Daily Digest

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Daily Digest

Senate

Chamber Action

Routine Proceedings, pages S6313–S6349

Measures Introduced: Seventeen bills and three resolutions were introduced, as follows: S. 3501–3517, and S. Res. 653–655.
Pages S6341–42

Measures Passed:

Release of Information regarding September 11th: Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs was discharged from further consideration of S. Res. 610, urging the release of information regarding the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks upon the United States, and the resolution was then agreed to.
Pages S6316–17


Save Our Seas Act: Senate passed S. 3508, to reauthorize and amend the Marine Debris Act to promote international action to reduce marine debris.
Pages S6330–34


Congressional Award Program Reauthorization Act: Senate passed S. 3509, to reauthorize the Congressional Award Act.
Page S6348


DNA Analysis Backlog Elimination Act: Senate passed H.R. 4854, to amend the DNA Analysis Backlog Elimination Act of 2000 to provide additional resources to State and local prosecutors.
Pages S6348–49


National Retirement Security Week: Senate agreed to S. Res. 654, supporting the goals and ideals of National Retirement Security Week, including raising public awareness of the various tax-preferred retirement vehicles, increasing personal financial literacy, and engaging the people of the United States on the keys to success in achieving and maintaining retirement security throughout their lifetimes.
Page S6349


Hispanic Heritage Month: Senate agreed to S. Res. 655, recognizing Hispanic Heritage Month and celebrating the heritage and culture of Latinos in the United States and the immense contributions of Latinos to the United States.
Page S6349


National Direct Support Professionals Recognition Week: Committee on the Judiciary was discharged from further consideration of S. Res. 625, designating the week beginning September 9, 2018, as ``National Direct Support Professionals Recognition Week'', and the resolution was then agreed to.
Page S6349

Appointments:

Harry S Truman Scholarship Foundation Board of Trustees: The Chair, on behalf of the Vice President, pursuant to Public Law 93–642, reappointed the following Senator to be a member of the Board of Trustees of the Harry S Truman Scholarship Foundation: Senator Blunt.
Page S6348


Signing Authority--Agreement: A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that the Majority Leader, be authorized to sign duly enrolled bills or joint resolutions on Thursday, September 27, 2018.
Page S6349


McMahon Nomination: Senate began consideration of the motion to proceed to consideration of the nomination of Robert H. McMahon, of Georgia, to be an Assistant Secretary of Defense.
Pages S6324–30


Porter Nomination--Agreement: A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that following Leader remarks, on Thursday, September 27, 2018, Senate begin consideration of the nomination of Lisa Porter, of Virginia, to be a Deputy Under Secretary of Defense; that the time until 12:40 p.m. be equally divided in the usual form and that following the use or yielding back of time, Senate vote on confirmation of the nomination, with no motions in order and without intervening action or debate.
Page S6334


Nomination Confirmed: Senate confirmed the following nomination:

By 51 yeas to 49 nays (Vote No. EX. 217), 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.
Pages S6313–16, S6317–24, S6349


Messages from the House:
Pages S6338–39


Measures Referred:
Pages S6339–40


Measures Placed on the Calendar:
Pages S6340, S6349


Measures Read the First Time:
Page S6340


Executive Communications:
Pages S6340–41


Executive Reports of Committees:
Page S6341


Additional Cosponsors:
Page S6342


Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:
Pages S6343–48


Additional Statements:
Pages S6337–38


Authorities for Committees to Meet:
Page S6348


Privileges of the Floor:
Page S6348


Record Votes: One record vote was taken today. (Total--217)
Pages S6323–24


Adjournment: Senate convened at 9:30 a.m. and adjourned at 6:24 p.m., until 12 noon on Thursday, September 27, 2018. (For Senate's program, see the remarks of the Acting Majority Leader in today's Record on page S6349.)

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Committee Meetings

(Committees not listed did not meet)

CYBER OPERATIONAL READINESS

Committee on Armed Services: Subcommittee on Personnel concluded open and closed hearings with the Subcommittee on Cybersecurity to examine the cyber operational readiness of the Department of Defense, after receiving testimony from Essye B. Miller, Principal Deputy, Chief Information Officer, Lieutenant General Vincent R. Stewart, USMC, Deputy Commander, United States Cyber Command, Lieutenant General Stephen G. Fogarty, USA, Commander, United States Army Cyber Command, and Brigadier General Dennis A. Crall, USMC, Principal Deputy Cyber Advisor and Senior Military Advisor for Cyber Policy, all of the Department of Defense.

