Daily Digest

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Daily Digest

HIGHLIGHTS

    See Final Résumé of Congressional Activity (including the History of Bills) for the First Session of the 115th Congress.

Senate

Chamber Action

Routine Proceedings, pages S1741–S1771

Measures Introduced: Eleven bills were introduced, as follows: S. 2556–2566.
Page S1765

Measures Passed:

SECRET Act: Senate passed H.R. 3210, to require the Director of the National Background Investigations Bureau to submit a report on the backlog of personnel security clearance investigations, after withdrawing the committee amendment in the nature of a substitute, and agreeing to the following amendment proposed thereto:
Pages S1768–70

McConnell (for Johnson/McCaskill) Amendment No. 2210, in the nature of a substitute.
Pages S1769–70


Whistleblower Protection Coordination Act: Senate passed S. 1869, to reauthorize and rename the position of Whistleblower Ombudsman to be the Whistleblower Protection Coordinator, after agreeing to the committee amendment, and the following amendment proposed thereto:
Pages S1770–71

McConnell (for Grassley) Amendment No. 2211, to modify the repeal of sunset provision.
Pages S1770–71

Measures Considered:

Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act--Agreement: Senate continued consideration of the motion to proceed to consideration of H.R. 1865, to amend the Communications Act of 1934 to clarify that section 230 of such Act does not prohibit the enforcement against providers and users of interactive computer services of Federal and State criminal and civil law relating to sexual exploitation of children or sex trafficking.
Pages S1742–63

A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that at approximately 3 p.m., on Monday, March 19, 2018, Senate resume consideration of the motion to proceed to consideration of the bill; and that notwithstanding Rule XXII, the vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to consideration of the bill occur following disposition of the nomination of Kevin K. McAleenan, of Hawaii, to be Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Department of Homeland Security.
Page S1771


Messages from the House:
Page S1763


Measures Referred:
Pages S1763–64


Executive Communications:
Page S1764


Executive Reports of Committees:
Pages S1764–65


Additional Cosponsors:
Pages S1765–66


Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:
Pages S1766–67


Additional Statements:
Page S1763


Amendments Submitted:
Pages S1767–68


Authorities for Committees to Meet:
Page S1768


Privileges of the Floor:
Page S1768


Adjournment: Senate convened at 10 a.m. and adjourned at 3:29 p.m., until 3 p.m. on Monday, March 19, 2018. (For Senate's program, see the remarks of the Majority Leader in today's Record on page S1771.)

Committee Meetings

(Committees not listed did not meet)

DEFENSE AUTHORIZATION REQUEST AND FUTURE YEARS DEFENSE PROGRAM

Committee on Armed Services: Committee concluded a hearing to examine United States Pacific Command in review of the Defense Authorization Request for fiscal year 2019 and the Future Years Defense Program, after receiving testimony from Admiral Harry B. Harris, Jr., USN, Commander, United States Pacific Command, Department of Defense.

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340B DRUG DISCOUNT PROGRAM

Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions: Committee concluded a hearing to examine perspectives on the 340B Drug Discount Program, after receiving testimony from Bruce Siegel, America's Essential Hospitals, and Lori M. Reilly, Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America, both of Washington, D.C.; Sue Veer, Carolina Health Centers, Inc., Greenwood, South Carolina, on behalf of the National Association of Community Health Centers; and Joseph Hill, American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, Bethesda, Maryland.

BUSINESS MEETING

Committee on the Judiciary: Committee concluded a hearing to examine the nominations of Joel M. Carson III, of New Mexico, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Tenth Circuit, Colm F. Connolly, and Maryellen Noreika, both to be a United States District Judge for the District of Delaware, William F. Jung, to be United States District Judge for the Middle District of Florida, Ryan T. Holte, of Ohio, to be a Judge of the United States Court of Federal Claims, Jonathan F. Mitchell, of Washington, to be Chairman of the Administrative Conference of the United States, and William M. McSwain, to be United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, Matthew D. Harris, to be United States Marshal for the District of Utah, Johnny Lee Kuhlman, to be United States Marshal for the Western District of Oklahoma, Joseph D. McClain, to be United States Marshal for the Southern District of Indiana, and David A. Weaver, to be United States Marshal for the District of Colorado, all of the Department of Justice.

NOMINATION

Select Committee on Intelligence: Committee concluded a hearing to examine the nomination of Lieutenant General Paul M. Nakasone, to be Director of the National Security Agency, Department of Defense, after the nominee testified and answered questions in his own behalf.

House of Representatives

Chamber Action


Public Bills and Resolutions Introduced: 31 public bills, H.R. 5292–5322; and 3 resolutions, H. Con. Res. 115; and H. Res. 785–786 were introduced.
Pages H1651–52


Additional Cosponsors:
Pages H1653–54


Report Filed: A report was filed today as follows:

H.R. 4566, to amend the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act to provide relief to nonbanks from certain stress test requirements under such Act, with an amendment (H. Rept. 115–601).
Page H1650


Recess: The House recessed at 10:31 a.m. and reconvened at 12 noon.
Page H1615


Guest Chaplain: The prayer was offered by the Guest Chaplain, Reverend Dom Elias M. Carr, All Saints Regional Catholic School, Glen Cove, NY.
Page H1615


Unanimous Consent Agreement: Agreed by unanimous consent that the question of adopting amendment number 1 printed in part B of H. Rept. 115–595 to H.R. 4545 may be subject to postponement as though under clause 8 of rule 20.
Page H1624


Regulation A+ Improvement Act: The House passed H.R. 4263, to amend the Securities Act of 1933 with respect to small company capital formation, by a yea-and-nay vote of 246 yeas to 170 nays, Roll No. 110.
Pages H1634–42

Rejected the Beatty 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 182 yeas to 235 nays, Roll No. 109.
Pages H1640–41

Pursuant to the Rule, the amendment printed in part D of H. Rept. 115–595 shall be considered as adopted.
Page H1634

H. Res. 773, the rule providing for consideration of the bills (H.R. 4545), (H.R. 1116), and (H.R. 4263) was agreed to yesterday, March 14th.

Financial Institutions Examination Fairness and Reform Act: The House passed H.R. 4545, to amend the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council Act of 1978 to improve the examination of depository institutions, by a yea-and-nay vote of 283 yeas to 133 nays, Roll No. 112.
Pages H1624–34, H1642–43

Pursuant to the Rule, the amendment printed in part A of H. Rept. 115–595 shall be considered as adopted.
Page H1624

Rejected:

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Maxine Waters (CA) amendment (No. 1 printed in part B of H. Rept. 115–595) that sought to narrow the applicability of the bill's additional appeal process from applying to all financial institutions regardless of their size, including megabanks and payday lenders, to only small, community banks and credit unions with less than $10 billion in assets (by a yea-and-nay vote of 184 yeas to 233 nays, Roll No. 111).
Pages H1624–25, H1642–43

H. Res. 773, the rule providing for consideration of the bills (H.R. 4545), (H.R. 1116), and (H.R. 4263) was agreed to yesterday, March 14th.

Financial Stability Oversight Council Improvement Act and Stress Test Improvement Act--Rule for Consideration: The House agreed to H. Res. 780, providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 4061) to amend the Financial Stability Act of 2010 to improve the transparency of the Financial Stability Oversight Council, to improve the SIFI designation process, and providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 4293) to reform the Comprehensive Capital Analysis and Review process, the Dodd-Frank Act Stress Test process, by a recorded vote of 235 ayes to 177 noes, Roll No. 114, after the previous question was ordered by a yea-and-nay vote of 232 yeas to 182 nays, Roll No. 113.
Pages H1618–24, H1643–45


Meeting Hour: Agreed by unanimous consent that when the House adjourns today, it adjourn to meet at 12 noon on Monday, March 19th for Morning Hour debate.
Page H1645


Senate Referrals: S. 2155 was held at the desk. S. 1869 was held at the desk.

