Daily Digest

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Daily Digest

HIGHLIGHTS

    Senate agreed to the motion to concur in the amendment of the House to S. 139, FISA Amendments Reauthorization Act.

Senate

Chamber Action

Routine Proceedings, pages S265–S313

Measures Introduced: Six bills and two resolutions were introduced, as follows: S. 2319–2324, and S. Res. 374–375.
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Measures Reported:

Report to accompany S. 2070, to amend the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994, to reauthorize the Missing Alzheimer's Disease Patient Alert Program, and to promote initiatives that will reduce the risk of injury and death relating to the wandering characteristics of some children with autism. (S. Rept. No. 115–200)
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Measures Passed:

Enrollment Correction: Senate agreed to H. Con. Res. 98, directing the Secretary of the Senate to make a correction in the enrollment of the bill S. 139.
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Congratulating the University of Alabama Crimson Tide: Senate agreed to S. Res. 375, congratulating the University of Alabama Crimson Tide football team for winning the 2018 National Collegiate Athletic Association College Football Playoff National Championship.
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Measures Considered:

National Defense Authorization Act: Senate began consideration of the motion to proceed to consideration of 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.
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House Messages:

FISA Amendments Reauthorization Act: By 65 yeas to 34 nays (Vote No. 12), Senate agreed to the motion to concur in the amendment of the House to S. 139, to implement the use of Rapid DNA instruments to inform decisions about pretrial release or detention and their conditions, to solve and prevent violent crimes and other crimes, to exonerate the innocent, to prevent DNA analysis backlogs, after taking action on the following motions and amendments proposed thereto:
Pages S268–70

Rejected:

McConnell motion to concur in the amendment of the House to the bill, with McConnell Amendment No. 1870 (to the House Amendment to the bill), to change the enactment date. (Senate tabled the motion to concur.)
Pages S268–70

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

McConnell Amendment No. 1871 (to Amendment No. 1870), of a perfecting nature, fell when McConnell motion to concur in the amendment of the House to the bill, with McConnell Amendment No. 1870 (to the House Amendment to the bill) (listed above) was tabled.
Pages S268–70


Further Continuing Appropriations Act--Agreement: Senate began consideration of the amendment of the House to the amendment of the Senate to H.R. 195, to amend title 44, United States Code, to restrict the distribution of free printed copies of the Federal Register to Members of Congress and other officers and employees of the United States, taking action on the following motions and amendments proposed thereto:
Pages S305–08

Pending:

McConnell motion to concur in the amendment of the House to the amendment of the Senate to the bill.
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McConnell motion to concur in the amendment of the House to the amendment of the Senate to the bill, with McConnell Amendment No. 1903 (to the House Amendment to the Senate Amendment to the bill), to change the enactment date.
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McConnell Amendment No. 1904 (to Amendment No. 1903), of a perfecting nature.
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McConnell motion to refer the message of the House on the bill to the Committee on Appropriations, with instructions, McConnell Amendment No. 1905, to change the enactment date.
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McConnell Amendment No. 1906 (to (the instructions) Amendment No. 1905), of a perfecting nature.
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McConnell Amendment No. 1907 (to Amendment No. 1906), of a perfecting nature.
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A motion was entered to close further debate on McConnell motion to concur in the amendment of the House to the amendment of the Senate to the bill, and, in accordance with the provisions of Rule XXII of the Standing Rules of the Senate, a vote on cloture will occur on Saturday, January 20, 2018.
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During consideration of this measure today, Senate also took the following action:

By 97 yeas to 2 nays (Vote No. 13), Senate agreed to the motion to proceed to consideration of the House message to accompany the bill.
Pages S304–05

A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing for further consideration of McConnell motion to concur in the amendment of the House to the amendment of the Senate to the bill at approximately 11 a.m., on Friday, January 19, 2018.
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Nominations Received: Senate received the following nominations:

Kenneth Steven Barbic, of the District of Columbia, to be an Assistant Secretary of Agriculture.

Thomas E. Ayres, of Pennsylvania, to be General Counsel of the Department of the Air Force.

James N. Stewart, of North Carolina, to be an Assistant Secretary of Defense.

John F. Ring, of the District of Columbia, to be a Member of the National Labor Relations Board for the term of five years expiring December 16, 2022.

