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Daily Digest

Monday, June 19, 2017

Daily Digest

Senate

Chamber Action

Routine Proceedings, pages S3567–S3613

Measures Introduced: Three bills were introduced, as follows: S. 1377–1379.
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Long, Mandelker, and Billingslea Nominations--Agreement: Senate began consideration of the nomination of Brock Long, of North Carolina, to be Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security.
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A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that at 11 a.m., on Tuesday, June 20, 2017, Senate vote on confirmation of the nomination of Brock Long, of North Carolina, to be Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security; and that the cloture motions on the nominations of Sigal Mandelker, of New York, to be Under Secretary of the Treasury for Terrorism and Financial Crimes, and Marshall Billingslea, of Virginia, to be Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Terrorist Financing, ripen upon disposition of the nomination of Brock Long.
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A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that at approximately 10 a.m., on Tuesday, June 20, 2017, Senate resume consideration of the nomination of Sigal Mandelker, of New York, to be Under Secretary of the Treasury for Terrorism and Financial Crimes; and that the time until the vote on confirmation of the nomination of Brock Long, of North Carolina, to be Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security be equally divided between the two Leaders, or their designees.
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Svinicki Nomination--Cloture: Senate began consideration of the nomination of Kristine L. Svinicki, of Virginia, to be a Member of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
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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 upon disposition of the nomination of Marshall Billingslea, of Virginia, to be Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Terrorist Financing.
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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.
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Nominations Received: Senate received the following nominations:

John H. Gibson II, of Texas, to be Deputy Chief Management Officer of the Department of Defense.

Spencer Bachus III, of Alabama, to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the Export-Import Bank of the United States for a term expiring January 20, 2021.

James Clinger, of Pennsylvania, to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation for a term of six years.

James Clinger, of Pennsylvania, to be Chairperson of the Board of Directors of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation for a term of five years.

Scott Garrett, of New Jersey, to be President of the Export-Import Bank of the United States for a term expiring January 20, 2021.

Michael Platt, Jr., of Arkansas, to be an Assistant Secretary of Commerce.

Gregory Doud, of Kansas, to be Chief Agricultural Negotiator, Office of the United States Trade Representative, with the rank of Ambassador.

George Edward Glass, of Oregon, to be Ambassador to the Portuguese Republic.

Isabel Marie Keenan Patelunas, of Pennsylvania, to be Assistant Secretary for Intelligence and Analysis, Department of the Treasury.

Robert P. Storch, of the District of Columbia, to be Inspector General of the National Security Agency.

Stephanos Bibas, of Pennsylvania, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Third Circuit.
Pages S3613–13


Additional Cosponsors:
Pages S3606–08


Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:

Additional Statements:

Adjournment: Senate convened at 4 p.m. on Monday, June 19, 2017 and adjourned at 12:03 a.m. on Tuesday, June 20, 2017, until 10 a.m. on the same day. (For Senate's program, see the remarks of the Acting Majority Leader in today's Record on page S3608.)

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Committee Meetings

(Committees not listed did not meet)

No committee meetings were held.

House of Representatives

Chamber Action

The House was not in session today. The House is scheduled to meet at 12 noon on Tuesday, June 20, 2017.

Committee Meetings

No hearings were held.

Joint Meetings

No joint committee meetings were held.

COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR TUESDAY,

JUNE 20, 2017

(Committee meetings are open unless otherwise indicated)

Senate

Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies, to hold hearings to examine proposed budget estimates and justification for fiscal year 2018 for the Food and Drug Administration, 10:30 a.m., SD–192.

Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government, to hold hearings to examine proposed budget estimates and justification for fiscal year 2018 for the Federal Communications Commission, 2:30 p.m., SD–138.

Committee on Armed Services: to hold hearings to examine the nomination of Patrick M. Shanahan, of Washington, to be Deputy Secretary of Defense, 9:30 a.m., SD–G50.

Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation: Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, Innovation, and the Internet, to hold hearings to examine the Universal Service Fund and rural broadband, 10 a.m., SR–253.

