Daily Digest

Monday, April 9, 2018

Daily Digest

HIGHLIGHTS

    See Résumé of Congressional Activity.
    Senator-designate Cindy Hyde-Smith, of Mississippi, was administered the oath of office by the Vice President.

Senate

Chamber Action

Routine Proceedings, pages S1993–S2019

Measures Introduced: Five bills and one resolution were introduced, as follows: S. 2631–2635, and S. Res. 452.
Page S2012

Measures Reported:

S. 1870, to amend the Victims of Crime Act of 1984 to secure urgent resources vital to Indian victims of crime. (S. Rept. No. 115–220)

S. 1668, to rename a waterway in the State of New York as the ``Joseph Sanford Jr. Channel''. (S. Rept. No. 115–221)
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Measures Passed:

AGOA and MCA Modernization Act: Senate passed H.R. 3445, to enhance the transparency and accelerate the impact of programs under the African Growth and Opportunity Act and the Millennium Challenge Corporation.
Pages S2015–16


Calling on the Government of Iran: Senate agreed to S. Res. 85, calling on the Government of Iran to fulfill repeated promises of assistance in the case of Robert Levinson, the longest held United States civilian in our Nation's history, after agreeing to the committee amendment.
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Congratulating the Baltic states of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania on the 100th anniversary of their declarations of independence: Senate agreed to S. Res. 432, congratulating the Baltic states of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania on the 100th anniversary of their declarations of independence, after agreeing to the committee amendment.
Page S2016–17


Keep America's Refuges Operational Act: Senate passed H.R. 3979, to amend the Fish and Wildlife Act of 1956 to reauthorize the volunteer services, community partnership, and refuge education programs of the National Wildlife Refuge System.
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Appointments:

Creating Options for Veterans' Expedited Recovery (COVER Commission): The Chair announced, on behalf of the Majority Leader, pursuant to the provisions of Public Law 114–198, the appointment of the following individual to serve as a member of the Creating Options for Veterans' Expedited Recovery (COVER Commission): Matthew Amidon of Texas (Veteran).
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United States-China Economic and Security Review Commission: The Chair announced, on behalf of the Majority Leader, pursuant to the provisions of Public Law 106–398, as amended by Public Law 108–7, and in consultation with the Chairmen of the Senate Committee on Armed Services and the Senate Committee on Finance, the appointment of the following individual to serve as a member of the United States-China Economic and Security Review Commission: Roy Kamphausen of Connecticut.
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Boom Nomination--Agreement: Senate resumed consideration of the nomination of Claria Horn Boom, to be United States District Judge for the Eastern and Western Districts of Kentucky.
Pages S1996–S2000

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

By 96 yeas to 2 nays (Vote No. 64), Senate agreed to the motion to close further debate on the nomination.
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A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that notwithstanding Rule XXII, that at 12:10 p.m., on Tuesday, April 10, 2018, Senate vote on confirmation of the nomination; and that the vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the nomination of John F. Ring, of the District of Columbia, to be a Member of the National Labor Relations Board, occur at 2:15 p.m.
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A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing for further consideration of the nomination, post-cloture, at approximately 10:00 a.m., on Tuesday, April 10, 2018.
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Muniz Nomination--Agreement: A unanimous-consent-time agreement was reached providing that at a time to be determined by the Majority Leader, in consultation with the Democratic Leader, Senate begin consideration of the nomination of Carlos G. Muniz, of Florida, to be General Counsel, Department of Education; that there then be ten hours of debate, equally divided in the usual form, and that following the use or yielding back of time, Senate vote on confirmation of the nomination, with no intervening action or debate.

Nominations Confirmed: Senate confirmed the following nominations:

James Reilly, of Colorado, to be Director of the United States Geological Survey.

Theodore J. Garrish, of Maryland, to be an Assistant Secretary of Energy (International Affairs).

James Edward Campos, of Nevada, to be Director of the Office of Minority Economic Impact, Department of Energy.
Pages S2000–01, S2019


Nominations Received: Senate received the following nominations:

Rebecca Kelly Slaughter, of Maryland, to be a Federal Trade Commissioner for the term of seven years from September 26, 2015.

William Charles McIntosh, of Michigan, to be an Assistant Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency.

Michael Faulkender, of Maryland, to be an Assistant Secretary of the Treasury.

Kenneth S. George, of Texas, to be Ambassador to the Oriental Republic of Uruguay.

David Schenker, of New Jersey, to be an Assistant Secretary of State (Near Eastern Affairs).

