Daily Digest

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Daily Digest

HIGHLIGHTS

    See Résumé of Congressional Activity.

Senate

Chamber Action

Routine Proceedings, pages S6011–S6034

Measures Introduced: Three bills and one resolution were introduced, as follows: S. 3405–3407, and S. Res. 621.
Pages S6028–29

Measures Reported:

Report to accompany S. 2602, to support carbon dioxide utilization and direct air capture research, to facilitate the permitting and development of carbon capture, utilization, and sequestration projects and carbon dioxide pipelines. (S. Rept. No. 115–328)

S. 1204, to authorize the United States Postal Service to carry out emergency suspensions of post offices in accordance with certain procedures, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. (S. Rept. No. 115–329)

S. 1888, to amend title 5, United States Code, to increase the maximum amount of a Voluntary Separation Incentive Payment and to include an annual adjustment in accordance with the Consumer Price Index, with an amendment. (S. Rept. No. 115–330)

S. 2276, to require agencies to submit reports on outstanding recommendations in the annual budget justification submitted to Congress, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. (S. Rept. No. 115–331)

S. 2836, to assist the Department of Homeland Security in preventing emerging threats from unmanned aircraft and vehicles, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. (S. Rept. No. 115–332)

S. 3027, to save taxpayer money and improve the efficiency and speed of intragovernmental correspondence, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. (S. Rept. No. 115–333)

H.R. 4581, to require the Secretary of Homeland Security to develop best practices for utilizing advanced passenger information and passenger name record data for counterterrorism screening and vetting operations, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. (S. Rept. No. 115–334)
Page S6028

Measures Passed:

Federal Power Act: Senate passed H.R. 1109, to amend section 203 of the Federal Power Act, after agreeing to the committee amendment in the nature of a substitute.
Pages S6031–32


Fair RATES Act: Senate passed S. 186, to amend the Federal Power Act to provide that any inaction by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission that allows a rate change to go into effect shall be treated as an order by the Commission for purposes of rehearing and court review, after agreeing to the committee amendment.
Pages S6031–32


Diana E. Murphy United States Courthouse: Senate passed S. 3021, to designate the United States courthouse located at 300 South Fourth Street in Minneapolis, Minnesota, as the ``Diana E. Murphy United States Courthouse''.
Page S6032


J. Marvin Jones Federal Building and Mary Lou Robinson United States Courthouse: Senate passed H.R. 5772, to designate the J. Marvin Jones Federal Building and Courthouse in Amarillo, Texas, as the ``J. Marvin Jones Federal Building and Mary Lou Robinson United States Courthouse''.
Page S6032


Dr. Benjy Frances Brooks Children's Hospital GME Support Reauthorization Act: Senate passed H.R. 5385, to amend the Public Health Service Act to reauthorize the program of payments to children's hospitals that operate graduate medical education programs.
Page S6032


Congratulating the Honolulu Little League Baseball Team: Senate agreed to S. Res. 621, congratulating the Honolulu Little League Baseball team of Hawaii on winning the 2018 Little League Baseball World Series Championship.
Page S6032


Protecting Religiously Affiliated Institutions Act: Senate passed S. 994, to amend title 18, United States Code, to provide for the protection of community centers with religious affiliation, after agreeing to the committee amendment in the nature of a substitute.
Pages S6032–33


Know the Lowest Price Act: Committee on Finance was discharged from further consideration of S. 2553, to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to prohibit Medicare part D plans from restricting pharmacies from informing individuals regarding the prices for certain drugs and biologicals, and the bill was then passed, after agreeing to the following amendments proposed thereto:
Page S6033

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McConnell (for Stabenow) Amendment No. 4009, relating to a prohibition on limiting certain information on drug prices.
Page S6033

McConnell (for Stabenow) Amendment No. 4010, to amend the title.
Page S6033


Roisman Nomination--Agreement: Senate resumed consideration of the nomination of Elad L. Roisman, of Maine, to be a Member of the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Pages S6013–21

During consideration of this nomination today, Senate also took the following action:

By 83 yeas to 14 nays (Vote No. 201), Senate agreed to the motion to close further debate on the nomination.
Page S6021

A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing for further consideration of the nomination at approximately 12 noon, on Wednesday, September 5, 2018, and that notwithstanding Rule XXII, Senate vote on confirmation of the nomination.
Page S6033


Nominations Confirmed: Senate confirmed the following nominations:

1 Air Force nomination in the rank of general.

3 Army nominations in the rank of general.

Routine lists in the Air Force, Army, Marine Corps, and Navy.
Pages S6025–26, S6033–34


Messages from the House:
Page S6027


Executive Communications:
Pages S6027–28


Petitions and Memorials:
Page S6028


Additional Cosponsors:
Pages S6029–30


Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:
Page S6030


Amendments Submitted:
Page S6030


Authorities for Committees to Meet:
Page S6031


Privileges of the Floor:
Page S6031


Record Votes: One record vote was taken today. (Total--201)
Page S6021


Adjournment: Senate convened at 3 p.m. and adjourned at 7:17 p.m., until 12 noon on Wednesday, September 5, 2018. (For Senate's program, see the remarks of the Majority Leader in today's Record on page S6033.)

Committee Meetings

(Committees not listed did not meet)

NOMINATION

Committee on the Judiciary: Committee held a hearing to examine the nomination of Brett M. Kavanaugh, of Maryland, to be an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, the nominee, who was introduced by Senator Portman, Condoleezza Rice, former Secretary of State, and Lisa S. Blatt, Arnold and Porter, Washington, D.C., testified in his own behalf. Hearing recessed subject to the call and will meet again on Wednesday, September 5, 2018.

House of Representatives

Chamber Action


Public Bills and Resolutions Introduced: 6 public bills, H.R. 6696–6701 were introduced.
Page H7824


Additional Cosponsors:
Pages H7824–25


Reports Filed: Reports were filed today as follows:

H.R. 6265, to ensure that only travelers who are members of a trusted traveler program use Transportation Security Administration security screening lanes designated for trusted travelers, and for other purposes, with an amendment (H. Rept. 115–912);

H.R. 6374, to require the Department of Homeland Security to streamline Federal contractor fitness determinations, and for other purposes, with an amendment (H. Rept. 115–913);

H.R. 6400, to require the Secretary of Homeland Security to conduct a threat and operational analysis of ports of entry, and for other purposes (H. Rept. 115–914, Part 1);

H.R. 6447, to amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to establish the position of Chief Data Officer of the Department of Homeland Security, and for other purposes, with an amendment (H. Rept. 115–915);

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H.R. 6459, to amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to require a strategy to diversify the technology stakeholder marketplace regarding the acquisition by the Transportation Security Administration of security screening technologies, and for other purposes (H. Rept. 115–916);

H.R. 6461, to amend title 49, United States Code, to establish in the Transportation Security Administration a National Deployment Office, and for other purposes (H. Rept. 115–917);

H.R. 5869, to require the Secretary of Homeland Security to conduct a maritime border threat analysis, and for other purposes, with an amendment (H. Rept. 115–918); and

H. Res. 1049, providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 1635) to amend the loan counseling requirements under the Higher Education Act of 1965, and for other purposes, and providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 4606) to provide that applications under the Natural Gas Act for the importation or exportation of small volumes of natural gas shall be granted without modification or delay (H. Rept. 115–919).
Pages H7823–24


Speaker: Read a letter from the Speaker wherein he appointed Representative Meadows to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
Page H7783


Recess: The House recessed at 2:08 p.m. and reconvened at 4:17p.m.
Page H7784


Committee Resignation: Read a letter from Representative Comer wherein he resigned from the Committee on Small Business.
Page H7784


Suspensions: The House agreed to suspend the rules and pass the following measures:
Miscellaneous Tariff Bill Act of 2018: Concur in the Senate amendments to H.R. 4318, to amend the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States to modify temporarily certain rates of duty;
Pages H7784–86