Michael Stoker, of California, to be Federal Mediation and Conciliation Director.

Francis R. Fannon, of Virginia, to be an Assistant Secretary of State (Energy Resources).

Johnathan Miller, of Virginia, to be an Assistant Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development.

Jackie Wolcott, of Virginia, to be Representative of the United States of America to the International Atomic Energy Agency, with the rank of Ambassador.

Jackie Wolcott, of Virginia, to be Representative of the United States of America to the Vienna Office of the United Nations, with the rank of Ambassador.

29 Air Force nominations in the rank of general.

4 Army nominations in the rank of general.

3 Marine Corps nominations in the rank of general.

4 Navy nominations in the rank of admiral.

Routine lists in the Air Force, Army, Marine Corps, and Navy.
Pages S308–13


Messages from the House:
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Measures Referred:
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Executive Reports of Committees:
Pages S298–S300


Additional Cosponsors:
Pages S300–01


Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:
Pages S301–02


Additional Statements:
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Amendments Submitted:
Pages S302–03


Authorities for Committees to Meet:
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Record Votes: Two record votes were taken today. (Total--13)
Pages S270, S304–05


Adjournment: Senate convened at 11 a.m. and adjourned at 10:15 p.m., until 11 a.m. on Friday, January 19, 2018. (For Senate's program, see the remarks of the Majority Leader in today's Record on page S308.)

Committee Meetings

(Committees not listed did not meet)

NOMINATIONS

Committee on Armed Services: Committee concluded a hearing to examine the nominations of Michael D. Griffin, of Alabama, to be Under Secretary for Research and Engineering, Phyllis L. Bayer, of Mississippi, to be an Assistant Secretary of the Navy, and John Henderson, of South Dakota, who was introduced by Senator Rounds, and William Roper, of Georgia, each to be an Assistant Secretary of the Air Force, all of the Department of Defense, after the nominees testified and answered questions in their own behalf.

CFIUS REFORM

Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs: Committee concluded a hearing to examine Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States reform, focusing on examining the essential elements, including S. 2098, to modernize and strengthen the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States to more effectively guard against the risk to the national security of the United States posed by certain types of foreign investment, S. 1983, to establish a process to review foreign investment to determine the economic effect of the investment on the United States, S. 1591, to impose sanctions with respect to the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, after receiving testimony from Senator Cornyn; Christopher Padilla, IBM Corporation, Armonk, New York; Scott Kupor, Andreessen Horowitz, Menlo Park, California, on behalf of the National Venture Capital Association; Gary Clyde Hufbauer, Peterson Institute for International Economics, Washington, D.C.; and James Mulvenon, SOS International, Burke, Virginia.

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BUSINESS MEETING

Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation: Committee ordered favorably reported the nominations of Leon A. Westmoreland, of Georgia, to be a Director of the Amtrak Board of Directors, Barry Lee Myers, of Pennsylvania, to be Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere, Diana Furchtgott-Roth, of Maryland, to be an Assistant Secretary of Transportation, Brendan Carr, of Virginia, to be a Member of the Federal Communications Commission, James Bridenstine, of Oklahoma, to be Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, and Ann Marie Buerkle, of New York, to be a Commissioner, and to be Chairman, and Dana Baiocco, of Ohio, to be a Commissioner, both of the Consumer Product Safety Commission.

NOMINATIONS

Committee on Energy and Natural Resources: Committee concluded a hearing to examine the nominations of Melissa F. Burnison, of Kentucky, to be an Assistant Secretary (Congressional and Intergovernmental Affairs), and Anne Marie White, of Michigan, to be an Assistant Secretary (Environmental Management), both of the Department of Energy, after the nominees testified and answered questions in their own behalf.

BUSINESS MEETING

Committee on Foreign Relations: Committee ordered favorably reported the nominations of Samuel Dale Brownback, of Kansas, to be Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom, Richard Grenell, of California, to be Ambassador to the Federal Republic of Germany, Yleem D. S. Poblete, of Virginia, to be an Assistant Secretary (Verification and Compliance), James Randolph Evans, of Georgia, to be Ambassador to Luxembourg, Joel Danies, of Maryland, to be Ambassador to the Gabonese Republic, and to serve concurrently and without additional compensation as Ambassador to the Democratic Republic of Sao Tome and Principe, Carlos Trujillo, of Florida, to be Permanent Representative of the United States of America to the Organization of American States, with the rank of Ambassador, and routine lists in the Foreign Service, all of the Department of State.