2 Air Force nominations in the rank of general.

20 Army nominations in the rank of general.

10 Marine Corps nominations in the rank of general.

23 Navy nominations in the rank of admiral.

Routine lists in the Air Force, Army, Foreign Service, and Marine Corps.
Pages S2017–18


Messages from the House:
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Measures Placed on the Calendar:
Pages S1994, S2012


Enrolled Bills Presented:
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Additional Cosponsors:
Pages S2012–14


Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:
Pages S2014–15


Additional Statements:
Pages S2011–12


Record Votes: One record vote was taken today. (Total--64)
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Adjournment: Senate convened at 3 p.m. and adjourned at 6:57 p.m., until 10 a.m. on Tuesday, April 10, 2018. (For Senate's program, see the remarks of the Majority Leader in today's Record on page S2017.)

Committee Meetings

(Committees not listed did not meet)

No committee meetings were held.

House of Representatives

Chamber Action


Public Bills and Resolutions Introduced: 6 public bills, H.R. 5437–5442 were introduced.
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Additional Cosponsors:
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Reports Filed: Reports were filed today as follows:

H.R. 4609, to provide for the conveyance of a Forest Service Site in Dolores County, Colorado, to be used for a fire station (H. Rept. 115–624); and

H.R. 5133, to reauthorize the Federal Land Transaction Facilitation Act, and for other purposes, with an amendment (H. Rept. 115–625).
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Speaker: Read a letter from the Speaker wherein he appointed Representative Comstock to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
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Guest Chaplain: The prayer was offered by the Guest Chaplain, Rev. Vincent DeRosa, St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, Washington, DC.
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Member Resignation: Read a letter from Representative Farenthold, wherein he resigned as Representative for the Twenty Seventh Congressional District of Texas, effective at 5 p.m. on Friday, April 6, 2018.
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Whole Number of the House: The Chair announced to the House that, in light of the resignation of the gentleman from Texas, Mr. Farenthold, the whole number of the House is 429.
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Quorum Calls--Votes: There were no Yea and Nay votes, and there were no Recorded votes. There were no quorum calls.

Adjournment: The House met at 11 a.m. and adjourned at 11:03 a.m.

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Committee Meetings

No hearings were held.

Joint Meetings

No joint committee meetings were held.

NEW PUBLIC LAWS

(For last listing of Public Laws, see Daily Digest, p. D337)

H.R. 1625, to amend the State Department Basic Authorities Act of 1956 to include severe forms of trafficking in persons within the definition of transnational organized crime for purposes of the rewards program of the Department of State. Signed on March 23, 2018. (Public Law 115–141)

H.R. 2254, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 2635 Napa Street in Vallejo, California, as the ``Janet Capello Post Office Building''. Signed on March 23, 2018. (Public Law 115–142)

H.R. 2302, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 259 Nassau Street, Suite 2 in Princeton, New Jersey, as the ``Dr. John F. Nash, Jr. Post Office''. Signed on March 23, 2018. (Public Law 115–143)

H.R. 2464, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 25 New Chardon Street Lobby in Boston, Massachusetts, as the ``John Fitzgerald Kennedy Post Office''. Signed on March 23, 2018. (Public Law 115–144)

H.R. 2672, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 520 Carter Street in Fairview, Illinois, as the ``Sgt. Douglas J. Riney Post Office''. Signed on March 23, 2018. (Public Law 115–145)

H.R. 2815, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 30 East Somerset Street in Raritan, New Jersey, as the ``Gunnery Sergeant John Basilone Post Office''. Signed on March 23, 2018. (Public Law 115–146)

H.R. 2873, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 207 Glenside Avenue in Wyncote, Pennsylvania, as the ``Staff Sergeant Peter Taub Post Office Building''. Signed on March 23, 2018. (Public Law 115–147)

H.R. 3109, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 1114 North 2nd Street in Chillicothe, Illinois, as the ``Sr. Chief Ryan Owens Post Office Building''. Signed on March 23, 2018. (Public Law 115–148)

H.R. 3369, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 225 North Main Street in Spring Lake, North Carolina, as the ``Howard B. Pate, Jr. Post Office''. Signed on March 23, 2018. (Public Law 115–149)

H.R. 3638, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 1100 Kings Road in Jacksonville, Florida, as the ``Rutledge Pearson Post Office Building''. Signed on March 23, 2018. (Public Law 115–150)

H.R. 3655, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 1300 Main Street in Belmar, New Jersey, as the ``Dr. Walter S. McAfee Post Office Building''. Signed on March 23, 2018. (Public Law 115–151)

H.R. 3821, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 430 Main Street in Clermont, Georgia, as the ``Zack T. Addington Post Office''. Signed on March 23, 2018. (Public Law 115–152)

H.R. 3893, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 100 Mathe Avenue in Interlachen, Florida, as the ``Robert H. Jenkins, Jr. Post Office''. Signed on March 23, 2018. (Public Law 115–153)

