Daily Digest

Friday, September 28, 2018

Daily Digest

Senate

Chamber Action

Routine Proceedings, pages S6367–S6400

Measures Introduced: Eight bills and four resolutions were introduced, as follows: S. 3525–3532, S. Res. 660–662, and S. Con. Res. 49.
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Measures Reported:

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'', with amendments.

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''.

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'', with amendments.

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''.
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Measures Passed:

Enrollment Correction: Senate agreed to S. Con. Res. 49, providing for a correction in the enrollment of S. 2553.
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Short Term FAA Extension: Senate passed 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.
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PROGRESS for Indian Tribes Act: Senate passed S. 2515, to amend the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act to provide further self-governance by Indian Tribes.
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National Workforce Development Month: Committee on the Judiciary was discharged from further consideration of S. Res. 632, designating September 2018 as ``National Workforce Development Month'', and the resolution was then agreed to.
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Sickle Cell Disease Awareness Month: Senate agreed to S. Res. 661, expressing support for the designation of September 2018 as ``Sickle Cell Disease Awareness Month'' in order to educate communities across the United States about sickle cell disease and the need for research, early detection methods, effective treatments, and preventative care programs with respect to sickle cell disease, complications from sickle cell disease, and conditions related to sickle cell disease.
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Campus Fire Safety Month: Senate agreed to S. Res. 662, designating September 2018 as ``Campus Fire Safety Month''.
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House Messages:

Sports Medicine Licensure Clarity Act--Agreement: Senate began consideration of the amendment of the House of Representatives to the amendment of the Senate to H.R. 302, to provide protections for certain sports medicine professionals who provide certain medical services in a secondary State, after agreeing to the motion to proceed to consideration of the House message to accompany the bill, and taking action on the following motions and amendments proposed thereto:
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Pending:

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McConnell motion to concur in the amendment of the House to the amendment of the Senate to the bill.
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McConnell motion to concur in the amendment of the House to the amendment of the Senate to the bill, with McConnell Amendment No. 4026 (to the motion to concur in the amendment of the House to the amendment of the Senate), to change the enactment date.
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McConnell Amendment No. 4027 (to Amendment No. 4026), of a perfecting nature.
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McConnell motion to refer the House message to accompany the bill to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, with instructions, McConnell Amendment No. 4028, to change the enactment date.
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McConnell Amendment No. 4029 (the instructions (Amendment No. 4028) of the motion to refer), of a perfecting nature.
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McConnell Amendment No. 4030 (to Amendment No. 4029), of a perfecting nature.
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A motion was entered to close further debate on McConnell motion to concur in the amendment of the House to the amendment of the Senate to the bill, and, in accordance with the provisions of Rule XXII of the Standing Rules of the Senate, and pursuant to the unanimous-consent agreement of Friday, September 28, 2018, a vote on cloture will occur at 5:30 p.m., on Monday, October 1, 2018.
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A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that notwithstanding Rule XXII, at 5 p.m., on Monday, October 1, 2018, Senate resume consideration of the House message to accompany the bill, as if in Legislative Session; that at 5:30 p.m., Senate vote on the motion to invoke cloture on McConnell motion to concur in the amendment of the House to the amendment of the Senate to the bill; and that if cloture is invoked, Senate remain in Executive Session and the post-cloture time continue to run as otherwise under the Rule, and that upon the use or yielding back of post-cloture time, Senate vote, as if in Legislative Session, on McConnell motion to concur in the amendment of the House to the amendment of the Senate to the bill.
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Support for Patients and Communities Act--Agreement: A unanimous-consent-time agreement was reached providing that at a time to be determined by the Majority Leader, in consultation with the Democratic Leader, Senate begin consideration of the House Message to accompany H.R. 6, to provide for opioid use disorder prevention, recovery, and treatment; that the Majority Leader, or his designee, be recognized to make a motion to concur, that there be up to four hours of debate on the motion, equally divided in the usual form, and that following the use or yielding back of that time, Senate vote on the motion to concur, with no intervening action or debate.
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Signing Authorities--Agreement: A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that the Majority Leader and Senator Boozman be authorized to sign duly enrolled bills or joint resolutions during the upcoming recess of the Senate.
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Kavanaugh Nomination: Senate began consideration of the nomination of Brett M. Kavanaugh, of Maryland, to be an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States.
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Prior to the consideration of this nomination, Senate took the following action:

