Daily Digest

Monday, June 25, 2018

Daily Digest

HIGHLIGHTS

    Senate passed H.R. 5895, Energy and Water, Legislative Branch, and Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Act, as amended.

Senate

Chamber Action

Routine Proceedings, pages S4353–S4377

Measures Introduced: Twelve bills and one resolution were introduced, as follows: S. 3120–3131, and S. Res. 556.
Pages S4368–69

Measures Reported:

S. 3120, to amend titles XVIII and XIX of the Social Security Act to help end addictions and lessen substance abuse disorders. (S. Rept. No. 115–284)
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Measures Passed:

Energy and Water, Legislative Branch, and Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Act: By 86 yeas to 5 nays (Vote No. 139), Senate passed H.R. 5895, making appropriations for energy and water development and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2019, as amended.
Pages S4363–64

Measures Considered:

Agriculture and Nutrition Act--Agreement: Senate resumed 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.
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During consideration of this measure today, Senate also took the following action:

By 89 yeas to 3 nays (Vote No. 140), three-fifths of those Senators duly chosen and sworn, having voted in the affirmative, Senate agreed to the motion to close further debate on the motion to proceed to consideration of the bill.
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A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing for further consideration of the motion to proceed to consideration of the bill at approximately 10 a.m., on Tuesday, June 26, 2018; and that all time during recess, adjournment, morning business, and Leader remarks count post-cloture on the motion to proceed to consideration of the bill.
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Messages from the President: Senate received the following messages from the President of the United States:

Transmitting, pursuant to law, a report on the continuation of the national emergency that was originally declared in Executive Order 13466 of June 26, 2008, with respect to North Korea, received during adjournment of the Senate on June 22, 2018; which was referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs. (PM–44)
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Transmitting, pursuant to law, a report on the continuation of the national emergency that was originally declared in Executive Order 13219 of June 26, 2001, with respect to the Western Balkans, received during adjournment of the Senate on June 22, 2018; which was referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs. (PM–45)
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Blew 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 James Blew, of California, to be Assistant Secretary for Planning, Evaluation, and Policy Development, Department of Education; that there then be five hours of debate, equally divided; and that following the use or yielding back of time, Senate vote on confirmation of the nomination, with no intervening action or debate.
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Nomination Confirmed: Senate confirmed the following nomination:

Frank T. Brogan, of Pennsylvania, to be Assistant Secretary for Elementary and Secondary Education, Department of Education.
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Nominations Received: Senate received the following nominations:

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Rae Oliver, of Virginia, to be Inspector General, Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Rick A. Dearborn, of Oklahoma, to be a Director of the Amtrak Board of Directors for a term of five years.

Lynda Blanchard, of Alabama, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Slovenia.

Robert A. Destro, of Virginia, to be Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor.

Dereck J. Hogan, of Virginia, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Moldova.

Joseph Maguire, of Florida, to be Director of the National Counterterrorism Center, Office of the Director of National Intelligence.

Robert S. Brewer, Jr., of California, to be United States Attorney for the Southern District of California for the term of four years.

Jason R. Dunn, of Colorado, to be United States Attorney for the District of Colorado for the term of four years.

Bradley Jay LaRose, of Vermont, to be United States Marshal for the District of Vermont for the term of four years.

Matthew J. Schneider, of Michigan, to be United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan for the term of four years.

Mark B. Shepherd, of Mississippi, to be United States Marshal for the Southern District of Mississippi for the term of four years.

Peter G. Strasser, of Louisiana, to be United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Louisiana for the term of four years.

Routine lists in the Air Force, and Army.
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Messages from the House:
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Measures Read the First Time:
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Additional Cosponsors:
Pages S4369–70


Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:
Pages S4370–71


Additional Statements:

Amendments Submitted:
Pages S4371–76


Privileges of the Floor:
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Record Votes: Two record votes were taken today. (Total--140)
Pages S4363–64


Adjournment: Senate convened at 3 p.m. and adjourned at 6:46 p.m., until 10 a.m. on Tuesday, June 26, 2018. (For Senate's program, see the remarks of the Majority Leader in today's Record on page S4376.)

Committee Meetings

(Committees not listed did not meet)

No committee meetings were held.

House of Representatives

Chamber Action


Public Bills and Resolutions Introduced: 12 public bills, H.R. 6206–6217; 1 private bill, H.R. 6218; and 2 resolutions, H. Res. 960 and H. Res. 962, were introduced.
Pages H5647–48


Additional Cosponsors:
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Reports Filed: A report was filed on June 22, 2018 as follows:

Committee on Appropriations. Revised Suballocation of Budget Allocations for Fiscal Year 2019 (H. Rept. 115–779).

