Daily Digest

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Daily Digest

Senate

Chamber Action

Routine Proceedings, pages S4313–S4352

Measures Introduced: Eighteen bills were introduced, as follows: S. 3102–3119.
Pages S4343–44

Measures Reported:

S. 3107, making appropriations for financial services and general government for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2019. (S. Rept. No. 115–281)

S. 3108, making appropriations for the Department of State, foreign operations, and related programs for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2019. (S. Rept. No. 115–282)

S. 3109, making appropriations for the Department of Homeland Security for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2019. (S. Rept. No. 115–283)

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, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute.
Page S4343

Measures Passed:

National GI Bill Commemoration Week: Committee on Veterans' Affairs was discharged from further consideration of S. Res. 551, expressing support for the designation of the week of June 18 through June 22, 2018, as National GI Bill Commemoration Week, and the resolution was then agreed to.
Page S4351

Measures Considered:

Energy and Water, Legislative Branch, and Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Act--Agreement: Senate continued consideration of H.R. 5895, making appropriations for energy and water development and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2019, taking action on the following amendments and motions proposed thereto:
Pages S4313–36

Adopted:

By a unanimous vote of 96 yeas (Vote No. 137), Alexander (for Bennet) Amendment No. 2983 (to Amendment No. 2910), to increase employment for members of the Armed Forces in emerging industries.
Pages S4325–28

McConnell (for Alexander) Amendment No. 2915 (to Amendment No. 2910), to make a technical correction.
Page S4333

McConnell (for Hatch) Amendment No. 2986 (to Amendment No. 2910), to clarify coal to carbon fiber research and development expenditures.
Page S4333

McConnell (for Heller) Amendment No. 3048 (to Amendment No. 2910), to reauthorize Colorado River System pilot projects.
Page S4333

McConnell (for Rubio) Amendment No. 2999 (to Amendment No. 2910), to prohibit the use of funds for certain releases or discharges of water from Lake Okeechobee to the Caloosahatchee Estuary or the Indian River Lagoon.
Page S4333

McConnell (for Perdue/Isakson) Amendment No. 3054 (to Amendment No. 2978), to ensure the use of certain funds for projects relating to deep-draft navigation.
Page S4333

McConnell (for Thune) Amendment No. 2978 (to Amendment No. 2910), to provide funding for water infrastructure projects.
Page S4333

McConnell (for Murkowski) Amendment No. 3059 (to Amendment No. 2910), to include certain provisions relating to Federal Energy Regulatory Commission hydroelectric projects.
Page S4333

McConnell (for Heinrich/Gardner) Amendment No. 2980 (to Amendment No. 2910), to clarify certain cost-sharing requirements applicable to awards from the Energy Technology Commercialization Fund.
Page S4333

McConnell (for Warner/Portman) Amendment No. 2996 (to Amendment No. 2910), to provide that funds made available for the Office of the Inspector General of the Department of Energy shall be used to fully meet certain data transparency requirements.
Page S4334

McConnell (for Hatch) Amendment No. 3042 (to Amendment No. 2910), to include a provision relating to transfers from the Upper Colorado River Basin Fund.
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McConnell (for Tester/Daines) Amendment No. 2961 (to Amendment No. 2910), to extend the authorization for the Fort Peck Rural Water System.
Page S4334

