Daily Digest

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Daily Digest

Senate

Chamber Action

Routine Proceedings, pages S5373–S5412

Measures Introduced: Eleven bills and three resolutions were introduced, as follows: S. 2449–2459, S.J. Res. 54, and S. Res. 306–307.
Page S5407

Measures Reported:

S. 715, to improve the productivity and energy efficiency of the manufacturing sector by directing the Secretary of Energy, in coordination with the National Academies and other appropriate Federal agencies, to develop a national smart manufacturing plan and to provide assistance to small-and medium-sized manufacturers in implementing smart manufacturing programs, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. (S. Rept. No. 116–80)

S. 859, to amend the Energy Policy Act of 2005 to reauthorize hydroelectric production incentives and hydroelectric efficiency improvement incentives, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. (S. Rept. No. 116–81)

S. 983, to amend the Energy Conservation and Production Act to reauthorize the weatherization assistance program. (S. Rept. No. 116–82)

S. 1085, to support research, development, and other activities to develop innovative vehicle technologies. (S. Rept. No. 116–83)

S. 979, to amend the Post-Katrina Emergency Management Reform Act of 2006 to incorporate the recommendations made by the Government Accountability Office relating to advance contracts, with amendments. (S. Rept. No. 116–84)

S. 1151, to prohibit contracting with persons that have business operations with the Maduro regime, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. (S. Rept. No. 116–85)

S. 1378, to repeal the multi-State plan program, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. (S. Rept. No. 116–86)

S. 1388, to manage supply chain risk through counterintelligence training. (S. Rept. No. 116–87)

S. 1419, to require agencies to publish an advance notice of proposed rule making for major rules, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. (S. Rept. No. 116–88)

S. 1539, to amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to provide funding to secure nonprofit facilities from terrorist attacks. (S. Rept. No. 116–89)

S. 1846, to amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to provide for engagements with State, local, Tribal, and territorial governments, with an amendment. (S. Rept. No. 116–90)

S. 1867, to amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to establish in the Department of Homeland Security an Unmanned Aircraft Systems Coordinator. (S. Rept. No. 116–91)

S. 1869, to require the disclosure of ownership of high-security space leased to accommodate a Federal agency, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. (S. Rept. No. 116–92)

S. 2065, to require the Secretary of Homeland Security to publish an annual report on the use of deepfake technology, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. (S. Rept. No. 116–93)

S. 2107, to increase the number of CBP Agriculture Specialists and support staff in the Office of Field Operations of U.S. Customs and Border Protection. (S. Rept. No. 116–94)

S. 2193, to require the Administrator of General Services to issue guidance to clarify that Federal agencies may pay by charge card for the charging of Federal electric motor vehicles, with amendments. (S. Rept. No. 116–95)

H.R. 150, to modernize Federal grant reporting, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. (S. Rept. No. 116–96)

H.R. 2590, to require a Department of Homeland Security overseas personnel enhancement plan, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. (S. Rept. No. 116–97)

H.R. 347, to extend the authorization of the Uranium Mill Tailings Radiation Control Act of 1978 relating to the disposal site in Mesa County, Colorado. (S. Rept. No. 116–98)

S. 731, to amend the Anti-Border Corruption Act of 2010 to authorize certain polygraph waiver authority, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. (S. Rept. No. 116–99)

S. 1434, to prohibit the use of reverse auctions for design and construction services procurements. (S. Rept. No. 116–100)
Pages S5406–07

Measures Passed:

Veterans Expedited TSA Screening Safe Travel Act: Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation was discharged from further consideration of S. 1881, to provide PreCheck to certain severely injured or disabled veterans, and the bill was then passed.
Page S5411


TSA Credential and Endorsement Harmonization Act: Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation was discharged from further consideration of S. 2035, to require the Transportation Security Administration to develop a strategic plan to expand eligibility for the PreCheck Program to individuals with Transportation Worker Identification Credentials or Hazardous Materials Endorsements, and the bill was then passed.
Page S5411


Messages from the President: Senate received the following messages from the President of the United States:

[Page:D985]

