Daily Digest

Monday, September 24, 2018

Daily Digest

Senate

Chamber Action

Routine Proceedings, pages S6265–S6281

Measures Introduced: Seven bills and four resolutions were introduced, as follows: S. 3480–3486, S.J. Res. 64, and S. Res. 643–645.
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Measures Passed:

Sam Farr and Nick Castle Peace Corps Reform Act: Senate passed H.R. 2259, to amend the Peace Corps Act to expand services and benefits for volunteers.
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Honoring the Memory of the Victims of the Las Vegas Country Music Festival Attack: Senate agreed to S. Res. 643, honoring the memory of the victims of the brutal and senseless attack at a country music festival in Las Vegas, Nevada, 1 year ago.
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Country Music Association Day: Senate agreed to S. Res. 644, recognizing the significant contribution of the Country Music Association and designating September 25, 2018, ``Country Music Association Day''.
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National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month: Senate agreed to S. Res. 645, designating September 2018 as ``National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month''.
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Feldman Nomination--Agreement: Senate resumed consideration of the nomination of Peter A. Feldman, of the District of Columbia, to be a Commissioner of the Consumer Product Safety Commission for the remainder of the term expiring October 26, 2019.
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During consideration of this nomination today, Senate also took the following action:

By 76 yeas to 18 nays (Vote No. EX. 214), Senate agreed to the motion to close further debate on the nomination.
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A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that all post-cloture time on the nomination to be considered expired at 2:15 p.m., on Tuesday, September 25, 2018.
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A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing for further consideration of the nomination, post-cloture, at approximately 10 a.m., on Tuesday, September 25, 2018.
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Nominations Confirmed: Senate confirmed the following nominations:

By 75 yeas to 19 nays (Vote No. EX. 213), Jackie Wolcott, of Virginia, to be Representative of the United States of America to the International Atomic Energy Agency, with the rank of Ambassador, and to be Representative of the United States of America to the Vienna Office of the United Nations, with the rank of Ambassador.
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Nominations Received: Senate received the following nominations:

Bimal Patel, of Georgia, to be an Assistant Secretary of the Treasury.

Ron Johnson, of Wisconsin, to be a Representative of the United States of America to the Seventy-third Session of the General Assembly of the United Nations.

Jeff Merkley, of Oregon, to be a Representative of the United States of America to the Seventy-third Session of the General Assembly of the United Nations.

Pamela Bates, of Virginia, to be Representative of the United States of America to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, with the rank of Ambassador.

Mina Chang, of Texas, to be an Assistant Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development.

Sarah-Ann Lynch, of Maryland, to be Ambassador to the Co-operative Republic of Guyana.

Margarita Palau-Hernandez, of California, to be a Representative of the United States of America to the Seventy-third Session of the General Assembly of the United Nations.

Susan N. Stevenson, of Washington, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Equatorial Guinea.

Elizabeth Erin Walsh, of the District of Columbia, to be a Representative of the United States of America to the Seventy-third Session of the General Assembly of the United Nations.

1 Air Force nomination in the rank of general.

1 Navy nomination in the rank of admiral.

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Routine lists in the Air Force, Army, Foreign Service, and Navy.
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Messages from the House:
Pages S6276–77


Enrolled Bills Presented:
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Additional Cosponsors:
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Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:
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Additional Statements:
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Record Votes: Two record votes were taken today. (Total--214)
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Adjournment: Senate convened at 3 p.m. and adjourned at 6:55 p.m., until 10 a.m. on Tuesday, September 25, 2018. (For Senate's program, see the remarks of the Acting Majority Leader in today's Record on page S6281.)

Committee Meetings

(Committees not listed did not meet)

No committee meetings were held.

House of Representatives

Chamber Action


Public Bills and Resolutions Introduced: 5 public bills, H.R. 6862–6866, were introduced.
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Additional Cosponsors:
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Reports Filed: Reports were filed today as follows:

H.R. 6756, to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to promote new business innovation, and for other purposes, with an amendment (H. Rept. 115–957);

H.R. 6760, to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to make permanent certain provisions of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act affecting individuals, families, and small businesses, with an amendment (H. Rept. 115–958); and

H.R. 6757, to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to encourage retirement and family savings, and for other purposes, with an amendment (H. Rept. 115–959, Part 1).
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Speaker: Read a letter from the Speaker wherein he appointed Representative Bucshon to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
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Guest Chaplain: The prayer was offered by the Guest Chaplain, Rabbi Hannah Spiro, Hill Havurah, Washington, DC.
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Senate Referrals: S. 3479 was held at the desk. S. Con. Res. 47 was held at the desk.
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Senate Message: Message received from the Senate by the Clerk and subsequently presented to the House today and appears on page H8741.