Committee on Energy and Natural Resources: to hold hearings to examine the President's proposed budget request for fiscal year 2018 for the Department of the Interior, 10 a.m., SD–366.

Subcommittee on Public Lands, Forests, and Mining, to hold hearings to examine collaborative initiatives, focusing on restoring watersheds and large landscapes across boundaries through state and Federal partnerships, 2:30 p.m., SD–366.

Committee on Foreign Relations: to hold hearings to examine reviewing Congressional authorizations for the use of military force, 10 a.m., SD–419.

Subcommittee on Multilateral International Development, Multilateral Institutions, and International Economic, Energy, and Environmental Policy, to hold hearings to examine the World Health Organization and pandemic protection in a globalized world, 2:30 p.m., SD–419.

Committee on the Judiciary: to hold hearings to examine the assault on the First Amendment on college campuses, 10 a.m., SD–226.

Subcommittee on Crime and Terrorism, to hold hearings to examine concurrent Congressional and criminal investigations, focusing on lessons from history, 2:30 p.m., SD–226.

Select Committee on Intelligence: to hold closed hearings to examine certain intelligence matters, 2:30 p.m., SH–219.

House

Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development, and Related Agencies, budget hearing on the Department of Energy, 1 p.m., 2359 Rayburn.

Committee on Rules, Full Committee, hearing on H.R. 1654, the ``Water Supply Permitting Coordination Act''; and H.R. 1873, the ``Electricity Reliability and Forest Protection Act'', 5 p.m., H–313 Capitol.

CONGRESSIONAL PROGRAM AHEAD

Week of June 20 through June 23, 2017

Senate Chamber

On Tuesday, Senate will resume the nomination of Sigal Mandelker, of New York, to be Under Secretary of the Treasury for Terrorism and Financial Crimes.

At 11 a.m., Senate will vote on confirmation of the nomination of Brock Long, of North Carolina, to be Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security.

Upon disposition of the nomination of Brock Long, Senate will vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the nomination of Sigal Mandelker, of New York, to be Under Secretary of the Treasury for Terrorism and Financial Crimes.

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Upon disposition of the nomination of Sigal Mandelker, Senate will vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the nomination of Marshall Billingslea, of Virginia, to be Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Terrorist Financing.

Upon disposition of the nomination of Marshall Billingslea, Senate will vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the nomination of Kristine L. Svinicki, of Virginia, to be a Member of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

During the balance of the week, Senate may consider any cleared legislative and executive business.

Senate Committees

(Committee meetings are open unless otherwise indicated)

Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry: June 22, to hold hearings to examine the nomination of J. Christopher Giancarlo, of New Jersey, to be Chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, 9:30 a.m., SR–328A.

Committee on Appropriations: June 20, Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies, to hold hearings to examine proposed budget estimates and justification for fiscal year 2018 for the Food and Drug Administration, 10:30 a.m., SD–192.

June 20, Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government, to hold hearings to examine proposed budget estimates and justification for fiscal year 2018 for the Federal Communications Commission, 2:30 p.m., SD–138.

June 21, Subcommittee on Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies, to hold hearings to examine proposed budget estimates and justification for fiscal year 2018 for the Department of the Interior, 9:30 a.m., SD–124.

June 21, Subcommittee on Department of Defense, to hold hearings to examine proposed budget estimates and justification for fiscal year 2018 for the Department of the Air Force, 10:30 a.m., SD–192.

June 21, Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development, to hold hearings to examine proposed budget estimates and justification for fiscal year 2018 for the Department of Energy, 2:30 p.m., SD–138.

June 21, Subcommittee on Military Construction and Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies, to hold hearings to examine proposed budget estimates and justification for fiscal year 2018 and 2019 for the Department of Veterans Affairs, 2:30 p.m., SD–124.

June 21, Subcommittee on Legislative Branch, to hold hearings to examine proposed budget estimates and justification for fiscal year 2018 for the Government Accountability Office and the Congressional Budget Office, 3 p.m., SD–192.

