Daily Digest

Monday, November 16, 2020

Daily Digest

Senate

Chamber Action

Routine Proceedings, pages S6687–S7018

Measures Introduced: Five bills and one resolution were introduced, as follows: S. 4897–4901, and S. Res. 774.
Pages S6721–22

Measures Reported:

S. 1427, to amend the National Institute of Standards and Technology Act to improve the Network for Manufacturing Innovation Program, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. (S. Rept. No. 116–291)

S. 2204, to allow the Federal Communications Commission to carry out a pilot program under which voice service providers could block certain automated calls, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. (S. Rept. No. 116–292)

S. 2346, to improve the Fishery Resource Disaster Relief program of the National Marine Fisheries Service, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. (S. Rept. No. 116–293)

S. 3729, to provide relief for the recipients of financial assistance awards from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. (S. Rept. No. 116–294)

S. 2786, to establish a Federal advisory committee to provide policy recommendations to the Secretary of Transportation on positioning the United States to take advantage of emerging opportunities for Arctic maritime transportation, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. (S. Rept. No. 116–295)

S. 4162, to provide certainty for airport funding. (S. Rept. No. 116–296)
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Measures Passed:

William M. (Mac) Thornberry National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021: Senate passed H.R. 6395, to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2021 for military activities of the Department of Defense, for military construction, and for defense activities of the Department of Energy, to prescribe military personnel strengths for such fiscal year, after agreeing to the following amendment proposed thereto:
Page S6688

McConnell (for Inhofe) Amendment No. 2682, in the nature of a substitute.
Page S6688


Greg LeMond Congressional Gold Medal Act: Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 3589, to award a Congressional Gold Medal to Greg LeMond, in recognition of his service to the Nation as an athlete, activist, role model, and community leader, and the bill was then passed.
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Rodchenkov Anti-Doping Act: Senate passed H.R. 835, to impose criminal sanctions on certain persons involved in international doping fraud conspiracies, to provide restitution for victims of such conspiracies, and to require sharing of information with the United States Anti-Doping Agency to assist its fight against doping.
Page S6693


Negro Leagues Baseball Centennial Commemorative Coin Act: Senate passed H.R. 4104, to require the Secretary of the Treasury to mint a coin in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the establishment of the Negro Leagues baseball.
Page S6693


National Purple Heart Hall of Honor Commemorative Coin Act: Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 1830, to require the Secretary of the Treasury to mint coins in commemoration of the National Purple Heart Hall of Honor, and the bill was then passed, after agreeing to the following amendment proposed thereto:
Pages S6693–94

Cornyn (for Schumer) Amendment No. 2687, in the nature of a substitute.
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FLOODS Act: Senate passed S. 4462, to establish a national integrated flood information system within the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, after agreeing to the committee amendment in the nature of a substitute.
Pages S6694–98


National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Commissioned Officer Corps Amendments Act: Senate passed S. 2981, to reauthorize and amend the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Commissioned Officer Corps Act of 2002, after withdrawing the committee amendment, and agreeing to the following amendment proposed thereto:
Pages S6698–S6712

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Cornyn (for Sullivan) Amendment No. 2683, in the nature of a substitute.
Page S6712


Great Lakes Environmental Sensitivity Index Act: Senate passed S. 1342, to require the Under Secretary for Oceans and Atmosphere to update periodically the environmental sensitivity index products of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration for each coastal area of the Great Lakes, after agreeing to the committee amendment.
Pages S6712–13


Crisis Stabilization and Community Reentry Act: Committee on the Judiciary was discharged from further consideration of S. 3312, to establish a crisis stabilization and community reentry grant program, and the bill was then passed, after agreeing to the following amendment proposed thereto:
Pages S6713–14