Quorum Calls--Votes: There were no Yea and Nay votes, and there were no Recorded votes. There were no quorum calls.

Adjournment: The House met at 10:30 a.m. and adjourned at 10:33 a.m.

Committee Meetings



No hearings were held.

Joint Meetings

ENCOURAGING THE ABILITY IN DISABILITY

Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe: Commission received a briefing on encouraging the ability in disability from Sarah Hart-Weir, National Down Syndrome Society, Olathe, Kansas; Sheryl Lazarus, The TIES Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota; John Cronin, and Mark Cronin, both of John's Crazy Socks, Melville, New York; and Kayla McKeon, Syracuse, New York.

NEW PUBLIC LAWS

(For last listing of Public Laws, see Daily Digest, p. D1027)

H.R. 5385, to amend the Public Health Service Act to reauthorize the program of payments to children's hospitals that operate graduate medical education programs. Signed on September 18, 2018. (Public Law 115–241)

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''. Signed on September 18, 2018. (Public Law 115–242)

H.R. 6124, to amend title II of the Social Security Act to authorize voluntary agreements for coverage of Indian tribal council members. Signed on September 20, 2018. (Public Law 115–243)

COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR TUESDAY,

SEPTEMBER 25, 2018

(Committee meetings are open unless otherwise indicated)

Senate
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Committee on Armed Services: to hold hearings to examine the nominations of General Robert B. Abrams, USA, to be General, and to be Commander, United Nations Command/Combined Forces Command/United States Forces Korea, and Vice Admiral Craig S. Faller, USN, to be Admiral, and to be Commander, United States Southern Command, 9:30 a.m., SD–G50.

Committee on Energy and Natural Resources: to hold hearings to examine the Department of Energy's efforts in the field of quantum information science, 10 a.m., SD–366.

Committee on Foreign Relations: to hold hearings to examine the nominations of Bonnie Glick, of Maryland, to be Deputy Administrator, and Michael T. Harvey, of Texas, and Mark Montgomery, of Virginia, both to be an Assistant Administrator, all of the United States Agency for International Development, 3 p.m., SD–419.

Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions: to hold hearings to examine the Every Student Succeeds Act, focusing on states leading the way, 10 a.m., SD–430.

Subcommittee on Primary Health and Retirement Security, to hold hearings to examine health care in rural America, focusing on experiences and costs, 3:30 p.m., SD–430.

Select Committee on Intelligence: to receive a closed briefing on certain intelligence matters, 2:30 p.m., SH–219.

House

Committee on Financial Services, September 25, Subcommittee on Housing and Insurance, hearing entitled ``HUD Office of Inspector General Report: HUD's Oversight of the Alexander County (IL) Housing Authority'', 4 p.m., 2128 Rayburn.

Committee on Rules, September 25, Full Committee, hearing on the conference report to accompany H.R. 6157, the ``Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2019'' [Department of Defense and Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations Act, 2019 and Continuing Appropriations Act, 2019]; and H. Res. 1071, recognizing that allowing illegal immigrants the right to vote devalues the franchise and diminishes the voting power of United States citizens, 5 p.m., H–313 Capitol.

CONGRESSIONAL PROGRAM AHEAD

Week of September 25 through September 28, 2018

Senate Chamber

On Tuesday, Senate will continue consideration of the nomination of Peter A. Feldman, of the District of Columbia, to be a Commissioner of the Consumer Product Safety Commission for the remainder of the term expiring October 26, 2019, post-cloture, and vote on confirmation of the nomination at 2:15 p.m.; to be followed by a vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the nomination of Peter A. Feldman, of the District of Columbia, to be a Commissioner of the Consumer Product Safety Commission for a term of seven years from October 27, 2019 (Reappointment).

