Daily Digest

Monday, March 5, 2018

Daily Digest

Senate

Chamber Action

Routine Proceedings, pages S1325–S1342

Measures Introduced: Nine bills were introduced, as follows: S. 2490–2498.
Page S1338


Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act--Agreement: A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that at approximately 10 a.m., on Tuesday, March 6, 2018, Senate resume consideration of the motion to proceed to consideration of S. 2155, to promote economic growth, provide tailored regulatory relief, and enhance consumer protections, with the time until the vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to consideration of the bill equally divided between the two Leaders, or their designees; that following disposition of the nomination of Terry A. Doughty, to be United States District Judge for the Western District of Louisiana, Senate continue consideration of the motion to proceed to consideration of the bill; and that all time during recess, adjournment, morning business, Leader remarks, and consideration of the nomination of Terry A. Doughty, count post-cloture on the motion to proceed to consideration of the bill.
Page S1341


Doughty Nomination--Agreement: A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that notwithstanding Rule XXII, and the order of Thursday, March 1, 2018, the vote on confirmation of the nomination of Terry A. Doughty, to be United States District Judge for the Western District of Louisiana, occur following the vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to consideration of S. 2155, to promote economic growth, provide tailored regulatory relief, and enhance consumer protections.
Page S1328


Nominations Confirmed: Senate confirmed the following nominations:

By a unanimous vote of 95 yeas (Vote No. EX. 46), Karen Gren Scholer, of Texas, to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Texas.
Pages S1326–33, S1342

By 85 yeas to 11 nays (Vote No. EX. 47), Tilman Eugene Self III, of Georgia, to be United States District Judge for the Middle District of Georgia.
Pages S1333, S1342

Jeffrey Gerrish, of Maryland, to be a Deputy United States Trade Representative (Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and Industrial Competitiveness), with the rank of Ambassador.
Pages S1335, S1342


Messages from the House:
Page S1338


Additional Cosponsors:
Pages S1338–40


Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:
Pages S1340–41


Additional Statements:
Pages S1337–38


Record Votes: Two record votes were taken today. (Total--47)
Page S1333


Adjournment: Senate convened at 3 p.m. and adjourned at 7:17 p.m., until 10 a.m. on Tuesday, March 6, 2018. (For Senate's program, see the remarks of the Majority Leader in today's Record on page S1341.)

Committee Meetings

(Committees not listed did not meet)

No committee meetings were held.

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House of Representatives

Chamber Action


Public Bills and Resolutions Introduced: 16 public bills, H.R. 5155–5170 and 2 resolutions, H. Con. Res. 111 and H. Res. 763 were introduced.
Pages H1372–73


Additional Cosponsors:
Pages H1373–74


Reports Filed: Reports were filed today as follows:

H.R. 4242, to amend title 38, United States Code, to establish a permanent VA Care in the Community Program, and for other purposes, with an amendment (H. Rept. 115–585); and

H. Res. 762, providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 1119) to establish the bases by which the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency shall issue, implement, and enforce certain emission limitations and allocations for existing electric utility steam generating units that convert coal refuse into energy, and providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 1917) to allow for judicial review of any final rule addressing national emission standards for hazardous air pollutants for brick and structural clay products or for clay ceramics manufacturing before requiring compliance with such rule (H. Rept. 115–586).
Page H1372

Speaker: Read a letter from the Speaker wherein he appointed Representative Weber (TX) to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
Page H1345


Recess: The House recessed at 12:03 p.m. and reconvened at 2 p.m.
Page H1345


Guest Chaplain: The prayer was offered by the Guest Chaplain, Rev. Brian Chrzastek, O.P., Dominican House of Studies, Washington, DC.
Pages H1345–46


Recess: The House recessed at 2:09 p.m. and reconvened at 5 p.m.
Page H1347


Suspensions: The House agreed to suspend the rules and pass the following measures:
Designating 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. 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'';
Pages H1347–48


Designating the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 13683 James Madison Highway in Palmyra, Virginia, as the ``U.S. Navy Seaman Dakota Kyle Rigsby Post Office'': H.R. 3183, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 13683 James Madison Highway in Palmyra, Virginia, as the ``U.S. Navy Seaman Dakota Kyle Rigsby Post Office'', by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 389 yeas with none voting ``nay'', Roll No. 92;
Pages H1352–53, H1353–54


