Daily Digest

Monday, July 10, 2017

Daily Digest

HIGHLIGHTS

    See Résumé of Congressional Activity.

Senate

Chamber Action

Routine Proceedings, pages S3873–S3888

Measures Introduced: Six bills and one resolution were introduced, as follows: S. 1518–1523, and S. Res. 216.
Page S3885

Measures Reported:

S. 123, to amend the Communications Act of 1934 to require multi-line telephone systems to have a default configuration that permits users to directly initiate a call to 9–1–1 without dialing any additional digit, code, prefix, or post-fix. (S. Rept. No. 115–124)

S. 1519, to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2018 for military activities of the Department of Defense, for military construction, and for defense activities of the Department of Energy, to prescribe military personnel strengths for such fiscal year. (S. Rept. No. 115–125)

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, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. (S. Rept. No. 115–126)
Pages S3884–85

Appointments:

Advisory Committee on the Records of Congress: The Chair announced, on behalf of the Democratic Leader, pursuant to Public Law 101–509, the appointment of the following individual to serve as a member of the Advisory Committee on the Records of Congress: Carol A. Mandel of New York.
Page S3887


Nye Nomination--Agreement: Senate resumed consideration of the nomination of David C. Nye, of Idaho, to be United States District Judge for the District of Idaho.
Page S3880

During consideration of this nomination today, Senate also took the following action:

By a unanimous vote of 97 yeas (Vote No. 157), Senate agreed to the motion to close further debate on the nomination.
Pages S3879–80

A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing for further consideration of the nomination, post-cloture, at approximately 2:15 p.m., on Tuesday, July 11, 2017; and that all time during morning business, recess, adjournment, and Leader remarks count post-cloture on the nomination.
Page S3887


Nomination Confirmed: Senate confirmed the following nomination:

By 54 yeas to 41 nays (Vote No. EX. 156), Neomi Rao, of the District of Columbia, to be Administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget.
Page S3879


Messages from the House:
Page S3884


Measures Referred:
Page S3884


Additional Cosponsors:
Pages S3885–86


Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:
Pages S3886–87


Additional Statements:
Pages S3883–84


Record Votes: Two record votes were taken today. (Total--157)
Pages S3879 and S3879–80


Adjournment: Senate convened at 3 p.m. and adjourned at 6:39 p.m., until 2:15 p.m. on Tuesday, July 11, 2017. (For Senate's program, see the remarks of the Majority Leader in today's Record on page S3887.)

Committee Meetings

(Committees not listed did not meet)

No committee meetings were held.

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House of Representatives

Chamber Action


Public Bills and Resolutions Introduced: 6 public bills, H.R. 3169–3174 were introduced.
Pages H5390–91


Additional Cosponsors:
Page H5391


Report Filed: A report was filed on July 6, 2017 as follows:

H.R. 2810, to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2018 for military activities of the Department of Defense and for military construction, to prescribe military personnel strengths for such fiscal year, and for other purposes, with an amendment (H. Rept. 115–200).

Speaker: Read a letter from the Speaker wherein he appointed Representative Simpson to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
Page H5389


Guest Chaplain: The prayer was offered by the Guest Chaplain, Rev. Gary Studniewski, St. Peter's Catholic Church, Washington, DC.
Page H5389


Women's Suffrage Centennial Commission--Appointment: Read a letter from Representative Pelosi, Minority Leader, in which she appointed the following individuals from private life to serve as Commissioners to the Women's Suffrage Centennial Commission: Ms. Nicola Miner of San Francisco, California and Ms. Jennifer Siebel Newsom of San Francisco, California.
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Quorum Calls--Votes: There were no Yea and Nay votes, and there were no Recorded votes. There were no quorum calls.

Adjournment: The House met at 10 a.m. and adjourned at 10:02 a.m.

Committee Meetings



No hearings were held.

Joint Meetings



No joint committee meetings were held.

