Daily Digest

Monday, September 11, 2017

Daily Digest

Senate

Chamber Action

Routine Proceedings, pages S5085–S5190

Measures Introduced: Six bills were introduced, as follows: S. 1784–1789.
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Measures Reported:

S. 770, to require the Director of the National Institute of Standards and Technology to disseminate resources to help reduce small business cybersecurity risks, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. (S. Rept. No. 115–153)

S. 705, to amend the National Child Protection Act of 1993 to establish a national criminal history background check system and criminal history review program for certain individuals who, related to their employment, have access to children, the elderly, or individuals with disabilities, with amendments.
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Measures Passed:

Social Security Payments: Senate passed H.R. 3732, to amend section 1113 of the Social Security Act to provide authority for increased fiscal year 2017 and 2018 payments for temporary assistance to United States Citizens returned from foreign countries.
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Condemning the Violence and Domestic Terrorist Attack in Charlottesville, Virginia: Senate passed S.J. Res. 49, condemning the violence and domestic terrorist attack that took place during events between August 11 and August 12, 2017, in Charlottesville, Virginia, recognizing the first responders who lost their lives while monitoring the events, offering deepest condolences to the families and friends of those individuals who were killed and deepest sympathies and support to those individuals who were injured by the violence, expressing support for the Charlottesville community, rejecting White nationalists, White supremacists, the Ku Klux Klan, neo-Nazis, and other hate groups, and urging the President and the President's Cabinet to use all available resources to address the threats posed by those groups.
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Small Business Capital Formation Enhancement Act: Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs was discharged from further consideration of S. 416, to amend the Small Business Investment Incentive Act of 1980 to require an annual review by the Securities and Exchange Commission of the annual government-business forum on capital formation, and the bill was then passed.
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Fair Access to Investment Research Act: Senate passed S. 327, to direct the Securities and Exchange Commission to provide a safe harbor related to certain investment fund research reports, after agreeing to the committee amendments, and the following amendment proposed thereto:
Pages S5166–68

McConnell (for Warren/Heller) Amendment No. 935, of a perfecting nature.
Pages S5167–68


Supporting America's Innovators Act: Senate passed S. 444, to amend the Investment Company Act of 1940 to expand the investor limitation for qualifying venture capital funds under an exemption from the definition of an investment company.
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Securities and Exchange Commission Overpayment Credit Act: Senate passed S. 462, to require the Securities and Exchange Commission to refund or credit certain excess payments made to the Commission.
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U.S. Territories Investor Protection Act: Senate passed S. 484, to amend the Investment Company Act of 1940 to terminate an exemption for companies located in Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, and any other possession of the United States, after agreeing to the committee amendments.
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Encouraging Employee Ownership Act: Senate passed S. 488, to increase the threshold for disclosures required by the Securities and Exchange Commission relating to compensatory benefit plans.
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Securing Access to Networks in Disasters Act: Senate passed S. 102, to direct the Federal Communications Commission to commence proceedings related to the resiliency of critical communications networks during times of emergency, after agreeing to the committee amendment in the nature of a substitute.
Pages S5169–70


Abolish Human Trafficking Act: Senate passed S. 1311, to provide assistance in abolishing human trafficking in the United States, after agreeing to the committee amendment in the nature of a substitute, and the following amendment proposed thereto:
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McConnell (for Cornyn) Amendment No. 936, relating to the effects of trafficking in persons.
Pages S5175–79


Trafficking Victims Protection Act: Senate passed S. 1312, to prioritize the fight against human trafficking in the United States, after agreeing to the committee amendment in the nature of a substitute, and the following amendment proposed thereto:
Pages S5179–89

McConnell (for Grassley) Amendment No. 937, of a perfecting nature.
Pages S5184–89

Measures Considered:

National Defense Authorization Act--Agreement: Senate resumed consideration of the motion to proceed to consideration of H.R. 2810, 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.
Pages S5086–92