McConnell (for Sanders/Nelson) Amendment No. 2963 (to Amendment No. 2910), to set aside funds for the Regional Test Centers for Solar Technologies of the Department of Energy.
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McConnell (for Brown) Amendment No. 2997 (to Amendment No. 2910), to support the development and deployment of high-efficiency linear generator power plant technology.
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McConnell (for Whitehouse) Amendment No. 2939 (to Amendment No. 2910), to require a report on Corps of Engineers activities relating to inland and coastal projects.
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McConnell (for Kennedy) Amendment No. 3068 (to Amendment No. 2910), to express the sense of the Senate that certain Corps of Engineers projects should receive consideration for additional funding.
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McConnell (for Hyde-Smith) Amendment No. 2953 (to Amendment No. 2910), to provide adequate funds for the Surplus Books Program of the Library of Congress.
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McConnell (for Coons/Murkowski) Amendment No. 3053 (to Amendment No. 2910), to provide funds to reduce or eliminate the use of plastic straws in facilities under the care of the Architect of the Capitol.
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McConnell (for Boozman/Daines) Amendment No. 3051 (to Amendment No. 2910), to appropriate funds for the Veterans History Project.
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McConnell (for Lee/Paul) Amendment No. 3057 (to Amendment No. 2910), to require that funds made available for the Congressional Budget Office be used to improve the transparency of scoring and the availability and replicability of models, economic assumptions, and data to Members of Congress.
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McConnell (for Heller/Tester) Amendment No. 3056 (to Amendment No. 2910), to protect programs for homeless veterans.
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McConnell (for Heller) Amendment No. 2949 (to Amendment No. 2910), to require the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to submit to Congress a report on the program of support services for caregivers of veterans of the Department of Veterans Affairs.
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McConnell (for Klobuchar/Tillis) Amendment No. 2960 (to Amendment No. 2910), to direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to establish within the Department of Veterans Affairs a center of excellence in the prevention, diagnosis, mitigation, treatment, and rehabilitation of health conditions relating to exposure to burn pits.
Pages S4334–35

McConnell (for Boozman) Amendment No. 2924 (to Amendment No. 2910), to require the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to submit to Congress a plan to avoid clinical mistakes by employees of the Department of Veterans Affairs that result in adverse events that require certain disclosures.
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McConnell (for Boozman/Schatz) Amendment No. 2925 (to Amendment No. 2910), to make a technical correction to title III of division C.
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McConnell (for Tester/Brown) Amendment No. 2934 (to Amendment No. 2910), to require the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to develop a means to track and monitor information on debts of persons to the United States by virtue of the persons' participation in a benefits program administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, including because of an overpayment by the Department of Veterans Affairs.
Page S4335

McConnell (for Cassidy/Jones) Amendment No. 3013 (to Amendment No. 2910), to require the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to publish the quality rating of each nursing home of the Department of Veterans Affairs.
Pages S4335–36

McConnell (for Cortez-Masto) Amendment No. 3050 (to Amendment No. 2910), to require the Inspector General of the Department of Veterans Affairs to conduct an investigation of all nursing homes of the Department of Veterans Affairs with an overall one-star rating as determined by the rating system of the Department.
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McConnell (for Kennedy) Amendment No. 2992 (to Amendment No. 2910), to prohibit the use of funds made available under this Act in a manner that would increase wait times for veterans who seek care at medical facilities of the Department of Veterans Affairs.
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McConnell (for Hassan/Shaheen) Amendment No. 2955 (to Amendment No. 2910), to prevent the use of funds made available by this Act to modernize or realign facilities of the Veterans Health Administration in States in which the Department does not operate a full-service medical facility unless the Secretary of Veterans Affairs certifies to Congress that such modernization or realignment will not result in a disruption or reduction of services for veterans.
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McConnell (for Nelson) Amendment No. 3032 (to Amendment No. 2910), to limit the conversion of funds for the Department of Veterans Affairs program to improve retention of housing by formerly homeless veterans and veterans at risk of becoming homeless.
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McConnell (for Rubio) Amendment No. 3066 (to Amendment No. 2910), to express the sense of Congress relating to the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan.
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McConnell (for Whitehouse) Amendment No. 2957 (to Amendment No. 2910), to require the Secretary of Energy to conduct a study on the potential for natural gas demand response across energy sectors and geographic regions.
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McConnell (for Wyden) Amendment No. 3038 (to Amendment No. 2910), to require a report on cell site simulators detected near facilities of the Department of Defense.
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Alexander Amendment No. 2911 (to Amendment No. 2910), to make a technical correction.
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Shelby Amendment No. 2910, in the nature of a substitute.
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Rejected:

McConnell (for Lee) Modified Amendment No. 3021 (to Amendment No. 2911), to terminate a rule relating to the definition of ``waters of the United States''. (By 62 yeas to 34 nays (Vote No. 138), Senate tabled the amendment.)
Pages S4329–30

A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that the motion to invoke cloture on Shelby Amendment No. 2910 (listed above), be withdrawn.
Page S4333

A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that the motion to invoke cloture on the bill, be withdrawn.
Page S4333

A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that at 5:30 p.m., on Monday, June 25, 2018, Senate vote on passage of the bill, as amended.
Page S4333

A unanimous consent agreement was reached providing that at approximately 3 p.m., on Monday, June 25, 2018, Senate resume consideration of the bill; and that the motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to consideration of H.R. 2, to provide for the reform and continuation of agricultural and other programs of the Department of Agriculture through fiscal year 2023, ripen following disposition of H.R. 5895.
Page S4351


Agriculture and Nutrition Act--Cloture: Senate began consideration of the motion to proceed to consideration of H.R. 2, to provide for the reform and continuation of agricultural and other programs of the Department of Agriculture through fiscal year 2023.
Pages S4336–37

A motion was entered to close further debate on the motion to proceed to consideration of the bill, and, in accordance with the provisions of Rule XXII of the Standing Rules of the Senate, and pursuant to the unanimous-consent agreement of Thursday, June 21, 2018, a vote on cloture will occur upon disposition of H.R. 5895, making appropriations for energy and water development and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2019.
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House Messages:

Supporting Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Act: Senate agreed to the motion to concur in the House amendments to S. 1091, to establish a Federal Advisory Council to Support Grandparents Raising Grandchildren.
Page S4351


Nomination Confirmed: Senate confirmed the following nomination:

Jean Carol Hovland, of South Dakota, to be Commissioner of the Administration for Native Americans, Department of Health and Human Services.
Pages S4337, S4352


Messages from the House:
Page S4341


Measures Referred:
Page S4341


Measures Placed on the Calendar:
Pages S4319, S4341–42


Executive Communications:
Pages S4342–43


Petitions and Memorials:
Page S4343


Executive Reports of Committees:
Page S4343


Additional Cosponsors:
Pages S4344–45


Additional Statements:
Pages S4339–41


Amendments Submitted:
Pages S4345–51


Authorities for Committees to Meet:
Page S4351


Privileges of the Floor:
Page S4351


Record Votes: Two record votes were taken today. (Total--138)
Pages S4328, S4330


Adjournment: Senate convened at 9:45 a.m. and adjourned at 5:35 p.m., until 3 p.m. on Monday, June 25, 2018. (For Senate's program, see the remarks of the Majority Leader in today's Record on page S4351.)

Committee Meetings

(Committees not listed did not meet)

BUSINESS MEETING

Committee on Appropriations: Committee ordered favorably reported the following business items:

An original bill (S. 3107) making appropriations for financial services and general government for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2019;

An original bill (S. 3108) making appropriations for the Department of State, foreign operations, and related programs for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2019; and

An original bill (S. 3109) making appropriations for the Department of Homeland Security for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2019.

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NOMINATIONS

Committee on Foreign Relations: Committee concluded a hearing to examine the nomination of Gordon D. Sondland, of Washington, to be Representative of the United States of America to the European Union, with the rank and status of Ambassador, who was introduced by Senators Tillis and Wyden, Ronald Gidwitz, of Illinois, to be Ambassador to the Kingdom of Belgium, who was introduced by Senators Gardner and Durbin, Cherith Norman Chalet, of New Jersey, to be Representative of the United States of America to the United Nations for U.N. Management and Reform, with the rank of Ambassador, and to be an Alternate Representative of the United States of America to the Sessions of the General Assembly of the United Nations, during her tenure of service as Representative of the United States of America to the United Nations for U.N. Management and Reform, and Brian A. Nichols, of Rhode Island, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Zimbabwe, all of the Department of State, after the nominees testified and answered questions in their own behalf.