June 22, Subcommittee on Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies, to hold hearings to examine proposed budget estimates and justification for fiscal year 2018 for the National Institutes of Health, 10 a.m., SD–138.

Committee on Armed Services: June 20, to hold hearings to examine the nomination of Patrick M. Shanahan, of Washington, to be Deputy Secretary of Defense, 9:30 a.m., SD–G50.

June 21, Subcommittee on SeaPower, to hold hearings to examine Navy shipbuilding programs in review of the Defense Authorization Request for fiscal year 2018 and the Future Years Defense Program, 9 a.m., SR–232A.

June 22, Full Committee, to hold hearings to examine the nomination of Richard V. Spencer, of Wyoming, to be Secretary of the Navy, Department of Defense, 9:30 a.m., SD–G50.

Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs: June 22, to hold hearings to examine fostering economic growth, focusing on regulator perspective, 10 a.m., SD–538.

Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation: June 20, Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, Innovation, and the Internet, to hold hearings to examine the Universal Service Fund and rural broadband, 10 a.m., SR–253.

June 21, Full Committee, to hold hearings to examine the nomination of David P. Pekoske, of Maryland, to be an Assistant Secretary of Homeland Security, 10 a.m., SR–253.

June 21, Subcommittee on Space, Science, and Competitiveness, to hold hearings to examine reopening the American frontier, focusing on promoting partnerships between commercial space and the U.S. government to advance exploration and settlement, 2:30 p.m., SR–253.

June 22, Subcommittee on Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries, and Coast Guard, to hold hearings to examine efforts on marine debris in the oceans and Great Lakes, 10 a.m., SR–253.

Committee on Energy and Natural Resources: June 20, to hold hearings to examine the President's proposed budget request for fiscal year 2018 for the Department of the Interior, 10 a.m., SD–366.

June 20, Subcommittee on Public Lands, Forests, and Mining, to hold hearings to examine collaborative initiatives, focusing on restoring watersheds and large landscapes across boundaries through state and Federal partnerships, 2:30 p.m., SD–366.

June 22, Full Committee, to hold hearings to examine the President's proposed budget request for fiscal year 2018 for the Department of Energy, 10 a.m., SD–366.

Committee on Finance: June 21, to hold hearings to examine the President's proposed budget request for fiscal year 2018 and the trade policy agenda, 10:15 a.m., SD–215.

Committee on Foreign Relations: June 20, to hold hearings to examine reviewing Congressional authorizations for the use of military force, 10 a.m., SD–419.

June 20, Subcommittee on Multilateral International Development, Multilateral Institutions, and International Economic, Energy, and Environmental Policy, to hold hearings to examine the World Health Organization and pandemic protection in a globalized world, 2:30 p.m., SD–419.

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June 21, Full Committee, to receive a closed briefing on preparing for the 2017 Trafficking in Persons Report, 11 a.m., S–116, Capitol.

June 22, Full Committee, to receive closed briefings on North Korea, focusing on recent developments, 11 a.m., SVC–217.

Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs: June 21, business meeting to consider the nominations of Russell Vought, of Virginia, to be Deputy Director, and Neomi Rao, of the District of Columbia, to be Administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, both of the Office of Management and Budget, 10 a.m., SD–342.

June 21, Full Committee, to hold hearings to examine cybersecurity regulation harmonization, 10:30 a.m., SD–342.

Committee on the Judiciary: June 20, to hold hearings to examine the assault on the First Amendment on college campuses, 10 a.m., SD–226.

June 20, Subcommittee on Crime and Terrorism, to hold hearings to examine concurrent Congressional and criminal investigations, focusing on lessons from history, 2:30 p.m., SD–226.

June 21, Full Committee, to hold hearings to examine the MS–13 problem, focusing on investigating gang membership, its nexus to illegal immigration, and Federal efforts to end the threat, 10 a.m., SD–226.

June 22, Full Committee, business meeting to consider S. 1312, to prioritize the fight against human trafficking in the United States, S. 1311, to provide assistance in abolishing human trafficking in the United States, and the nomination of Stephen Elliott Boyd, of Alabama, to be an Assistant Attorney General, 10 a.m., SD–226.

