Daily Digest

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Daily Digest

Senate

Chamber Action

Routine Proceedings, pages S3863–S3928

Measures Introduced: Seven bills and one resolution were introduced, as follows: S. 3058–3064, and S. Res. 546.
Page S3906

Measures Reported:

Special Report entitled ``Further Revised Allocation to Subcommittees of Budget Totals for Fiscal Year 2019''. (S. Rept. No. 115–273)
Page S3906

Measures Considered:

National Defense Authorization Act--Agreement: Senate continued consideration of H.R. 5515, to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2019 for military activities of the Department of Defense, for military construction, and for defense activities of the Department of Energy, to prescribe military personnel strengths for such fiscal year, taking action on the following amendments proposed thereto:
Pages S3866–99

Pending:

Inhofe/McCain Modified Amendment No. 2282, in the nature of a substitute.
Page S3866

McConnell (for Toomey) Amendment No. 2700 (to Amendment No. 2282), to require congressional review of certain regulations issued by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States.
Page S3866

Reed/Warren Amendment No. 2756 (to Amendment No. 2700), to require the authorization of appropriation of amounts for the development of new or modified nuclear weapons.
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Lee Amendment No. 2366 (to the language proposed to be stricken by Amendment No. 2282), to clarify that an authorization to use military force, a declaration of war, or any similar authority does not authorize the detention without charge or trial of a citizen or lawful permanent resident of the United States. (By 30 yeas to 68 nays (Vote No. 122), Senate earlier failed to table the amendment.)
Pages S3866, S3881–86, S3887

Reed Amendment No. 2842 (to Amendment No. 2366), to require the authorization of appropriation of amounts for the development of new or modified nuclear weapons. (By 47 yeas to 51 nays (Vote No. 121), Senate earlier failed to table the amendment.)
Pages S3866, S3878–81, S3886–87

A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing for further consideration of the bill at approximately 9:30 a.m., on Thursday, June 14, 2018; with the time until the vote on the motion to invoke cloture on McConnell (for Toomey) Amendment No. 2700 (to Amendment No. 2282) (listed above) equally divided between the two managers or their designees.
Page S3925


Messages from the House:
Page S3904


Measures Referred:
Pages S3904–05


Measures Placed on the Calendar:
Pages S3864, S3905


Executive Communications:
Pages S3905–06


Petitions and Memorials:
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Executive Reports of Committees:
Page S3906


Additional Cosponsors:
Pages S3906–08


Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:
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Additional Statements:
Pages S3903–04


Amendments Submitted:
Pages S3909–24


Authorities for Committees to Meet:
Pages S3924–25


Privileges of the Floor:
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Record Votes: Two record votes were taken today. (Total--122)
Pages S3886–87 S3887


Adjournment: Senate convened at 9:30 a.m. and adjourned at 6:39 p.m., until 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, June 14, 2018. (For Senate's program, see the remarks of the Acting Majority Leader in today's Record on page S3925.)

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Committee Meetings

(Committees not listed did not meet)

BUSINESS MEETING

Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry: Committee ordered favorably reported S. 3042, to provide for the reform and continuation of agricultural and other programs of the Department of Agriculture through fiscal year 2023, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute.

NTIA OVERSIGHT

Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation: Committee concluded an oversight hearing to examine the National Telecommunications and Information Administration, after receiving testimony from David J. Redl, Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information, National Telecommunications and Information Administration, Department of Commerce.

WATER AND POWER LEGISLATION

Committee on Energy and Natural Resources: Subcommittee on Water and Power concluded a hearing to examine S. 3001, to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to convey certain land and facilities of the Central Valley Project, H.R. 132, to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to convey certain land and appurtenances of the Arbuckle Project, Oklahoma, to the Arbuckle Master Conservancy District, and H.R. 1967, to amend the Reclamation Project Act of 1939 to authorize pumped storage hydropower development utilizing multiple Bureau of Reclamation reservoirs, after receiving testimony from Timothy R. Petty, Assistant Secretary of the Interior for Water and Science.

INNOVATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE

Committee on Environment and Public Works: Committee concluded a hearing to examine innovation and America's infrastructure, focusing on the effects of emerging autonomous technologies on America's roads and bridges, after receiving testimony from William T. Panos, Wyoming Department of Transportation Director, Cheyenne, on behalf of the Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials; Shailen P. Bhatt, Intelligent Transportation Society of America, and Shaun Kildare, Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety, both of Washington, D.C.; Zachary Doerzaph, Virginia Tech Transportation Institute Center for Advanced Automotive Research, Blacksburg; and Polly Trottenberg, New York City Department of Transportation, New York, New York.