NEW PUBLIC LAWS

(For last listing of Public Laws, see Daily Digest, p. D729)

H.R. 1238, to amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to make the Assistant Secretary of Homeland Security for Health Affairs responsible for coordinating the efforts of the Department of Homeland Security related to food, agriculture, and veterinary defense against terrorism. Signed on June 30, 2017. (Public Law 115–43)

COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR TUESDAY,

JULY 11, 2017

(Committee meetings are open unless otherwise indicated)

Senate

Committee on Armed Services: 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 Foreign Relations: to hold hearings to examine the nominations of David Steele Bohigian, of Missouri, to be Executive Vice President of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation, Ray Washburne, of Texas, to be President of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation, and 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, and to be Representative of the United States of America on the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations, with the rank of Ambassador, and Jay Patrick Murray, of Virginia, to be an Alternate Representative of the United States of America to the Sessions of the General Assembly of the United Nations, during his tenure of service as Alternate Representative of the United States of America for Special Political Affairs in the United Nations, both of the Department of State, 10 a.m., SD–419.

Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs: business meeting to consider 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; to be immediately followed by a hearing to examine the nominations of David James Glawe, of Iowa, to be Under Secretary for Intelligence and Analysis, and David P. Pekoske, of Maryland, to be an Assistant Secretary, both of the Department of Homeland Security, 10 a.m., SD–342.

Committee on Judiciary: 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.

Committee on Veterans' Affairs: to hold hearings to examine S. 115, to amend title 38, United States Code, to authorize the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to provide for an operation on a live donor for purposes of conducting a transplant procedure for a veteran, S. 426, to increase educational assistance provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs for education and training of physician assistants of the Department, to establish pay grades and require competitive pay for physician assistants of the Department, S. 683, to amend title 38, United States Code, to extend the requirement to provide nursing home care to certain veterans with service-connected disabilities, S. 833, to amend title 38, United States Code, to expand health care and benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs for military sexual trauma, S. 946, to require the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to hire additional Veterans Justice Outreach Specialists to provide treatment court services to justice-involved veterans, S. 1153, to prohibit or suspend certain health care providers from providing non-Department of Veterans Affairs health care services to veterans, S. 1261, to amend title 38, United States Code, to require the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to pay the reasonable costs of urgent care provided to certain veterans, to establish cost-sharing amounts for veterans receiving care at an emergency room of the Department of Veterans Affairs, S. 1266, to authorize the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to enter into contracts with nonprofit organizations to investigate medical centers of the Department of Veterans Affairs, S. 1279, to amend title 38, United States Code, to furnish health care from the Department of Veterans Affairs through the use of non-Department health care providers, S. 1325, to amend title 38, United States Code, to improve the authorities of the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to hire, recruit, and train employees of the Department of Veterans Affairs, and an original bill entitled, ``The Department of Veterans Affairs Quality Employment Act of 2017'', 2:30 p.m., SR–418.

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Select Committee on Intelligence: closed business meeting to consider pending intelligence matters; to be immediately followed by a closed briefing on certain intelligence matters, 2:15 p.m., SH–219.

House

Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies, markup on the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Bill, FY 2018, 7 p.m., 2358–A Rayburn.

Committee on Rules, Full Committee, hearing on H.R. 2810, the ``National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018''; and H.R. 23, the ``Gaining Responsibility on Water Act of 2017'', 5 p.m., H–313 Capitol.

CONGRESSIONAL PROGRAM AHEAD

Week of July 11 through July 14, 2017

Senate Chamber

On Tuesday, Senate will continue consideration of the nomination of David C. Nye, of Idaho, to be United States District Judge for the District of Idaho, post-cloture.

Upon disposition of the nomination of David C. Nye, of Idaho, to be United States District Judge for the District of Idaho, Senate will vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the nomination of William Francis Hagerty IV, of Tennessee, to be Ambassador to Japan.

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: July 13, to hold hearings to examine opportunities in global and local markets, specialty crops, and organics, focusing on perspectives for the 2018 Farm Bill, 10 a.m., SR–328A.