Transmitting, pursuant to law, a report on the continuation of the national emergency that was originally declared in Executive Order 13848 of September 12, 2018, with respect to the threat of foreign interference in United States elections; which was referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs. (PM–26)
Pages S5391–92

Transmitting, pursuant to law, a report relative to the issuance of an Executive Order with respect to Executive Order 12947 of January 23, 1995, Executive Order 13099 of August 20, 1998, and Executive Order 13224 of September 23, 2001 with respect to persons who commit, threaten to commit, or support terrorism that consolidates and enhances sanctions; which was referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs. (PM–27)
Page S5392


Akard Nomination--Cloture: Senate resumed consideration of the nomination of Stephen Akard, of Indiana, to be Director of the Office of Foreign Missions, with the rank of Ambassador, Department of State.
Page S5380

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

By 91 yeas to 3 nays (Vote No. EX. 267), Senate agreed to the motion to close further debate on the nomination.
Page S5380

A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing for further consideration of the nomination, post-cloture, at approximately 9:30 a.m., on Wednesday, September 11, 2019.
Page S5411


Cabaniss Nomination--Cloture: Senate resumed consideration of the nomination of Dale Cabaniss, of Virginia, to be Director of the Office of Personnel Management.
Pages S5380–81

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

By 53 yeas to 41 nays (Vote No. EX. 268), Senate agreed to the motion to close further debate on the nomination.
Pages S5380–81


Byrne Nomination--Cloture: Senate resumed consideration of the nomination of James Byrne, of Virginia, to be Deputy Secretary of Veterans Affairs.
Pages S5381–84

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

By 81 yeas to 13 nays (Vote No. EX. 269), Senate agreed to the motion to close further debate on the nomination.
Page S5381


Nominations--Agreement: A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that notwithstanding Rule XXII, the post-cloture time on the nominations of Stephen Akard, of Indiana, to be Director of the Office of Foreign Missions, with the rank of Ambassador, Department of State, Dale Cabaniss, of Virginia, to be Director of the Office of Personnel Management, and James Byrne, of Virginia, to be Deputy Secretary of Veterans Affairs, expire at 11 a.m., on Wednesday, September 11, 2019; that notwithstanding Rule XXII, following disposition of the nomination of James Byrne, Senate resume consideration of the nomination of Michelle Bowman, of Kansas, to be a Member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, and that at 2:45 p.m., Senate vote on the motions to invoke cloture on the nominations of Michelle Bowman, Thomas Peter Feddo, of Virginia, to be Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Investment Security, and Jennifer D. Nordquist, of Virginia, to be United States Executive Director of the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development; and that following the vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the nomination of Jennifer D. Nordquist, Senate vote on confirmation of the nominations of Stephanie L. Haines, to be United States District Judge for the Western District of Pennsylvania, Ada E. Brown, to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Texas, Steven D. Grimberg, to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Georgia, Steven C. Seeger, to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Illinois, Mary S. McElroy, to be United States District Judge for the District of Rhode Island, and Stephanie A. Gallagher, to be United States District Judge for the District of Maryland, under the previous order of Thursday, August 1, 2019.
Page S5384


Nominations Confirmed: Senate confirmed the following nominations:

By 56 yeas to 38 nays (Vote No. EX. 264), Kelly Craft, of Kentucky, to be Representative of the United States of America to the Sessions of the General Assembly of the United Nations during her tenure of service as Representative of the United States of America to the United Nations.
Pages S5374–79

[Page:D986]


By 57 yeas to 37 nays (Vote No. EX. 266), Elizabeth Darling, of Texas, to be Commissioner on Children, Youth, and Families, Department of Health and Human Services.
Pages S5379–80

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

By 57 yeas to 37 nays (Vote No. EX. 265), Senate agreed to the motion to close further debate on the nomination.
Page S5379


Messages from the House:
Page S5392


Measures Referred:
Page S5392


Executive Communications:
Pages S5392–S5405


Petitions and Memorials:
Pages S5405–06


Additional Cosponsors:
Pages S5407–09


Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:
Pages S5409–10


Additional Statements:
Pages S5490–91


Authorities for Committees to Meet:
Page S5411


Privileges of the Floor:
Page S5411


Record Votes: Six record votes were taken today. (Total--269)
Pages S5379–81


Adjournment: Senate convened at 10 a.m. and adjourned at 5:45 p.m., until 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, September 11, 2019. (For Senate's program, see the remarks of the Acting Majority Leader in today's Record on page S5411.)