BUSINESS MEETING

Committee on the Judiciary: Committee ordered favorably reported the nominations of 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.

House of Representatives

Chamber Action


Public Bills and Resolutions Introduced: 19 public bills, H.R. 6172–6190; 1 private bill, H.R. 6191; and 2 resolutions, H. Con. Res. 125; and H. Res. 956 were introduced.
Pages H5505–06


Additional Cosponsors:
Pages H5506–07


Reports Filed: Reports were filed today as follows:

H.R. 5206, to amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to establish the Office of Biometric Identity Management, and for other purposes, with an amendment (H. Rept. 115–773); and

H.R. 5207, to amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to establish the immigration advisory program, and for other purposes, with an amendment (H. Rept. 115–774).
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Recess: The House recessed at 9:29 a.m. and reconvened at 10 a.m.
Page H5368


Guest Chaplain: The prayer was offered by the Guest Chaplain, Reverend Dr. Alexander Campbell, South Carolina State Guard, Anderson, South Carolina.
Page H5368


Journal: The House agreed to the Speaker's approval of the Journal by voice vote.
Pages H5368, H5450


Recess: The House recessed at 10:18 a.m. and reconvened at 10:30 a.m.
Page H5370


Unanimous Consent Agreement: Agreed by unanimous consent that, notwithstanding House Resolution 949, during consideration of H.R. 6 pursuant to such resolution, general debate shall not exceed one hour, with 40 minutes equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Energy and Commerce and 20 minutes equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Ways and Means.
Page H5380


Securing America's Future Act of 2018: The House failed to pass H.R. 4760, to amend the immigration laws and the homeland security laws, by a recorded vote of 193 ayes to 231 noes, Roll No. 282.
Pages H5380–H5438

Rejected the Michelle Lujan Grisham (NM) motion to recommit the bill to the Committee on the Judiciary with instructions to report the same back to the House forthwith with an amendment, by a yea-and-nay vote of 191 yeas to 234 nays, Roll No. 281.
Pages H5433–38

Pursuant to the Rule, the amendments printed in H. Rept. 115–772 shall be considered as adopted.
Page H5380

H. Res. 954, the rule providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 4760) was agreed to by a recorded vote of 226 ayes to 195 noes, Roll No. 280, after the previous question was ordered by a yea-and-nay vote of 232 yeas to 190 nays, Roll No. 279.
Pages H5371–80


Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018: The House passed H.R. 2, to provide for the reform and continuation of agricultural and other programs of the Department of Agriculture through fiscal year 2023, by a yea-and-nay vote of 213 yeas to 211 nays, Roll No. 284. Consideration began May 16th.
Pages H5448–49

Pursuant to sec. 7 of H. Res. 905, proceedings resumed on the Ryan (WI) motion to reconsider the bill, which was agreed to by a recorded vote of 233 ayes to 191 noes, Roll No. 283.
Page H5448


Clerk to Correct Engrossment: Agreed by unanimous consent that in the engrossment of H.R. 2, the Clerk be authorized to correct section numbers, punctuation, and cross-references, and to make such other technical and conforming changes as may be necessary to accurately reflect the actions of the House.
Page H5450


Recess: The House recessed at 4:15 p.m. and reconvened at 6:23 p.m.
Page H5450


Border Security and Immigration Reform Act of 2018: The House considered H.R. 6136, to amend the immigration laws and provide for border security. Further proceedings were postponed.
Pages H5450–88

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H. Res. 953, the rule providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 6136) was agreed to by a recorded vote of 227 ayes to 195 noes, Roll No. 286, after the previous question was ordered by a yea-and-nay vote of 233 yeas to 191 nays, Roll No. 285.
Pages H5438–47, H5449–50


Senate Message: Message received from the Senate by the Clerk and subsequently presented to the House today and appears on page H5370.