Biometric Identification Transnational Migration Alert Program Authorization Act of 2018: 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, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 272 yeas to 119 nays, Roll No. 381;
Pages H7786–89, H7806


TSA Opportunities to Pursue Expanded Networks for Business Act: H.R. 6459, to amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to require a strategy to diversify the technology stakeholder marketplace regarding the acquisition by the Transportation Security Administration of security screening technologies;
Pages H7789–91


Securing the Homeland Security Supply Chain Act of 2018: H.R. 6430, to amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to authorize the Secretary of Homeland Security to implement certain requirements for information relating to supply chain risk;
Pages H7791–93


Advancing Cybersecurity Diagnostics and Mitigation Act: H.R. 6443, amended, to amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to authorize the Secretary of Homeland Security to establish a continuous diagnostics and mitigation program at the Department of Homeland Security;
Pages H7793–96


Maritime Border Security Review Act: H.R. 5869, amended, to require the Secretary of Homeland Security to conduct a maritime border threat analysis;
Pages H7796–99


Fitness Information Transparency Act of 2018: H.R. 6374, amended, to require the Department of Homeland Security to streamline Federal contractor fitness determinations;
Pages H7799–H7801


Department of Homeland Security Chief Data Officer Authorization Act: H.R. 6447, amended, to amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to establish the position of Chief Data Officer of the Department of Homeland Security;
Pages H7801–03


PreCheck is PreCheck Act of 2018: H.R. 6265, amended, to ensure that only travelers who are members of a trusted traveler program use Transportation Security Administration security screening lanes designated for trusted travelers;
Pages H7807–09


TSA National Deployment Force Act: H.R. 6461, to amend title 49, United States Code, to establish in the Transportation Security Administration a National Deployment Office;
Pages H7809–10


DHS Countering Unmanned Aircraft Systems Coordinator Act: H.R. 6438, amended, to amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to establish in the Department of Homeland Security an Unmanned Aircraft Systems Coordinator; and
Pages H7810–11


United States Ports of Entry Threat and Operational Review Act: H.R. 6400, amended, to require the Secretary of Homeland Security to conduct a threat and operational analysis of ports of entry.
Pages H7811–13


Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2019: The House agreed by unanimous consent to disagree to the Senate amendment and request a conference on H.R. 6157, making appropriations for the Department of Defense for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2019.
Pages H7803–06

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Rejected the DeLauro motion to instruct conferees by a yea-and-nay vote of 171 yeas to 221 nays, Roll No. 380.
Pages H7805–06

Later, the Chair appointed the following conferees: Representatives Frelinghuysen, Granger, Cole, Calvert, Womack, Aderholt, Rogers (KY), Roby, Lowey, Visclosky, DeLauro, Roybal-Allard, and McCollum.
Page H7806


Committee Resignation: Read a letter from Representative Loudermilk wherein he resigned from the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology.
Page H7807


Senate Message: Message received from the Senate by the Clerk and subsequently presented to the House today and appears on page H7784.

Quorum Calls Votes: Two yea-and-nay votes developed during the proceedings of today and appear on pages H7805–06, H7806. There were no quorum calls.

Adjournment: The House met at 2 p.m. and adjourned at 9:29 p.m.