Select Committee on Intelligence: June 20, to hold closed hearings to examine certain intelligence matters, 2:30 p.m., SH–219.

June 21, Full Committee, to hold hearings to examine Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. elections, 9:30 a.m., SH–216.

June 22, Full Committee, to hold closed hearings to examine certain intelligence matters, 2 p.m., SH–219.

House Committees

Committee on Agriculture, June 22, Full Committee, hearing entitled ``The Next Farm Bill: University Research'', 10 a.m., 1300 Longworth.

Committee on Appropriations, June 21, Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government, budget hearing on the Office of Management and Budget, 2 p.m., 2359 Rayburn.

June 21, Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies, budget hearing on the Federal Bureau of Investigation, 3 p.m., 2358–C Rayburn.

Committee on Armed Services, June 21, Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities, markup on H.R. 2810, the ``National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018'', 2:30 p.m., 2212 Rayburn.

June 21, Subcommittee on Tactical Air and Land Forces, markup on H.R. 2810, the ``National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018'', 4 p.m., 2118 Rayburn.

June 22, Subcommittee on Readiness, markup on H.R. 2810, the ``National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018'', 9 a.m., 2212 Rayburn.

June 22, Subcommittee on Strategic Forces, markup on H.R. 2810, the ``National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018'', 10:30 a.m., 2118 Rayburn.

June 22, Subcommittee on Military Personnel, markup on H.R. 2810, the ``National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018'', 11:30 a.m., 2212 Rayburn.

June 22, Subcommittee on Seapower and Projection Forces, markup on H.R. 2810, the ``National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018'', 12:30 p.m., 2118 Rayburn.

Committee on Education and the Workforce, June 22, Full Committee, hearing entitled ``Student Safety in the Job Corps Program'', 10 a.m., 2175 Rayburn.

Committee on Energy and Commerce, June 21, Subcommittee on Communications and Technology, hearing entitled ``Defining and Mapping Broadband Coverage in America'', 10 a.m., 2123 Rayburn.

June 23, Subcommittee on Health, hearing entitled ``Examining the Extension of Safety Net Health Programs'', 9 a.m., 2123 Rayburn.

Committee on Financial Services, June 21, Full Committee, to continue markup on H.R. 2868, the ``National Flood Insurance Program Policyholder Protection Act of 2017''; H.R. 2874, the ``21st Century Flood Reform Act of 2017''; 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; and H.R. 2875, the ``National Flood Insurance Program Administrative Reform Act of 2017'', 10 a.m., 2128 Rayburn.

June 23, Subcommittee on Terrorism and Illicit Finance, hearing entitled ``The Exploitation of Cultural Property: Examining Illicit Activity in the Antiquities and Art Trade'', 9:15 a.m., 2128 Rayburn.

Committee on Foreign Affairs, June 21, Subcommittee on the Middle East and North Africa, hearing entitled ``Grading the Egyptian and Tunisian Enterprise Funds'', 10 a.m., 2172 Rayburn.

Committee on the Judiciary, June 21, Full Committee, markup on H.R. 495, the ``Protection of Children Act of 2017''; H.R. 2826, the ``Refugee Program Integrity Restoration Act of 2017''; and H.R. 1096, the ``Judgment Fund Transparency Act of 2017'', 10 a.m., 2141 Rayburn.

June 22, Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations, hearing entitled ``Juvenile Justice Reform in the Modern Era'', 10 a.m., 2141 Rayburn.

June 23, Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice, hearing entitled ``Examining Ethical Responsibilities Regarding Attorney Advertising'', 9 a.m., 2141 Rayburn.

Committee on Natural Resources, June 21, Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources, hearing on legislation to amend the Mineral Leasing Act to provide that extraction of helium from gas produced under a Federal mineral lease shall maintain the lease as if the helium were oil and gas, 10 a.m., 1324 Longworth.

