Daily Digest

Friday, April 13, 2018

Daily Digest


Chamber Action

The Senate was not in session and stands adjourned until 3 p.m., on Monday, April 16, 2018.

Committee Meetings

No committee meetings were held.

House of Representatives

Chamber Action

Public Bills and Resolutions Introduced: 18 public bills, H.R. 4, 5503–5519; and 5 resolutions, H. Res. 825–829 were introduced.
Pages H3314–15

Additional Cosponsors:
Pages H3316–17

Reports Filed: Reports were filed today as follows:

H.R. 801, to amend the National Trails System Act to designate the Route 66 National Historic Trail, and for other purposes, with an amendment (H. Rept. 115–633);

H.R. 3961, to amend the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act to designate segments of the Kissimmee River and its tributaries in the State of Florida for study for potential addition to the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System, and for other purposes, with an amendment (H. Rept. 115–634);

H.R. 1512, to amend title II of the Social Security Act to provide for the reissuance of Social Security account numbers to young children in cases where confidentiality has been compromised, with an amendment (H. Rept. 115–635);

H.R. 5192, to authorize the Commissioner of Social Security to provide confirmation of fraud protection data to certain permitted entities, and for other purposes, with an amendment (H. Rept. 115–636);

H.R. 5444, to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to modernize and improve the Internal Revenue Service, and for other purposes, with an amendment (H. Rept. 115–637, Part 1); and

H.R. 5445, to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to improve cybersecurity and taxpayer identity protection, and modernize the information technology of the Internal Revenue Service, and for other purposes, with an amendment (H. Rept. 115–638).
Page H3314

Volcker Rule Regulatory Harmonization Act: The House passed H.R. 4790, to amend the Volcker rule to give the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System sole rulemaking authority, to exclude community banks from the requirements of the Volcker rule, by a yea-and-nay vote of 300 yeas to 104 nays, Roll No. 139.
Pages H3214–23

Pursuant to the Rule, an amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the text of Rules Committee Print 115–67 shall be considered as adopted, in lieu of the amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on Financial Services now printed in the bill.
Page H3214

H. Res. 811, the rule providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 4790) was agreed to Wednesday, April 11th.

Meeting Hour: Agreed by unanimous consent that when the House adjourns today, it adjourn to meet at 12 noon on Monday, April 16th for Morning Hour debate.
Page H3230

Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure--Communication: Read a letter from Chairman Shuster wherein he transmitted copies of sixteen resolutions that include eleven lease prospectuses, four special emphasis program prospectuses, and one acquisition included in the General Services Administration's Capital Investment and Leasing Programs. The resolutions were adopted by the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure on April 12, 2018.
Pages H3231–H3306

Quorum Calls--Votes: One yea-and-nay vote developed during the proceedings of today and appears on page H3222–23. There were no quorum calls.

Adjournment: The House met at 9 a.m. and adjourned at 1:28 p.m.


Committee Meetings


Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Homeland Security held a budget hearing on the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Testimony was heard from Brock Long, Administrator, Federal Emergency Management Agency.


Committee on Armed Services: Subcommittee on Military Personnel held a hearing entitled ``Military Personnel Posture: FY 2019''. Testimony was heard from Vice Admiral Robert P. Burke, Chief of Naval Personnel, U.S. Navy; Lieutenant General Gina M. Grosso, Deputy Chief of Staff for Manpower, Personnel and Services, U.S. Air Force; Lieutenant General Michael A. Rocco, Deputy Commandant for Manpower and Reserve Affairs, U.S. Marine Corps; and Lieutenant General Thomas Seamands, Deputy Chief of Staff, G–1, U.S. Army.


Committee on Energy and Commerce: Subcommittee on Environment held a hearing entitled ``High Octane Fuels and High Efficiency Vehicles: Challenges and Opportunities''. Testimony was heard from public witnesses.

Joint Meetings

No joint committee meetings were held.


APRIL 16, 2018

(Committee meetings are open unless otherwise indicated)


No meetings/hearings scheduled.


Committee on Rules, Full Committee, hearing on H.R. 5192, the ``Protecting Children from Identity Theft Act''; H.R. 5444, the ``Taxpayer First Act''; and H.R. 5445, the ``21st Century IRS Act'', 5 p.m., H–313 Capitol.


Next Meeting of the

3 p.m., Monday, April 16

Senate Chamber

Program for Monday: Senate will resume consideration of the motion to concur in the amendment of the House to S. 140, Amending the White Mountain Apache Tribe Water Rights Quantification Act, and vote on the motion to invoke cloture thereon at 5:30 p.m.

Next Meeting of the

12 p.m., Monday, April 16

House Chamber

Program for Monday: To be announced.

Extensions of Remarks, as inserted in this issue


Bergman, Jack, Mich., E462, E464

Beyer, Donald S., Jr., Va., E455

Blunt Rochester, Lisa, Del., E457

Bordallo, Madeleine Z., Guam, E457, E459, E460, E461, E462, E464

Carson, André, Ind., E460

Coffman, Mike, Colo., E463

Correa, J. Luis, Calif., E456, E458

Dingell, Debbie, Mich., E456, E459, E461, E463

Duffy, Sean, P., Wisc., E462

Esty, Elizabeth H., Conn., E455

Faso, John J., N.Y., E459

Gosar, Paul, Ariz., E462

Hudson, Richard, N.C., E459

Johnson, Eddie Bernice, Tex., E463

Kinzinger, Adam, Ill., E460

Langevin, James R., R.I., E455

Meehan, Patrick, Pa., E461

Moore, Gwen, Wisc., E461, E464

Newhouse, Dan, Wash., E457

O'Rourke, Beto, Tex., E458

Perry, Scott, Pa., E459

Price, David E., N.C., E458

Schiff, Adam B., Calif., E455, E456, E457, E458

Stefanik, Elise M., N.Y., E460, E461, E463