Daily Digest

Monday, June 26, 2017

Daily Digest

Senate

Chamber Action

Routine Proceedings, pages S3743–S3780

Measures Introduced: Sixteen bills and two resolutions were introduced, as follows: S. 1427–1442, and S. Res. 202–203.
Page S3765

Measures Reported:

S. 713, to establish the Mountains to Sound Greenway National Heritage Area in the State of Washington, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. (S. Rept. No. 115–118)

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. Rept. No. 115–119)
Page S3765


Nomination Confirmed: Senate confirmed the following nomination:

By 88 yeas to 9 nays (Vote No. EX. 154), Kristine L. Svinicki, of Virginia, to be a Member of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission for the term of five years expiring June 30, 2022.
Pages S3744–50, S3780


Nominations Received: Senate received the following nominations:

Mark H. Buzby, of Virginia, to be Administrator of the Maritime Administration.

Maria E. Brewer, of Indiana, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Sierra Leone.

John P. Desrocher, of New York, to be Ambassador to the People's Democratic Republic of Algeria.

Kelley Eckels Currie, of Georgia, to be Representative of the United States of America on the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations, with the rank of Ambassador.

Kelley Eckels Currie, of Georgia, to be an Alternate Representative of the United States of America to the Sessions of the General Assembly of the United Nations, during her tenure of service as Representative of the United States of America on the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations.

Robert Wood Johnson IV, of New York, to be Ambassador to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

Jamie McCourt, of California, to be Ambassador to the Kingdom of Belgium.

Carl C. Risch, of Pennsylvania, to be an Assistant Secretary of State (Consular Affairs).

Kyle Fortson, of the District of Columbia, to be a Member of the National Mediation Board for a term expiring July 1, 2019.

Michael Rigas, of Massachusetts, to be Deputy Director of the Office of Personnel Management.

Christopher A. Wray, of Georgia, to be Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation for a term of ten years.

Thomas G. Bowman, of Florida, to be Deputy Secretary of Veterans Affairs.

James Byrne, of Virginia, to be General Counsel, Department of Veterans Affairs.

3 Marine Corps nominations in the rank of general.

2 Navy nominations in the rank of admiral.

Routine lists in the Air Force, Army, and Navy.
Pages S3779–80


Messages from the House:
Page S3764


Measures Referred:
Page S3765


Additional Cosponsors:
Pages S3765–66


Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:
Pages S3766–67


Additional Statements:
Page S3764


Privileges of the Floor:
Page S3767


Record Votes: One record vote was taken today. (Total--154)
Page S3750


Adjournment: Senate convened at 4 p.m. and adjourned at 9:55 p.m., until 2 p.m. on Tuesday, June 27, 2017. (For Senate's program, see the remarks of the Acting Majority Leader in today's Record on page S3768.)

[Page:D699]

Committee Meetings

(Committees not listed did not meet)

AUTHORIZATION: DEFENSE

Committee on Armed Services: Subcommittee on Strategic Forces met in closed session and approved for full committee consideration those provisions which fall within the jurisdiction of the subcommittee of the proposed National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2018.

AUTHORIZATION: DEFENSE

Committee on Armed Services: Subcommittee on SeaPower met in closed session and approved for full committee consideration those provisions which fall within the jurisdiction of the subcommittee of the proposed National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2018.

House of Representatives

Chamber Action


Public Bills and Resolutions Introduced: 11 public bills, H.R. 3053–3063; and 6 resolutions, H. Con. Res. 66; and H. Res. 405–409 were introduced.
Pages H5178–79


Additional Cosponsors:
Pages H5180–81


Reports Filed: Reports were filed today as follows:

H.R. 1684, to direct the Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency to provide technical assistance to common interest communities regarding eligibility for disaster assistance, and for other purposes, with an amendment (H. Rept. 115–193); and

H.R. 2518, to authorize appropriations for the Coast Guard for fiscal years 2018 and 2019, and for other purposes, with an amendment (H. Rept. 115–194).
Page H5178


Speaker: Read a letter from the Speaker wherein he appointed Representative Mitchell to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
Page H5141


Recess: The House recessed at 12:05 p.m. and reconvened at 2 p.m.
Page H5142


Recess: The House recessed at 2:09 p.m. and reconvened at 5 p.m.
Page H5143


Suspensions: The House agreed to suspend the rules and pass the following measures:
Veterans Expanded Trucking Opportunities Act of 2017: H.R. 2547, amended, to expand the Department of Veterans Affairs medical professionals who may qualify to perform physical examinations on eligible veterans and issue medical certificates required for operation of a commercial motor vehicle, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 409 yeas with none voting ``nay'', Roll No. 323;
Pages H5143–44, H5164–65