Designating the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 99 Macombs Place in New York, New York, as the ``Tuskegee Airman Post Office Building'': H.R. 4406, amended, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 99 Macombs Place in New York, New York, as the ``Tuskegee Airman Post Office Building'', by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 387 yeas with none voting ``nay'', Roll No. 93;
Pages H1348–49, H1354

Agreed to amend the title so as to read: ``To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 99 Macombs Place in New York, New York, as the `Tuskegee Airmen Post Office Building'.'';
Page H1354


Designating the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 1900 Corporate Drive in Birmingham, Alabama, as the ``Lance Corporal Thomas E. Rivers, Jr. Post Office Building'': H.R. 4646, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 1900 Corporate Drive in Birmingham, Alabama, as the ``Lance Corporal Thomas E. Rivers, Jr. Post Office Building'';
Pages H1349–50


Designating the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 515 Hope Street in Bristol, Rhode Island, as the ``First Sergeant P. Andrew McKenna Jr. Post Office'': H.R. 4685, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 515 Hope Street in Bristol, Rhode Island, as the ``First Sergeant P. Andrew McKenna Jr. Post Office'';
Pages H1350–51


Designating 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'': S. 831, 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''; and
Pages H1351–52


Designating the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 514 Broadway Street in Pekin, Illinois, as the ``Lance Corporal Jordan S. Bastean Post Office'': H.R. 2673, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 514 Broadway Street in Pekin, Illinois, as the ``Lance Corporal Jordan S. Bastean Post Office''.
Page H1348


Recess: The House recessed at 5:48 p.m. and reconvened at 6:30 p.m.
Page H1353


Senate Referrals: S. 1621 was referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce. S. 2248 was held at the desk. S. 2372 was referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs and the Committee on Natural Resources.
Page H1370


Senate Message: Message received from the Senate by the Clerk and subsequently presented to the House today appears on pages H1346–47.

Quorum Calls--Votes: Two yea-and-nay votes developed during the proceedings of today and appear on pages H1353–54 and H1354. There were no quorum calls.

Adjournment: The House met at 12 noon and adjourned at 9:23 p.m.

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Committee Meetings

BLOCKING REGULATORY INTERFERENCE FROM CLOSING KILNS ACT OF 2017; SATISFYING ENERGY NEEDS AND SAVING THE ENVIRONMENT ACT

Committee on Rules: Full Committee held a hearing on H.R. 1917, the ``Blocking Regulatory Interference from Closing Kilns Act of 2017''; and H.R. 1119, the ``Satisfying Energy Needs and Saving the Environment Act''. The Committee granted, by record vote of 5–3, a closed rule for H.R. 1119. The rule provides one hour of debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Energy and Commerce. The rule waives all points of order against consideration of the bill. The rule provides that the amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on Energy and Commerce now printed in the bill shall be considered as adopted and the bill, as amended, shall be considered as read. The rule waives all points of order against provisions in the bill, as amended. The rule provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions. In section 2, the rule provides for the consideration of H.R. 1917 under a closed rule. The rule provides one hour of debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Energy and Commerce. The rule waives all points of order against consideration of the bill. The rule provides that an amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the text of Rules Committee Print 115–62 shall be considered as adopted and the bill, as amended, shall be considered as read. The rule waives all points of order against provisions in the bill, as amended. The rule provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions. Testimony was heard from Representatives Shimkus and Tonko.

Joint Meetings

No joint committee meetings were held.

COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR TUESDAY,

MARCH 6, 2018

(Committee meetings are open unless otherwise indicated)

Senate

Committee on Armed Services: to hold hearings to examine worldwide threats; with the possibility of a closed session in SVC–217, following the open session, 9:30 a.m., SH–216.

Subcommittee on SeaPower, to hold hearings to examine Navy and Marine Corps aviation programs in review of the Defense Authorization Request for fiscal year 2019 and the Future Years Defense Program, 2:30 p.m., SR–232A.

Committee on Energy and Natural Resources: to hold hearings to examine the nomination of James Reilly, of Colorado, to be Director of the United States Geological Survey, Department of the Interior, 10 a.m., SD–366.

Committee on Finance: to hold hearings to examine protecting e-commerce consumers from counterfeits, 10 a.m., SD–215.

Committee on Veterans' Affairs: to hold a joint hearing with the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs to examine the legislative presentation of multiple veterans service organizations, 2 p.m., SD–G50.

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

House

Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies, budget hearing on the Department of Labor, 10 a.m., 2358–C Rayburn.

Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government, budget hearing on the Department of the Treasury, 10 a.m., 2359 Rayburn.

