Daily Digest

Monday, March 11, 2019

Daily Digest

Senate

Chamber Action

Routine Proceedings, pages S1749–S1767

Measures Introduced: Five bills and two resolutions were introduced, as follows: S. 733–737, and S. Res. 102–103.
Page S1762

Measures Passed:

National Assistive Technology Awareness Day: Senate agreed to S. Res. 103, designating March 27, 2019, as ``National Assistive Technology Awareness Day''.
Page S1765


Message from the President: Senate received the following message from the President of the United States:

Transmitting, pursuant to law, the Budget of the United States Government for Fiscal Year 2020; referred jointly, pursuant to the order of January 30, 1975, as modified by the order of April 11, 1986; which was referred to the Committees on the Budget; and Appropriations. (PM–5)
Pages S1760–61


Matey Nomination--Agreement: Senate resumed consideration of the nomination of Paul B. Matey, of New Jersey, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Third Circuit.
Pages S1749–59

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

By 50 yeas to 44 nays (Vote No. EX

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41), Senate agreed to the motion to close further debate on the nomination.
Page S1754

A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that all post-cloture time on the nomination expire at 2:30 p.m., on Tuesday, March 12, 2019.
Page S1759

A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing for further consideration of the nomination, post-cloture, at approximately 10 a.m., on Tuesday, March 12, 2019.
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Nominations Received: Senate received the following nominations:

David Bernhardt, of Virginia, to be Secretary of the Interior.

John Linder, of Georgia, to be Representative of the United States of America to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, with the rank and status of Ambassador.

Jennifer D. Nordquist, of Virginia, to be United States Executive Director of the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development for a term of two years.

John McLeod Barger, of California, to be a Governor of the United States Postal Service for a term expiring December 8, 2021.

Rainey R. Brandt, of the District of Columbia, to be an Associate Judge of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia for the term of fifteen years.

Shana Frost Matini, of the District of Columbia, to be an Associate Judge of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia for the term of fifteen years.

Michael S. Bogren, of Michigan, to be United States District Judge for the Western District of Michigan.

Jeffrey Vincent Brown, of Texas, to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of Texas.

Stephanie Dawkins Davis, of Michigan, to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Michigan.

Brantley Starr, of Texas, to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Texas.
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Messages from the House:
Page S1761


Measures Placed on the Calendar:
Pages S1761, S1765


Enrolled Bills Presented:
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Executive Communications:
Pages S1761–62


Executive Reports of Committees:
Page S1762


Additional Cosponsors:
Pages S1762–64


Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:
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Additional Statements:
Pages S1759–60


Authorities for Committees to Meet:
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Record Votes: One record vote was taken today. (Total--41)
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Adjournment: Senate convened at 3 p.m. and adjourned at 7:27 p.m., until 10 a.m. on Tuesday, March 12, 2019. (For Senate's program, see the remarks of the Acting Majority Leader in today's Record on page S1765.)

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Committee Meetings

(Committees not listed did not meet)

BUSINESS MEETING

Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs: Committee ordered favorably reported the nominations of Ronald D. Vitiello, of Illinois, to be an Assistant Secretary, and Joseph V. Cuffari, of Arizona, to be Inspector General, both of the Department of Homeland Security.

House of Representatives

Chamber Action


Public Bills and Resolutions Introduced: 16 public bills, H.R. 1662–1677; and 9 resolutions, H. Res. 207 and 209–216, were introduced.
Pages H2646–47


Additional Cosponsors:
Pages H2647–48


Report Filed: A report was filed today as follows:

H. Res. 208, providing for consideration of the concurrent resolution (H. Con. Res. 24) expressing the sense of Congress that the report of Special Counsel Mueller should be made available to the public and to Congress, and providing for proceedings during the period from March 15, 2019, through March 22, 2019 (H. Rept. 116–17).
Page H2646