Cornyn Amendment No. 2684, in the nature of a substitute.
Page S6713


Missing Persons and Unidentified Remains Act: Committee on the Judiciary was discharged from further consideration of S. 2174, to expand the grants authorized under Jennifer's Law and Kristen's Act to include processing of unidentified remains, resolving missing persons cases, and the bill was then passed, after agreeing to the following amendment proposed thereto:
Pages S6714–15

Cornyn Amendment No. 2685, to strike the provision giving entities in southern border States priority in the awarding of grants related to the identification and processing of unidentified remains.
Page S6714


United States Grain Standards Reauthorization Act: Senate passed S. 4054, to reauthorize the United States Grain Standards Act, after agreeing to the following amendment proposed thereto:
Pages S6715–16

Cornyn (for Roberts) Amendment No. 2686, to modify an authorization of appropriations.
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Methamphetamine Response Act: Committee on the Judiciary was discharged from further consideration of S. 4612, to designate methamphetamine as an emerging threat, and the bill was then passed.
Pages S6716–17


AMBER Alert Nationwide Act: Committee on the Judiciary was discharged from further consideration of S. 732, to amend the PROTECT Act to expand the national AMBER Alert system to territories of the United States, and the bill was then passed.
Pages S6717–18


Congressional Accountability Act Notice of Proposed Rulemaking--Agreement: A unanimous consent agreement was reached providing that the notice of proposed rulemaking for the Congressional Accountability Act from the Office of Congressional Workplace Rights be printed in the Record.
Pages S6983–S7017

Johnson Nomination--Agreement:
Senate resumed consideration of the nomination of Kristi Haskins Johnson, of Mississippi, to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of Mississippi.
Pages S6690–93, S6718–20

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

By 51 yeas to 38 nays (Vote No. EX. 229), Senate agreed to the motion to close further debate on the nomination.
Pages S6719–20

A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that notwithstanding the provisions of Rule XXII, the post-cloture time on the nomination expire at 11 a.m., on Tuesday, November 17, 2020, and Senate vote on confirmation of the nomination; that if cloture is invoked on the nomination of Benjamin Joel Beaton, of Kentucky, to be United States District Judge for the Western District of Kentucky, the post-cloture time expire at 2:15 p.m., on Tuesday, November 17, 2020, and Senate vote on confirmation of the nomination.
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A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing for further consideration of the nomination, post-cloture, at approximately 10:00 a.m., on Tuesday, November 17, 2020.
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Nominations Received: Senate received the following nominations:

Joseph L. Barloon, of Maryland, to be a Judge of the United States Court of International Trade.

Thomas L. Kirsch II, of Indiana, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Seventh Circuit.
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Messages from the House:
Page S6721


Additional Cosponsors:
Pages S6722–23


Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:
Page S6723


Additional Statements:
Pages S6720–21


Amendments Submitted:
Pages S6723–S6983


Record Votes: One record vote was taken today. (Total--229)
Pages S6719–20


Adjournment: Senate convened at 3 p.m. and adjourned at 6:41 p.m., until 10 a.m. on Tuesday, November 17, 2020. (For Senate's program, see the remarks of the Majority Leader in today's Record on page S7017.)

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Committee Meetings

(Committees not listed did not meet)

No committee meetings were held.

House of Representatives

Chamber Action


Public Bills and Resolutions Introduced: 4 public bills, H.R. 8752–8755; and 4 resolutions, H. Res. 1220–1223 were introduced.
Pages H5795–96


Additional Cosponsors:
Pages H5796–97


Reports Filed: Reports were filed today as follows:

H.R. 6237, to amend the Indian Health Care Improvement Act to clarify the requirement of the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Department of Defense to reimburse the Indian Health Service for certain health care services (H. Rept. 116–569, Part 1);

H.R. 5919, to amend title 40, United States Code, to require the Administrator of General Services to enter into a cooperative agreement with the National Children's Museum to provide the National Children's Museum rental space without charge in the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, and for other purposes (H. Rept. 116–570);