Committee on Armed Services, Full Committee, hearing entitled ``National Security Challenges and U.S. Military Activities in Africa'', 10 a.m., 2118 Rayburn.

Subcommittee on Seapower and Projection Forces, hearing entitled ``Navy Posture'', 2 p.m., 2118 Rayburn.

Subcommittee on Readiness, hearing entitled ``Marine Corps Readiness Posture'', 3:30 p.m., 2212 Rayburn.

Committee on Education and the Workforce, Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education, hearing entitled ``Strengthening Welfare to Work With Child Care'', 10 a.m., 2175 Rayburn.

Committee on Energy and Commerce, Subcommittee on Communications and Technology, hearing entitled ``Oversight of the National Telecommunications and Information Administration'', 10 a.m., 2123 Rayburn.

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Committee on Financial Services, Full Committee, business meeting to consider the Committee's Views and Estimates on the Budget for Fiscal Year 2018, 10 a.m., 2128 Rayburn.

Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice, hearing entitled ``Examining Class Action Lawsuits Against Intermediate Care Facilities for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities (ICF/IID)'', 10 a.m., 2141 Rayburn.

Committee on Natural Resources, Full Committee, hearing entitled ``Exploring Innovative Solutions to Reduce the Department of the Interior's Maintenance Backlog'', 10 a.m., 1324 Longworth.

Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, Subcommittee on the Interior, Energy, and Environment, hearing entitled ``Examining the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers'', 10 a.m., 2154 Rayburn.

Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, Subcommittee on Energy, hearing entitled ``The Future of U.S. Fusion Energy Research'', 10 a.m., 2318 Rayburn.

Committee on Small Business, Subcommittee on Health and Technology; and Subcommittee on Agriculture, Energy, and Trade, joint hearing entitled ``Disconnected: Rural Broadband and the Business Case for Small Carriers'', 10 a.m., 2360 Rayburn.

Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, Full Committee, hearing entitled ``Examining the Administration's Infrastructure Proposal'', 10 a.m., 2167 Rayburn.

Joint Meetings

Joint Hearing: Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs, to hold a joint hearing with the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs to examine the legislative presentation of multiple veterans service organizations, 2 p.m., SD–G50.

CONGRESSIONAL PROGRAM AHEAD

Week of March 6 through March 9, 2018

Senate Chamber

On Tuesday, Senate will resume consideration of the motion to proceed to consideration of S. 2155, Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act, and vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to consideration of the bill at approximately 11 a.m.

Following the vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to consideration of S. 2155, Senate will vote on confirmation of the nomination of Terry A. Doughty, to be United States District Judge for the Western District of Louisiana.

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 Armed Services: March 6, to hold hearings to examine worldwide threats; with the possibility of a closed session in SVC–217, following the open session, 9:30 a.m., SH–216.

March 6, Subcommittee on SeaPower, to hold hearings to examine Navy and Marine Corps aviation programs in review of the Defense Authorization Request for fiscal year 2019 and the Future Years Defense Program, 2:30 p.m., SR–232A.

March 8, Full Committee, to hold hearings to examine United States European Command in review of the Defense Authorization Request for fiscal year 2019 and the Future Years Defense Program, 9:30 a.m., SD–G50.

March 8, Subcommittee on Personnel, to hold hearings to examine domestic violence and child abuse in the military, 2:15 p.m., SD–G50.

Committee on the Budget: March 7, to hold hearings to examine Department of Defense audit and business operations reform at the Pentagon, 10:30 a.m., SD–608.

Committee on Energy and Natural Resources: March 6, to hold hearings to examine the nomination of James Reilly, of Colorado, to be Director of the United States Geological Survey, Department of the Interior, 10 a.m., SD–366.