Reports were filed today as follows:

H.R. 5783, to provide a safe harbor for financial institutions that maintain a customer account at the request of a Federal or State law enforcement agency, with an amendment (H. Rept. 115–780);

H.R. 6069, to require the Comptroller General of the United States to carry out a study on how virtual currencies and online marketplaces are used to buy, sell, or facilitate the financing of goods or services associated with sex trafficking or drug trafficking, and for other purposes, with an amendment (H. Rept. 115–781, Part 1);

H.R. 5751, to redesignate Golden Spike National Historic Site and to establish the Transcontinental Railroad Network, with an amendment (H. Rept. 115–782); and

H. Res. 961, providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 6157) making appropriations for the Department of Defense for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2019, and for other purposes, and providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 2083) to amend the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972 to reduce predation on endangered Columbia River salmon and other nonlisted species, and for other purposes (H. Rept. 115–783).
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Speaker: Read a letter from the Speaker wherein he appointed Representative Arrington to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
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Recess: The House recessed at 12:18 p.m. and reconvened at 2 p.m.
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Recess: The House recessed at 2:02 p.m. and reconvened at 3:16 p.m.
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Suspensions: The House agreed to suspend the rules and pass the following measures:
Cooperate with Law Enforcement Agencies and Watch Act of 2018: H.R. 5783, amended, to provide a safe harbor for financial institutions that maintain a customer account at the request of a Federal or State law enforcement agency, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 379 yeas to 4 nays, Roll No. 290;
Pages H5585–86, H5621–22


The Credit Access and Inclusion Act: H.R. 435, amended, to amend the Fair Credit Reporting Act to clarify Federal law with respect to reporting certain positive consumer credit information to consumer reporting agencies;
Pages H5586–87


Fight Illicit Networks and Detect Trafficking Act: H.R. 6069, amended, to require the Comptroller General of the United States to carry out a study on how virtual currencies and online marketplaces are used to buy, sell, or facilitate the financing of goods or services associated with sex trafficking or drug trafficking;
Pages H5589–90


Hydrographic Services Improvement Amendments Act: H.R. 221, amended, to reauthorize the Hydrographic Services Improvement Act of 1998;
Pages H5590–91


Golden Spike 150th Anniversary Act: H.R. 5751, amended, to redesignate Golden Spike National Historic Site and to establish the Transcontinental Railroad Network;
Pages H5591–92


Tulare Youth Recreation and Women's History Enhancement Act: H.R. 805, to authorize the conveyance of and remove the reversionary interest of the United States in certain lands in the City of Tulare, California;
Pages H5593–94


California Off-Road Recreation and Conservation Act: H.R. 857, amended, to provide for conservation and enhanced recreation activities in the California Desert Conservation Area;
Pages H5594–H5603


Lake Bistineau Land Title Stability Act: H.R. 3392, amended, to provide for stability of title to certain land in the State of Louisiana;
Pages H5603–04


Mountains to Sound Greenway National Heritage Act: H.R. 1791, amended, to establish the Mountains to Sound Greenway National Heritage Area in the State of Washington;
Pages H5604–07


Advancing Conservation and Education Act: H.R. 4257, amended, to maximize land management efficiencies, promote land conservation, and generate education funding;
Pages H5608–11


Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act: H.R. 299, amended, to amend title 38, United States Code, to clarify presumptions relating to the exposure of certain veterans who served in the vicinity of the Republic of Vietnam, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 382 yeas with none voting ``nay'', Roll No. 289;
Pages H5611–21


Making technical amendments to certain marine fish conservation statutes: H.R. 4528, to make technical amendments to certain marine fish conservation statutes;
Pages H5622–23


Enhancing Suspicious Activity Reporting Initiative Act: H.R. 5094, amended, to direct the Secretary of Homeland Security to improve suspicious activity reporting to prevent acts of terrorism;
Pages H5623–25


Surface Transportation Security and Technology Accountability Act of 2018: H.R. 5081, to amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to establish within the Transportation Security Administration the Surface Transportation Security Advisory Committee;
Pages H5625–27


Transportation Security Technology Innovation Reform Act of 2018: H.R. 5730, amended, to require testing and evaluation of advanced transportation security screening technologies related to the mission of the Transportation Security Administration;
Pages H5627–29


Securing Public Areas of Transportation Facilities Act of 2018: H.R. 5766, to improve the security of public areas of transportation facilities;
Pages H5629–30


Department of Homeland Security Industrial Control Systems Capabilities Enhancement Act of 2018: H.R. 5733, amended, to amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to provide for the responsibility of the National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center to maintain capabilities to identify threats to industrial control systems;
Pages H5630–32


Office of Biometric Identity Management Authorization Act of 2018: H.R. 5206, amended, to amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to establish the Office of Biometric Identity Management; and
Pages H5632–33


Immigration Advisory Program Authorization Act of 2018: H.R. 5207, amended, to amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to establish the immigration advisory program.
Pages H5633–34


Recess: The House recessed at 5:15 p.m. and reconvened at 6:30 p.m.
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Recess: The House recessed at 7:10 p.m. and reconvened at 7:13 p.m.
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Suspension--Proceedings Postponed: The House debated the following measure under suspension of the rules. Further proceedings were postponed.
Prevention of Private Information Dissemination Act: H.R. 4294, amended, to amend the Financial Stability Act of 2010 to provide a criminal penalty for unauthorized disclosures of certain individually identifiable information by officers or employees of a Federal department or agency.
Pages H5587–89


Senate Message: Message received from the Senate by the Clerk and subsequently presented to the House today and appears on page H5585.