CONSUMER DATA PRIVACY

Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation: Committee concluded a hearing to examine safeguards for consumer data privacy, after receiving testimony from Leonard Cali, AT&T, and Rachel Welch, Charter Communications, both of Washington, D.C.; Andrew DeVore, Amazon.com, Inc., Seattle, Washington; Keith Enright, Google, and Damien Kieran, Twitter, Inc., both of San Francisco, California; and Bud Tribble, Apple, Cupertino, California.

GLOBAL SPACE RACE

Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation: Subcommittee on Space, Science, and Competiveness concluded a hearing to examine the global space race, focusing on ensuring the United States remains the leader in space, after receiving testimony from James F. Bridenstine, Administrator, National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

CLEANING UP THE OCEANS

Committee on Environment and Public Works: Committee concluded a hearing to examine cleaning up the oceans, focusing on reducing the impact of man-made trash on the environment, wildlife, and human health, after receiving testimony from Jonathan Baillie, National Geographic Society, and Cal Dooley, American Chemistry Council, both of Washington, D.C.; Bruce Karas, Coca-Cola Company North America, Atlanta, Georgia; and Kara Lavender Law, Sea Education Association, Cape Elizabeth, Maine.

IMPACT OF TARIFFS ON THE U.S. AUTO INDUSTRY

Committee on Finance: Committee concluded a hearing to examine the impact of tariffs on the United States automotive industry, after receiving testimony from H. David Britt, County of Spartanburg, Spartanburg, South Carolina; Steve Gates, Gates Auto Family, Richmond, Kentucky, on behalf of the American International Automobile Dealers Association; Michael Haughey, North American Stamping Group, Portland, Tennessee; Josh Nassar, United Auto Workers, Detroit, Michigan; and Rick Schostek, Honda North America, Inc., Marysville, Ohio.

BUSINESS MEETING

Committee on Foreign Relations: Committee ordered favorably reported the following business items:

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, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute;

H.R. 2200, to reauthorize the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute;

S. 2736, to develop a long-term strategic vision and a comprehensive, multifaceted, and principled United States policy for the Indo-Pacific region, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute;

S. 3233, to impose sanctions with respect to persons responsible for violence and human rights abuses in Nicaragua, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute;

H.R. 600, to promote Internet access in developing countries and update foreign policy toward the Internet, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute;

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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, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute;

S. 3257, to impose sanctions on foreign persons responsible for serious violations of international law regarding the protection of civilians during armed conflict, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute;

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, with an amendment;

S. Res. 602, supporting the agreement between Prime Minister Tsipras of Greece and Prime Minister Zaev of Macedonia to resolve longstanding bilateral disputes, with amendments;

S. Res. 634, commemorating the 70th anniversary of the Berlin Airlift and honoring the veterans of Operation Vittles, with an amendment; and

The nominations of Francisco Luis Palmieri, of Connecticut, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Honduras, Department of State, and Senators Johnson and Merkley, both to be a Representative to the Seventy-third Session of the General Assembly of the United Nations.

NOMINATIONS

Committee on Foreign Relations: Committee concluded a hearing 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, after the nominees testified and answered questions in their own behalf.

BUSINESS MEETING

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

S. 3405, to reauthorize the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards Program of the Department of Homeland Security, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute;

S. 3137, to provide for reforming agencies of the Federal Government to improve efficiency and effectiveness, with an amendment;

S. 3208, to provide agencies with discretion in securing information technology and information systems, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute;

S. 3487, to amend the Presidential Transition Act of 1963 to improve the orderly transfer of the executive power during Presidential transitions, with an amendment;

S. 3050, to improve executive agency digital services, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute;

S. 3484, to modernize Federal grant reporting, with an amendment;

S. 278, to amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to provide for innovative research and development, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute;

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, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute;

S. 3437, to establish a Federal rotational cyber workforce program for the Federal cyber workforce, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute;

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, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute;

S. 3191, to provide for the expeditious disclosure of records related to civil rights cold cases, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute;

S. 594, to authorize the Secretary of Homeland Security to work with cybersecurity consortia for training, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute;

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'';

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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; with an amendment;

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, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute;

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, with an amendment;

H.R. 5206, to amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to establish the Office of Biometric Identity Management, with an amendment;

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. 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''; and

The nomination of Peter Gaynor, of Rhode Island, to be Deputy Administrator, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security.