ARMY CORPS' REGULATION OF SURPLUS WATER

Committee on Environment and Public Works: Subcommittee on Superfund, Waste Management, and Regulatory Oversight concluded an oversight hearing to examine the Army Corps' regulation of surplus water and the role of states' rights, after receiving testimony from Stephen P. Mulligan, Legislative Attorney, Congressional Research Service, Library of Congress; Steven Pirner, South Dakota Department of Environment and Natural Resources Secretary, Pierre; and Ward J. Scott, Western Governors' Association, Denver, Colorado.

NOMINATIONS

Committee on Foreign Relations: Committee concluded a hearing to examine the nominations of Kimberly Breier, of Virginia, to be an Assistant Secretary (Western Hemisphere Affairs), Kenneth S. George, of Texas, to be Ambassador to the Oriental Republic of Uruguay, who was introduced by Senator Cornyn and Representative Sessions, and Joseph N. Mondello, of New York, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, all of the Department of State, after the nominees testified and answered questions in their own behalf.

BUSINESS MEETING

Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs: Committee ordered favorably reported the following business items:

S. 2836, to assist the Department of Homeland Security in preventing emerging threats from unmanned aircraft and vehicles, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute;

S. 3041, to amend the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act to provide for disaster recovery reforms, with amendments;

S. 2948, to improve efforts to identify and reduce Government-wide improper payments;

S. 1204, to authorize the United States Postal Service to carry out emergency suspensions of post offices in accordance with certain procedures, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute;

S. 3047, to establish a narcotic drug screening technology pilot program to combat illicit opioid importation, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute;

S. 3027, to save taxpayer money and improve the efficiency and speed of intragovernmental correspondence, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute;

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S. 2374, to amend the Improper Payments Elimination and Recovery Improvement Act of 2012, including making changes to the Do Not Pay Initiative, for improved detection, prevention, and recovery of improper payments to deceased individuals, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute;

S. 3031, to amend chapter 5 of title 40, United States Code, to improve the management of Federal personal property;

S. 2397, to direct the Secretary of Homeland Security to establish a data framework to provide access for appropriate personnel to law enforcement and other information of the Department, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute;

S. 2896, to require disclosure by lobbyists of convictions for bribery, extortion, embezzlement, illegal kickbacks, tax evasion, fraud, conflicts of interest, making false statements, perjury, or money laundering;

S. 2276, to require agencies to submit reports on outstanding recommendations in the annual budget justification submitted to Congress, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute;

S. 2549, to designate the United States Postal Service located at 1234 Saint Johns Place in Brooklyn, New York, as the ``Major Robert Odell Owens Post Office'';

S. 2692, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 4558 Broadway in New York, New York, as the ``Stanley Michels Post Office Building'';

H.R. 4581, to require the Secretary of Homeland Security to develop best practices for utilizing advanced passenger information and passenger name record data for counterterrorism screening and vetting operations, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute;

H.R. 5079, to amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to require the Department of Homeland Security to develop an engagement strategy with fusion centers, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute;

H.R. 4567, to require a Department of Homeland Security overseas personnel enhancement plan;

H.R. 1496, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 3585 South Vermont Avenue in Los Angeles, California, as the ``Marvin Gaye 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'';

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'';

H.R. 4301, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 201 Tom Hall Street in Fort Mill, South Carolina, as the ``J. Elliott Williams Post Office Building'';

H.R. 4406, 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'';

H.R. 4463, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 6 Doyers Street in New York, New York, as the ``Mabel Lee Memorial Post Office'';

H.R. 4574, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 108 West Schick Road in Bloomingdale, Illinois, as the ``Bloomingdale Veterans Memorial Post Office Building'';

H.R. 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'';

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'';

H.R. 4722, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 111 Market Street in Saugerties, New York, as the ``Maurice D. Hinchey Post Office Building'';

H.R. 4840, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 567 East Franklin Street in Oviedo, Florida, as the ``Sergeant First Class Alwyn Crendall Cashe Post Office Building''; and

The nominations of Kelly Higashi, to be an Associate Judge of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia, and Emory A. Rounds III, of Maine, to be Director of the Office of Government Ethics.

