Daily Digest

Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Daily Digest

Senate

Chamber Action

Routine Proceedings, pages S4309–S4362

Measures Introduced: Twenty-five bills and two resolutions were introduced, as follows: S. 4233–4257, and S. Res. 653–654.
Pages S4346–47

Measures Reported:

S. 2693, to improve oversight by the Federal Communications Commission of the wireless and broadcast emergency alert systems. (S. Rept. No. 116–240)
Page S4346

Measures Passed:

National Day of the American Cowboy: Senate agreed to S. Res. 654, designating July 25, 2020, as ``National Day of the American Cowboy''.
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United States Semiquincentennial Commission Amendments Act: Committee on the Judiciary was discharged from further consideration of S. 3989, to amend the United States Semiquincentennial Commission Act of 2016 to modify certain membership and other requirements of the United States Semiquincentennial Commission, and the bill was then passed.
Pages S4359–60

Measures Considered:

National Defense Authorization Act--Agreement: Senate resumed consideration of S. 4049, 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, taking action on the following amendments proposed thereto:
Pages S4310–21, S4321–39

Adopted:

By 90 yeas to 10 nays (Vote No. 133), Inhofe Amendment No. 2411 (to Amendment No. 2301), to impose additional conditions and limitations on the transfer of Department of Defense property for law enforcement activities. (Pursuant to the order of Thursday, July 2, 2020, the amendment having achieved 60 affirmative votes, was agreed to.)
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Inhofe (for Shaheen) Amendment No. 1729 (to Amendment No. 2301), to increase funding for the study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention relating to perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substance contamination in drinking water. (A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that the requirement of a 60 affirmative vote threshold, be vitiated.)
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By 96 yeas to 4 nays (Vote No. 134), Cornyn Amendment No. 2244 (to Amendment No. 2301), to restore American leadership in semiconductor manufacturing by increasing federal incentives in order to enable advanced research and development, secure the supply chain, and ensure long-term national security and economic competitiveness. (Pursuant to the order of Thursday, July 2, 2020, the amendment having achieved 60 affirmative votes, was agreed to.)
Pages S4326–30

Rejected:

By 51 yeas to 49 nays (Vote No. 132), Schatz Amendment No. 2252 (to Amendment No. 2301), to reform Department of Defense transfers of personal property to law enforcement agencies. (Pursuant to the order of Thursday, July 2, 2020, the amendment having failed to achieve 60 affirmative votes, was not agreed to.)
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Pending:

Inhofe Amendment No. 2301, in the nature of a substitute.
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McConnell (for Portman) Amendment No. 2080 (to Amendment No. 2301), to require an element in annual reports on cyber science and technology activities on work with academic consortia on high priority cybersecurity research activities in Department of Defense capabilities.
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A unanimous-consent-time agreement was reached providing that at 12:10 p.m., on Wednesday, July 22, 2020, all debate time with respect to Sanders Amendment No. 1788 and Tester Amendment No. 1972, as modified, expire, and Senate vote on or in relation to the amendments in that order, with all other provisions under the order of Thursday, July 2, 2020 remaining in effect with respect to the amendments; and that the time from 11:20 a.m. until 12:10 p.m. be under the control of Senator Sanders, and that 10 minutes be under the control of Senator Sullivan, prior to the votes in the series.
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A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing for further consideration of the bill at approximately 10 a.m., on Wednesday, July 22, 2020.
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Hardy Nomination--Cloture: Senate began consideration of the nomination of William Scott Hardy, to be United States District Judge for the Western District of Pennsylvania.
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A motion was entered to close further debate on the nomination, and, in accordance with the provisions of Rule XXII of the Standing Rules of the Senate, a vote on cloture will occur upon disposition of S. 4049, 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.
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Prior to the consideration of this nomination, Senate took the following action:

Senate agreed to the motion to proceed to Executive Session to consider the nomination.
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Nominations Received: Senate received the following nominations:

Matthew Moury, of Maryland, to be a Member of the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board for a term expiring October 18, 2021.

Daniel Huff, of Massachusetts, to be an Assistant Secretary of Commerce.

Robert E. Primus, of New Jersey, to be a Member of the Surface Transportation Board for a term expiring December 31, 2023.

Andre Bauer, of South Carolina, to be Ambassador to Belize.

Brian D. McFeeters, of Virginia, to be Ambassador to Malaysia.