H.R. 4499, to amend the Public Health Service Act to provide that the authority of the Director of the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities to make certain research endowments applies with respect to both current and former centers of excellence, and for other purposes (H. Rept. 116–571);

H.R. 4712, to amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act with respect to limitations on exclusive approval or licensure of orphan drugs, and for other purposes, with an amendment (H. Rept. 116–572);

H.R. 5668, to amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to modernize the labeling of certain generic drugs, and for other purposes, with an amendment (H. Rept. 116–573);

H.R. 2914, to make available necessary disaster assistance for families affected by major disasters, and for other purposes, with an amendment (H. Rept. 116–574);

H.R. 4358, to direct the Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency to submit to Congress a report on preliminary damage assessment and to establish damage assessment teams in the Federal Emergency Management Agency, and for other purposes, with an amendment (H. Rept. 116–575);

H.R. 4611, to modify permitting requirements with respect to the discharge of any pollutant from the Point Loma Wastewater Treatment Plant in certain circumstances, and for other purposes, with an amendment (H. Rept. 116–576, Part 1);

H.R. 5953, to amend the Disaster Recovery Reform Act of 2018 to require the Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency to waive certain debts owed to the United States related to covered assistance provided to an individual or household, and for other purposes, with an amendment (H. Rept. 116–577);

H.R. 8326, to amend the Public Works and Economic Development Act of 1965 to require eligible recipients of certain grants to develop a comprehensive economic development strategy that directly or indirectly increases the accessibility of affordable, quality child care, and for other purposes (H. Rept. 116–578, Part 1);

H.R. 8408, to direct the Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration to require certain safety standards relating to aircraft, and for other purposes (H. Rept. 116–579);

H.R. 8266, to modify the Federal cost share of certain emergency assistance provided under the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, to modify the activities eligible for assistance under the emergency declaration issued by the President on March 13, 2020, relating to COVID–19, and for other purposes, with an amendment (H. Rept. 116–580);

H.R. 2117, to improve the health and safety of Americans living with food allergies and related disorders, including potentially life-threatening anaphylaxis, food protein-induced enterocolitis syndrome, and eosinophilic gastrointestinal diseases, and for other purposes, with an amendment (H. Rept. 116–581);

H.R. 6096, to improve oversight by the Federal Communications Commission of the wireless and broadcast emergency alert systems (H. Rept. 116–582, Part 1);

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H.R. 3878, to amend the Controlled Substances Act to clarify the process for registrants to exercise due diligence upon discovering a suspicious order, and for other purposes, with an amendment (H. Rept. 116–583, Part 1);

H.R. 4812, to amend the Controlled Substances Act to provide for the modification, transfer, and termination of a registration to manufacture, distribute, or dispense controlled substances or list I chemicals, and for other purposes (H. Rept. 116–584, Part 1);

H.R. 4806, to amend the Controlled Substances Act to authorize the debarment of certain registrants, and for other purposes, with an amendment (H. Rept. 116–585, Part 1);

H.R. 5855, to amend the Public Health Service Act to establish a grant program supporting trauma center violence intervention and violence prevention programs, and for other purposes (H. Rept. 116–586);

H.R. 2281, to direct the Attorney General to amend certain regulations so that practitioners may administer not more than 3 days' medication to a person at one time when administering narcotic drugs for the purpose of relieving acute withdrawal symptoms, with amendments (H. Rept. 116–587, Part 1);

H.R. 8121, to require the Consumer Product Safety Commission to study the effect of the COVID–19 pandemic on injuries and deaths associated with consumer products, and for other purposes, with amendments (H. Rept. 116–588);

H.R. 6624, to support supply chain innovation and multilateral security, and for other purposes (H. Rept. 116–589);

H.R. 2610, to establish a Senior Scams Prevention Advisory Council to collect and disseminate model educational materials useful in identifying and preventing scams that affect seniors, with amendments (H. Rept. 116–590); and