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 Armed Services: September 25, to hold hearings to examine the nominations of General Robert B. Abrams, USA, to be General, and to be Commander, United Nations Command/Combined Forces Command/United States Forces Korea, and Vice Admiral Craig S. Faller, USN, to be Admiral, and to be Commander, United States Southern Command, 9:30 a.m., SD–G50.

September 26, Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, with the Subcommittee on Personnel, to hold hearings to examine the cyber operational readiness of the Department of Defense; to be immediately followed by a closed session in SVC–217, 2:30 p.m., SD–106.

Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation: September 26, to hold hearings to examine safeguards for consumer data privacy, 10 a.m., SD–G50.

September 26, Subcommittee on Space, Science, and Competitiveness, to hold hearings to examine the global space race, focusing on ensuring the United States remains the leader in space, 2:15 p.m., SR–253.

Committee on Energy and Natural Resources: September 25, to hold hearings to examine the Department of Energy's efforts in the field of quantum information science, 10 a.m., SD–366.

Committee on Environment and Public Works: September 26, to hold hearings to examine cleaning up the oceans, focusing on reducing the impact of man-made trash on the environment, wildlife, and human health, 10 a.m., SD–406.

Committee on Finance: September 26, to hold hearings to examine the impact of tariffs on the United States automotive industry, 10:30 a.m., SD–215.

September 27, Full Committee, to hold hearings to examine the nominations of Gordon Hartogensis, of Connecticut, to be Director of the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation, and Gail S. Ennis, of Maryland, to be Inspector General, Social Security Administration, 10 a.m., SD–215.

Committee on Foreign Relations: September 25, to hold hearings to examine the nominations of Bonnie Glick, of Maryland, to be Deputy Administrator, and Michael T. Harvey, of Texas, and Mark Montgomery, of Virginia, both to be an Assistant Administrator, all of the United States Agency for International Development, 3 p.m., SD–419.

September 26, Full Committee, business meeting to consider S. 1862, to amend the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000 to modify the criteria for determining whether countries are meeting the minimum standards for the elimination of human trafficking, S. 2736, to develop a long-term strategic vision and a comprehensive, multifaceted, and principled United States policy for the Indo-Pacific region, S. 3233, to impose sanctions with respect to persons responsible for violence and human rights abuses in Nicaragua, S. 3257, to impose sanctions on foreign persons responsible for serious violations of international law regarding the protection of civilians during armed conflict, S. 3476, to extend certain authorities relating to United States efforts to combat HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria globally, S. Res. 435, expressing the sense of the Senate that the 85th anniversary of the Ukrainian Famine of 1932–1933, known as the Holodomor, should serve as a reminder of repressive Soviet policies against the people of Ukraine, S. Res. 481, calling upon the leadership of the Government of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea to dismantle its labor camp system, S. Res. 562, expressing the sense of the Senate that the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) continues to make an invaluable contribution to United States and international security, 50 years after it opened for signature on July 1, 1968, S. Res. 602, supporting the agreement between Prime Minister Tsipras of Greece and Prime Minister Zaev of Macedonia to resolve longstanding bilateral disputes, S. Res. 634, commemorating the 70th anniversary of the Berlin Airlift and honoring the veterans of Operation Vittles, H.R. 2200, to reauthorize the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000, H.R. 600, to promote Internet access in developing countries and update foreign policy toward the Internet, H.R. 1677, to halt the wholesale slaughter of the Syrian people, encourage a negotiated political settlement, and hold Syrian human rights abusers accountable for their crimes, and the nomination of Francisco Luis Palmieri, of Connecticut, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Honduras, Department of State, 11 a.m., S–116, Capitol.

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September 26, Full Committee, to hold hearings to examine the nominations of Craig Lewis Cloud, of Florida, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Botswana, Michael Peter Pelletier, of Maine, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Madagascar, and to serve concurrently and without additional compensation as Ambassador to the Union of the Comoros, Dennis B. Hankins, of Minnesota, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Mali, Robert K. Scott, of Maryland, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Malawi, Simon Henshaw, of Massachusetts, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Guinea, Eric Williams Stromayer, of Virginia, to be Ambassador to the Togolese Republic, Lucy Tamlyn, of New York, to be Ambassador to the Central African Republic, and Dennis Walter Hearne, of Virginia, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Mozambique, all of the Department of State, 2:30 p.m., SD–419.

Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions: September 25, to hold hearings to examine the Every Student Succeeds Act, focusing on states leading the way, 10 a.m., SD–430.

September 25, Subcommittee on Primary Health and Retirement Security, to hold hearings to examine health care in rural America, focusing on experiences and costs, 3:30 p.m., SD–430.

September 27, Full Committee, to hold hearings to examine reducing health care costs, focusing on improving affordability through innovation, 10 a.m., SD–430.

Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs: September 26, business meeting to consider S. 3478, to require the Secretary of Homeland Security to develop a comprehensive strategy for maintaining situational awareness and operational control of high traffic areas along the borders, to address the protective custody of alien children accompanied by parents, to strengthen accountability for deployment of border security technology at the Department of Homeland Security, to encourage Federal agencies to coordinate on research and the development of technology to combat illicit opioid importation, to establish a narcotic drug screening technology pilot program to combat illicit opioid importation, S. 3405, to reauthorize the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards Program of the Department of Homeland Security, S. 3137, to provide for reforming agencies of the Federal Government to improve efficiency and effectiveness, S. 3208, to provide agencies with discretion in securing information technology and information systems, S. 3050, to improve executive agency digital services, S. 823, to ensure the digital contents of electronic equipment and online accounts belonging to or in the possession of United States persons entering or exiting the United States are adequately protected at the border, S. 278, to amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to provide for innovative research and development, S. 3085, to establish a Federal Acquisition Security Council and to provide executive agencies with authorities relating to mitigating supply chain risks in the procurement of information technology, S. 3437, to establish a Federal rotational cyber workforce program for the Federal cyber workforce, S. 3251, to require executive agencies to consider rental in any analysis for equipment acquisition, S. 3309, to authorize cyber incident response teams at the Department of Homeland Security, S. 3191, to provide for the expeditious disclosure of records related to civil rights cold cases, S. 594, to authorize the Secretary of Homeland Security to work with cybersecurity consortia for training, S. 3209, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 413 Washington Avenue in Belleville, New Jersey, as the ``Private Henry Svehla Post Office Building'', S. 3237, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 120 12th Street Lobby in Columbus, Georgia, as the ``Richard W. Williams Chapter of the Triple Nickles (555th P.I.A.) Post Office'', S. 3414, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 20 Ferry Road in Saunderstown, Rhode Island, as the ``Captain Matthew J. August Post Office'', S. 3442, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 105 Duff Street in Macon, Missouri, as the ``Arla W. Harrell Post Office'', H.R. 50, to provide for additional safeguards with respect to imposing Federal mandates, H.R. 2196, to amend title 5, United States Code, to allow whistleblowers to disclose information to certain recipients, H.R. 1132, to amend title 5, United States Code, to provide for a 2-year prohibition on employment in a career civil service position for any former political appointee, H.R. 6439, to amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to establish in the Department of Homeland Security the Biometric Identification Transnational Migration Alert Program, H.R. 6374, to require the Department of Homeland Security to streamline Federal contractor fitness determinations, H.R. 5206, to amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to establish the Office of Biometric Identity Management, H.R. 6443, to amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to authorize the Secretary of Homeland Security to establish a continuous diagnostics and mitigation program at the Department of Homeland Security, H.R. 606, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 1025 Nevin Avenue in Richmond, California, as the ``Harold D. McCraw, Sr., Post Office Building'', H.R. 1209, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 901 N. Francisco Avenue, Mission, Texas, as the ``Mission Veterans Post Office Building'', H.R. 2979, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 390 West 5th Street in San Bernardino, California, as the ``Jack H. Brown Post Office Building'', H.R. 3230, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 915 Center Avenue in Payette, Idaho, as the ``Harmon Killebrew Post Office Building'', H.R. 4407, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 3s101 Rockwell Street in Warrenville, Illinois, as the ``Corporal Jeffery Allen Williams Post Office Building'', H.R. 4890, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 9801 Apollo Drive in Upper Marlboro, Maryland, as the ``Wayne K. Curry Post Office Building'', H.R. 4913, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 816 East Salisbury Parkway in Salisbury, Maryland, as the ``Sgt. Maj. Wardell B. Turner Post Office Building'', H.R. 4946, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 1075 North Tustin Street in Orange, California, as the ``Specialist Trevor A. Win'E Post Office'', H.R. 4960, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 511 East Walnut Street in Columbia, Missouri, as the ``Spc. Sterling William Wyatt Post Office Building'', H.R. 5349, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 1325 Autumn Avenue in Memphis, Tennessee, as the `Judge Russell B. Sugarmon Post Office Building', H.R. 5504, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 4801 West Van Giesen Street in West Richland, Washington, as the ``Sergeant Dietrich Schmieman Post Office Building'', H.R. 5737, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 108 West D Street in Alpha, Illinois, as the ``Captain Joshua E. Steele Post Office'', H.R. 5784, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 2650 North Doctor Martin Luther King Jr. Drive in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, shall be known and designated as the 'Vel R. Phillips Post Office Building.', H.R. 5868, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 530 Claremont Avenue in Ashland, Ohio, as the ``Bill Harris Post Office'', H.R. 5935, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 1355 North Meridian Road in Harristown, Illinois, as the ``Logan S. Palmer Post Office'', H.R. 6020, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 325 South Michigan Avenue in Howell, Michigan, as the ``Sergeant Donald Burgett Post Office Building'', H.R. 6116, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 362 North Ross Street in Beaverton, Michigan, as the ``Colonel Alfred Asch Post Office'', an original bill entitled, ``Presidential Transition Enhancement Act of 2018'', an original bill entitled, ``Grant Reporting Efficiency and Agreements Transparency Act of 2018'', and the nomination of Peter Gaynor, of Rhode Island, to be Deputy Administrator, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security, 10 a.m., SD–342.

