Daily Digest

Monday, February 25, 2019

Daily Digest

HIGHLIGHTS

    Senator Fischer delivered Washington's Farewell Address.

Senate

Chamber Action

Routine Proceedings, pages S1405–S1445

Measures Introduced: Sixteen bills were introduced, as follows: S. 536–551.
Pages S1436–37

Measures Reported:

Report to accompany S. 163, to prevent catastrophic failure or shutdown of remote diesel power engines due to emission control devices. (S. Rept. No. 116–2)
Page S1436

Measures Considered:

Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act: Senate resumed consideration of the motion to proceed to consideration of S. 311, to amend title 18, United States Code, to prohibit a health care practitioner from failing to exercise the proper degree of care in the case of a child who survives an abortion or attempted abortion.
Pages S1414–1422

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

By 53 yeas to 44 nays (Vote No. 27), three-fifths of those Senators duly chosen and sworn, not having voted in the affirmative, Senate rejected the motion to close further debate on the motion to proceed to consideration of the bill.
Page S1422


Washington's Farewell Address: Senator Fischer performed the traditional reading of Washington's Farewell Address.
Pages S1405–09


Miller Nomination--Agreement: Senate resumed consideration of the nomination of Eric D. Miller, of Washington, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Ninth Circuit.
Page S1422

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

By 51 yeas to 46 nays (Vote No. 28), Senate agreed to the motion to close further debate on the nomination.
Page S1422

A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing for further consideration of the nomination, post-cloture, at approximately 10 a.m., on Tuesday, February 26, 2019; and that all time during recess, adjournment, morning business, and Leader remarks count post-cloture on the nomination.
Page S1443


Nominations Received: Senate received the following nominations:

Brian McGuire, of New York, to be a Deputy Under Secretary of the Treasury.

David Michael Satterfield, of Missouri, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Turkey.

Chad F. Wolf, of Virginia, to be Under Secretary for Strategy, Policy, and Plans, Department of Homeland Security.

Michael Eric Wooten, of Virginia, to be Administrator for Federal Procurement Policy.

Michael D. Baughman, of Pennsylvania, to be United States Marshal for the Western District of Pennsylvania for the term of four years.

William Travis Brown, Jr., of Louisiana, to be United States Marshal for the Middle District of Louisiana for the term of four years.

Gary B. Burman, of Kentucky, to be United States Marshal for the Western District of Kentucky for the term of four years.

Wing Chau, of Rhode Island, to be United States Marshal for the District of Rhode Island for the term of four years.

Ramona L. Dohman, of Minnesota, to be United States Marshal for the District of Minnesota for the term of four years.

Eric S. Gartner, of Pennsylvania, to be United States Marshal for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania for the term of four years.

Nick Edward Proffitt, of Virginia, to be United States Marshal for the Eastern District of Virginia for the term of four years.

2 Air Force nominations in the rank of general.

1 Army nomination in the rank of general.

4 Navy nominations in the rank of admiral.

Routine lists in the Air Force, Army, and Navy.
Pages S1443–45


Messages from the House:
Page S1436


Executive Communications:
Page S1436


Additional Cosponsors:
Pages S1437–38


Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:
Page S1439


Additional Statements:
Pages S1435–36


Authorities for Committees to Meet:
Page S1439


Record Votes: Two record votes were taken today. (Total--28)
Page S1422


Adjournment: Senate convened at 3 p.m. and adjourned at 7:46 p.m., until 10 a.m. on Tuesday, February 26, 2019. (For Senate's program, see the remarks of the Acting Majority Leader in today's Record on page S1443.)

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Committee Meetings

(Committees not listed did not meet)

BUSINESS MEETING

Committee on Appropriations: Committee adopted its rules of procedure for the 116th Congress.