Disaster Assistance Support for Communities and Homeowners Act of 2017: H.R. 1684, amended, to direct the Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency to provide technical assistance to common interest communities regarding eligibility for disaster assistance;
Pages H5144–46


Active Duty Voluntary Acquisition of Necessary Credentials for Employment Act: H.R. 2258, amended, to require that certain standards for commercial driver's licenses applicable to former members of the armed services or reserves also apply to current members of the armed services or reserves, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 409 yeas with none voting ``nay'', Roll No. 324; and
Pages H5146–47, H5166–67


Coast Guard Improvement and Reform Act of 2017: H.R. 1726, to amend title 14, United States Code, to improve the organization of such title and to incorporate certain transfers and modifications into such title.
Pages H5147–64


Recess: The House recessed at 5:39 p.m. and reconvened at 6:30 p.m.
Page H5164


Oath of Office--Sixth Congressional District of Georgia: Representative-elect Karen Handel presented herself in the well of the House and was administered the Oath of Office by the Speaker. Earlier, the Clerk of the House transmitted a scanned copy of a letter received from the Honorable Nathan Deal, Governor of the State of Georgia, indicating that, according to the preliminary results of the Special Election held June 20, 2017, the Honorable Karen Handel was elected Representative to Congress for the Sixth Congressional District, State of Georgia.
Page H5165


Oath of Office--Fifth Congressional District of South Carolina: Representative-elect Ralph Norman presented himself in the well of the House and was administered the Oath of Office by the Speaker. Earlier, the Clerk of the House transmitted a scanned copy of a letter received from Ms. Marci Andino, Executive Director, South Carolina Election Commission, indicating that, according to the preliminary results of the Special Election held June 20, 2017, the Honorable Ralph Norman was elected Representative to Congress for the Fifth Congressional District, State of South Carolina.
Page H5165


Whole Number of the House: The Speaker announced to the House that, in light of the administration of the oath to the gentlewoman from Georgia and the gentleman from South Carolina, the whole number of the House is 434.
Page H5166


Quorum Calls--Votes: Two yea-and-nay votes developed during the proceedings of today and appear on pages H5164–65 and H5166–67. There were no quorum calls.

Adjournment: The House met at 12 noon and adjourned at 8:39 p.m.

[Page:D700]

Committee Meetings

MISCELLANEOUS MEASURE

Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Defense, markup on Defense Appropriations Bill, FY 2018. Defense Appropriations Bill, FY 2018 was forwarded to the full committee, without amendment. This hearing was closed.

Joint Meetings

No joint committee meetings were held.

NEW PUBLIC LAWS

(For last listing of Public Laws, see Daily Digest, p. D665)

S. 1094, to amend title 38, United States Code, to improve the accountability of employees of the Department of Veterans Affairs. Signed on June 23, 2017. (Public Law 115–41)

COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR TUESDAY,

JUNE 27, 2017

(Committee meetings are open unless otherwise indicated)

Senate

Committee on Appropriations: 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 Environmental Protection Agency, 9:30 a.m., SD–124.

Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government, to hold hearings to examine proposed budget estimates and justification for fiscal year 2018 for the Security Exchange Commission and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, 10 a.m., SD–138.

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 Department of Labor, 10:30 a.m., SD–192.

Committee on Armed Services: Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities, closed business meeting to markup those provisions which fall under the subcommittee's jurisdiction of the proposed National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2018, 6:30 a.m., SR–232A.

Subcommittee on Personnel, closed business meeting to markup those provisions which fall under the subcommittee's jurisdiction of the proposed National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2018, 7 a.m., SR–232A.

Subcommittee on Readiness and Management Support, closed business meeting to markup those provisions which fall under the subcommittee's jurisdiction of the proposed National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2018, 7:30 a.m., SR–232A.

Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, closed business meeting to markup those provisions which fall under the subcommittee's jurisdiction of the proposed National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2018, 8 a.m., SR–232A.

Full Committee, closed business meeting to markup the proposed National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2018, 8:15 a.m., SR–222.

Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation: Subcommittee on Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries, and Coast Guard, to hold hearings to examine marine sanctuaries, focusing on fisheries, access, the environment, and maritime heritage, 9:30 a.m., SR–253.