Committee Meetings

EMPOWERING STUDENTS THROUGH ENHANCED FINANCIAL COUNSELING ACT; ENSURING SMALL SCALE LNG CERTAINTY AND ACCESS ACT

Committee on Rules: Full Committee held a hearing on H.R. 1635, the ``Empowering Students Through Enhanced Financial Counseling Act''; and H.R. 4606, the ``Ensuring Small Scale LNG Certainty and Access Act''. The Committee granted, by record vote of 8–4, a rule providing for the consideration of H.R. 1635 under a structured rule. The rule provides one hour of general debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Education and the Workforce. The rule waives all points of order against consideration of the bill. The rule provides that the bill shall be considered as read. The rule waives all points of order against provisions in the bill. The rule makes in order only those amendments printed in part A of the Rules Committee report. Each such amendment may be offered only in the order printed in the report, may be offered only by a Member designated in the report, shall be considered as read, shall be debatable for the time specified in the report equally divided and controlled by the proponent and an opponent, shall not be subject to amendment, and shall not be subject to a demand for division of the question. The rule waives all points of order against the amendments printed in part A of the report. The rule provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions. In section 2, the rule provides for the consideration of H.R. 4606 under a structured rule. The rule provides one hour of general debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Energy and Commerce. The rule waives all points of order against consideration of the bill. The rule makes in order as original text for the purpose of amendment the amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on Energy and Commerce now printed in the bill and provides that it shall be considered as read. The rule waives all points of order against that amendment in the nature of a substitute. The rule makes in order only those amendments printed in part B of the Rules Committee report. Each such amendment may be offered only in the order printed in the report, may be offered only by a Member designated in the report, shall be considered as read, shall be debatable for the time specified in the report equally divided and controlled by the proponent and an opponent, shall not be subject to amendment, and shall not be subject to a demand for division of the question. The rule waives all points of order against the amendments printed in part B of the report. The rule provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions. Testimony was heard from Representatives Johnson of Ohio, Pallone, Garamendi, Guthrie, Takano, and Lamb.

Joint Meetings



No joint committee meetings were held.

COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR WEDNESDAY,

SEPTEMBER 5, 2018

(Committee meetings are open unless otherwise indicated)

Senate

Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation: business meeting to consider S. 1965, to amend the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972 to protect the cultural practices and livelihoods of producers of Alaska Native handicrafts and traditional mammoth ivory products, S. 2773, to improve the management of driftnet fishing, S. 3367, to amend certain transportation-related reporting requirements to improve congressional oversight, reduce reporting burdens, and promote transparency, H.R. 4323, to promote veteran involvement in STEM education, computer science, and scientific research, and the nominations of Rick A. Dearborn, of Oklahoma, to be a Director of the Amtrak Board of Directors, Kelvin Droegemeier, of Oklahoma, to be Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy, James Morhard, of Virginia, to be Deputy Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, and Joel Szabat, of Maryland, to be an Assistant Secretary of Transportation; to be immediately followed by an oversight hearing to examine the Transportation Security Administration, focusing on keeping our skies secure, 10 a.m., SD–106.

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Committee on Foreign Relations: to hold hearings to examine the value of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization alliance, 10 a.m., SD–419.

Subcommittee on East Asia, the Pacific, and International Cybersecurity Policy, to hold hearings to examine the China challenge, focusing on security and military developments, 2:30 p.m., SD–419.

Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions: to hold hearings to examine the impact of zero tariffs on United States autoworkers, 10 a.m., SD–430.

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, 9:30 a.m., SH–216.

Committee on Veterans' Affairs: to hold hearings to examine the nominations of Tamara Bonzanto, of New Jersey, to be an Assistant Secretary (Office of Accountability and Whistleblower Protection), and James Paul Gfrerer, of Virginia, to be an Assistant Secretary (Information and Technology), both of the Department of Veterans Affairs, 2:30 p.m., SR–418.

Select Committee on Intelligence: to hold hearings to examine foreign influence operations' use of social media platforms, 9:30 a.m., SD–G50.

House

Committee on Education and the Workforce, Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Development, hearing entitled ``On-The-Job: Rebuilding the Workforce Through Apprenticeships'', 10:15 a.m., 2175 Rayburn.

Committee on Energy and Commerce, Subcommittee on Health, hearing entitled ``Opportunities to Improve Health Care'', 10 a.m., 2123 Rayburn.

Full Committee, hearing entitled ``Twitter: Transparency and Accountability'', 1:30 p.m., 2123 Rayburn.

Committee on Financial Services, Subcommittee on Monetary Policy and Trade, hearing entitled ``The Future of Money: Coins and Banknotes'', 10 a.m., 2128 Rayburn.

Subcommittee on Housing and Insurance, hearing entitled ``The Cost of Regulation on Affordable Multifamily Development'', 2 p.m., 2128 Rayburn.