H.R. 6435, to direct the Federal Trade Commission to develop and disseminate information to the public about scams related to COVID–19, and for other purposes (H. Rept. 116–591).
Pages H5794–95


Speaker: Read a letter from the Speaker wherein she appointed Representative Gomez to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
Page H5733


Communication from the Sergeant at Arms: The House received a communication from Paul D. Irving, Sergeant at Arms. Pursuant to section 1(b)(2) of House Resolution 965, following consultation with the Office of Attending Physician, Mr. Irving notified the House that the public health emergency due to the novel coronavirus SARS–CoV–2 remains in effect.
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Announcement by the Chair: The Chair announced the Speaker's further extension, pursuant to section 1(b)(2) of House Resolution 965, effective November 17, 2020, of the covered period designated on May 20, 2020.
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Recess: The House recessed at 2:14 p.m. and reconvened at 4 p.m.
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Suspensions: The House agreed to suspend the rules and pass the following measures:

Lumbee Recognition Act: H.R. 1964, amended, to provide for the recognition of the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina;
Pages H5735–38


Proper and Reimbursed Care for Native Veterans Act: H.R. 6237, amended, to amend the Indian Health Care Improvement Act to clarify the requirement of the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Department of Defense to reimburse the Indian Health Service for certain health care services;
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Wounded Veterans Recreation Act: S. 327, to amend the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act to provide for a lifetime National Recreational Pass for any veteran with a service-connected disability, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 401 yeas with none voting ``nay'', Roll No. 219;
Pages H5738–39, H5748–49


Digital Coast Act: S. 1069, to require the Secretary of Commerce, acting through the Administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, to establish a constituent-driven program to provide a digital information platform capable of efficiently integrating coastal data with decision-support tools, training, and best practices and to support collection of priority coastal geospatial data to inform and improve local, State, regional, and Federal capacities to manage the coastal region;
Pages H5739–41


National Sea Grant College Program Amendments Act: S. 910, amended, to reauthorize and amend the National Sea Grant College Program Act;
Pages H5741–44


Department of Veterans Affairs Website Accessibility Act: S. 3587, to require the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to conduct a study on the accessibility of websites of the Department of Veterans Affairs to individuals with disabilities;
Pages H5744–45


Designating the community-based outpatient clinic of the Department of Veterans Affairs in Bozeman, Montana, as the ``Travis W. Atkins Department of Veterans Affairs Clinic'': S. 900, amended, to designate the community-based outpatient clinic of the Department of Veterans Affairs in Bozeman, Montana, as the ``Travis W. Atkins Department of Veterans Affairs Clinic''; and
Pages H5745–46


Improving Safety and Security for Veterans Act: S. 3147, to require the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to submit to Congress reports on patient safety and quality of care at medical centers of the Department of Veterans Affairs, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 394 yeas with none voting ``nay'', Roll No. 220.
Pages H5746–48, H5749–50


Recess: The House recessed at 5:23 p.m. and reconvened at 6:30 p.m.
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Recess: The House recessed at 7:26 p.m. and reconvened at 7:36 p.m.
Page H5749


Senate Messages: Messages received from the Senate by the Clerk and subsequently presented to the House today appear on pages H5733.

Quorum Calls Votes: Two yea-and-nay votes developed during the proceedings of today and appear on pages H5748–49 and H5749–50.

Adjournment: The House met at 2 p.m. and adjourned at 9:12 p.m.

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Committee Meetings



No hearings were held.

Joint Meetings



No joint committee meetings were held.

COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR TUESDAY,

NOVEMBER 17, 2020

(Committee meetings are open unless otherwise indicated)

Senate

Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs: to hold an oversight hearing to examine the Securities and Exchange Commission, 10 a.m., WEBEX.

Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation: Subcommittee on Manufacturing, Trade, and Consumer Protection, to hold hearings to examine the American manufacturing industry's response to the COVID–19 pandemic, 2:30 p.m., SR–253.