Speaker: Read a letter from the Speaker wherein she appointed Representative Kildee to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
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Recess: The House recessed at 12:02 p.m. and reconvened at 2 p.m.
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Guest Chaplain: The prayer was offered by the Guest Chaplain, Rev. Meg Peery McLaughlin, Burke Presbyterian Church, Burke, VA.
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Recess: The House recessed at 2:07 p.m. and reconvened at 4:01 p.m.
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Suspensions: The House agreed to suspend the rules and pass the following measures:
Housing Choice Voucher Mobility Demonstration Act of 2019: H.R. 1122, to authorize the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development to carry out a housing choice voucher mobility demonstration to encourage families receiving such voucher assistance to move to lower-poverty areas and expand access to opportunity areas, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 387 yeas to 22 nays, Roll No. 119;
Pages H2618–20, H2626–27


Federal Reserve Supervision Testimony Clarification Act: H.R. 974, amended, to amend the Federal Reserve Act to require the Vice Chairman for Supervision of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System to provide a written report;
Pages H2620–21


FinCEN Improvement Act of 2019: H.R. 1414, to amend the duties of the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) to ensure FinCEN works with Tribal law enforcement agencies, protects against all forms of terrorism, and focuses on virtual currencies; and
Pages H2621–23


Cooperate with Law Enforcement Agencies and Watch Act of 2019: H.R. 758, amended, to provide a safe harbor for financial institutions that maintain a customer account or customer transaction at the request of a Federal or State law enforcement agency, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 404 yeas to 7 nays, Roll No. 120.
Pages H2623–25, H2627


Recess: The House recessed at 4:58 p.m. and reconvened at 6:30 p.m.
Page H2626


Presidential Message: Read a message from the President wherein he transmitted to Congress his Budget of the United States Government for Fiscal Year 2020--referred to the Committee on Appropriations and ordered to be printed (H. Doc. 116–3).
Pages H2625–26


Senate Referral: S. 725 was referred to the Committee on Oversight and Reform.
Page H2626


Senate Message: Message received from the Senate by the Clerk and subsequently presented to the House today appears on page H2626.

Quorum Calls--Votes: Two yea-and-nay votes developed during the proceedings of today and appear on pages H2626–27 and H2627. There were no quorum calls.

Adjournment: The House met at 12 noon and adjourned at 8:45 p.m.

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Committee Meetings

EXPRESSING THE SENSE OF CONGRESS THAT THE REPORT OF SPECIAL COUNSEL MUELLER SHOULD BE MADE AVAILABLE TO THE PUBLIC AND TO CONGRESS

Committee on Rules: Full Committee held a hearing on H. Con. Res. 24, expressing the sense of Congress that the report of Special Counsel Mueller should be made available to the public and to Congress. The Committee granted, by nonrecord vote, a closed rule providing for consideration of H. Con. Res. 24, Expressing the sense of Congress that the report of Special Counsel Mueller should be made available to the public and to Congress. The rule provides one hour of debate 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 concurrent resolution. The rule provides that the amendments to the concurrent resolution and the preamble printed in the Rules Committee report shall be considered as adopted and the concurrent resolution, as amended, shall be considered as read. The rule waives all points of order against provisions in the concurrent resolution, as amended. Section 2 of the rule provides that on any legislative day during the period from March 15, 2019, through March 22, 2019: the Journal of the proceedings of the previous day shall be considered as approved; and the Chair may at any time declare the House adjourned to meet at a date and time to be announced by the Chair in declaring the adjournment. Section 3 of the rule provides that the Speaker may appoint Members to perform the duties of the Chair for the duration of the period addressed by section 2. Testimony was heard from Representatives Cohen and Collins of Georgia.

Joint Meetings



No joint committee meetings were held.

NEW PUBLIC LAWS

(For last listing of Public Laws, see Daily Digest, p. D178)

S. 483, to enact into law a bill by reference. Signed on March 8, 2019. (Public Law 116–8)

COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR TUESDAY,

MARCH 12, 2019

(Committee meetings are open unless otherwise indicated)

Senate

Committee on Armed Services: Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities, to hold hearings to examine artificial intelligence initiatives within the Department of Defense, 2:30 p.m., SR–232A.

Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs: business meeting to consider the nominations of Jeffrey Nadaner, of Maryland, to be an Assistant Secretary of Commerce, Claudia Slacik, of New York, to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the Export-Import Bank of the United States, and Thelma Drake, of Virginia, to be Federal Transit Administrator; to be immediately followed by a hearing to examine the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's Semi-Annual Report to Congress, 10 a.m., SD–538.

Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation: Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, Innovation, and the Internet, to hold hearings to examine the impact of broadband investments in rural America, 2:30 p.m., SH–216.

Committee on Finance: to hold hearings to examine the road ahead for the World Trade Organization, 10:15 a.m., SD–215.

Committee on Foreign Relations: to hold hearings to examine the nominations of Michael J. Fitzpatrick, of Virginia, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Ecuador, and Ronald Douglas Johnson, of Florida, to be Ambassador to the Republic of El Salvador, both of the Department of State, 10 a.m., SD–419.

Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions: to hold hearings to examine reauthorizing the Higher Education Act, focusing on simplifying the Free Application for Federal Student Aid and reducing the burden of verification, 10 a.m., SD–430.

Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs: to hold hearings to examine recommendations from the President's task force on the United States Postal Service, focusing on a path to sustainability, 2:30 p.m., SD–342.

Committee on Indian Affairs: to hold an oversight hearing to examine Indian programs on the Government Accountability Office High Risk List, 2:30 p.m., SD–628.

Committee on the Judiciary: to hold hearings to examine GDPR and CCPA, focusing on opt-ins, consumer control, and the impact on competition and innovation, 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 multiple veterans service organizations, 10 a.m., SD–G50.

Select Committee on Intelligence: to hold closed hearings to examine certain intelligence matters, 2:45 p.m., SH–219.

House

Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government, hearing entitled ``Treasury's Role in Combatting Financial Crimes'', 10 a.m., 2362–A Rayburn.

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

Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs, hearing entitled ``Public Witness Testimony'', 10 a.m., 2008 Rayburn.

Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies, oversight hearing on the Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, 10:30 a.m., H–309, Capitol.

Subcommittee on Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies, budget hearing on Related Agencies, 10:30 a.m., 2362–B Rayburn.

Subcommittee on Legislative Branch, budget hearing on the United States Capitol Police, 11 a.m., HT–2 Capitol.

Subcommittee on the Departments of Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies, hearing entitled ``Stakeholder Perspectives: Passenger Rail Development'', 11 a.m., 2358–A Rayburn.

Subcommittee on the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies, hearing entitled ``Oversight of For-Profit Colleges: Protecting Students and Taxpayer Dollars from Predatory Practices'', 2 p.m., 2358–C Rayburn.

Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies, oversight hearing on the Department of Agriculture, Office of the Inspector General, 2:30 p.m., 2362–A Rayburn.

Subcommittee on the Department of Homeland Security, hearing entitled ``Update on Recovery Efforts for 2017 and 2018 Disasters'', 2:30 p.m., 2008 Rayburn.

Committee on Armed Services, Subcommittee on Military Personnel, hearing entitled ``Outside Perspectives on Military Personnel Policy'', 2 p.m., 2212 Rayburn.

Committee on the Budget, Full Committee, hearing entitled ``The President's 2020 Budget'', 10 a.m., 210 Cannon.

Committee on Education and Labor, Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Human Services, hearing entitled ``Growing a Healthy Next Generation: Examining Federal Child Nutrition Programs'', 10:15 a.m., 2175 Rayburn.

Committee on Energy and Commerce, Subcommittee on Communications and Technology, hearing entitled ``Legislating to Safeguard the Free and Open Internet'', 11 a.m., 2322 Rayburn.

Subcommittee on Health, hearing entitled ``The Fiscal Year 2020 HHS Budget'', 12 p.m., 2123 Rayburn.

Committee on Financial Services, Full Committee, hearing entitled ``Holding Megabanks Accountable: An Examination of Wells Fargo's Pattern of Consumer Abuses'', 10 a.m., 2128 Rayburn.

Committee on Homeland Security, Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection, and Innovation, hearing entitled ``Securing Our Nation's Chemical Facilities: Stakeholder Perspectives on Improving the CFATS Program'', 10 a.m., 310 Cannon.

Committee on House Administration, Full Committee, business meeting on Committee Resolution 116–08, and hearing entitled ``Committee Funding for the 116th Congress'', 2 p.m., 1310 Longworth.

Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties, hearing entitled ``History and Enforcement of the Voting Rights Act of 1965'', 10 a.m., 2141 Rayburn.

Subcommittee on Immigration and Citizenship, business meeting on adoption of the Subcommittee's Rules of Procedure and Statement of Policy for Private Immigration Bills; and Request for DHS Departmental Reports on the Beneficiaries of H.R. 1548, 11 a.m., 2237 Rayburn.

Subcommittee on Antitrust, Commercial, and Administrative Law, hearing entitled ``The State of Competition in the Wireless Market: Examining the Impact of the Proposed Merger of T-Mobile and Sprint on Consumers, Workers, and the Internet'', 2 p.m., 2141 Rayburn.

Committee on Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources, hearing entitled ``Examining the Policies and Priorities of the Bureau of Land Management, the United States Forest Service, and the Power Marketing Administrations'', 10 a.m., 1324 Longworth.

Subcommittee on Water, Oceans, and Wildlife, hearing entitled ``WOW 101: The State of Wildlife'', 2 p.m., 1324 Longworth.

Committee on Oversight and Reform, Subcommittee on Economic and Consumer Policy, hearing entitled ``Examining the Public Health Risks of Carcinogens in Consumer Products'', 10 a.m., 2154 Rayburn.

Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, Subcommittee on Research and Technology, hearing entitled ``Engineering Our Way to a Sustainable Bioeconomy'', 10 a.m., 2318 Rayburn.

Committee on Small Business, Subcommittee on Rural Development, Agriculture, Trade, and Entrepreneurship, hearing entitled ``Challenges in SBA's State Trade Expansion Program'', 10 a.m., 2360 Rayburn.

Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, Subcommittee on Aviation, hearing entitled ``Looking Forward: Aviation 2050'', 10 a.m., HVC–210.

Committee on Ways and Means, Subcommittee on Social Security, hearing entitled ``Protecting and Improving Social Security: Enhancing Social Security to Strengthen the Middle Class'', 10 a.m., 2020 Rayburn.

Subcommittee on Select Revenue Measures, hearing entitled ``Temporary Policy in the Internal Revenue Code'', 2 p.m., 1100 Longworth.

Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress, Full Committee, organizational meeting, 9 a.m., H–313 Capitol.

Full Committee, hearing entitled ``Member Day'', 9:30 a.m., H–313 Capitol.

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 multiple veterans service organizations, 10 a.m., SD–G50.

CONGRESSIONAL PROGRAM AHEAD

Week of March 12 through March 15, 2019

Senate Chamber
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On Tuesday, Senate will continue consideration of the nomination of Paul B. Matey, of New Jersey, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Third Circuit, post-cloture, and vote on confirmation of the nomination at 2:30 p.m.

Following disposition of the nomination of Paul B. Matey, Senate will vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the nomination of Neomi J. Rao, of the District of Columbia, to be United States Circuit Judge for the District of Columbia Circuit.

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: March 13, to hold hearings to examine the nominations of Heath P. Tarbert, of Maryland, to be Chairman, and to be a Commissioner of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, 10 a.m., SR–328A.

Committee on Appropriations: March 13, Subcommittee on Department of Defense, to hold hearings to examine proposed budget estimates and justification for fiscal year 2020 for the Department of the Air Force, 10 a.m., SD–192.

March 14, Subcommittee on Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies, to hold hearings to examine the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and other emerging health threats, 10 a.m., SD–124.

Committee on Armed Services: March 12, Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities, to hold hearings to examine artificial intelligence initiatives within the Department of Defense, 2:30 p.m., SR–232A.

March 13, Subcommittee on SeaPower, to receive a closed briefing on the most significant threats to United States Naval Forces and how Naval Forces plan to operate in a contested environment, 10:30 a.m., SVC–217.

March 14, Full Committee, to hold hearings to examine the Department of Defense budget posture in review of the Defense Authorization Request for fiscal year 2020 and the Future Years Defense Program, 9:30 a.m., SD–G50.

Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs: March 12, business meeting to consider the nominations of Jeffrey Nadaner, of Maryland, to be an Assistant Secretary of Commerce, Claudia Slacik, of New York, to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the Export-Import Bank of the United States, and Thelma Drake, of Virginia, to be Federal Transit Administrator; to be immediately followed by a hearing to examine the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's Semi-Annual Report to Congress, 10 a.m., SD–538.

March 14, Full Committee, to hold hearings to examine Financial Stability Oversight Council nonbank designations, 10 a.m., SD–538.

Committee on the Budget: March 13, to hold hearings to examine the President's proposed budget request for fiscal year 2020, 2:30 p.m., SD–608.

Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation: March 12, Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, Innovation, and the Internet, to hold hearings to examine the impact of broadband investments in rural America, 2:30 p.m., SH–216.

March 13, Full Committee, to hold hearings to examine the new space race, focusing on ensuring United States global leadership on the final frontier, 10 a.m., SD–G50.

Committee on Energy and Natural Resources: March 14, to hold hearings to examine opportunities to improve access, infrastructure, and permitting for outdoor recreation, 10 a.m., SD–366.

Committee on Environment and Public Works: March 13, to hold hearings to examine an original bill entitled, ``Diesel Emissions Reduction Act of 2019'', 10 a.m., SD–406.

Committee on Finance: March 12, to hold hearings to examine the road ahead for the World Trade Organization, 10:15 a.m., SD–215.

March 14, Full Committee, to hold hearings to examine the President's proposed budget request for fiscal year 2020 for the Department of Health and Human Services, 10:15 a.m., SD–215.

March 14, Full Committee, to hold hearings to examine the President's proposed budget request for fiscal year 2020 for the Department of the Treasury, 1:30 p.m., SD–215.

Committee on Foreign Relations: March 12, to hold hearings to examine the nominations of Michael J. Fitzpatrick, of Virginia, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Ecuador, and Ronald Douglas Johnson, of Florida, to be Ambassador to the Republic of El Salvador, both of the Department of State, 10 a.m., SD–419.

March 13, Full Committee, to hold hearings to examine a new approach for an era of United States-China competition, 10:15 a.m., SD–419.

Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions: March 12, to hold hearings to examine reauthorizing the Higher Education Act, focusing on simplifying the Free Application for Federal Student Aid and reducing the burden of verification, 10 a.m., SD–430.

Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs: March 12, to hold hearings to examine recommendations from the President's task force on the United States Postal Service, focusing on a path to sustainability, 2:30 p.m., SD–342.

Committee on Indian Affairs: March 12, to hold an oversight hearing to examine Indian programs on the Government Accountability Office High Risk List, 2:30 p.m., SD–628.

Committee on the Judiciary: March 12, to hold hearings to examine GDPR and CCPA, focusing on opt-ins, consumer control, and the impact on competition and innovation, 10 a.m., SD–226.

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March 13, Full Committee, to hold hearings to examine the nominations of Daniel P. Collins, and Kenneth Kiyul Lee, both of California, both to be a United States Circuit Judge for the Ninth Circuit, 10 a.m., SD–226.

March 13, Subcommittee on Intellectual Property, to hold an oversight hearing to examine the United States Patent and Trademark Office, 2:30 p.m., SD–226.

Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship: March 13, to hold hearings to examine cyber crime, focusing on the threat to small businesses, 2:30 p.m., SR–428A.

Committee on Veterans' Affairs: March 12, to hold a joint hearing with the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs to examine the legislative presentation of multiple veterans service organizations, 10 a.m., SD–G50.

March 13, Full Committee, business meeting to consider the nomination of John Lowry III, of Illinois, to be Assistant Secretary of Labor for Veterans' Employment and Training, Time to be announced, Room to be announced.

Select Committee on Intelligence: March 12, to hold closed hearings to examine certain intelligence matters, 2:45 p.m., SH–219.

March 14, Full Committee, closed business meeting to consider pending intelligence matters, 2 p.m., SH–219.

House Committees

Committee on Appropriations, March 13, Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government, oversight hearing on the General Services Administration, 10 a.m., 2362–A Rayburn.

March 13, Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies, hearing entitled ``Gun Violence Prevention and Enforcement'', 10:30 a.m., H–309 Capitol.