Committee on Appropriations: July 12, 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 Indian Health Service, Department of Health and Human Services, 9:30 a.m., SD–124.

July 12, Subcommittee on Military Construction and Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies, business meeting to markup an original bill entitled, ``Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2018'', 2:30 p.m., SD–124.

July 13, Full Committee, business meeting to markup an original bill entitled, ``Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2018'', 10:30 a.m., SD–106.

July 13, Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies, to hold hearings to examine proposed budget estimates and justification for fiscal year 2018 for the Department of Transportation, 2 p.m., SD–192.

Committee on Armed Services: July 11, 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.

July 12, Full Committee, to hold hearings to examine the nominations of David Joel Trachtenberg, of Virginia, to be a Principal Deputy Under Secretary, Owen West, of Connecticut, to be an Assistant Secretary, Ryan McCarthy, of Illinois, to be Under Secretary of the Army, and Charles Douglas Stimson, of Virginia, to be General Counsel of the Department of the Navy, all of the Department of Defense, 9:30 a.m., SD–G50.

July 13, Full Committee, to hold hearings to examine the attempted coup in Montenegro and malign Russian influence in Europe, 9:30 a.m., SD–G50.

Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs: July 13, to hold hearings to examine the Semiannual Monetary Policy Report to the Congress, 10 a.m., SD–538.

Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation: July 12, to hold hearings to examine force multipliers, focusing on how transportation and supply chain stakeholders are combating human trafficking, 10 a.m., SR–253.

July 13, Subcommittee on Space, Science, and Competitiveness, to hold hearings to examine reopening the American frontier, focusing on promoting partnerships between commercial space and the United States government to advance exploration and settlement, 10 a.m., SR–253.

Committee on Environment and Public Works: July 12, 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. 1447, to reauthorize the diesel emissions reduction program, 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, 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; to be immediately followed by a hearing to examine the use of the Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act and innovative financing in improving infrastructure to enhance safety, mobility, and economic opportunity, 9:45 a.m., SD–406.

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Committee on Finance: July 13, to hold hearings to examine the nomination of Kevin K. McAleenan, of Hawaii, to be Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Department of Homeland Security, 10:15 a.m., SD–215.

Committee on Foreign Relations: July 11, to hold hearings to examine the nominations of David Steele Bohigian, of Missouri, to be Executive Vice President of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation, Ray Washburne, of Texas, to be President of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation, and 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, and to be Representative of the United States of America on the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations, with the rank of Ambassador, and Jay Patrick Murray, of Virginia, to be an Alternate Representative of the United States of America to the Sessions of the General Assembly of the United Nations, during his tenure of service as Alternate Representative of the United States of America for Special Political Affairs in the United Nations, both of the Department of State, 10 a.m., SD–419.

July 12, Full Committee, 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; to be immediately followed by a hearing to examine the Taylor Force Act, 10 a.m., SD–419.

July 12, Subcommittee on East Asia, the Pacific, and International Cybersecurity Policy, to hold hearings to examine American leadership in the Asia Pacific, focusing on promoting democracy, human rights, and the rule of law, 2:15 p.m., SD–419.

July 13, Full Committee, to hold hearings to examine the 2017 Trafficking in Persons Report, 9:30 a.m., SD–419.

Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions: July 13, to hold hearings to examine the nominations of Patrick Pizzella, of Virginia, to be Deputy Secretary of Labor, and Marvin Kaplan, of Kansas, and William J. Emanuel, of California, both to be a Member of the National Labor Relations Board, 9:30 a.m., SD–430.

Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs: July 11, business meeting to consider 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; to be immediately followed by a hearing to examine the nominations of David James Glawe, of Iowa, to be Under Secretary for Intelligence and Analysis, and David P. Pekoske, of Maryland, to be an Assistant Secretary, both of the Department of Homeland Security, 10 a.m., SD–342.