Quorum Calls--Votes: Two yea-and-nay votes developed during the proceedings of today and appear on pages H5620–21 and H5621–22. There were no quorum calls.

Adjournment: The House met at 12 noon and adjourned at 9:45 p.m.

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Committee Meetings

STRENGTHENING FISHING COMMUNITIES AND INCREASING FLEXIBILITY IN FISHERIES MANAGEMENT ACT; ENDANGERED SALMON AND FISHERIES PREDATION PREVENTION ACT; DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE APPROPRIATIONS ACT, 2019

Committee on Rules: Full Committee held a hearing on H.R. 200, the ``Strengthening Fishing Communities and Increasing Flexibility in Fisheries Management Act''; H.R. 2083, the ``Endangered Salmon and Fisheries Predation Prevention Act''; and H.R. 6157, the ``Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2019'' [General Debate]. The Committee granted, by record vote of 8–3, a rule providing for the consideration of H.R. 6157 under a structured rule. The rule provides one hour of general debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Appropriations. The rule waives all points of order against consideration of the bill. The rule provides that an amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the text of Rules Committee Print 115–77 shall be considered as adopted and the bill, as amended, shall be considered as read. The rule waives all points of order against provisions in the bill, as amended, for failure to comply with clause 2 rule XXI, except beginning on page 86, line 1, through page 86, line 7. The rule makes in order only those further amendments printed in part A of the Rules Committee report. Each such amendment may be offered only in the order printed in the report, may be offered only by a Member designated in the report, shall be considered as read, shall be debatable for the time specified in the report equally divided and controlled by the proponent and an opponent, shall not be subject to amendment, and shall not be subject to a demand for division of the question. The rule waives all points of order against the amendments printed in the report. The rule provides that no further consideration of the bill shall be in order except pursuant to a subsequent order of the House. In section 3, the rule provides that the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Appropriations or their respective designees may offer up to 10 pro forma amendments each at any point for the purpose of debate. In section 4, the rule provides that during consideration of H.R. 6157, it shall not be in order to use a decrease in Overseas Contingency Operations funds to offset an amendment that increases an appropriation not designated as Overseas Contingency Operations funds or vice versa, but does not apply to amendments between the Houses. In section 2, the rule provides for the consideration of H.R. 2083 under a structured rule. The rule provides one hour of general debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Natural Resources. The rule waives all points of order against consideration of the bill. The rule makes in order as original text for the purpose of amendment an amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the text of Rules Committee Print 115–79 and provides that it shall be considered as read. The rule waives all points of order against that amendment in the nature of a substitute. The rule makes in order only those further amendments printed in part B of the Rules Committee report. Each such amendment may be offered only in the order printed in the report, may be offered only by a Member designated in the report, shall be considered as read, shall be debatable for the time specified in the report equally divided and controlled by the proponent and an opponent, shall not be subject to amendment, and shall not be subject to a demand for division of the question. The rule waives all points of order against the amendments printed in part B of the report. The rule provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions. Finally, in section 5, the rule provides that H. Res. 952 is laid on the table. Testimony was heard from Chairman Royce of California, and Representatives Young of Alaska, Graves of Louisiana, Huffman, Gaetz, Granger, and Visclosky.

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Joint Meetings



No joint committee meetings were held.

NEW PUBLIC LAWS

(For last listing of Public Laws, see
Daily Digest, p. D698)

H.R. 1900, to designate the Veterans Memorial and Museum in Columbus, Ohio, as the National Veterans Memorial and Museum. Signed on June 21, 2018. (Public Law 115–186)

H.R. 2333, to amend the Small Business Investment Act of 1958 to increase the amount of leverage made available to small business investment companies. Signed on June 21, 2018. (Public Law 115–187)

H.R. 2772, to amend title 38, United States Code, to provide for requirements relating to the reassignment of Department of Veterans Affairs senior executive employees. Signed on June 21, 2018. (Public Law 115–188)

H.R. 4743, to amend the Small Business Act to strengthen the Office of Credit Risk Management within the Small Business Administration. Signed on June 21, 2018. (Public Law 115–189)

H.R. 1397, to authorize, direct, facilitate, and expedite the transfer of administrative jurisdiction of certain Federal land. Signed on June 22, 2018. (Public Law 115–190)

H.R. 1719, to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to acquire approximately 44 acres of land in Martinez, California, for inclusion in the John Muir National Historic Site. Signed on June 22, 2018. (Public Law 115–191)

COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR TUESDAY,

JUNE 26, 2018

(Committee meetings are open unless otherwise indicated)

Senate

Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Department of Defense, business meeting to markup an original bill making appropriations for the Department of Defense for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2019, 10 a.m., SD–192.

