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114th Congress   }                                           {   Report
                        HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
 2d Session      }                                           {   114-895

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   ACTIVITY REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON THE JUDICIARY FOR THE PERIOD 
               JANUARY 6, 2015 THROUGH DECEMBER 16, 2016

                                _______
                                

 December 23, 2016.--Committed to the Committee of the Whole House on 
            the State of the Union and ordered to be printed

                                _______
                                

          Mr. Goodlatte, from the Committee on the Judiciary, 
                        submitted the following

                              R E P O R T

                     JURISDICTION OF THE COMMITTEE

    The jurisdiction of the Committee on the Judiciary is set 
forth in clause 1(l) of rule X of the Rules of the House of 
Representatives for the 114th Congress, which reads:

                   RULE X--ORGANIZATION OF COMMITTEES


             COMMITTEES AND THEIR LEGISLATIVE JURISDICTIONS

    1. There shall be in the House the following standing 
committees, each of which shall have the jurisdiction and 
related functions assigned by this clause and clauses 2, 3, and 
4. All bills, resolutions, and other matters relating to 
subjects within the jurisdiction of the standing committees 
listed in this clause shall be referred to those committees, in 
accordance with clause 2 of rule XII, as follows:
      (l) Committee on the Judiciary.
          (1) The judiciary and judicial proceedings, civil and 
        criminal.
          (2) Administrative practice and procedure.
          (3) Apportionment of Representatives.
          (4) Bankruptcy, mutiny, espionage, and 
        counterfeiting.
          (5) Civil liberties.
          (6) Constitutional amendments.
          (7) Criminal law enforcement and criminalization.
          (8) Federal courts and judges, and local courts in 
        the Territories and possessions.
          (9) Immigration policy and non-border enforcement.
          (10) Interstate compacts generally.
          (11) Claims against the United States.
          (12) Meetings of Congress; attendance of Members, 
        Delegates, and the Resident Commissioner; and their 
        acceptance of incompatible offices.
          (13) National penitentiaries.
          (14) Patents, the Patent and Trademark Office, 
        copyrights, and trademarks.
          (15) Presidential succession.
          (16) Protection of trade and commerce against 
        unlawful restraints and monopolies.
          (17) Revision and codification of the Statutes of the 
        United States.
          (18) State and territorial boundary lines.
          (19) Subversive activities affecting the internal 
        security of the United States.

                         COMMITTEE ACTIVITY\4\

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    \4\Through December 16, 2016.
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                         Tabulation of Activity


             BILLS AND RESOLUTIONS REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE

Public Legislation:
    House bills...............................................     1,027
    House joint resolutions...................................        61
    House concurrent resolutions..............................        21
    House resolutions.........................................        96
    Senate bills..............................................        21
    Senate joint resolutions..................................         0
    Senate concurrent resolutions.............................         1
                                                                  ______
        Subtotal..............................................     1,227
Private Legislation:
    House bills (claims)......................................         0
    House bills (copyrights)..................................         0
    House bills (immigration).................................        18
    House resolutions (claims)................................         0
    Senate bills (claims).....................................         0
    Senate bills (immigration)................................         0
                                                                  ______
        Subtotal..............................................        18
                        =================================================================
                        ________________________________________________
            Total.............................................     1,245

                                HEARINGS

Full Committee................................................        25
Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice............        18
Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the 
    Internet..................................................        11
Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and 
    Investigations............................................         9
Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security...............        11
Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform, Commercial and Antitrust 
    Law.......................................................        22
Executive Overreach Task Force................................         7
                        =================================================================
                        ________________________________________________
            Total.............................................       103

                     BILLS AND RESOLUTIONS MARKED UP

Full Committee................................................        86
Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice............         0
Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the 
    Internet..................................................         0
Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and 
    Investigations............................................         0
Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security...............         0
Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform, Commercial and Antitrust 
    Law.......................................................         0
                        =================================================================
                        ________________________________________________
            Total.............................................        86

               BILLS AND RESOLUTIONS REPORTED TO THE HOUSE

House bills...................................................        62
House joint resolutions.......................................         0
House concurrent resolutions..................................         0
House resolutions.............................................         2
Senate bills and resolutions..................................         5
                        =================================================================
                        ________________________________________________
            Total.............................................        69

           BILLS AND RESOLUTIONS (REFERRED) PASSING THE HOUSE

House bills...................................................        75
House joint resolutions.......................................         0
House concurrent resolutions..................................         1
House resolutions.............................................         4
Senate bills and resolutions..................................         8
                        =================================================================
                        ________________________________________________
            Total.............................................        88

                              PUBLIC LAWS

    Pub. L. No. 114-10. Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 
2015. [H.R. 2] (Signed April 16, 2015)
    Pub. L. No. 114-12. Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu National Blue 
Alert Act of 2015. [S. 665] (Signed May 19, 2015)
    Pub. L. No. 114-23. Uniting and Strengthening America by Fulfilling 
Rights and Ensuring Effective Discipline Over Monitoring Act of 2015. 
[H.R. 2048] (Signed June 2, 2015)
    Pub. L. No. 114-81. Illegal, Unreported, and Unregulated Fishing 
Enforcement Act of 2015. [H.R. 774] (Signed November 5, 2015)
    Pub. L. No. 114-89. Improving Regulatory Transparency for New 
Medical Therapies Act. [H.R. 639] (Signed November 25, 2015)
    Pub. L. No. 114-107. National Guard and Reservist Debt Relief 
Extension Act of 2015. [H.R. 4246] (Signed December 18, 2015)
    Pub. L. No. 114-119. International Megan's Law to Prevent Child 
Exploitation and Other Sexual Crimes Through Advanced Notification of 
Traveling Sex Offenders. [H.R. 515] (Signed February 8, 2016)
    Pub. L. No. 114-122. North Korea Sanctions and Policy Enhancement 
Act of 2016. [H.R. 757] (Signed February 18, 2016)
    Pub. L. No. 144-126. Judicial Redress Act of 2015. [H.R. 1428] 
(Signed February 24, 2016)
    Pub. L. No. 114-133. Eric Williams Correctional Officer Protection 
Act of 2015. [S. 238] (Signed March 9, 2016)
    Pub. L. No. 114-135. To Amend Title 36, United States Code, to make 
certain improvements in the congressional charter of the Disabled 
American Veterans. [H.R. 1755] (Signed March 16, 2016)
    Pub. L. No. 114-151. Protect and Preserve International Cultural 
Property Act. [H.R. 1493] (Signed May 9, 2016)
    Pub. L. No. 114-153. Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016. [S. 1890] 
(Signed May 11, 2016)
    Pub. L. No. 114-154. Transnational Drug Trafficking Act of 2015. 
[S. 32] (Signed May 16, 2016)
    Pub. L. No. 114-155. Bulletproof Vest Partnership Grant Program 
Reauthorization Act of 2015. [S. 125] (Signed May 16, 2016)
    Pub. L. No. 114-180. Federal Law Enforcement Self-Defense and 
Protection Act of 2015. [H.R. 2137] (Signed June 22, 2016)
    Pub. L. No. 114-194. Venezuela Defense of Human Rights and Civil 
Society Act of 2016. [S. 2845] (Signed July 15, 2016)
    Pub. L. No: 114-198. Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act of 
2016. [S. 524] (Signed July 22, 2016)
    Pub. L. No. 114-199. POLICE Act of 2016. [S. 2840] (Signed July 22, 
2016)
    Pub. L No. 114-222. Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act. [S. 
2040] (Enacted over veto September 28, 2016)
    Pub. L. No. 114-231. Eliminate, Neutralize, and Disrupt Wildlife 
Trafficking Act of 2016. [H.R. 2494] (Signed October 7, 2016)
    Pub. L. No. 114-236. Survivor's Bill of Rights Act of 2016. [H.R. 
5578] (Signed October 7, 2016)