Committee on the Judiciary: to hold hearings to examine the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act Amendments Act, focusing on reauthorizing America's vital national security authority and protecting privacy and civil liberties, 9:30 a.m., SD–226.

House

Committee on Agriculture, Full Committee, hearing entitled ``Clearing the Next Crisis: Resilience, Recovery and Resolution of Derivative Clearinghouses'', 10 a.m., 1300 Longworth.

Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs, budget hearing on the United Nations and International Organizations, 10 a.m., 2359 Rayburn.

Committee on Energy and Commerce, Subcommittee on Digital Commerce and Consumer Protection, hearing entitled ``Self-Driving Vehicle Legislation'', 10 a.m., 2123 Rayburn.

Committee on Financial Services, Subcommittee on Capital Markets, Securities, and Investment, hearing entitled ``U.S. Equity Market Structure Part I: A Review of the Evolution of Today's Equity Market Structure and How We Got Here'', 10 a.m., 2128 Rayburn.

Committee on Foreign Affairs, Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation, and Trade; and Subcommittee on Europe, Eurasia, and Emerging Threats, joint hearing entitled ``Allies Under Attack: The Terrorist Threat to Europe'', 2 p.m., 2172 Rayburn.

[Page:D701]

Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations, hearing on H.R. 2851, the ``Stop the Importation and Trafficking of Synthetic Analogues Act of 2017'', 11 a.m., 2141 Rayburn.

Committee on Natural Resources, Full Committee, to continue markup on H.R. 218, the ``King Cove Road Land Exchange Act''; H.R. 289, the ``Guides and Outfitters Act''; H.R. 597, the ``Lytton Rancheria Homelands Act of 2017''; H.R. 954, to remove the use restrictions on certain land transferred to Rockingham County, Virginia, and for other purposes; H.R. 1107, the ``Pershing County Economic Development and Conservation Act''; H.R. 1306, the ``Western Oregon Tribal Fairness Act''; H.R. 1397, to authorize, direct, facilitate, and expedite the transfer of administrative jurisdiction of certain Federal land, and for other purposes; H.R. 1399, the ``American Soda Ash Competitiveness Act''; H.R. 1404, the ``Pascua Yaqui Tribe Land Conveyance Act''; H.R. 1541, to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to acquire certain property related to the Fort Scott National Historic Site in Fort Scott, Kansas, and for other purposes; H.R. 1719, the ``John Muir National Historic Site Expansion Act''; H.R. 1731, the ``RECLAIM Act of 2017''; H.R. 1913, the ``Clear Creek National Recreation Area and Conservation Act''; H.R. 1927, the ``African American Civil Rights Network Act of 2017''; H.R. 2053, the ``Mining School Enhancement Act''; H.R. 2156, the ``Saint Francis Dam Disaster National Memorial Act''; H.R. 2370, the ``Escambia County Land Conveyance Act''; H.R. 2425, the ``Public Lands Telecommunications Act''; H.R. 2936, the ``Resilient Federal Forests Act of 2017''; H.R. 2937, the ``Community Reclamation Partnerships Act''; H.R. 2939, the ``Water Rights Protection Act of 2017''; and S. 249, to provide that the pueblo of Santa Clara may lease for 99 years certain restricted land, and for other purposes, 10 a.m., 1324 Longworth.

Committee on Rules, Full Committee, hearing on H.R. 3003, the ``No Sanctuary for Criminals Act''; and H.R. 3004, ``Kate's Law'', 3 p.m., H–313 Capitol.

Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, Full Committee, markup on H.R. 2997, the ``21st Century AIRR Act'', 10 a.m., 2167 Rayburn.

Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, Subcommittee on Department of Defense Intelligence and Overhead Architecture, budget hearing, 10 a.m., HVC–304. This hearing will be closed.

CONGRESSIONAL PROGRAM AHEAD

Week of June 27 through June 30, 2017

Senate Chamber

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 29, to hold hearings to examine conservation and forestry, focusing on perspectives on the past and future direction for the 2018 Farm Bill, 9:30 a.m., SH–216.

Committee on Appropriations: June 27, 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 Environmental Protection Agency, 9:30 a.m., SD–124.

June 27, Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government, to hold hearings to examine proposed budget estimates and justification for fiscal year 2018 for the Security Exchange Commission and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, 10 a.m., SD–138.

June 27, 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 Department of Labor, 10:30 a.m., SD–192.

June 28, Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development, to hold hearings to examine proposed budget estimates and justification for fiscal year 2018 for the Army Corps of Engineers and the Department of the Interior Bureau of Reclamation, 2:30 p.m., SD–138.