Senate Messages: Messages received from the Senate today appear on pages H1624 and H1649.

Quorum Calls--Votes: Five yea-and-nay votes and one recorded vote developed during the proceedings of today and appear on pages H1641, H1641–42, H1642–43, H1643, and H1644–45. There were no quorum calls.

Adjournment: The House met at 10 a.m. and adjourned at 5:07 p.m.

Committee Meetings

APPROPRIATIONS--U.S. ARMY

Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Defense held a budget hearing on the U.S. Army. Testimony was heard from Mark T. Esper, Secretary of the Army; and General Mark A. Milley, Chief of Staff of the Army.

APPROPRIATIONS--DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS

Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies held a budget hearing on the Department of Veterans Affairs. Testimony was heard from David J. Shulkin, Secretary, Department of Veterans Affairs.

APPROPRIATIONS--DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development, and Related Agencies held a budget hearing on the Department of Energy. Testimony was heard from Rick Perry, Secretary, Department of Energy.

APPROPRIATIONS--DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies held a budget hearing on the Department of Health and Human Services. Testimony was heard from Alex Azar, Secretary, Department of Health and Human Services.

APPROPRIATIONS--OFFICE OF THE INSPECTOR GENERAL, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies held a budget hearing on the Office of the Inspector General of the Department of Agriculture. Testimony was heard from the following Department of Agriculture officials: Phyllis K. Fong, Inspector General; Gil H. Harden, Assistant Inspector General for Audit; and Ann Coffey, Assistant Inspector General for Investigations.

SECURITY CHALLENGES IN EUROPE AND POSTURE FOR INTER-STATE COMPETITION WITH RUSSIA

Committee on Armed Services: Full Committee held a hearing entitled ``Security Challenges in Europe and Posture for Inter-state Competition with Russia''. Testimony was heard from General Curtis M. Scaparrotti, Commander, U.S. European Command.

FISCAL YEAR 2019 BUDGET REQUEST ON AIR FORCE AIRBORNE INTELLIGENCE, SURVEILLANCE, AND RECONNAISSANCE (ISR) PROGRAMS

Committee on Armed Services: Subcommittee on Tactical Air and Land Forces held a hearing entitled ``Fiscal Year 2019 Budget Request on Air Force Airborne Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) Programs''. Testimony was heard from Lieutenant General John Dolan, Director of Operations (J3), Headquarters, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; Lieutenant General Jerry Harris, Jr., Deputy Chief of Staff for Strategic Plans and Requirements (A8), Headquarters, U.S. Air Force; Lieutenant General Anthony Ierardi, Director, Force Structure, Resources, and Assessments (J8), Headquarters, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; and Susan Thornton, Director for Information Dominance Programs (SAF/AQI), Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition.

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FISCAL YEAR 2019 BUDGET REQUEST FOR NATIONAL SECURITY SPACE PROGRAMS

Committee on Armed Services: Subcommittee on Strategic Forces held a hearing entitled ``Fiscal Year 2019 Budget Request for National Security Space Programs''. Testimony was heard from Kenneth P. Rapuano, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Homeland Defense and Global Security, Department of Defense; General John J. Raymond, Commander, Air Force Space Command; and Betty Sapp, Director, National Reconnaissance Office.

STRENGTHENING ACCESS AND ACCOUNTABILITY TO WORK IN WELFARE PROGRAMS

Committee on Education and the Workforce: Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Development held a hearing entitled ``Strengthening Access and Accountability to Work in Welfare Programs''. Testimony was heard from Adam Meier, Deputy Chief of Staff for Policy, Office of the Governor, Kentucky; and public witnesses.

EVALUATING CFIUS: ADMINISTRATION PERSPECTIVES

Committee on Financial Services: Subcommittee on Monetary Policy and Trade held a hearing entitled ``Evaluating CFIUS: Administration Perspectives''. Testimony was heard from Heath P. Tarbert, Assistant Secretary for International Markets and Investment Policy, Department of the Treasury, Richard E. Ashooh, Assistant Secretary for Export Administration, Department of Commerce; and Eric D. Chewning, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Manufacturing and Industrial Base Policy, Department of Defense.

AFTER THE BREACH: THE MONETIZATION AND ILLICIT USE OF STOLEN DATA

Committee on Financial Services: Subcommittee on Terrorism and Illicit Finance held a hearing entitled ``After the Breach: the Monetization and Illicit Use of Stolen Data''. Testimony was heard from public witnesses.

MISCELLANEOUS MEASURES

Committee on Foreign Affairs: Full Committee held a markup on H. Res. 644, strongly condemning the slave auctions of migrants and refugees in Libya, and for other purposes; H.R. 4681, the ``No Assistance for Assad Act''; H.R. 4744, the ``Iran Human Rights and Hostage-Taking Accountability Act''; and H. Con. Res. 111, recognizing and supporting the efforts of the United Bid Committee to bring the 2026 Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) World Cup competition to Canada, Mexico, and the United States. H.R. 4681, H.R. 4744, H. Res. 644, and H. Con. Res. 111 were ordered reported, as amended.

PREPAREDNESS, RESPONSE, AND REBUILDING: LESSONS FROM THE 2017 DISASTERS

Committee on Homeland Security: Full Committee held a hearing entitled ``Preparedness, Response, and Rebuilding: Lessons from the 2017 Disasters''. Testimony was heard from Brock Long, Administrator, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security; Major General Donald E. Jackson, Jr., Deputy Commanding General, Civil and Emergency Operations, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Department of the Army, Department of Defense; John V. Kelly, Acting Inspector General, Office of the Inspector General, Department of Homeland Security; Reed Clay, Chief Operating Officer, Office of the Governor, Texas; Wesley Maul, Director, Division of Emergency Management, Florida; José E. Meléndez-Ortiz, Vice-Chairman, Committee on Federal and International Relations, and Status, Commonwealth of Puerto Rico; and a public witness.

BANG FOR THE BORDER SECURITY BUCK: WHAT DO WE GET FOR $33 BILLION?

Committee on Homeland Security: Subcommittee on Border and Maritime Security held a hearing entitled ``Bang for the Border Security Buck: What do we get for $33 billion?''. Testimony was heard from Claire M. Grady, Under Secretary for Management, Directorate for Management, Department of Homeland Security; Ronald D. Vitiello, Acting Deputy Commissioner, Customs and Border Protection, Department of Homeland Security; Rebecca Gambler, Director, Homeland Security and Justice, Government Accountability Office; and public witnesses.

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POLICY PRIORITIES AT THE DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR AND THE ADMINISTRATION'S FISCAL YEAR 2019 BUDGET PROPOSAL

Committee on Natural Resources: Full Committee held a hearing entitled ``Policy Priorities at the Department of the Interior and the Administration's Fiscal Year 2019 Budget Proposal''. Testimony was heard from Ryan Zinke, Secretary, Department of the Interior.

ABANDONED HARDROCK MINES AND THE ROLE OF NON-GOVERNMENTAL ENTITIES

Committee on Natural Resources: Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources held a hearing entitled ``Abandoned Hardrock Mines and the Role of Non-Governmental Entities''. Testimony was heard from Autumn Coleman, Program Manager, Abandoned Mine Lands Program, Department of Environmental Quality, Montana; Jeff Graves, Director, Office of Active and Inactive Mines, Colorado; David Strohmaier, County Commissioner, Missoula County, Montana; and a public witness.

