Daily Digest/CONGRESSIONAL PROGRAM AHEAD; Congressional Record Vol. 164, No. 83
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                      CONGRESSIONAL PROGRAM AHEAD

                  Week of May 22 through May 25, 2018

                             Senate Chamber

  On Tuesday, Senate will continue consideration of the nomination of 
Dana Baiocco, of Ohio, to be a Commissioner of the Consumer Product 
Safety Commission, post-cloture, and vote on confirmation of the 
nomination at 12 noon.
   Following disposition of the Baiocco nomination, Senate will vote on 
the motion to invoke cloture on McConnell motion to concur in the 
amendment of the House to S. 2372, Veterans Cemetery Benefit Correction 
Act.
  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: May 22, Subcommittee on Financial 
Services and General Government, to hold hearings to examine 
proposed budget estimates and justification for fiscal year 2019 for 
the Department of the Treasury, 10 a.m., SD-138.
  May 22, Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and 
Drug Administration, and Related Agencies, business meeting to 
markup an original bill entitled, ``Agriculture, Rural Development, 
Food and Drug Administration and Related Agencies Appropriations 
Act, 2019'', 10:30 a.m., SD-192.
  May 22, Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development, business 
meeting to markup an original bill entitled, ``Energy and Water 
Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2019'', 2:30 
p.m., SD-138.
  May 23, Subcommittee on Department of the Interior, Environment, 
and Related Agencies, to hold hearings to examine proposed budget 
estimates and justification for fiscal year 2019 for the Department 
of Health and Human Services, Indian Health Service, 9:30 a.m., SD-
124.
  May 23, Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related 
Agencies, to hold hearings to examine proposed budget estimates and 
justification for fiscal year 2019 for the National Aeronautics and 
Space Administration, 2:30 p.m., SD-192.
  May 24, Full Committee, business meeting to markup an original 
bill entitled, ``Energy and Water Development Appropriations Act, 
2019'', an original bill entitled, ``Agriculture, Rural Development, 
Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations 
Act, 2019'', and to consider 302(b) subcommittee allocations of 
budget outlays and new budget authority allocated to the committee 
in H. Con. Res. 71, establishing the congressional budget for the 
United States Government for fiscal year 2018 and setting forth the 
appropriate budgetary levels for fiscal years 2019 through 2027, 
10:30 a.m., SD-106.
  Committee on Armed Services: May 22, Subcommittee on SeaPower, 
closed business meeting to markup those provisions which fall under 
the subcommittee's jurisdiction of the proposed National Defense 
Authorization Act for fiscal year 2019, 9:30 a.m., SR-232A.
  May 22, Subcommittee on Readiness and Management Support, closed 
business meeting to markup those provisions which fall under the 
subcommittee's jurisdiction of the proposed National Defense 
Authorization Act for fiscal year 2019, 11 a.m., SR-232A.
  May 22, Subcommittee on Personnel, business meeting to markup 
those provisions which fall under the subcommittee's jurisdiction of 
the proposed National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 
2019, 2:30 p.m., SH-216.
  May 22, Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, closed business meeting to 
markup those provisions which fall under the subcommittee's 
jurisdiction of the proposed National Defense Authorization Act for 
fiscal year 2019, 3:30 p.m., SR-232A.
  May 22, Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities, closed 
business meeting to markup those provisions which fall under the 
subcommittee's jurisdiction of the proposed National Defense 
Authorization Act for fiscal year 2019, 4:30 p.m., SR-232A.
  May 22, Subcommittee on Strategic Forces, closed business meeting 
to markup those provisions which fall under the subcommittee's 
jurisdiction of the proposed National Defense Authorization Act for 
fiscal year 2019, 5:15 p.m., SR-232A.
  May 23, Full Committee, closed business meeting to markup the 
proposed National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2019, 
9:30 a.m., SR-222.
  May 24, Full Committee, closed business meeting to continue to 
markup the proposed National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal 
year 2019, 9:30 a.m., SR-222.
  May 25, Full Committee, closed business meeting to continue to 
markup the proposed National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal 
year 2019, 9:30 a.m., SR-222.
  Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs: May 22, business 
meeting to consider S. 2098, to modernize and strengthen the 
Committee on Foreign Investment in