Committee Meetings

(Committees not listed did not meet)

BUSINESS MEETING

Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Department of Defense approved for full committee consideration an original bill making appropriations for the Department of Defense for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2020.

HOUSING FINANCE REFORM

Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs: Committee concluded a hearing to examine housing finance reform, focusing on next steps, after receiving testimony from Steven T. Mnuchin, Secretary of the Treasury; Benjamin S. Carson, Sr., Secretary of Housing and Urban Development; and Mark A. Calabria, Director, Federal Housing Finance Agency.

INTELLIGENCE

Select Committee on Intelligence: Committee met in closed session to receive a briefing on certain intelligence matters from officials of the intelligence community.

House of Representatives

Chamber Action


Public Bills and Resolutions Introduced: 18 public bills, H.R. 4261–4278; and 3 resolutions, H. Res. 549–551 were introduced.
Pages H7596–97


Additional Cosponsors:
Pages H7597–98


Reports Filed: There were no reports filed today.

Speaker: Read a letter from the Speaker wherein she appointed Representative Dingell to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
Page H7561


Recess: The House recessed at 10:28 a.m. and reconvened at 12 noon.
Page H7564


Guest Chaplain: The prayer was offered by the Guest Chaplain, Pastor Kevin Yriarte, Journey of Faith Church, Covina, CA.
Page H7564


Protecting and Securing Florida's Coastline Act of 2019, Arctic Cultural and Coastal Plain Protection Act, and Coastal and Marine Economies Protection Act--Rule for Consideration: The House agreed to H. Res. 548, providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 205) to amend the Gulf of Mexico Energy Security Act of 2006 to permanently extend the moratorium on leasing in certain areas of the Gulf of Mexico; providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 1146) to amend Public Law 115–97 (commonly known as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act) to repeal the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge oil and gas program; and providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 1941) to amend the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act to prohibit the Secretary of the Interior including in any leasing program certain planning areas, by a yea-and-nay vote of 231 yeas to 196 nays, Roll No. 518, after the previous question was ordered by a yea-and-nay vote of 232 yeas to 196 nays, Roll No. 517.
Pages H7566–71, H7584–85


Suspensions: The House agreed to suspend the rules and pass the following measures:
Homebuyer Assistance Act of 2019: H.R. 2852, amended, to amend the National Housing Act to authorize State-licensed appraisers to conduct appraisals in connection with mortgages insured by the FHA and to require compliance with the existing appraiser education requirement, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 419 yeas to 5 nays, Roll No. 519;
Pages H7572–73, H7585–86


Strategy and Investment in Rural Housing Preservation Act of 2019: H.R. 3620, amended, to provide rental assistance to low-income tenants in certain multifamily rural housing projects financed by the Rural Housing Service of the Department of Agriculture, and to develop and implement a plan for preserving the affordability of rural rental housing;
Pages H7573–76


Ensuring Diverse Leadership Act of 2019: H.R. 281, amended, to amend the Federal Reserve Act to require Federal Reserve banks to interview at least one individual reflective of gender diversity and one individual reflective of racial or ethnic diversity when appointing Federal Reserve bank presidents;
Pages H7576–79


Bank Service Company Examination Coordination Act of 2019: H.R. 241, amended, to amend the Bank Service Company Act to provide improvements with respect to State banking agencies; and
Pages H7579–81


Safe Housing for Families Act of 2019: H.R. 1690, amended, to require carbon monoxide detectors in certain federally assisted housing.
Pages H7581–83


Recess: The House recessed at 2:23 p.m. and reconvened at 2:45 p.m.