                            Printed Hearings


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                                                                 Serial
            Date               Hearing Title        Forum        Number
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February 3, 2015............  Examining the    Full Committee.     114-1
                               Adequacy and
                               Enforcement of
                               Our Nation's
                               Immigration
                               Laws.
February 4, 2015............  Hearing on the   Subcommittee on    114-11
                               ``Legal          Immigration
                               Workforce        and Border
                               Act''.           Security.
February 4, 2015............  H.R. 526, the    Subcommittee on     114-7
                               ``Furthering     Regulatory
                               Asbestos Claim   Reform,
                               Transparency     Commercial and
                               (FACT) Act of    Antitrust Law.
                               2015''.
February 11, 2015...........  Federal Asset    Subcommittee on     114-5
                               Forfeiture:      Crime,
                               Uses and         Terrorism,
                               Reforms.         Homeland
                                                Security, and
                                                Investigations.
February 11, 2015...........  Interior         Subcommittee on    114-12
                               Immigration      Immigration
                               Enforcement      and Border
                               Legislation.     Security.
February 12, 2015...........  Consumers        Subcommittee on    114-16
                               Shortchanged?    Regulatory
                               Oversight of     Reform,
                               the Justice      Commercial and
                               Department's     Antitrust Law.
                               Mortgage
                               Lending
                               Settlements.
February 12, 2015...........  Examining        Subcommittee on     114-2
                               Recent Supreme   Courts,
                               Court Cases in   Intellectual
                               the Patent       Property, and
                               Arena.           the Internet.
February 13, 2015...........  Religious        Subcommittee on     114-9
                               Freedom          the
                               Restoration      Constitution
                               Act and the      and Civil
                               Religious Land   Justice.
                               Use and
                               Institutionali
                               zed Persons
                               Act.
February 25, 2015...........  The              Full Committee.     114-3
                               Unconstitution
                               ality of
                               Obama's
                               Executive
                               Actions on
                               Immigration.
February 26, 2015...........  ISIL in          Subcommittee on     114-6
                               America:         Crime,
                               Domestic         Terrorism,
                               Terror and       Homeland
                               Radicalization.  Security, and
                                                Investigations.
February 26, 2015...........  H.R. 870, the    Subcommittee on    114-13
                               ``Puerto Rico    Regulatory
                               Chapter 9        Reform,
                               Uniformity Act   Commercial and
                               of 2015''.       Antitrust Law.
February 26, 2015...........  U.S. Copyright   Full Committee.     114-4
                               Office: Its
                               Functions and
                               Resources.
February 27, 2015...........  State of Class   Subcommittee on    114-10
                               Actions Ten      the
                               Years After      Constitution
                               the Enactment    and Civil
                               of the Class     Justice.
                               Action
                               Fairness Act.
March 2, 2015...............  H.R. 348, the    Subcommittee on    114-14
                               ``Responsibly    Regulatory
                               And              Reform,
                               Professionally   Commercial and
                               Invigorating     Antitrust Law.
                               Development
                               (RAPID) Act of
                               2015''; H.R.
                               712, the
                               ``Sunshine for
                               Regulatory
                               Decrees and
                               Settlements
                               Act of 2015'';
                               and H.R. 1155,
                               the
                               ``Searching
                               for and
                               Cutting
                               Regulations
                               that are
                               Unnecessarily
                               Burdensome
                               (SCRUB) Act of
                               2015''.
March 17, 2015..............  H.R. 758, the    Subcommittee on    114-15
                               ``Lawsuit        the
                               Abuse            Constitution
                               Reduction        and Civil
                               Act''.           Justice.
March 19, 2015..............  Child            Subcommittee on     114-8
                               Exploitation     Crime,
                               Restitution      Terrorism,
                               Following the    Homeland
                               Paroline v.      Security, and
                               United States    Investigations.
                               Decision.
March 25, 2015..............  Patent Reform:   Subcommittee on    114-17
                               Protecting       Courts,
                               American         Intellectual
                               Innovators and   Property, and
                               Job Creators     the Internet.
                               from Abusive
                               Patent
                               Litigation.
March 25, 2015..............  Wrecking the     Full Committee.    114-18
                               Internet to
                               Save It? The
                               FCC's Net
                               Neutrality
                               Rule.
March 25, 2015..............  H.R. 707, the    Subcommittee on    114-19
                               ``Restoration    Crime,
                               of America's     Terrorism,
                               Wire Act''.      Homeland
                                                Security, and
                                                Investigations.
April 14, 2015..............  U.S.             Full Committee.    114-27
                               Immigration
                               and Customs
                               Enforcement.
April 14, 2015..............  H.R. 9, the      Full Committee.    114-20
                               ``Innovation
                               Act''.
April 15, 2015..............  Analyzing        Subcommittee on    114-28
                               Misconduct in    Crime,
                               Federal Law      Terrorism,
                               Enforcement.     Homeland
                                                Security, and
                                                Investigations.
April 29, 2015..............  Register's       Full Committee.    114-22
                               Perspective on
                               Copyright
                               Review.
April 29, 2015..............  Birthright       Subcommittee on    114-21
                               Citizenship:     Immigration
                               Is It the        and Border
                               Right Policy     Security.
                               for America?.
April 29, 2015..............  H.R. 1927, the   Subcommittee on    114-24
                               ``Fairness in    the
                               Class Action     Constitution
                               Litigation Act   and Civil
                               of 2015''.       Justice.
May 1, 2015.................  H.J. Res. 45,    Subcommittee on    114-30
                               the ``Victims'   the
                               Rights           Constitution
                               Amendment''.     and Civil
                                                Justice.
May 13, 2015................  Stakeholder      Subcommittee on    114-23
                               Perspectives     Courts,
                               on ICANN: The    Intellectual
                               .SUCKS Domain    Property, and
                               and Essential    the Internet.
                               Steps to
                               Guarantee
                               Trust and
                               Accountability
                               in the
                               Internet's
                               Operation.
May 15, 2015................  Oversight of     Subcommittee on    114-33
                               the Antitrust    Regulatory
                               Enforcement      Reform,
                               Agencies.        Commercial and
                                                Antitrust Law.
May 19, 2015................  Policing         Full Committee.    114-29
                               Strategies for
                               the 21st
                               Century.
May 19, 2015................  Ongoing          Subcommittee on    114-34
                               Oversight:       Regulatory
                               Monitoring the   Reform,
                               Activities of    Commercial and
                               the Justice      Antitrust Law.
                               Department's
                               Civil, Tax and
                               Environment
                               and Natural
                               Resources
                               Divisions and
                               the U.S.
                               Trustee
                               Program.
June 2, 2015................  Nexus Issues:    Subcommittee on    114-26
                               Legislative      Regulatory
                               Hearing on       Reform,
                               H.R. 2315, the   Commercial and
                               ``Mobile         Antitrust Law.
                               Workforce
                               State Income
                               Tax
                               Simplification
                               Act of 2015;''
                               H.R. 1643, the
                               ``Digital
                               Goods and
                               Services Tax
                               Fairness Act