House of Representatives

Chamber Action


Public Bills and Resolutions Introduced: 29 public bills, H.R. 1327–1355; and 4 resolutions, H.J. Res. 49; and H. Res. 143, 146–147, were introduced.
Pages H2099–H2101


Additional Cosponsors:
Pages H2102–03


Reports Filed:Reports were filed today as follows:

H. Res. 144, providing for consideration of the joint resolution (H.J. Res. 46) relating to a national emergency declared by the President on February 15, 2019 (H. Rept. 116–13); and

H. Res. 145, providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 8) to require a background check for every firearm sale, and providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 1112) to amend chapter 44 of title 18, United States Code, to strengthen the background check procedures to be followed before a Federal firearms licensee may transfer a firearm to a person who is not such a licensee (H. Rept. 116–14).
Page H2068


Speaker: Read a letter from the Speaker wherein she appointed Representative Raskin to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
Page H2049


Journal: The House agreed to the Speaker's approval of the Journal by voice vote.
Pages H2049, H2067–68


Recess: The House recessed at 2:07 p.m. and reconvened at 4:30 p.m.
Page H2050


Suspensions: The House agreed to suspend the rules and pass the following measures:
Preventing Illegal Radio Abuse Through Enforcement Act: H.R. 583, to amend the Communications Act of 1934 to provide for enhanced penalties for pirate radio;
Pages H2050–52


Poison Center Network Enhancement Act of 2019: H.R. 501, to amend the Public Health Service Act to reauthorize and enhance the poison center national toll-free number, national media campaign, and grant program;
Pages H2052–53


Strengthening the Health Care Fraud Prevention Task Force Act of 2019: H.R. 525, to amend title XI of the Social Security Act to direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services to establish a public-private partnership for purposes of identifying health care waste, fraud, and abuse;
Pages H2053–55


Innovators to Entrepreneurs Act of 2019: H.R. 539, to require the Director of the National Science Foundation to develop an I–Corps course to support commercialization-ready innovation companies, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 385 yeas to 18 nays, Roll No. 88;
Pages H2055–58, H2064–65


Supporting Veterans in STEM Careers Act: H.R. 425, to promote veteran involvement in STEM education, computer science, and scientific research;
Pages H2058–60


Recognizing Achievement in Classified School Employees Act: H.R. 276, to direct the Secretary of Education to establish the Recognizing Inspiring School Employees (RISE) Award Program recognizing excellence exhibited by classified school employees providing services to students in prekindergarten through high school, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 387 yeas to 19 nays, Roll No. 89; and
Pages H2060–62, H2067


Merit Systems Protection Board Temporary Term Extension Act: H.R. 1235, amended, to provide that the term of office of certain members of the Merit Systems Protection Board shall be extended by a period of 1 year, to limit such members from concurrently holding positions within the Federal Government;
Pages H2062–64

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Agreed to amend the title so as to read: ``To provide that the term of office of certain members of the Merit Systems Protection Board shall be extended by a period of 1 year, and for other purposes.''.
Page H2064


Recess: The House recessed at 5:46 p.m. and reconvened at 6:30 p.m.
Page H2064


Resignation of the Clerk of the House: Read a letter from Karen L. Haas, in which she announced her resignation as Clerk of the House of Representatives, effective midnight on February 25, 2019.
Page H2065


Electing the Clerk of the House of Representatives: The House agreed to H. Res. 143, electing the Clerk of the House of Representatives.
Page H2066


Administration of the Oath of Office to the Clerk of the House: The Speaker administered the Oath of Office to Cheryl L. Johnson, Clerk of the House of Representatives.
Page H2066


Enacting into law a bill by reference: The House agreed to take from the Speaker's table and pass S. 483, to enact into law a bill by reference, as amended by Representative Peterson.
Pages H2068–87


Quorum Calls--Votes: Two yea-and-nay votes developed during the proceedings of today and appear on pages H2064–65 and H2067. There were no quorum calls.

Adjournment: The House met at 2 p.m. and adjourned at 8:47 p.m.