Senate agreed to the motion to proceed to Executive Session to consider the nomination.
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Nominations Received: Senate received the following nominations:

Jean Nellie Liang, of Illinois, to be a Member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System for the unexpired term of fourteen years from February 1, 2010.

Darrell E. Issa, of California, to be Director of the Trade and Development Agency.

Andrew P. Bremberg, of Virginia, to be Representative of the United States of America to the Office of the United Nations and Other International Organizations in Geneva, with the rank of Ambassador.

Jeffrey L. Eberhardt, of Wisconsin, to be Special Representative of the President for Nuclear Nonproliferation, with the rank of Ambassador.

Christopher Paul Henzel, of Virginia, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Yemen.

Lynne M. Tracy, of Ohio, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Armenia.

Virgil Madden, of Indiana, to be a Commissioner of the United States Parole Commission for a term of six years.

Monica David Morris, of Florida, to be a Commissioner of the United States Parole Commission for a term of six years.

A routine list in the Army.
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Nomination Withdrawn: Senate received notification of withdrawal of the following nomination:

Anthony Kurta, of Montana, to be a Principal Deputy Under Secretary of Defense, which was sent to the Senate on July 25, 2017.
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Messages from the House:
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Measures Referred:
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Measures Read the First Time:
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Enrolled Bills Presented:
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Executive Communications:
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Executive Reports of Committees:
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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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Amendments Submitted:
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Adjournment: Senate convened at 2 p.m. and recessed at 6:21 p.m., until 3 p.m. on Monday, October 1, 2018. (For Senate's program, see the remarks of the Majority Leader in today's Record on page S6399.)

Committee Meetings

(Committees not listed did not meet)

BUSINESS MEETING

Committee on the Judiciary: Committee ordered favorably reported the nomination of Brett M. Kavanaugh, of Maryland, to be an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States.

House of Representatives

Chamber Action


Public Bills and Resolutions Introduced: 45 public bills, H.R. 6964–7008; and 11 resolutions, H. Res. 1099–1109 were introduced.
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Additional Cosponsors:
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Reports Filed: There were no reports filed today.

Speaker: Read a letter from the Speaker wherein he appointed Representative Poe (TX) to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
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Amending title 10, United States Code, to modify the requirement for certain former members of the Armed Forces to enroll in Medicare Part B to be eligible for TRICARE for Life, and to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for coverage of certain DNA specimen provenance assay tests under the Medicare program: The House agreed to discharge from committee and pass H.R. 6886, to amend title 10, United States Code, to modify the requirement for certain former members of the Armed Forces to enroll in Medicare Part B to be eligible for TRICARE for Life, and to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for coverage of certain DNA specimen provenance assay tests under the Medicare program, as amended by Representative Sam Johnson (TX).
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Protecting Family and Small Business Tax Cuts Act of 2018: The House passed 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, by a yea-and-nay vote of 220 yeas to 191 nays, Roll No. 414.
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Rejected the Larson (CT) motion to recommit the bill to the Committee on Ways and Means with instructions to report the same back to the House forthwith with an amendment, by a yea-and-nay vote of 184 yeas to 226 nays, Roll No. 413.
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Pursuant to the Rule, 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 H. Rept. 115–985, shall be considered as adopted.
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H. Res. 1084, the rule providing for consideration of the bills (H.R. 6756), (H.R. 6757), and (H.R. 6760) was agreed to yesterday, September 27th.