HIGHER EDUCATION ACT REAUTHORIZATION

Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions: Committee concluded a hearing to examine reauthorizing the Higher Education Act, focusing on financial aid simplification and transparency, after receiving testimony from Matthew M. Chingos, Urban Institute, Washington, D.C.; Joanna K. Darcus, National Consumer Law Center, Boston, Massachusetts; Susan Dynarski, University of Michigan Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, Ann Arbor; Laura Keane, uAspire, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; and Russell Lowery-Hart, Amarillo College, Amarillo, Texas.

BUSINESS MEETING

Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions: Committee ordered favorably reported the nominations of Mitchell Zais, of South Carolina, to be Deputy Secretary, Kenneth L. Marcus, of Virginia, to be Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, and James Blew, of California, to be Assistant Secretary for Planning, Evaluation, and Policy Development, all of the Department of Education, Patrick Pizzella, of Virginia, to be Deputy Secretary, Scott A. Mugno, of Pennsylvania, to be an Assistant Secretary, Cheryl Marie Stanton, of South Carolina, to be Administrator of the Wage and Hour Division, and William Beach, of Kansas, to be Commissioner of Labor Statistics, all of the Department of Labor, Brett Giroir, of Texas, to be Medical Director in the Regular Corps of the Public Health Service, and to be an Assistant Secretary of Health and Human Services, Barbara Stewart, of Illinois, to be Chief Executive Officer of the Corporation for National and Community Service.

Also, Committee announced the following subcommittee assignments:Subcommittee on Children and Families: Senators Paul (Chair), Murkowski, Burr, Cassidy, Young, Hatch, Roberts, Casey, Sanders, Bennet, Kaine, Hassan, and Smith.Subcommittee on Employment and Workplace Safety: Senators Isakson (Chair), Roberts, Scott, Burr, Paul, Cassidy, Young, Baldwin, Casey, Murphy, Warren, Smith, and Jones.Subcommittee on Primary Health and Retirement Security: Senators Enzi (Chair), Burr, Collins, Cassidy, Young, Hatch, Roberts, Scott, Murkowski, Sanders, Bennet, Baldwin, Murphy, Warren, Kaine, Hassan, and Jones.

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Senators Alexander and Murray are ex officio members of each subcommittee.

BUSINESS MEETING

Committee on the Judiciary: Committee ordered favorably reported the nominations of Elizabeth L. Branch, of Georgia, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Eleventh Circuit, Stuart Kyle Duncan, of Louisiana, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Fifth Circuit, David Ryan Stras, of Minnesota, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Eighth Circuit, Annemarie Carney Axon, to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Alabama, R. Stan Baker, to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of Georgia, Jeffrey Uhlman Beaverstock, to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of Alabama, Liles Clifton Burke, to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Alabama, Thomas Alvin Farr, to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of North Carolina, Charles Barnes Goodwin, to be United States District Judge for the Western District of Oklahoma, Michael Joseph Juneau, to be United States District Judge for the Western District of Louisiana, Matthew J. Kacsmaryk, to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Texas, Emily Coody Marks, to be United States District Judge for the Middle District of Alabama, Terry Fitzgerald Moorer, to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of Alabama, Mark Saalfield Norris, Sr., to be United States District Judge for the Western District of Tennessee, William M. Ray II, to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Georgia, Eli Jeremy Richardson, to be United States District Judge for the Middle District of Tennessee, Holly Lou Teeter, to be United States District Judge for the District of Kansas, and Brian Allen Benczkowski, of Virginia, Jeffrey Bossert Clark, of Virginia, and Eric S. Dreiband, of Maryland, each to be an Assistant Attorney General, John H. Durham, to be United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, Michael T. Baylous, to be United States Marshal for the Southern District of West Virginia, and Daniel R. McKittrick, to be United States Marshal for the Northern District of Mississippi, all of the Department of Justice.

INTELLIGENCE

Select Committee on Intelligence: Committee met in closed session to receive a briefing on certain intelligence matters from officials of the intelligence community.