Committee on Natural Resources, Full Committee, markup on H. Res. 418, urging the Secretary of the Interior to recognize the cultural significance of Rib Mountain by adding it to the National Register of Historic Places; H. Res. 460, requesting the Secretary of the Interior to recognize the rich history of the logging industry and the importance of lumberjack sports by adding the Lumberjack Bowl to the National Register of Historic Places; H.R. 5420, the ``FDR Historic Preservation Act''; H.R. 5513, the ``Big Bear Land Exchange Act''; H.R. 6013, the ``Migratory Bird Framework and Hunting Opportunities for Veterans Act''; H.R. 6287, the ``9/11 Memorial Act''; H.R. 6299, the ``Nevada Lands Bill Technical Corrections Act of 2018''; H.R. 6599, to modify the application of temporary limited appointment regulations to the National Park Service, and for other purposes; H.R. 6665, the ``Offshore Wind for Territories Act''; H.R. 6678, the ``Claude Moore Farm Land Conveyance Act''; H.R. 6687, to direct the Secretary of the Interior to manage the Point Reyes National Seashore in the State of California consistent with Congress' longstanding intent to maintain working dairies and ranches on agricultural property as part of the seashore's unique historic, cultural, scenic and natural values, and for other purposes; and S. 2857, the ``National Nordic Museum Act'', 10:15 a.m., 1324 Longworth.

Subcommittee on Water, Power, and Oceans, hearing on H.R. 6583, the ``Big Sand Wash Project Title Transfer Act''; and H.R. 6652, to direct the Secretary of the Interior to convey certain facilities, easements, and rights-of-way to the Kennewick Irrigation District, and for other purposes, 2 p.m., 1324 Longworth.

Committee on Rules, Full Committee, hearing on H.R. 6691, the ``Community Safety and Security Act of 2018'', 3 p.m., H–313 Capitol.

Committee on Small Business, Full Committee, hearing entitled ``Surveying Storms: A Deeper Dive into SBA's Disaster Response'', 11 a.m., 2360 Rayburn.

Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, Subcommittee on Highways and Transit, hearing entitled ``Innovation in Surface Transportation'', 10 a.m., 2167 Rayburn.

Committee on Veterans' Affairs, Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, hearing entitled ``Reusable Medical Equipment: Continuing to Examine VHA's Sterile Processing Problems'', 10 a.m., 334 Cannon.

Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs, hearing on H.R. 4312, the ``Fallen Warrior Battlefield Cross Memorial Act''; H.R. 6409, the ``Honoring Veterans' Families Act''; and H.R. 6420, to permit the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to establish a grant program to conduct cemetery research and produce educational materials for the Veterans Legacy Program, 1 p.m., 334 Cannon.

Committee on Ways and Means, Full Committee, markup on H.R. 6662, the ``Empowering Seniors' Enrollment Decision Act of 2018''; H.R. 6690, the ``Fighting Fraud to Protect Care for Seniors Act of 2018''; H.R. 6561, the ``Comprehensive Care for Seniors Act of 2018''; H.R. 3635, the ``Local Coverage Determination Clarification Act of 2017''; 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, 2 p.m., 1100 Longworth.

Joint Meetings

Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, meeting of conferees on H.R. 2, to provide for the reform and continuation of agricultural and other programs of the Department of Agriculture through fiscal year 2023, 9:30 a.m., SR–325.

Senate Committee on Appropriations, meeting of conferees on H.R. 5895, making appropriations for energy and water development and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2019, 2:30 p.m., SVC–202/203.

CONGRESSIONAL PROGRAM AHEAD

Week of September 5 through September 7, 2018

Senate Chamber
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On Wednesday, Senate will continue consideration of the nomination of Elad L. Roisman, of Maine, to be a Member of the Securities and Exchange Commission, and vote on confirmation of the nomination at approximately 12:00 noon.

During the balance of the week, Senate may consider any cleared legislative and executive business.

Senate Committees

(Committee meetings are open unless otherwise indicated)

Committee on Appropriations: September 6, Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies, to hold hearings to examine proposed budget estimates and justification for fiscal year 2019 for the Bureau of Industry and Security, the International Trade Administration, and the United States International Trade Commission, 10 a.m., SD–192.

Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs: September 6, to hold hearings to examine outside perspectives on Russia sanctions, focusing on current effectiveness and potential for next steps, 10 a.m., SD–538.

Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation: September 5, business meeting to consider S. 1965, to amend the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972 to protect the cultural practices and livelihoods of producers of Alaska Native handicrafts and traditional mammoth ivory products, S. 2773, to improve the management of driftnet fishing, S. 3367, to amend certain transportation-related reporting requirements to improve congressional oversight, reduce reporting burdens, and promote transparency, H.R. 4323, to promote veteran involvement in STEM education, computer science, and scientific research, and the nominations of Rick A. Dearborn, of Oklahoma, to be a Director of the Amtrak Board of Directors, Kelvin Droegemeier, of Oklahoma, to be Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy, James Morhard, of Virginia, to be Deputy Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, and Joel Szabat, of Maryland, to be an Assistant Secretary of Transportation; to be immediately followed by an oversight hearing to examine the Transportation Security Administration, focusing on keeping our skies secure, 10 a.m., SD–106.

Committee on Environment and Public Works: September 6, Subcommittee on Transportation and Infrastructure, to hold hearings to examine the nomination of Harold B. Parker, of New Hampshire, to be Federal Cochairperson of the Northern Border Regional Commission, 10 a.m., SD–406.

Committee on Foreign Relations: September 5, to hold hearings to examine the value of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization alliance, 10 a.m., SD–419.

September 5, Subcommittee on East Asia, the Pacific, and International Cybersecurity Policy, to hold hearings to examine the China challenge, focusing on security and military developments, 2:30 p.m., SD–419.

September 6, Full Committee, business meeting to consider the nominations of Lynda Blanchard, of Alabama, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Slovenia, Earl Robert Miller, of Michigan, to be Ambassador to the People's Republic of Bangladesh, Daniel N. Rosenblum, of Maryland, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Uzbekistan, Kip Tom, of Indiana, for the rank of Ambassador during his tenure of service as U.S. Representative to the United Nations Agencies for Food and Agriculture, Karen L. Williams, of Missouri, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Suriname, Donald Y. Yamamoto, of Washington, to be Ambassador to the Federal Republic of Somalia, and Kevin K. Sullivan, of Ohio, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Nicaragua, all of the Department of State, 10 a.m., S–116, Capitol.

Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions: September 5, to hold hearings to examine the impact of zero tariffs on United States autoworkers, 10 a.m., SD–430.

Committee on the Judiciary: September 5, 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, 9:30 a.m., SH–216.

Committee on Veterans' Affairs: September 5, to hold hearings to examine the nominations of Tamara Bonzanto, of New Jersey, to be an Assistant Secretary (Office of Accountability and Whistleblower Protection), and James Paul Gfrerer, of Virginia, to be an Assistant Secretary (Information and Technology), both of the Department of Veterans Affairs, 2:30 p.m., SR–418.

Select Committee on Intelligence: September 5, to hold hearings to examine foreign influence operations' use of social media platforms, 9:30 a.m., SD–G50.

House Committees

Committee on Energy and Commerce, September 6, Subcommittee on Environment, hearing entitled ``Perfluorinated Chemicals in the Environment: An Update on the Response to Contamination and Challenges Presented'', 10 a.m., 2123 Rayburn.

September 6, Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, hearing entitled ``Examining Federal Efforts to Ensure Quality of Care and Resident Safety in Nursing Homes'', 10:15 a.m., 2322 Rayburn.

September 6, Subcommittee on Energy, markup on H.R. 6511, the ``Strategic Petroleum Reserve Reform Act'', 1 p.m., 2123 Rayburn.

Committee on Financial Services, September 6, Full Committee, hearing entitled ``A Failure to Act: How a Decade without GSE Reform Has Once Again Put Taxpayers at Risk'', 10 a.m., 2128 Rayburn.