Subcommittee on Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies, business meeting to markup an original bill making appropriations for the Department of Labor, Department of Health and Human Services, Department of Education, and Related Agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2019, 11 a.m., SD–138.

Committee on Armed Services: to hold hearings to examine the nomination of Lieutenant General Stephen R. Lyons, USA, to be general and Commander, United States Transportation Command, Department of Defense, 9:30 a.m., SD–G50.

Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs: to hold hearings to examine legislative proposals to increase access to capital, 10 a.m., SD–538.

Committee on Energy and Natural Resources: to hold hearings to examine the nominations of Teri L. Donaldson, of Texas, to be Inspector General, Christopher Fall, of Virginia, to be Director of the Office of Science, Karen S. Evans, of West Virginia, to be an Assistant Secretary (Cybersecurity, Energy Security and Emergency Response), and Daniel Simmons, of Virginia, to be an Assistant Secretary (Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy), all of the Department of Energy, 10 a.m., SD–366.

Committee on Finance: to hold hearings to examine prescription drug affordability and innovation, focusing on addressing challenges in today's market, 9:30 a.m., SD–215.

Committee on Foreign Relations: Subcommittee on Europe and Regional Security Cooperation, to hold hearings to examine United States policy in Europe, 9:45 a.m., SD–419.

Full Committee, business meeting to consider S. 1158, to help prevent acts of genocide and other atrocity crimes, which threaten national and international security, by enhancing United States Government capacities to prevent, mitigate, and respond to such crises, S. 2463, to establish the United States International Development Finance Corporation, S. 2497, to amend the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 and the Arms Export Control Act to make improvements to certain defense and security assistance provisions and to authorize the appropriations of funds to Israel, S. 2779, to amend the Zimbabwe Democracy and Economic Recovery Act of 2001, H.R. 3776, to support United States international cyber diplomacy, the nominations of Stephen Akard, of Indiana, to be Director of the Office of Foreign Missions, with the rank of Ambassador, Robin S. Bernstein, of Florida, to be Ambassador to the Dominican Republic, Kenneth S. George, of Texas, to be Ambassador to the Oriental Republic of Uruguay, Harry B. Harris, Jr., of Florida, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Korea, Joseph N. Mondello, of New York, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, Georgette Mosbacher, of Florida, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Poland, Tibor Peter Nagy, Jr., of Texas, to be an Assistant Secretary (African Affairs), 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, Ronald Gidwitz, of Illinois, to be Ambassador to the Kingdom of Belgium, 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, and routine lists in the Foreign Service, 11:15 a.m., S–116, Capitol.

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Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions: business meeting to consider S. 3029, to revise and extend the Prematurity Research Expansion and Education for Mothers who deliver Infants Early Act (PREEMIE Act), S. 1112, to support States in their work to save and sustain the health of mothers during pregnancy, childbirth, and in the postpartum period, to eliminate disparities in maternal health outcomes for pregnancy-related and pregnancy-associated deaths, to identify solutions to improve health care quality and health outcomes for mothers, S. 808, to provide protections for certain sports medicine professionals who provide certain medical services in a secondary State, S. 3039, to provide funding for the development of a predictive analytics pilot program to help children and families who come to the attention of the child welfare system, an original bill to reauthorize the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act, and the nominations of Scott Stump, of Colorado, to be Assistant Secretary for Career, Technical, and Adult Education, Department of Education, John Lowry III, of Illinois, to be Assistant Secretary of Labor for Veterans' Employment and Training, and other pending nominations, 2:30 p.m., SD–430.

Committee on the Judiciary: to hold hearings to examine the Survivors' Bill of Rights, focusing on implementation and next steps, 10 a.m., SD–226.

Subcommittee on Crime and Terrorism, to hold hearings to examine protecting our elections, focusing on examining shell companies and virtual currencies as avenues for foreign interference, 2:30 p.m., SD–226.

Select Committee on Intelligence: closed business meeting to consider pending intelligence matters, 2:30 p.m., SH–219.

House

Committee on Energy and Commerce, Subcommittee on Energy, hearing entitled ``The Shifting Geopolitics of Oil and Gas'', 1 p.m., 2123 Rayburn.