                               of 2015;'' and
                               H.R. 2584, the
                               ``Business
                               Activity Tax
                               Simplification
                               Act of 2015''.
June 2, 2015................  First Amendment  Subcommittee on    114-31
                               Protections on   the
                               Public College   Constitution
                               and University   and Civil
                               Campuses.        Justice.
June 16, 2015...............  H.R. 2745, the   Subcommittee on    114-32
                               ``Standard       Regulatory
                               Merger and       Reform,
                               Acquisition      Commercial and
                               Reviews          Antitrust Law.
                               Through Equal
                               Rules Act of
                               2015''.
June 18, 2015...............  H.R. 320, the    Subcommittee on    114-25
                               ``Rapid DNA      Crime,
                               Act''.           Terrorism,
                                                Homeland
                                                Security, and
                                                Investigations.
July 9, 2015................  H.R. 2947, the   Subcommittee on    114-35
                               ``Financial      Regulatory
                               Institution      Reform,
                               Bankruptcy Act   Commercial and
                               of 2015''.       Antitrust Law.
July 9, 2015................  State of         Subcommittee on    114-37
                               Property         the
                               Rights in        Constitution
                               America Ten      and Civil
                               Years After      Justice.
                               Kelo v. City
                               of New London.
July 14, 2015...............  United States    Full Committee.    114-40
                               Department of
                               Homeland
                               Security.
July 15, 2015...............  Office of        Subcommittee on    114-39
                               Information      Regulatory
                               and Regulatory   Reform,
                               Affairs.         Commercial and
                                                Antitrust Law.
July 23, 2015...............  Sanctuary        Subcommittee on    114-36
                               Cities: a        Immigration
                               Threat to        and Border
                               Public Safety.   Security.
July 28, 2015...............  America's        Subcommittee on    114-45
                               Growing Heroin   Crime,
                               Epidemic.        Terrorism,
                                                Homeland
                                                Security, and
                                                Investigations.
July 29, 2015...............  Internet of      Subcommittee on    114-38
                               Things.          Courts,
                                                Intellectual
                                                Property, and
                                                the Internet.
September 9, 2015...........  Planned          Full Committee.    114-41
                               Parenthood
                               Exposed:
                               Examining the
                               Horrific
                               Abortion
                               Practices at
                               the Nation's
                               Largest
                               Abortion
                               Provider.
September 10, 2015..........  State of         Subcommittee on    114-46
                               Competition in   Regulatory
                               the Health       Reform,
                               Care             Commercial and
                               Marketplace:     Antitrust Law.
                               The Patient
                               Protection and
                               Affordable
                               Care Act's
                               Impact on
                               Competition.
September 10, 2015..........  Unmanned Aerial  Subcommittee on    114-42
                               Vehicles:        Court,
                               Commercial       Intellectual
                               Applications     Property, and
                               and Public       the Internet.
                               Policy
                               Implications.
September 29, 2015..........  H.R. 3624, the   Subcommittee on    114-44
                               ``Fraudulent     the
                               Joinder          Constitution
                               Prevention Act   and Civil
                               of 2015''.       Justice.
September 29, 2015..........  Healthy          Subcommittee on    114-47
                               Competition?     Regulatory
                               An Examination   Reform,
                               of the           Commercial and
                               Proposed         Antitrust Law.
                               Health
                               Insurance
                               Mergers and
                               the Consequent
                               Impact on
                               Competition.
October 8, 2015.............  Planned          Full Committee.    114-43
                               Parenthood
                               Exposed:
                               Examining
                               Abortion
                               Procedures and
                               Medical Ethics
                               at the
                               Nation's
                               Largest
                               Abortion
                               Provider.
October 22, 2015............  Oversight of     Full Committee.    114-55
                               the Federal
                               Bureau of
                               Investigation.
November 3, 2015............  H.R. 3438, the   Subcommittee on    114-51
                               ``Require        Regulatory
                               Evaluation       Reform,
                               Before           Commercial and
                               Implementing     Antitrust Law.
                               Executive
                               Wishlists Act
                               of 2015''; and
                               H.R. 2631, the
                               ``Regulatory
                               Predictability
                               for Business
                               Growth Act of
                               2015''.
November 3, 2015............  International    Subcommittee on    114-49
                               Data Flows:      Courts,
                               Promoting        Intellectual
                               Digital Trade    Property, and
                               in the 21st      the Internet.
                               Century.
November 17, 2015...........  Oversight of     Full Committee.    114-56
                               the United
                               States
                               Department of
                               Justice.
November 17, 2015...........  The State of     Subcommittee on    114-52
                               Competition in   Regulatory
                               the Pharmacy     Reform,
                               Benefit          Commercial and
                               Manager and      Antitrust Law.
                               Pharmacy
                               Marketplaces.
November 19, 2015...........  The Syrian       Subcommittee on    114-48
                               Refugee Crisis   Immigration
                               and Its Impact   and Border
                               on the           Security.
                               Security of
                               the U.S.
                               Refugee
                               Admissions
                               Program.
December 1, 2015............  H.R. 699, the    Full Committee.    114-53
                               ``Email
                               Privacy Act''.
December 3, 2015............  Oversight of     Subcommittee on    114-57
                               the Executive    Immigration
                               Office for       and Border
                               Immigration      Security.
                               Review.
December 9, 2015............  Oversight of     Subcommittee on    114-50
                               the United       Immigration
                               States           and Border
                               Citizenship      Security.
                               and
                               Immigration
                               Services.
January 13, 2016............  The Original     Subcommittee on    114-54
                               Meaning of the   the
                               Origination      Constitution
                               Clause.          and Civil
                                                Justice.
February 2, 2016............  H.R. 1057, the   Subcommittee on    114-59
                               ``Promoting      Courts,
                               Automotive       Intellectual
                               Repair, Trade,   Property, and
                               and Sales        the Internet.
                               (PARTS) Act''.
February 4, 2016............  Another Surge    Subcommittee on    114-60
                               of Illegal       Immigration
                               Immigrants       and Border
                               Along the        Security.
                               Southwest
                               Border: Is
                               this the Obama
                               Administration
                               's New Normal.
February 11, 2016...........  Is the Investor  Full Committee.    114-58
                               Visa Program
                               an
                               Underperformin
                               g Asset?.
February 11, 2016...........  Resolving        Subcommittee on    114-62
                               Issues with      Courts,
                               Confiscated      Intellectual
                               Property in      Property, and
                               Cuba, Havana     the Internet.
                               Club Rum and
                               Other Property.
February 24, 2016...........  Triple Threat    Subcommittee on    114-65
                               to Workers and   Regulatory
                               Households:      Reform,
                               Impacts of       Commercial and
                               Federal          Antitrust Law.
                               Regulations on
                               Jobs, Wages
                               and Startups.
February 25, 2016...........  International    Full Committee.    114-84
                               Conflicts of
                               Law Concerning
                               Cross Border