House of Representatives

Chamber Action


Public Bills and Resolutions Introduced: 25 public bills, H.R. 4819–4843; and 6 resolutions, H. Res. 699–704, were introduced.
Pages H551–53


Additional Cosponsors:
Pages H554–55


Reports Filed: There were no reports filed today.

Speaker: Read a letter from the Speaker wherein he appointed Representative Estes to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
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Recess: The House recessed at 11:40 a.m. and reconvened at 12 noon.
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Journal: The House agreed to the Speaker's approval of the Journal by voice vote.
Pages H490, H539


Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act--Rule for Consideration: The House agreed to H. Res. 694, providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 4712) to amend title 18, United States Code, to prohibit a health care practitioner from failing to exercise the proper degree of care in the case of a child who survives an abortion or attempted abortion, by a yea-and-nay vote of 228 yeas to 189 nays, Roll No. 30, after the previous question was ordered by a yea-and-nay vote of 229 yeas to 190 nays, Roll No. 29.
Pages H494–H503, H512–13


Recess: The House recessed at 6:06 p.m. and reconvened at 7 p.m.
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Home Mortgage Disclosure Adjustment Act: The House passed H.R. 2954, to amend the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act of 1975 to specify which depository institutions are subject to the maintenance of records and disclosure requirements of such Act, by a yea-and-nay vote of 243 yeas to 184 nays, Roll No. 32.
Pages H513–21, H536–37

Rejected the Ellison motion to recommit the bill to the Committee on Financial Services with instructions to report the same back to the House forthwith with an amendment, by a yea-and-nay vote of 191 yeas to 236 nays, Roll No. 31.
Pages H520–21, H536–37

Pursuant to the Rule, the amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on Financial Services now printed in the bill, modified by the amendment printed in part B of H. Rept. 115–518, shall be considered as adopted.
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H. Res. 693, the rule providing for consideration of the bills (H.R. 3326) and (H.R. 2954) was agreed to yesterday, January 17th.

Federal Register Printing Savings Act: The House agreed to the motion to concur in the Senate amendment to H.R. 195, to amend title 44, United States Code, to restrict the distribution of free printed copies of the Federal Register to Members of Congress and other officers and employees of the United States, with an amendment consisting of the text of Rules Committee Print 115–55, by a yea-and-nay vote of 230 yeas to 197 nays, Roll No. 33.
Pages H521–36, H537–38

H. Res. 696, the rule providing for consideration of the Senate amendment to the bill (H.R. 195) was agreed to by a yea-and-nay vote of 226 yeas to 194 nays, Roll No. 28, after the previous question was ordered by a yea-and-nay vote of 229 yeas to 191 nays, Roll No. 27.
Pages H503–12


Suspension--Proceedings Resumed: The House agreed to suspend the rules and pass the following measure. Consideration began Wednesday, January 17th.
Global Health Innovation Act: H.R. 1660, to direct the Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development to submit to Congress a report on the development and use of global health innovations in the programs, projects, and activities of the Agency, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 423 yeas to 3 nays, Roll No. 34.
Pages H538–39


Senate Message: Message received from the Senate today appears on page H503.

Quorum Calls--Votes: Eight yea-and-nay votes developed during the proceedings of today and appear on pages H511, H511–12, H512, H513, H536, H537, H537–38, and H538. There were no quorum calls.

Adjournment: The House met at 10 a.m. and adjourned at 9:45 p.m.

Committee Meetings

SURFACE WARFARE: AT A CROSSROADS

Committee on Armed Services: Subcommittee on Readiness; and Subcommittee on Seapower and Projection Forces held a joint hearing entitled ``Surface Warfare: At a Crossroads''. Testimony was heard from Admiral John M. Richardson, Chief of Naval Operations; and Richard V. Spencer, Secretary of the Navy.

DISRUPTER SERIES: THE INTERNET OF THINGS, MANUFACTURING AND INNOVATION

Committee on Energy and Commerce: Subcommittee on Digital Commerce and Consumer Protection held a hearing entitled ``Disrupter Series: The Internet of Things, Manufacturing and Innovation''. Testimony was heard from public witnesses.

MODERNIZING THE SUPERFUND CLEANUP PROGRAM

Committee on Energy and Commerce: Subcommittee on Environment held a hearing entitled ``Modernizing the Superfund Cleanup Program''. Testimony was heard from Barry Breen, Principal Deputy Assistant Administrator, Office of Land and Emergency Management, Environmental Protection Agency; James McKenna, Portland Harbor Policy Analyst, Governor's Natural Resources Office, Oregon; and public witnesses.