MISCELLANEOUS MEASURES

Committee on Oversight and Government Reform: Full Committee held a markup on H.R. 50, the ``Unfunded Mandates Information and Transparency Act of 2017''; H.R. 2846, the ``Federal Agency Customer Experience Act of 2017''; H.R. 4809, the ``GOOD Act''; H.R. 5253, the ``Office of Government Information Services Empowerment Act of 2018''; H.R. 1376, the ``Electronic Message Preservation Act of 2017''; H.R. 3303, the ``First Responder Fair RETIRE Act''; H.R. 4446, to amend the Virgin Islands of the United States Centennial Commission Act to extend the expiration date of the Commission, and for other purposes; H.R. 2979, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 390 West 5th Street in San Bernardino, California, as the ``Jack H. Brown Post Office Building''; H.R. 4574, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 108 West Schick Road in Bloomingdale, Illinois, as the ``Bloomingdale Veterans Memorial Post Office Building''; H.R. 4722, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 111 Market Street in Saugerties, New York, as the ``Maurice D. Hinchey Post Office Building''; H.R. 4840, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 567 East Franklin Street in Oviedo, Florida, as the ``Sergeant First Class Alwyn Crendall Cashe Post Office Building''; H.R. 4890, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 9801 Apollo Drive in Upper Marlboro, Maryland, as the ``Wayne K. Curry Post Office Building''; H.R. 4960, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 511 East Walnut Street in Columbia, Missouri, as the ``Spc. Sterling William Wyatt Post Office Building''; S. 931, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 4910 Brighton Boulevard in Denver, Colorado, as the ``George Sakato Post Office''; H.R. 1496, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 4040 West Washington Boulevard in Los Angeles, California, as the ``Marvin Gaye Post Office''; and H.R. 3184, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 180 McCormick Road in Charlottesville, Virginia, as the ``Captain Humayun Khan Post Office''. H.R. 50, H.R. 2846, H.R. 4809, H.R. 3303, H.R. 4446, H.R. 1496, and H.R. 3184 were ordered reported, as amended. H.R. 5253, H.R. 1376, H.R. 2979, H.R. 4574, H.R. 4722, H.R. 4840, H.R. 4890, H.R. 4960, and S. 931 were ordered reported, without amendment.

AN EXAMINATION OF FEDERAL PERMITTING PROCESSES

Committee on Oversight and Government Reform: Subcommittee on the Interior, Energy, and Environment held a hearing entitled ``An Examination of Federal Permitting Processes''. Testimony was heard from public witnesses.

AN OVERVIEW OF THE NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION BUDGET PROPOSAL FOR FISCAL YEAR 2019

Committee on Science, Space, and Technology: Full Committee held a hearing entitled ``An Overview of the National Science Foundation Budget Proposal for Fiscal Year 2019''. Testimony was heard from France Córdova, Director, National Science Foundation; and Maria T. Zuber, Chair, National Science Board.

BUILDING A 21ST CENTURY INFRASTRUCTURE FOR AMERICA: WATER RESOURCES PROJECTS AND POLICY

Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure: Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment held a hearing entitled ``Building a 21st Century Infrastructure for America: Water Resources Projects and Policy''. Testimony was heard from R.D. James, Assistant Secretary of the Army (Civil Works), Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army--Civil Works; and Lieutenant General Todd T. Semonite, Commanding General and Chief of Engineers, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

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FY 2019 DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS BUDGET REQUEST FOR THE VETERANS HEALTH ADMINISTRATION

Committee on Veterans' Affairs: Subcommittee on Health held a hearing entitled ``FY 2019 Department of Veterans Affairs Budget Request for the Veterans Health Administration''. Testimony was heard from Carolyn M. Clancy, M.D., Executive in Charge, Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs; Rachel Mitchell, Deputy Chief Financial Officer, Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs; and public witnesses.

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS FISCAL YEAR 2019 BUDGET: VETERANS BENEFITS ADMINISTRATION AND THE BOARD OF VETERANS' APPEALS

Committee on Veterans' Affairs: Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs; and Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity held a joint hearing entitled ``U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Fiscal Year 2019 Budget: Veterans Benefits Administration and the Board of Veterans' Appeals''. Testimony was heard from Cheryl L. Mason, Chairman, Board of Veterans' Appeals, Department of Veterans Affairs; and public witnesses.

Joint Meetings



No joint committee meetings were held.

COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR MONDAY,

MARCH 19, 2018

(Committee meetings are open unless otherwise indicated)

Senate

No meetings/hearings scheduled.

House

Committee on Rules, Full Committee, hearing on H.R. 4566, the ``Alleviating Stress Test Burdens to Help Investors Act''; and H.R. 5247, the ``Trickett Wendler, Frank Mongiello, Jordan McLinn, and Matthew Bellina Right to Try Act of 2018'', 5 p.m., H–313 Capitol.

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March 15, 2018* These figures include all measures reported, even if there was no accompanying report. A total of 198 written reports have been filed in the Senate, 484 reports have been filed in the House.

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Final 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, 2017 through January 3, 2018

SenateHouseTotal

Days in session

195192
. .

Time in session

1,166 hrs., 34858 hrs., 32
. .

Congressional Record:

Pages of proceedings

8,28910,434
. .

Extensions of Remarks

. .1,769
. .

Public bills enacted into law

3367
100

Private bills enacted into law

. .. .
. .

Bills in conference

. .. .
. .

Measures passed, total

438668
1,106

Senate bills

11430
. .

House bills

67441
. .

Senate joint resolutions

86
. .

House joint resolutions

1720
. .

Senate concurrent resolutions

109
. .

House concurrent resolutions

816
. .

Simple resolutions

214146
. .

Measures reported, total

* 271*476
747

Senate bills

2112
. .

House bills

28370
. .

Senate joint resolutions

1. .
. .

House joint resolutions

. .2
. .

Senate concurrent resolutions

2. .
. .

House concurrent resolutions

. .4
. .

Simple resolutions

2998
. .

Special reports

146
. .

Conference reports

12
. .

Measures pending on calendar

174114
. .

Measures introduced, total

2,7135,619
8,332

Bills

2,2654,724
. .

Joint resolutions

51124
. .

Concurrent resolutions

3197
. .

Simple resolutions

366674
. .

Quorum calls

31
. .

Yea-and-nay votes

325354
. .

Recorded votes

. .355
. .

Bills vetoed

. .. .
. .

Vetoes overridden

. .. .
. .

    DISPOSITION OF EXECUTIVE NOMINATIONS

January 3, 2017 through January 3, 2018

Civilian nominations, totaling 594, disposed of as follows:

Confirmed

322

Unconfirmed

146

Withdrawn

36

Returned to White House

90

Other Civilian nominations, totaling 1,211, disposed of as follows:

Confirmed

1,200

Unconfirmed

2

Returned to White House

9

Air Force nominations, totaling 5,978, disposed of as follows:

Confirmed

5,899

Unconfirmed

76

Withdrawn

1

Returned to White House

2

Army nominations, totaling 6,617, disposed of as follows:

Confirmed

6,604

Unconfirmed

12

Withdrawn

1

Navy nominations, totaling 4,285, disposed of as follows:

Confirmed

4,273

Unconfirmed

11

Returned to White House

1

Marine Corps nominations, totaling 1,314, disposed of as follows:

Confirmed

1,314

Summary

Total nominations carried over from the First Session

0

Total nominations received this Session

19,999

Total confirmed

19,612

Total unconfirmed

247

Total withdrawn

38

Total returned to the White House

102
March 15, 2018


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March 15, 2018
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BILLS ENACTED INTO PUBLIC LAW (115TH, 1ST SESSION)

Law No.