                               Data Flow and
                               Law
                               Enforcement
                               Requests.
March 1, 2016...............  The Encryption   Full Committee.    114-78
                               Tightrope:
                               Balancing
                               Americans'
                               Security and
                               Privacy.
March 1, 2016...............  The Original     Executive          114-61
                               Understanding    Overreach Task
                               of the Role of   Force.
                               Congress and
                               How Far We've
                               Drifted From
                               It.
March 15, 2016..............  The Chevron      Subcommittee on    114-68
                               Doctrine:        Regulatory
                               Constitutional   Reform,
                               and Statutory    Commercial and
                               Questions in     Antitrust Law.
                               Judicial
                               Deference to
                               Agencies.
March 15, 2016..............  Executive        Executive          114-63
                               Overreach in     Overreach Task
                               Domestic         Force.
                               Affairs Part
                               I--Health Care
                               and
                               Immigration.
April 14, 2016..............  International    Subcommittee on    114-67
                               Trade            Courts,
                               Commission       Intellectual
                               Patent           Property, and
                               Litigation.      the Internet.
April 14, 2016..............  H.R. 4924, the   Subcommittee on    114-70
                               ``Prenatal       the
                               Nondiscriminat   Constitution
                               ion Act          and Civil
                               (PRENDA) of      Justice.
                               2016''.
April 19, 2016..............  The Real         Subcommittee on    114-64
                               Victims of a     Immigration
                               Reckless and     and Border
                               Lawless          Security.
                               Immigration
                               Policy:
                               Families and
                               Survivors
                               Speak Out on
                               the Real Cost
                               of This
                               Administration
                               's Policies.
April 19, 2016..............  Executive        Executive          114-71
                               Overreach in     Overreach Task
                               Domestic         Force.
                               Affairs Part
                               II--IRS Abuse,
                               Welfare
                               Reform, and
                               Other Issues.
April 28, 2016..............  Oversight of     Subcommittee on    114-72
                               the False        the
                               Claims Act.      Constitution
                                                and Civil
                                                Justice.
April 28, 2016..............  H.R. 5063 , the  Subcommittee on    114-69
                               ``Stop           Regulatory
                               Settlement       Reform,
                               Slush Funds      Commercial and
                               Act of 2016''.   Antitrust Law.
May 12, 2016................  Executive        Executive          114-75
                               Overreach in     Overreach Task
                               Foreign          Force.
                               Affairs.
May 17, 2016................  H.R. 4768, the   Subcommittee on    114-77
                               ``Separation     Regulatory
                               of Powers        Reform,
                               Restoration      Commercial and
                               Act of 2016''.   Antitrust Law.
May 17, 2016................  Synthetic        Subcommittee on    114-66
                               Drugs, Real      Crime,
                               Danger.          Terrorism,
                                                Homeland
                                                Security, and
                                                Investigations.
May 19, 2016................  Examining        Subcommittee on    114-76
                               Legislation to   the
                               Promote the      Constitution
                               Effective        and Civil
                               Enforcement of   Justice.
                               the ADA's
                               Public
                               Accommodation
                               Provisions.
May 24, 2016................  Examining the    Full Committee.    114-73
                               Allegations of
                               Misconduct
                               Against IRS
                               Commissioner
                               John Koskinen,
                               Part I.
May 24, 2016................  The Federal      Executive          114-79
                               Government on    Overreach Task
                               Autopilot:       Force.
                               Delegation of
                               Regulatory
                               Authority to
                               an
                               Unaccountable
                               Bureaucracy.
June 7, 2016................  International    Subcommittee on    114-80
                               Antitrust        Regulatory
                               Enforcement:     Reform,
                               China and        Commercial and
                               Beyond.          Antitrust Law.
June 22, 2016...............  Examining H.R.   Subcommittee on    114-82
                               2304, the        the
                               SPEAK FREE Act.  Constitution
                                                and Civil
                                                Justice.
June 22, 2016...............  Examining the    Full Committee.    114-74
                               Allegations of
                               Misconduct
                               Against IRS
                               Commissioner
                               John Koskinen,
                               Part II.
July 6, 2016................  The Judicial     Subcommittee on    114-83
                               Branch and the   Courts,
                               Efficient        Intellectual
                               Administration   Property, and
                               of Justice.      the Internet.
July 6, 2016................  The Federal      Executive          114-81
                               Government on    Overreach Task
                               Autopilot:       Force.
                               Mandatory
                               Spending and
                               the
                               Entitlement
                               Crisis.
July 6, 2016................  Assessing the    Subcommittee on    114-85
                               Obama Years:     Regulatory
                               OIRA and         Reform,
                               Regulatory       Commercial and
                               Impacts on       Antitrust Law.
                               Jobs, Wages
                               and Economic
                               Recovery.
July 12, 2016...............  Oversight of     Full Committee.    114-88
                               the Department
                               of Justice.
July 12, 2016...............  Executive        Executive          114-86
                               Overreach in     Overreach Task
                               Regulatory       Force.
                               Enforcement
                               and
                               Infrastructure.
July 14, 2016...............  S. 2040, the     Subcommittee on    114-87
                               Justice          the
                               Against          Constitution
                               Sponsors of      and Civil
                               Terrorism Act.   Justice.
September 7, 2016...........  Oversight of     Subcommittee on    114-92
                               the Judgment     the
                               Fund: Iran,      Constitution
                               Big              and Civil
                               Settlements,     Justice.
                               and the Lack
                               of
                               Transparency.
September 13, 2016..........  Exploring        Subcommittee on    114-93
                               Federal          the
                               Diversity        Constitution
                               Jurisdiction.    and Civil
                                                Justice.
September 13, 2016..........  Oversight of     Subcommittee on    114-90
                               the U.S.         Courts,
                               Patent and       Intellectual
                               Trademark        Property, and
                               Office.          the Internet.
September 21, 2016..........  Impeachment      Full Committee.    114-89
                               Articles
                               Referred on
                               John Koskinen,
                               Part III.
September 22, 2016..........  Oversight of     Full Committee.    114-94
                               United States
                               Immigration
                               and Customs
                               Enforcement.
September 22, 2016..........  Treating the     Subcommittee on    114-97
                               Opioid           Regulatory
                               Epidemic: The    Reform,
                               State of         Commercial and
                               Competition in   Antitrust Law.
                               the Markets
                               for Addiction
                               Medicine.
September 23, 2016..........  The Ultimate     Subcommittee on    114-95
                               Civil Right:     the
                               Examining the    Constitution
                               Hyde Amendment   and Civil
                               and the Born     Justice.
                               Alive Infants
                               Protection Act.
September 27, 2016..........  New Orleans:     Subcommittee on    114-96
                               How the          Immigration
                               Crescent City    and Border
                               Became a         Security.
                               Sanctuary City.
September 28, 2016..........  Oversight of     Full Committee.    114-91
                               the Federal
                               Bureau of
                               Investigation.
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  Activities Conducted Pursuant to Clauses 2(N), (O), or (P) of House 
                                Rule XI