Quorum Calls--Votes: Four yea-and-nay votes and four recorded votes developed during the proceedings of today and appear on pages H5379, H5379–80, H5437–38, H5438, H5448, H5448–49, H5449, and H5450. There were no quorum calls.

Adjournment: The House met at 9 a.m. and adjourned at 10 p.m.

Committee Meetings

MILITARY TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER: THREATS, IMPACTS, AND SOLUTIONS FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Committee on Armed Services: Full Committee held a hearing entitled ``Military Technology Transfer: Threats, Impacts, and Solutions for the Department of Defense''. Testimony was heard from Kari A. Bingen, Deputy Undersecretary of Defense for Intelligence, Department of Defense; Eric Chewning, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Manufacturing and Industrial Base Policy, Department of Defense; Michael D. Griffin, Undersecretary of Defense for Research and Engineering, Department of Defense; and Anthony M. Schinella, Office of the Director of National Intelligence; and Major General William K. Gayler, Commanding General, U.S. Army Aviation Center of Excellence, U.S. Army.

AVIATION MISHAP PREVENTION-A PROGRESS REPORT

Committee on Armed Services: Subcommittee on Readiness held a hearing entitled ``Aviation Mishap Prevention--a Progress Report''. Testimony was heard from Rear Admiral Upper Half Roy J. Kelley, Commander, Naval Air Force Atlantic, U.S. Navy; Lieutenant General Mark C. Nowland, Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations, U.S. Air Force; and Lieutenant General Steven R. Rudder, Deputy Commandant for Aviation, U.S. Marine Corps.

MISCELLANEOUS MEASURE

Committee on the Budget: Full Committee concluded a markup on the Concurrent Resolution on the Budget for Fiscal Year 2019. The Concurrent Resolution on the Budget for Fiscal Year 2019 was ordered reported, as amended.

GROWTH, OPPORTUNITY, AND CHANGE IN THE U.S. LABOR MARKET AND THE AMERICAN WORKFORCE: A REVIEW OF CURRENT DEVELOPMENTS, TRENDS, AND STATISTICS

Committee on Education and the Workforce: Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions held a hearing entitled ``Growth, Opportunity, and Change in the U.S. Labor Market and the American Workforce: A Review of Current Developments, Trends, and Statistics''. Testimony was heard from public witnesses.

MISCELLANEOUS MEASURES

Committee on Energy and Commerce: Subcommittee on Energy held a markup on H.R. 1320, the ``Nuclear Utilization of Keynote Energy Act''; H.R. 6140, the ``Advanced Nuclear Fuel Availability Act''; legislation on the Advancing U.S. Civil Nuclear Competitiveness and Jobs Act; and H.R. 6141, to require the Secretary of Energy to develop a report on a pilot program to site, construct, and operate micro-reactors at critical national security locations, and for other purposes. Legislation on Advancing U.S. Civil Nuclear Competitiveness and Job Act, H.R. 6140, and H.R. 6141 were ordered reported, without amendment. H.R. 1320 was ordered reported, as amended.

OVERSIGHT OF THE U.S. SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Committee on Financial Services: Full Committee held a hearing entitled ``Oversight of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission''. Testimony was heard from Jay Clayton, Chairman, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

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MISCELLANEOUS MEASURES

Committee on Financial Services: Full Committee held a markup on H.R. 5970, the ``Modernizing Disclosures for Investors Act''; H.R. 6130, the ``Helping Startups Continue to Grow Act''; and H.R. 6139, the ``Improving Investment Research for Small and Emerging Issuers Act''. H.R. 5970 was ordered reported, as amended. H.R. 6139 and H.R. 6130 were ordered reported, without amendment.