Presidential Messages: Read a message from the President wherein he notified Congress that the national emergency declared in Executive Order 13848 of September 12, 2018 with respect to the threat of foreign interference in United States elections, is to continue in effect beyond September 12, 2019--referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, the Committee on the Judiciary, the Committee on House Administration, and the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and ordered to be printed (H. Doc. 116–60).
Page H7583

[Page:D987]


Read a message from the President wherein he notified Congress that he issued an Executive Order modernizing sanctions to combat terrorism--referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs and ordered to be printed (H. Doc. 116–61).
Page H7592


Senate Referrals: S. 349 was held at the desk. S. 1689 was held at the desk.
Page H7566


Senate Message: Message received from the Senate by the Clerk and subsequently presented to the House today appears on page H7566.

Quorum Calls--Votes: Three yea-and-nay votes developed during the proceedings of today and appear on pages H7584, H7584–85, and H7585–86. There were no quorum calls.

Adjournment: The House met at 10 a.m. and adjourned at 5:07 p.m.

Committee Meetings

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, COMMUNITY RELATIONS SERVICE

Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies held an oversight hearing on the Department of Justice's Community Relations Service. Testimony was heard from Gerri Ratliff, Deputy Director, Community Relations Service, Department of Justice.

SECURING THE NATION'S INTERNET AND ARCHITECTURE

Committee on Armed Services: Subcommittee on Intelligence and Emerging Threats and Capabilities; and the Subcommittee on National Security of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform held a joint hearing entitled ``Securing the Nation's Internet and Architecture''. Testimony was heard from Jeanette Manfra, Assistant Director for Cybersecurity, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, Department of Homeland Security; Diane Rinaldo, Acting Assistant Secretary and Administrator, National Telecommunications and Information Administration, Department of Commerce; and B. Edwin Wilson, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Cyber Policy, Office of the Undersecretary of Defense for Policy, Department of Defense.

IMPROVING MATERNAL HEALTH: LEGISLATION TO ADVANCE PREVENTION EFFORTS AND ACCESS TO CARE

Committee on Energy and Commerce: Subcommittee on Health held a hearing entitled ``Improving Maternal Health: Legislation to Advance Prevention Efforts and Access to Care''. Testimony was heard from public witnesses.

A $1.5 TRILLION CRISIS: PROTECTING STUDENT BORROWERS AND HOLDING STUDENT LOAN SERVICERS ACCOUNTABLE

Committee on Financial Services: Full Committee held a hearing entitled ``A $1.5 Trillion Crisis: Protecting Student Borrowers and Holding Student Loan Servicers Accountable''. Testimony was heard from public witnesses.

[Page:D988]

PRESERVING THE AMAZON: A SHARED MORAL IMPERATIVE

Committee on Foreign Affairs: Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere, Civilian Security, and Trade held a hearing entitled ``Preserving the Amazon: A Shared Moral Imperative''. Testimony was heard from public witnesses.

GLOBAL TERRORISM: THREATS TO THE HOMELAND, PART I

Committee on Homeland Security: Full Committee held a hearing entitled ``Global Terrorism: Threats to the Homeland, Part I''. Testimony was heard from public witnesses.

OVERSIGHT OF THE RENOVATIONS OF THE CANNON HOUSE OFFICE BUILDING

Committee on House Administration: Full Committee held a hearing entitled ``Oversight of the Renovations of the Cannon House Office Building''. Testimony was heard from Thomas J. Carroll III, Acting Architect of the Capitol; Terrell Dorn, Managing Director, Infrastructure Operations, Government Accountability Office; Christopher P. Failla, Inspector General, Architect of the Capitol; and a public witness.

EVIDENCE OF CURRENT AND ONGOING VOTING DISCRIMINATION

Committee on the Judiciary: Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties held a hearing entitled ``Evidence of Current and Ongoing Voting Discrimination''. Testimony was heard from public witnesses.

MISCELLANEOUS MEASURES

Committee on the Judiciary: Full Committee held a markup on H.R. 1423, the ``FAIR Act''; H.R. 1236, the ``Extreme Risk Protection Order Act of 2019''; H.R. 1186, the ``Keep Americans Safe Act''; H.R. 2708, the ``Disarm Hate Act''; H.R. 4018, to provide that the amount of time that an elderly offender must serve before being eligible for placement in home detention is to be reduced by the amount of good time credits earned by the prisoner, and for other purposes; and H.R. 2426, the ``CASE Act of 2019''. H.R. 1423, H.R. 1236, H.R. 1186, H.R. 2708, H.R. 4018, and H.R. 2426 were ordered reported, as amended.