TOXIC PFAS CHEMICAL CRISIS

Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs: Subcommittee on Federal Spending Oversight and Emergency Management concluded a hearing to examine the Federal role in the toxic PFAS chemical crisis, including the status of Department of Defense efforts to address drinking water contaminants used in firefighting foam, after receiving testimony from Peter C. Grevatt, Director, Office of Ground Water and Drinking Water, Environmental Protection Agency; Maureen Sullivan, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense (Environment); Linda S. Birnbaum, Director, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences and National Toxicology Program, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services; Brian J. Lepore, Director, Defense Capabilities and Management, Government Accountability Office; Andrea Amico, Testing for Pease, Portsmouth, New Hampshire; Arnie Leriche, Wurtsmith Restoration Advisory Board, Oskada, Michigan; and Timothy Putnam, Tidewater Federal Fire Fighters, Washington, D.C., on behalf of the International Association of Fire Fighters.

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BUSINESS MEETING

Committee on Indian Affairs: Committee ordered favorably reported the following business items:

S. 465, to provide for an independent outside audit of the Indian Health Service, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute;

S. 2154, to approve the Kickapoo Tribe Water Rights Settlement Agreement, with an amendment; 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, with an amendment.

JUSTICE FOR NATIVE YOUTH

Committee on Indian Affairs: Committee concluded 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'', after receiving testimony from Gretta L. Goodwin, Director, Homeland Security and Justice, Government Accountability Office; Caren Harp, Administrator, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, Department of Justice; John Tahsuda, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Interior for Indian Affairs; Abby Abinanti, Yurok Tribal Court, Klamath, California; and Addie C. Rolnick, University of Nevada, Las Vegas William S. Boyd School of Law.

REGISTER OF COPYRIGHTS SELECTION AND ACCOUNTABILITY ACT

Committee on Rules and Administration: Committee concluded a hearing 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, after receiving testimony from Keith Kupferschmid, Copyright Alliance, and Jonathan Band, Georgetown University Law Center, both of Washington, D.C.

STATE OF THE VA

Committee on Veterans' Affairs: Committee concluded a hearing to examine the state of the Department of Veterans Affairs, focusing on a 60 day report, after receiving testimony from Robert Wilkie, Secretary of Veterans Affairs.

House of Representatives

Chamber Action


Public Bills and Resolutions Introduced: 30 public bills, H.R. 6896–6925; and 10 resolutions, H.J. Res. 141; H. Con. Res. 138–140; and H. Res. 1082–1083, 1085–1088 were introduced.
Pages H9088–90


Additional Cosponsors:
Pages H9091–92


Reports Filed: Reports were filed today as follows:

H. Res. 1018, requesting the President to transmit to the House of Representatives certain documents in the possession of the President relating to the determination to impose certain tariffs and to the strategy of the United States with respect to China (H. Rept. 115–979);

H.R. 4753, to amend the Federal Reserve Act to require the Vice Chairman for Supervision of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System to provide a written report, with an amendment (H. Rept. 115–980);

H.R. 6729, to allow nonprofit organizations to register with the Secretary of the Treasury and share information on activities that may involve human trafficking or money laundering with financial institutions and regulatory authorities, under a safe harbor that offers protections from liability, in order to better identify and report potential human trafficking or money laundering activities (H. Rept. 115–981);

H.R. 6751, to increase transparency with respect to financial services benefitting state sponsors of terrorism, human rights abusers, and corrupt officials, and for other purposes, with an amendment (H. Rept. 115–982);

H.R. 6737, to amend the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act to clarify seasoning requirements for certain refinanced mortgage loans, and for other purposes (H. Rept. 115–983);

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H.R. 5036, to establish an Independent Financial Technology Task Force, to provide rewards for information leading to convictions related to terrorist use of digital currencies, to establish a FinTech Leadership in Innovation Program to encourage the development of tools and programs to combat terrorist and illicit use of digital currencies, and for other purposes, with amendments (H. Rept. 115–984); and

H. Res. 1084, providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 6756) to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to promote new business innovation, and for other purposes; providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 6757) to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to encourage retirement and family savings, and for other purposes; providing for consideration of the bill (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; and providing for proceedings during the period from October 1, 2018, through November 12, 2018 (H. Rept. 115–985).
Pages H9081–82


Speaker: Read a letter from the Speaker wherein he appointed Representative Norman to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
Page H8889


Recess: The House recessed at 10:45 a.m. and reconvened at 12 noon.
Page H8894


Guest Chaplain: The prayer was offered by the Guest Chaplain, Dr. Brad Jurkovich, First Bossier, Bossier City, Louisiana.
Page H8894


Journal: The House agreed to the Speaker's approval of the Journal by voice vote.
Pages H8894, H8905


Recess: The House recessed at 1:09 p.m. and reconvened at 1:15 p.m.
Page H8902


Suspension--Proceedings Resumed: The House agreed to suspend the rules and pass the following measure. Consideration began Tuesday, September 25th.
FDR Historic Preservation Act: H.R. 5420, amended, to authorize the acquisition of land for addition to the Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt National Historic Site in the State of New York, by a \2/3\ recorded vote of 394 ayes to 15 noes, Roll No. 404.
Pages H8904–05