H.R. 4042, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 1415 West Oak Street, in Kissimmee, Florida, as the ``Borinqueneers Post Office Building''. Signed on March 23, 2018. (Public Law 115–154)

H.R. 4285, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 123 Bridgeton Pike in Mullica Hill, New Jersey, as the ``James C. `Billy' Johnson Post Office Building''. Signed on March 23, 2018. (Public Law 115–155)

H.R. 1177, to direct the Secretary of Agriculture to release on behalf of the United States the condition that certain lands conveyed to the City of Old Town, Maine, be used for a municipal airport. Signed on March 26, 2018. (Public Law 115–156)

H.R. 2154, to rename the Red River Valley Agricultural Research Center in Fargo, North Dakota, as the Edward T. Schafer Agricultural Research Center. Signed on March 27, 2018. (Public Law 115–157)

S. 188, to amend title 31, United States Code, to prohibit the use of Federal funds for the costs of painting portraits of officers and employees of the Federal Government. Signed on March 27, 2018. (Public Law 115–158)

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S. 324, to amend title 38, United States Code, to improve the provision of adult day health care services for veterans. Signed on March 27, 2018. (Public Law 115–159)

H.R. 3731, to provide overtime pay for employees of the United States Secret Service. Signed on April 3, 2018. (Public Law 115–160)

S. 2030, to deem the compliance date for amended energy conservation standards for ceiling fan light kits to be January 21, 2020. Signed on April 3, 2018. (Public Law 115–161)

S. 2040, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 621 Kansas Avenue in Atchison, Kansas, as the ``Amelia Earhart Post Office Building''. Signed on April 3, 2018. (Public Law 115–162)

H.R. 4851, to establish the Kennedy-King Commemorative Site in the State of Indiana. Signed on April 4, 2018. (Public Law 115–163)

COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR TUESDAY,

APRIL 10, 2018

(Committee meetings are open unless otherwise indicated)

Senate

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

Committee on Environment and Public Works: Subcommittee on Clean Air and Nuclear Safety, to hold hearings to examine cooperative federalism under the Clean Air Act, focusing on state perspectives, 10 a.m., SD–406.

Committee on Foreign Relations: Subcommittee on Western Hemisphere, Transnational Crime, Civilian Security, Democracy, Human Rights, and Global Women's Issues, to hold hearings to examine the Summit of the Americas, focusing on a regional strategy for democratic governance against corruption in the hemisphere, 10 a.m., SD–419.

Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions: to hold hearings to examine the nomination of Sharon Fast Gustafson, of Virginia, to be General Counsel of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, 2:30 p.m., SD–430.

Committee on the Judiciary: to hold a joint hearing with the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation to examine Facebook, Social Media Privacy, and the use and abuse of data, 2:15 p.m., SH–216.

Select Committee on Intelligence: to hold closed hearings to examine certain intelligence matters, 2:30 p.m., SH–219.

House

Committee on Rules, Full Committee, hearing on H.R. 4790, the ``Volcker Rule Regulatory Harmonization Act'', 5 p.m., H–313 Capitol.

Joint Meetings

Joint Hearing: Senate Committee on the Judiciary, to hold a joint hearing with the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation to examine Facebook, Social Media Privacy, and the use and abuse of data, 2:15 p.m., SH–216.

CONGRESSIONAL PROGRAM AHEAD

Week of April 10 through April 13, 2018

Senate Chamber

On Tuesday, Senate will continue consideration of the nomination of Claria Horn Boom, to be United States District Judge for the Eastern and Western Districts of Kentucky, post-cloture, and vote on confirmation of the nomination at 12:10 p.m.

At 2:15 p.m., Senate will vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the nomination of John F. Ring, of the District of Columbia, to be a Member of the National Labor Relations Board.

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 Appropriations: April 11, Subcommittee on Department of Defense, to hold hearings to examine proposed budget estimates and justification for fiscal year 2019 for the Missile Defense Agency, 10 a.m., SD–192.

April 11, Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies, to hold hearings to examine proposed budget estimates and justification for fiscal year 2019 for the Department of Agriculture, 10:30 a.m., SD–138.

April 11, Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development, to hold hearings to examine proposed budget estimates and justification for fiscal year 2019 for the Department of Energy, including the National Nuclear Security Administration, 2:30 p.m., SD–138.

April 11, Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies, to hold hearings to examine proposed budget estimates and justification for fiscal year 2019 for the Department of Transportation, 2:30 p.m., SD–192.

April 12, Subcommittee on Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies, to hold hearings to examine proposed budget estimates and justification for fiscal year 2019 for the Department of Labor, 10 a.m., SD–124.