Sutapa Ghosh Stricklett, of Maryland, to be an Assistant Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development.

John Gibbs, of Michigan, to be Director of the Office of Personnel Management for a term of four years.

53 Army nominations in the rank of general.

Routine lists in the Air Force, Army, and Navy.
Pages S4360–62


Nomination Discharged: The following nomination were discharged from further committee consideration and placed on the Executive Calendar:

Katherine A. Crytzer, of Tennessee, to be Inspector General of the Tennessee Valley Authority, which was sent to the Senate on April 6, 2020, from the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.
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Messages from the House:
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Executive Communications:
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Executive Reports of Committees:
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Additional Cosponsors:
Pages S4347–50


Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:
Pages S4350–56


Additional Statements:
Pages S4340–45


Amendments Submitted:
Pages S4356–59


Authorities for Committees to Meet:
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Record Votes: Three record votes were taken today. (Total--134)
Pages S4321, S5430


Adjournment: Senate convened at 10 a.m. and adjourned at 7:11 p.m., until 10 a.m. on Wednesday, July 22, 2020. (For Senate's program, see the remarks of the Majority Leader in today's Record on page S4360.)

Committee Meetings

(Committees not listed did not meet)

OCEAN PLASTIC POLLUTION

Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs concluded a hearing to examine United States government efforts to address ocean plastic pollution internationally, after receiving testimony from Senators Sullivan and Whitehouse; Jonathan Moore, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs, Department of State; and Michelle Bekkering, Assistant Administrator of the Bureau for Economic Growth, Education and Environment, United States Agency for International Development.

NOMINATIONS

Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs: Committee concluded a hearing to examine the nominations of Hester Maria Peirce, of Ohio, and Caroline A. Crenshaw, of the District of Columbia, both to be a Member of the Securities and Exchange Commission, and Kyle Hauptman, of Maine, to be a Member of the National Credit Union Administration Board, after the nominees testified and answered questions in their own behalf.

BUSINESS MEETING

Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs: Committee ordered favorably reported the nominations of Judy Shelton, of California, and Christopher Waller, of Minnesota, both to be a Member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System.

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BUSINESS MEETING

Committee on the Budget: Committee ordered favorably reported the nomination of Derek Kan, of California, to be Deputy Director of the Office of Management and Budget.

COVID–19 SCAMS

Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation: Subcommittee on Manufacturing, Trade, and Consumer Protection concluded a hearing to examine protecting Americans from COVID–19 scams, after receiving testimony from Andrew Smith, Director, Bureau of Consumer Protection, Federal Trade Commission; Derek Schmidt, Kansas Attorney General, Topeka; Stu Sjouwerman, KnowBe4, Inc., Clearwater, Florida; and Laura MacCleery, Center for Science in the Public Interest, Washington, D.C.

NOMINATIONS

Committee on Finance: Committee concluded a hearing to examine the nominations of Michael N. Nemelka, of Utah, to be a Deputy United States Trade Representative (Investment, Services, Labor, Environment, Africa, China, and the Western Hemisphere), with the rank of Ambassador, and Christian N. Weiler, of Louisiana, and Alina I. Marshall, of Virginia, both to be a Judge of the United States Tax Court, after the nominees testified and answered questions in their own behalf.

NOMINATIONS

Committee on Foreign Relations: Committee concluded a hearing to examine the nominations of Marshall Billingslea, of Virginia, to be Under Secretary for Arms Control and International Security, C.J. Mahoney, of Kansas, to be Legal Adviser, who was introduced by Senators Roberts and Moran, and Carlos Trujillo, of Florida, to be an Assistant Secretary (Western Hemisphere Affairs), all of the Department of State, after the nominees testified and answered questions in their own behalf.

COVID–19, SENIORS, AND RACIAL HEALTH DISPARITIES

Special Committee on Aging: Committee concluded a hearing to examine the COVID–19 pandemic and seniors, focusing on racial health disparities, after receiving testimony from Dominic H. Mack, Morehouse School of Medicine National Center for Primary Care, Atlanta, Georgia; Mercedes R. Carnethon, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois; Eugene A. Woods, Atrium Health, Charlotte, North Carolina; and Rodney B. Jones, Sr., East Liberty Family Health Care Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

House of Representatives

Chamber Action


Public Bills and Resolutions Introduced: 24 Public bills, H.R. 7694–7717; and 3 resolutions, H.Res. 1057–1059, were introduced.
Pages H3610–11


Additional Cosponsors:
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Reports Filed:There were no reports filed today.