Department of Defense and Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations Act, 2019 and Continuing Appropriations Act, 2019: The House agreed to the conference report to accompany the bill (H.R. 6157) making appropriations for the Department of Defense for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2019, by a yea-and-nay vote of 361 yeas to 61 nays, Roll No. 405.
Pages H9040–47, H9056–57

H. Res. 1077, the rule providing for consideration of the conference report to accompany the bill (H.R. 6157) and providing for consideration of the resolution (H. Res. 1071) was agreed to by a recorded vote of 230 ayes to 188 noes, Roll No. 403, after the previous question was ordered by a yea-and-nay vote of 230 yeas to 188 nays, Roll No. 402.
Pages H8897–H8902, H8903–04


Recognizing that allowing illegal immigrants the right to vote devalues the franchise and diminishes the voting power of United States citizens: The House agreed to H. Res. 1071, recognizing that allowing illegal immigrants the right to vote devalues the franchise and diminishes the voting power of United States citizens, by a yea-and-nay vote of 279 yeas to 72 nays with 69 answering ``present'', Roll No. 406.
Pages H9047–52, H9057–58

H. Res. 1077, the rule providing for consideration of the conference report to accompany the bill (H.R. 6157) and providing for consideration of the resolution (H. Res. 1071) was agreed to by a recorded vote of 230 ayes to 188 noes, Roll No. 403, after the previous question was ordered by a yea-and-nay vote of 230 yeas to 188 nays, Roll No. 402.
Pages H8897–H8902, H8903–04


Suspensions: The House agreed to suspend the rules and pass the following measures:
Providing for the concurrence by the House in the Senate amendment to H.R. 302, with an amendment: H. Res. 1082, providing for the concurrence by the House in the Senate amendment to H.R. 302, with an amendment, by a \2/3\ recorded vote of 398 ayes to 23 noes, Roll No. 407;
Pages H8905–H9040, H9058


Empowering Financial Institutions to Fight Human Trafficking Act of 2018: H.R. 6729, to allow nonprofit organizations to register with the Secretary of the Treasury and share information on activities that may involve human trafficking or money laundering with financial institutions and regulatory authorities, under a safe harbor that offers protections from liability, in order to better identify and report potential human trafficking or money laundering activities, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 297 yeas to 124 nays, Roll No. 408;
Pages H9052–56, H9059


Financial Technology Protection Act: H.R. 5036, amended, to establish an Independent Financial Technology Task Force, to provide rewards for information leading to convictions related to terrorist use of digital currencies, to establish a FinTech Leadership in Innovation Program to encourage the development of tools and programs to combat terrorist and illicit use of digital currencies;
Pages H9060–62


Improving Strategies to Counter Weapons Proliferation Act: H.R. 6332, to require the Director of the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network to submit a report to Congress on the way in which data collected pursuant to title 31 is being used;
Page H9063


Federal Reserve Supervision Testimony Clarification Act: H.R. 4753, amended, to amend the Federal Reserve Act to require the Vice Chairman for Supervision of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System to provide a written report;
Pages H9063–64


Protect Affordable Mortgages for Veterans Act of 2018: H.R. 6737, amended, to amend the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act to clarify seasoning requirements for certain refinanced mortgage loans;
Pages H9064–65


Banking Transparency for Sanctioned Persons Act of 2018: H.R. 6751, amended, to increase transparency with respect to financial services benefitting state sponsors of terrorism, human rights abusers, and corrupt officials;
Page H9088


9/11 Heroes Medal of Valor Act: H.R. 3834, to provide that members of public safety agencies who died of 9/11-related health conditions are eligible for the Presidential 9/11 Heroes Medal of Valor;
Pages H9067–68


Anwar Sadat Centennial Celebration Act: H.R. 754, to award the Congressional Gold Medal to Anwar Sadat in recognition of his heroic achievements and courageous contributions to peace in the Middle East;
Pages H9068–70


IG Subpoena Authority Act: H.R. 4917, to amend the Inspector General Act of 1978 to provide testimonial subpoena authority;
Pages H9070–72


Guidance Out Of Darkness Act: H.R. 4809, amended, to increase access to agency guidance documents;
Pages H9072–73


Grant Reporting Efficiency and Agreements Transparency Act of 2018: H.R. 4887, amended, to modernize Federal grant reporting;
Pages H9074–76


Correcting Miscalculations in Veterans' Pensions Act: H.R. 4431, amended, to amend title 5, United States Code, to provide for interest payments by agencies in the case of administrative error in processing certain annuity deposits for prior military service;
Pages H9076–78