RUSSIAN AND CHINESE NUCLEAR ARSENALS: POSTURE, PROLIFERATION, AND THE FUTURE OF ARMS CONTROL

Committee on Foreign Affairs: Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation, and Trade held a hearing entitled ``Russian and Chinese Nuclear Arsenals: Posture, Proliferation, and the Future of Arms Control''. Testimony was heard from public witnesses.

EXAMINING THE NEED FOR NEW FEDERAL JUDGES

Committee on the Judiciary: Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet held a hearing entitled ``Examining the Need for New Federal Judges''. Testimony was heard from Lawrence F. Stengel, Committee on Judicial Resources, Judicial Conference of the United States; Roslynn Mauskopf, Chair, Subcommittee on Judicial Statistics, Judicial Conference of the United States; Dana M. Sabraw, U.S. District Judge, Southern District of California; and a public witness.

LEGISLATIVE MEASURES

Committee on Natural Resources: Subcommittee on Federal Lands held a hearing on H.R. 4599, the ``Rock Creek National Park Act of 2017''; H.R. 5148, the ``Protect Public Use of Public Lands Act''; H.R. 5149, the ``Unlocking Public Lands Act''; H.R. 5613, the ``Quindaro Townsite National Historic Landmark Act''; and H.R. 5727, the ``Emery County Public Land Management Act of 2018''. Testimony was heard from Representatives Norton, Gianforte, Yoder, Curtis, and Johnson of Utah; Chris French, Associate Deputy Chief, National Forest System, U.S. Forest Service, Department of Agriculture; Greg Chilcott, County Commissioner, Ravalli County, Montana; Brian Steed, Deputy Director, Policy and Programs, Bureau of Land Management, Department of the Interior; and public witnesses.

LEGISLATIVE MEASURES

Committee on Natural Resources: Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources held a hearing on H.R. 4644, the ``Yellowstone Gateway Protection Act''; and H.R. 5859, the ``Education and Energy Act of 2018''. Testimony was heard from Rose Pugliese, Commissioner, Mesa County, Colorado; and public witnesses.

STATE PERSPECTIVES ON REGULATING BACKGROUND OZONE

Committee on Science, Space, and Technology: Subcommittee on Environment held a hearing entitled ``State Perspectives on Regulating Background Ozone''. Testimony was heard from Timothy Franquist, Air Quality Division Director, Arizona Department of Environmental Quality; and public witnesses.

ACCELERATING AGRICULTURE: HOW FEDERAL REGULATIONS IMPACT AMERICA'S SMALL FARMERS

Committee on Small Business: Subcommittee on Agriculture, Energy, and Trade held a hearing entitled ``Accelerating Agriculture: How Federal Regulations Impact America's Small Farmers''. Testimony was heard from public witnesses.

PIPES ACT OF 2016 IMPLEMENTATION: OVERSIGHT OF PIPELINE SAFETY PROGRAMS

Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure: Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials held a hearing entitled ``PIPES Act of 2016 Implementation: Oversight of Pipeline Safety Programs''. Testimony was heard from Howard Elliott, Administrator, Pipelines and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration; and public witnesses.

MORE THAN JUST FILLING VACANCIES: A CLOSER LOOK AT VA HIRING AUTHORITIES, RECRUITING, AND RETENTION

Committee on Veterans' Affairs: Subcommittee on Health held a hearing entitled ``More Than Just Filling Vacancies: A Closer Look at VA Hiring Authorities, Recruiting, and Retention''.

MISCELLANEOUS MEASURES

Committee on Ways and Means: Full Committee held a markup on H.R. 6142, the ``Reducing Drug Waste Act of 2018''; H.R. 6138, the ``Ambulatory Surgical Center Payment Transparency Act of 2018''; H.R. 4952, to direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services to conduct a study and submit a report on the effects of the inclusion of quality increases in the determination of blended benchmark amounts under part C of the Medicare Program; H.R. 3500, the ``Ensuring Integrity in the IRS Workforce Act of 2017''; H.R. 519, the ``Water and Agriculture Tax Reform Act of 2017''; H.R. 6124, the ``Tribal Social Security Fairness Act of 2018''; H.R. 6084, the ``Improving Social Security's Service to Victims of Identity Theft Act''. H.R. 4952, H.R. 3500, H.R. 519, H.R. 6124, H.R. 6084, H.R. 6138, and H.R. 6142 were ordered reported, as amended.