Committee on Indian Affairs: July 12, to hold hearings to examine S. 943, to direct the Secretary of the Interior to conduct an accurate comprehensive student count for the purposes of calculating formula allocations for programs under the Johnson-O'Malley Act, S. 1223, to repeal the Klamath Tribe Judgment Fund Act, and S. 1285, to allow the Confederated Tribes of Coos, Lower Umpqua, and Siuslaw Indians, the Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde Community of Oregon, the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians of Oregon, the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs, and the Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Tribe of Indians to lease or transfer certain lands, 2:30 p.m., SD–628.

Committee on Judiciary: July 11, 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.

July 12, Full Committee, to hold hearings to examine the nomination of Christopher A. Wray, of Georgia, to be Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Department of Justice, 9:30 a.m., SD–226.

July 12, Subcommittee on Border Security and Immigration, to hold hearings to examine the problem of visa overstays, focusing on a need for better tracking and accountability, 2:30 p.m., SD–226.

July 13, Full Committee, business meeting to consider 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, 10 a.m., SD–226.

Committee on Veterans' Affairs: July 11, to hold hearings to examine S. 115, to amend title 38, United States Code, to authorize the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to provide for an operation on a live donor for purposes of conducting a transplant procedure for a veteran, S. 426, to increase educational assistance provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs for education and training of physician assistants of the Department, to establish pay grades and require competitive pay for physician assistants of the Department, S. 683, to amend title 38, United States Code, to extend the requirement to provide nursing home care to certain veterans with service-connected disabilities, S. 833, to amend title 38, United States Code, to expand health care and benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs for military sexual trauma, S. 946, to require the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to hire additional Veterans Justice Outreach Specialists to provide treatment court services to justice-involved veterans, S. 1153, to prohibit or suspend certain health care providers from providing non-Department of Veterans Affairs health care services to veterans, S. 1261, to amend title 38, United States Code, to require the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to pay the reasonable costs of urgent care provided to certain veterans, to establish cost-sharing amounts for veterans receiving care at an emergency room of the Department of Veterans Affairs, S. 1266, to authorize the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to enter into contracts with nonprofit organizations to investigate medical centers of the Department of Veterans Affairs, S. 1279, to amend title 38, United States Code, to furnish health care from the Department of Veterans Affairs through the use of non-Department health care providers, S. 1325, to amend title 38, United States Code, to improve the authorities of the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to hire, recruit, and train employees of the Department of Veterans Affairs, and an original bill entitled, ``The Department of Veterans Affairs Quality Employment Act of 2017'', 2:30 p.m., SR–418.

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Select Committee on Intelligence: July 11, closed business meeting to consider pending intelligence matters; to be immediately followed by a closed briefing on certain intelligence matters, 2:15 p.m., SH–219.

July 13, Full Committee, to receive a closed briefing on certain intelligence matters, 2 p.m., SH–219.

Special Committee on Aging: July 12, to hold hearings to examine nourishing our golden years, focusing on how proper and adequate nutrition promote healthy aging and positive outcomes, 9:30 a.m., SD–562.

House Committees

Committee on Agriculture, July 12, Full Committee, hearing entitled ``The Next Farm Bill: Technology and Innovation in Specialty Crops'', 10 a.m., 1300 Longworth.

July 13, Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities and Risk Management, hearing entitled ``The Future of Farming: Technological Innovations, Opportunities, and Challenges for Producers'', 10 a.m., 1300 Longworth.

Committee on Appropriations, July 12, Full Committee, markup on the Agriculture Appropriations Bill, FY 2018; and the Energy and Water Appropriations Bill, FY 2018, 10:30 a.m., 2359 Rayburn.

July 12, Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies, markup on the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Bill, FY 2018, 3 p.m., 2007 Rayburn.

July 12, Subcommittee on Homeland Security, markup on the Homeland Security Appropriations Bill, FY 2018, 4:30 p.m., 2008 Rayburn.

July 13, Full Committee, markup on the Commerce, Justice, Science Appropriations Bill, FY 2018; the Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Bill, FY 2018; and the Report on the Revised Interim Suballocation of the Budget Allocations, FY 2018, 10 a.m., 2359 Rayburn.