March 13, Subcommittee on the Departments of Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies, hearing entitled ``Stakeholder Perspectives: Building Resilient Communities'', 10 a.m., 2358–A Rayburn.

March 13, Subcommittee on Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies, budget hearing on the Department of Veterans Affairs, Office of Inspector General, 11 a.m., HT–2 Capitol.

March 13, Subcommittee on the Department of Homeland Security, hearing entitled ``Securing Federal Networks and State Election Systems'', 2 p.m., 2008 Rayburn.

March 13, Subcommittee on the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies, budget hearing on the Department of Health and Human Services, 2 p.m., 2358–C Rayburn.

Committee on Armed Services, March 13, Full Committee, hearing entitled ``National Security Challenges and U.S. Military Activity in Europe'', 10 a.m., 2118 Rayburn.

March 13, Subcommittee on Readiness, hearing entitled ``Ensuring Resiliency of Military Installations and Operations in Response to Climate Changes'', 2 p.m., 2212 Rayburn.

March 13, Subcommittee on Intelligence and Emerging Threats and Capabilities, hearing entitled ``Fiscal Year 2020 Budget Request for U.S. Cyber Command and Operations in Cyberspace'', 2 p.m., 2118 Rayburn.

March 14, Subcommittee on Seapower and Projection Forces, hearing entitled ``Department of the Air Force Fiscal Year 2020 Budget Request for Seapower and Projection Forces'', 10 a.m., 2212 Rayburn.

Committee on Education and Labor, March 13, Full Committee, hearing entitled ``The Cost of College: Student Centered Reforms to Bring Higher Education Within Reach'', 10:15 a.m., 2175 Rayburn.

March 14, Full Committee, hearing entitled ``Members Day Hearing: Committee on Education and Labor'', 10:15 a.m., 2175 Rayburn.

Committee on Energy and Commerce, March 13, Subcommittee on Health, hearing entitled ``Lowering the Cost of Prescription Drugs: Reducing Barriers to Market Competition'', 10 a.m., 2123 Rayburn.

March 13, Subcommittee on Environment and Climate Change, hearing entitled ``Mismanaging Chemical Risks: EPA's Failure to Protect Workers'', 10:30 a.m., 2322 Rayburn.

March 14, Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Commerce, hearing entitled ``Enhancing Vehicle Technology to Prevent Drunk Driving'', 10 a.m., 2123 Rayburn.

Committee on Financial Services, March 13, Full Committee, hearing entitled ``Preparing for the Storm: Reauthorization of the National Flood Insurance Program,'' 10 a.m., 2128 Rayburn.

March 13, Subcommittee on National Security, International Development, and Monetary Policy, hearing entitled ``Promoting Corporate Transparency: Examining Legislative Proposals to Detect and Deter Financial Crime'' 2 p.m., 2128 Rayburn.

March 14, Subcommittee on Investor Protection, Entrepreneurship, and Capital Markets, hearing entitled ``Putting Investors First? Examining the SEC's Best Interest Rule'', 9:30 a.m., 2128 Rayburn.

Committee on Foreign Affairs, March 13, Full Committee, hearing entitled ``NATO at 70: An Indispensable Alliance'', 10 a.m., 2172 Rayburn.

March 13, Full Committee, hearing on H.R. 1004, the ``Prohibiting Unauthorized Military Action in Venezuela Act'', 4 p.m., 2172 Rayburn.

March 14, Full Committee, markup on H.R. 920, the ``Venezuela Arms Restriction Act''; H.R. 854, the ``Humanitarian Assistance to the Venezuelan People Act of 2019''; and H.R. 1477, to assess and mitigate threats posed by Russian-Venezuelan security cooperation and for other purposes, 10 a.m., 2172 Rayburn.

Committee on Homeland Security, March 13, Full Committee, markup on H.R. 1232, the ``Rescinding DHS' Waiver Authority for Border Wall Act''; H.R.1433, the ``DHS MORALE Act''; H.R. 1589, the ``CBRN Intelligence and Information Sharing Act of 2019''; H.R. 1590, the ``Terrorist and Foreign Fighter Travel Exercise Act of 2019''; H.R. 1593, the ``CLASS Act of 2019''; H.R. 1598, the ``U.S. Customs and Border Protection Rural and Remote Hiring and Retention Strategy Act of 2019''; and H.R. 1639, the ``CBP Workload Staffing Model Act'', 10 a.m., 310 Cannon.