Committee on the Judiciary: to hold hearings to examine breaking the news, focusing on censorship, suppression, and the 2020 election, 10 a.m., SD–G50.

Committee on Rules and Administration: to hold hearings to examine S. 959, to establish in the Smithsonian Institution a comprehensive women's history museum, and S. 1267, to establish within the Smithsonian Institution the National Museum of the American Latino, 10 a.m., SR–301.

Select Committee on Intelligence: to hold closed hearings to examine certain intelligence matters, 2:30 p.m., SVC–217.

House

Committee on Natural Resources, Full Committee, hearing entitled ``Ocean Climate Action: Solutions to the Climate Crisis'', 12 p.m., Webex.

Committee on Rules, Full Committee, hearing on H.R. 8294, the ``National Apprenticeship Act of 2020'', 10 a.m., Webex.

CONGRESSIONAL PROGRAM AHEAD

Week of November 17 through

November 20, 2020

Senate Chamber

On Tuesday, Senate will continue consideration of the nomination of Kristi Haskins Johnson, of Mississippi, to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of Mississippi, post-cloture, and vote on confirmation thereon at 11 a.m.

Following disposition of the nomination of Kristi Haskins Johnson, Senate will vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the nomination of Benjamin Joel Beaton, of Kentucky, to be United States District Judge for the Western District of Kentucky, and if cloture is invoked, Senate will vote on confirmation thereon at 2:15 p.m.

Following disposition of the nomination of Benjamin Joel Beaton, Senate will vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the nomination of Judy Shelton, of California, to be a Member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System.

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

Senate Committees

(Committee meetings are open unless otherwise indicated)

Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs: November 17, to hold an oversight hearing to examine the Securities and Exchange Commission, 10 a.m., WEBEX.

Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation: November 17, Subcommittee on Manufacturing, Trade, and Consumer Protection, to hold hearings to examine the American manufacturing industry's response to the COVID–19 pandemic, 2:30 p.m., SR–253.

November 18, Full Committee, business meeting to consider S. 1031, to implement recommendations related to the safety of amphibious passenger vessels, S. 1166, to direct the Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Communications and Information to make grants for the establishment or expansion of internet exchange facilities, S. 3730, to amend title 49, United States Code, to authorize and modernize the registered traveler program of the Transportation Security Administration, S. 3824, to require the Federal Trade Commission to submit a report to Congress on scams targeting seniors, S. 3969, to amend title 49, United States Code, to reform the Federal Aviation Administration's aircraft certification process, S. 4472, to amend the Secure and Trusted Communications Network Reimbursement Program to include eligible telecommunications carriers and providers of educational broadband service, S. 4577, to require online enrollment for the PreCheck Program of the Transportation Security Administration, S. 4613, to amend the Fairness to Contact Lens Consumers Act to prevent certain automated calls and to require notice of the availability of contact lens prescriptions to patients, S. 4719, to provide, temporarily, authority for the Secretary of Commerce to waive cost sharing requirements for the Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership, S. 4803, to make the 3450–3550 MHz spectrum band available for non-Federal use, S. 4827, to authorize the Assistant Secretary of Space Commerce to provide space situational awareness data, information, and services to non-United States Government entities, S. 4847, to direct the Secretary of Commerce to conduct a study and submit to Congress a report on the effects of the COVID–19 pandemic on the travel and tourism industry in the United States, S. 4884, to require the Consumer Product Safety Commission to study the effect of the COVID–19 pandemic on injuries and deaths associated with consumer products, and routine lists in the Coast Guard, 9:30 a.m., SD–G50.

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Committee on Energy and Natural Resources: November 18, business meeting to consider the nominations of Allison Clements, of Ohio, and Mark C. Christie, of Virginia, both to be a Member of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 10 a.m., SD–366.