Committee on Armed Services: April 10, to hold hearings to examine United States Transportation Command in review of the Defense Authorization Request for fiscal year 2019 and the Future Years Defense Program, 9:30 a.m., SD–G50.

April 11, Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities, to hold hearings to examine Special Operations Command's efforts to transform the force for future security challenges; with the possibility of a closed session in SVC–217, following the open session, 10 a.m., SR–232A.

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April 11, Subcommittee on Readiness and Management Support, to hold hearings to examine the health of the Department of Defense industrial base and its role in providing readiness to the warfighter, 2:30 p.m., SR–232A.

April 11, Subcommittee on Strategic Forces, to hold hearings to examine United States nuclear weapons policy, programs, and strategy in review of the Defense Authorization Request for fiscal year 2019 and the Future Years Defense Program, 2:30 p.m., SR–222.

April 12, Full Committee, to hold hearings to examine the posture of the Department of the Army in review of the Defense Authorization Request for fiscal year 2019 and the Future Years Defense Program, 9:30 a.m., SD–G50.

Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs: April 12, to hold hearings to examine the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's semi-annual report to Congress, 10 a.m., SD–538.

Committee on the Budget: April 11, to hold hearings to examine the Congressional Budget Office's budget and economic outlook, focusing on fiscal years 2018–2028, 10:30 a.m., SD–608.

Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation: April 11, to hold hearings to examine the nominations of Patrick Fuchs, of Wisconsin, and Michelle A. Schultz, of Pennsylvania, both to be a Member of the Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation, 10 a.m., SR–253.

April 12, Full Committee, to hold hearings to examine the 2018 hurricane season, focusing on the status of preparation and response capabilities, 9:45 a.m., SR–253.

Committee on Environment and Public Works: April 10, Subcommittee on Clean Air and Nuclear Safety, to hold hearings to examine cooperative federalism under the Clean Air Act, focusing on state perspectives, 10 a.m., SD–406.

April 11, Full Committee, to hold hearings to examine S. 2602, to support carbon dioxide utilization and direct air capture research, to facilitate the permitting and development of carbon capture, utilization, and sequestration projects and carbon dioxide pipelines, 10:15 a.m., SD–406.

Committee on Finance: April 11, Subcommittee on International Trade, Customs, and Global Competitiveness, to hold hearings to examine market access challenges in China, 2:30 p.m., SD–215.

April 12, Full Committee, to hold hearings to examine the 2018 tax filing season and future Internal Revenue Service challenges, 10 a.m., SD–215.

Committee on Foreign Relations: April 10, Subcommittee on Western Hemisphere, Transnational Crime, Civilian Security, Democracy, Human Rights, and Global Women's Issues, to hold hearings to examine the Summit of the Americas, focusing on a regional strategy for democratic governance against corruption in the hemisphere, 10 a.m., SD–419.

April 11, Full Committee, to hold hearings to examine the nominations of Kirsten Dawn Madison, of Florida, to be an Assistant Secretary (International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs), and Thomas J. Hushek, of Wisconsin, to be Ambassador to the Republic of South Sudan, both of the Department of State, 10 a.m., SD–419.

April 12, Full Committee, to hold hearings to examine the nomination of Mike Pompeo, of Kansas, to be Secretary of State, 10 a.m., SD–419.

Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions: April 10, to hold hearings to examine the nomination of Sharon Fast Gustafson, of Virginia, to be General Counsel of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, 2:30 p.m., SD–430.

April 11, Full Committee, to hold hearings to examine an original bill entitled, ``The Opioid Crisis Response Act of 2018'', 10 a.m., SD–430.

Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs: April 11, to hold hearings to examine the Federal Emergency Management Agency, focusing on prioritizing a culture of preparedness, 10 a.m., SD–342.

April 12, Subcommittee on Regulatory Affairs and Federal Management, to hold hearings to examine the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, 10 a.m., SD–342.

Committee on Indian Affairs: April 11, business meeting to consider S. 1250, to amend the Indian Health Care Improvement Act to improve the recruitment and retention of employees in the Indian Health Service, restore accountability in the Indian Health Service, improve health services, and S. 2515, to amend the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act to provide further self-governance by Indian Tribes; to be immediately followed by an oversight hearing to examine the President's proposed budget request for fiscal year 2019 for Indian Programs, 2:30 p.m., SD–628.

Committee on the Judiciary: April 10, to hold a joint hearing with the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation to examine Facebook, Social Media Privacy, and the use and abuse of data, 2:15 p.m., SH–216.