BUSINESS MEETING

Committee on Indian Affairs: Committee ordered favorably reported H.R. 1491, to reaffirm the action of the Secretary of the Interior to take land into trust for the benefit of the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Mission Indians.

GAO HIGH RISK LIST

Committee on Indian Affairs: Committee concluded an oversight hearing to examine the Government Accountability Office high risk list, focusing on turning around vulnerable Indian programs, after receiving testimony from Frank Rusco, Director, Natural Resources and Environment, Government Accountability Office; Tony Dearman, Director, Bureau of Indian Education, and Darryl LaCounte, Acting Director, Bureau of Indian Affairs, both of the Department of the Interior; and Rear Admiral Michael D. Weahkee, Acting Director, Indian Health Service, Department of Health and Human Services.

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CONFRONTING HARASSMENT IN THE FEDERAL JUDICIARY

Committee on the Judiciary: Committee concluded a hearing to examine confronting sexual harassment and other workplace misconduct in the Federal judiciary, after receiving testimony from James C. Duff, Director, Administrative Office of the United States Courts, Judicial Conference of the United States; and Jamie A. Santos, Goodwin Procter LLP, and Jenny R. Yang, Working Ideal, both of Washington, D.C.

NOMINATION

Committee on Veterans' Affairs: Committee concluded a hearing to examine the nomination of John Lowry III, of Illinois, to be Assistant Secretary of Labor for Veterans' Employment and Training, after the nominee testified and answered questions in his own behalf.

House of Representatives

Chamber Action


Public Bills and Resolutions Introduced: 22 public bills, H.R. 6, 6080–6100; and 6 resolutions, H. Con. Res. 123; and H. Res. 936–940 were introduced.
Pages H5151–52


Additional Cosponsors:
Pages H5153–54


Reports Filed: Reports were filed today as follows:

H.R. 5804, to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for modifications in payment for certain outpatient surgical services (H. Rept. 115–752, Part 1);

H.R. 5809, to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to encourage the use of non-opioid analgesics for the management of post-surgical pain under the Medicare program, and for other purposes (H. Rept. 115–753, Part 1); and

H.R. 5861, to amend part A of title IV of the Social Security Act, and for other purposes, with an amendment (H. Rept. 115–754).
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Speaker: Read a letter from the Speaker wherein he appointed Representative Norman to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
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Recess: The House recessed at 10:58 a.m. and reconvened at 12 noon.
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Guest Chaplain: The prayer was offered by the Guest Chaplain, Rev. Dr. Daniel C. Gunn, St. Andrew's Episcopal Church and School, New Providence, New Jersey.
Page H5104


Stop the Importation and Trafficking of Synthetic Analogues Act, Transitional Housing for Recovery in Viable Environments Demonstration Program Act, and Securing the International Mail Against Opioids Act--Rule for Consideration: The House agreed to H. Res. 934, providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 2851) to amend the Controlled Substances Act to clarify how controlled substance analogues are to be regulated; providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 5735) to amend the United States Housing Act of 1937 to establish a demonstration program to set aside section 8 housing vouchers for supportive and transitional housing for individuals recovering from opioid use disorders or other substance use disorders; and providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 5788) to provide for the processing by U.S. Customs and Border Protection of certain international mail shipments and to require the provision of advance electronic information on international mail shipments of mail, by a recorded vote of 233 ayes to 175 noes, Roll No. 262, after the previous question was ordered by a yea-and-nay vote of 230 yeas to 183 nays, Roll No. 261.
Pages H5107–15


Suspensions: The House agreed to suspend the rules and pass the following measures:
Treating Barriers to Prosperity Act of 2018: H.R. 5294, to amend title 40, United States Code, to address the impact of drug abuse on economic development in Appalachia;
Pages H5115–17


Stop Illicit Drug Importation Act of 2018: H.R. 5752, amended, to amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act with respect to the importation of certain drugs;
Pages H5117–19


Curbing Realistic Exploitative Electronic Pedophilic Robots Act: H.R. 4655, to amend title 18, United States Code, to prohibit the importation or transportation of child sex dolls;
Pages H5119–21


Reauthorizing and Extending Grants for Recovery from Opioid Use Programs Act of 2018: H.R. 6029, to amend the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 to reauthorize the comprehensive opioid abuse grant program;
Pages H5121–23