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

By 89 yeas to 3 nays (Vote No. 193), three-fifths of those Senators duly chosen and sworn, having voted in the affirmative, Senate agreed to the motion to close further debate on the motion to proceed to consideration of the bill.
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A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that notwithstanding Rule XXII, Senator Paul be given up to 4 hours of post-cloture debate on the motion to proceed to consideration of the bill.
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A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing for further consideration of the motion to proceed to consideration of the bill, post-cloture, at approximately 10 a.m., on Tuesday, September 12, 2017; and that all time during morning business, Leader remarks, recess, and adjournment count post-cloture on the motion to proceed to consideration of the bill.
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Signing Authority--Agreement: A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that Senator Daines be authorized to sign duly enrolled bills or joint resolutions on Monday, September 11, 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 relative to the continuation of the national emergency with respect to the terrorist attacks on the United States of September 11, 2001; which was referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs. (PM–16)
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Hassett Nomination--Agreement: A unanimous-consent-time agreement was reached providing that at 2:15 p.m., on Tuesday, September 12, 2017, Senate begin consideration of the nomination of Kevin Allen Hassett, of Massachusetts, to be Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers; that there be 20 minutes of debate on the nomination equally divided in the usual form, and that following the use or yielding back of time, Senate vote on confirmation of the nomination, with no intervening action or debate.
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Nominations Received: Senate received the following nominations:

Scott W. Brady, of Pennsylvania, to be United States Attorney for the Western District of Pennsylvania for the term of four years.

Bobby L. Christine, of Georgia, to be United States Attorney for the Southern District of Georgia for the term of four years.

David J. Freed, of Pennsylvania, to be United States Attorney for the Middle District of Pennsylvania for the term of four years.

Andrew E. Lelling, of Massachusetts, to be United States Attorney for the District of Massachusetts for the term of four years.

Stephen R. McAllister, of Kansas, to be United States Attorney for the District of Kansas for the term of four years.

Ronald A. Parsons, Jr., of South Dakota, to be United States Attorney for the District of South Dakota for the term of four years.

James F. Geurts, of Pennsylvania, to be an Assistant Secretary of the Navy.

Howard R. Elliott, of Indiana, to be Administrator of the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation.

Paul Trombino III, of Wisconsin, to be Administrator of the Federal Highway Administration.

Rebecca Eliza Gonzales, of Texas, to be Ambassador to the Kingdom of Lesotho.

Carla Sands, of California, to be Ambassador to the Kingdom of Denmark.

Manisha Singh, of Florida, to be an Assistant Secretary of State (Economic and Business Affairs).

John F. Bash, of Texas, to be United States Attorney for the Western District of Texas for the term of four years.

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Walter David Counts III, of Texas, to be United States District Judge for the Western District of Texas.

R. Andrew Murray, of North Carolina, to be United States Attorney for the Western District of North Carolina for the term of four years.

Matthew Spencer Petersen, of Virginia, to be United States District Judge for the District of Columbia.
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Messages from the House:
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Enrolled Bills Presented:
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Petitions and Memorials:
Pages S5102–14


Additional Cosponsors:
Pages S5114–16


Additional Statements:
Pages S5100–01


Amendments Submitted:
Pages S5116–65


Privileges of the Floor:
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Record Votes: One record vote was taken today. (Total--193)
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Adjournment: Senate convened at 3 p.m. and adjourned at 7:44 p.m., until 10 a.m. on Tuesday, September 12, 2017. (For Senate's program, see the remarks of the Majority Leader in today's Record on page S5190.)

Committee Meetings

(Committees not listed did not meet)

No committee meetings were held.