BLM DISORGANIZATION: EXAMINING THE PROPOSED REORGANIZATION AND RELOCATION OF THE BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT HEADQUARTERS TO GRAND JUNCTION, COLORADO

Committee on Natural Resources: Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands held a hearing entitled ``BLM Disorganization: Examining the Proposed Reorganization and Relocation of the Bureau of Land Management Headquarters to Grand Junction, Colorado''. Testimony was heard from William Perry Pendley, Deputy Director, Policy and Programs, Bureau of Land Management, Department of the Interior; and public witnesses.

THE DEVIL THEY KNEW: PFAS CONTAMINATION AND THE NEED FOR CORPORATE ACCOUNTABILITY, PART III

Committee on Oversight and Reform: Subcommittee on Environment held a hearing entitled ``The Devil They Knew: PFAS Contamination and the Need for Corporate Accountability, Part III''. Testimony was heard from public witnesses.

RAISING THE BAR: PROGRESS AND FUTURE NEEDS IN FORENSIC SCIENCE

Committee on Science, Space, and Technology: Full Committee held a hearing entitled ``Raising the Bar: Progress and Future Needs in Forensic Science''. Testimony was heard from Susan Ballou, Program Manager, Office of Special Programs, National Institute of Standards and Technology; Lynn Garcia, General Counsel, Texas Forensic Science Commission; Matthew Gamette, Crime Lab Director, Idaho State Police Forensic Services; and public witnesses.

GROWING THE CLEAN ENERGY ECONOMY

Committee on Small Business: Subcommittee on Rural Development, Agriculture, Trade, and Entrepreneurship held a hearing entitled ``Growing the Clean Energy Economy''. Testimony was heard from public witnesses.

MEMBER DAY HEARING

Committee on Veterans' Affairs: Full Committee held a hearing entitled ``Member Day Hearing''. Testimony was heard from Representatives Womack, Stivers, Carbajal, Peters, Hartzler, Plaskett, Phillips, Mast, Carter of Georgia, Rouzer, Mucarsel-Powell, Malinowski, Soto, Stefanik, Wenstrup, McCarthy, Walberg, Higgins of Louisiana, Zeldin, Johnson of Ohio, Ruiz, Smucker, Castro of Texas, Carter of Texas, Hill of Arkansas, Baird, Kuster of New Hampshire, Spano, Wittman, and Costa.

[Page:D989]

SOLVING THE CLIMATE CRISIS: MANUFACTURING JOBS FOR AMERICA'S WORKERS

Select Committee on the Climate Crisis: Full Committee held a hearing entitled ``Solving the Climate Crisis: Manufacturing Jobs for America's Workers''. Testimony was heard from public witnesses.

Joint Meetings

FAMILY AFFORDABILITY

Joint Economic Committee: Committee concluded a hearing to examine making it more affordable to raise a family, after receiving testimony from Lyman Stone, American Enterprise Institute, Wilmore, Kentucky; Ryan Bourne, Cato Institute, Washington, D.C.; Jane Waldfogel, Columbia University School of Social Work, New York, New York; and Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner, MomsRising, Kirkland, Washington.

COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR WEDNESDAY,

SEPTEMBER 11, 2019

(Committee meetings are open unless otherwise indicated)

Senate

Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs, to hold hearings to examine fragility in the Sahel, 2:15 p.m., SD–124.

Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation: to hold hearings to examine protecting the nation's transportation systems, focusing on oversight of the Transportation Security Administration, 10 a.m., SD–G50.