June 29, Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies, to hold hearings to examine proposed budget estimates and justification for fiscal year 2018 for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 10 a.m., SD–192.

June 29, 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; to be immediately followed by a closed session in SVC–217, following the open session, 10:15 a.m., SD–124.

Committee on Armed Services: June 27, Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities, closed business meeting to markup those provisions which fall under the subcommittee's jurisdiction of the proposed National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2018, 6:30 a.m., SR–232A.

June 27, Subcommittee on Personnel, closed business meeting to markup those provisions which fall under the subcommittee's jurisdiction of the proposed National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2018, 7 a.m., SR–232A.

June 27, Subcommittee on Readiness and Management Support, closed business meeting to markup those provisions which fall under the subcommittee's jurisdiction of the proposed National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2018, 7:30 a.m., SR–232A.

June 27, Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, closed business meeting to markup those provisions which fall under the subcommittee's jurisdiction of the proposed National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2018, 8 a.m., SR–232A.

June 27, Full Committee, closed business meeting to markup the proposed National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2018, 8:15 a.m., SR–222.

June 28, Full Committee, closed business meeting to markup the proposed National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2018, 7 a.m., SR–222.

[Page:D702]

June 29, Full Committee, closed business meeting to markup the proposed National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2018, 7 a.m., SR–222.

June 30, Full Committee, closed business meeting to continue to markup the proposed National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2018, 7 a.m., SR–222.

Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs: June 29, to hold hearings to examine principles of housing finance reform, 10 a.m., SD–538.

Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation: June 27, Subcommittee on Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries, and Coast Guard, to hold hearings to examine marine sanctuaries, focusing on fisheries, access, the environment, and maritime heritage, 9:30 a.m., SR–253.

June 28, Full Committee, to hold hearings to examine the nominations of Steven Gill Bradbury, of Virginia, to be General Counsel of the Department of Transportation, and Elizabeth Erin Walsh, of the District of Columbia, to be Assistant Secretary of Commerce and Director General of the United States and Foreign Commercial Service, 10 a.m., SR–253.

June 29, Full Committee, business meeting to consider S. 1405, to amend title 49, United States Code, to authorize appropriations for the Federal Aviation Administration, S. 875, to require the Comptroller General of the United States to conduct a study and submit a report on filing requirements under the Universal Service Fund programs, S. 1426, to amend the Ted Stevens Olympic and Amateur Sports Act to expand the purposes of the corporation, to designate the United States Center for Safe Sport, S. 1393, to streamline the process by which active duty military, reservists, and veterans receive commercial driver's licenses, and the nominations of David P. Pekoske, of Maryland, to be an Assistant Secretary of Homeland Security, Robert L. Sumwalt III, of South Carolina, to be a Member of the National Transportation Safety Board, and Derek Kan, of California, to be Under Secretary of Transportation for Policy, 9 a.m., SD–106.

Committee on Environment and Public Works: June 28, business meeting to consider S. 822, to amend the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980 to modify provisions relating to grants, S. 1359, to amend the John F. Kennedy Center Act to authorize appropriations for the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, S. 810, to facilitate construction of a bridge on certain property in Christian County, Missouri, S. 1395, to revise the boundaries of certain John H. Chafee Coastal Barrier Resources System units in Delaware, an original bill entitled, ``Diesel Emissions Reduction Act of 2017'', General Services Administration resolutions, and the nominations of Annie Caputo, of Virginia, and David Wright, of South Carolina, 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, 10 a.m., SD–406.

Committee on Foreign Relations: June 28, business meeting to consider the nomination of Mark Andrew Green, of Wisconsin, to be Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development, and routine lists in the Foreign Service, Time to be announced, S–216, Capitol.

June 28, Full Committee, to receive a closed briefing on North Korea, focusing on recent developments, 10 a.m., SVC–217.

Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs: June 28, to hold hearings to examine the nominations of Claire M. Grady, of Pennsylvania, to be Under Secretary for Management, Department of Homeland Security, and Henry Kerner, of California, to be Special Counsel, Office of Special Counsel, 10 a.m., SD–342.

Committee on the Judiciary: June 27, to hold hearings to examine the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act Amendments Act, focusing on reauthorizing America's vital national security authority and protecting privacy and civil liberties, 9:30 a.m., SD–226.