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the United States to more effectively guard against the risk to the 
national security of the United States posed by certain types of 
foreign investment, 10 a.m., SD-538.
  May 23, Full Committee, to hold hearings to examine the status of 
the housing finance system, 10 a.m., SD-538.
  May 24, Full Committee, to hold hearings to examine cybersecurity, 
focusing on risks to the financial services industry and its 
preparedness, 10 a.m., SD-538.
  Committee on the Budget: May 23, to hold hearings to examine the 
Government Accountability Office's annual report on additional 
opportunities to reduce fragmentation, overlap, and duplication in 
the Federal government, 10:30 a.m., SD-608.
  Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation: May 22, 
business meeting to consider S. 2848, to improve Department of 
Transportation controlled substances and alcohol testing, S. 2842, 
to prohibit the marketing of bogus opioid treatment programs or 
products, S. 2844, to require the Surface Transportation Board to 
implement certain recommendations of the Inspector General of the 
Department of Transportation, S. 2764, to amend and enhance the High 
Seas Driftnet Fishing Moratorium Protection Act to improve the 
conservation of sharks, S. 2418, to direct the Federal 
Communications Commission to promulgate regulations that establish a 
national standard for determining whether mobile and broadband 
services available in rural areas are reasonably comparable to those 
services provided in urban areas, the nominations of Joseph Ryan 
Gruters, of Florida, to be a Director of the Amtrak Board of 
Directors, Jennifer L. Homendy, of Virginia, to be a Member of the 
National Transportation Safety Board, and routine lists in the Coast 
Guard, 10 a.m., SD-106.
  Committee on Environment and Public Works: May 22, business 
meeting to consider S. 2800, to provide for the conservation and 
development of water and related resources, to authorize the 
Secretary of the Army to construct various projects for improvements 
to rivers and harbors of the United States, 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, S. 2734, to designate the Federal building and United 
States courthouse located at 1300 Victoria Street in Laredo, Texas, 
as the ``George P. Kazen Federal Building and United States 
Courthouse'', S. 2377, to designate the Federal building and United 
States courthouse located at 200 West 2nd Street in Dayton, Ohio, as 
the ``Walter H. Rice Federal Building and United States 
Courthouse'', the nomination of John L. Ryder, to be a Member of the 
Board of Directors of the Tennessee Valley Authority, and 3 General 
Services Administration resolutions, 10 a.m., SD-406.
  Committee on Finance: May 24, to hold hearings to examine rural 
health care in America, focusing on challenges and opportunities, 9 
a.m., SD-215.
  Committee on Foreign Relations: May 22, business meeting to 
consider S. 2269, to reauthorize the Global Food Security Act of 
2016 for 5 additional years, S. Res. 386, urging the Government of 
the Democratic Republic of the Congo to fulfill its agreement to 
hold credible elections, comply with constitutional limits on 
presidential terms, and fulfill its constitutional mandate for a 
democratic transition of power by taking concrete and measurable 
steps towards holding elections not later than December 2018 as 
outlined in the existing election calendar, and allowing for freedom 
of expression and association, S.J. Res. 58, to require 
certifications regarding actions by Saudi Arabia in Yemen, and the 
Marrakesh Treaty to Facilitate Access to Published Works for Persons 
Who Are Blind, Visually Impaired, or Otherwise Print Disabled, done 
at Marrakesh on June 27, 2013 (Marrakesh Treaty) (Treaty Doc.114-
06), 2:15 p.m., S-116, Capitol.
  May 24, Full Committee, to hold hearings to examine the 
President's proposed budget request for fiscal year 2019 for the 
Department of State, 10 a.m., SD-419.
  Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions: May 22, to 
hold hearings to examine the healthcare workforce, focusing on 
addressing shortages and improving care, 10 a.m., SD-430.
  May 23, Full Committee, business meeting to consider S. 2852, to 
reauthorize certain programs under the Pandemic and All-Hazards 
Preparedness Reauthorization Act, 10 a.m., SD-430.
  Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs: May 23, 
to hold hearings to examine the nominations of Emory A. Rounds III, 
of Maine, to be Director of the Office of Government Ethics, Kelly 
Higashi, to be an Associate Judge of the Superior Court of the 
District of Columbia, and Frederick M. Nutt, of Virginia, to be 
Controller, Office of Federal Financial Management, Office of 
Management and Budget, 2:30 p.m., SD-342.
  Committee on the Judiciary: May 23, to hold hearings to examine 
the nominations of Britt Cagle Grant, of Georgia, to be United 
States Circuit Judge for the Eleventh Circuit, Allen Cothrel Winsor, 
to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of 
Florida, Patrick R. Wyrick, to be United States District Judge for 
the Western District of Oklahoma, and Edward W. Felten, of New 
Jersey, and Jane Nitze, of the District of Columbia, both to be a 
Member of the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board, 10 a.m., 
SD-226.
  May 23, Subcommittee on Border Security and Immigration, to hold 
hearings to examine the Trafficking Victims Protection 
Reauthorization Act and exploited loopholes affecting unaccompanied 
alien children, 2:30 p.m., SD-226.
  May 24, Full Committee, business meeting to consider S. 2645, to 
establish a demonstration program under which the Drug Enforcement 
Administration provides grants to certain States to enable those 
States to increase participation in drug take-back programs, S. 
2535, to amend the Controlled Substances Act to strengthen Drug 
Enforcement Administration discretion in setting opioid quotas, S. 
2789, to prevent substance abuse and reduce demand for illicit 
narcotics, S. 207, to amend the Controlled Substances Act relating 
to controlled substance analogues, S. 2838, to amend the Controlled 
Substances Act to require the Drug Enforcement Administration to 
report certain information on distribution of opioids, S.