Suspensions: The House agreed to suspend the rules and pass the following measure:
Providing for the concurrence by the House in the Senate amendment to H.R. 6, with an amendment: H. Res. 1099, providing for the concurrence by the House in the Senate amendment to H.R. 6, with an amendment, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 393 yeas to 8 nays, Roll No. 415.
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Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure--Communication: Read a letter from Chairman Shuster wherein he transmitted copies of nineteen resolutions that include 11 alteration projects, five lease prospectuses, and two construction projects included in the General Services Administration's Capital Investment and Leasing Programs. The resolutions were adopted by the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure on September 27, 2018.
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Renaming the Stop Trading on Congressional Knowledge Act of 2012 in honor of Representative Louise McIntosh Slaughter: The House agreed to discharge from committee and pass H.R. 6870, to rename the Stop Trading on Congressional Knowledge Act of 2012 in honor of Representative Louise McIntosh Slaughter.
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Designating 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'': The House agreed to discharge from committee and pass 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''.
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Designating 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'': The House agreed to discharge from committee and pass 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'', as amended by Representative Comer.
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Agreed to amend the title so as to read: ``To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 90 North 4th Avenue in Brighton, Colorado, as the 'Detective Heath McDonald Gumm Post Office'.''.
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Designating 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'': The House agreed to discharge from committee and pass 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''.
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Designating 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'': The House agreed to discharge from committee and pass 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''.
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Missing Children's Assistance Act of 2018: The House agreed to take from the Speaker's table and pass S. 3354, to amend the Missing Children's Assistance Act.
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Reauthorizing the Family Violence Prevention and Services Act: The House agreed to discharge from committee and pass H.R. 6014, to reauthorize the Family Violence Prevention and Services Act.
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Reauthorizing the Congressional Award Act: The House agreed to take from the Speaker's table and pass S. 3509, to reauthorize the Congressional Award Act.
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Juvenile Justice Reform Act of 2018: The House agreed to discharge from committee and pass H.R. 6964, to reauthorize and improve the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act of 1974.
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Global Food Security Reauthorization Act: The House agreed to take from the Speaker's table and pass S. 2269, to reauthorize the Global Food Security Act of 2016 for 5 additional years.
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Amending title 18, United States Code, to provide for assistance for victims of child pornography: The House agreed to discharge from committee and pass S. 2152, to amend title 18, United States Code, to provide for assistance for victims of child pornography, as amended by Representative Marino.
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Abolish Human Trafficking Act: The House agreed to discharge from committee and pass S. 1311, to provide assistance in abolishing human trafficking in the United States, as amended by Representative Marino.
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Trafficking Victims Protection Act: The House agreed to discharge from committee and pass S. 1312, to prioritize the fight against human trafficking in the United States, as amended by Representative Marino.
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Tiffany Joslyn Juvenile Accountability Block Grant Program Reauthorization Act: The House agreed to discharge from committee and pass H.R. 68, to amend the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 to reauthorize the Juvenile Accountability Block Grant program, as amended by Representative Marino.
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Providing for the continued performance of the functions of the United States Parole Commission: The House agreed to discharge from committee and pass H.R. 6896, to provide for the continued performance of the functions of the United States Parole Commission.
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Meeting Hour: Agreed by unanimous consent that when the House adjourns today, it adjourn to meet at 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, October 2nd.
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Library of Congress Trust Fund Board--Appointment: The Chair announced the Speaker's appointment of the following individuals on the part of the House to the Library of Congress Trust Fund Board for a 5-year term: Mr. Lawrence Peter Fisher of Chevy Chase, Maryland, and Mr. Gregory Paul Ryan of Hillsborough, California.
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Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation--Appointment: The Chair announced the Speaker's appointment of the following Member on the part of the House to the Board of Trustees of the Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation: Representative Granger.
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Member Resignation: Read a letter from Representative Jenkins, wherein he resigned as Representative for the Third Congressional District of West Virginia, effective at midnight September 30, 2018.
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Senate Referrals: S. 1768 was referred to the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, the Committee on Natural Resources, and the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. S. 3170 was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. S. 3354 was held at the desk.
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Senate Message: Message received from the Senate today appears on page H9255.