July 13, Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs, markup on the State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations Bill, FY 2018, 3 p.m., 2362–A Rayburn.

July 13, Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies, markup on the Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Bill, FY 2018, 4:30 p.m., 2358–C Rayburn.

Committee on Education and the Workforce, July 12, Full Committee, hearing entitled ``Redefining Joint Employer Standards: Barriers to Job Creation and Entrepreneurship'', 10:15 a.m., 2175 Rayburn.

July 13, Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education, hearing entitled ``Opportunities for State Leadership of Early Childhood Programs'', 10 a.m., 2175 Rayburn.

Committee on Energy and Commerce, July 12, Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, hearing entitled ``Combating the Opioid Crisis: Battles in the States'', 10 a.m., 2123 Rayburn.

July 12, Subcommittee on Health, hearing entitled ``Examining Medical Product Manufacturer Communications'', 10:15 a.m., 2322 Rayburn.

Committee on Financial Services, July 12, Full Committee, hearing entitled ``Semi-Annual Testimony on the Federal Reserve's Supervision and Regulation of the Financial System'', 10 a.m., 2128 Rayburn.

July 12, Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit, hearing entitled ``Examining Legislative Proposals to Provide Targeted Regulatory Relief to Community Financial Institutions'', 2 p.m., 2128 Rayburn.

July 13, Subcommittee on Capital Markets, Securities, and Investment, hearing entitled ``Impact of the DOL Fiduciary Rule on the Capital Markets'', 10 a.m., 2128 Rayburn.

July 14, Subcommittee on Capital Markets, Securities, and Investment, hearing entitled ``A Review of Fixed Income Market Structure'', 9:15 a.m., 2128 Rayburn.

Committee on Foreign Affairs, July 12, Full Committee, hearing entitled ``Beyond Microfinance: Empowering Women in the Developing World'', 10 a.m., 2172 Rayburn.

July 12, Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere, hearing entitled ``Advancing U.S. Interests in the Western Hemisphere: The FY 2018 Budget Request'', 2 p.m., 2172 Rayburn.

July 12, Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific, hearing entitled ``Black Flags over Mindanao: Terrorism in Southeast Asia'', 2:30 p.m., 2200 Rayburn.

July 13, Subcommittee on Middle East and North Africa, hearing entitled ``America's Interests in the Middle East and North Africa: The President's FY 2018 Budget Request'', 1 p.m., 2172 Rayburn.

July 14, Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations, hearing entitled ``The Tragic Case of Liu Xiaobo'', 10 a.m., 2172 Rayburn.

Committee on Homeland Security, July 13, Subcommittee on Counterterrorism and Intelligence, hearing entitled ``The Persistent Threat: al Qaeda's Evolution and Resilience'', 10 a.m., HVC–210.

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July 13, Task Force on Denying Terrorists Entry into the United States, hearing entitled ``The Terrorist Diaspora: After the Fall of the Caliphate'', 2 p.m., HVC–210.

Committee on the Judiciary, July 12, Full Committee, markup on H.R. 469, the ``Sunshine for Regulations and Regulatory Decrees and Settlements Act of 2017''; and H.R. 2851, the ``Stop the Importation and Trafficking of Synthetic Analogues Act of 2017'', 10 a.m., 2141 Rayburn.

July 13, Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet, hearing entitled ``The Impact of Bad Patents on American Businesses'', 10 a.m., 2141 Rayburn.

Committee on Natural Resources, July 12, Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources, hearing entitled ``Evaluating Federal Offshore Oil and Gas Development on the Outer Continental Shelf '', 10 a.m., 1324 Longworth.

July 13, Subcommittee on Indian, Insular and Alaska Native Affairs, hearing entitled ``Comparing 21st Century Trust Land Acquisition with the Intent of the 73rd Congress in Section 5 of the Indian Reorganization Act'', 10 a.m., 1324 Longworth.