Subcommittee on Communications and Technology, hearing on legislation on the National Telecommunications and Information Administration Reauthorization Act of 2018, 1:15 p.m., 2322 Rayburn.

Committee on Financial Services, Subcommittee on Housing and Insurance, hearing entitled ``Oversight of the Federal Government's Approach to Lead-Based Paint and Mold Remediation in Public and Subsidized Housing'', 10 a.m., 2128 Rayburn.

Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit, hearing entitled ``International and Domestic Implications of De-Risking'', 2 p.m., 2128 Rayburn.

Committee on House Administration, Full Committee, markup on Committee Resolution 115–19, 11 a.m., 1310 Longworth.

Full Committee, hearing entitled ``United States Capitol Police: Operations and Workforce'', 11 a.m., 1310 Longworth.

Committee on the Judiciary, Full Committee, markup on H. Res. 938, of inquiry directing the Attorney General to provide certain documents in the Attorney General's possession to the House of Representatives relating to the ongoing congressional investigation related to certain prosecutorial and investigatory decisions made by the Department of Justice and Federal Bureau of Investigation surrounding the 2016 election; and H. Res. 928, of inquiry requesting the President and directing the Attorney General to transmit, respectively, certain documents to the House of Representatives relating to the President's use of the pardon power under article II, section 2 of the Constitution, 10 a.m., 2141 Rayburn.

Committee on Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources, hearing on legislation on the Offshore Renewable Energy for Territories Act; H.R. 5291, the ``Offshore Wind Jobs and Opportunity Act''; and legislation on the National OCS Renewable Energy Leasing Program Act, 10 a.m., 1324 Longworth.

Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, Subcommittee on the Interior, Energy, and Environment, hearing entitled ``Access to Public Lands: The Effects of Forest Service Road Closures'', 2 p.m., 2154 Rayburn.

Committee on Rules, Full Committee, continue hearing on H.R. 200, the ``Strengthening Fishing Communities and Increasing Flexibility in Fisheries Management Act''; and H.R. 6157, the ``Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2019'' [Amendment Consideration], 3 p.m., H–313 Capitol.

Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, Subcommittee on Research and Technology; and Subcommittee on Energy, joint hearing entitled ``Artificial Intelligence--With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility'', 10:30 a.m., 2318 Rayburn.

Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, Subcommittee on Aviation, hearing entitled ``Commercial Space Transportation Regulatory Reform: Stakeholder Perspectives'', 10 a.m., 2167 Rayburn.

Committee on Veterans' Affairs, Full Committee, hearing entitled ``VA Electronic Health Record Modernization: The Beginning of the Beginning'', 10 a.m., 334 Cannon.

Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity, hearing entitled ``Hiring and Retaining Veterans for the Modern Day Workforce'', 2 p.m., 334 Cannon.

CONGRESSIONAL PROGRAM AHEAD

Week of June 26 through June 29, 2018

Senate Chamber

On Tuesday, Senate will continue consideration of the motion to proceed to consideration of H.R. 2, Agriculture and Nutrition Act, post cloture.

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: June 26, Subcommittee on Department of Defense, business meeting to markup an original bill making appropriations for the Department of Defense for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2019, 10 a.m., SD–192.

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June 26, Subcommittee on Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies, business meeting to markup an original bill making appropriations for the Department of Labor, Department of Health and Human Services, Department of Education, and Related Agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2019, 11 a.m., SD–138.

June 27, Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs, to hold hearings to examine proposed budget estimates and justification for fiscal year 2019 for the Department of State, 2:30 p.m., SD–192.

June 28, Full Committee, business meeting to markup an original bill making appropriations for the Department of Defense for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2019, and an original bill making appropriations for the Department of Labor, Department of Health and Human Services, Department of Education, and Related Agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2019, 10:30 a.m., SD–106.

Committee on Armed Services: June 26, to hold hearings to examine the nomination of Lieutenant General Stephen R. Lyons, USA, to be general and Commander, United States Transportation Command, Department of Defense, 9:30 a.m., SD–G50.

Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs: June 26, to hold hearings to examine legislative proposals to increase access to capital, 10 a.m., SD–538.

June 28, Full Committee, to hold hearings to examine legislative proposals to examine corporate governance, 10 a.m., SD–538.

Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation: June 27, business meeting to consider S. 645, to require the Secretary of Commerce to conduct an assessment and analysis of the effects of broadband deployment and adoption on the economy of the United States, S. 1092, to protect the right of law-abiding citizens to transport knives interstate, notwithstanding a patchwork of local and State prohibitions, S. 1896, to amend section 8331 of title 5, United States Code, and the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 to clarify the treatment of availability pay for Federal air marshals and criminal investigators of the Transportation Security Administration, S. 2941, to improve the Cooperative Observer Program of the National Weather Service, S. 3094, to restrict the department in which the Coast Guard is operating from implementing any rule requiring the use of biometric readers for biometric transportation security cards until after submission to Congress of the results of an assessment of the effectiveness of the transportation security card program, H.R. 4254, to amend the National Science Foundation Authorization Act of 2002 to strengthen the aerospace workforce pipeline by the promotion of Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program and National Aeronautics and Space Administration internship and fellowship opportunities to women, H.R. 4467, to require the Federal Air Marshal Service to utilize risk-based strategies, H.R. 4559, to conduct a global aviation security review, and the nominations of Karen Dunn Kelley, of Pennsylvania, to be Deputy Secretary of Commerce, Heidi R. King, of California, to be Administrator of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation, Geoffrey Adam Starks, of Kansas, to be a Member of the Federal Communications Commission, and Peter A. Feldman, of the District of Columbia, to be a Commissioner of the Consumer Product Safety Commission, 10 a.m., SD–106.

Committee on Energy and Natural Resources: June 26, to hold hearings to examine the nominations of Teri L. Donaldson, of Texas, to be Inspector General, Christopher Fall, of Virginia, to be Director of the Office of Science, Karen S. Evans, of West Virginia, to be an Assistant Secretary (Cybersecurity, Energy Security and Emergency Response), and Daniel Simmons, of Virginia, to be an Assistant Secretary (Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy), all of the Department of Energy, 10 a.m., SD–366.

Committee on Finance: June 26, to hold hearings to examine prescription drug affordability and innovation, focusing on addressing challenges in today's market, 9:30 a.m., SD–215.

June 28, Full Committee, to hold hearings to examine the nomination of Charles P. Rettig, of California, to be Commissioner of Internal Revenue, Department of the Treasury, 10 a.m., SD–215.

Committee on Foreign Relations: June 26, Subcommittee on Europe and Regional Security Cooperation, to hold hearings to examine United States policy in Europe, 9:45 a.m., SD–419.

June 26, Full Committee, business meeting to consider S. 1158, to help prevent acts of genocide and other atrocity crimes, which threaten national and international security, by enhancing United States Government capacities to prevent, mitigate, and respond to such crises, S. 2463, to establish the United States International Development Finance Corporation, S. 2497, to amend the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 and the Arms Export Control Act to make improvements to certain defense and security assistance provisions and to authorize the appropriations of funds to Israel, S. 2779, to amend the Zimbabwe Democracy and Economic Recovery Act of 2001, H.R. 3776, to support United States international cyber diplomacy, the nominations of Stephen Akard, of Indiana, to be Director of the Office of Foreign Missions, with the rank of Ambassador, Robin S. Bernstein, of Florida, to be Ambassador to the Dominican Republic, Kenneth S. George, of Texas, to be Ambassador to the Oriental Republic of Uruguay, Harry B. Harris, Jr., of Florida, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Korea, Joseph N. Mondello, of New York, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, Georgette Mosbacher, of Florida, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Poland, Tibor Peter Nagy, Jr., of Texas, to be an Assistant Secretary (African Affairs), 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, Ronald Gidwitz, of Illinois, to be Ambassador to the Kingdom of Belgium, 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, and routine lists in the Foreign Service, 11:15 a.m., S–116, Capitol.

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June 28, Full Committee, to hold hearings to examine the nominations of Donald Lu, of California, to be Ambassador to the Kyrgyz Republic, and Randy W. Berry, of Colorado, to be Ambassador to the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal, both of the Department of State, 10:30 a.m., SD–419.

Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions: June 26, business meeting to consider S. 3029, to revise and extend the Prematurity Research Expansion and Education for Mothers who deliver Infants Early Act (PREEMIE Act), S. 1112, to support States in their work to save and sustain the health of mothers during pregnancy, childbirth, and in the postpartum period, to eliminate disparities in maternal health outcomes for pregnancy-related and pregnancy-associated deaths, to identify solutions to improve health care quality and health outcomes for mothers, S. 808, to provide protections for certain sports medicine professionals who provide certain medical services in a secondary State, S. 3039, to provide funding for the development of a predictive analytics pilot program to help children and families who come to the attention of the child welfare system, an original bill to reauthorize the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act, and the nominations of Scott Stump, of Colorado, to be Assistant Secretary for Career, Technical, and Adult Education, Department of Education, John Lowry III, of Illinois, to be Assistant Secretary of Labor for Veterans' Employment and Training, and other pending nominations, 2:30 p.m., SD–430.

June 27, Full Committee, to hold hearings to examine how to reduce health care costs, focusing on understanding the cost of health care in America, 10 a.m., SD–430.

Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs: June 27, to hold hearings to examine Medicaid fraud and overpayments, focusing on problems and solutions, 10 a.m., SD–342.

June 27, Full Committee, to hold hearings to examine FAST–41 and the Federal Permitting Improvement Steering Council, focusing on progress to date and next steps, 2:30 p.m., SD–106.