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Agreed to amend the title so as to read: ``To amend title 5, United States Code, to provide for interest payments by agencies in the case of administrative error in processing certain annuity deposits for prior military service or certain volunteer service, and for other purposes.''.
Page H9078


Border Patrol Agent Pay Reform Amendments Act of 2018: H.R. 5896, amended, to amend title 5, United States Code, to modify the authority for pay and work schedules of border patrol agents;
Pages H9078–80


Requiring the United States Postal Service to establish new ZIP codes: H.R. 6846, to require the United States Postal Service to establish new ZIP codes; and
Pages H9080–81


REAL ID Act Modification for Freely Associated States Act: H.R. 3398, to amend the Real ID Act of 2005 to permit Freely Associated States to meet identification requirements under such Act.
Pages H9065–67


Directing the Clerk of the House of Representatives to make a correction in the enrollment of H.R. 6157: The House agreed to take from the Speaker's table and agree to S. Con. Res. 47, directing the Clerk of the House of Representatives to make a correction in the enrollment of H.R. 6157.
Pages H9059–60


Airport and Airway Extension Act of 2018: The House agreed to discharge from committee and pass H.R. 6897, to extend the authorizations of Federal aviation programs, to extend the funding and expenditure authority of the Airport and Airway Trust Fund.
Page H9060


Designating the flood control project in Sedgwick County, Kansas, commonly known as the Wichita-Valley Center Flood Control Project, as the ``M.S. `Mitch' Mitchell Floodway'': The House agreed to discharge from committee and pass H.R. 3383, to designate the flood control project in Sedgwick County, Kansas, commonly known as the Wichita-Valley Center Flood Control Project, as the ``M.S. `Mitch' Mitchell Floodway''.
Page H9060


Renaming a waterway in the State of New York as the ``Joseph Sanford Jr. Channel'': The House agreed to discharge from committee and pass S. 1668, to rename a waterway in the State of New York as the ``Joseph Sanford Jr. Channel''.
Page H9060


Senate Referrals: S. 3139 was referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. S. 3389 was referred to the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology.
Page H9087


Senate Message: Message received from the Senate by the Clerk and subsequently presented to the House today and appears on page H8902.

Quorum Calls--Votes: Four yea-and-nay votes and three recorded votes developed during the proceedings of today and appear on pages H8903, H8903–04, H8904–05, H9057, H9057–58, H9058, and H9059. There were no quorum calls.

Adjournment: The House met at 10 a.m. and adjourned at 8:32:33 p.m.

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Committee Meetings

THE IMPACT OF NATIONAL DEFENSE ON THE ECONOMY, DIPLOMACY, AND INTERNATIONAL ORDER

Committee on Armed Services: Full Committee held a hearing entitled ``The Impact of National Defense on the Economy, Diplomacy, and International Order''. Testimony was heard from public witnesses.

U.S. STRATEGY IN SYRIA

Committee on Armed Services: Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations held a hearing entitled ``U.S. Strategy in Syria''. Testimony was heard from Brigadier General Scott F. Benedict, Deputy Director, Politico-Military Affairs, Middle East, Joint Staff J–5; and Robert Story Karem, Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs, Department of Defense.

EXAMINING FIRST AMENDMENT RIGHTS ON CAMPUS

Committee on Education and the Workforce: Full Committee held a hearing entitled ``Examining First Amendment Rights on Campus''. Testimony was heard from public witnesses.

BUILT IN AMERICA: JOBS AND GROWTH IN THE MANUFACTURING SECTOR

Committee on Energy and Commerce: Subcommittee on Digital Commerce and Consumer Protection held a hearing entitled ``Built in America: Jobs and Growth in the Manufacturing Sector''. Testimony was heard from public witnesses.

SOLUTIONS TO STRENGTHEN U.S. PUBLIC SAFETY COMMUNICATIONS

Committee on Energy and Commerce: Subcommittee on Capital Markets, Securities, and Subcommittee on Communications and Technology held a hearing entitled ``Solutions to Strengthen U.S. Public Safety Communications''. Testimony was heard from James Curry, Communications Division Head, Hunterdon County, Department of Public Safety, New Jersey; Eddie L. Reyes, Director, Public Safety Communications, Prince William County, Virginia; and Paul Starks, Director, Public Information Office, Montgomery County Police Department, Maryland.

OVERSIGHT OF THE SEC'S DIVISION OF INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT

Committee on Financial Services: Subcommittee on Capital Markets, Securities, and Investment held a hearing entitled ``Oversight of the SEC's Division of Investment Management''. Testimony was heard from Dalia Blass, Director, Division of Investment Management, Securities and Exchange Commission.