April 11, Full Committee, to hold hearings to examine the nominations of Mark Jeremy Bennett, of Hawaii, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Ninth Circuit, Nancy E. Brasel, and Eric C. Tostrud, both to be a United States District Judge for the District of Minnesota, Robert R. Summerhays, to be United States District Judge for the Western District of Louisiana, and Wendy Vitter, to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Louisiana, 10 a.m., SD–226.

April 11, Subcommittee on Crime and Terrorism, to hold hearings to examine defeating fentanyl, focusing on addressing the deadliest drugs fueling the opioid crisis, 2:30 p.m., SD–226.

April 12, Full Committee, business meeting to consider S. 994, to amend title 18, United States Code, to provide for the protection of community centers with religious affiliation, and 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, Michael Y. Scudder, of Illinois, and Amy J. St. Eve, of Illinois, both to be a United States Circuit Judge for the Seventh Circuit, Charles J. Williams, to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Iowa, and Joseph H. Hunt, of Maryland, to be an Assistant Attorney General, Timothy A. Garrison, to be United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, Kenji M. Price, to be United States Attorney for the District of Hawaii, John Cary Bittick, to be United States Marshal for the Middle District of Georgia, David L. Lyons, to be United States Marshal for the Southern District of Georgia, and Rodney D. Ostermiller, to be United States Marshal for the District of Montana, all of the Department of Justice, 10 a.m., SD–226.

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Committee on Veterans' Affairs: April 11, to hold hearings to examine the nominations of Paul R. Lawrence, of Virginia, to be Under Secretary of Veterans Affairs for Benefits, and Joseph L. Falvey, Jr., of Michigan, to be a Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims, 2:30 p.m., SR–418.

Select Committee on Intelligence: April 10, to hold closed hearings to examine certain intelligence matters, 2:30 p.m., SH–219.

April 12, Full Committee, to hold closed hearings to examine certain intelligence matters, 2 p.m., SH–219.

House Committees

Committee on Appropriations, April 11, Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies, hearing entitled ``Rail Safety and Infrastructure--Stakeholder Perspectives'', 9:30 a.m., 2358–A Rayburn.

April 11, Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies, budget hearing on the National Institutes of Health, 10 a.m., 2358–C Rayburn.

April 11, Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government, budget hearing on the Internal Revenue Service, 10 a.m., 2362–A Rayburn.

April 11, Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies, budget hearing on the Department of the Interior, 10 a.m., 2007 Rayburn.

April 11, Subcommittee on Defense, budget hearing on the U.S. Strategic Command, 10 a.m., H–140 Capitol. This hearing will be closed.

April 11, Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies, budget hearing on the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, 10:30 a.m., H–309 Capitol.

April 11, Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs, budget hearing on the Department of the Treasury International Programs, 10:30 a.m., 2359 Rayburn.

April 11, Subcommittee on Homeland Security, budget hearing on the Department of Homeland Security, 1 p.m., 2359 Rayburn.

April 11, Subcommittee on Legislative Branch, budget hearing on the U.S. Capitol Police, 2 p.m., HT–2 Capitol.

April 12, Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies, budget hearing on the Smithsonian Institution, 9:30 a.m., 2007 Rayburn.

April 12, Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies, budget hearing entitled ``Investments in our Health Workforce and Rural Communities'', 10 a.m., 2358–C Rayburn.

April 12, Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies, budget hearing on the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 10 a.m., H–309 Capitol.

April 12, Subcommittee on Defense, budget hearing on the U.S. National Guard and Reserve, 10 a.m., H–140 Capitol.

April 12, Subcommittee on Legislative Branch, budget hearing on the Government Publishing Office, 10 a.m., HT–2 Capitol.

April 12, Subcommittee on Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies, budget hearing on Energy, Installations, and Environment, 10 a.m., 2362–A Rayburn.

April 12, Subcommittee on Homeland Security, budget hearing on the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and U.S. Customs and Border Protection, 10 a.m., 2359 Rayburn.

April 12, Subcommittee on Legislative Branch, budget hearing on the Architect of the Capitol, 2 p.m., HT–2 Capitol.

April 12, Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies, budget hearing on the Department of Transportation, 2 p.m., 2358–A Rayburn.

April 13, Subcommittee on Homeland Security, budget hearing on the Federal Emergency Management Agency, 11 a.m., 2359 Rayburn.

Committee on Armed Services, April 11, Full Committee, hearing entitled ``Cyber Operations Today: Preparing for 21st Century Challenges in an Information-Enabled Society'', 10 a.m., 2118 Rayburn.

April 11, Full Committee, hearing entitled ``Member Day'', 1:30 p.m., 2118 Rayburn.

April 11, Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities, hearing entitled ``A Review and Assessment of the Department of Defense Budget, Strategy, Policy, and Programs for Cyber Operations and U.S. Cyber Command for Fiscal Year 2019'', 3:30 p.m., 2212 Rayburn.