S. 84 5–2

S. 114 5–46

S. 178 5–70

S. 190 5–78

S. 305 5–15

S. 327 5–66

S. 371 5–94

S. 419 5–36

S. 442 5–10

S. 496 5–33

S. 504 5–79

S. 544 5–26

S. 583 5–37

S. 585 5–73

S. 652 5–71

S. 782 5–82

S. 810 5–67

S. 920 5–80

S. 1083 5–42

S. 1094 5–41

S. 1141 5–68

S. 1266 5–95

S. 1393 5–105

S. 1532 5–106

S. 1536 5–99

S. 1616 5–60

S. 1617 5–81

S. 1766 5–107

S. 1866 5–64

S. 2273 5–100

S.J. Res. 1 5–18

S.J. Res. 30 5–27

S.J. Res. 34 5–22

S.J. Res. 35 5–28

S.J. Res. 36 5–29

S.J. Res. 49 5–58

H.R. 1 5–97

H.R. 39 5–1

H.R. 72 5–3

H.R. 194 5–85

H.R. 228 5–93

H.R. 244 5–31

H.R. 255 5–6

H.R. 267 5–108

H.R. 274 5–34

H.R. 304 5–83

H.R. 321 5–7

H.R. 339 5–53

H.R. 353 5–25

H.R. 366 5–38

H.R. 374 5–49

H.R. 375 5–39

H.R. 381 5–109

H.R. 510 5–50

H.R. 518 5–115

H.R. 534 5–32

H.R. 560 5–101

H.R. 601 5–56

H.R. 609 5–9

H.R. 624 5–59

H.R. 657 5–40

H.R. 699 5–110

H.R. 863 5–111

H.R. 873 5–51

H.R. 954 5–116

H.R. 1117 5–69

H.R. 1228 5–19

H.R. 1238 5–43

H.R. 1242 5–102

H.R. 1306 5–103

H.R. 1329 5–75

H.R. 1362 5–16

H.R. 1370 5–96

H.R. 1545 5–86

H.R. 1616 5–76

H.R. 1679 5–87

H.R. 1927 5–104

H.R. 2142 5–112

H.R. 2210 5–47

H.R. 2228 5–113

H.R. 2266 5–72

H.R. 2288 5–55

H.R. 2331 5–114

H.R. 2430 5–52

H.R. 2519 5–65

H.R. 2611 5–117

H.R. 2810 5–91

H.R. 2989 5–77

H.R. 3031 5–84

H.R. 3110 5–61

H.R. 3218 5–48

H.R. 3243 5–88

H.R. 3298 5–45

H.R. 3364 5–44

H.R. 3732 5–57

H.R. 3819 5–62

H.R. 3823 5–63

H.R. 3949 5–89

H.R. 4374 5–92

H.R. 4661 5–98

H.J. Res. 37 5–11

H.J. Res. 38 5–5

H.J. Res. 40 5–8

H.J. Res. 41 5–4

H.J. Res. 42 5–17

H.J. Res. 43 5–23

H.J. Res. 44 5–12

H.J. Res. 57 5–13

H.J. Res. 58 5–14

H.J. Res. 66 5–35

H.J. Res. 67 5–24

H.J. Res. 69 5–20

H.J. Res. 76 5–54

H.J. Res. 83 5–21

H.J. Res. 99 5–30

H.J. Res. 111 5–74

H.J. Res. 123 5–90

BILLS VETOED

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To amend title 5, United States Code, to codify the Presidential Innovation Fellows Program, and for other purposes.
H.R. 39 Jan. 3, 2017 OGR
Jan. 11, 2017Jan. 17, 2017 Jan. 20, 2017

To provide for an exception to a limitation against appointment of persons as Secretary of Defense within seven years of relief from active duty as a regular commissioned officer of the Armed Forces.
S. 84 Jan. 10, 2017 AS Jan. 12, 2017 Jan. 13, 2017 Jan. 12, 2017 Jan. 20, 2017

To ensure the Government Accountability Office has adequate access to information.
H.R. 72 Jan. 3, 2017 OGR HS&GA

Jan. 4, 2017 Jan. 17, 2017 Jan. 31, 2017

Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of a rule submitted by the Securities and Exchange Commission relating to ``Disclosure of Payments by Resource Extraction Issuers''.
H.J. Res. 41 Jan. 30, 2017 FS
Feb. 1, 2017 Feb. 3, 2017 Feb. 14, 2017

Disapproving the rule submitted by the Department of the Interior known as the Stream Protection Rule.
H.J. Res. 38 Jan. 30, 2017 NR
Feb. 1, 2017 Feb. 2, 2017 Feb. 16, 2017

To authorize the National Science Foundation to support entrepreneurial programs for women.
H.R. 255 Jan. 4, 2017 SST CST
Feb. 1, 2017 Jan. 10, 2017 Feb. 14, 2017 Feb. 28, 2017

To inspire women to enter the aerospace field, including science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, through mentorship and outreach.
H.R. 321 Jan. 5, 2017 SST CST
Feb. 1, 2017 Jan. 10, 2017 Feb. 14, 2017 Feb. 28, 2017

Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Social Security Administration relating to Implementation of the NICS Improvement Amendments Act of 2007.
H.J. Res. 40 Jan. 30, 2017 Jud
Feb. 2, 2017 Feb. 15, 2017 Feb. 28, 2017

To designate the Department of Veterans Affairs health care center in Center Township, Butler County, Pennsylvania, as the ``Abie Abraham VA Clinic''.
H.R. 609 Jan. 23, 2017 VA VA

Feb. 13, 2017 Feb. 17, 2017 Mar. 13, 2017

To authorize the programs of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, and for other purposes.
S. 442 Feb. 17, 2017 SST
Mar. 7, 2017 Feb. 17, 2017 Mar. 21, 2017

Disapproving the rule submitted by the Department of Defense, the General Services Administration, and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration relating to the Federal Acquisition Regulation.
H.J. Res. 37 Jan. 30, 2017 OGR
Feb. 2, 2017 Mar. 6, 2017 Mar. 27, 2017

Disapproving the rule submitted by the Department of the Interior relating to Bureau of Land Management regulations that establish the procedures used to prepare, revise, or amend land use plans pursuant to the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976.
H.J. Res. 44 Jan. 30, 2017 NR
Feb. 7, 2017 Mar. 7, 2017 Mar. 27, 2017

Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Department of Education relating to accountability and State plans under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965.
H.J. Res. 57 Feb. 1, 2017 E&W
Feb. 7, 2017 Mar. 9, 2017 Mar. 27, 2017

Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Department of Education relating to teacher preparation issues.
H.J. Res. 58 Feb. 1, 2017 E&W
Feb. 7, 2017 Mar. 8, 2017 Mar. 27, 2017

To amend title 4, United States Code, to encourage the display of the flag of the United States on National Vietnam War Veterans Day.
S. 305 Feb. 3, 2017 Jud
Mar. 21, 2017 Feb. 3, 2017 Mar. 28, 2017

To name the Department of Veterans Affairs community-based outpatient clinic in Pago Pago, American Samoa, the Faleomavaega Eni Fa'aua'a Hunkin VA Clinic.
H.R. 1362 Mar. 6, 2017 VA VA