Committee on Energy and Natural Resources: Subcommittee on Energy, to hold hearings to examine S. 607, to amend the Department of Energy Organization Act to address insufficient compensation of employees and other personnel of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, S. 1739, to enable projects that will aid in the development and delivery of related instruction associated with apprenticeship and preapprenticeship programs that are focused on serving the skilled technical workforce at the National Laboratories and certain facilities of the National Nuclear Security Administration, S. 1821, to amend the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 to provide for research on, and the development and deployment of, marine energy, S. 2094, to amend the Energy Policy and Conservation Act to provide Federal financial assistance to States to implement State energy security plans, S. 2095, to provide for certain programs and developments in the Department of Energy concerning the cybersecurity and vulnerabilities of, and physical threat to, the electric grid, S. 2137, to promote energy savings in residential buildings and industry, S. 2300, to amend the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 to establish a program to incentivize innovation and to enhance the industrial competitiveness of the United States by developing technologies to reduce emissions of nonpower industrial sectors, S. 2368, to amend the Atomic Energy Act of 1954 and the Energy Policy Act of 2005 to support licensing and relicensing of certain nuclear facilities and nuclear energy research, demonstration, and development, and S. 2393, to promote a 21st century energy workforce, 2:30 p.m., SD–366.

Committee on Environment and Public Works: to hold hearings to examine the nominations of Aurelia Skipwith, of Indiana, to be Director of the United States Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior, and Katherine Andrea Lemos, of California, to be Chairperson of the Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board, 10 a.m., SD–406.

Committee on the Judiciary: to hold hearings to examine the nominations of Steven J. Menashi, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Second Circuit, Karen S. Marston, to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, Richard E. Myers II, to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of North Carolina, and Anuraag Singhal, to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of Florida, 10 a.m., SD–226.

Subcommittee on Intellectual Property, to hold hearings to examine innovation in America, focusing on how Congress can make our patent system stronger, 2:30 p.m., SD–226.

House

Committee on Education and Labor, Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary and Secondary Education, hearing entitled ``The Importance of Trauma-Informed Practices in Education to Assist Students Impacted by Gun Violence and Other Adversities'', 10:15 a.m., 2175 Rayburn.

Committee on Energy and Commerce, Subcommittee on Environment and Climate Change, hearing on ``Protecting and Securing Chemical Facilities from Terrorist Attacks'', 10 a.m., 2123 Rayburn.

Subcommittee on Communications and Technology, hearing entitled ``Legislating to Connect America: Improving the Nation's Broadband Maps'', 10:30 a.m., 2322 Rayburn.

Committee on Financial Services, Subcommittee on Investor Protection, Entrepreneurship, and Capital Markets, hearing entitled ``Examining Private Market Exemptions as a Barrier to IPOs and Retail Investment'', 10 a.m., 2128 Rayburn.

Subcommittee on National Security, International Development, and Monetary Policy, hearing entitled ``Examining the Macroeconomic Impacts of a Changing Climate'', 2 p.m., 2128 Rayburn.

Committee on Natural Resources, Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States, hearing entitled ``Reviewing the Trump Administration's Approach to the MMIW Crisis'', 10 a.m., 1324 Longworth.

Committee on Oversight and Reform, Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, hearing entitled ``The Administration's Apparent Revocation of Medical Deferred Action for Critically Ill Children'', 12 p.m., 2154 Rayburn.

[Page:D990]

Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, Subcommittee on Energy, markup on H.R. 4091, the ``ARPA–E Reauthorization Act of 2019''; and H.R. 4230, the ``Clean Industrial Technology Act'', 10 a.m., 2318 Rayburn.

Committee on Small Business, Full Committee, hearing entitled ``Utilization Management: Barriers to Care and Burdens on Small Medical Practice'', 11:30 a.m., 2360 Rayburn.

Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, Subcommittee on Highways and Transit, hearing entitled ``Pricing and Technology Strategies to Address Congestion on and Financing of America's Roads'', 10 a.m., 2167 Rayburn.