June 28, Full Committee, to hold hearings to examine the nominations of Timothy J. Kelly, and Trevor N. McFadden, of Virginia, both to be a United States District Judge for the District of Columbia, and Jeffrey Bossert Clark, of Virginia, and Beth Ann Williams, of New Jersey, both to be an Assistant Attorney General, Department of Justice, 9:30 a.m., SD–226.

June 29, 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 nominations of Stephen Elliott Boyd, of Alabama, to be an Assistant Attorney General, 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, 10 a.m., SD–226.

Committee on Veterans' Affairs: June 28, business meeting to consider 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, Time to be announced, Room to be announced.

Select Committee on Intelligence: June 28, to hold hearings to examine the nomination of David James Glawe, of Iowa, to be Under Secretary for Intelligence and Analysis, Department of Homeland Security, 8:30 a.m., SH–216.

June 28, Full Committee, to hold hearings to examine Russian intervention in European elections, 10 a.m., SH–216.

June 29, Full Committee, to hold closed hearings to examine certain intelligence matters, 10 a.m., SH–219.

House Committees

Committee on Appropriations, June 28, Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies, markup on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Bill, FY 2018, 10 a.m., 2362–A Rayburn.

June 28, Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development, and Related Agencies, markup on Energy and Water Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Bill, FY 2018, 11 a.m., 2362–B Rayburn.

[Page:D703]

June 29, Full Committee, markup on Legislative Branch Appropriations Bill, FY 2018, 10:30 a.m., 2359 Rayburn.

June 29, Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies, markup on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Bill, FY 2018, 2 p.m., H–140 Capitol.

June 29, Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government, markup on Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Bill, FY 2018, 3 p.m., 2358–A, Rayburn.

Committee on Armed Services, June 28, Full Committee, markup on H.R. 2810, the ``National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018'', 10 a.m., 2118 Rayburn.

Committee on Education and the Workforce, June 28, Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education, hearing entitled ``Exploring Opportunities to Strengthen Education Research While Protecting Student Privacy'', 10 a.m., 2175 Rayburn.

Committee on Energy and Commerce, June 28, Full Committee, markup on H.R. 3043, the ``Hydropower Policy Modernization Act of 2017''; H.R. 2786, to amend the Federal Power Act with respect to the criteria and process to qualify a qualifying conduit hydropower facility; H.R. 3050, the ``Enhancing State Energy Security Planning and Emergency Preparedness Act of 2017''; H.R. 2883, the ``Promoting Cross-Border Energy Infrastructure Act''; H.R. 2910, the ``Promoting Interagency Coordination for Review of Natural Gas Pipelines Act''; H.R. 3017, the ``Brownfields Enhancement Economic Redevelopment and Reauthorization Act of 2017''; H.R. 3053, the ``Nuclear Waste Policy Amendments Act of 2017''; and H.R. 806, the ``Ozone Standards Implementation Act of 2017'', 10 a.m., 2123 Rayburn.

Committee on Financial Services, June 28, Subcommittee on Monetary Policy and Trade, hearing entitled ``The Federal Reserve's Impact on Main Street, Retirees, and Savings'', 10 a.m., 2128 Rayburn.

June 28, Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit, hearing entitled ``Examining the BSA/AML Regulatory Compliance Regime'', 2 p.m., 2128 Rayburn.

Committee on Foreign Affairs, June 28, Full Committee, hearing entitled ``Advancing U.S. Interests at the United Nations'', 10 a.m., 2172 Rayburn.

June 29, Subcommittee on Middle East and North Africa, markup on H. Res. 185, to call on the Government of Iran to fulfill repeated promises of assistance in the case of Robert Levinson, the longest held United States civilian in our Nation's history; H. Res. 218, to recognize the importance of the United States-Israel economic relationship and encouraging new areas of cooperation; H. Res. 274, to condemn the Government of Iran's state-sponsored persecution of its Baha'i minority and its continued violation of the International Covenants on Human Rights; H. Res. 317, to call for the unconditional release of United States citizens and legal permanent resident aliens being held for political purposes by the Government of Iran; H. Res. 359, to urge the European Union to designate Hizballah in its entirety as a terrorist organization and increase pressure on it and its members; and H.R. 2646, the ``United States-Jordan Defense Cooperation Extension Act'', 10 a.m., 2172 Rayburn.

Committee on the Judiciary, June 28, Full Committee, markup on H.R. 2826, the ``Refugee Program Integrity Restoration Act of 2017''; H.R. 1096, the ``Judgment Fund Transparency Act of 2017''; and H.R. 2480, the ``Empowering Law Enforcement to Fight Sex Trafficking Demand Act'', 10 a.m., 2141 Rayburn.

