Relationship''. Testimony was heard from public witnesses.

EXAMINING THE SUPREME COURT'S TC HEARTLAND DECISION

Committee on the Judiciary: Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet held a hearing entitled ``Examining the Supreme Court's TC Heartland Decision''. Testimony was heard from public witnesses.

LAWSUIT ABUSE AND THE TELEPHONE CONSUMER PROTECTION ACT

Committee on the Judiciary: Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice held a hearing entitled ``Lawsuit Abuse and the Telephone Consumer Protection Act''. Testimony was heard from public witnesses.

THE FEDERAL INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY ACQUISITION REFORM ACT (FITARA) SCORECARD 4.0

Committee on Oversight and Government Reform: Subcommittee on Information Technology; and Subcommittee on Government Operations held a joint hearing entitled ``The Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act (FITARA) Scorecard 4.0''. Testimony was heard from David A. Powner, Director, IT Management Issues, Government Accountability Office; Beth Killoran, Deputy Assistant Secretary for IT, Chief Information Officer, Department of Health and Human Services; Sheila Conley, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Acting Chief Financial Officer, Department of Health and Human Services; and a public witness.

PROTECTING ACCESS TO CARE ACT OF 2017

Committee on Rules: Full Committee held a hearing on H.R. 1215, the ``Protecting Access to Care Act of 2017''. The Committee granted, by record vote of 7–3, a structured rule for H.R. 1215. The rule provides one hour of general 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 makes in order as original text for purpose of amendment an amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the text of Rules Committee Print 115–10 and provides that it shall be considered as read. The rule waives all points of order against that amendment in the nature of a substitute. The rule makes in order only those further amendments printed in the Rules Committee report. Each such amendment may be offered only in the order printed in the report, may be offered only by a Member designated in the report, 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 amendments printed in the report. The rule provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions. Testimony was heard from Representatives King of Iowa, Cohen, Barr, Hudson, and Bucshon.

Joint Meetings

No joint committee meetings were held.

COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR WEDNESDAY,

JUNE 14, 2017

(Committee meetings are open unless otherwise indicated)

Senate

Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Department of Defense, to hold hearings to examine proposed budget estimates and justification for fiscal year 2018 for the Department of Defense, 10:30 a.m., SD–192.

Subcommittee on Legislative Branch, to hold hearings to examine proposed budget estimates and justification for fiscal year 2018 for the Senate Sergeant at Arms and the Capitol Police, 11 a.m., SD–124.

Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development, to hold hearings to examine proposed budget estimates and justification for fiscal year 2018 for the National Nuclear Security Administration, 2:30 p.m., SD–138.

Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs: business meeting to consider the nominations of Kevin Allen Hassett, of Massachusetts, to be Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers, and Pamela Hughes Patenaude, of New Hampshire, to be Deputy Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, 2:15 p.m., S–216, Capitol.

Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation: to hold hearings to examine paving the way for self-driving vehicles, 10 a.m., SR–253.

Committee on Energy and Natural Resources: Subcommittee on Water and Power, to hold hearings to examine S. 440, to establish a procedure for the conveyance of certain Federal property around the Dickinson Reservoir in the State of North Dakota, S. 677, to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to coordinate Federal and State permitting processes related to the construction of new surface water storage projects on lands under the jurisdiction of the Secretary of the Interior and the Secretary of Agriculture and to designate the Bureau of Reclamation as the lead agency for permit processing, S. 685, to authorize the Dry-Redwater Regional Water Authority System and the Musselshell-Judith Rural Water System in the States of Montana and North Dakota, S. 930, to require the Administrator of the Western Area Power Administration to establish a pilot project to provide increased transparency for customers, S. 1012, to provide for drought preparedness measures in the State of New Mexico, S. 1029, to amend the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act of 1978 to exempt certain small hydroelectric power projects that are applying for relicensing under the Federal Power Act from the licensing requirements of that Act, and S. 1030, to require the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to submit to Congress a report on certain hydropower projects, 2 p.m., SD–366.