Speaker: Read a letter from the Speaker wherein she appointed Representative Cuellar to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
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Recess: The House recessed at 9:32 a.m. and reconvened at 10 a.m.
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Oath of Office--Twenty Seventh Congressional District of New York: Representative-elect Chris Jacobs presented himself in the well of the House and was administered the Oath of Office by the Speaker. Earlier, the Clerk of the House transmitted a scanned copy of a letter received from Mr. Robert Brehm and Mr. Tom Valentine, Co-Executive Directors, New York State Board of Elections, indicating that, according to the preliminary results of the Special Election held June 23, 2020, the Honorable Chris Jacobs was elected Representative to Congress for the Twenty Seventh Congressional District, State of New York.
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Whole Number of the House: The Speaker announced to the House that, in light of the administration of the oath to the gentlemen from New York, the whole number of the House is 431.
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William M. (Mac) Thornberry National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021: The House passed H.R. 6395, to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2021 for military activities of the Department of Defense and for military construction, to prescribe military personnel strengths for such fiscal year, by a yea-and-nay vote of 295 yeas to 125 nays, Roll No. 152. Consideration began yesterday, July 20th.
Pages H3598–H3607

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Rejected the Green (TN) motion to recommit the bill to the Committee on Armed Services with instructions to report the same back to the House forthwith with an amendment, by a yea-and-nay vote of 201 yeas to 219 nays, Roll No. 151.
Pages H3603–06

Agreed to amend the title so as to read: ``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, and for other purposes.''.
Page H3607

Agreed to:

DeGette amendment (No. 7 printed in H. Rept. 116–457) that was debated on July 20th that adds the text of H.R. 2546, the Protecting America's Wilderness Act (by a yea-and-nay vote of 234 yeas to 179 nays, Roll No. 146);
Page H3600

Neguse amendment (No. 8 printed in H. Rept. 116–457) that was debated on July 20th that adds the text of H.R. 823, the Colorado Outdoor Recreation and Economy Act to the bill and withdraws, permanently one million acres of public land surrounding Grand Canyon National Park that are already (as of 2012) subject to a 20-year moratorium on new mining claims (by a yea-and-nay vote of 234 yeas to 181 nays, Roll No. 147);
Pages H3600–01

Dean amendment (No. 11 printed in H. Rept. 116–457) that was debated on July 20th that provides up to $10,000 in immediate assistance to pay down the balance of private student loans (by a yea-and-nay vote of 217 yeas to 198 nays, Roll No. 149); and
Page H3602

Takano amendment (No. 29 printed in H. Rept. 116–457) that was debated on July 20th that closes a federal loophole by making military education benefits such as Department of Defense Tuition Assistance count as federal educational assistance funds and limits the availability of federal funds for proprietary for-profit institutions unless the institution derives at least 10% of funds from sources other than federal funds (by a yea-and-nay vote of 232 yeas to 184 nays, Roll No. 150).
Pages H3602–03

Rejected:

Omar amendment (No. 5 printed in H. Rept. 116–457) that was debated on July 20th that sought to establish a policy framework for the accelerated withdrawal of U.S. forces from Afghanistan (by a yea-and-nay vote of 129 yeas to 284 nays, Roll No. 144);
Page H3598

Jayapal amendment (No. 6 printed in H. Rept. 116–457) that was debated on July 20th that sought to strike the statutory requirement that the Pentagon provide annual Unfunded Priorities lists to Congress (by a yea-and-nay vote of 173 yeas to 241 nays, Roll No. 145); and
Pages H3598–99

Pocan amendment (No. 9 printed in H. Rept. 116–457) that was debated on July 20th that sought to reduce overall authorization level by 10% (by a yea-and-nay vote of 93 yeas to 324 nays, Roll No. 148).
Pages H3601–02

Agreed that the Clerk be authorized to make technical corrections in the engrossment, including corrections in spelling, punctuation, section and title numbering, cross referencing, conforming amendments to the table of contents and short titles, and the insertion of appropriate headings.
Page H3607

H. Res. 1053, the rule providing for consideration of the bills (H.R. 6395), (H.R. 7027), (H.R. 7327) and the Senate amendments to the bill (H.R. 1957) was agreed to yesterday, July 20th.