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2837, to improve the systems for identifying the diversion of 
controlled substances, and the nominations of Andrew S. Oldham, of 
Texas, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Fifth Circuit, Alan 
D. Albright, to be United States District Judge for the Western 
District of Texas, Thomas S. Kleeh, to be United States District 
Judge for the Northern District of West Virginia, Peter J. Phipps, 
to be United States District Judge for the Western District of 
Pennsylvania, Michael J. Truncale, J. Campbell Barker, and Jeremy D. 
Kernodle, each to be a United States District Judge for the Eastern 
District of Texas, Wendy Vitter, to be United States District Judge 
for the Eastern District of Louisiana, Ryan Wesley Bounds, of 
Oregon, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Ninth Circuit, 
Susan Brnovich, to be United States District Judge for the District 
of Arizona, Chad F. Kenney, to be United States District Judge for 
the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, Maureen K. Ohlhausen, of 
Virginia, to be Judge of the United States Court of Federal Claims, 
and Erica H. MacDonald, to be United States Attorney for the 
District of Minnesota, and Scott Patrick Illing, to be United States 
Marshal for the Eastern District of Louisiana, both of the 
Department of Justice, 10 a.m., SD-226.
  Select Committee on Intelligence: May 22, closed business meeting 
to consider pending intelligence matters; to be immediately followed 
by a closed briefing regarding certain intelligence matters, 2:30 
p.m., SH-219.
  May 24, Full Committee, to receive a closed briefing regarding 
certain intelligence matters, 2 p.m., SH-219.
  Special Committee on Aging: May 23, to hold hearings to examine 
preventing and treating opioid misuse among older Americans, 2:30 
p.m., SD-562.


                            House Committees

  Committee on Appropriations, May 23, Full Committee, markup on FY 
2019 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related 
Agencies Appropriations Bill, 10 a.m., 2118 Rayburn.
  May 24, Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government, 
markup on FY 2019 Financial Services and General Government 
Appropriations Bill, 10 a.m., 2362-B Rayburn.
  Committee on Education and the Workforce, May 23, Subcommittee on 
Workforce Protections, hearing entitled ``Regulatory Reform: 
Unleashing Economic Opportunity for Workers and Employers'', 10 
a.m., 2175 Rayburn.
  Committee on Energy and Commerce, May 23, Subcommittee on 
Oversight and Investigations, hearing entitled ``Examining the 
Olympic Community's Ability to Protect Athletes from Sexual Abuse'', 
10 a.m., 2123 Rayburn.
  May 23, Subcommittee on Health, hearing entitled ``Reauthorization 
of the Children's Hospital Graduate Medical Education Program'', 1 
p.m., 2322 Rayburn.
  Committee on Financial Services, May 23, Subcommittee on Capital 
Markets, Securities, and Investment, hearing entitled ``Legislative 
Proposals to Help Fuel Capital and Growth on Main Street'', 10 a.m., 
2128 Rayburn.
  May 23, Subcommittee on Housing and Insurance, hearing entitled 
``The Impact of Autonomous Vehicles on the Future of Insurance'', 2 
p.m., 2128 Rayburn.
  Committee on Foreign Affairs, May 23, Full Committee, hearing 
entitled ``Strengthening American Diplomacy: Reviewing the State 
Department's Budget, Operations, and Policy Priorities'', 9 a.m., 
2172 Rayburn.
  May 23, Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific, hearing entitled 
``Asia's Diplomatic and Security Structure: Planning U.S. 
Engagement'', 2 p.m., 2200 Rayburn.
  May 23, Subcommittee on Europe, Eurasia, and Emerging Threats, 
hearing entitled ``Chinese Investment and Influence in Europe'', 2 
p.m., 2255 Rayburn.
  May 23, Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere, hearing entitled 
``Combatting Transnational Criminal Threats in the Western 
Hemisphere'', 2 p.m., 2172 Rayburn.
  Committee on Homeland Security, May 23, Full Committee, hearing 
entitled ``ISIS-Post Caliphate: Threat Implications for America and 
the West'', 10 a.m., HVC-210.
  Committee on Natural Resources, May 23, Full Committee, markup on 
H.R. 2365, the ``Desert Community Lands Act''; H.R. 2606, the 
``Stigler Act Amendments of 2017''; H.R. 3744, the ``Tribal 
Recognition Act of 2017''; H.R. 4528, to make technical amendments 
to certain marine fish conservation statutes, and for other 
purposes; H.R. 5787, the ``Strengthening Coastal Communities Act of 
2018''; and H.R. 5874, the ``Restoring Accountability in the Indian 
Health Service Act of 2018'', 10:15 a.m., 1324 Longworth.
  Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, May 23, Subcommittee 
on Information Technology; and Subcommittee on Government 
Operations, joint hearing entitled ``The Federal Information 
Technology Acquisition Reform
  May 23, Full Committee, markup on H. Res. 877, a resolution of 
inquiry directing the Secretary of Commerce to provide certain 
documents in the Secretary's possession to the House of 
Representatives relating to the decision to include a question on 
citizenship in the 2020 decennial census of population; legislation 
to codify provisions relating to the Office of National Drug Control 
Policy, and for other purposes; H.R. 5415, the ``GAO-IG Act''; 
legislation on the Border Patrol Agent Pay Reform Amendments Act of 
2018; H.R. 2648, the ``Veterans Transition Improvement Act''; H.R. 
5321, the ``Too Long; Didn't Read Act of 2018''; H.R. 4407, the 
``Corporal Jeffery Allen Williams Post Office Building''; H.R. 4946, 
to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service 
located at 1075 North Tustin Street in Orange, California, as the 
``Specialist Trevor A. Win'E Post Office''; H.R. 5205, to designate 
the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 701 6th 
Street in Hawthorne, Nevada, as the ``Sergeant Kenneth Eric Bostic 
Post Office''; H.R. 5238, to designate the facility of the United 
States Postal Service located at 1234 Saint Johns Place in Brooklyn, 
New York, as the ``Major Robert Odell Owens Post Office''; H.R. 
5349, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service 
located at 1320 Autumn Avenue in Memphis, Tennessee, as the