Quorum Calls--Votes: Three yea-and-nay votes developed during the proceedings of today and appear on pages H9255, H9256, and H9257. There were no quorum calls.

Adjournment: The House met at 9 a.m. and adjourned at 2:15 p.m.

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Committee Meetings

CONTRIBUTING FACTORS TO C–130 MISHAPS AND OTHER INTRA-THEATER AIRLIFT CHALLENGES

Committee on Armed Services: Subcommittee on Seapower and Projection Forces held a hearing entitled ``Contributing Factors to C–130 Mishaps and Other Intra-Theater Airlift Challenges''. Testimony was heard from Rear Admiral Upper Half Scott D. Conn, Director, Air Warfare, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Department of the Navy; Lieutenant General Jerry D. Harris, Deputy Chief of Staff for Strategic Plans and Programs, Department of the Air Force; and Lieutenant General Donald Kirkland, Commander, Air Force Sustainment Center, Department of the Air Force.

EXAMINING OPPORTUNITIES FOR FINANCIAL MARKETS IN THE DIGITAL ERA

Committee on Financial Services: Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit held a hearing entitled ``Examining Opportunities for Financial Markets in the Digital Era''. Testimony was heard from public witnesses.

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EXAMINING SOBER LIVING HOMES

Committee on the Judiciary: Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice held a hearing entitled ``Examining Sober Living Homes''. Testimony was heard from Representatives Judy Chu of California and Rohrabacher; Erik Peterson, Mayor Pro Tempore, Huntington Beach, California; Dave Aronberg, State Attorney, 15th Judicial Circuit, Florida; and public witnesses.

BUSINESS MEETING

Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence: Full Committee held a business meeting. A vote to release certain executive session material to the Intelligence Community, transmit 53 executive session witness depositions to the ODNI for classification review, and publicly release 53 executive session witness depositions passed. This meeting was closed.

Joint Meetings

No joint committee meetings were held.

COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR MONDAY,

OCTOBER 1, 2018

(Committee meetings are open unless otherwise indicated)

Senate

No meetings/hearings scheduled.

House

No hearings are scheduled.

CONGRESSIONAL PROGRAM AHEAD

Week of October 1 through October 5, 2018

Senate Chamber

On Monday, Senate will resume Executive Session.

At 5 p.m., Senate will resume consideration of the House message to accompany H.R. 302, Sports Medicine Licensure Clarity Act, and vote on the motion to invoke cloture on McConnell motion to concur in the amendment of the House to the amendment of the Senate to the bill, at 5:30 p.m.

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 Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs: October 2, to hold hearings to examine implementation of the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act, 10 a.m., SD–538.

October 4, Full Committee, to hold hearings to examine combating money laundering and other forms of illicit finance, focusing on regulator and law enforcement perspectives on reform, 10 a.m., SD–538.

Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation: October 3, to hold hearings to examine implementation of positive train control, 10 a.m., SR–253.

October 3, Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety, Insurance, and Data Security, to hold hearings to examine protecting United States amateur athletes, focusing on examining abuse prevention efforts across the Olympic movement, 2:30 p.m., SR–253.

October 4, Full Committee, to hold hearings to examine broadband, focusing on opportunities and challenges in rural America, 10 a.m., SR–253.