March 8, Full Committee, business meeting to consider S. 79, to provide for the establishment of a pilot program to identify security vulnerabilities of certain entities in the energy sector, S. 186, to amend the Federal Power Act to provide that any inacation by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission that allows a rate change to go into effect shall be treated as an order by the Commission for purposes of rehearing and court review, S. 1059, to extend the authorization of the Uranium Mill Tailings Radiation Control Act of 1978 relating to the disposal site in Mesa County, Colorado, S. 1160, to include Livingston County, the city of Jonesboro in Union County, and the city of Freeport in Stephenson County, Illinois, to the Lincoln National Heritage Area, S. 1181, to direct the Secretary of the Interior and Secretary of Agriculture to expedite access to certain Federal land under the administrative jurisdiction of each Secretary for good Samaritan search-and-recovery missions, S. 1260 and H.R. 2615, bills 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, S. 1335 and H.R. 2888, bills to establish the Ste. Genevieve National Historic Site in the State of Missouri, S. 1336, to amend the Energy Policy Act of 2005 to reauthorize hydroelectric production incentives and hydroelectric efficiency improvement incentives, S. 1337, to amend the Energy Policy Act of 2005 to make certain strategic energy infrastructure projects eligible for certain loan guarantees, S. 1446 and H.R. 1135, bills to reauthorize the Historically Black Colleges and Universities Historic Preservation program, S. 1457, to amend the Energy Policy Act of 2005 to direct the Secretary of Energy to carry out demonstration projects relating to advanced nuclear reactor technologies to support domestic energy needs, S. 1563, to authorize the Office of Fossil Energy to develop advanced separation technologies for the extraction and recovery of rare earth elements and minerals from coal and coal byproducts, S. 1602, to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a study to assess the suitability and feasibility of designating certain land as the Finger Lakes National Heritage Area, S. 1692, to authorize the National Emergency Medical Services Memorial Foundation to establish a commemorative work in the District of Columbia and its environs, S. 1799, to amend the Energy Policy Act of 2005 to facilitate the commercialization of energy and related technologies developed at Department of Energy facilities with promising commercial potential, S. 1860 and H.R. 1109, bills to amend section 203 of the Federal Power Act, S. 1981, to amend the Natural Gas Act to expedite approval of exports of small volumes of natural gas, S. 2213 and H.R. 4300, bills to authorize Pacific Historic Parks to establish a commemorative display to honor members of the United States Armed Forces who served in the Pacific Theater of World War II, S. 2325, to incentivize the hiring of United States workers in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, H.R. 589, to establish Department of Energy policy for science and energy research and development programs, and reform National Laboratory management and technology transfer programs, H.R. 648, to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to amend the Definite Plan Report for the Seedskadee Project to enable the use of the active capacity of the Fontenelle Reservoir, H.R. 1397, to authorize, direct, facilitate, and expedite the transfer of administrative jurisdiction of certain Federal land, H.R. 1404, to provide for the conveyance of certain land inholdings owned by the United States to the Tucson Unified School District and to the Pascua Yaqui Tribe of Arizona, and H.R. 1500, to redesignate the small triangular property located in Washington, DC, and designated by the National Park Service as reservation 302 as ``Robert Emmet Park'', 10 a.m., SD–366.

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Committee on Environment and Public Works: March 8, Subcommittee on Superfund, Waste Management, and Regulatory Oversight, to hold hearings to examine S. 2421, to amend the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980 to provide an exemption from certain notice requirements and penalties for releases of hazardous substances from animal waste at farms, 10 a.m., SD–406.

Committee on Finance: March 6, to hold hearings to examine protecting e-commerce consumers from counterfeits, 10 a.m., SD–215.

Committee on Foreign Relations: March 7, to hold hearings to examine the nominations of Joseph E. Macmanus, of New York, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Colombia, Marie Royce, of California, to be an Assistant Secretary (Educational and Cultural Affairs), Robin S. Bernstein, of Florida, to be Ambassador to the Dominican Republic, and Edward Charles Prado, of Texas, to be Ambassador to the Argentine Republic, all of the Department of State, 2:30 p.m., SD–419.

Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions: March 7, business meeting to consider the nominations of John F. Ring, of the District of Columbia, to be a Member of the National Labor Relations Board, Frank T. Brogan, of Pennsylvania, to be Assistant Secretary for Elementary and Secondary Education, and Mark Schneider, of the District of Columbia, to be Director of the Institute of Education Science, both of the Department of Education, Marco M. Rajkovich, Jr., of Kentucky, to be a Member of the Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission, and other pending nominations, Time to be announced, Room to be announced.

March 8, Full Committee, to hold hearings to examine the opioid crisis, focusing on leadership and innovation in the states, 10 a.m., SD–430.

Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs: March 7, to continue a business meeting to consider H.R. 2825, to amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to make certain improvements in the laws administered by the Secretary of Homeland Security, 10 a.m., SD–342.

Committee on the Judiciary: March 7, to hold hearings to examine the nominations of John B. Nalbandian, of Kentucky, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Sixth Circuit, Kari A. Dooley, to be United States District Judge for the District of Connecticut, Dominic W. Lanza, to be United States District Judge for the District of Arizona, Jill Aiko Otake, to be United States District Judge for the District of Hawaii, and Joseph H. Hunt, of Maryland, to be an Assistant Attorney General, Department of Justice, 10 a.m., SD–226.