July 14, Subcommittee on Federal Lands, hearing on H.R. 873, the ``Global War on Terrorism War Memorial Act''; H.R. 1547, the ``Udall Park Land Exchange Completion Act''; H.R. 2582, the ``Confirming State Land Grants for Education Act''; and H.R. 3115, the ``Superior National Forest Land Exchange Act of 2017'', 9 a.m., 1324 Longworth.

Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, July 12, Subcommittee on Government Operations; and Subcommittee on Information Technology, joint hearing entitled ``General Services Administration--Acquisition Oversight and Reform'', 2 p.m., 2154 Rayburn.

Committee on Rules, July 12, Full Committee, hearing on H.R. 2810, the ``National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018'' {amendment consideration}, 3 p.m., H–313 Capitol.

Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, July 12, Subcommittee on Research and Technology, hearing entitled ``U.S. Fire Administration and Fire Grant Programs Reauthorization: Examining Effectiveness and Priorities'', 10 a.m., 2318 Rayburn.

Committee on Small Business, July 12, Full Committee, hearing entitled ``Help or Hindrance? A Review of SBA's Office of the Chief Information Officer'', 11 a.m., 2360 Rayburn.

July 13, Subcommittee on Contracting and Workforce; and Economic Growth, Tax, and Capital Access, joint hearing entitled ``The Puerto Rico Oversight, Management, and Economic Stability Act: State of Small Business Contracting'', 10 a.m., 2360 Rayburn.

Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, July 12, Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings, and Emergency Management, hearing entitled ``Implementing the Federal Assets Sale and Transfer Act (FASTA): Maximizing Taxpayer Returns and Reducing Waste in Real Estate'', 10 a.m., 2167 Rayburn.

Committee on Veterans' Affairs, July 12, Full Committee, hearing entitled ``Care Where It Counts: Assessing VA's Capital Asset Needs'', 10 a.m., 334 Cannon.

July 12, Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, markup 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 H.R. 3169, the ``VA Acquisition Workforce Improvement and Streamlining Act'', 1 p.m., 334 Cannon.

July 12, Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity, markup on H.R. 282, the ``Military Residency Choice Act''; H.R. 1690, the ``Department of Veterans Affairs Bonus Transparency Act''; and H.R. 2772, the ``SEA Act'', 2 p.m., 334 Cannon.

July 13, Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations; and Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs, joint hearing entitled ``Examining VA's Processing of Gulf War Illness Claims'', 10 a.m., 334 Cannon.

July 13, Subcommittee on Health, hearing entitled ``Maximizing Access and Resources: An Examination of VA Productivity and Efficiency'', 2 p.m., 334 Cannon.

Committee on Ways and Means, July 13, Subcommittee on Tax Policy, hearing on ``How Tax Reform Will Help America's Small Businesses Grow and Create New Jobs'', 10 a.m., 1100 Longworth.

July 14, Subcommittee on Social Security, hearing entitled ``Social Security's Solvency Challenge: Status of the Social Security Trust Funds'', 9 a.m., 2020 Rayburn.

Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, July 13, Full Committee, markup on the Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018, 9 a.m., HVC–304. This hearing will be closed.

Joint Meetings

Joint Economic Committee: July 12, to hold hearings to examine a record six million United States job vacancies, focusing on reasons and remedies, 10 a.m., 2020 Rayburn.

Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe: July 13, to receive a briefing on energy insecurity in Russia's periphery, 3:30 p.m., SD–G11. July 10, 2017* These figures include all measures reported, even if there was no accompanying report. A total of 123 written reports have been filed in the Senate, 198 reports have been filed in the House.

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Résumé of Congressional Activity

FIRST SESSION OF THE ONE HUNDRED FIFTEENTH CONGRESS

The first table gives a comprehensive résumé of all legislative business transacted by the Senate and House.

The second table accounts for all nominations submitted to the Senate by the President for Senate confirmation.

    DATA ON LEGISLATIVE ACTIVITY

January 3 through June 30, 2017

SenateHouseTotal

Days in session

10199
. .

Time in session

655 hrs., 7449 hrs., 3
. .

Congressional Record:

Pages of proceedings

3,8675,380
. .