House of Representatives

Chamber Action


Public Bills and Resolutions Introduced: 11 public bills, H.R. 3726–3736, were introduced.
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Additional Cosponsors:
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Reports Filed: Reports were filed today as follows:

H.R. 2615, to authorize the exchange of certain land located in Gulf Islands National Seashore, Jackson County, Mississippi, between the National Park Service and the Veterans of Foreign Wars, and for other purposes (H. Rept. 115–302);

H.R. 3017, to amend the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980 to reauthorize and improve the brownfields program, and for other purposes (H. Rept. 115–303, Part 1); and

H.R. 2874, to achieve reforms to improve the financial stability of the National Flood Insurance Program, to enhance the development of more accurate estimates of flood risk through new technology and better maps, to increase the role of private markets in the management of flood insurance risks, and to provide for alternative methods to insure against flood peril, and for other purposes, with an amendment (H. Rept. 115–304).
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Speaker: Read a letter from the Speaker wherein he appointed Representative Mitchell to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
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Recess: The House recessed at 12:03 p.m. and reconvened at 2 p.m.
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Recess: The House recessed at 2:02 p.m. and reconvened at 4:23 p.m.
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Amending section 1113 of the Social Security Act to provide authority for increased fiscal year 2017 and 2018 payments for temporary assistance to United States citizens returned from foreign countries: The House agreed to discharge from committee and pass H.R. 3732, to amend section 1113 of the Social Security Act to provide authority for increased fiscal year 2017 and 2018 payments for temporary assistance to United States citizens returned from foreign countries.
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Presidential Message: Read a message from the President wherein he notified Congress that the emergency declared in Proclamation 7463 with respect to the terrorist attacks on the United States of September 11, 2001 is to continue in effect beyond September 14, 2017--referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs and ordered to be printed (H. Doc. 115–67).
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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 12 noon and adjourned at 4:26 p.m.

Committee Meetings



No hearings were held.

Joint Meetings



No joint committee meetings were held.

COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR TUESDAY,

SEPTEMBER 12, 2017

(Committee meetings are open unless otherwise indicated)

Senate
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Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs: to hold hearings to examine the Fintech landscape, 10 a.m., SD–538.

Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation: Subcommittee on Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries, and Coast Guard, to hold hearings to examine reauthorization of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, focusing on oversight of fisheries management successes and challenges, 2:30 p.m., SR–253.

Committee on Energy and Natural Resources: Subcommittee on Energy, to hold hearings to examine fostering innovation, focusing on contributions of the Department of Energy's national laboratories, 3 p.m., SD–366.

Committee on Finance: to hold hearings to examine health care, focusing on issues impacting cost and coverage, 10 a.m., SD–215.

Committee on Foreign Relations: to hold hearings to examine the nominations of Eric M. Ueland, of Oregon, to be an Under Secretary (Management), John R. Bass, of New York, to be Ambassador to the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, and Justin Hicks Siberell, of Maryland, to be Ambassador to the Kingdom of Bahrain, all of the Department of State, and J. Steven Dowd, of Florida, to be United States Director of the African Development Bank, 9:30 a.m., SD–419.

Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions: to hold hearings to examine stabilizing premiums and helping individuals in the individual insurance market for 2018, focusing on state flexibility, 10 a.m., SD–430.

Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs: to hold hearings to examine the nominations of Daniel J. Kaniewski, of Minnesota, to be Deputy Administrator for National Preparedness, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security, and Jonathan H. Pittman, to be an Associate Judge of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia, 10:15 a.m., SD–342.

Select Committee on Intelligence: to receive a closed briefing on certain intelligence matters, 2:30 p.m., SH–219.

United States Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control: to hold hearings to examine adapting United States counternarcotics efforts in Colombia, 10 a.m., SD–226.

House

Committee on Financial Services, Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit; and Subcommittee on Monetary Policy and Trade, joint hearing entitled ``Examining the Relationship Between Prudential Regulation and Monetary Policy at the Federal Reserve'', 2 p.m., 2128 Rayburn.

Committee on Foreign Affairs, Full Committee, hearing entitled ``Sanctions, Diplomacy, and Information: Pressuring North Korea'', 10 a.m., 2172 Rayburn.

Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform, Commercial and Antitrust Law, hearing entitled ``Occupational Licensing: Regulation and Competition'', 3 p.m., 2141 Rayburn.

Committee on Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Federal Lands, hearing on H.R. 3668, the ``SHARE Act'', 10 a.m., 1334 Longworth.