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September 26, Subcommittee on Federal Spending Oversight and Emergency Management, to hold hearings to examine the Federal role in the toxic PFAS chemical crisis, 2:30 p.m., SD–342.

September 27, Subcommittee on Regulatory Affairs and Federal Management, to hold hearings to examine the effect of regulatory policy on the economy and business growth, 10 a.m., SD–342.

Committee on Indian Affairs: September 26, business meeting to consider S. 465, to provide for an independent outside audit of the Indian Health Service, S. 2154, to approve the Kickapoo Tribe Water Rights Settlement Agreement, and S. 2599, to provide for the transfer of certain Federal land in the State of Minnesota for the benefit of the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe; to be immediately followed by an oversight hearing to examine justice for Native youth, focusing on the Government Accountability Office report on ``Native American Youth Involvement in Justice Systems and Information on Grants to Help Address Juvenile Delinquency'', 2:30 p.m., SD–628.

Committee on the Judiciary: September 27, to continue hearings to examine the nomination of Brett M. Kavanaugh, of Maryland, to be an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, 10 a.m., SD–226.

Committee on Rules and Administration: September 26, to hold hearings to examine S. 1010 and H.R. 1695, bills to amend title 17, United States Code, to provide additional responsibilities for the Register of Copyrights, 2:30 p.m., SR–301.

Committee on Veterans' Affairs: September 26, to hold hearings to examine the state of the Department of Veterans Affairs, focusing on a 60 day report, 3 p.m., SR–418.

Select Committee on Intelligence: September 25, to receive a closed briefing on certain intelligence matters, 2:30 p.m., SH–219.

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

House Committees

Committee on Armed Services, September 26, Full Committee, hearing entitled ``The Impact of National Defense on the Economy, Diplomacy, and International Order'', 10 a.m., 2141 Rayburn.

September 26, Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, hearing entitled ``U.S. Strategy in Syria'', 3:30 p.m., 2123 Rayburn.

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September 27, Subcommittee on Military Personnel, hearing entitled ``Update on Military Review Board Agencies'', 3:30 p.m., 2322 Rayburn.

September 28, Subcommittee on Seapower and Projection Forces, hearing entitled ``Contributing Factors to C–130 Mishaps and Other Intra-Theater Airlift Challenges'', 9 a.m., HVC–210.

Committee on Education and the Workforce, September 26, Full Committee, hearing entitled ``Examining First Amendment Rights on Campus'', 10 a.m., 2175 Rayburn.

Committee on Energy And Commerce, September 26, Subcommittee on Digital Commerce and Consumer Protection, hearing entitled ``Built in America: Jobs and Growth in the Manufacturing Sector'', 10 a.m., 2123 Rayburn.