June 29, Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform, Commercial and Antitrust Law, hearing entitled ``Recent Trends in International Antitrust Enforcement'', 10 a.m., 2141 Rayburn.

Committee on Natural Resources, June 28, Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, hearing entitled ``Examining Policy Impacts of Excessive Litigation Against the Department of the Interior'', 10 a.m., 1324 Longworth.

June 29, Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources, hearing entitled ``Examining Access to Oil and Gas Development on Federal Lands'', 10 a.m., 1324 Longworth.

Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, June 28, Full Committee, hearing entitled ``Criminal Justice Reform and Efforts to Reduce Recidivism'', 1 p.m., 2154 Rayburn.

Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, June 28, Subcommittee on Energy; and Subcommittee on Research and Technology, hearing entitled ``Material Science: Building the Future'', 10 a.m., 2318 Rayburn.

June 29, Subcommittee on Space, hearing entitled ``In-Space Propulsion: Strategic Choices and Options'', 10 a.m., 2318 Rayburn.

Committee on Small Business, June 29, Subcommittee on Economic Growth, Tax, and Capital Access, hearing entitled ``A Review of SBA's 504/CDC Loan Program'', 10 a.m., 2360 Rayburn.

Committee on Veterans' Affairs, June 29, Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, hearing on H.R. 2006, the ``VA Procurement Efficiency and Transparency Act''; H.R. 2749, the ``Protecting Business Opportunities for Veterans Act of 2017; H.R. 2781, the ``Ensuring Veteran Enterprise Participation in Strategic Sourcing Act''; and legislation to improve the hiring, training, and efficiency of acquisition personnel and organizations of the Department of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes, 10 a.m., 334 Cannon.

June 29, Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity, hearing on H.R. 282, the ``Military Residency Choice Act''; H.R. 1690, the ``Department of Veterans Affairs Bonus Transparency Act''; H.R. 2631, the ``Justice for Servicemembers Act of 2017''; H.R. 2772, the ``SEA Act''; legislation to amend title 38, United States Code, to authorize the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to furnish assistance for adaptations of residences of veterans in rehabilitation programs under chapter 31 of such title, and for other purposes; and legislation to amend title 38, United States Code, to permit appraisers approved by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to make appraisals for purposes of chapter 37 of such title based on inspections performed by third parties, 2 p.m., 334 Cannon.

Committee on Ways and Means, June 29, Subcommittee on Social Security; and Subcommittee on Oversight, joint hearing entitled ``Complexities and Challenges of Social Security Coverage and Payroll Tax Compliance for State and Local Governments'', 10 a.m., 1100 Longworth.

[Page:D704]

Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, June 28, Subcommittee on Department of Defense Intelligence and Overhead Architecture, budget hearing, 10 a.m., HVC–304. This hearing will be closed.

June 29, Full Committee, hearing entitled ``Ongoing Intelligence Activities'', 9 a.m., HVC–304. This hearing will be closed.

[Page:D705]

Next Meeting of the
SENATE

2 p.m., Tuesday, June 27

Senate Chamber

Program for Tuesday: Senate will be in a period of morning business.


Next Meeting of the
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

10 a.m., Tuesday, June 27

House Chamber

Program for Tuesday: Consideration of H.R. 1215--Protecting Access to Care Act of 2017 (Subject to a Rule).

Extensions of Remarks, as inserted in this issue








HOUSE


Bass, Karen, Calif., E897

Beyer, Donald S., Jr., Va., E897

Brooks, Susan W., Ind., E900

Buchanan, Vern, Fla., E899

Bustos, Cheri, Ill., E898, E903

Comstock, Barbara, Va., E899

Connolly, Gerald E., Va., E904

Crowley, Joseph, N.Y., E900

DeLauro, Rosa L., Conn., E898, E902

Dingell, Debbie, Mich., E898, E901, E903

Garamendi, John, Calif., E900

Gosar, Paul, Ariz., E899

Hastings, Alcee L., Fla., E898, E900

Huizenga, Bill, Mich., E897

Kaptur, Marcy, Ohio, E898

Kelly, Mike, Pa., E897

Long, Billy, Mo., E901

Lujan Grisham, Michelle, N.M., E901

Pelosi, Nancy, Calif., E902

Perry, Scott, Pa., E901

Renacci, James B., Ohio, E900

Schweikert, David, Ariz., E897

Shimkus, John, Ill., E902

Stivers, Steve, Ohio, E903

Walters, Mimi, Calif., E903

[Page:D706]