Committee Meetings

RELATING TO A NATIONAL EMERGENCY DECLARED BY THE PRESIDENT ON FEBRUARY 15, 2019; BIPARTISAN BACKGROUND CHECKS ACT OF 2019; ENHANCED BACKGROUND CHECKS ACT OF 2019

Committee on Rules: Full Committee held a hearing on H.J. Res. 46, relating to a national emergency declared by the President on February 15, 2019; H.R. 8, the ``Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2019''; and H.R. 1112, the ``Enhanced Background Checks Act of 2019''. The Committee granted, by record vote of 8–4, a structured rule providing for consideration of H.R. 8, the Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2019, and H.R. 1112, the Enhanced Background Checks Act of 2019. The rule provides one hour of general debate on the bill equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on the Judiciary. The rule waives all points of order against consideration of the bill. The rule makes in order as original text for purpose of amendment an amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the text of Rules Committee Print 116–5 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 A of the Rules Committee report accompanying the resolution. 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. Section 2 of the rule provides for consideration of H.R. 1112, the Enhanced Background Checks Act of 2019, under a structured rule. The rule provides one hour of general debate on the bill equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on the Judiciary. The rule waives all points of order against consideration of the bill. The rule provides that an amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the text of Rules Committee Print 116–6 shall be considered as adopted and the bill, as amended, shall be considered as read. The rule waives all points of order against provisions in the bill, as amended. The rule makes in order only those further 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. The Committee granted, by record vote of 8–4, a closed rule providing for consideration of H.J. Res. 46, relating to a national emergency declared by the President on February 15, 2019. The rule provides one hour of debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. The rule waives all points of order against consideration of the joint resolution. The rule provides that the joint resolution shall be considered as read. The rule waives all points of order against provisions in the joint resolution. The rule provides one motion to recommit. Finally, the rule provides that the provisions of section 202 of the National Emergencies Act shall not apply during the remainder of the One Hundred Sixteenth Congress to a joint resolution terminating the national emergency declared by the President on February 15, 2019. Testimony was heard by Chairman Nadler and Representatives Collins, Lesko, Armstrong, Cline, and Gianforte.

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Joint Meetings



No joint committee meetings were held.

NEW PUBLIC LAWS

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For last listing of Public Laws, see Daily Digest, p. D104)

H. J. Res. 31, making further continuing appropriations for the Department of Homeland Security for fiscal year 2019. Signed on February 15, 2019. (Public Law 116–6)

H.R. 439, to amend the charter of the Future Farmers of America. Signed on February 21, 2019. (Public Law 116–7)

COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR TUESDAY,

FEBRUARY 26, 2019

(Committee meetings are open unless otherwise indicated)

Senate

Committee on Armed Services: to hold hearings to examine United States Strategic Command and United States Northern Command in review of the Defense Authorization Request for fiscal year 2020 and the Future Years Defense Program, 9:30 a.m., SH–216.

Subcommittee on Airland, to receive a closed briefing on the B–21 ``Raider'', 3 p.m., SVC–217.

Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs: business meeting to consider the nominations of Mark Anthony Calabria, of Virginia, to be Director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency, Bimal Patel, of Georgia, to be an Assistant Secretary, and Dino Falaschetti, of Montana, to be Director, Office of Financial Research, both of the Department of the Treasury, Todd M. Harper, of Virginia, and Rodney Hood, of North Carolina, both to be a Member of the National Credit Union Administration Board, Spencer Bachus III, of Alabama, and Judith DelZoppo Pryor, of Ohio, both to be a Member of the Board of Directors, and Kimberly A. Reed, of West Virginia, to be President, all of the Export-Import Bank of the United States, and Seth Daniel Appleton, of Missouri, and Robert Hunter Kurtz, of Virginia, both to be an Assistant Secretary of Housing and Urban Development; to be immediately followed by a hearing to examine the Semiannual Monetary Policy Report to the Congress, 9:30 a.m., SD–106.

Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation: Subcommittee on Transportation and Safety, to hold hearings to examine connecting America, focusing on intermodal connections across our surface transportation network, 2:30 p.m., SD–562.

Committee on Energy and Natural Resources: to hold hearings to examine the state of the U.S. territories, 10 a.m., SD–366.

Committee on Finance: to hold hearings to examine drug pricing in America, 10:15 a.m., SD–215.

Committee on Judiciary: Subcommittee on Intellectual Property, to hold hearings to examine the 2019 Annual Intellectual Property Report to Congress, 10 a.m., SD–226.

Committee on Veterans' Affairs: to hold a joint hearing with the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs to examine the legislative presentation of the Disabled American Veterans, 2 p.m., SD–G50.

House

Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies, hearing entitled ``Public Witness Hearing'', 9 a.m., 2007 Rayburn.

Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies, hearing entitled ``Oversight Hearing: Understanding the Changing Climate System and the Role of Climate Research'', 10 a.m., H–309 Capitol.

Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government, hearing entitled ``Leveraging Private Capital for Underserved Communities and Individuals: A look into Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs)'', 10 a.m., 2362–A Rayburn.

Subcommittee on Legislative Branch, budget hearing on the Architect of the Capitol, 10 a.m., HT–2 Capitol.

Subcommittee on Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies oversight hearing on Department of Veterans Affairs, 10 a.m., 2359 Rayburn.

Subcommittee on Legislative Branch, budget hearing on the Congressional Budget Office, 11 a.m., HT–2, The Capitol.

Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies, hearing entitled ``Public Witness Hearing'', 12:45 p.m., 2007 Rayburn.

Committee on Armed Services, Subcommittee on Readiness; and Subcommittee on Seapower and Projection Forces, joint hearing entitled ``Naval Surface Forces Readiness: Are Navy Reforms Adequate?'', 10 a.m., 2118 Rayburn.

Subcommittee on Strategic Forces, hearing entitled ``INF Withdrawal and the Future of Arms Control: Implications for the Security of the United States and its Allies'', 2 p.m., 2118 Rayburn.

Subcommittee on Intelligence and Emerging Threats and Capabilities, hearing entitled ``Department of Defense Information Technology, Cybersecurity, and Information Assurance'', 2 p.m., 2212 Rayburn.

Committee on Education and Labor, Full Committee, markup on H.R. 865, the ``Rebuild America's Schools Act of 2019''; and H.R. 7, the ``Paycheck Fairness Act'', 10:15 a.m., 2175 Rayburn.

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Committee on Energy and Commerce, Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Commerce, hearing entitled ``Protecting Consumer Privacy in the Era of Big Data'', 10 a.m., 2123 Rayburn.

Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, hearing entitled ``EPA's Enforcement Program: Taking the Environmental Cop Off the Beat'', 10:30 a.m., 2322 Rayburn.

Committee on Financial Services, Full Committee, hearing entitled ``Who's Keeping Score? Holding Credit Bureaus Accountable and Repairing a Broken System'', 10 a.m., 2128 Rayburn.

Committee on Foreign Affairs, Subcommittee on Asia, the Pacific, and Nonproliferation, hearing entitled ``On the Eve of the Summit: Options for U.S. Diplomacy on North Korea'', 10:15 a.m., 2172 Rayburn.

Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere, Civilian Security, and Trade, hearing entitled ``Made by Maduro: The Humanitarian Crisis in Venezuela and U.S. Policy Responses'', 2 p.m., 2172 Rayburn.

Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations, hearing entitled ``A Global Crisis: Refugees, Migrants and Asylum Seekers'', 2 p.m., 2200 Rayburn.

Committee on Homeland Security, Subcommittee on Transportation and Maritime Security; and the Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection, and Innovation, joint hearing entitled ``Securing U.S. Surface Transportation from Cyber Attacks'', 10 a.m., 310 Cannon.