MISCELLANEOUS MEASURES

Committee on Financial Services: Full Committee concluded a markup on H.R. 1264, the ``Community Financial Institution Exemption Act''; H.R. 1426, the ``Federal Savings Association Charter Flexibility Act of 2017''; H.R. 2226, the ``Portfolio Lending and Mortgage Access Act''; H.R. 2255, the ``Housing Opportunities Made Easier Act''; H.R. 2319, the ``Consumer Financial Choice and Capital Markets Protection Act of 2017''; H.R. 3746, the ``Business of Insurance Regulatory Reform Act of 2017''; H.R. 4061, the ``Financial Stability Oversight Council Improvement Act of 2017''; H.R. 4566, the ``Alleviating Stress Test Burdens to Help Investors Act''; H.R. 4607, the ``Comprehensive Regulatory Review Act''; H.R. 4725, the ``Community Bank Reporting Relief Act''; H.R. 4738, the ``Mutual Fund Litigation Reform Act''; H.R. 4768, the ``National Strategy for Combating the Financing of Transnational Criminal Organizations Act''; H.R. 4771, the ``Small Bank Holding Company Relief Act of 2018''; H.R. 4785, the ``American Customer Information Protection Act''; and H.R. 4792, the ``Small Business Access to Capital After a Natural Disaster Act''. H.R. 4768, H.R. 1264, H.R. 2226, H.R. 2319, and H.R.4566 were ordered reported, as amended. H.R. 1426, H.R. 2255, H.R. 3746, H.R. 4607, H.R. 4725, H.R. 4771, H.R. 4061, H.R. 4738, H.R. 4785, and H.R. 4792 were ordered reported, without amendment.

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COMBATING TRANSNATIONAL GANGS THROUGH INFORMATION SHARING

Committee on Homeland Security: Subcommittee on Counterterrorism and Intelligence held a hearing entitled ``Combating Transnational Gangs Through Information Sharing''. Testimony was heard from Stephen E. Richardson, Assistant Director, Criminal Investigative Division, Federal Bureau of Investigation; Raymond Villaneuva, Assistant Director in Charge, International Operations, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Department of Homeland Security; and Richard Glenn, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of International Narcotics, Department of State.

INNOVATION AT TSA: EXAMINING THREAT MITIGATION THROUGH TECHNOLOGY ACQUISITIONS REFORM

Committee on Homeland Security: Subcommittee on Transportation and Protective Security held a hearing entitled ``Innovation at TSA: Examining Threat Mitigation Through Technology Acquisitions Reform''. Testimony was heard from David P. Pekoske, Administrator, Transportation Security Administration, Department of Homeland Security.

BUSINESS MEETING

Committee on Judiciary: Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security held business meeting on requesting a DHS Departmental Report on the Beneficiary of H.R. 1237. The request of a DHS Departmental Report on the Beneficiary of H.R. 1237 was approved.

EXAMINING THE DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR'S ACTIONS TO ELIMINATE ONSHORE ENERGY BURDENS

Committee on Natural Resources: Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources held a hearing entitled ``Examining the Department of the Interior's Actions to Eliminate Onshore Energy Burdens''. Testimony was heard from Brian Steed, Deputy Director, Programs And Policy, Bureau of Land Management; Kevin T. Van Tassell, Senator, District 26, Utah; and public witnesses.

ARTICLE I: EFFECTIVE OVERSIGHT AND THE POWER OF THE PURSE

Committee on Rules: Full Committee held a hearing entitled ``Article I: Effective Oversight and the Power of the Purse'' [ORIGINAL JURISDICTION HEARING]. Testimony was heard from James Bass, Executive Director, Department of Transportation, Texas; and public witnesses.–

ENGAGING ENERGY: SMALL BUSINESS RESOURCES AT THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Committee on Small Business: Subcommittee on Agriculture, Energy, and Trade held a hearing entitled ``Engaging Energy: Small Business Resources at the Department of Energy''. Testimony was heard from Charles R. Smith, Director, Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization, Department of Energy.