April 12, Full Committee, hearing entitled ``The Fiscal Year 2019 National Defense Authorization Budget Request from the Department of Defense'', 10 a.m., 2118 Rayburn.

April 12, Subcommittee on Tactical Air and Land Forces, hearing entitled ``Fiscal Year 2019 Budget Request for Combat Aviation Programs'', 2 p.m., 2212 Rayburn.

April 12, Subcommittee on Seapower and Projection Forces, hearing entitled ``355 Ship Navy: Delivering the Right Capabilities'', 3:30 p.m., 2118 Rayburn.

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April 13, Subcommittee on Military Personnel, hearing entitled ``Military Personnel Posture: FY 2019'', 9 a.m., 2118 Rayburn.

Committee on the Budget, April 12, Full Committee, hearing entitled ``The Congressional Budget Office's Budget and Economic Outlook'', 10 a.m., 1334 Longworth.

Committee on Energy and Commerce, April 11, Full Committee, hearing entitled ``Facebook: Transparency and Use of Consumer Data'', 10 a.m., 2123 Rayburn.

April 11, Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, hearing entitled ``Update on the Restoration of Puerto Rico's Electric Infrastructure'', 2 p.m., 2322 Rayburn.

April 11, Subcommittee on Health, begin hearing entitled ``Combating the Opioid Crisis: Improving the Ability of Medicare and Medicaid to Provide Care for Patients'', 2:15 p.m., 2123 Rayburn.

April 12, Subcommittee on Health, continue hearing entitled ``Combating the Opioid Crisis: Improving the Ability of Medicare and Medicaid to Provide Care for Patients'', Time to be announced, 2322 Rayburn.

April 12, Subcommittee on Energy, hearing entitled ``The Fiscal Year 2019 Department of Energy Budget'', 10 a.m., 2123 Rayburn.

April 13, Subcommittee on Environment, hearing entitled ``High Octane Fuels and High Efficiency Vehicles: Challenges and Opportunities'', 9 a.m., 2123 Rayburn.

Committee on Financial Services, April 11, Full Committee, hearing entitled ``The 2018 Semi-Annual Report of the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection'', 10 a.m., 2128 Rayburn.

April 12, Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, hearing entitled ``Oversight of the Federal Housing Finance Agency'', 10 a.m., 2128 Rayburn.

April 12, Subcommittee on Monetary Policy and Trade Subcommittee, hearing on H.R. 4311, the ``Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernization Act of 2017'', 2 p.m., 2128 Rayburn.

Committee on Foreign Affairs, April 11, Full Committee, hearing entitled ``Financing Overseas Development: The Administration's Proposal'', 10 a.m., 2172 Rayburn.

April 11, Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific, hearing entitled ``North Korea's Diplomatic Gambit: Will History Repeat Itself?'', 2 p.m., 2172 Rayburn.

April 11, Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations, hearing entitled ``No Abducted Child Left Behind: An Update on the Goldman Act'', 2 p.m., 2200 Rayburn.

Committee on Homeland Security, April 12, Subcommittee on Oversight and Management Efficiency, hearing entitled ``Building for the Future: Examining Challenges Facing the Department of Homeland Security's Consolidated Headquarters Project'', 10 a.m., HVC–210.

April 12, Subcommittee on Transportation and Protective Security, hearing entitled ``Examining the President's FY 2019 Budget Request for the Transportation Security Administration'', 2 p.m., HVC–210.

Committee on House Administration, April 12, Full Committee, markup on H.R. 4631, the ``Access to Congressionally Mandated Reports Act''; and H.R. 5305, the ``FDLP Modernization Act of 2018'', 11 a.m., 1310 Longworth.

April 12, Full Committee, hearing entitled ``Examining the Role of Shared Employees in the House'', 11 a.m., 1310 Longworth.

Committee on the Judiciary, April 11, Full Committee, markup on H.R. 5283, to make technical amendments to update statutory references to certain provisions classified to title 7, title 20, and title 43, United States Code; H.R. 5293, to make technical amendments to update statutory references to certain provisions that were formerly classified to title 50, Appendix, United States Code; H.R. 5335, to make technical amendments to update statutory references to provisions reclassified to title 34, United States Code; H.R. 5344, to make technical amendments to update statutory references to certain provisions which were formerly classified to chapters 14 and 19 of title 25, United States Code; legislation to make technical amendments to update statutory references to certain provisions classified to the United States Code; and legislation on the Music Modernization Act, 10 a.m., 2141 Rayburn.

April 12, Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform, Commercial and Antitrust Law, hearing on legislation on the Permitting Litigation Efficiency Act of 2018; and H.R. 4423, the ``North Texas Water Supply Security Act of 2017'', 10 a.m., 2141 Rayburn.