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March 13, Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Response and Recovery, hearing entitled ``Improving the Federal Response: Perspectives on the State of Emergency Management'', 2 p.m., 310 Cannon.

Committee on the Judiciary, March 13, Full Committee, markup on H.R. 1585, the ``Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2019'', 10 a.m., 2141 Rayburn.

Committee on Natural Resources, March 13, Full Committee, hearing entitled ``Forgotten Voices: The Inadequate Review and Improper Alteration of Our National Monuments'', 10 a.m., 1324 Longworth.

March 14, Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States, hearing entitled ``Unmasking the Hidden Crisis of Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women (MMIW): Exploring Solutions to End the Cycle of Violence'', 10 a.m., 1324 Longworth.

Committee on Oversight and Reform, March 13, Full Committee, hearing entitled ``FOIA: Examining Transparency Under the Trump Administration'', 9:30 a.m., 2154 Rayburn.

March 13, Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties; and Subcommittee on Government Operations, joint hearing on H.R. 1076, the ``Fair Chance to Compete for Jobs Act'', 2 p.m., 2154 Rayburn.

March 14, Full Committee, hearing entitled ``Hearing with Commerce Secretary Wilbur L. Ross, Jr.'', 10 a.m., 2154 Rayburn.

Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, March 13, Full Committee, hearing entitled ``America in Space: Future Visions, Current Issues'', 10 a.m., 2318 Rayburn.

Committee on Small Business, March 13, Full Committee, hearing entitled ``Flipping the Switch on Rural Digital Entrepreneurship'', 11:30 a.m., 2360 Rayburn.

Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, March 13, Subcommittee on Highways and Transit, hearing entitled ``Aligning Federal Surface Transportation Policy to Meet 21st Century Needs'', 10 a.m., HVC–210.

Committee on Ways and Means, March 13, Subcommittee on Social Security, hearing entitled ``Protecting and Improving Social Security: Benefit Enhancements'', 2 p.m., 2020 Rayburn.

March 14, Full Committee, hearing entitled ``The President's Fiscal Year 2020 Budget Proposal with U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin'', 9 a.m., 1100 Longworth.

Joint Meetings

Joint Hearing: March 12, Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs, to hold a joint hearing with the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs to examine the legislative presentation of multiple veterans service organizations, 10 a.m., SD–G50.

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Next Meeting of the
SENATE

10 a.m., Tuesday, March 12

Senate Chamber

Program for Tuesday: Senate will continue consideration of the nomination of Paul B. Matey, of New Jersey, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Third Circuit, post-cloture, and vote on confirmation of the nomination at 2:30 p.m.

Following disposition of the nomination of Paul B. Matey, Senate will vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the nomination of Neomi J. Rao, of the District of Columbia, to be United States Circuit Judge for the District of Columbia Circuit.

(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, March 12

House Chamber

Program for Tuesday: Consideration of H. Con. Res. 24--Expressing the sense of Congress that the report of Special Counsel Mueller should be made available to the public and to Congress (Subject to a Rule).









Extensions of Remarks, as inserted in this issue








HOUSE


Adams, Alma S., N.C., E286

Blumenauer, Earl, Ore., E285

Cook, Paul, Calif., E281, E284

Crawford, Eric A. ``Rick'', Ark., E285

DeSaulnier, Mark, Calif., E281

Flores, Bill, Tex., E283, E285

Foxx, Virginia, N.C., E285

Jackson Lee, Sheila, Tex., E279

Johnson, Eddie Bernice, Tex., E284

LaHood, Darin, Ill., E284

Meuser, Daniel, Pa., E279

Olson, Pete, Tex., E280, E284, E285, E285, E286

Pocan, Mark, Wisc., E283

Roby, Martha, Ala., E279

Schiff, Adam B., Calif., E279

Sherman, Brad, Calif., E286

Shimkus, John, Ill., E281

Steil, Bryan, Wisc., E279

Torres Small, Xochitl, N.M., E286

Wittman, Robert J., Va., E284

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