Committee on Energy and Natural Resources: October 2, business meeting to consider S. 32 and H.R. 857, bills to provide for conservation and enhanced recreation activities in the California Desert Conservation Area, S. 90 and H.R. 428, bills to survey the gradient boundary along the Red River in the States of Oklahoma and Texas, S. 414, to promote conservation, improve public land management, and provide for sensible development in Pershing County, Nevada, S. 441, to designate the Organ Mountains and other public land as components of the National Wilderness Preservation System in the State of New Mexico, S. 483, to designate and expand wilderness areas in Olympic National Forest in the State of Washington, and to designate certain rivers in Olympic National Forest and Olympic National Park as wild and scenic rivers, S. 569, to amend title 54, United States Code, to provide consistent and reliable authority for, and for the funding of, the Land and Water Conservation Fund to maximize the effectiveness of the Fund for future generations, S. 685, to authorize the Dry-Redwater Regional Water Authority System and the Musselshell-Judith Rural Water System in the States of Montana and North Dakota, S. 785, to amend the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act to provide for equitable allotment of land to Alaska Native veterans, S. 884, to amend the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1993 to require the Bureau of Land Management to provide a claimant of a small miner waiver from claim maintenance fees with a period of 60 days after written receipt of 1 or more defects is provided to the claimant by registered mail to cure the 1 or more defects or pay the claim maintenance fee, S. 941, to withdraw certain National Forest System land in the Emigrant Crevice area located in the Custer Gallatin National Forest, Park County, Montana, from the mining and mineral leasing laws of the United States, S. 966, to establish a program to accurately document vehicles that were significant in the history of the United States, S. 1012, to provide for drought preparedness measures in the State of New Mexico, S. 1149, to amend the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act to repeal a provision limiting the export of timber harvested from land conveyed to the Kake Tribal Corporation under that Act, S. 1219, to provide for stability of title to certain land in the State of Louisiana, S. 1403, to amend the Public Lands Corps Act of 1993 to establish the 21st Century Conservation Service Corps to place youth and veterans in national service positions to conserve, restore, and enhance the great outdoors of the United States, S. 1481, to make technical corrections to the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act, S. 1522 and H.R. 3186, bills to establish an Every Kid Outdoors program, S. 1548, to designate certain land administered by the Bureau of Land Management and the Forest Service in the State of Oregon as wilderness and national recreation areas and to make additional wild and scenic river designations in the State of Oregon, S. 1572 and H.R. 3279, bills to amend the Mineral Leasing Act to provide that extraction of helium from gas produced under a Federal mineral lease shall maintain the lease as if the helium were oil and gas, S. 1787, to reauthorize the National Geologic Mapping Act of 1992, S. 1926 and H.R. 2156, bills to provide for the establishment of a national memorial and national monument to commemorate those killed by the collapse of the Saint Francis Dam on March 12, 1928, S. 1987 and H.R. 2600, bills to provide for the conveyance to the State of Iowa of the reversionary interest held by the United States in certain land in Pottawattamie County, Iowa, S. 2062, to require the Secretary of Agriculture to convey at market value certain National Forest System land in the State of Arizona, S. 2078 and H.R. 4257, bills to maximize land management efficiencies, promote land conservation, generate education funding, S. 2160, to establish a pilot program under the Chief of the Forest Service may use alternative dispute resolution in lieu of judicial review of certain projects, S. 2166 and H.R. 4465, bills to maintain annual base funding for the Upper Colorado and San Juan fish recovery programs through fiscal year 2023, to require a report on the implementation of those programs, S. 2249, to permanently reauthorize the Rio Puerco Management Committee and the Rio Puerco Watershed Management Program, S. 2290, to improve wildfire management operations and the safety of firefighters and communities with the best available technology, S. 2297, to direct the Secretary of Agriculture to transfer certain National Forest System land to Custer County, South Dakota, S. 2560, to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to establish a program to facilitate the transfer to non-Federal ownership of appropriate reclamation projects or facilities, S. 2809, to establish the San Rafael Swell Western Heritage and Historic Mining National Conservation Area in the State of Utah, to designate wilderness areas in the State, to provide for certain land conveyances, S. 2831 and H.R. 5751, bills to redesignate Golden Spike National Historic Site and to establish the Transcontinental Railroad Network, S. 2870, to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a special resource study of the site known as ``Amache'' in the State of Colorado, S. 2876, to amend the National Trails System Act to provide for the study of the Pike National Historic Trail, S. 2889 and H.R. 4895, bills to establish the Medgar Evers Home National Monument in the State of Mississippi, S. 2968, to amend the Energy Reorganization Act of 1974 to clarify whistleblower rights and protections, S. 3001 and H.R. 6040, bills to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to convey certain land and facilities of the Central Valley Project, S. 3088, to amend the Energy Policy Act of 2005 to require the Secretary of Energy to establish a program to prepare veterans for careers in the energy industry, including the solar, wind, cybersecurity, and other low-carbon emissions sectors or zero-emissions sectors of the energy industry, S. 3172, to amend title 54, United States Code, to establish, fund, and provide for the use of amounts in a National Park Service Legacy Restoration Fund to address the maintenance backlog of the National Park Service, S. 3176 and H.R. 5979, bills to establish the Mill Springs Battlefield National Monument in the State of Kentucky as a unit of the National Park System, S. 3245, to require the Secretary of Agriculture to transfer certain National Forest System land in the State of Texas, S. 3287 and H.R. 5655, bills to establish the Camp Nelson Heritage National Monument in the State of Kentucky as a unit of the National Park System, H.R. 132, to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to convey certain land and appurtenances of the Arbuckle Project, Oklahoma, to the Arbuckle Master Conservancy District, H.R. 1967, to amend the Reclamation Project Act of 1939 to authorize pumped storage hydropower development utilizing multiple Bureau of Reclamation reservoirs, H.R. 2075, to adjust the eastern boundary of the Deschutes Canyon-Steelhead Falls and Deschutes Canyon Wilderness Study Areas in the State of Oregon to facilitate fire prevention and response activities to protect private property, H.R. 2630, to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to convey certain land to La Paz County, Arizona, and H.R. 4446, to amend the Virgin Islands of the United States Centennial Commission Act to extend the expiration date of the Commission, 10 a.m., SD–366.