Committee on Natural Resources, April 11, Full Committee, markup on H.R. 3144, to provide for operations of the Federal Columbia River Power System pursuant to a certain operation plan for a specified period of time, and for other purposes; H.R. 3392, the ``Lake Bistineau Land Title Stability Act''; H.R. 3997, the ``Free Veterans from Fees Act''; H.R. 4257, the ``Advancing Conservation and Education Act''; and H.R. 5005, to direct the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a special resource study to determine the suitability and feasibility of establishing the birthplace of James Weldon Johnson in Jacksonville, Florida, as a unit of the National Park System, 10:15 a.m., 1324 Longworth.

April 11, Subcommittee on Federal Lands, hearing on H.R. 1037, to authorize the National Emergency Medical Services Memorial Foundation to establish a commemorative work in the District of Columbia and its environs, and for other purposes; H.R. 1791, the ``Mountains to Sound Greenway National Heritage Act''; H.R. 2991, the ``Susquehanna National Heritage Area Act''; and H.R. 3045, the ``Eastern Legacy Extension Act'', 2 p.m., 1324 Longworth.

April 12, Subcommittee on Water, Power and Oceans, hearing entitled ``Examining the Proposed Fiscal Year 2019 Spending, Priorities and Missions of the Bureau of Reclamation, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and the Four Power Marketing Administrations'', 2 p.m., 1324 Longworth.

April 12, Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources, hearing entitled ``The Benefits of the Navajo Generation Station on Local Economies'', 10 a.m., 1324 Longworth.

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April 12, Subcommittee on Government Operations; and Subcommittee on Intergovernmental Affairs, joint hearing entitled ``Improper Payments in State-Administered Programs: Medicaid'', 10 a.m., 2154 Rayburn.

Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, April 11, Subcommittee on Healthcare, Benefits and Administrative Rules, hearing entitled ``Local Responses and Resources to Curtail the Opioid Epidemic'', 10 a.m., 2154 Rayburn.

April 12, Subcommittee on Government Operations; and Subcommittee on Intergovernmental Affairs, joint hearing entitled ``Improper Payments in State-Administered Programs: Medicaid'', 10 a.m., 2154 Rayburn.

April 12, Subcommittee on National Security, hearing entitled ``A `Caravan' of Illegal Immigrants: A Test of U.S. Borders'', 2 p.m., 2154 Rayburn.

Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, April 11, Subcommittee on Oversight; and Subcommittee on Research and Technology, joint hearing entitled ``Scholars or Spies: Foreign Plots Targeting America's Research and Development'', 10 a.m., 2318 Rayburn.

Committee on Small Business, April 11, Full Committee, hearing entitled ``The State of Trade for America's Small Businesses'', 11 a.m., 2360 Rayburn.

April 12, Subcommittee on Investigations, Oversight, and Regulations, hearing entitled ``Community Support: Entrepreneurial Development and Beyond'', 11 a.m., 2360 Rayburn.

Committee on Veterans' Affairs, April 11, Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs, markup on H.R. 4335, to amend title 38, United States Code, to provide for headstones and markers for, and interment in national cemeteries of, deceased spouses and dependent children of members of the Armed Forces serving on active duty, and for other purposes; H.R. 4910, to amend title 38, United States Code, to provide outer burial receptacles for remains buried in National Parks, and for other purposes; and H.R. 4958, to increase, effective as of December 1, 2018, 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, 10:30 a.m., 334 Cannon.

April 11, Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity, markup on H.R. 1206, to amend title 38, United States Code, to include the cost of applying to an institution of higher learning as part of the benefits provided under the Post-9/11 Educational Assistance Program; H.R. 3023, to amend title 38, United States Code, to eliminate the authority of the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to pay reporting fees to educational institutions; H.R. 3940, to amend title 38, United States Code, to provide for housing stipends and supply fee payments under the Post-9/11 Educational Assistance Program for individuals affected by extended school closures due to natural disasters; H.R. 4451, to amend title 38, United States Code, to provide for a five-year extension to the homeless veterans reintegration programs and to provide clarification regarding eligibility for services under such programs; H.R. 4830, to amend title 38, United States Code, to provide for the disapproval of any course of education for purposes of the educational assistance programs of the Department of Veterans Affairs unless the educational institution providing the course permits individuals to attend or participate in courses pending payment by Department, and for other purposes; H.R. 4835, to extend the pilot program on off-base transition training for veterans and spouses; and H.R. 5044, to amend title 38, United States Code, to clarify the treatment of certain surviving spouses under the contracting goals and preferences of the Department of Veterans Affairs, 2 p.m., 334 Cannon.