Recognizing Early Childhood Trauma Related to Substance Abuse Act of 2018: H.R. 5889, to require the Secretary of Health and Human Services to disseminate information, resources, and if requested, technical assistance to early childhood care and education providers and professionals working with young children on ways to properly recognize and respond to children who may be impacted by trauma related to substance abuse;
Pages H5123–25


Assisting States' Implementation of Plans of Safe Care Act: H.R. 5890, to require the Secretary of Health and Human Services to provide assistance to States in complying with, and implementing, certain provisions of section 106 of the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act in order to promote better protections for young children and family-centered responses, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 406 yeas to 3 nays, Roll No. 263;
Pages H5125–27, H5135–36


Improving the Federal Response to Families Impacted by Substance Use Disorder Act: H.R. 5891, to establish an interagency task force to improve the Federal response to families impacted by substance abuse disorders, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 409 yeas to 8 nays, Roll No. 264;
Pages H5127–29, H5136–37


Establishing an Advisory Committee on Opioids and the Workplace to advise the Secretary of Labor on actions the Department of Labor can take to address the impact of opioid abuse on the workplace: H.R. 5892, to establish an Advisory Committee on Opioids and the Workplace to advise the Secretary of Labor on actions the Department of Labor can take to address the impact of opioid abuse on the workplace;
Pages H5129–31


Supporting Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Act: S. 1091, amended, to establish a Federal Task Force to Support Grandparents Raising Grandchildren;
Pages H5131–33

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Agreed to amend the title so as to read: ``To establish a Federal Advisory Council to Support Grandparents Raising Grandchildren''.
Page H5133


Veterans Treatment Court Improvement Act: H.R. 2147, amended, to require the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to hire additional Veterans Justice Outreach Specialists to provide treatment court services to justice-involved veterans; and
Pages H5133–35


Directing the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to increase the number of peer-to-peer counselors providing counseling for women veterans: H.R. 4635, amended, to direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to increase the number of peer-to-peer counselors providing counseling for women veterans.
Pages H5137–38


Senate Message: Message received from the Senate by the Clerk and subsequently presented to the House today and appears on page H5106.

Quorum Calls--Votes: Three yea-and-nay votes and one recorded vote developed during the proceedings of today and appear on pages H5114–15, H5115, H5135–36, H5136–37. There were no quorum calls.

Adjournment: The House met at 10 a.m. and adjourned at 6:34 p.m.

Committee Meetings

MISCELLANEOUS MEASURE

Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Defense held a markup on the FY 2019 State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations Bill. The FY 2019 State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations Bill was forwarded to the full Committee, without amendment.

MISCELLANEOUS MEASURES

Committee on Appropriations: Full Committee held a markup on the FY 2019 Defense Appropriations Bill; and the FY 2019 Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Bill. The FY 2019 Defense Appropriations Bill and the FY 2019 Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Bill were ordered reported, as amended.

DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE AVIATION SAFETY MISHAP REVIEW AND OVERSIGHT PROCESS

Committee on Armed Services: Subcommittee on Tactical Air and Land Forces held a hearing entitled ``Department of Defense Aviation Safety Mishap Review and Oversight Process''. Testimony was heard from Brigadier General David J. Francis, Commanding General, U.S. Army Combat Readiness Center and Director of Army Safety; Rear Admiral Upper Half Mark Leavitt, Commander, U.S. Naval Safety Center; and Major General John T. Rauch, Jr., Air Force Chief of Staff, Commander, U.S. Air Force Safety Center.

THE POWER OF CHARTER SCHOOLS: PROMOTING OPPORTUNITY FOR AMERICA'S STUDENTS

Committee on Education and the Workforce: Full Committee held a hearing entitled ``The Power of Charter Schools: Promoting Opportunity for America's Students''. Testimony was heard from public witnesses.

MISCELLANEOUS MEASURES

Committee on Energy and Commerce: Subcommittee on Communications and Technology held a markup on H.R. 2345, the ``National Suicide Hotline Improvement Act of 2017''; H.R. 5709, the ``PIRATE Act''; H.R. 3994, the ``ACCESS BROADBAND Act''; and H.R. 4881, the ``Precision Agriculture Connectivity Act of 2018''. H.R. 2345, H.R. 5709, H.R. 3994, and H.R. 4881 were forwarded to the full Committee, as amended.

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MISCELLANEOUS MEASURE

Committee on Energy and Commerce: Subcommittee on Digital Commerce and Consumer Protection held a markup on H.R. 6032, the ``State of Modern Application, Research, and Trends of IoT Act''. H.R. 6032 was forwarded to the full Committee, without amendment.