Full Committee, begin markup on H.R. 210, the ``Native American Energy Act''; H.R. 424, the ``Gray Wolf State Management Act of 2017''; H.R. 717, the ``Listing Reform Act''; H.R. 1274, the ``State, Tribal and Local Species Transparency and Recovery Act''; H.R. 2603, the ``SAVES Act''; H.R. 3131, the ``Endangered Species Litigation Reasonableness Act''; and H.R. 3668, the ``SHARE Act'', 4 p.m., 1334 Longworth.

Committee on Rules, Full Committee, hearing on H.R. 3697, the ``Criminal Alien Gang Member Removal Act'', 5 p.m., H–313 Capitol.

Committee on Veterans' Affairs, Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, hearing entitled ``VA Mail Management: The Case of the $11,257 Package'', 10:30 a.m., 334 Cannon.

Joint Meetings

Joint Economic Committee: to hold hearings to examine the dynamic gains from free digital trade for the United States economy, 10 a.m., SH–216.

CONGRESSIONAL PROGRAM AHEAD

Week of September 12 through September 15, 2017

Senate Chamber

On Tuesday, Senate will continue consideration of the motion to proceed to consideration of H.R. 2810, National Defense Authorization Act, post-cloture.

At 2:15 p.m., Senate will begin consideration of the nomination of Kevin Allen Hassett, of Massachusetts, to be Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers, and vote on confirmation of the nomination at approximately 2:35 p.m.

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: September 14, to hold hearings to examine nutrition programs, focusing on perspectives for the 2018 Farm Bill, 9:30 a.m., SH–216.

Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs: September 12, to hold hearings to examine the Fintech landscape, 10 a.m., SD–538.

September 14, Full Committee, to hold hearings to examine the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States, 10 a.m., SD–538.

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Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation: September 12, Subcommittee on Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries, and Coast Guard, to hold hearings to examine reauthorization of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, focusing on oversight of fisheries management successes and challenges, 2:30 p.m., SR–253.

September 13, Full Committee, to hold hearings to examine transportation innovation, focusing on automated trucks and our Nation's highways, 10 a.m., SR–253.

Committee on Energy and Natural Resources: September 12, Subcommittee on Energy, to hold hearings to examine fostering innovation, focusing on contributions of the Department of Energy's national laboratories, 3 p.m., SD–366.

September 14, Full Committee, business meeting to consider the nominations of Richard Glick, of Virginia, and Kevin J. McIntyre, of Virginia, both to be a Member of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, and David S. Jonas, of Virginia, to be General Counsel, all of the Department of Energy, and Joseph Balash, of Alaska, to be an Assistant Secretary, and Ryan Douglas Nelson, of Idaho, to be Solicitor, both of the Department of the Interior, 9:30 a.m., SD–366.

Committee on Environment and Public Works: September 13, to hold hearings to examine expanding and accelerating the deployment and use of carbon capture, utilization, and sequestration, 10 a.m., SD–406.

Committee on Finance: September 12, to hold hearings to examine health care, focusing on issues impacting cost and coverage, 10 a.m., SD–215.

September 14, Full Committee, to hold hearings to examine individual tax reform, 10 a.m., SD–215.

Committee on Foreign Relations: September 12, to hold hearings to examine the nominations of Eric M. Ueland, of Oregon, to be an Under Secretary (Management), John R. Bass, of New York, to be Ambassador to the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, and Justin Hicks Siberell, of Maryland, to be Ambassador to the Kingdom of Bahrain, all of the Department of State, and J. Steven Dowd, of Florida, to be United States Director of the African Development Bank, 9:30 a.m., SD–419.

September 14, Full Committee, to hold hearings to examine United States policy options to support democracy in Venezuela, 10 a.m., SD–419.

Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions: September 12, to hold hearings to examine stabilizing premiums and helping individuals in the individual insurance market for 2018, focusing on state flexibility, 10 a.m., SD–430.