Committee on House Administration, Full Committee, markup on H.R. 1, a bill to expand Americans' access to the ballot box, reduce the influence of big money in politics, and strengthen ethics rules for public servants, and for other purposes, or a related measure, and for other purposes, 1 p.m., 1310 Longworth.

Committee on the Judiciary, Full Committee, hearing entitled ``Oversight of the Trump Administration's Family Separation Policy'', 10 a.m., 2141 Rayburn.

Committee on Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Water, Oceans, and Wildlife, hearing entitled ``The State of Water Supply Reliability in the 21st Century'', 10 a.m., 1324 Longworth.

Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, hearing entitled ``The Denial Playbook: How Industries Manipulate Science and Policy from Climate Change to Public Health'', 2 p.m., 1324 Longworth.

Committee on Oversight and Reform, Full Committee, business meeting to consider A Resolution Offered by Chairman Elijah E. Cummings Authorizing Issuance of Subpoenas Related to Child Separation Policy, 9:30 a.m., 2154 Rayburn.

Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, Subcommittee on Energy, hearing entitled ``The Future of ARP–E'', 10 a.m., 2318 Rayburn.

Committee on Small Business, Subcommittee on Investigations, Oversight, and Regulations, hearing entitled ``Shutdown Lessons: SBA Capital Access Programs'', 10 a.m., 2360 Rayburn.

Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, Full Committee, hearing entitled ``Examining How Federal Infrastructure Policy Could Help Mitigate and Adapt to Climate Change'', 10 a.m., HVC–210.

Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, Full Committee, hearing entitled ``National Security Implications of the Rise of Authoritarianism Around the World'', 10 a.m., 210 Cannon.

Joint Meetings

Joint Hearing: Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs, to hold a joint hearing with the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs to examine the legislative presentation of the Disabled American Veterans, 2 p.m., SD–G50.

CONGRESSIONAL PROGRAM AHEAD

Week of February 26 through March 1, 2019

Senate Chamber

On Tuesday, Senate will continue consideration of the nomination of Eric D. Miller, of Washington, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Ninth Circuit, post-cloture.

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 Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry: February 28, to hold hearings to examine implementing the Agriculture Improvement Act, 9:30 a.m., SR–328A.

Committee on Appropriations: February 28, Subcommittee on Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies, to hold hearings to examine addressing the opioid epidemic in America, focusing on prevention, treatment, and recovery at the state and local level, 10 a.m., SD–124.

Committee on Armed Services: February 26, to hold hearings to examine United States Strategic Command and United States Northern Command in review of the Defense Authorization Request for fiscal year 2020 and the Future Years Defense Program, 9:30 a.m., SH–216.

February 26, Subcommittee on Airland, to receive a closed briefing on the B–21 ``Raider'', 3 p.m., SVC–217.

February 27, Subcommittee on Personnel, to hold an oversight hearing to examine military personnel policies and military family readiness, 2:30 p.m., SR–222.

February 27, Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, to receive a closed briefing on Department of Defense cyber operations, 2:30 p.m., SVC–217.

February 28, Full Committee, to hold hearings to examine nuclear policy and posture, 9:30 a.m., SD–G50.

Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs: February 26, business meeting to consider the nominations of Mark Anthony Calabria, of Virginia, to be Director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency, Bimal Patel, of Georgia, to be an Assistant Secretary, and Dino Falaschetti, of Montana, to be Director, Office of Financial Research, both of the Department of the Treasury, Todd M. Harper, of Virginia, and Rodney Hood, of North Carolina, both to be a Member of the National Credit Union Administration Board, Spencer Bachus III, of Alabama, and Judith DelZoppo Pryor, of Ohio, both to be a Member of the Board of Directors, and Kimberly A. Reed, of West Virginia, to be President, all of the Export-Import Bank of the United States, and Seth Daniel Appleton, of Missouri, and Robert Hunter Kurtz, of Virginia, both to be an Assistant Secretary of Housing and Urban Development; to be immediately followed by a hearing to examine the Semiannual Monetary Policy Report to the Congress, 9:30 a.m., SD–106.