Committee on Veterans' Affairs, Subcommittee on Health, hearing on H.R. 3636, the ``Caring For Our Women Veterans Act''; H.R. 2972, to direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to improve the communications of the Department of Veterans Affairs relating to services available for women veterans, and for other purposes; H.R. 3036, the ``Breaking Barriers for Women Veterans Act''; H.R. 2798, the ``Building Supportive Networks for Women Veterans Act''; H.R. 2645, the ``Newborn Care Improvement Act of 2019''; H.R. 2681, to direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to submit to Congress a report on the availability of prosthetic items for women veterans from the Department of Veterans Affairs; H.R. 3224, to amend title 38, United States Code, to provide for increased access to Department of Veterans Affairs medical care for women veterans; H.R. 2982, the ``Women Veterans Health Care Accountability Act''; H.R. 2752, the ``VA Newborn Emergency Treatment Act''; H.R. 2628, the ``VET CARE Act of 2019''; H.R. 2816, the ``Vietnam-Era Veterans Hepatitis C Testing Enhancement Act of 2019''; H.R. 1527, the ``Long-Term Care Veterans Choice Act''; H.R. 1163, the ``VA Hiring Enhancement Act''; H.R. 3798, the ``Equal Access to Contraception for Veterans Act''; H.R. 3867, the ``Violence Against Women Veterans Act''; H.R. 4096, the ``Improving Oversight of Women Veterans' Care Act of 2019''; and legislation to establish in the Department of Veterans Affairs the Office of Women's Health, and for other purposes, 10 a.m., HVC–210.

Joint Meetings

Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe: to hold hearings to examine the state of diversity and inclusion in Europe, focusing on race, rights, and politics, 10 a.m., 210, Cannon Building.

[Page:D991]

Next Meeting of the
SENATE

9:30 a.m., Wednesday, September 11

Senate Chamber

Program for Wednesday: Senate will continue consideration of the nomination of Stephen Akard, of Indiana, to be Director of the Office of Foreign Missions, with the rank of Ambassador, Department of State, and vote on confirmation of the nominations of Stephen Akard, of Indiana, Dale Cabaniss, of Virginia, to be Director of the Office of Personnel Management, and James Byrne, of Virginia, to be Deputy Secretary of Veterans Affairs, at 11 a.m.

Following disposition of the nomination of James Byrne, Senate will resume consideration of the nomination of Michelle Bowman, of Kansas, to be a Member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, and vote on the motions to invoke cloture on the nominations of Michelle Bowman, Thomas Peter Feddo, of Virginia, to be Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Investment Security, and Jennifer D. Nordquist, of Virginia, to be United States Executive Director of the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development, and on confirmation of the nominations of Stephanie L. Haines, to be United States District Judge for the Western District of Pennsylvania, Ada E. Brown, to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Texas, Steven D. Grimberg, to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Georgia, Steven C. Seeger, to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Illinois, Mary S. McElroy, to be United States District Judge for the District of Rhode Island, and Stephanie A. Gallagher, to be United States District Judge for the District of Maryland, at 2:45 p.m.

Next Meeting of the
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

10 a.m., Wednesday, September 11

House Chamber

Program for Wednesday: Consideration of H.R. 1941--Coastal and Marine Economies Protection Act. Consideration of H.R. 205--Protecting and Securing Florida's Coastline Act of 2019. Consideration of H.R. 1146--Arctic Cultural and Coastal Plain Protection Act.

Extensions of Remarks, as inserted in this issue








HOUSE


Babin, Brian, Tex., E1125

Balderson, Troy, Ohio, E1118

Banks, Jim, Ind., E1118

Blumenauer, Earl, Ore., E1115

Cartwright, Matt, Pa., E1115, E1118, E1118, E1119, E1120, E1121, E1123, E1123, E1124, E1126

Cohen, Steve, Tenn., E1115

Collins, Doug, Ga., E1121

Comer, James, Ky., E1119

Deutch, Theodore E., Fla., E1125

Garamendi, John, Calif., E1125

Gianforte, Greg, Mont., E1124

Huffman, Jared, Calif., E1117

Hurd, Will, Tex., E1123

Jackson Lee, Sheila, Tex., E1121

Joyce, John, Pa., E1122, E1124

Kelly, Trent, Miss., E1117

Kind, Ron, Wisc., E1116

LaHood, Darin, Ill., E1119

Lipinski, Daniel, Ill., E1125

Nadler, Jerrold, N.Y., E1117

Norton, Eleanor Holmes, The District of Columbia, E1120

Olson, Pete, Tex., E1117, E1119, E1120, E1123, E1124, E1126

Perry, Scott, Pa., E1116, E1117, E1122

Rutherford, John H., Fla., E1123

Schakowsky, Janice D., Ill., E1120

Taylor, Van, Tex., E1117

Tlaib, Rashida, Mich., E1116

Visclosky, Peter J., Ind., E1115, E1116

[Page:D992]