Mar. 7, 2017 Mar. 15, 2017 Mar. 31, 2017

Disapproving the rule submitted by the Department of Labor relating to drug testing of unemployment compensation applicants.
H.J. Res. 42 Jan. 30, 2017 WM
Feb. 15, 2017 Mar. 14, 2017 Mar. 31, 2017

Approving the location of a memorial to commemorate and honor the members of the Armed Forces who served on active duty in support of Operation Desert Storm or Operation Desert Shield.
S.J. Res. 1 Jan. 3, 2017 ENR
Mar. 15, 2017 Mar. 8, 2017 Mar. 31, 2017

To provide for the appointment of members of the Board of Directors of the Office of Compliance to replace members whose terms expire during 2017, and for other purposes.
H.R. 1228 Feb. 27, 2017 HA
Mar. 15, 2017 Mar. 21, 2017 Apr. 3, 2017

Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the final rule of the Department of the Interior relating to ``Non-Subsistence Take of Wildlife, and Public Participation and Closure Procedures, on National Wildlife Refuges in Alaska''.
H.J. Res. 69 Feb. 7, 2017 NR
Feb. 16, 2017 Mar. 21, 2017 Apr. 3, 2017

Disapproving the rule submitted by the Department of Labor relating to ``Clarification of Employer's Continuing Obligation to Make and Maintain an Accurate Record of Each Recordable Injury and Illness''.
H.J. Res. 83 Feb. 21, 2017 E&W
Mar. 1, 2017 Mar. 22, 2017 Apr. 3, 2017

Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Federal Communications Commission relating to ``Protecting the Privacy of Customers of Broadband and Other Telecommunications Services''.
S.J. Res. 34 Mar. 7, 2017 CST
Mar. 28, 2017 Mar. 23, 2017 Apr. 3, 2017

Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the final rule submitted by Secretary of Health and Human Services relating to compliance with title X requirements by project recipients in selecting subrecipients.
H.J. Res. 43 Jan. 30, 2017 EC
Feb. 16, 2017 Mar. 30, 2017 Apr. 13, 2017

Disapproving the rule submitted by the Department of Labor relating to savings arrangements established by qualified State political subdivisions for non-governmental employees.
H.J. Res. 67 Feb. 7, 2017 E&W
Feb. 15, 2017 Mar. 30, 2017 Apr. 13, 2017

To improve the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's weather research through a focused program of investment on affordable and attainable advances in observational, computing, and modeling capabilities to support substantial improvement in weather forecasting and prediction of high impact weather events, to expand commercial opportunities for the provision of weather data, and for other purposes.
H.R. 353 Jan. 6, 2017 SST
Jan. 9, 2017 Mar. 29, 2017 Apr. 18, 2017

To amend the Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014 to modify the termination date for the Veterans Choice Program, and for other purposes.
S. 544 Mar. 7, 2017 VA
Apr. 5, 2017 Apr. 3, 2017 Apr. 19, 2017

Providing for the reappointment of Steve Case as a citizen regent of the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution.
S.J. Res. 30 Mar. 2, 2017 HA RAdm

Apr. 6, 2017 Mar. 27, 2017 Apr. 19, 2017

Providing for the appointment of Michael Govan as a citizen regent of the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution.
S.J. Res. 35 Mar. 8, 2017 HA RAdm

Apr. 6, 2017 Mar. 27, 2017 Apr. 19, 2017

Providing for the appointment of Roger W. Ferguson as a citizen regent of the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution.
S.J. Res. 36 Mar. 8, 2017 HA RAdm

Apr. 6, 2017 Mar. 27, 2017 Apr. 19, 2017

Making further continuing appropriations for fiscal year 2017, and for other purposes.
H.J. Res. 99 Apr. 26, 2017 App
Apr. 28, 2017 Apr. 28, 2017 Apr. 28, 2017

Making appropriations for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2017, and for other purposes.
H.R. 244 Jan. 4, 2017 VA HEL&P

Feb. 13, 2017 Mar. 21, 2017 May 5, 2017

To require the Secretary of State to take such actions as may be necessary for the United States to rejoin the Bureau of International Expositions, and for other purposes.
H.R. 534 Jan. 13, 2017 FA FR
May 3, 2017 Apr. 25, 2017 May 4, 2017 May 8, 2017

To repeal the rule issued by the Federal Highway Administration and the Federal Transit Administration entitled ``Metropolitan Planning Organization Coordination and Planning Area Reform''.
S. 496 Mar. 2, 2017 TI BHUA

Apr. 27, 2017 Mar. 8, 2017 May 12, 2017

To provide for reimbursement for the use of modern travel services by Federal employees traveling on official Government business, and for other purposes.
H.R. 274 Jan. 4, 2017 OGR HS&GA
Apr. 24, 2017 Jan. 10, 2017 May 2, 2017 May 16, 2017

Disapproving the rule submitted by the Department of Labor relating to savings arrangements established by States for non-governmental employees.
H.J. Res. 66 Feb. 7, 2017 E&W
Feb. 15, 2017 May 3, 2017 May 17, 2017

To require adequate reporting on the Public Safety Officers' Benefits program, and for other purposes.
S. 419 Feb. 16, 2017 Jud Mar. 9, 2017 May 17, 2017 May 16, 2017 June 2, 2017

To amend the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 to authorize COPS grantees to use grant funds to hire veterans as career law enforcement officers, and for other purposes.
S. 583 Mar. 8, 2017 Jud May 11, 2017 May 17, 2017 May 16, 2017 June 2, 2017

To amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to direct the Under Secretary for Management of the Department of Homeland Security to make certain improvements in managing the Department's vehicle fleet, and for other purposes.
H.R. 366 Jan. 6, 2017 HS HS&GA
Apr. 24, 2017 Jan. 31, 2017 May 2, 2017 June 6, 2017

To designate the Federal building and United States courthouse located at 719 Church Street in Nashville, Tennessee, as the ``Fred D. Thompson Federal Building and United States Courthouse''.
H.R. 375 Jan. 9, 2017 TI Mar. 7, 2017 Mar. 7, 2017 May 24, 2017 June 6, 2017

To amend title 5, United States Code, to extend certain protections against prohibited personnel practices, and for other purposes.
H.R. 657 Jan. 24, 2017 OGR HS&GA Mar. 29, 2017
May 1, 2017 May 25, 2017 June 14, 2017

To amend title 38, United States Code, to improve the accountability of employees of the Department of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes.
S. 1094 May 11, 2017 VA May 24, 2017 June 13, 2017 June 6, 2017 June 23, 2017

To amend section 1214 of title 5, United States Code, to provide for stays during a period that the Merit Systems Protection Board lacks a quorum.
S. 1083 May 10, 2017 OGR HS&GA

May 25, 2017 May 11, 2017 June 27, 2017

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, and for other purposes.
H.R. 1238 Feb. 28, 2017 HS

EC

Agr

HS&GA Mar. 16, 2017
Mar. 22, 2017 May 24, 2017 June 30, 2017

To provide congressional review and to counter aggression by the Governments of Iran, the Russian Federation, and North Korea, and for other purposes.
H.R. 3364 July 24, 2017 FA

Int

Jud

OGR

AS

FS

R

WM

TI


July 25, 2017 July 27, 2017 Aug. 2, 2017

To authorize the Capitol Police Board to make payments from the United States Capitol Police Memorial Fund to employees of the United States Capitol Police who have sustained serious line-of-duty injuries, and for other purposes.
H.R. 3298 July 19, 2017 HA RAdm