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Committee on Environment and Public Works: to hold hearings to examine S. 517, to amend the Clean Air Act with respect to the ethanol waiver for Reid vapor pressure limitations under such Act, 10 a.m., SD–406.

Committee on Finance: business meeting to consider the nominations of Eric D. Hargan, of Illinois, to be Deputy Secretary of Health and Human Services, and David Malpass, of New York, to be an Under Secretary, Andrew K. Maloney, of Virginia, to be a Deputy Under Secretary, and Brent James McIntosh, of Michigan, to be General Counsel, all of the Department of the Treasury, 10 a.m., SD–215.

Committee on Foreign Relations: Subcommittee on Europe and Regional Security Cooperation, to hold hearings to examine southeast Europe, focusing on strengthening democracy and countering malign foreign influence, 2:30 p.m., SD–419.

Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs: to hold hearings to examine ideology and terror, focusing on understanding the tools, tactics, and techniques of violent extremism, 10 a.m., SD–342.

Committee on the Judiciary: to hold hearings to examine the nominations of John Kenneth Bush, of Kentucky, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Sixth Circuit, Kevin Christopher Newsom, of Alabama, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Eleventh Circuit, and Damien Michael Schiff, of California, to be a Judge of the United States Court of Federal Claims, 9:45 a.m., SD–226.

Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship: to hold hearings to examine tax reform, focusing on removing barriers to small business growth, 3 p.m., SR–428A.

Committee on Veterans' Affairs: to hold hearings to examine the President's proposed budget request for fiscal year 2018 for veterans' programs and fiscal year 2019 advance appropriations requests, 2:30 p.m., SR–418.

Special Committee on Aging: to hold hearings to examine military caregivers, focusing on families serving for the long run, 2:30 p.m., SD–106.

House

Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs, budget hearing on the Department of the Treasury--International Programs, 10 a.m., 2359 Rayburn.

Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs, budget hearing on the Department of State, 2 p.m., 2359 Rayburn.

Committee on Education and the Workforce, Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions, hearing entitled ``Legislative Reforms to the National Labor Relations Act: H.R. 2776, Workforce Democracy and Fairness Act; H.R. 2775, Employee Privacy Protection Act; and H.R. 2723, Employee Rights Act'', 10:15 a.m., 2175 Rayburn.

Committee on Energy and Commerce, Subcommittee on Energy, hearing entitled ``States' Perspectives on Energy Security Planning, Emergency Preparedness, and State Energy Programs'', 10 a.m., 2123 Rayburn.

Subcommittee on Health, hearing entitled ``Examining the Extension of Safety Net Health Programs'', 10:15 a.m., 2322 Rayburn.

Committee on Financial Services, Full Committee, markup on H.R. 1422, the ``Flood Insurance Market Parity and Modernization Act''; H.R. 1558, the ``Repeatedly Flooded Communities Preparation Act''; H.R. 2246, the ``Taxpayer Exposure Mitigation Act of 2017''; H.R. 2565, to require the use of replacement cost value in determining the premium rates for flood insurance coverage under the National Flood Insurance Act, and for other purposes; H.R. 2868, the ``National Flood Insurance Program Policyholder Protection Act of 2017''; H.R. 2875, the ``National Flood Insurance Program Administrative Reform Act of 2017''; and H.R. 2874, the ``21st Century Flood Reform Act'', 10 a.m., 2128 Rayburn.

Committee on Foreign Affairs, Full Committee, hearing entitled ``The FY 2018 Foreign Affairs Budget'', 9 a.m., 2172 Rayburn.

Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations, markup on H.R. 1415, the ``End Neglected Tropical Diseases Act'', 2 p.m., 2172 Rayburn.

Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations, hearing entitled ``Africa's Current and Potential Famines'', 2:15 p.m., 2172 Rayburn.

Committee on Homeland Security, Full Committee, markup on H.R. 2825, the ``Department of Homeland Security Authorization Act of 2017'', 11 a.m., HVC–210.