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February 28, Full Committee, to hold hearings to examine legislative proposals on capital formation and corporate governance, 10 a.m., SD–538.

Committee on the Budget: February 27, to hold hearings to examine the Budget Control Act, focusing on a review of cap-adjusted spending, 2:30 p.m., SD–608.

Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation: February 26, Subcommittee on Transportation and Safety, to hold hearings to examine connecting America, focusing on intermodal connections across our surface transportation network, 2:30 p.m., SD–562.

February 27, Full Committee, to hold hearings to examine policy principles for a Federal data privacy framework in the United States, 10 a.m., SH–216.

Committee on Energy and Natural Resources: February 26, to hold hearings to examine the state of the U.S. territories, 10 a.m., SD–366.

February 28, Full Committee, to hold hearings to examine prospects for global energy markets, focusing on the role of the United States and perspectives from the International Energy Agency, 10 a.m., SD–366.

Committee on Environment and Public Works: February 27, to hold hearings to examine S. 383, 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, 10 a.m., SD–406.

Committee on Finance: February 26, to hold hearings to examine drug pricing in America, 10:15 a.m., SD–215.

Committee on Foreign Relations: February 27, to hold hearings to examine assessing the role of the United States in the world, 10:15 a.m., SD–419.

Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs: February 27, to hold hearings to examine protecting the electric grid from an electromagnetic pulse or geomagnetic disturbance, 2:30 p.m., SD–106.

February 28, Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, to hold hearings to examine China's impact on the United States education system, 10 a.m., SD–342.

Committee on Indian Affairs: February 27, to hold an oversight hearing to examine the 45th anniversary of the Native American Programs Act and the establishment of the Administration for Native Americans, 2:30 p.m., SD–628.

Committee on Judiciary: February 26, Subcommittee on Intellectual Property, to hold hearings to examine the 2019 Annual Intellectual Property Report to Congress, 10 a.m., SD–226.

February 28, Full Committee, business meeting to consider the nominations of Neomi J. Rao, to be United States Circuit Judge for the District of Columbia Circuit, Joseph F. Bianco, of New York, and Michael H. Park, of New York, both to be a United States Circuit Judge for the Second Circuit, Greg Girard Guidry, to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Louisiana, Michael T. Liburdi, to be United States District Judge for the District of Arizona, Peter D. Welte, to be United States District Judge for the District of North Dakota, Aditya Bamzai, of Virginia, and Travis LeBlanc, of Maryland, both to be a Member of the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board, and Drew H. Wrigley, to be United States Attorney for the District of North Dakota, Department of Justice, 10 a.m., SD–226.

Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship: February 27, to hold hearings to examine the future of American industry, 2:30 p.m., SR–428A.

Committee on Veterans' Affairs: February 26, to hold a joint hearing with the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs to examine the legislative presentation of the Disabled American Veterans, 2 p.m., SD–G50.

February 27, Full Committee, to hold a joint hearing with the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs to examine the legislative presentation of The American Legion, 10 a.m., SD–G50.

Select Committee on Intelligence: February 28, to receive a closed briefing on certain intelligence matters, 2 p.m., SH–219.

House Committees

Committee on Agriculture, February 27, Full Committee, business meeting to consider the Budget Views and Estimates Letter of the Committee on Agriculture for the Agencies and Programs under the Jurisdiction of the Committee for Fiscal Year 2020, 9:30 a.m., 1300 Longworth.

February 27, Full Committee, hearing entitled ``The State of the Rural Economy'', 10 a.m., 1300 Longworth.

Committee on Appropriations, February 27, Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government, hearing entitled ``Election Security: Ensuring the Integrity of U.S. Election Systems'', 10 a.m., 2362–A Rayburn.