FINANCIAL INDUSTRY REGULATION: THE OFFICE OF THE COMPTROLLER OF THE CURRENCY

Committee on Financial Services: Full Committee held a hearing entitled ``Financial Industry Regulation: the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency''. Testimony was heard from Joseph Otting, Comptroller, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency.

ENSURING EFFECTIVENESS, FAIRNESS, AND TRANSPARENCY IN SECURITIES LAW ENFORCEMENT

Committee on Financial Services: Subcommittee on Capital Markets, Securities, and Investment held a hearing entitled ``Ensuring Effectiveness, Fairness, and Transparency in Securities Law Enforcement''. Testimony was heard from public witnesses.

THE MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA: ENSURING RESOURCES MATCH OBJECTIVES

Committee on Foreign Affairs: Subcommittee on the Middle East and North Africa held a hearing entitled ``The Middle East and North Africa: Ensuring Resources Match Objectives''. Testimony was heard from David M. Satterfield, Acting Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs, Department of State; and Hallam H. Ferguson, Senior Deputy Assistant Administrator, Bureau for the Middle East, U.S. Agency for International Development.

MISCELLANEOUS MEASURES

Committee on the Judiciary: Full Committee held a markup on H.R. 4423, the ``North Texas Water Supply Security Act of 2017''; H.R. 5954, the ``Anti-terrorism Clarification Act of 2018''; and H.R. 5904, the ``NOPEC''. H.R. 4423, H.R. 5954, and H.R. 5904 were ordered reported, as amended.

MISCELLANEOUS MEASURES

Committee on Natural Resources: Full Committee held a 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. 5787, the ``Strengthening Coastal Communities Act of 2018''; and H.R. 5874, the ``Restoring Accountability in the Indian Health Service Act of 2018''. H.R. 2365, H.R. 2606, H.R. 3744, and H.R. 5787 were ordered reported, as amended. H.R. 5874 was ordered reported, without amendment.

THE IMPACT OF CATEGORY MANAGEMENT ON THE SMALL BUSINESS INDUSTRIAL BASE

Committee on Small Business: Full Committee held a hearing entitled ``The Impact of Category Management on the Small Business Industrial Base''. Testimony was heard from public witnesses.

LEGISLATIVE MEASURES

Committee on Veterans' Affairs: Subcommittee on Health held a hearing on H.R. 2787, the ``VET MD Act''; H.R. 3696, the ``Wounded Warrior Workforce Enhancement Act''; H.R. 5521, the ``VA Hiring Enhancement Act''; H.R. 5693, the ``Long-Term Care Veterans Choice Act''; H.R. 5864, the ``VA Hospitals Establishing Leadership Performance Act''; H.R. 5974, the ``VA COST SAVINGS Enhancements Act''; H.R. 5938, the ``Veterans Serving Veterans Act of 2018''; and H.R. 6066, to amend title 38, United States Code, to improve the productivity of the management of Department of Veterans Affairs health care, and for other purposes. Testimony was heard from Representatives Hartzler, Higgins of Louisiana, Bost, Denham, González-Colón of Puerto Rico, and Wenstrup; Jessica Bonjorni, Acting Assistant Deputy Under Secretary for Health for Workforce Services, Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs; and public witnesses.

Joint Meetings

MULTIEMPLOYER PENSION PLANS

Joint Select Committee on Solvency of Multiemployer Pension Plans: Committee concluded a hearing to examine employer perspectives on multiemployer pension plans, after receiving testimony from Christopher Langan, United Parcel Service, Inc., Atlanta, Georgia; Aliya Wong, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Washington, D.C.; Mary Moorkamp, Schnuck Markets, Inc., St. Louis, Missouri; and Burke Blackman, Egger Steel Company, Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR THURSDAY,

JUNE 14, 2018

(Committee meetings are open unless otherwise indicated)

Senate
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Committee on Appropriations: business meeting to mark up an original bill making appropriations for the Department of the Interior, Environmental Protection Agency, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2019, an original bill making appropriations for the Department of Commerce, Department of Justice, science, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2019, and an original bill making appropriations for the legislative branch for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2019, 11 a.m., SD–106.

Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs: to hold hearings to examine an update from the Comptroller of the Currency, 10 a.m., SD–538.