Committee on Foreign Affairs, September 6, Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations, hearing entitled ``Tackling Fentanyl: Holding China Accountable'', 2 p.m., 2200 Rayburn.

September 6, Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere, hearing entitled ``U.S. Policy Toward Cuba'', 2 p.m., 2172 Rayburn.

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Committee on Homeland Security, September 6, Subcommittee on Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Protection; and Subcommittee on Transportation and Protective Security, joint hearing entitled ``Understanding Cybersecurity Threats to America's Aviation Sector'', 10 a.m., HVC–210.

Committee on the Judiciary, September 6, Full Committee, markup on H.R. 5468, the ``Permitting Litigation Efficiency Act of 2018'', 10:30 a.m., 2141 Rayburn.

Committee on Natural Resources, September 6, Subcommittee on Federal Lands, hearing on H.R. 5706, the ``World War II Pacific Sites Establishment Act''; H.R. 6108, the ``Preserving America's Battlefields Act''; H.R. 6118, to direct the Secretary of the Interior to annually designate at least one city in the United States as an ``American World War II Heritage City'', and for other purposes; H.R. 6365, the ``Treaty of Guadalupe-Hidalgo Land Claims Act of 2018''; and H.R. 6682, the ``Protection and Transparency for Adjacent Landowners Act'', 10 a.m., 1324 Longworth.

Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, September 6, Subcommittee on Intergovernmental Affairs; and Subcommittee on the Interior, Energy and Environment, joint hearing entitled ``Permitting: Finding a Path Forward'', 10 a.m., 2154 Rayburn.

September 6, Full Committee, hearing entitled ``Evaluating Federal Disaster Response and Recovery Efforts'', 1 p.m., 2154 Rayburn.

Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, September 6, Subcommittee on Aviation, hearing entitled ``Airspace Integration of New Aircraft'', 10 a.m., 2167 Rayburn.

September 7, Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment, hearing entitled ``Building a 21st Century Infrastructure for America: Water Resources Projects and Policy, Part II'', 9 a.m., 2167 Rayburn.

Committee on Veterans' Affairs, September 6, Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity, hearing entitled ``A Review of VA's Specially Adaptive Housing Grant Programs (SAH)'', 2 p.m., 334 Cannon.

Joint Meetings

September 5, Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, meeting of conferees on H.R. 2, to provide for the reform and continuation of agricultural and other programs of the Department of Agriculture through fiscal year 2023, 9:30 a.m., SR–325.

September 5, Senate Committee on Appropriations, meeting of conferees on H.R. 5895, making appropriations for energy and water development and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2019, 2:30 p.m., SVC–202/203.

Joint Economic Committee: September 6, to hold hearings to examine the positive economic growth effects of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, 2:30 p.m., SD–G50. September 4, 2018* These figures include all measures reported, even if there was no accompanying report. A total of 129 written reports have been filed in the Senate, 397 reports have been filed in the House.

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Résumé of Congressional Activity

SECOND SESSION OF THE ONE HUNDRED FIFTEENTH CONGRESS

The first table gives a comprehensive résumé of all legislative business transacted by the Senate and House.

The second table accounts for all nominations submitted to the Senate by the President for Senate confirmation.

    DATA ON LEGISLATIVE ACTIVITY

January 3 through August 31, 2018

SenateHouseTotal

Days in session

129122
. .

Time in session

731 hrs., 55517 hrs., 48
. .

Congressional Record:

Pages of proceedings

6,0097,782
. .

Extensions of Remarks

. .1,186
. .

Public bills enacted into law

3799
136

Private bills enacted into law

. .1
1

Bills in conference

22
. .

Measures passed, total

324507
831

Senate bills

6437
. .

House bills

94364
. .

Senate joint resolutions

42
. .

House joint resolutions

. .. .
. .

Senate concurrent resolutions

53
. .

House concurrent resolutions

1315
. .

Simple resolutions

14486
. .

Measures reported, total

*221*419
640

Senate bills

1445
. .

House bills

63359
. .

Senate joint resolutions

1. .
. .

House joint resolutions

. .. .
. .

Senate concurrent resolutions

. .. .
. .