February 27, Subcommittee on the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies, hearing entitled ``Reviewing the Administration's Unaccompanied Children Program: State-Sanctioned Child Abuse'', 10 a.m., 2358–C Rayburn.

February 27, Subcommittee on Legislative Branch, budget hearing on the Government Accountability Office, 10 a.m., HT–2 Capitol.

February 27, Subcommittee on Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies, hearing entitled ``The President's 2019 National Emergency Declaration Circumventing Congress to Build a Border Wall and Its Effect on Military Construction and Readiness'', 2 p.m., 2359 Rayburn.

February 27, Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs, hearing entitled ``Oversight of U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), Programs and Policies'', 10 a.m., 2359 Rayburn.

February 27, Subcommittee on the Departments of Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies, hearing entitled ``Stakeholder Perspectives: Fair Housing'', 10 a.m., 2358–A Rayburn.

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February 27, Subcommittee on Legislative Branch, budget hearing on the Government Publishing Office, 11 a.m., HT–2 Capitol.

February 27, Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies, oversight hearing on the Food and Drug Administration, 2 p.m., 2362–A Rayburn.

February 28, Subcommittee on Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies, hearing entitled ``Female Veterans Access to VA'', 10 a.m., HT–2 Capitol.

Committee on Armed Services, February 27, Subcommittee on Military Personnel, hearing entitled ``Transgender Service Policy'', 2 p.m., 2118 Rayburn.

Committee on the Budget, February 27, Full Committee, hearing entitled ``2017 Tax Law: Impact on the Budget and American Families'', 10 a.m., 210 Cannon.

Committee on Education and Labor, February 27, Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education, hearing entitled ``Classrooms in Crisis: Examining the Inappropriate Use of Seclusion and Restraint Practices'', 10:15 a.m., 2175 Rayburn.

February 27, Subcommittee on Workforce Protections, hearing entitled ``Caring for Our Caregivers: Protecting Health Care and Social Service Workers from Workplace Violence'', 2 p.m., 2175 Rayburn.

Committee on Energy and Commerce, February 27, Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, hearing entitled ``Confronting a Growing Public Health Threat: Measles Outbreaks in the U.S.'', 10 a.m., 2123 Rayburn.

February 27, Subcommittee on Energy, hearing entitled ``Clean Energy Infrastructure and the Workforce to Build It'', 10:30 a.m., 2322 Rayburn.

February 28, Subcommittee on Environment and Climate Change, hearing entitled ``We'll Always Have Paris: Filling the Leadership Void Caused by Federal Inaction on Climate Change'', 10 a.m., 2123 Rayburn.

Committee on Financial Services, February 27, Full Committee, hearing entitled ``Monetary Policy and the State of the Economy'', 10 a.m., 2128 Rayburn.

February 27, Subcommittee on Diversity and Inclusion will hold a hearing entitled ``An Overview of Diversity Trends in the Financial Services Industry'', 2 p.m., 2128 Rayburn.

Committee on Foreign Affairs, February 27, Full Committee, hearing entitled ``The Trump Administration's Foreign Policy: A Mid-Term Assessment'', 10 a.m., 2172 Rayburn.

February 27, Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, hearing entitled ``America's Global Leadership: Why Diplomacy and Development Matter'', 2 p.m., 2172 Rayburn.

Committee on Homeland Security, February 27, Full Committee, hearing on ``Securing out Nation's Chemical Facilities: Building on the Progress of the CFATS Program'', 10 a.m., 310 Cannon.

Committee on the Judiciary, February 28, Subcommittee on Constitution, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, hearing entitled ``The National Emergencies Act of 1976'', 12 p.m., 2141 Rayburn.

Committee on Natural Resources, February 27, Full Committee, hearing on H.R. 560, the ``Northern Mariana Islands Residents Relief Act'', 10:30 a.m., 1324 Longworth.