Committee on Foreign Relations: to hold hearings to examine the nominations of Harry B. Harris, Jr., of Florida, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Korea, Tibor Peter Nagy, Jr., of Texas, to be an Assistant Secretary (African Affairs), and David Schenker, of New Jersey, to be an Assistant Secretary (Near Eastern Affairs), all of the Department of State, 10 a.m., SD–419.

Committee on the Judiciary: business meeting to consider S. 2837, to improve the systems for identifying the diversion of controlled substances, S. 974, to promote competition in the market for drugs and biological products by facilitating the timely entry of lower-cost generic and biosimilar versions of those drugs and biological products, S. 2245, to include New Zealand in the list of foreign states whose nationals are eligible for admission into the United States as E–1 and E–2 nonimmigrants if United States nationals are treated similarly by the Government of New Zealand, and 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, 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, and Susan Llewellyn Pamerleau, to be United States Marshal for the Western District of Texas, Gadyaces S. Serralta, to be United States Marshal for the Southern District of Florida, R. Don Ladner, Jr., to be United States Marshal for the Northern District of Florida, and Charles L. Goodwin, to be United States Marshal for the District of Hawaii, all of the Department of Justice, 9:30 a.m., SD–226.

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

House

Committee on Armed Services, Subcommittee on Readiness, hearing entitled ``Navy and Air Force Depot Policy Issues and Infrastructure Concerns'', 9 a.m., 2212 Rayburn.

Committee on Energy and Commerce, Subcommittee on Digital Commerce and Consumer Protection, hearing entitled ``Understanding the Digital Advertising Ecosystem'', 10:15 a.m., 2322 Rayburn.

Subcommittee on Environment, hearing entitled ``The Chemical Facilities Anti-Terrorism Standards Program (CFATS)--A Progress Report'', 10 a.m., 2123 Rayburn.

Committee on Financial Services, Full Committee, markup on H.R. 5749, the ``Options Markets Stability Act''; H.R. 5953, the ``Building Up Independent Lives and Dreams Act''; H.R. 6035, the ``Streamlining Communications for Investors Act''; H.R. 6068, the ``Counter Terrorism and Illicit Finance Act''; H.R. 6069, the ``Fight Illicit Networks and Detect Trafficking Act'', 9:30 a.m., 2128 Rayburn.

Committee on Foreign Affairs, Full Committee, hearing entitled ``Democracy Promotion in a Challenging World'', 10 a.m., 2172 Rayburn.

Committee on Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources, hearing on legislation on the ``Enhancing State Management of Federal Lands and Waters Act'', 10 a.m., 1324 Longworth.

Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, Subcommittee on Space, hearing entitled ``NASA Cost and Schedule Overruns: Acquisition and Program Management Challenges'', 10 a.m., 2318 Rayburn.

Committee on Small Business, Subcommittee on Economic Growth, Tax, and Capital Access, hearing entitled ``Shrinking the Skills Gap: Solutions to the Small Business Workforce Shortage'', 10 a.m., 2360 Rayburn.

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Next Meeting of the
SENATE

9:30 a.m., Thursday, June 14

Senate Chamber

Program for Thursday: Senate will continue consideration of H.R. 5515, National Defense Authorization Act, and vote on the motion to invoke cloture on McConnell (for Toomey) Amendment No. 2700 (to Amendment No. 2282) at 10:30 a.m.

Next Meeting of the
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

10 a.m., Thursday, June 14

House Chamber

Program for Thursday: Consideration of H.R. 5788--Securing the International Mail Against Opioids Act of 2018 and H.R. 5735--Transitional Housing for Recovery in Viable Environments Demonstration Program Act.

Extensions of Remarks, as inserted in this issue








HOUSE


Bera, Ami, Calif., E831

Bishop, Sanford D., Jr., Ga, E834

Carbajal, Salud O., Calif., E831

Cheney, Liz, Wyo., E831

Correa, J. Luis, Calif., E832, E833, E835

Crawford, Eric A. ``Rick'', Ark., E832

DeLauro, Rosa L., Conn., E836

Estes, Ron, Kans., E833, E835

Graves, Sam, Mo., E831

Green, Al, Tex., E835

Jenkins, Evan H., W.Va., E833

Kind, Ron, Wisc., E832

Lujan Grisham, Michelle, N.M., E832

Perry, Scott, Pa., E835

Roskam, Peter J., Ill., E832

Ryan, Paul D., Wisc., E831

Sensenbrenner, F. James, Jr., Wisc., E831

Sessions, Pete, Tex., E833

Swalwell, Eric, Calif., E833

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