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Committee on Environment and Public Works: October 3, Subcommittee on Superfund, Waste Management, and Regulatory Oversight, to hold an oversight hearing to examine the Environmental Protection Agency's implementation of sound and transparent science in regulation, 2:15 p.m., SD–406.

Committee on Finance: October 2, to hold hearings to examine the nomination of Andrew M. Saul, of New York, to be Commissioner of Social Security, 10:30 a.m., SD–215.

Committee on Foreign Relations: October 2, to hold hearings to examine Russia's role in Syria and the broader Middle East; to be immediately followed by a closed session in SVC–217, 10 a.m., SD–419.

October 4, Full Committee, to hold hearings to examine the nomination of Eric George Nelson, of Texas, to be Ambassador to Bosnia and Herzegovina, Department of State, 10 a.m., SD–419.

Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions: October 3, Subcommittee on Children and Families, to hold hearings to examine rare diseases, focusing on expediting treatments for patients, 2:30 p.m., SD–430.

Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs: October 3, to hold hearings to examine the nominations of Steven Dillingham, of Virginia, to be Director of the Census, and Michael Kubayanda, of Ohio, to be a Commissioner of the Postal Regulatory Commission, 10 a.m., SD–342.

Committee on Indian Affairs: October 3, business meeting to consider S. 664, to approve the settlement of the water rights claims of the Navajo in Utah, to authorize construction of projects in connection therewith, and H.R. 5317, to repeal section 2141 of the Revised Statutes to remove the prohibition on certain alcohol manufacturing on Indian lands; to be immediately followed by an oversight hearing to examine Government Accountability Office reports relating to broadband internet availability on tribal lands, 2:30 p.m., SD–628.

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Committee on Judiciary: October 2, Subcommittee on the Constitution, to hold hearings to examine threats to religious liberty around the world, 2:30 p.m., SD–226.

October 3, Full Committee, to hold hearings to examine big bank bankruptcy, focusing on 10 years after Lehman Brothers, 10 a.m., SD–226.

October 3, Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition Policy and Consumer Rights, to hold an oversight hearing to examine the enforcement of the antitrust laws, 2:30 p.m., SD–226.

Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship: October 3, to hold hearings to examine expanding opportunities for small businesses through the tax code, 2:30 p.m., SR–428A.

Select Committee on Intelligence: October 2, to receive a closed briefing on certain intelligence matters, 2:30 p.m., SH–216.