Directing the Clerk of the House of Representatives to make corrections in the engrossment of H.R. 6395: The House agreed to discharge from committee and agree to H. Res. 1055, directing the Clerk of the House of Representatives to make corrections in the engrossment of H.R. 6395.
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Unanimous Consent Agreement--Consideration of the Senate amendments to H.R. 1957: Agreed by unanimous consent that, notwithstanding House Resolution 1053, during consideration of the motion to concur in the Senate amendments to H.R. 1957 pursuant to such resolution, debate on such motion to concur shall not exceed 80 minutes, with one hour equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Natural Resources and 20 minutes equally divided and controlled by the Majority Leader and the Minority Leader or their respective designees.
Pages H3607–08


Committee Election: The House agreed to H. Res. 1058, electing a Member to certain standing committees of the House of Representatives.
Page H3608


Committee Resignation: Read a letter from Representative Comer wherein he resigned from the Committee on Agriculture.
Page H3608


Quorum Calls--Votes: Nine yea-and-nay votes developed during the proceedings of today and appear on pages H3598, H3599, H3600, H3600–01, H3601–02, H3602, H3602–03, H3606, and H3606–07.

Adjournment: The House met at 9 a.m. and adjourned at 5:58 p.m.

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Committee Meetings

AN OVERVIEW OF THE FARMERS TO FAMILIES FOOD BOX PROGRAM

Committee on Agriculture: Subcommittee on Nutrition, Oversight, and Department Operations held a hearing entitled ``An Overview of the Farmers to Families Food Box Program''. Testimony was heard from Greg Ibach, Under Secretary, Marketing and Regulatory Programs, Department of Agriculture; and public witnesses.

PATHWAY TO A VACCINE: EFFORTS TO DEVELOP A SAFE, EFFECTIVE AND ACCESSIBLE COVID–19 VACCINE

Committee on Energy and Commerce: Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations held a hearing entitled ``Pathway to a Vaccine: Efforts to Develop a Safe, Effective and Accessible COVID–19 Vaccine''. Testimony was heard from public witnesses.

CONSULAR AFFAIRS AND THE COVID–19 CRISIS: ASSESSING THE STATE DEPARTMENT'S RESPONSE TO THE PANDEMIC

Committee on Foreign Affairs: Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations held a hearing entitled ``Consular Affairs and the COVID–19 Crisis: Assessing the State Department's Response to the Pandemic''. Testimony was heard from Ian Brownlee, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Consular Affairs, Department of State; and Karin King, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Overseas Citizen Services, Department of State.

MONUMENTAL DECISIONS: A LONG OVERDUE RECKONING WITH RACIST SYMBOLS ON OUR PUBLIC LANDS

Committee on Natural Resources: Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands held a hearing entitled ``Monumental Decisions: A Long Overdue Reckoning with Racist Symbols on Our Public Lands''. Testimony was heard from Representatives Brown of Maryland and Norton; and public witnesses.

GETTING VETERANS BACK TO WORK AFTER COVID–19

Committee on Veterans' Affairs: Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity held a hearing entitled ``Getting Veterans Back to Work After COVID–19''. Testimony was heard from Margarita Devlin, Principal Undersecretary for Benefits, Veterans Benefits Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs; Charmain Bogue, Executive Director, Education Services, Veterans Benefits Administration, Department of Veteran Affairs; John Lowry, Assistant Secretary, Veterans' Employment and Training Service, Department of Labor; and public witnesses.

Joint Meetings



No joint committee meetings were held.

COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR WEDNESDAY,

JULY 22, 2020

(Committee meetings are open unless otherwise indicated)

Senate

Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs: Subcommittee on Economic Policy, to hold hearings to examine the United States and China, focusing on winning the economic competition, 9:30 a.m., WEBEX.

Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation: business meeting to consider S. 933, to improve data collection and monitoring of the Great Lakes, oceans, bays, estuaries, and coasts, S. 1730, to direct the Administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to make grants to State and local governments and nongovernmental organizations for purposes of carrying out climate-resilient living shoreline projects that protect coastal communities by supporting ecosystem functions and habitats with the use of natural materials and systems, S. 3152, to require the Federal Communications Commission to incorporate data on maternal health outcomes into its broadband health maps, S. 3771, to require the Secretary of Commerce to establish the Federal Advisory Committee on the Development and Implementation of Artificial Intelligence, S. 3891, to require the Director of the National Institute of Standards and Technology to advance the development of technical standards for artificial intelligence, to establish the National Program to Advance Artificial Intelligence Research, to promote research on artificial intelligence at the National Science Foundation, S. 3958, to amend title 49, United States Code, to permit the use of incentive payments to expedite certain federally financed airport development projects, S. 4144, to amend the Dingell-Johnson Sport Fish Restoration Act with respect to sport fish restoration and recreational boating safety, S. 4162, to provide certainty for airport funding, and the nominations of Joel Szabat, of Maryland, to be Under Secretary of Transportation for Policy, Michael P. O'Rielly, of New York, to be a Member of the Federal Communications Commission, Michael J. Walsh, Jr., of Virginia, to be General Counsel, and Mary A. Toman, of California, to be Under Secretary Economic Affairs, both of the Department of Commerce, and routine lists in the Coast Guard, 9:45 a.m., SD–G50.

Committee on Energy and Natural Resources: Subcommittee on Water and Power, to hold hearings to examine S. 2718, to provide for the conduct of certain water security measures in the State of New Mexico, S. 3811, to provide financial assistance for projects to address certain subsidence impacts in the State of California, S. 4188, to provide for drought preparedness and improved water supply reliability, S. 4189, to provide for drought preparedness and improved water supply reliability, and an original bill entitled, ``Water-Energy Technology Demonstration and Deployment Act'', 2:30 p.m., SD–366.

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Committee on Environment and Public Works: to hold hearings to examine the increased risk of zoonotic disease from illegal wildlife trafficking, 10 a.m., SD–106.

Committee on Foreign Relations: to hold hearings to examine advancing effective United States competition with China, focusing on objectives, priorities, and next steps, 2 p.m., SR–325.

Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs: business meeting to consider S. 4204, to establish an Interagency Task Force to analyze preparedness for national pandemics, S. 4210, to amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to authorize the transfer of certain equipment during a public health emergency, S. 4153, to require the Federal Emergency Management Agency to evaluate the National Response Framework based on lessons learned from the COVID–19 pandemic, S. 4157, to amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to expand the authority of the National Infrastructure Simulation and Analysis Center, S. 4158, to examine the extent of the reliance of the United States on foreign producers for personal protective equipment during the COVID–19 pandemic and produce recommendations to secure the supply chain of personal protective equipment, S. 4133, to modernize the REAL ID Act of 2005, S. 4165, to repeal section 692 of the Post-Katrina Emergency Management Reform Act of 2006, S. 3997, to strengthen the security and integrity of the United States scientific and research enterprise, S. 4200, to establish a program to facilitate the adoption of modern technology by executive agencies, S. 4077, to amend the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act of 1995 to provide for regulatory impact analyses for certain rules, S. 92, to amend chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, to provide that major rules of the executive branch shall have no force or effect unless a joint resolution of approval is enacted into law, S. 4138, to amend title 5, United States Code, to make permanent the authority of the United States Patent and Trademark Office to conduct a telework travel expenses program, S. 3287, to modify the governmentwide financial management plan, S. 3455, to prohibit certain individuals from downloading or using TikTok on any device issued by the United States or a government corporation, S. 4024, to establish in the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency of the Department of Homeland Security a Cybersecurity Advisory Committee, S. 2967, to establish the Commission on Intergovernmental Relations of the United States to facilitate the fullest cooperation, coordination, and mutual accountability among all levels of government, S. 3658, to establish an Office of Equal Rights and Community Inclusion at the Federal Emergency Management Agency, S. 4169, to establish a National Commission on United States Counterterrorism Policy, S. 3038, to promote innovative acquisition techniques and procurement strategies, S. 3896, to amend title 5, United States Code, to require the Director of the Office of Personnel Management to establish and maintain a public directory of the individuals occupying Government policy and supporting positions, S. 3461, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 2600 Wesley Street in Greenville, Texas, as the ``Audie Murphy Post Office Building'', S. 3462, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 909 West Holiday Drive in Fate, Texas, as the ``Ralph Hall Post Office'', S. 3839, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 2719 South Webster Street in Kokomo, Indiana, as the ``Opha May Johnson Post Office'', S. 4126, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 104 East Main Street in Port Washington, Wisconsin, as the ``Joseph G. Demler Post Office'', H.R. 1313, to amend the Implementing Recommendations of the 9 11 Commission Act of 2007 to clarify certain allowable uses of funds for public transportation security assistance grants and establish periods of performance for such grants, H.R. 4727, to amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to establish a mentor-prot,g, program, H.R. 542, to amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to establish the National Urban Security Technology Laboratory, an original bill entitled, ``GAO Database Modernization Act'', an original bill entitled, ``Southwest Border Security Technology Improvement Act of 2020'', and the nominations of Derek Kan, of California, to be Deputy Director of the Office of Management and Budget, and Mark A. Robbins, Carl Ezekiel Ross, and Elizabeth J. Shapiro, each to be an Associate Judge of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia, 10 a.m., SD–215.