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DIA ROLES AND MISSION

Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence: Full Committee held a hearing entitled ``DIA Roles and Mission''. This hearing was closed.

Joint Meetings

ILLICIT TRADE

Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe: Commission received a briefing on illicit trade from Russ Travers, Acting Director, National Counterterrorism Center, Office of the Director of National Intelligence; Christa Brzozowski, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Trade and Transport, Department of Homeland Security; Lisa Dyer, Director, Office of Intellectual Property Enforcement, Department of State; and Aaron Seres, Acting Section Chief, Financial Crimes Section, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Department of Justice.

COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR FRIDAY,

JUNE 22, 2018

(Committee meetings are open unless otherwise indicated)

Senate

No meetings/hearings scheduled.

House

Committee on Armed Services, Subcommittee on Strategic Forces; and Subcommittee on Space of the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, joint hearing entitled ``Space Situational Awareness: Whole of Government Perspectives on Roles and Responsibilities'', 9 a.m., 2118 Rayburn.

Committee on Energy and Commerce, Subcommittee on Digital Commerce and Consumer Protection, hearing on H.R. 2651, the ``Horseracing Integrity Act of 2017'', 9 a.m., 2123 Rayburn.

Subcommittee on Environment, hearing entitled ``Advanced Biofuels Under the Renewable Fuel Standard: Current Status and Future Prospects'', 9:15 a.m., 2322 Rayburn.

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Next Meeting of the
SENATE

3 p.m., Monday, June 25

Senate Chamber

Program for Monday: Senate will resume consideration of H.R. 5895, Energy and Water, Legislative Branch, and Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Act, as amended, and vote on passage of the bill at 5:30 p.m.

Following disposition of H.R. 5895, Senate will vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to consideration of H.R. 2, Agriculture and Nutrition Act.

Next Meeting of the
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

9 a.m., Friday, June 22

House Chamber

Program for Friday: Complete consideration of H.R. 6--SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act.








Extensions of Remarks, as inserted in this issue








HOUSE


Babin, Brian, Tex., E890

Blum, Rod, Iowa, E891, E893

Blumenauer, Earl, Ore., E885

Brady, Kevin, Tex., E882

Buck, Ken, Colo., E888, E889, E890, E890

Capuano, Michael E., Mass., E890

Cohen, Steve, Tenn., E882

Collins, Chris, N.Y., E884

Collins, Doug, Ga., E886, E890, E891

Connolly, Gerald E., Va., E882, E882, E883, E884, E885, E889, E890, E891, E892, E893

Davis, Danny K., Ill., E890, E893

Duffy, Sean, P., Wisc., E882

Gianforte, Greg, Mont., E885

Green, Al, Tex., E889

Green, Gene, Tex., E883

Heck, Denny, Wash., E892

Jackson Lee, Sheila, Tex., E888

Kuster, Ann M., N.H., E886, E891

Larson, John B., Conn., E886, E886

Long, Billy, Mo., E884

McCarthy, Kevin, Calif., E884

Norcross, Donald, N.J., E885, E886

Norton, Eleanor Holmes, The District of Columbia, E892

O'Rourke, Beto, Tex., E891, E894

Panetta, Jimmy, Calif., E889

Peterson, Collin C., Minn., E888

Rooney, Francis, Fla., E886

Ryan, Paul D., Wisc., E881

Shimkus, John, Ill., E883

Sinema, Kyrsten, Ariz., E893

Smith, Christopher H., N.J., E887

Wilson, Joe, S.C., E885

Young, David, Iowa, E889, E891, E893, E893

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