September 26, Subcommittee on Communications and Technology, hearing entitled ``Solutions to Strengthen U.S. Public Safety Communications'', 10:30 a.m., 2322 Rayburn.

September 27, Subcommittee on Health, hearing entitled ``Better Data and Better Outcomes: Reducing Maternal Mortality in the U.S.'', 10 a.m., 2123 Rayburn.

September 27, Subcommittee on Energy, hearing entitled ``DOE Modernization: The Office of Cybersecurity, Energy Security, and Emergency Response'', 10:15 a.m., 2322 Rayburn.

September 27, Subcommittee on Communications and Technology, hearing entitled ``State of the Media Marketplace'', 3 p.m., 2123 Rayburn.

Committee on Financial Services, September 26, Subcommittee on Capital Markets, Securities, and Investment, hearing entitled ``Oversight of the SEC's Division of Investment Management'', 10 a.m., 2128 Rayburn.

September 26, Subcommittee on Monetary Policy and Trade, hearing entitled ``Administration Goals for Major Sanctions Programs'', 2 p.m., 2128 Rayburn.

September 27, Full Committee, hearing entitled ``Oversight of the Federal Housing Finance Agency's role as conservator and regulator of the Government Sponsored Enterprises'', 10:30 a.m., 2128 Rayburn.

September 28, Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit, hearing entitled ``Examining Opportunities for Financial Markets in the Digital Era'', 9 a.m., 2128 Rayburn.

Committee on Foreign Affairs, September 26, Full Committee, hearing entitled ``Genocide Against the Burmese Rohingya'', 10 a.m., 2172 Rayburn.

September 26, Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation, and Trade, hearing entitled ``Countering Iranian Proxies in Iraq'', 2 p.m., 2200 Rayburn.

September 26, Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific, hearing entitled ``China's Repression and Internment of Uyghurs: U.S. Policy Responses'', 2 p.m., 2172 Rayburn.

September 27, Full Committee, markup on H. Res. 1006, condemning the deteriorating situation in Venezuela and the regional humanitarian crisis it has caused, affirming support for the legitimate National Assembly and the Supreme Court, and urging further regional action in support of democracy in Venezuela; H. Res. 1052, affirming United States-Australia cooperation on space research, exploration, and utilization; H.R. 1567, the ``United States-Mexico Economic Partnership Act''; H.R. 4591, the ``Preventing Iranian Destabilization of Iraq Act of 2017''; H.R. 5273, the ``Global Fragility and Violence Reduction Act of 2018''; H.R. 6018, the ``Trans-Sahara Counterterrorism Partnership Act of 2018''; and H.R. 6413, the ``STOP Organ Trafficking Act'', 10 a.m., 2172 Rayburn.

September 27, Subcommittee on the Middle East and North Africa, hearing entitled ``U.S. Policy Toward Syria: Part I'', 1:30 p.m., 2172 Rayburn.

September 27, Subcommittee on Europe, Eurasia, and Emerging Threats, hearing entitled ``Europe and Eurasia: Ensuring Resources Match Objectives'', 2 p.m., 2200 Rayburn.

September 27, Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations, hearing entitled ``China's War on Christianity and Other Religious Faiths'', 2 p.m., 2255 Rayburn.

Committee on Homeland Security, September 26, Subcommittee on Border and Maritime Security, hearing entitled ``Hidden in Plain Sight: Understanding Federal Efforts to Stop Human Trafficking'', 11 a.m., HVC–210.

Committee on House Administration, September 26, Full Committee, business meeting, 11 a.m., 1310 Longworth.

Committee on the Judiciary, September 26, Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform, Commercial and Antitrust Law, hearing on H.R. 3553, the ``Bankruptcy Administration Improvement Act of 2017'', 10 a.m., 2237 Rayburn.

September 27, Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations, hearing entitled ``Post-PASPA: An Examination of Sports Betting in America'', 10 a.m., 2141 Rayburn.

September 27, Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice, hearing entitled ``The State of Intellectual Freedom in America'', 11:30 a.m., 2237 Rayburn.

September 27, Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet, hearing on H.R. 3945, the ``Copyright Alternative in Small-Claims Enforcement Act of 2017'', 2 p.m., 2141 Rayburn.

September 28, Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice, hearing entitled ``Examining Sober Living Homes'', 9 a.m., 2141 Rayburn.