ADMINISTRATION GOALS FOR MAJOR SANCTIONS PROGRAMS

Committee on Financial Services: Subcommittee on Monetary Policy and Trade held a hearing entitled ``Administration Goals for Major Sanctions Programs''. Testimony was heard from Marshall Billingslea, Assistant Secretary for Terrorist Financing, Department of the Treasury.

GENOCIDE AGAINST THE BURMESE ROHINGYA

Committee on Foreign Affairs: Full Committee held a hearing entitled ``Genocide Against the Burmese Rohingya''. Testimony was heard from public witnesses.

COUNTERING IRANIAN PROXIES IN IRAQ

Committee on Foreign Affairs: Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation, and Trade held a hearing entitled ``Countering Iranian Proxies in Iraq''. Testimony was heard from public witnesses.

CHINA'S REPRESSION AND INTERNMENT OF UYGHURS: U.S. POLICY RESPONSES

Committee on Foreign Affairs: Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific held a hearing entitled ``China's Repression and Internment of Uyghurs: U.S. Policy Responses''. Testimony was heard from public witnesses.

HIDDEN IN PLAIN SIGHT: UNDERSTANDING FEDERAL EFFORTS TO STOP HUMAN TRAFFICKING

Committee on Homeland Security: Subcommittee on Border and Maritime Security held a hearing entitled ``Hidden in Plain Sight: Understanding Federal Efforts to Stop Human Trafficking''. Testimony was heard from John Hill, Assistant Secretary, Office of Partnership and Engagement, Department of Homeland Security; Steven Cagen, Special Agent in Charge, Denver Field Office, Homeland Security Investigations, Department of Homeland Security; John Gore, Acting Assistant Attorney General, Civil Rights Division, Department of Justice; and a public witness.

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MISCELLANEOUS MEASURE

Committee on House Administration: Full Committee held a markup on Committee Resolution 115–21. Committee Resolution 115–21 was adopted, without amendment.

LEGISLATIVE MEASURE

Committee on The Judiciary: Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform, Commercial and Antitrust Law held a hearing on H.R. 3553, the ``Bankruptcy Administration Improvement Act of 2017''. Testimony was heard from Alan C. Stout, Judge, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Western District of Kentucky, U.S. District Court; and public witnesses.–

MISCELLANEOUS MEASURES

Committee on Natural Resources: Full Committee held a 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''. H.R. 6784, H.R. 6666, H.R. 6118, H.R. 6064, H.R. 5706, H.R. 4644 were ordered reported, without amendment. H.R. 6682, H.R. 6255, H.R. 5727, H.R. 5636 were ordered reported, as amended.

LEGISLATIVE MEASURES

Committee on Natural Resources: Full Committee held a 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''. Testimony was heard from Gregg Renkes, Director, Office of Policy Analysis, Department of the Interior; David Sauter, County Commissioner, Klickitat County, Washington; and public witnesses.

SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM FRAUD

Committee on Oversight and Government Reform: Subcommittee on Intergovernmental Affairs; and Subcommittee on Healthcare, Benefits and Administrative Rules held a joint hearing entitled ``Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Fraud''. Testimony was heard from Ann Coffey, Assistant Inspector General Investigations, Office of Inspector General, Department of Agriculture; Thomas Roth, Director, Fraud Investigations Unit, Department Health Human Services, Maine; and public witnesses.

COUNTERING CHINA: ENSURING AMERICA REMAINS THE WORLD LEADER IN ADVANCED TECHNOLOGIES AND INNOVATION

Committee on Oversight and Government Reform: Subcommittee on Information Technology held a hearing entitled ``Countering China: Ensuring America Remains the World Leader in Advanced Technologies and Innovation''. Testimony was heard from public witnesses.

EXAMINING MISCONDUCT AND RETALIATION AT TSA

Committee on Oversight and Government Reform: Full Committee held a hearing entitled ``Examining Misconduct and Retaliation at TSA''. Testimony was heard from David Pekoske, Administrator, Transportation Security Administration.