Extensions of Remarks

. .939
. .

Public bills enacted into law

1429
43

Private bills enacted into law

. .. .
. .

Bills in conference

. .. .
. .

Measures passed, total

175363
538

Senate bills

259
. .

House bills

15230
. .

Senate joint resolutions

75
. .

House joint resolutions

1416
. .

Senate concurrent resolutions

44
. .

House concurrent resolutions

59
. .

Simple resolutions

10590
. .

Measures reported, total

*162*196
358

Senate bills

117. .
. .

House bills

21139
. .

Senate joint resolutions

1. .
. .

House joint resolutions

. .. .
. .

Senate concurrent resolutions

. .. .
. .

House concurrent resolutions

. .2
. .

Simple resolutions

2355
. .

Special reports

122
. .

Conference reports

. .. .
. .

Measures pending on calendar

13928
. .

Measures introduced, total

1,7893,765
5,554

Bills

1,5073,161
. .

Joint resolutions

46107
. .

Concurrent resolutions

2168
. .

Simple resolutions

215429
. .

Quorum calls

31
. .

Yea-and-nay votes

155177
. .

Recorded votes

. .166
. .

Bills vetoed

. .. .
. .

Vetoes overridden

. .. .
. .

    DISPOSITION OF EXECUTIVE NOMINATIONS

January 3 through June 30, 2017

Civilian nominations, totaling 242, disposed of as follows:

Confirmed

50

Unconfirmed

166

Withdrawn

26

Other Civilian nominations, totaling 710, disposed of as follows:

Confirmed

367

Unconfirmed

343

Air Force nominations, totaling 3,078, disposed of as follows:

Confirmed

1,832

Unconfirmed

1,246

Army nominations, totaling 3,819, disposed of as follows:

Confirmed

3,328

Unconfirmed

491

Navy nominations, totaling 1,622, disposed of as follows:

Confirmed

893

Unconfirmed

729

Marine Corps nominations, totaling 1,311, disposed of as follows:

Confirmed

1,303

Unconfirmed

8

Summary

Total nominations carried over from the First Session

0

Total nominations received this Session

10,782

Total confirmed

7,773

Total unconfirmed

2,983

Total withdrawn

26

Total returned to the White House

0
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Next Meeting of the
SENATE

2:15 p.m., Tuesday, July 11

Senate Chamber

Program for Tuesday: Senate will continue consideration of the nomination of David C. Nye, of Idaho, to be United States District Judge for the District of Idaho, post-cloture.



















Next Meeting of the
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

12 noon, Tuesday, July 11

House Chamber

Program for Tuesday: Consideration of the following measures under suspension of the Rules: (1) H.R. 1492--Medical Controlled Substances Transportation Act of 2017; (2) H.R. 702--Federal Employee Antidiscrimination Act of 2017; (3) H.R. 1988--To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 1730 18th Street in Bakersfield, California, as the Merle Haggard Post Office Building; (4) H.R. 954--To remove the use restrictions on certain land transferred to Rockingham County, Virginia; (5) H.R. 1397--To authorize, direct, facilitate, and expedite the transfer of administrative jurisdiction of certain Federal land; (6) H.R. 1404--Pascua Yaqui Tribe Land Conveyance Act; (7) 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; (8) H.R. 1719--John Muir National Historic Site Expansion Act; (9) H.R. 1913--Clear Creek National Recreation Area and Conservation Act; (10) H.R. 1306--Western Oregon Tribal Fairness Act; (11) H.R. 2156--Saint Francis Dam Disaster National Memorial Act; and (12) H.R. 597--Lytton Rancheria Homelands Act of 2017.

Extensions of Remarks, as inserted in this issue








HOUSE


Carbajal, Salud O., Calif., E947

Dingell, Debbie, Mich., E947, E949

Jackson Lee, Sheila, Tex., E948

Kaptur, Marcy, Ohio, E948

Katko, John, N.Y., E949

Thompson, Mike, Calif., E947, E947, E948, E949

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