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``Judge Russell B. Sugarmon Post Office Building''; H.R. 5412, to 
designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located 
at 25 2nd Avenue in Brentwood, New York, as the ``Army Specialist 
Jose L. Ruiz Post Office Building''; H.R. 5504, to designate the 
facility of the United States Postal Service located at 4801 West 
Van Giesen Street in West Richland, Washington, as the ``Sergeant 
Dietrich Schmieman Post Office Building''; H.R. 5737, to designate 
the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 108 West 
D Street in Alpha, Illinois, as the ``Captain Joshua E. Steele Post 
Office''; and H.R. 5784, to designate the facility of the United 
States Postal Service located at 2650 North Doctor Martin Luther 
King Drive in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, as the ``Vel R. Phillips Post 
Office Building'', 2:30 p.m., 2154 Rayburn.
  May 24, Subcommittee on Government Operations, hearing entitled 
``Union Time on the People's Dime: A Closer Look at Official Time'', 
10 a.m., 2154 Rayburn.
  Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, May 23, Full 
Committee, markup on legislation on the Department of Energy Science 
and Innovation Act of 2018; legislation on the National Innovation 
Modernization by Laboratory Empowerment Act; and legislation on the 
ARPA-E Act of 2018, 10:30 a.m., 2318 Rayburn.
  Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, May 23, Full 
Committee, hearing on H.R. 8, the ``Water Resources Development Act 
of 2018'', 10 a.m., 2167 Rayburn.
  Committee on Veterans' Affairs, May 23, Subcommittee on Economic 
Opportunity, hearing on H.R. 2409, to allow servicemembers to 
terminate their cable, satellite television, and Internet access 
service contracts while deployed; H.R. 5452, the ``Reduce 
Unemployment for Veterans of All Ages Act of 2018''; H.R. 5538, to 
amend title 38, United States Code, to provide for the inclusion of 
certain additional periods of active duty service for purposes of 
suspending charges to veterans' entitlement to educational 
assistance under the laws administered by the Secretary of Veterans 
Affairs during periods of suspended participation in vocational 
rehabilitation programs; H.R. 5644, the ``VET OPP Act''; H.R. 5649, 
the ``Navy SEAL Chief Petty Officer William `Bill' Mulder (Ret.) 
Transition Improvement Act of 2018''; and legislation to amend the 
Servicemembers Civil Relief Act to provide for the termination by a 
spouse of a lessee of certain leases when the lessee dies while in 
military service, 10 a.m., 334 Cannon.
  Committee on Ways and Means, May 23, Subcommittee on Tax Policy, 
hearing entitled ``Tax Reform and Small Businesses: Growing Our 
Economy and Creating Jobs'', 10 a.m., 1100 Longworth.
  May 23, Full Committee, markup on H.R. 5861, the ``Jobs and 
Opportunity with Benefits and Services for Success Act'', 2 p.m., 
1100 Longworth.


                             Joint Meetings

  Joint Economic Committee: May 22, to hold hearings to examine 
breaking through the regulatory barrier, focusing on what red tape 
means for the innovation economy, 2:30 p.m., 1100, Longworth 
Building.