AMERICAN INNOVATION ACT OF 2018; FAMILY SAVINGS ACT OF 2018; PROTECTING FAMILY AND SMALL BUSINESS TAX CUTS ACT OF 2018

Committee on Rules: Full Committee held a 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''. The Committee granted, by record vote of 7–3, a rule providing for the consideration of H.R. 6756 under a closed rule. The rule provides one hour of debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Ways and Means. The rule waives all points of order against consideration of the bill. The rule provides that the amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on Ways and Means now printed in the bill, modified by the amendment printed in part A of the Rules Committee report, 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. The rule provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions. In section 2, the rule provides for the consideration of H.R. 6757 under a closed rule. The rule provides one hour of debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Ways and Means. The rule waives all points of order against consideration of the bill. The rule provides that the amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on Ways and Means now printed in the bill, modified by the amendment printed in part B of the Rules Committee report, 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. The rule provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions. In section 3, the rule provides for the consideration of H.R. 6760 under a closed rule. The rule provides one hour of debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Ways and Means. The rule waives all points of order against consideration of the bill. The rule provides that the amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on Ways and Means now printed in the bill, modified by the amendment printed in part C of the Rules Committee report, 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. The rule provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions. The rule provides that the yeas and nays shall be considered as ordered on the question of passage and that clause 5(b) of rule 21 shall not apply to the bill or amendments thereto. In section 4, the rule provides that on any legislative day during the period from October 1, 2018, through November 12, 2018: the Journal of the proceedings of the previous day shall be considered as approved; and the Chair may at any time declare the House adjourned to meet at a date and time to be announced by the Chair in declaring the adjournment. In section 5, the rule provides that the Speaker may appoint Members to perform the duties of the Chair for the duration of the period addressed by section 4. In section 6, the rule provides that each day during the period addressed by section 4 of the resolution shall not constitute calendar days for the purposes of section 7 of the War Powers Resolution (50 U.S.C. 1546). In section 7, the rule provides that each day during the period addressed by section 4 of the resolution shall not constitute a legislative day for purposes of clause 7 of rule XIII (resolutions of inquiry). Finally, in section 8, the rule provides that each day during the period addressed by section 4 of the resolution shall not constitute a calendar or legislative day for purposes of clause 7(c)(1) of rule XXII (motions to instruct conferees). Testimony was heard from Chairman Brady of Texas, and Representatives Thompson of California, Graves of Louisiana, Rodney Davis of Illinois, King of Iowa, and Lance.

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60 YEARS OF NASA LEADERSHIP IN HUMAN SPACE EXPLORATION: PAST, PRESENT, AND FUTURE

Committee on Science, Space, and Technology: Subcommittee on Space held a hearing entitled ``60 Years of NASA Leadership in Human Space Exploration: Past, Present, and Future''. Testimony was heard from the following National Aeronautics and Space Administration officials: William Gerstenmaier, Associate Administrator, Human Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate; Mark Geyer, Director, Johnson Space Center; Jody Singer, Director, Marshall Space Flight Center; and Robert Cabana, Director, John F. Kennedy Space Center.

TROUBLED SKIES: THE AVIATION WORKFORCE SHORTAGE'S IMPACT ON SMALL BUSINESSES

Committee on Small Business: Subcommittee on Contracting and Workforce held a hearing entitled ``Troubled Skies: The Aviation Workforce Shortage's Impact on Small Businesses''. Testimony was heard from public witnesses.

COAST GUARD MODERNIZATION AND RECAPITALIZATION: STATUS AND FUTURE

Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure: Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation held a hearing entitled ``Coast Guard Modernization and Recapitalization: Status and Future''. Testimony was heard from Admiral Karl L. Schultz, Commandant, U.S. Coast Guard.

IRS TAXPAYER AUTHENTICATION: STRENGTHENING SECURITY WHILE ENSURING ACCESS

Committee on Ways and Means: Subcommittee on Oversight held a hearing entitled ``IRS Taxpayer Authentication: Strengthening Security While Ensuring Access''. Testimony was heard from Gina Garza, Chief Information Officer, Internal Revenue Service; Edward Killen, Chief Privacy Officer, Internal Revenue Service; James R. McTigue, Jr., Director, Tax Issues, Strategic Issues, Government Accountability Office; and Michael McKenney, Deputy Inspector General for Audit, Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration.

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Joint Meetings

RISE OF AMERICAN EARNINGS

Joint Economic Committee: Committee concluded a hearing to examine the rise of American earnings and living standards, after receiving testimony from Casey B. Mulligan, Council of Economic Advisers; Russ Roberts, Stanford University Hoover Institution, Stanford, California; and Stephen Moore, The Heritage Foundation, and Heather Boushey, Washington Center for Equitable Growth, both of Washington, D.C.

NEW PUBLIC LAWS

(For last listing of Public Laws, see Daily Digest, p. D1035)

H.R. 5895, making appropriations for energy and water development and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2019. Signed on September 21, 2018. (Public Law 115–244)

COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR THURSDAY,

SEPTEMBER 27, 2018

(Committee meetings are open unless otherwise indicated)

Senate

Committee on Finance: 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–430.

Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs: 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 the Judiciary: 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.

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

House

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

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

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

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

Committee on Financial Services, 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.