Committee on the Judiciary: to hold hearings to examine protecting the integrity of college athletics, 2:30 p.m., SD–G50.

Committee on Rules and Administration: to hold hearings to examine 2020 general election preparations, 10:30 a.m., SR–301.

Select Committee on Intelligence: to hold hearings to examine the nominations of Christopher C. Miller, of Virginia, to be Director of the National Counterterrorism Center, and Patrick Hovakimian, of California, to be General Counsel, both of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, 10 a.m., SR–325.

House

Committee on Homeland Security, Full Committee, hearing entitled ``Examining the National Response to the Worsening Coronavirus Pandemic: Part II'', 9 a.m., 2118 Rayburn and Webex.

Committee on Natural Resources, Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States, hearing on H.R. 958, the ``Native Youth and Tribal Officer Protection Act''; H.R. 6237, the ``PRC for Native Veterans Act''; H.R. 6535, the ``Coverage for Urban Indian Health Providers Act''; and H.R. 7119, the ``Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium Land Transfer Act of 2020'', 2 p.m., 1324 Longworth and Webex.

Committee on Oversight and Reform, Full Committee, hearing entitled ``F–35 Joint Strike Fighter: Ensuring Safety and Accountability in the Government's Trillion Dollar Investment'', 10 a.m., 2154 Rayburn and Webex.

Committee on Rules, Full Committee, hearing on H.R. 7608, the ``Department of State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2021'' [State, Foreign Operations, Agriculture, Rural Development, Interior, Environment, Military Construction, and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Act, 2021], 2 p.m., Webex.

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Committee on Small Business, Subcommittee on Investigations, Oversight, and Regulations, hearing entitled ``21st Century SBA: An Analysis of SBA's Technology Systems'', 1 p.m., 2360 Rayburn and Webex.

Committee on Veterans' Affairs, Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations; and Women Veterans Task Force, joint hearing entitled ``Safety for All: Ending Sexual Harassment in the Department of Veterans Affairs'', 2 p.m., HVC–210 and Webex.

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Next Meeting of the
SENATE

10 a.m., Wednesday, July 22

Senate Chamber

Program for Wednesday: Senate will continue consideration of S. 4049, National Defense Authorization Act, and vote on or in relation to Sanders Amendment No. 1788, Tester Amendment No. 1972, as modified, and the motion to invoke cloture on Inhofe Amendment No. 2301, in the nature of a substitute, at 12:10 p.m.

Next Meeting of the
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

9 a.m., Wednesday, July 22

House Chamber

Program for Wednesday: Consideration of the Senate amendments to H.R. 1957--Taxpayer First Act.





Extensions of Remarks, as inserted in this issue








HOUSE


Bergman, Jack, Mich., E659

Bucshon, Larry, Ind., E656

Castor, Kathy, Fla., E657

Cox, TJ, Calif., E655, E660

Dingell, Debbie, Mich., E656

Fleischmann, Charles J. ``Chuck'', Tenn., E656

Hill, J. French, Ark., E657

Kaptur, Marcy, Ohio, E655, E659

Lofgren, Zoe, Calif., E660

Moore, Gwen, Wisc., E658

Murphy, Gregory F., N.C., E656, E658

Nadler, Jerrold, N.Y., E659

Napolitano, Grace F., Calif., E656

Norcross, Donald, N.J., E655

Palazzo, Steven M., Miss., E656

Panetta, Jimmy, Calif., E659

Wexton, Jennifer, Va., E657

Wilson, Joe, S.C., E658

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