September 14, Full Committee, to hold hearings to examine stabilizing premiums and helping individuals in the individual insurance market for 2018, focusing on health care stakeholders, 10 a.m., SD–430.

Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs: September 12, to hold hearings to examine the nominations of Daniel J. Kaniewski, of Minnesota, to be Deputy Administrator for National Preparedness, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security, and Jonathan H. Pittman, to be an Associate Judge of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia, 10:15 a.m., SD–342.

September 13, Full Committee, business meeting to consider the nomination of Daniel J. Kaniewski, of Minnesota, to be Deputy Administrator for National Preparedness, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security, 9:55 a.m., SD–342.

September 13, Subcommittee on Regulatory Affairs and Federal Management, to hold hearings to examine the Office of Management and Budget's memorandum on the Federal workforce, focusing on OMB's ongoing government-wide reorganization, 10 a.m., SD–342.

September 14, Full Committee, to hold hearings to examine Federal Communication Commission's Lifeline Program, focusing on a case study of government waste and mismanagement, 10:15 a.m., SD–342.

Committee on Indian Affairs: September 13, business meeting to consider H.R. 984, to extend Federal recognition to the Chickahominy Indian Tribe, the Chickahominy Indian Tribe-Eastern Division, the Upper Mattaponi Tribe, the Rappahannock Tribe, Inc., the Monacan Indian Nation, and the Nansemond Indian Tribe, 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, and S. 1333, to provide for rental assistance for homeless or at-risk Indian veterans; to be immediately followed by an oversight hearing to examine high risk Indian programs, focusing on progress and efforts in addressing Government Accountability Office recommendations, 2:30 p.m., SD–628.

Committee on the Judiciary: September 14, business meeting to consider S. 1766, to reauthorize the SAFER Act of 2013, and the nominations of Ralph R. Erickson, of North Dakota, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Eighth Circuit, Donald C. Coggins, Jr., to be United States District Judge for the District of South Carolina, Dabney Langhorne Friedrich, of California, to be United States District Judge for the District of Columbia, Stephen S. Schwartz, of Virginia, to be a Judge of the United States Court of Federal Claims, Robert J. Higdon, Jr., to be United States Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina, J. Cody Hiland, to be United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Arkansas, Joshua J. Minkler, to be United States Attorney for the Southern District of Indiana, Byung J. Pak, to be United States Attorney for the Northern District of Georgia, and Brian Allen Benczkowski, of Virginia, to be an Assistant Attorney General, Department of Justice, 10 a.m., SD–226.

Select Committee on Intelligence: September 12, to receive a closed briefing on certain intelligence matters, 2:30 p.m., SH–219.

United States Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control: September 12, to hold hearings to examine adapting United States counternarcotics efforts in Colombia, 10 a.m., SD–226.

House Committees
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Committee on Education and the Workforce, September 13, Subcommittee on Workforce Protections; Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions, joint hearing on H.R. 3441, the ``Save Local Business Act'', 10 a.m., 2175 Rayburn.

Committee on Energy and Commerce, September 13, Subcommittee on Environment, hearing entitled ``Big Relief for Small Business: Legislation Reducing Regulatory Burdens on Small Manufacturers and Other Job Creators'', 10 a.m., 2123 Rayburn.

September 13, Subcommittee on Health, hearing entitled ``Modernizing FDA's Regulation of Over-the-Counter Drugs'', 10:15 a.m., 2322 Rayburn.

September 14, Subcommittee on Health, hearing entitled ``Supporting Tomorrow's Health Providers: Examining Workforce Programs Under the Public Health Service Act'', 10 a.m., 2123 Rayburn.

Committee on Financial Services, September 13, Subcommittee on Monetary Policy and Trade, hearing entitled ``A Legislative Proposal to Impede North Korea's Access to Finance'', 10 a.m., 2128 Rayburn.

Committee on Foreign Affairs, September 13, Subcommittee on the Middle East and North Africa; and Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific, joint hearing entitled ``The President's FY 2018 Budget Request for Afghanistan and Pakistan'', 10 a.m., 2172 Rayburn.