AMERICA'S WATER RESOURCES INFRASTRUCTURE: APPROACHES TO ENHANCED PROJECT DELIVERY

Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure: Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment held a hearing entitled ``America's Water Resources Infrastructure: Approaches to Enhanced Project Delivery''. Testimony was heard from Major General Donald E. Jackson, Deputy Commanding General for Civil and Emergency Operations, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers; James C. Dalton, Director of Civil Works, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers; Nicole T. Carter, Specialist in Natural Resources Policy, Congressional Research Service; and public witnesses.

ADDRESSING VETERAN HOMELESSNESS: CURRENT POSITION; FUTURE COURSE

Committee on Veterans' Affairs: Subcommittee on Health; and Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity held a joint hearing entitled ``Addressing Veteran Homelessness: Current Position; Future Course''. Testimony was heard from Matt Miller, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Veterans' Employment and Training Service, Department of Labor; Dominique Blom, General Deputy Assistant Secretary, Office of Public and Indian Housing, Department of Housing and Urban Development; Thomas Lynch, M.D., Deputy Under Secretary for Health for Clinical Operations, Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs; and public witnesses.

BUSINESS MEETING

Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence: Full Committee held a business meeting on the public release of two executive session Committee transcripts. The public release of two executive session Committee transcripts was approved. This meeting was closed.

Joint Meetings



No joint committee meetings were held.

NEW PUBLIC LAWS

(For last listing of Public Laws, see Daily Digest, p. D40)
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H.R. 518, to amend the Energy Policy and Conservation Act to exclude power supply circuits, drivers, and devices designed to be connected to, and power, light-emitting diodes or organic light-emitting diodes providing illumination from energy conservation standards for external power supplies. Signed on January 12, 2018. (Public Law 115–115)

H.R. 954, to remove the use restrictions on certain land transferred to Rockingham County, Virginia. Signed on January 12, 2018. (Public Law 115–116)

H.R. 2611, to modify the boundary of the Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site. Signed on January 12, 2018. (Public Law 115–117)

COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR FRIDAY,

JANUARY 19, 2018

(Committee meetings are open unless otherwise indicated)

Senate

No meetings/hearings scheduled.

House

Committee on Energy and Commerce, Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, hearing entitled ``Safety of the U.S. Food Supply: Continuing Concerns Over the Food and Drug Administration's Food-Recall Process'', 9 a.m., 2123 Rayburn.

Subcommittee on Energy, hearing entitled ``Legislation Addressing LNG Exports and PURPA Modernization'', 9:15 a.m., 2322 Rayburn.

Committee on Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources, hearing entitled ``Deficiencies in the Permitting Process for Offshore Seismic Research'', 9 a.m., 1324 Longworth.

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Next Meeting of the
SENATE

11 a.m., Friday, January 19

Senate Chamber

Program for Friday: Senate will continue consideration of McConnell motion to concur in the amendment of the House to the amendment of the Senate to H.R. 195, Further Continuing Appropriations Act.

Next Meeting of the
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

9 a.m., Friday, January 19

House Chamber

Program for Friday: Complete consideration of H.R. 4712--Born-Alive Survivors Protection Act.



Extensions of Remarks, as inserted in this issue








HOUSE


Banks, Jim, Ind., E65

Bishop, Sanford D., Jr., Ga, E62

Blumenauer, Earl, Ore., E57

Capuano, Michael E., Mass., E63

Coffman, Mike, Colo., E62

Cook, Paul, Calif., E58, E61

Esty, Elizabeth H., Conn., E57

Goodlatte, Bob, Va., E64

Holding, George, N.C., E60

Jackson Lee, Sheila, Tex., E59, E61, E63

Kelly, Trent, Miss., E57, E60

Langevin, James R., R.I., E59

Lieu, Ted, Calif., E60

Long, Billy, Mo., E66

McCaul, Michael T., Tex., E65

McClintock, Tom, Calif., E59

Poe, Ted, Tex., E62, E65

Reed, Tom, N.Y., E58

Renacci, James B., Ohio, E67

Roskam, Peter J., Ill., E57, E66, E67

Ryan, Tim, Ohio, E61

Schakowsky, Janice D., Ill., E66

Sessions, Pete, Tex., E65

Shimkus, John, Ill., E58

Stefanik, Elise M., N.Y., E60, E61

Wilson, Joe, S.C., E58, E58

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