Committee on the Judiciary, Full Committee, markup on H.J. Res. 76, granting the consent and approval of Congress for 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; H.J. Res. 92, granting the consent and approval of Congress for the Commonwealth of Virginia, the State of Maryland, and the District of Columbia to amend the Washington Area Transit Regulation Compact; H.R. 495, the ``Protection of Children Act of 2017''; and H.R. 2826, the ``Refugee Program Integrity Restoration Act of 2017'', 10 a.m., 2141 Rayburn.

Committee on Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Federal Lands, hearing on a legislative measure to provide for the preservation of sportsmen's heritage and enhance recreation opportunities on Federal land, and for other purposes, 10 a.m., 1324 Longworth.

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Committee on Small Business, Full Committee, hearing entitled ``A Cautionary Tale: A Review of SBA's Failed FY 2014 Agency Restructure'', 11 a.m., 2360 Rayburn.

Committee on Ways and Means, Full Committee, markup on H.R. 2742, the ``Modernizing the Interstate Placement of Children in Foster Care Act''; H.R. 2857, the ``Supporting Families in Substance Abuse Treatment Act''; H.R. 2834, the ``Partnership Grants to Strengthen Families Affected by Parental Substance Abuse Act''; H.R. 2866, the ``Reducing Barriers for Relative Foster Parents Act''; H.R. 2847, the ``Improving Services for Older Youth in Foster Care Act''; H.R. 2842, the ``Accelerating Individuals into the Workforce Act'', 10 a.m., 1100 Longworth.

Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, Subcommittee on Department of Defense Intelligence and Overhead Architecture, hearing entitled ``Ongoing Intelligence Activities: FY 18 Budget Request'', 10 a.m., HVC–304. This hearing will be closed.

Joint Meetings

Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe: to hold hearings to examine the Romanian anti-corruption process, focusing on successes and excesses, 9:30 a.m., SVC–212–210.

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Next Meeting of the
SENATE

10:45 a.m., Wednesday, June 14

Senate Chamber

Program for Wednesday: Senate will continue consideration of S. 722, Countering Iran's Destabilizing Activities Act, and vote on or in relation to McConnell (for Crapo) Modified Amendment No. 232, at 2 p.m.

Next Meeting of the
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

10 a.m., Wednesday, June 14

House Chamber

Program for Wednesday: Consideration of H.R. 2372--Veterans Equal Treatment Ensures Relief and Access Now Act (Subject to a Rule). Begin consideration of H.R. 2579--Broader Options for Americans Act (Subject to a Rule).

Extensions of Remarks, as inserted in this issue








HOUSE


Buchanan, Vern, Fla., E820

Buck, Ken, Colo., E815, E816, E818, E819, E820, E821, E822

Bustos, Cheri, Ill., E815

Comstock, Barbara, Va., E822

Curbelo, Carlos, Fla., E822

DeLauro, Rosa L., Conn., E815, E817, E818, E821

Ellison, Keith, Minn., E821

Gosar, Paul, Ariz., E813

Granger, Kay, Tex., E814

Green, Gene, Tex., E821

Grijalva, Raúl M., Ariz., E818

Gutiérrez, Luis V., Ill., E814

Hastings, Alcee L., Fla., E817

Hice, Jody B., Ga., E816

Holding, George, N.C., E813

Huffman, Jared, Calif., E817

Kaptur, Marcy, Ohio, E816

Katko, John, N.Y., E813

Lofgren, Zoe, Calif., E815

Lowey, Nita M., N.Y., E814, E815

McGovern, James P., Mass., E819

Meehan, Patrick, Pa., E813

Napolitano, Grace F., Calif., E813

Norton, Eleanor Holmes, The District of Columbia, E814

Nunes, Devin, Calif., E814

Renacci, James B., Ohio, E814

Ryan, Tim, Ohio, E818

Shimkus, John, Ill., E814

Stefanik, Elise M., N.Y., E816, E819, E820

Velázquez, Nydia M., N.Y., E821

Wilson, Joe, S.C., E819

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