July 24, 2017 July 27, 2017 Aug. 4, 2017

To authorize appropriations and to appropriate amounts for the Veterans Choice Program of the Department of Veterans Affairs, to improve hiring authorities of the Department, to authorize major medical facility leases, and for other purposes.
S. 114 Jan. 12, 2017 VA VA

July 28, 2017 May 25, 2017 Aug. 12, 2017

To designate the community living center of the Department of Veterans Affairs in Butler Township, Butler County, Pennsylvania, as the ``Sergeant Joseph George Kusick VA Community Living Center''.
H.R. 2210 Apr. 27, 2017 VA
July 17, 2017 Aug. 1, 2017 Aug. 16, 2017

To amend title 38, United States Code, to make certain improvements in the laws administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes.
H.R. 3218 July 13, 2017 VA

AS

July 24, 2017 7 July 24, 2017 Aug. 2, 2017 Aug. 16, 2017

To remove the sunset provision of section 203 of Public Law 105-384, and for other purposes.
H.R. 374 Jan. 9, 2017 NR
Jan. 30, 2017 Aug. 3, 2017 Aug. 18, 2017

To establish a system for integration of Rapid DNA instruments for use by law enforcement to reduce violent crime and reduce the current DNA analysis backlog.
H.R. 510 Jan. 12, 2017 Jud Jud May 11, 2017
7 May 16, 2017 Aug. 1, 2017 Aug. 18, 2017

To authorize the Global War on Terror Memorial Foundation to establish the National Global War on Terrorism Memorial as a commemorative work in the District of Columbia, and for other purposes.
H.R. 873 Feb. 6, 2017 NR July 28, 2017 4 July 28, 2017 Aug. 3, 2017 Aug. 18, 2017

To amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to revise and extend the user-fee programs for prescription drugs, medical devices, generic drugs, and biosimilar biological products, and for other purposes.
H.R. 2430 May 16, 2017 EC July 11, 2017 1 July 12, 2017 Aug. 3, 2017 Aug. 18, 2017

To amend Public Law 94-241 with respect to the Northern Mariana Islands.
H.R. 339 Jan. 5, 2017 NR

Jud

ENR

Jan. 30, 2017 Aug. 1, 2017 Aug. 22, 2017

Granting the consent and approval of Congress for the Commonwealth of Virginia, the State of Maryland, and the District of Columbia to enter into a compact relating to the establishment of the Washington Metrorail Safety Commission.
H.J. Res. 76 Feb. 16, 2017 Jud July 17, 2017 7 July 17, 2017 Aug. 4, 2017 Aug. 22, 2017

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, and for other purposes.
H.R. 2288 May 2, 2017 VA VA May 19, 2017
5 May 23, 2017 Aug. 1, 2017 Aug. 23, 2017

Making continuing appropriations for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2018, and for other purposes.
H.R. 601 Jan. 23, 2017 FA FR
June 5, 2017 Jan. 24, 2017 Aug. 1, 2017 Sept. 8, 2017

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.
H.R. 3732 Sept. 11, 2017 WM

Bud


Sept. 11, 2017 Sept. 11, 2017 Sept. 12, 2017

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.
S.J. Res. 49 Sept. 6, 2017 Sept. 12, 2017 Sept. 11, 2017 Sept. 14, 2017

To restrict the inclusion of social security account numbers on Federal documents sent by mail, and for other purposes.
H.R. 624 Jan. 24, 2017 OGR

WM

May 23, 2017 0 May 24, 2017 Sept. 6, 2017 Sept. 15, 2017

To award the Congressional Gold Medal to Bob Dole, in recognition for his service to the nation as a soldier, legislator, and statesman.
S. 1616 July 24, 2017 FS BHUA

Sept. 5, 2017 Aug. 3, 2017 Sept. 15, 2017

To amend the Financial Stability Act of 2010 to modify the term of the independent member of the Financial Stability Oversight Council.
H.R. 3110 June 29, 2017 FS Sept. 5, 2017 3 Sept. 5, 2017 Sept. 19, 2017 Sept. 27, 2017

To amend title 38, United States Code, to extend certain expiring provisions of law administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes.
H.R. 3819 Sept. 25, 2017 VA

Bud

AS


Sept. 25, 2017 Sept. 27, 2017 Sept. 29, 2017

To amend title 49, United States Code, to extend authorizations for the airport improvement program, to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to extend the funding and expenditure authority of the Airport and Airway Trust Fund, to provide disaster tax relief, and for other purposes.
H.R. 3823 Sept. 25, 2017 WM

TI

EC

FS

Bud


Sept. 28, 2017 Sept. 28, 2017 Sept. 29, 2017

To provide the Secretary of Education with waiver authority for the reallocation rules and authority to extend the deadline by which funds have to be reallocated in the campus-based aid programs under the Higher Education Act of 1965 due to Hurricane Harvey, Hurricane Irma, and Hurricane Maria, to provide equitable services to children and teachers in private schools, and for other purposes.
S. 1866 Sept. 26, 2017 Sept. 28, 2017 Sept. 26, 2017 Sept. 29, 2017

To require the Secretary of the Treasury to mint commemorative coins in recognition of the 100th anniversary of The American Legion.
H.R. 2519 May 18, 2017 FS
Sept. 25, 2017 Sept. 28, 2017 Oct. 6, 2017

To direct the Securities and Exchange Commission to provide a safe harbor related to certain investment fund research reports, and for other purposes.
S. 327 Feb. 7, 2017 BHUA Mar. 13, 2017 Sept. 27, 2017 Sept. 11, 2017 Oct. 6, 2017

To facilitate construction of a bridge on certain property in Christian County, Missouri, and for other purposes.
S. 810 Apr. 4, 2017 TI EPW
Aug. 2, 2017 2 Sept. 25, 2017 Aug. 3, 2017 Oct. 6, 2017

To ensure that the United States promotes the meaningful participation of women in mediation and negotiation processes seeking to prevent, mitigate, or resolve violent conflict.
S. 1141 May 16, 2017 FR June 8, 2017 Sept. 25, 2017 Aug. 3, 2017 Oct. 6, 2017

To require the Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency to submit a report regarding certain plans regarding assistance to applicants and grantees during the response to an emergency or disaster.
H.R. 1117 Feb. 16, 2017 TI HS&GA Mar. 9, 2017 Sept. 18, 2017 8 Mar. 27, 2017 Oct. 4, 2017 Oct. 18, 2017

To prevent elder abuse and exploitation and improve the justice system's response to victims in elder abuse and exploitation cases.
S. 178 Jan. 20, 2017 Jud

EC

Jud
Mar. 23, 2017 Oct. 3, 2017 Aug. 1, 2017 Oct. 18, 2017

To amend the Public Health Service Act to reauthorize a program for early detection, diagnosis, and treatment regarding deaf and hard-of-hearing newborns, infants, and young children.
S. 652 Mar. 15, 2017 EC HEL&P
May 1, 2017 Oct. 3, 2017 Sept. 6, 2017 Oct. 18, 2017

Making additional supplemental appropriations for disaster relief requirements for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2018, and for other purposes.
H.R. 2266 May 1, 2017 Jud Jud May 17, 2017
0 May 17, 2017 Sept. 27, 2017 Oct. 26, 2017

To provide greater whistleblower protections for Federal employees, increased awareness of Federal whistleblower protections, and increased accountability and required discipline for Federal supervisors who retaliate against whistleblowers, and for other purposes.
S. 585 Mar. 8, 2017 OGR