Committee on Foreign Affairs, Full Committee, markup on H. Res. 931, expressing the sense of the House of Representatives 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; H. Res. 1055, to affirm strong United States-Liberia ties and support for democratic principles, and call for full implementation of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission recommendations, including the establishment of an Extraordinary Criminal Tribunal for Liberia; H.R. 6651, the ``PEPFAR Extension Act of 2018''; 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Committee on Natural Resources, Full Committee, markup on H. Res. 792, urging the Secretary of the Interior to recognize the historical significance of Roberto Clemente's place of death near Pinones in Loiza, Puerto Rico, by adding it to the National Register of Historic Places; H.R. 237, the ``Integrated Coastal and Ocean Observation System Act Amendments of 2017''; H.R. 3608, the ``Endangered Species Transparency and Reasonableness Act''; H.R. 6108, the ``Preserving America's Battlefields Act''; H.R. 6345, the ``Ensuring Meaningful Petition Outreach While Enhancing Rights of States Act of 2018'' or ``EMPOWERS Act of 2018''; H.R. 6346, the ``Weigh Habitats Offsetting Locational Effects Act of 2018'' or ``WHOLE Act of 2018''; H.R. 6355, the ``Providing ESA Timing Improvements That Increase Opportunities for Nonlisting Act of 2018'' or ``PETITION Act of 2018''; H.R. 6365, the ``Treaty of Guadalupe-Hidalgo Land Claims Act of 2018''; H.R. 6434, to amend section 7 of Public Law 100–515 (16 U.S.C. 1244 note) to promote continued use of the James J. Howard Marine Sciences Laboratory at Gateway National Recreation Area by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration; and S. 607, the ``Native American Business Incubators Program Act'', 10:15 a.m., 1324 Longworth.

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Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, 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 2018''; 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.

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.

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

Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, Subcommittee on Energy, hearing entitled ``Advancing Nuclear Energy: Powering the Future'', 10 a.m., 2318 Rayburn.

Committee on Small Business, Subcommittee on Economic Growth, Tax, and Capital Access, hearing entitled ``The Local Impact of Economic Growth'', 10 a.m., 2360 Rayburn.

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

Committee on Ways and Means, Subcommittee on Social Security, hearing entitled ``The State of Social Security's Information Technology'', 11 a.m., 2020 Rayburn.

Joint Meetings

Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe: to hold hearings to examine politically-motivated injustice, focusing on the extradition case of Judge Venckiene, 2 p.m., 2261, Rayburn Building.

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Next Meeting of the
SENATE

12 noon, Thursday, September 27

Senate Chamber

Program for Thursday: Senate will begin consideration of the nomination of Lisa Porter, of Virginia, to be a Deputy Under Secretary of Defense, and vote on confirmation of the nomination at 12:40 p.m.



Next Meeting of the
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

10 a.m., Thursday, September 27

House Chamber

Program for Thursday: Consideration of H.R. 6757--Family Savings Act of 2018 (Subject to a Rule). Consideration of H.R. 6756--American Innovation Act of 2018 (Subject to a Rule). Begin consideration of H.R. 6760--Protecting Family and Small Business Tax Cuts Act of 2018 (Subject to a Rule).

Extensions of Remarks, as inserted in this issue








HOUSE


Bergman, Jack, Mich., E1306

Bishop, Mike, Mich., E1311

Bishop, Sanford D., Jr., Ga, E1309

Brady, Kevin, Tex., E1306

Brady, Robert A., Pa., E1309

Cheney, Liz, Wyo., E1307

Cleaver, Emanuel, Mo., E1312

Cloud, Michael, Tex., E1310, E1311

Collins, Doug, Ga., E1310

Comer, James, Ky., E1305

Correa, J. Luis, Calif., E1307

Crawford, Eric A. ``Rick'', Ark., E1311

Dunn, Neal P., Fla., E1309, E1310

Eshoo, Anna G., Calif., E1312

Evans, Dwigt, Pa., E1307

Gutiérrez, Luis V., Ill., E1308

Himes, James A., Conn., E1307

Johnson, Henry C. ``Hank'', Jr., Ga., E1309

Katko, John, N.Y., E1305, E1307

Lieu, Ted, Calif., E1308

Lofgren, Zoe, Calif., E1309

Lujan Grisham, Michelle, N.M., E1309

McGovern, James P., Mass., E1308

Moore, Gwen, Wisc., E1312

Nadler, Jerrold, N.Y., E1305

Peterson, Collin C., Minn., E1311

Renacci, James B., Ohio, E1306

Scott, Robert C. ``Bobby'', Va., E1308

Sensenbrenner, F. James, Jr., Wisc., E1306

Stefanik, Elise M., N.Y., E1309, E1310

Thompson, Mike, Calif., E1310

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