House concurrent resolutions

. .2
. .

Simple resolutions

1353
. .

Special reports

108
. .

Conference reports

11
. .

Measures pending on calendar

328140
. .

Measures introduced, total

1,4112,390
3,801

Bills

1,1311,966
. .

Joint resolutions

1314
. .

Concurrent resolutions

1336
. .

Simple resolutions

254374
. .

Quorum calls

12
. .

Yea-and-nay votes

200229
. .

Recorded votes

. .148
. .

Bills vetoed

. .. .
. .

Vetoes overridden

. .. .
. .

    DISPOSITION OF EXECUTIVE NOMINATIONS

January 3 through August 31, 2018

Civilian nominations, totaling 632 (including 146 nominations carried over from the First Session), disposed of as follows:

Confirmed

243

Unconfirmed

370

Withdrawn

19

Other Civilian nominations, totaling 1,087 (including 2 nominations carried over from the First Session), disposed of as follows:

Confirmed

778

Unconfirmed

308

Withdrawn

1

Air Force nominations, totaling 4,723 (including 76 nominations carried over from the First Session), disposed of as follows:

Confirmed

4,440

Unconfirmed

283

Army nominations, totaling 6,921 (including 12 nominations carried over from the First Session), disposed of as follows:

Confirmed

5,317

Unconfirmed

1,604

Navy nominations, totaling 3,036 (including 11 nominations carried over from the First Session), disposed of as follows:

Confirmed

2,175

Unconfirmed

861

Marine Corps nominations, totaling 1,342, disposed of as follows:

Confirmed

1,337

Unconfirmed

5

Summary

Total nominations carried over from the First Session

247

Total nominations received this Session

17,494

Total confirmed

14,290

Total unconfirmed

3,431

Total withdrawn

20

Total returned to the White House

0
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Next Meeting of the
SENATE

12 noon, Wednesday, September 5

Senate Chamber

Program for Wednesday: Senate will continue consideration of the nomination of Elad L. Roisman, of Maine, to be a Member of the Securities and Exchange Commission, and vote on confirmation of the nomination at approximately 12 noon.

Next Meeting of the
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

10 a.m., Wednesday, September 5

House Chamber

Program for Wednesday: Consideration of H.R. 1635--Empowering Students Through Enhanced Financial Counseling Act (Subject to a Rule). Begin consideration of H.R. 4606--Ensuring Small Scale LNG Certainty and Access Act (Subject to a Rule). Consideration of measures under suspension of the Rules.

Extensions of Remarks, as inserted in this issue








HOUSE


Barr, Andy, Ky., E1187

Bonamici, Suzanne, Ore., E1189

Bost, Mike, Ill., E1199

Comer, James, Ky., E1187, E1190

Correa, J. Luis, Calif., E1196

Curtis, John R., Utah, E1189

DeFazio, Peter A., Ore., E1193

Dingell, Debbie, Mich., E1195

Fudge, Marcia L., Ohio, E1194

Gallagher, Mike, Wisc., E1195

Granger, Kay, Tex., E1190

Jackson Lee, Sheila, Tex., E1196

Johnson, Eddie Bernice, Tex., E1199

Kaptur, Marcy, Ohio, E1192

Latta, Robert E., Ohio, E1197

Lieu, Ted, Calif., E1192

Lofgren, Zoe, Calif., E1199

McClintock, Tom, Calif., E1188

Norton, Eleanor Holmes, The District of Columbia, E1191

Rogers, Mike, Ala., E1187, E1189, E1190, E1192, E1194, E1198

Rosen, Jacky, Nev., E1199

Stefanik, Elise M., N.Y., E1189, E1196

Thompson, Bennie G., Miss., E1188, E1191, E1192, E1195, E1198

Thompson, Mike, Calif., E1187, E1190, E1193, E1197

Tipton, Scott R., Colo., E1188

Visclosky, Peter J., Ind., E1191, E1197

Young, David, Iowa, E1187, E1188, E1190, E1192, E1193, E1194, E1195, E1196, E1198

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