November 18, Subcommittee on Public Lands, Forests, and Mining, to hold hearings to examine H.R. 823, and S. 241, bills to provide for the designation of certain wilderness areas, recreation management areas, and conservation areas in the State of Colorado, S. 1695, to amend the Wilderness Act to allow local Federal officials to determine the manner in which nonmotorized uses may be permitted in wilderness areas, S. 2804, to promote conservation, improve public land management, and provide for sensible development in Pershing County, Nevada, S. 2875, to amend the Smith River National Recreation Area Act to include certain additions to the Smith River National Recreation Area, to amend the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act to designate certain wild rivers in the State of Oregon, S. 3492, to transfer administrative jurisdiction over certain Bureau of Land Management land from the Secretary of the Interior to the Secretary of Veterans Affairs for use as a national cemetery, S. 4215, to designate and adjust certain lands in the State of Utah as components of the National Wilderness Preservation System, S. 4569, to modify the boundary of the Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument in the State of Arizona, S. 4599, to withdraw certain Federal land in the Pecos Watershed area of the State of New Mexico from mineral entry, S. 4603, to promote the use of forest restoration residue harvested on National Forest System land for renewable energy, S. 4616, to direct the Secretary of Agriculture to transfer certain National Forest System land to the State of South Dakota, S. 4625, to direct the Secretary of the Interior and the Secretary of Agriculture to encourage and expand the use of prescribed fire on land managed by the Department of the Interior or the Forest Service, with an emphasis on units of the National Forest System in the western United States, S. 4696, to provide for the continuation of higher education through the conveyance to the University of Alaska of certain public land in the State of Alaska, and S. 4889, to amend the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act to increase the dividend exclusion, to exclude certain payments to Alaska Native elders for determining eligibility for certain programs, to provide that Village Corporations shall not be required to convey land in trust to the State of Alaska for the establishment of Municipal Corporations, and to provide for the recognition of certain Alaska Native communities and the settlement of certain claims under that Act, to require the Secretary of the Interior to convey certain interests in land in the State of Alaska, 2:30 p.m., SD–366.

Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs: November 18, Subcommittee on Regulatory Affairs and Federal Management, to hold hearings to examine modernizing Federal telework, focusing on moving forward using the lessons learned during the COVID–19 pandemic, 3 p.m., SD–342/WEBEX.

November 19, Full Committee, to hold hearings to examine an essential part of a COVID–19 solution, focusing on an early at home treatment, 10 a.m., SD–342/WEBEX.

Committee on Indian Affairs: November 18, business meeting to consider S. 790, to clarify certain provisions of Public Law 103–116, the Catawba Indian Tribe of South Carolina Land Claims Settlement Act of 1993, S. 3264, to expedite and streamline the deployment of affordable broadband service on Tribal land, S. 4079, to authorize the Seminole Tribe of Florida to lease or transfer certain land, and S. 4556, to authorize the Secretary of Health and Human Services, acting through the Director of the Indian Health Service, to acquire private land to facilitate access to the Desert Sage Youth Wellness Center in Hemet, California, 2:30 p.m., SD–628.

Committee on the Judiciary: November 17, to hold hearings to examine breaking the news, focusing on censorship, suppression, and the 2020 election, 10 a.m., SD–G50.

November 18, Full Committee, to hold hearings to examine pending nominations, 10 a.m., SD–106.

November 19, Full Committee, business meeting to consider S. 4632, to amend title 17, United States Code, to establish an alternative dispute resolution program for copyright small claims, to amend the Communications Act of 1934 to modify the scope of protection from civil liability for ``good Samaritan'' blocking and screening of offensive material, 10 a.m., SR–325.

Committee on Rules and Administration: November 17, to hold hearings to examine S. 959, to establish in the Smithsonian Institution a comprehensive women's history museum, and S. 1267, to establish within the Smithsonian Institution the National Museum of the American Latino, 10 a.m., SR–301.

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November 18, Full Committee, to hold hearings to examine the nominations of Shana M. Broussard, of Louisiana, Sean J. Cooksey, of Missouri, and Allen Dickerson, of the District of Columbia, each to be a Member of the Federal Election Commission, 10 a.m., SR–301.