Committee on Natural Resources, September 26, Full Committee, markup on H.R. 4644, the ``Yellowstone Gateway Protection Act''; H.R. 5636, the ``Flatside Wilderness Enhancement Act''; H.R. 5706, the ``World War II Pacific Sites Establishment Act''; H.R. 5727, the ``Emery County Public Land Management Act of 2018''; H.R. 6064, to rename the Oyster Bay National Wildlife Refuge as the Congressman Lester Wolff National Wildlife Refuge; H.R. 6118, the ``American World War II Heritage City''; H.R. 6255, to amend title 18, United States Code, to establish measures to combat invasive lionfish, and for other purposes; H.R. 6666, to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to grant to States and local governments easements and rights-of-way over Federal land within Gateway National Recreation Area for construction, operation, and maintenance of projects for control and prevention of flooding and shoreline erosion; H.R. 6682, the ``Protection and Transparency for Adjacent Landowners Act''; and H.R. 6784, the ``Manage our Wolves Act'', 10:15 a.m., 1324 Longworth.

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September 26, Full Committee, hearing on H.R. 6344, the ``LOCAL Act of 2018''; H.R. 6360, the ``PREDICTS Act of 2018''; H.R. 6346, the ``WHOLE Act of 2018''; H.R. 6354, the ``STORAGE Act of 2018''; H.R. 6345, the ``EMPOWERS Act of 2018''; H.R. 3608, the ``Endangered Species Transparency and Reasonableness Act''; H.R. 6364, the ``LAMP Act of 2018''; H.R. 6356, the ``LIST Act of 2018''; and H.R. 6355, the ``PETITION Act of 2018'', 2 p.m., 1324 Longworth.

Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, September 26, Subcommittee on Intergovernmental Affairs; and Subcommittee on Healthcare, Benefits and Administrative Rules, joint hearing entitled ``Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Fraud'', 10 a.m., 2154 Rayburn.

September 26, Subcommittee on Information Technology, hearing entitled ``Countering China: Ensuring America Remains the World Leader in Advanced Technologies and Innovation'', 10 a.m., 2247 Rayburn.

September 26, Full Committee, hearing entitled ``Examining Misconduct and Retaliation at TSA'', 1 p.m., 2154 Rayburn.

September 27, Full Committee, markup on H.R. 5381, the ``GRATER Act of 2018''; H.R. 6787, the ``Reforming Government Act of 2018''; legislation on the Antideficiency Reform and Enforcement Act of 2018; legislation to amend the Overtime Pay for Protective Services Act of 2016 to extend the Secret Service overtime pay exemption through 2019, and for other purposes; legislation on the Federal CIO Authorization Act of 201''; H.R. 6777, the ``Settlement Agreement Information Database Act of 2018''; H.R. 3154, the ``Inspector General Access Act of 2017''; H.R. 5759, the ``21st Century Integrated Digital Experience Act''; H.R. 1272, the ``Cold Case Record Collections Act of 2017''; H.R. 5791, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 9609 South University Boulevard in Highlands Ranch, Colorado, as the ``Deputy Sheriff Zackari Spurlock Parrish, III, Post Office Building''; H.R. 5792, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 90 North 4th Avenue in Brighton, Colorado, as the ``Deputy Sheriff Heath McDonald Gumm Post Office''; H.R. 6216, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 3025 Woodgate Road in Montrose, Colorado, as the ``Sergeant David Kinterknecht Post Office''; H.R. 6217, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 241 N 4th Street in Grand Junction, Colorado, as the ``Deputy Sheriff Derek Geer Post Office Building''; H.R. 6428, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 332 Ramapo Valley Road in Oakland, New Jersey, as the ``Frank Leone Post Office''; H.R. 6513, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 1110 West Market Street in Athens, Alabama, as the ``Judge James E. Horton, Jr. Post Office Building''; H.R. 6591, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 501 South Kirkman Road in Orlando, Florida, as the ``Napoleon 'Nap' Ford Post Office Building''; H.R. 6621, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 530 East Main Street in Johnson City, Tennessee, as the ``Major Homer L. Pease Post Office''; H.R. 6628, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 4301 Northeast 4th Street in Renton, Washington, as the ``James Marshall `Jimi' Hendrix Post Office Building''; and H.R. 6780, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 7521 Paula Drive in Tampa, Florida, as the ``Major Andreas O'Keeffe Post Office Building'', 10 a.m., 2154 Rayburn.