Committee on the Judiciary: June 26, to hold hearings to examine the Survivors' Bill of Rights, focusing on implementation and next steps, 10 a.m., SD–226.

June 26, Subcommittee on Crime and Terrorism, to hold hearings to examine protecting our elections, focusing on examining shell companies and virtual currencies as avenues for foreign interference, 2:30 p.m., SD–226.

June 27, Full Committee, to hold hearings to examine the eligibility requirements for the Radiation Exposure Compensation Program to ensure all downwinders receive coverage, 10 a.m., SD–226.

June 27, Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition Policy and Consumer Rights, to hold hearings to examine the competitive impact of the T-Mobile-Sprint transaction, 2:30 p.m., SD–226.

June 28, Full Committee, business meeting to consider 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, S. 2823, to modernize copyright law, S. 2946, to amend title 18, United States Code, to clarify the meaning of the terms ``act of war'' and ``blocked asset'', and the nominations of Britt Cagle Grant, of Georgia, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Eleventh Circuit, David James Porter, of Pennsylvania, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Third Circuit, Holly A. Brady, to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Indiana, Andrew Lynn Brasher, to be United States District Judge for the Middle District of Alabama, James Patrick Hanlon, to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of Indiana, David Steven Morales, to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of Texas, Lance E. Walker, to be United States District Judge for the District of Maine, and John D. Jordan, to be United States Marshal for the Eastern District of Missouri, Nick Willard, to be United States Marshal for the District of New Hampshire, and Mark F. Sloke, to be United States Marshal for the Southern District of Alabama, all of the Department of Justice, 10 a.m., SD–226.

Committee on Veterans' Affairs: June 27, to hold hearings to examine the nomination of Robert L. Wilkie, of North Carolina, to be Secretary of Veterans Affairs, 2:30 p.m., SD–G50.

Select Committee on Intelligence: June 26, closed business meeting to consider pending intelligence matters, 2:30 p.m., SH–219.

June 27, Full Committee, to receive a closed briefing on certain intelligence matters, 2:15 p.m., SH–219.

House Committees

Committee on Armed Services, June 28, Subcommittee on Readiness, hearing entitled ``Army and Marine Corps Depot Policy Issues and Infrastructure Concerns'', 8:30 a.m., 2212 Rayburn.

Committee on Energy and Commerce, June 27, Subcommittee on Health, markup on legislation on the Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Reauthorization Act of 2018; H.R. 959, the ``Title VIII Nursing Workforce Reauthorization Act of 2017''; H.R. 1676, the ``Palliative Care and Hospice Education and Training Act''; H.R. 3728, the ``Educating Medical Professionals and Optimizing Workforce Efficiency Readiness Act of 2017''; and H.R. 5385, the ``Children's Hospital GME Support Reauthorization Act of 2018'', 9 a.m., 2123 Rayburn.

June 27, Subcommittee on Environment, markup on H.R. 2278, the ``Responsible Disposal Reauthorization Act of 2017''; and H.R. 2389, to reauthorize the West Valley demonstration project, and for other purposes, 11 a.m., 2123 Rayburn.

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Committee on Financial Services, June 27, Full Committee, hearing entitled ``Oversight of the Department of Housing and Urban Development'', 10 a.m., 2128 Rayburn.

Committee on Foreign Affairs, June 27, Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations, hearing entitled ``Crisis in the Republic of the Cameroon'', 2:30 p.m., 2172 Rayburn.

June 28, Full Committee, markup on H. Res. 256, expressing support for the countries of Eastern Europe and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization; H. Res. 944, expressing solidarity with and sympathy for the people of Guatemala after the June 3, 2018, eruption of the Fuego Volcano; H.R. 1697, the ``Israel Anti-Boycott Act''; H.R. 4969, the ``Improving Embassy Design and Security Act of 2018''; H.R. 5576, the ``Cyber Deterrence and Response Act of 2018''; H.R. 5898, the ``UNRWA Accountability Act of 2018''; H.R. 6197, the ``Rescuing Animals With Rewards Act of 2018''; H.R. 6207, the ``Democratic Republic of the Congo Democracy and Accountability Act of 2018''; and H. Con. Res. 20, expressing the sense of the House of Representatives regarding the execution-style murders of United States citizens Ylli, Agron, and Mehmet Bytyqi in the Republic of Serbia in July 1999, 10 a.m., 2172 Rayburn.

Committee on the Judiciary, June 28, Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations, hearing entitled ``Reauthorization of the Debbie Smith Act'', 9 a.m., 2141 Rayburn.

June 28, Full Committee, hearing entitled ``Oversight of FBI and DOJ Actions Surrounding the 2016 Election'', 1 p.m., 2141 Rayburn.