    Clause 2 of rule XI of the House charges the Committee to 
hold regular hearings on the topic of waste, fraud, abuse, or 
mismanagement in Government programs which that committee may 
authorize. The Committee fulfilled its responsibilities under 
rule XI by conducting the following oversight activities. Each 
of these activities is discussed in more detail in later 
sections of this report:
     The Original Understanding of the Role of Congress 
and How Far We've Drifted From It (Serial No. 114-61)
     Executive Overreach in Domestic Affairs Part 1-
Health Care and Immigration (Serial No. 114-63)
     Executive Overreach in Domestic Affairs Part II-
IRS Abuse, Welfare Reform, and Other Issues (Serial No. 114-71)
     Executive Overreach in Foreign Affairs (Serial No. 
114-75)
     The Federal Government on Autopilot: Delegation of 
Regulatory Authority to an Unaccountable Bureaucracy (Serial 
No. 114-79)
     The Federal Government on Autopilot: Mandatory 
Spending and the Entitlement Crisis (Serial No. 114-81)
     Executive Overreach in Regulatory Enforcement and 
Infrastructure (Serial No. 114-86)
     Examining the Adequacy and Enforcement of Our 
Nation's Immigration Laws (Serial No. 114-1)
     The Unconstitutionality of Obama's Executive 
Actions on Immigration (Serial No. 114-3)
     Wrecking the Internet to Save It? The FCC's Net 
Neutrality Rule (Serial No. 114-18)
     Oversight of U.S. Immigration and Customs 
Enforcement (Serial No. 114-27)
     Oversight of the U.S. Department of Homeland 
Security (Serial No. 114-40)
     Planned Parenthood Exposed: Examining the Horrific 
Abortion Practices at the Nation's Largest Abortion Provider 
(Serial No. 114-41)
     Planned Parenthood Exposed: Examining Abortion 
Procedures and Medical Ethics at the Nation's Largest Abortion 
Provider (Serial No. 114-43)
     Oversight of the Federal Bureau of Investigation 
(Serial No. 114-55)
     Oversight of the United States Department of 
Justice (Serial No. 114-56)
     FISA Amendments Act (CLASSIFIED)
     Is the Investor Visa Program an Underperforming 
Asset? (Serial No. 114-58)
     Oversight of the Department of Justice (Serial No. 
114-88)
     Oversight of the United States Immigration and 
Customs Enforcement (Serial No. 114-94)
     Oversight of the Federal Bureau of Investigation 
(Serial No. 114-91)
     The State of Class Action Ten Years After the 
Enactment of the Class Action Fairness Act (Serial No. 114-10)
     The State of Property Rights in America Ten Years 
After Kelo v. City of New London (Serial No. 114-37)
     The Original Meaning of the Origination Clause 
(Serial No. 114-54)
     Oversight of the False Claims Act (Serial No. 114-
72)
     Oversight of the Judgment Fund: Iran, Big 
Settlements, and the Lack of Transparency (Serial No. 114-92)
     The Ultimate Civil Right: Examining the Hyde 
Amendment and the Born Alive Infants Protection Act (Serial No. 
114-95)
     Stakeholder Perspectives on ICANN: The .Sucks 
Domain and Essential Steps to Guarantee Trust and 
Accountability in the Internet's Operation (Serial No. 114-23)
     Unmanned Aerial Vehicles: Commercial Applications 
and Public Policy Implications (Serial No. 114-42)
     International Data Flows: Promoting Digital Trade 
in the 21st Century (Serial No. 114-49)
     Federal Asset Forfeiture: Uses and Reforms (Serial 
No. 114-5)
     Analyzing Misconduct in Federal Law Enforcement 
(Serial No. 114-28)
     Sanctuary Cities: A Threat to Public Safety 
(Serial No. 114-36)
     The Syrian Refugee Crisis and Its Impact on the 
Security of the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program (Serial No. 
114-48)
     Oversight of the Executive Office for Immigration 
Review (Serial No. 114-57)
     Oversight of the United States Citizenship and 
Immigration Services (Serial No. 114-50)
     Another Surge of Illegal Immigrants Along the 
Southwest Border: Is this the Obama Administration's New 
Normal? (Serial No. 114-60)
     The Real Victims of a Reckless and Lawless 
Immigration Policy: Families and Survivors Speak Out on the 
Real Cost of This Administration's Policies (Serial No. 114-64)
     New Orleans: How the Crescent City Became a 
Sanctuary City (Serial No. 114-96)
     Consumers Shortchanged? Oversight of the Justice 
Department's Mortgage Lending Settlements (Serial No. 114-16)
     Ongoing Oversight: Monitoring the Activities of 
the Justice Department's Civil, Tax and Environment and Natural 
Resources Divisions and the U.S. Trustee Program (Serial No. 
114-34)
     The State of Competition in the Health Care 
Marketplace: The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act's 
Impact on Competition (Serial No. 114-46)
     Healthy Competition? An Examination of the 
Proposed Health Insurance Mergers and the Consequent Impact on 
Competition (Serial No. 114-47)
     Assessing the Obama Years: OIRA and Regulatory 
Impacts on Jobs, Wages and Economic Recovery (Serial No. 114-
85)