Committee on Oversight and Reform, February 27, Full Committee, hearing entitled ``Hearing with Michael Cohen, Former Attorney to President Donald Trump'', 10 a.m., 2154 Rayburn.

February 28, Subcommittee on Government Operations, hearing entitled ``Effects of Vacancies at the Merit Systems Protection Board'', 10 a.m., 2154 Rayburn.

Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, February 27, Subcommittee on Environment, hearing entitled ``Sea Change: Impacts of Climate Change on Our Oceans and Coasts'', 10 a.m., 2318 Rayburn.

Committee on Small Business, February 27, Full Committee, hearing entitled ``Supporting America's Startups: Review of SBA Entrepreneurial Development Programs'', 11 a.m., 2360 Rayburn.

Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, February 27, Full Committee, business meeting on Fiscal Year 2020 Budget Views and Estimates of the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure; and markup on H.Con. Res. 16, authorizing the use of the Capitol Grounds for the National Peace Officers Memorial Service and the National Honor Guard and Pipe Band Exhibition; H.Con. Res. 19, authorizing the use of the Capitol Grounds for the Greater Washington Soap Box Derby; H.R. 1318, to direct the Library of Congress to obtain a stain glassed panel depicting the seal of the District of Columbia and install the panel among the stained glass panels depicting the seals of States which overlook the Main Reading Room of the Library of Congress Thomas Jefferson Building; H.R. 639, to amend section 327 of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act to clarify that National Urban Search and Rescue Response System task forces may include Federal employees, 10 a.m., HVC–210.

Committee on Veterans' Affairs, February 27, Full Committee, hearing entitled ``VA 2030: A Vision for the Future of VA'', 2 p.m., 1334 Longworth.

Committee on Ways and Means, February 27, Full Committee, hearing entitled ``U.S.-China Trade'', 10 a.m., 1100 Longworth.

Joint Meetings

Joint Hearing: February 26, Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs, to hold a joint hearing with the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs to examine the legislative presentation of the Disabled American Veterans, 2 p.m., SD–G50.

February 27, Full Committee, to hold a joint hearing with the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs to examine the legislative presentation of The American Legion, 10 a.m., SD–G50.

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Next Meeting of the
SENATE

10 a.m., Tuesday, February 26

Senate Chamber

Program for Tuesday: Senate will continue consideration of the nomination of Eric D. Miller, of Washington, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Ninth Circuit, post-cloture.

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

Next Meeting of the
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

10 a.m., Tuesday, February 26

House Chamber

Program for Tuesday: Consideration of H.J. Res. 46--Relating to a national emergency declared by the President on February 15, 2019 (Subject to a Rule). Consideration of measures under suspension of the Rules.



Extensions of Remarks, as inserted in this issue








HOUSE


Blumenauer, Earl, Ore., E206

Brady, Kevin, Tex., E203

Cartwright, Matt, Pa., E203

Cohen, Steve, Tenn., E204

Cook, Paul, Calif., E200, E201, E202, E204, E205

Correa, J. Luis, Calif., E200

Foxx, Virginia, N.C., E205

Hastings, Alcee L., Fla., E200, E203

Hayes, Jahana, Conn., E207

Kinzinger, Adam, Ill., E206

LaHood, Darin, Ill., E201, E203, E204, E205

Lofgren, Zoe, Calif., E201

Pappas, Chris, N.H., E200

Pascrell, Bill, Jr., N.J., E200

Perlmutter, Ed, Colo., E199

Posey, Bill, Fla., E202

Schneider, Bradley Scott, Ill., E199

Serrano, José E., N.Y., E202, E204, E205, E206

Sewell, Terri A., Ala., E207

Simpson, Michael K., Idaho, E202

Stevens, Haley M., Mich., E199

Suozzi, Thomas R., N.Y., E201

Tipton, Scott R., Colo., E199

Walorski, Jackie, Ind., E206

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