September 13, Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights and International Organizations, hearing entitled ``The Future of Democracy and Governance in Liberia'', 2 p.m., 2172 Rayburn.

September 13, Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere, hearing entitled ``The Venezuela Crisis: The Malicious Influence of State and Criminal Actors'', 2 p.m., 2200 Rayburn.

Committee on Homeland Security, September 13, Subcommittee on Counterterrorism and Intelligence, hearing entitled ``Sixteen Years After 9/11: Assessing Suspicious Activity Reporting Efforts'', 10 a.m., HVC–210.

Committee on Natural Resources, September 13, Full Committee, markup continue on H.R. 210, the ``Native American Energy Act''; H.R. 424, the ``Gray Wolf State Management Act of 2017''; H.R. 717, the ``Listing Reform Act''; H.R. 1274, the ``State, Tribal and Local Species Transparency and Recovery Act''; H.R. 2603, the ``SAVES Act''; H.R. 3131, the ``Endangered Species Litigation Reasonableness Act''; and H.R. 3668, the ``SHARE Act'', 10 a.m., 1334 Longworth.

Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, September 13, Full Committee, markup on legislation on the Secret Service Recruitment and Retention Act of 2017; legislation on the Presidential Allowance Modernization Act of 2017; H.R. 1701, the ``Eliminating Government-funded Oil-painting Act''; H.R. 3019, the ``Promoting Value Based Procurement Act of 2017''; legislation on the Reporting Use of Social Media in Clearance Investigations Act of 2017; H.R. 3071, the ``Federal Acquisition Savings Act of 2017''; H.R. 2331, the ``Connected Government Act''; H.R. 294, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 2700 Cullen Boulevard in Pearland, Texas, as the ``Endy Ekpanya Post Office Building''; H.R. 452, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 324 West Saint Louis Street in Pacific, Missouri, as the ``Specialist Jeffrey L. White, Jr. Post Office''; H.R. 606, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 1025 Nevin Avenue in Richmond, California, as the ``Harold D. McCraw, Sr., Post Office Building''; H.R. 1207, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 306 River Street in Tilden, Texas, as the ``Tilden Veterans Post Office''; H.R. 1208, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 9155 Schaefer Road, Converse, Texas, as the ``Converse Veterans Post Office Building''; H.R. 1209, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 901 N. Francisco Avenue, Mission, Texas, as the ``Mission Veterans Post Office Building''; H.R. 1210, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 122 W. Goodwin Street, Pleasanton, Texas, as the ``Pleasanton Veterans Post Office''; H.R. 1211, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 400 N. Main Street, Encinal, Texas, as the ``Encinal Veterans Post Office''; H.R. 1858, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 4514 Williamson Trail in Liberty, Pennsylvania, as the ``Staff Sergeant Ryan Scott Ostrom Post Office''; H.R. 1950, 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''; H.R. 2254, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 2635 Napa Street in Vallejo, California, as the ``Janet Capello Post Office Building''; H.R. 2302, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 259 Nassau Street, Suite 2 in Princeton, New Jersey, as the ``Dr. John F. Nash, Jr. Post Office''; H.R. 2464, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 25 New Chardon Street Lobby in Boston, Massachusetts, as the ``John Fitzgerald Kennedy Post Office''; H.R. 2815, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 30 East Somerset Street in Raritan, New Jersey, as the ``Sergeant John Basilone Post Office''; H.R. 2873, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 207 Glenside Avenue in Wyncote, Pennsylvania, as the ``Staff Sergeant Peter Taub Post Office Building''; H.R. 3109, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 1114 North 2nd Street in Chillicothe, Illinois, as the ``Sr. Chief Ryan Owens Post Office Building''; H.R. 3230, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 915 Center Avenue in Payette, Idaho, as the ``Harmon Killebrew Post Office Building''; and H.R. 3369, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 225 North Main Street in Spring Lake, North Carolina, as the ``Howard B. Pate, Jr. Post Office'', 10 a.m., 2154 Rayburn.