September 27, Subcommittee on Intergovernmental Affairs; and Subcommittee on Healthcare, Benefits and Administrative Rules, joint hearing entitled ``The Benefits of a Deregulatory Agenda: Examples from Pioneering Governments'', 2 p.m., 2247 Rayburn.

September 27, Subcommittee on the Interior, Energy, and Environment, hearing entitled ``Restoring Balance to Environmental Litigation'', 2 p.m., 2154 Rayburn.

Committee on Rules, September 26, Full Committee, hearing on H.R. 6756, the ``American Innovation Act of 2018''; H.R. 6757, the ``Family Savings Act of 2018''; and H.R. 6760, the ``Protecting Family and Small Business Tax Cuts Act of 2018'', 3 p.m., H–313 Capitol.

Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, September 26, Subcommittee on Space, hearing entitled ``60 Years of NASA Leadership in Human Space Exploration: Past, Present, and Future'', 2 p.m., 2318 Rayburn.

September 27, Subcommittee on Energy, hearing entitled ``Advancing Nuclear Energy: Powering the Future'', 10 a.m., 2318 Rayburn.

Committee on Small Business, September 26, Subcommittee on Contracting and Workforce, hearing entitled ``Troubled Skies: The Aviation Workforce Shortage's Impact on Small Businesses'', 10 a.m., 2360 Rayburn.

September 27, Subcommittee on Economic Growth, Tax, and Capital Access, 10 a.m., 2360 Rayburn.

Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, September 26, Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation, hearing entitled ``Coast Guard Modernization and Recapitalization: Status and Future'', 10 a.m., 2167 Rayburn.

September 27, Subcommittee on Transportation and Protective Security, hearing entitled ``Insider Threats to Aviation Security: Airline and Airport Perspectives'', 10 a.m., HVC–210.

September 27, Full Committee, markup on General Services Administration Capital Investment and Leasing Program Resolutions; and H.R. 6622, to designate the Federal building located at 2110 First Street in Fort Myers, Florida, as the ``George W. Whitehurst Federal Building'', 10 a.m., 2167 Rayburn.

Committee on Veterans' Affairs, September 27, Full Committee, hearing entitled ``Veteran Suicide Prevention: Maximizing Effectiveness and Increasing Awareness'', 10:30 a.m., 334 Cannon.

Committee on Ways and Means, September 26, Subcommittee on Oversight, hearing entitled ``IRS Taxpayer Authentication: Strengthening Security While Ensuring Access'', 10:45 a.m., 2020 Rayburn.

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September 27, Subcommittee on Social Security, hearing entitled ``The State of Social Security's Information Technology'', 11 a.m., 2020 Rayburn.

Joint Meetings

Joint Economic Committee: September 26, to hold hearings to examine the rise of American earnings and living standards, 10:45 a.m., SH–216.

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Next Meeting of the
SENATE

10 a.m., Tuesday, September 25

Senate Chamber

Program for Tuesday: Senate will continue consideration of the nomination of Peter A. Feldman, of the District of Columbia, to be a Commissioner of the Consumer Product Safety Commission for the remainder of the term expiring October 26, 2019, post-cloture, and vote on confirmation of the nomination at 2:15 p.m.; to be followed by a vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the nomination of Peter A. Feldman, of the District of Columbia, to be a Commissioner of the Consumer Product Safety Commission for a term of seven years from October 27, 2019 (Reappointment).

(Senate will recess from 12:30 p.m. until 2:15 p.m. for their respective party conferences.)

Next Meeting of the
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

12 noon, Tuesday, September 25

House Chamber

Program for Tuesday: To be announced.













Extensions of Remarks, as inserted in this issue








HOUSE


Duffy, Sean, P., Wisc., E1281

Kennedy, Joseph P., III, Mass., E1283

Lee, Barbara, Calif., E1281

Moore, Gwen, Wisc., E1282

Palazzo, Steven M., Miss., E1282

Pallone, Frank, Jr., N.J., E1282

Stefanik, Elise M., N.Y., E1281

Titus, Dina, Nev., E1283

Zeldin, Lee M., N.Y., E1281

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