VA

HS&GA
May 4, 2017 Oct. 12, 2017 May 25, 2017 Oct. 26, 2017

Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection relating to ``Arbitration Agreements''.
H.J. Res. 111 July 20, 2017 FS
July 25, 2017 Oct. 24, 2017 Nov. 1, 2017

To increase, effective as of December 1, 2017, the rates of compensation for veterans with service-connected disabilities and the rates of dependency and indemnity compensation for the survivors of certain disabled veterans, and for other purposes.
H.R. 1329 Mar. 2, 2017 VA VA May 19, 2017
4 May 23, 2017 Oct. 25, 2017 Nov. 2, 2017

To amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to authorize the National Computer Forensics Institute, and for other purposes.
H.R. 1616 Mar. 17, 2017 Jud

HS

Jud

May 16, 2017 Oct. 2, 2017 Nov. 2, 2017

To establish the Frederick Douglass Bicentennial Commission.
H.R. 2989 June 21, 2017 OGR Oct. 5, 2017 0 Oct. 11, 2017 Oct. 18, 2017 Nov. 2, 2017

To provide for consideration of the extension under the Energy Policy and Conservation Act of nonapplication of No-Load Mode energy efficiency standards to certain security or life safety alarms or surveillance systems, and for other purposes.
S. 190 Jan. 23, 2017 ENR May 24, 2017 Oct. 11, 2017 Aug. 1, 2017 Nov. 2, 2017

To permanently authorize the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Business Travel Card Program.
S. 504 Mar. 2, 2017 HS&GA Aug. 1, 2017 0 Oct. 23, 2017 Sept. 26, 2017 Nov. 2, 2017

To establish a National Clinical Care Commission.
S. 920 Apr. 24, 2017 HEL&P May 1, 2017 Oct. 11, 2017 Sept. 6, 2017 Nov. 2, 2017

To designate the checkpoint of the United States Border Patrol located on United States Highway 77 North in Sarita, Texas, as the ``Javier Vega, Jr. Border Patrol Checkpoint''.
S. 1617 July 24, 2017 TI HS&GA

Oct. 10, 2017 Aug. 3, 2017 Nov. 2, 2017

To reauthorize the National Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force Program, and for other purposes.
S. 782 Mar. 30, 2017 Jud Jud
June 8, 2017 Oct. 3, 2017 June 15, 2017 Nov. 2, 2017

To amend the Controlled Substances Act with regard to the provision of emergency medical services.
H.R. 304 Jan. 5, 2017 EC

Jud

HEL&P

Jan. 9, 2017 Oct. 24, 2017 Nov. 17, 2017

To amend title 5, United States Code, to provide for flexibility in making withdrawals from a Thrift Savings Plan account, and for other purposes.
H.R. 3031 June 23, 2017 OGR Oct. 10, 2017 3 Oct. 11, 2017 Nov. 6, 2017 Nov. 17, 2017

To ensure the effective processing of mail by Federal agencies, and for other purposes.
H.R. 194 Jan. 3, 2017 OGR HS&GA Mar. 29, 2017 Oct. 19, 2017 6 May 17, 2017 Nov. 8, 2017 Nov. 21, 2017

To amend title 38, United States Code, to clarify the authority of the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to disclose certain patient information to State controlled substance monitoring programs, and for other purposes.
H.R. 1545 Mar. 15, 2017 VA VA May 22, 2017
4 May 23, 2017 Nov. 15, 2017 Nov. 21, 2017

To ensure that the Federal Emergency Management Agency's current efforts to modernize its grant management system includes applicant accessibility and transparency, and for other purposes.
H.R. 1679 Mar. 22, 2017 TI HS&GA May 2, 2017 Sept. 18, 2017 7 9 May 2, 2017 Nov. 13, 2017 Nov. 21, 2017

To amend title 40, United States Code, to eliminate the sunset of certain provisions relating to information technology, to amend the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2015 to extend the sunset relating to the Federal Data Center Consolidation Initiative, and for other purposes.
H.R. 3243 July 14, 2017 OGR Oct. 10, 2017 4 Oct. 11, 2017 Nov. 8, 2017 Nov. 21, 2017

To amend title 38, United States Code, to provide for the designation of State approving agencies for multi-State apprenticeship programs for purposes of the educational assistance programs of the Department of Veterans Affairs.
H.R. 3949 Oct. 4, 2017 VA Nov. 7, 2017 8 Nov. 7, 2017 Nov. 15, 2017 Nov. 21, 2017

Making further continuing appropriations for fiscal year 2018, and for other purposes.
H.J. Res. 123 Dec. 4, 2017 App
Dec. 7, 2017 Dec. 7, 2017 Dec. 8, 2017

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, and for other purposes.
H.R. 2810 June 7, 2017 AS July 6, 2017 0 July 14, 2017 Sept. 18, 2017 Dec. 12, 2017

To amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to authorize additional emergency uses for medical products to reduce deaths and severity of injuries caused by agents of war, and for other purposes.
H.R. 4374 Nov. 13, 2017 EC

AS


Nov. 15, 2017 Nov. 16, 2017 Dec. 12, 2017

To amend the Indian Employment, Training and Related Services Demonstration Act of 1992 to facilitate the ability of Indian tribes to integrate the employment, training, and related services from diverse Federal sources, and for other purposes.
H.R. 228 Jan. 3, 2017 NR
Feb. 27, 2017 Nov. 29, 2017 Dec. 18, 2017

To make technical changes and other improvements to the Department of State Authorities Act, Fiscal Year 2017.
S. 371 Feb. 14, 2017 FA FR

July 28, 2017 May 1, 2017 Dec. 18, 2017

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. 1266 May 25, 2017 VA VA

Dec. 6, 2017 Nov. 9, 2017 Dec. 20, 2017

To amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to require the Secretary of Homeland Security to issue Department of Homeland Security-wide guidance and develop training programs as part of the Department of Homeland Security Blue Campaign, and for other purposes.
H.R. 1370 Mar. 6, 2017 HS

Jud

HS&GA May 22, 2017
3 May 23, 2017 Nov. 6, 2017 Dec. 22, 2017

To provide for reconciliation pursuant to titles II and V of the concurrent resolution on the budget for fiscal year 2018.
H.R. 1 Nov. 2, 2017 WM Nov. 13, 2017 9 Nov. 16, 2017 Dec. 2, 2017 Dec. 22, 2017

To reauthorize the United States Fire Administration, the Assistance to Firefighters Grants program, the Fire Prevention and Safety Grants program, and the Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response grant program, and for other purposes.
H.R. 4661 Dec. 15, 2017 SST
Dec. 18, 2017 Dec. 21, 2017 Jan. 3, 2018

To designate a human trafficking prevention coordinator and to expand the scope of activities authorized under the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's outreach and education program to include human trafficking prevention activities, and for other purposes.
S. 1536 July 12, 2017 TI CST
Aug. 3, 2017 7 Dec. 19, 2017 Sept. 14, 2017 Jan. 3, 2018

To extend the period during which vessels that are shorter than 79 feet in length and fishing vessels are not required to have a permit for discharges incidental to the normal operation of the vessel.
S. 2273 Dec. 21, 2017 Dec. 22, 2017 Dec. 21, 2017 Jan. 3, 2018 0

To amend the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area Improvement Act to provide access to certain vehicles serving residents of municipalities adjacent to the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, and for other purposes.
H.R. 560 Jan. 13, 2017 NR ENR
May 9, 2017 Jan. 30, 2017 Dec. 21, 2017 Jan. 8, 2018 1

To establish the 400 Years of African-American History Commission, and for other purposes.
H.R. 1242 Feb. 28, 2017 OGR May 1, 2017 5 May 1, 2017 Dec. 21, 2017 Jan. 8, 2018 2