March 7, Subcommittee on Oversight, Agency Action, Federal Rights and Federal Courts, to hold hearings to examine small business bankruptcy, focusing on assessing the system, 2:30 p.m., SD–226.

Committee on Veterans' Affairs: March 6, to hold a joint hearing with the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs to examine the legislative presentation of multiple veterans service organizations, 2 p.m., SD–G50.

March 7, Full Committee, to hold a joint hearing with the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs to examine the legislative presentation of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States, 10 a.m., SD–G50.

Select Committee on Intelligence: March 6, to receive a closed briefing regarding certain intelligence matters, 2:30 p.m., SH–219.

March 7, Full Committee, to hold hearings to examine security clearance reform, 9:30 a.m., SD–106.

March 8, Full Committee, to receive a closed briefing regarding certain intelligence matters, 2 p.m., SH–219.

Special Committee on Aging: March 7, to hold hearings to examine stopping senior scams, 1 p.m., SD–562.

House Committees

Committee on Appropriations, March 7, Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies, budget hearing on the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, 10 a.m., 2362–A Rayburn.

March 7, Subcommittee on Defense, budget hearing on the Navy and Marine Corps, 10 a.m., H–140 Capitol.

Committee on Armed Services, March 7, Full Committee, hearing entitled ``Assessing Military Service Acquisition Reform'', 10 a.m., 2118 Rayburn.

March 7, Subcommittee on Tactical Air and Land Forces, hearing entitled ``The F–35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) Lightning II Program'', 2 p.m., 2212 Rayburn.

March 7, Subcommittee on Strategic Forces, hearing entitled ``U.S. Strategic Forces Posture and the Fiscal Year 2019 Budget Request'', 3:30 p.m., 2118 Rayburn.

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March 8, Subcommittee on Readiness; and Subcommittee on Seapower and Projection Forces, joint hearing entitled ``Mobility and Transportation Command Posture'', 9 a.m., 2118 Rayburn.

March 8, Subcommittee On Military Personnel, hearing entitled ``Arlington National Cemetery--Preserving the Promise'', 10:30 a.m., 2212 Rayburn.

Committee on the Budget, March 7, Full Committee, hearing entitled ``Member's Day hearing on oversight of the Congressional Budget Office'', 10 a.m., 1334 Longworth.

Committee on Energy and Commerce, March 7, Subcommittee on Digital Commerce and Consumer Protection, hearing entitled ``Review of Emerging Tech's Impact on Retail Operations and Logistics'', 10 a.m., 2123 Rayburn.

March 7, Subcommittee on Environment, hearing entitled ``The Future of Transportation Fuels and Vehicles'', 10:15 a.m., 2322 Rayburn.

March 8, Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, hearing entitled ``Examining U.S. Public Health Preparedness for and Response Efforts to Seasonal Influenza'', 10 a.m., 2123 Rayburn.

Committee on Financial Services, March 7, Subcommittee on Housing and Insurance, hearing on H.R. 5059, the ``State Insurance Regulation Preservation Act'', 10 a.m., 2128 Rayburn.

March 7, Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit, hearing entitled ``Legislative Proposals to Reform the Current Data Security and Breach Notification Regulatory Regime'', 2 p.m., 2128 Rayburn.

Committee on Foreign Affairs, March 7, Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations, hearing entitled ``China in Africa: The New Colonialism?'', 2 p.m., 2172 Rayburn.

Committee on Homeland Security, March 7, Full Committee, markup on H.R. 4176, the ``Air Cargo Security Improvement Act of 2017''; H.R. 4227, the ``Vehicular Terrorism Prevention Act of 2017''; H.R. 4467, the ``Strengthening Aviation Security Act of 2017''; H.R. 4627, the ``Shielding Public Spaces from Vehicular Terrorism Act''; H.R. 5074, the ``DHS Cyber Incident Response Teams Act''; H.R. 5079, the ``DHS Field Engagement Accountability Act''; H.R. 5081, the ``Surface Transportation Security and Technology Accountability Act of 2018''; H.R. 5089, the ``Strengthening Local Transportation Security Capabilities Act of 2018''; H.R. 5094, the ``Enhancing Suspicious Activity Reporting Initiative Act''; H.R. 5099, the ``Enhancing DHS' Fusion Center Technical Assistance Program''; and H.R. 5131, the ``Surface Transportation Security Improvement Act of 2018'', 10:30 a.m., HVC–210.