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June 21, Subcommittee on Indian, Insular, and Alaska Native Affairs, hearing on H.R. 2662, the ``Restoring Accountability in the Indian Health Service Act of 2017'', 2 p.m., 1324 Longworth.

June 22, Full Committee, hearing entitled ``Examining the Department of the Interior's Spending Priorities and the President's Fiscal Year 2018 Budget Proposal'', 9:30 a.m., 1324 Longworth.

June 22, Full Committee, to begin markup, 4 p.m., 1324 Longworth.

Committee on Rules, June 21, Full Committee, hearing on H.R. 2842, the ``Accelerating Individuals into the Workforce Act'', 3 p.m., H–313 Capitol.

Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, June 21, Subcommittee on Environment, hearing entitled ``Leading the Way: Examining Advances in Environmental Technologies'', 10 a.m., 2318 Rayburn.

June 22, Full Committee, markup on H.R. 2763, the ``Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer Improvements Act of 2017'', 10 a.m., 2318 Rayburn.

Committee on Small Business, June 21, Full Committee, hearing entitled ``Partners in Commerce: The Trade Promotion Coordinating Committee'', 11 a.m., 2360 Rayburn.

June 22, Subcommittee on Agriculture, Energy, and Trade, hearing entitled ``Improving Broadband Deployment: Solutions for Rural America'', 10 a.m., 2360 Rayburn.

Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, June 22, Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials, hearing entitled ``Building a 21st Century Infrastructure for America: Challenges and Opportunities for Intercity Passenger Rail Service'', 10 a.m., 2167 Rayburn.

Committee on Veterans' Affairs, June 22, Subcommittee on Health, hearing entitled ``FY 2018 Department of Veterans Affairs Budget Request for the Veterans Health Administration'', 2 p.m., 334 Cannon.

Committee on Ways and Means, June 22, Full Committee, hearing entitled ``U.S. Trade Policy Agenda'', 10 a.m., 1100 Longworth.

Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, June 21, Subcommittee on National Security Agency and Cybersecurity, hearing entitled ``Ongoing Intelligence Activities: FY 18 Budget Request'', 1:30 p.m., HVC–304.

June 22, Full Committee, hearing entitled ``Ongoing Intelligence Activities: FY 18 Budget Request'', 9 a.m., HVC–304. This hearing will be closed.

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Next Meeting of the
SENATE

10 a.m., Tuesday, June 20

Senate Chamber

Program for Tuesday: Senate will resume the nomination of Sigal Mandelker, of New York, to be Under Secretary of the Treasury for Terrorism and Financial Crimes.

At 11 a.m., Senate will vote on confirmation of the nomination of Brock Long, of North Carolina, to be Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security.

Upon disposition of the nomination of Brock Long, Senate will vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the nomination of Sigal Mandelker, of New York, to be Under Secretary of the Treasury for Terrorism and Financial Crimes.

Next Meeting of the
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

12 noon, Tuesday, June 20

House Chamber

Program for Tuesday: Consideration of the following measures under suspension of the Rules: (1) H.R. 2847--Improving Services for Older Youth in Foster Care Act; (2) H.R. 2866--Reducing Barriers for Relative Foster Parents Act; (3) H.R. 1551--To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to modify the credit for production from advanced nuclear power facilities; (4) Modernizing the Interstate Placement of Children in Foster Care Act; (5) H.R. 2834--Partnership Grants to Strengthen Families Affected by Parental Substance Abuse Act; (6) H.R. 2857--Supporting Families in Substance Abuse Treatment Act; (7) H.R. 2484--Women, Peace, and Security Act of 2017; (8) H.R. 2132--Traveler Redress Improvement Act of 2017; (9) H.R. 625--REPORT Act; (10) H.R. 2131--DHS FIRM Act; (11) H.R. 2283--DHS MORALE Act; (12) H.R. 1282--DHS Acquisition Review Board Act of 2017; (13) H.R. 2190--Streamlining DHS Overhead Act; and (14) H.R. 1393--Mobile Workforce State Income Tax Simplification Act of 2017.

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