Select Committee on Intelligence: November 17, to hold closed hearings to examine certain intelligence matters, 2:30 p.m., SVC–217.

November 18, Full Committee, to receive a closed briefing on certain intelligence matters, 2 p.m., SVC–217.

House Committees

Committee on Armed Services, November 20, Full Committee, hearing entitled ``The U.S. Military Mission in Afghanistan and Implications of the Peace Process on U.S. Involvement'', 9 a.m., 2118 Rayburn and Webex.

Committee on Financial Services, November 19, Subcommittee on Housing, Community Development, and Insurance, hearing entitled ``Insuring Against a Pandemic: Challenges and Solutions for Policyholders and Insurers'', 10 a.m., Webex.

Committee on Oversight and Reform, November 18, Subcommittee on National Security, hearing entitled ``Karshi-Khanabad: Honoring the Heroes of Camp Stronghold Freedom'', 10 a.m., 2154 Rayburn and Webex.

Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, November 18, Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials, hearing entitled ``Examining the Surface Transportation Board's Role in Ensuring a Robust Passenger Rail System'', 10 a.m., 2167 Rayburn and Webex.

Committee on Ways and Means, November 20, Subcommittee on Oversight, hearing entitled ``Oversight Subcommittee Hearing with the Commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service'', 10 a.m., 1100 Longworth and Webex.

Joint Meetings

November 18, Senate Committee on Armed Services, closed pass-the-gavel/general provisions panel meeting of conferees on H.R. 6395, to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2021 for military activities of the Department of Defense, for military construction, and for defense activities of the Department of Energy, to prescribe military personnel strengths for such fiscal year, 10:30 a.m., 2212, Rayburn Building.

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Next Meeting of the
SENATE

10 a.m., Tuesday, November 17

Senate Chamber

Program for Tuesday: Senate will continue consideration of the nomination of Kristi Haskins Johnson, of Mississippi, to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of Mississippi, post-cloture, and vote on confirmation thereon at 11 a.m.

Following disposition of the nomination of Kristi Haskins Johnson, Senate will vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the nomination of Benjamin Joel Beaton, of Kentucky, to be United States District Judge for the Western District of Kentucky, and if cloture is invoked, Senate will vote on confirmation thereon at 2:15 p.m.

Following disposition of the nomination of Benjamin Joel Beaton, Senate will vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the nomination of Judy Shelton, of California, to be a Member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System.

(Senate will recess following the vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the nomination of Benjamin Joel Beaton, until 2:15 p.m. for their respective party conferences.)

Next Meeting of the
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

10 a.m., Tuesday, November 17

House Chamber

Program for Tuesday: Consideration of measures under suspension of the Rules.


















Extensions of Remarks, as inserted in this issue








HOUSE


Castor, Kathy, Fla., E1023

Comer, James, Ky., E1021, E1024, E1030, E1035

Davis, Danny K., Ill., E1030, E1031

Foster, Bill, Ill., E1031

Garamendi, John, Calif., E1022, E1027, E1032

Gomez, Jimmy, Calif., E1024, E1031

Griffith, H. Morgan, Va., E1025, E1031

Hastings, Alcee L., Fla., E1025

Hern, Kevin, Okla., E1025

Higgins, Brian, N.Y., E1023, E1026, E1031

Hudson, Richard, N.C., E1023

Joyce, John, Pa., E1021, E1022, E1024, E1024, E1026, E1027, E1030, E1031, E1034, E1035

Rice, Tom, N.C., E1021

Ryan, Tim, Ohio, E1026, E1034

Simpson, Michael K., Idaho, E1021, E1027

Stefanik, Elise M., N.Y., E1021

Swalwell, Eric, Calif., E1030

Thompson, Mike, Calif., E1024

Vela, Filemon, Tex., E1030

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