Committee on Small Business, September 13, Full Committee, hearing entitled ``Serving Small Businesses: Examining the Effectiveness of HUBZone Reforms'', 11 a.m., 2360 Rayburn.

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September 14, Subcommittee on Health and Technology, hearing entitled ``Tech Talks: How SBA Entrepreneurial Development Programs Have Evolved with Technology'', 10 a.m., 2360 Rayburn.

Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, September 13, Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings, and Emergency Management, hearing entitled ``Building a 21st Century Infrastructure for America: Economic Development Stakeholders' Perspectives'', 10 a.m., 2167 Rayburn.

Committee on Veterans' Affairs, September 13, Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs, hearing on H.R. 1721, to direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to designate at least one city in the United States each year as an ``American World War II City'', and for other purposes; H.R. 1900, the ``National Veterans Memorial and Museum Act''; H.R. 3122, the ``Veterans Care Financial Protection Act of 2017''; H.R. 3656, to amend title 38, United States Code, to provide for a consistent eligibility date for provision of Department of Veterans Affairs memorial headstones and markers for eligible spouses and dependent children of veterans whose remains are unavailable; H.R. 3657, to amend title 38, United States Code, to authorize the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to provide headstones and markers for the graves of spouses and children of veterans who are buried in tribal cemeteries; and legislation on the Veterans Fair Debt Notice Act of 2017; and a legislation on the Veterans Fair Debt Notice Act of 2017, 10:30 a.m., 334 Cannon.

Committee on Ways and Means, September 13, Full Committee, markup on H.R. 3729, the ``Comprehensive Operations, Sustainability, and Transport Act of 2017''; H.R. 3727, to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to include additional telehealth services for purposes of MA organization bids, and for other purposes; H.R. 3726, the ``Stark Administrative Simplification Act of 2017''; H.R. 2824, the ``Increasing Opportunity through Evidence-Based Home Visiting Act''; and H.R. 2792, the ``Control Unlawful Fugitive Felons Act of 2017'', 10:30 a.m., 1100 Longworth.

September 13, Subcommittee on Oversight, hearing entitled ``IRS Reform: Resolving Taxpayer Disputes'', 2 p.m., 1100 Longworth.

Joint Meetings

Joint Economic Committee: September 12, to hold hearings to examine the dynamic gains from free digital trade for the United States economy, 10 a.m., SH–216.

Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe: September 14, to hold hearings to examine the scourge of Russian disinformation, 9:30 a.m., SD–562.

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Next Meeting of the
SENATE

10 a.m., Tuesday, September 12

Senate Chamber

Program for Tuesday: Senate will continue consideration of the motion to proceed to consideration of H.R. 2810, National Defense Authorization Act, post-cloture.

At 2:15 p.m., Senate will begin consideration of the nomination of Kevin Allen Hassett, of Massachusetts, to be Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers, and vote on confirmation of the nomination at approximately 2:35 p.m.

(Senate will recess from 12:30 p.m. until 2:15 p.m. for their respective party conferences.)

Next Meeting of the
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

10 a.m., Tuesday, September 12

House Chamber

Program for Tuesday: Consideration of measures under suspension of the Rules. Continue consideration of H.R. 3354--Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2018.







Extensions of Remarks, as inserted in this issue








HOUSE


Chu, Judy, Calif., E1193

Crawford, Eric A. ``Rick'', Ark., E1193, E1197

Davidson, Warren, Ohio, E1193

DeLauro, Rosa L., Conn., E1195

Jackson Lee, Sheila, Tex., E1193, E1195

Kaptur, Marcy, Ohio, E1196

Kelly, Trent, Miss., E1197

Lieu, Ted, Calif., E1194

McClintock, Tom, Calif., E1195

McCollum, Betty, Minn., E1196

Smith, Christopher H., N.J., E1195

Trott, David A., Mich., E1194

Walker, Mark, N.C., E1197

Webster, Daniel, Fla., E1194

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