Committee on Ways and Means, April 12, Full Committee, hearing entitled ``Hearing on the Effects of Tariff Increases on the U.S. Economy and Jobs'', 10 a.m., 1100 Longworth.

April 12, Subcommittee on Human Resources, hearing entitled ``Jobs and Opportunity: Local Perspectives on the Jobs Gap'', 2 p.m., 1100 Longworth.

Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, April 12, Subcommittee on Department of Defense Intelligence and Overhead Architecture, hearing entitled ``Fiscal Year 2019 Budget Hearing'', 9 a.m., HVC–304. This hearing will be closed.

Joint Meetings

Joint Economic Committee: April 11, to hold hearings to examine unleashing America's economic potential, 2 p.m., SH–216.

Joint Hearing: April 10, Senate Committee on the Judiciary, to hold a joint hearing with the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation to examine Facebook, Social Media Privacy, and the use and abuse of data, 2:15 p.m., SH–216. April 9, 2018* These figures include all measures reported, even if there was no accompanying report. A total of 21 written reports have been filed in the Senate, 136 reports have been filed in the House.

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Résumé of Congressional Activity

SECOND 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 through March 31, 2018

SenateHouseTotal

Days in session

5146
. .

Time in session

300 hrs., 9184 hrs., 28
. .

Congressional Record:

Pages of proceedings

1,9873,053
. .

Extensions of Remarks

. .385
. .

Public bills enacted into law

1148
59

Private bills enacted into law

. .1
1

Bills in conference

. .. .
. .

Measures passed, total

115159
274

Senate bills

2512
. .

House bills

39105
. .

Senate joint resolutions

1. .
. .

House joint resolutions

. .. .
. .

Senate concurrent resolutions

21
. .

House concurrent resolutions

88
. .

Simple resolutions

4033
. .

Measures reported, total

* 63133
196

Senate bills

313
. .

House bills

25112
. .

Senate joint resolutions

. .. .
. .

House joint resolutions

. .. .
. .

Senate concurrent resolutions

. .. .
. .

House concurrent resolutions

. .. .
. .

Simple resolutions

718
. .

Special reports

23
. .

Conference reports

. .. .
. .

Measures pending on calendar

20750
. .

Measures introduced, total

451849
1,300

Bills

356688
. .

Joint resolutions

67
. .

Concurrent resolutions

419
. .

Simple resolutions

85135
. .

Quorum calls

12
. .

Yea-and-nay votes

6396
. .

Recorded votes

. .31
. .

Bills vetoed

. .. .
. .

Vetoes overridden

. .. .
. .

    DISPOSITION OF EXECUTIVE NOMINATIONS

January 3 through March 31, 2018

Civilian nominations, totaling 346 (including 146 nominations carried over from the First Session), disposed of as follows:

Confirmed

99

Unconfirmed

151

Withdrawn

6

Returned to White House

90

Other Civilian nominations, totaling 719 (including 2 nominations carried over from the First Session), disposed of as follows:

Confirmed

309

Unconfirmed

401

Returned to White House

9

Air Force nominations, totaling 1,362 (including 76 nominations carried over from the First Session), disposed of as follows:

Confirmed

1,260

Unconfirmed

100

Returned to White House

2

Army nominations, totaling 2,857 (including 12 nominations carried over from the First Session), disposed of as follows:

Confirmed

2,744

Unconfirmed

113

Navy nominations, totaling 140 (including 11 nominations carried over from the First Session), disposed of as follows:

Confirmed

73

Unconfirmed

66

Returned to White House

1

Marine Corps nominations, totaling 1,312, disposed of as follows:

Confirmed

1,168

Unconfirmed

144

Summary

Total nominations carried over from the First Session

247

Total nominations received this Session

6,489

Total confirmed

5,653

Total unconfirmed

975

Total withdrawn

6

Total returned to the White House

102
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Next Meeting of the
SENATE

10 a.m., Tuesday, April 10

Senate Chamber

Program for Tuesday: Senate will continue consideration of the nomination of Claria Horn Boom, to be United States District Judge for the Eastern and Western Districts of Kentucky, post-cloture, and vote on confirmation of the nomination at 12:10 p.m.

At 2:15 p.m., Senate will vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the nomination of John F. Ring, of the District of Columbia, to be a Member of the National Labor Relations Board.

(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

12 p.m., Tuesday, April 10

House Chamber

Program for Tuesday: To be announced.











Extensions of Remarks, as inserted in this issue








HOUSE


Evans, Dwigt, Pa., E405

Keating, William R., Mass., E405, E406

Paulsen, Erik, Minn., E405

Visclosky, Peter J., Ind., E405

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