October 4, Full Committee, to receive a closed briefing on certain intelligence matters, 2 p.m., SH–219.

Special Committee on Aging: October 3, to hold hearings to examine patient-focused care, focusing on a prescription to reduce health care costs, 9:30 a.m., SD–562.

United States Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control: October 2, to hold hearings to examine combating the trafficking of illegal fentanyl from China, 9:30 a.m., SD–226.

House Committees

No hearings are scheduled.

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Next Meeting of the
SENATE

3 p.m., Monday, October 1

Senate Chamber

Program for Monday: Senate will resume Executive Session.

At 5 p.m., Senate will resume consideration of the House message to accompany H.R. 302, Sports Medicine Licensure Clarity Act, and vote on the motion to invoke cloture on McConnell motion to concur in the amendment of the House to the amendment of the Senate to the bill, at 5:30 p.m.

Next Meeting of the
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

12:30 p.m., October 2, 2018

House Chamber

Program for Tuesday: House will meet in Pro Forma session at 12:30 p.m.





Extensions of Remarks, as inserted in this issue








HOUSE


Barletta, Lou, Pa., E1339

Barragán, Nanette Diaz, Calif., E1349

Beatty, Joyce, Ohio, E1335

Biggs, Andy, Ariz., E1347

Bishop, Mike, Mich., E1330

Bonamici, Suzanne, Ore., E1338

Brady, Robert A., Pa., E1333

Brat, Dave, Va., E1336

Byrne, Bradley, Ala., E1342

Carter, Earl L. ``Buddy'', Ga., E1336, E1337

Chabot, Steve, Ohio, E1344

Chu, Judy, Calif., E1329

Cleaver, Emanuel, Mo., E1335

Coffman, Mike, Colo., E1332

Collins, Doug, Ga., E1349

Comstock, Barbara, Va., E1340, E1342, E1343, E1346, E1348

Connolly, Gerald E., Va., E1329, E1332

Correa, J. Luis, Calif., E1334

Costello, Ryan A., Pa., E1337

Davis, Danny K., Ill., E1338

DeSaulnier, Mark, Calif., E1344

Duncan, John J., Jr., Tenn., E1335

Emmer, Tom, Minn., E1348

Engel, Eliot L., N.Y., E1345, E1349

Eshoo, Anna G., Calif., E1349

Espaillat, Adriano, N.Y., E1333, E1337

Faso, John J., N.Y., E1332

Frelinghuysen, Rodney P., N.J., E1334, E1339

Gomez, Jimmy, Calif., E1338

Gottheimer, Josh, N.J., E1346

Guthrie, Brett, Ky., E1347

Huffman, Jared, Calif., E1337

Jackson Lee, Sheila, Tex., E1341

Keating, William R., Mass., E1347

Kelly, Robin L., Ill., E1333

King, Steve, Iowa, E1331, E1343

Lowey, Nita M., N.Y., E1347, E1349

Marchant, Kenny, Tex., E1345

Marino, Tom, Pa., E1332

McCaul, Michael T., Tex., E1340, E1342, E1345, E1345

McClintock, Tom, Calif., E1329

Mitchell, Paul, Mich., E1343

Norcross, Donald, N.J., E1348

Pallone, Frank, Jr., N.J., E1340

Price, David E., N.C., E1330, E1331

Rogers, Mike, Ala., E1338

Rokita, Todd, Ind., E1331, E1339

Serrano, José E., N.Y., E1344

Smith, Christopher H., N.J., E1329, E1331

Smith, Lamar, Tex., E1337

Thompson, Bennie G., Miss., E1333

Torres, Norma J., Calif., E1346

Walberg, Tim, Mich., E1339, E1348

Wenstrup, Brad R., Ohio, E1332

Westerman, Bruce, Ark., E1341

Wilson, Joe, S.C., E1338

Young, David, Iowa, E1341, E1342, E1344, E1345, E1347, E1347, E1348, E1349

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