Committee on Natural Resources, June 27, Full Committee, markup on H.R. 5291, the ``Offshore Wind Jobs and Opportunity Act''; H.R. 5859, the ``Education and Energy Act of 2018''; H.R. 6087, the ``Removing Barriers to Energy Independence Act''; H.R. 6088, the ``SPEED Act''; and H.R. 6107, the ``Ending Duplicative Permitting Act'', 10:15 a.m., 1324 Longworth.

Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, June 27, Full Committee, hearing entitled ``Examining the Administration's Government-wide Reorganization Plan'', 10 a.m., 2154 Rayburn.

Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, June 27, Full Committee, markup on legislation on the National Quantum Initiative Act; legislation on the National Institute of Standards and Technology Reauthorization Act of 2018; and legislation on the American Space SAFE Management Act, 10 a.m., 2318 Rayburn.

June 27, Subcommittee on Oversight, hearing entitled ``Bolstering Data Privacy and Mobile Security: An Assessment of IMSI Catcher Threats'', 2 p.m., 2318 Rayburn.

Committee on Small Business, June 27, Full Committee, hearing entitled ``ZTE: A Threat to America's Small Businesses'', 11 a.m., 2360 Rayburn.

Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, June 27, Full Committee, markup on H.R. 66, the ``Route 66 Centennial Commission Act''; legislation on the General Services Administration Capital Investment and Leasing Program Resolutions; H.R. 6194, the ``REAL Reform Act of 2018''; H.R. 5846, the ``Promoting Flood Risk Mitigation Act''; H.R. 5772, to designate the J. Marvin Jones Federal Building and Courthouse in Amarillo, Texas, as the ``J. Marvin Jones Federal Building and Mary Lou Robinson United States Courthouse''; H.R. 3460, to designate the United States courthouse located at 323 East Chapel Hill Street in Durham, North Carolina, as the ``John Hervey Wheeler United States Courthouse''; H.R. 6175, the ``Maritime Safety Act of 2018; legislation on the Coast Guard Blue Technology Center of Expertise Act; S. 756, the ``Save Our Seas Act of 2017''; and H.R. 3906, the ``Innovative Stormwater Infrastructure Act of 2017'', 10 a.m., 2167 Rayburn.

Committee on Veterans' Affairs, June 27, Subcommittee on Health, markup 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. 5938, the ``Veterans Serving Veterans Act of 2018''; H.R. 6066, to improve the productivity of the management of Department of Veterans Affairs health care; H.R. 5864, the ``VA Hospitals Establishing Leadership Performance Act''; and H.R. 5974, the ``VA COST SAVINGS Enhancement Act'', 3 p.m., 334 Cannon.

Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, June 28, Full Committee, markup on legislation on the Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019, 9 a.m., HVC–304. This hearing will be closed.

Joint Meetings

Joint Economic Committee: June 27, to hold hearings to examine the need for United States leadership on digital trade, 10 a.m., 1100 Longworth Building.

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Next Meeting of the
SENATE

10 a.m., Tuesday, June 26

Senate Chamber

Program for Tuesday: Senate will continue consideration of the motion to proceed to consideration of H.R. 2, Agriculture and Nutrition Act, post cloture.

(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

10 a.m., Tuesday, June 26

House Chamber

Program for Tuesday: Consideration of H.R. 200--Strengthening Fishing Communities and Increasing Flexibility in Fisheries Management Act (Subject to a Rule) and H.R. 2083--Endangered Salmon and Fisheries Predation Prevention Act (Subject to a Rule). Begin consideration of H.R. 6157--Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2019 (Subject to a Rule).

Extensions of Remarks, as inserted in this issue








HOUSE


Barletta, Lou, Pa., E908

Bordallo, Madeleine Z., Guam, E906

Byrne, Bradley, Ala., E911

Calvert, Ken, Calif., E910

Costa, Jim, Calif., E909, E911

Courtney, Joe, Conn., E910

Crowley, Joseph, N.Y., E905, E906

Delaney, John K., Md., E909

Denham, Jeff, Calif., E906

Engel, Eliot L., N.Y., E907

Fitzpatrick, Brian K., Pa., E911

Gonzalez, Vicente, Tex., E909

Graves, Garret, La., E906

Keating, William R., Mass., E905

Lieu, Ted, Calif., E908

Lujan Grisham, Michelle, N.M., E911

McCollum, Betty, Minn., E910

Norton, Eleanor Holmes, The District of Columbia, E905, E909

Nunes, Devin, Calif., E907

Poliquin, Bruce, Me., E905, E910

Richmond, Cedric L., La., E909

Rogers, Mike, Ala., E911

Ruiz, Raul, Calif., E908

Rutherford, John H., Fla., E906

Sanford, Mark, S.C., E909

Sessions, Pete, Tex., E906

Veasey, Marc A., Tex., E912

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