To provide for the conveyance of certain Federal land in the State of Oregon, and for other purposes.
H.R. 1306 Mar. 2, 2017 NR July 11, 2017 4 July 11, 2017 Dec. 21, 2017 Jan. 8, 2018 3

To amend title 54, United States Code, to establish within the National Park Service the African American Civil Rights Network, and for other purposes.
H.R. 1927 Apr. 5, 2017 NR ENR July 24, 2017
1 July 26, 2017 Dec. 21, 2017 Jan. 8, 2018 4

To streamline the process by which active duty military, reservists, and veterans receive commercial driver's licenses.
S. 1393 June 21, 2017 CST Aug. 3, 2017 1 Dec. 21, 2017 Sept. 14, 2017 Jan. 8, 2018 5

To disqualify from operating a commercial motor vehicle for life an individual who uses a commercial motor vehicle in committing a felony involving human trafficking.
S. 1532 July 12, 2017 TI CST
Aug. 3, 2017 8 Dec. 21, 2017 Sept. 14, 2017 Jan. 8, 2018 6

To reauthorize the SAFER Act of 2013, and for other purposes.
S. 1766 Sept. 6, 2017 Jud Jud
Sept. 28, 2017 Dec. 21, 2017 Oct. 23, 2017 Jan. 8, 2018 7

To redesignate the Martin Luther King, Junior, National Historic Site in the State of Georgia, and for other purposes.
H.R. 267 Jan. 4, 2017 NR ENR
May 9, 2017 Mar. 15, 2017 Dec. 21, 2017 Jan. 8, 2018 8

To designate a mountain in the John Muir Wilderness of the Sierra National Forest as ``Sky Point''.
H.R. 381 Jan. 9, 2017 NR ENR
June 14, 2017 1 Jan. 30, 2017 Dec. 21, 2017 Jan. 10, 2018 9

To amend the Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009 to modify provisions relating to certain land exchanges in the Mt. Hood Wilderness in the State of Oregon.
H.R. 699 Jan. 24, 2017 NR ENR
May 9, 2017 Feb. 27, 2017 Dec. 21, 2017 Jan. 10, 2018 0

To facilitate the addition of park administration at the Coltsville National Historical Park, and for other purposes.
H.R. 863 Feb. 3, 2017 NR ENR
May 16, 2017 Feb. 27, 2017 Dec. 21, 2017 Jan. 10, 2018 1

To improve the ability of U.S. Customs and Border Protection to interdict fentanyl, other synthetic opioids, and other narcotics and psychoactive substances that are illegally imported into the United States, and for other purposes.
H.R. 2142 Apr. 25, 2017 HS Sept. 21, 2017 7 Oct. 24, 2017 Dec. 21, 2017 Jan. 10, 2018 2

To provide support for law enforcement agency efforts to protect the mental health and well-being of law enforcement officers, and for other purposes.
H.R. 2228 Apr. 28, 2017 Jud Jud Nov. 28, 2017
8 Nov. 28, 2017 Dec. 21, 2017 Jan. 10, 2018 3

To require a new or updated Federal website that is intended for use by the public to be mobile friendly, and for other purposes.
H.R. 2331 May 3, 2017 OGR Nov. 13, 2017 6 Nov. 15, 2017 Dec. 21, 2017 Jan. 10, 2018 4

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, and for other purposes.
H.R. 518 Jan. 13, 2017 EC ENR

Jan. 23, 2017 Dec. 21, 2017 Jan. 12, 2018 5

To remove the use restrictions on certain land transferred to Rockingham County, Virginia, and for other purposes.
H.R. 954 Feb. 7, 2017 NR July 11, 2017 3 July 11, 2017 Dec. 21, 2017 Jan. 12, 2018 6

To modify the boundary of the Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site, and for other purposes.
H.R. 2611 May 23, 2017 NR Sept. 5, 2017 0 Sept. 12, 2017 Dec. 21, 2017 Jan. 12, 2018 7

TABLE OF COMMITTEE ABBREVIATIONS

AG

    Aging

Agr

    Agriculture

ANF

    Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry

App

    Appropriations

AS

    Armed Services

BHUA

    Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs

Bud

    Budget

CST

    Commerce, Science and Transportation

E&W

    Education and the Workforce

EC

    Energy and Commerce

ENR

    Energy and Natural Resources

EPW

    Environment and Public Works

Eth

    Ethics

Fin

    Finance

FS

    Financial Services

FA

    Foreign Affairs

FR

    Foreign Relations

HEL&P

    Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

HS

    Homeland Security

HS&GA

    Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs

HA

    House Administration

IA

    Indian Affairs

Int

    Intelligence

Jud

    Judiciary

NR

    Natural Resources

OGR

    Oversight and Government Reform

R

    Rules

RAdm

    Rules and Administration

SST

    Science, Space, and Technology

SB

    Small Business

SBE

    Small Business and Entrepreneurship

TI

    Transportation and Infrastructure

VA

    Veterans' Affairs

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    Ways and Means
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Next Meeting of the
SENATE

3 p.m., Monday, March 19

Senate Chamber

Program for Monday: Senate will resume consideration of the motion to proceed to consideration of H.R. 1865, Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act.

At 5:30 p.m., Senate will vote on confirmation of the nomination of Kevin K. McAleenan, of Hawaii, to be Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Department of Homeland Security.

Following disposition of the nomination of Kevin K. McAleenan, Senate will vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to consideration of H.R. 1865, Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act.

Next Meeting of the
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

12 noon, Monday, March 19

House Chamber

Program for Monday: To be announced.













Extensions of Remarks, as inserted in this issue








HOUSE


Beyer, Donald S., Jr., Va., E323

Bishop, Sanford D., Jr., Ga, E330

Boyle, Brendan F., Pa., E322

Cartwright, Matt, Pa., E319, E323, E329

Chabot, Steve, Ohio, E328

Correa, J. Luis, Calif., E328

DeFazio, Peter A., Ore., E325

Diaz-Balart, Mario, Fla., E317, E318, E319, E319

Duffy, Sean, P., Wisc., E323

Frankel, Lois, Fla., E324

Gallagher, Mike, Wisc., E320

Gottheimer, Josh, N.J., E329

Hanabusa, Colleen, Hawaii, E321

Hastings, Alcee L., Fla., E319

Huffman, Jared, Calif., E331

Hultgren, Randy, Ill., E319

Jackson Lee, Sheila, Tex., E317

Jordan, Jim, Ohio, E325

Katko, John, N.Y., E321, E322

Kinzinger, Adam, Ill., E318, E329

LaHood, Darin, Ill., E318

Loudermilk, Barry, Ga., E325, E327

Mast, Brian J., Fla., E326

Nolan, Richard M., Minn., E322

Norton, Eleanor Holmes, The District of Columbia, E325, E328

Pocan, Mark, Wisc., E327

Poe, Ted, Tex., E318, E324

Price, David E., N.C., E322, E326, E330

Rooney, Francis, Fla., E321, E322

Roybal-Allard, Lucille, Calif., E324

Royce, Edward R., Calif., E327

Ryan, Tim, Ohio, E321

Stefanik, Elise M., N.Y., E328

Tsongas, Niki, Mass., E323

Velázquez, Nydia M., N.Y., E326

Walberg, Tim, Mich., E320

Walorski, Jackie, Ind., E326

Webster, Daniel, Fla., E320

Wilson, Joe, S.C., E328

Young, David, Iowa, E319, E320, E323, E325, E325, E327, E328, E329, E330

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