March 7, Subcommittee on Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Protection; and Subcommittee on Oversight and Management Efficiency, joint hearing entitled ``Examining DHS' Efforts to Strengthen its Cybersecurity Workforce'', 2 p.m., HVC–210.

Committee on House Administration, March 7, Full Committee, hearing entitled ``Management of the Government Publishing Office'', 10:30 a.m., 1310 Longworth.

March 7, Full Committee, business meeting on Committee Resolution 115–9, to allocate funds from the Committee reserve fund, 1 p.m., 1310 Longworth.

Committee on the Judiciary, March 7, Full Committee, markup on H.R. 2152, the ``Citizens' Right to Know Act of 2017'', 10 a.m., 2141 Rayburn.

Committee on Natural Resources, March 7, Full Committee, markup on H.R. 520, the ``National Strategic and Critical Minerals Production Act''; H.R. 4731, to extend the retained use estate for the Caneel Bay resort in St. John, United States Virgin Islands, and for other purposes; and H.R. 5133, the ``Federal Land Transaction Facilitation Act Reauthorization of 2018'', 10:15 a.m., 1324 Longworth.

Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, March 7, Subcommittee on Information Technology, hearing entitled ``Game Changers: Artificial Intelligence Part II, Artificial Intelligence and the Federal Government'', 2 p.m., 2154 Rayburn.

Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, March 7, Subcommittee on Space, hearing entitled ``An Overview of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration Budget for Fiscal Year 2019'', 10 a.m., 2318 Rayburn.

Committee on Small Business, March 7, Full Committee, hearing entitled ``Regulatory Reform and Rollback: The Effects on Small Businesses'', 2 p.m., 2360 Rayburn.

Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, March 7, Subcommittee on Highways and Transit, hearing entitled ``Building a 21st Century Infrastructure for America: Long-Term Funding for Highways and Transit Programs'', 10 a.m., 2167 Rayburn.

March 7, Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation, hearing entitled ``Implementation of Coast Guard Programs'', 2 p.m., 2167 Rayburn.

Committee on Ways and Means, March 7, Subcommittee on Social Security, hearing entitled ``Lacking a Leader: Challenges Facing the SSA after over 5 Years of Acting Commissioners'', 10 a.m., 1100 Longworth.

Joint Meetings

Joint Economic Committee: March 7, to hold hearings to examine the Economic Report of the President, 2 p.m., SH–216.

Joint Hearing: March 6, Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs, to hold a joint hearing with the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs to examine the legislative presentation of multiple veterans service organizations, 2 p.m., SD–G50.

March 7, Full Committee, to hold a joint hearing with the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs to examine the legislative presentation of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States, 10 a.m., SD–G50.

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Next Meeting of the
SENATE

10 a.m., Tuesday, March 6

Senate Chamber

Program for Tuesday: Senate will resume consideration of the motion to proceed to consideration of S. 2155, Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act, and vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to consideration of the bill at approximately 11 a.m.

Following the vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to consideration of S. 2155, Senate will vote on confirmation of the nomination of Terry A. Doughty, to be United States District Judge for the Western District of Louisiana.

(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, March 6

House Chamber

Program for Tuesday: Consideration of H.R. 4607--Comprehensive Regulatory Review Act. Consideration of measures under suspension of the Rules.

Extensions of Remarks, as inserted in this issue








HOUSE

Bergman, Jack, Mich., E255

Bordallo, Madeleine Z., Guam, E258

Burgess, Michael C., Tex., E260

Cheney, Liz, Wyo., E252, E254, E255, E257, E259

Cleaver, Emanuel, Mo., E254

Crowley, Joseph, N.Y., E257

Davis, Rodney, Ill., E258

Garamendi, John, Calif., E255

Harper, Gregg, Miss., E258

Higgins, Brian, N.Y., E255

Jackson Lee, Sheila, Tex., E252, E256

Lee, Barbara, Calif., E253, E255

Mullin, Markwayne, Okla., E251

Norcross, Donald, N.J., E255

Pallone, Frank, Jr., N.J., E253, E257

Pingree, Chellie, Me., E255

Poe, Ted, Tex., E254, E259

Rogers, Mike, Ala., E260, E260

Ross, Dennis A., Fla., E251

Schiff, Adam B., Calif., E260

Sessions, Pete, Tex., E254

Smith, Lamar, Tex., E251

Visclosky, Peter J., Ind., E251

Watson Coleman, Bonnie, N.J., E254

Wilson, Joe, S.C., E259

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