                        COMMITTEE OVERSIGHT PLAN


                       Adopted February 12, 2015

    In accordance with Rule X of the House of Representatives, 
the Committee on the Judiciary is responsible for determining 
whether the laws and programs within its jurisdiction are 
implemented and carried out in accordance with the intent of 
Congress and whether they should be continued, curtailed, 
eliminated, or enhanced. Accordingly, in the 114th Congress the 
Committee will review all laws and programs within its 
jurisdiction to assess their application, administration, 
execution, and effectiveness. The Committee will also review 
the organization and operation of Federal agencies and entities 
within its jurisdiction for the administration and execution of 
laws and programs within its jurisdiction.
    The Committee will review all agencies and programs within 
its jurisdiction to identify wasteful, inefficient, or 
duplicative programs that should be streamlined or eliminated, 
as well as those that could be enhanced. The Committee will 
also review the mission and operations of all agencies, 
including component organizations, within its jurisdiction. 
Through such oversight, the Committee seeks to determine how 
these agencies and entities can achieve more impactful and 
effective programs with an eye toward improving the efficiency 
and effectiveness of Federal programs and agencies. The 
Committee also seeks to eliminate fraud, abuse, and 
mismanagement. As a result of this oversight, the Committee 
anticipates streamlining and eliminating spending on agencies 
and programs within its jurisdiction, if appropriate.
    This document outlines the current plans of the Committee 
on the Judiciary for oversight activities in the 114th 
Congress. The Committee's oversight and investigative 
activities will be coordinated between the Full Committee and 
the Subcommittees in order to facilitate comprehensive and 
strategic oversight of the programs and agencies within its 
jurisdiction. Oversight activities will include hearings, 
briefings, correspondence, reports, and public statements.

Full Committee

    U.S. Department of Justice. In conjunction with the 
Subcommittees, the Committee will conduct oversight of the U.S. 
Department of Justice, including all Department components and 
agencies.
    Budget Oversight and Management Performance. The Committee 
will conduct oversight and identify U.S. Department of Justice 
grant programs that should be streamlined or eliminated, as 
well as those that could be enhanced. The Committee will also 
conduct oversight of all agencies and programs within its 
jurisdiction to uncover waste, fraud, or abuse and to identify 
programs that are inefficient, duplicative, or outdated, or 
that are more appropriately administered by State or local 
governments. The Committee will also consider the extent to 
which federally funded or administered agencies and activities 
can more efficiently handle certain tasks on a national level 
and whether they save, reduce, or render more effective State 
or local government expenditures or activities. In addition, 
the Committee will consider whether any federal programs within 
its jurisdiction should be enhanced, concomitant with cuts to 
or the elimination of less effective programs.
    The U.S. Copyright Office: The Committee will conduct 
oversight of the Copyright Office as it completes its 
transition to a digital environment. Oversight will include 
review of its recordation system and public access to its 
registration records.
    Copyright Law and Policy: The Committee will examine the 
provisions of the Copyright Act to ensure it addresses the 
challenges faced by copyright owners, users, and consumers in 
the digital environment.
    Office of the U.S. Intellectual Property Enforcement 
Coordinator (IPEC): The Committee will examine how the IPEC is 
functioning and whether it has the authority and resources 
necessary for it to be effective. To the extent this involves 
non-copyright-related intellectual property issues, this will 
be coordinated closely with the Subcommittee on the Courts, 
Intellectual Property, and the Internet Subcommittee.
    Intellectual Property Enforcement Agencies: The 
Subcommittee will review the intellectual property enforcement 
efforts of the Department of Homeland Security's U.S. Customs 
and Border Protection division and the Department of Justice. 
To the extent this involves non-copyright-related intellectual 
property issues, this will be coordinated closely with the 
Subcommittee on the Courts, Intellectual Property, and the 
Internet Subcommittee.
    International Intellectual Property Laws: The Subcommittee 
will conduct oversight of the impact of international 
intellectual property laws, regulations, and policies upon 
American interests. In addition, the Subcommittee will conduct 
oversight of international trade agreements and their 
negotiations, especially as they relate to potential trademark 
issues. To the extent this involves non-copyright-related 
intellectual property issues, this will be coordinated closely 
with the Subcommittee on the Courts, Intellectual Property, and 
the Internet Subcommittee.
    Satellite Television Extension and Localism Act: The 
Committee will examine the application of the Satellite 
Television Extension and Localism Act in light of technological 
and marketplace changes in advance of the potential 
reauthorization of the legislation.

Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security & Investigations

    U.S. Department of Justice: The Subcommittee will conduct 
oversight of the law enforcement agencies of the U.S. 
Department of Justice.
          A. The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI): The 
        Subcommittee will conduct oversight of the FBI. In 
        addition to its traditional criminal investigatory 
        jurisdiction, the Subcommittee will also conduct 
        oversight of the FBI's counter-terrorism and counter-
        intelligence authorities.
          B. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA): The 
        Subcommittee will review the operations of the DEA, 
        including domestic and international drug enforcement, 
        money laundering and narco-terrorism investigations.
        C. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives 
        (ATF): The Subcommittee will review the mission and 
        operations of the ATF, including federal firearms 
        enforcement, explosives investigations, and tobacco and 
        alcohol trafficking operations.
        D. U.S. Marshals Service (USMS)/Office of the Federal 
        Detention Trustee (OFDT): The Subcommittee will review 
        the mission and operations of the USMS, including 
        fugitive apprehensions, court and witness security, and 
        its responsibilities under the Sex Offender 
        Registration and Notification Act (SORNA). The 
        Subcommittee will also conduct oversight on the 
        operations of OFDT.
    The Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP): The Subcommittee will 
review the mission and operation of the federal prison system, 
including prisoner rehabilitation, reentry programs, and 
management of a growing offender population.
        Federal Prison Industries: The Subcommittee will also 
        conduct oversight of the Federal Prison Industries 
        (FPI), a government corporation that employs offenders 
        incarcerated in federal prisons and provides job 
        training opportunities to prisoners by producing goods 
        and services for federal agencies.
    Criminal Division: The Subcommittee will conduct oversight 
of the Justice Department's Criminal Division.
    National Security Division: The Subcommittee will conduct 
oversight of the Justice Department's National Security 
Division.
    Office of Justice Programs (OJP): The Subcommittee will 
review the mission and operations of OJP and its component 
organizations and the administration of law enforcement 
assistance grants in order to identify programs that should be 
streamlined or eliminated, and those that could be enhanced.
    Office on Violence against Women (OVW): The Subcommittee 
will review the mission and operations of OVW and the 
administration of Violence against Women Act (VAWA) grants.
    Community Oriented Policing Services Office (COPS): The 
Subcommittee will review the mission and operations of COPS and 
the administration of community policing grants.
    Executive Office of U.S. Attorneys (EOUSA): The 
Subcommittee will conduct oversight on the operations of EOUSA.
    U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS): The 
Subcommittee will conduct oversight of DHS law enforcement 
components, including the U.S. Secret Service, U.S. Immigration 
and Customs Enforcement, the Bureau of Customs and Border 
Protection, the U.S. Coast Guard, and the Federal Air Marshals 
Service.
    U.S. Sentencing Commission: The Subcommittee will review 
the mission and operations of the U.S. Sentencing Commission 
with particular attention to the role of the Commission 
following the Supreme Court's decision in U.S. v. Booker, 543 
U.S. 220 (2005) and its progeny. The Subcommittee will also 
examine the extent to which federal courts are imposing 
sentences that diverge from those recommended by the sentencing 
guidelines.
    National Security: The Subcommittee will review the use of 
Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) and USA PATRIOT 
Act authorities by Intelligence Community (IC) agencies.
    Domestic/Home-Grown Terrorism: The Subcommittee will review 
the threat to our national security from home-grown terrorists 
including the recruitment and training or self-radicalization 
of home-grown terrorists and the federal government's efforts 
to preempt, investigate, and prosecute domestic terrorism.
    GAO Report on DOJ Funding Sources: The Subcommittee will 
review the alternative sources of funding at DOJ, including 
fines, fees, and penalties, that make up approximately 15 
percent of DOJ's budgetary resources.
    Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention 
(OJJDP): The Subcommittee will review the mission and 
operations of OJJDP.
    Criminal Division--Asset Forfeiture and Money Laundering 
Section: The Subcommittee will conduct oversight of the Asset 
Forfeiture and Money Laundering section of the Justice 
Department's Criminal Division.
    Encryption and Handheld Electronic Devices: The 
Subcommittee will conduct oversight on concerns expressed by 
law enforcement that the increased use of unbreakable 
encryption on handheld devices and other personal electronics 
may hinder their efforts to investigate crime.
    Crimes Against Children: The Subcommittee will review laws 
and law enforcement tools designed to combat child 
exploitation, including reauthorization of the Adam Walsh Act, 
and the proliferation of child pornography on the Internet.
    Protection of U.S. Citizens' Constitutional Rights: The 
Subcommittee along with the Subcommittee on the Constitution 
and Civil Justice will examine the adequacy of current 
protections for U.S. citizens' Constitutional rights vis-a-vis 
law enforcement and national security efforts.
    Electronic Communications Privacy Act: The Subcommittee 
will examine whether this decades-old statute requires 
modernization in light of the digital revolution that has taken 
place since the statute's enactment.
    Cybersecurity: The Subcommittee will review the laws and 
law enforcement tools designed to combat and prevent cyber-
attacks.
    Firearms: The Subcommittee will continue to examine ways to 
reduce firearms-related violence, including examining current 
federal law and state compliance with requirements to post 
information to the NICS database.
    Criminal Code: The Subcommittee will examine issues related 
to Criminal Code reform, including improving and streamlining 
Title 18 and whether all criminal statutes in the U.S. Code 
should be consolidated and/or listed in Title 18.
    Over-criminalization: The Subcommittee will continue to 
examine ways to address the problem of over-criminalization and 
over-federalization, using the information accumulated during 
the 2013-2014 hearings before the Over-criminalization Task 
Force.
    Criminal Street Gangs: The Subcommittee may consider 
enforcement and prevention issues concerning criminal street 
gangs, and the issue of how gang affiliations may be broken to 
reduce the number of both street and prison gangs.
    Crime Prevention: The Subcommittee may examine the extent 
to which federal policies and funding are adequate to support 
crime prevention strategies at the Federal, State, local, and 
tribal levels.
    International and Domestic Human Trafficking: The 
Subcommittee will review law enforcement and other activities 
within its jurisdiction that address international and domestic 
trafficking in human beings.

Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice

    Protection of U.S. Citizens' Constitutional and Civil 
Rights: In general, the Subcommittee will examine the adequacy 
of current protections for U.S. citizens' constitutional and 
civil rights.
    Civil Rights Division, U.S. Department of Justice: The 
Subcommittee will examine the enforcement record and priorities 
of the Civil Rights Division. The Subcommittee will focus on 
the Division's activities in the areas of education, 
employment, credit, fair housing, public accommodations, law 
enforcement practices, voting rights and the integrity of 
federal elections, and federally funded and conducted programs.
    Fiscal Responsibility: The Subcommittee will examine 
constitutional reforms to address government spending.
    Federalism/Congressional Authority: The Subcommittee plans 
to examine the proper balance between the finite powers 
allocated to the federal government in the U.S. Constitution 
and the powers reserved to the states.
    Exercise of Constitutional Authority: The Subcommittee will 
conduct oversight of the exercise of constitutional authority 
by the legislative, judicial, and executive branches.
    Civil Justice: The Subcommittee will review the policies 
and practices of the civil justice system and consider whether 
reform is needed.
    Community Relations Service: The Subcommittee will conduct 
oversight of the operations of the Community Relations Service.
    Office of Government Ethics: The Subcommittee will consider 
the priorities and operation of the Office of Government 
Ethics.
    Property Rights: The Subcommittee will consider whether 
there is a need to address existing protections for citizens' 
private property rights.
    Religious Liberty: The Subcommittee will consider the 
federal role in the protection of Americans' rights under the 
Free Exercise and Establishment Clauses.
    Abortion: The Subcommittee will examine the 
constitutionality and enforcement of federal and state statutes 
that relate to abortion.
    Marriage: The Subcommittee will examine constitutional 
issues concerning marriage.
    War on Terrorism: The Subcommittee will consider 
constitutional issues associated with the War on Terrorism.
    Detention of Suspected Terrorists: The Subcommittee will 
conduct oversight on matters related to the long-term detention 
of suspected terrorists, including the protection of the 
related constitutional rights of U.S. citizens.
    United States Commission on Civil Rights: The Subcommittee 
will review the work of the Commission, its management, and its 
implementation.

Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security

    Constitutionality of President Obama's Executive Actions on 
Immigration: The Subcommittee will conduct hearings on the 
constitutionality of the Administration's deferred action 
programs.
    Implementation of President Obama's Executive Actions on 
Immigration: The Subcommittee will conduct oversight on the 
implementation of the Administration's deferred action 
programs, new immigration enforcement priorities, and other 
executive actions announced on November 20, 2014.
    Executive Office for Immigration Review: The Subcommittee 
will conduct oversight of the Department of Justice's 
adjudication of immigration cases.
    Secure Communities Program: The Subcommittee will conduct 
oversight on the ending of the Secure Communities program by 
the Administration, policy changes regarding the use of 
detainers by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), 
and legal and policy questions surround the issuance of ICE 
detainers.
    U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS): The 
Subcommittee will conduct oversight of the components within 
DHS that are responsible for enforcing and ensuring the 
integrity of United States immigration laws, including ICE and 
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).
    Budgetary Resources: The Subcommittee expects to conduct 
oversight of the sufficiency of budgetary resources with regard 
to immigration functions at USCIS and ICE.
    Legal Immigration: The Subcommittee expects to conduct 
oversight over our current legal immigration laws and programs, 
including whether relevant federal agencies are efficiently 
administering and enforcing these laws and programs, issues 
relating to backlogs, family reunification, whether excessive 
regulations are stifling the use of these programs, the impact 
on U.S. citizens, comparisons with our global competitors, and 
related issues.
    Illegal Immigration: The Subcommittee will conduct 
oversight of the causes and methods of illegal immigration and 
how to better prevent it in the future.
    Fiscal Impacts of Immigration: The Subcommittee expects to 
conduct hearings on the fiscal effects of legal and illegal 
immigration, including their impact on the Social Security 
system and other federal programs.
    Immigration Enforcement: The Subcommittee intends to 
examine the sufficiency of current immigration enforcement laws 
and programs, including whether relevant federal agencies' 
policies and enforcement records are sufficient and consistent 
with current federal statutes, the level of cooperation with 
other countries, the proper roles for the federal government, 
states and localities in enforcing our immigration laws, and 
the status of implementation of the congressionally-mandated 
exit tracking system.
    Fraud: The Subcommittee expects to conduct hearings on 
fraud associated with petitions for visas and other immigration 
benefits, including allegations of fraud in the asylum and 
credible fear determination processes. The Subcommittee also 
intends to conduct oversight of identity fraud and identity 
theft in the immigration context.
    Influx of Unaccompanied Alien Children and Family Units: 
The Subcommittee expects to conduct oversight of the 
Administration's handling of the influx of unaccompanied alien 
children and family units along our southern border and 
proposed legislative changes.
    Criminal Issues: The Subcommittee expects to conduct 
hearings on the impact of crimes committed by immigrants, 
trends in gang violence among immigrant communities, and the 
sufficiency of efforts to remove violent criminals.

Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet

    U.S. Patent and Trademark Office: The Subcommittee will 
conduct oversight of the USPTO, including the status of pending 
patent and trademark applications and developments with patent 
and trademark quality. The Subcommittee will also continue to 
exercise oversight to ensure that the USPTO has full access to 
the fees it collects from applicants and appropriately 
exercises its fee-setting authority.
    U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and Implementation of the 
America Invents Act: The Subcommittee will conduct oversight on 
the implementation of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and 
the America Invents Act that contained numerous changes to our 
nation's patent system.
    U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Global Intellectual 
Property Rights Attache Program: The Subcommittee will conduct 
oversight on the Global Intellectual Property Rights Attache 
program's efforts to promote high standards of IP protection 
and enforcement internationally for the benefit of U.S. 
stakeholders.
    Federal Judiciary: The Subcommittee will conduct oversight 
of the federal judiciary, including evidence issues and civil 
and appellate procedures. In addition, the Subcommittee will 
examine the resources available to Article III courts, 
including judicial salaries and security for federal judges.
    The Service of Judicial Process on Foreign Entities: The 
Subcommittee will examine the difficulty of serving judicial 
process on foreign entities in order to ensure that the rights 
of all U.S. citizens can be protected in an increasingly global 
economy.
    Technology Issues: The Subcommittee will examine 
developments in technology and the Internet affecting public 
policy, including issues surrounding Internet governance.
    Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers 
(ICANN): The Subcommittee will review the domain name system, 
its structure and governance, and the impacts that changes to 
this system would have on intellectual property rights holders.
    State Justice Institute: The State Justice Institute (SJI) 
provides matching grants to state courts that allow them to 
develop methods to work more efficiently and productively. The 
Subcommittee intends to review SJI operations.

Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform, Commercial and Antitrust Law

    Administrative Process and Procedure: The Subcommittee will 
conduct oversight on the topic of regulatory reform in general, 
including examining specific regulations, as well as issues 
related to the Administrative Procedure Act, the Congressional 
Review Act, the Regulatory Flexibility Act, the Small Business 
Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act, trends in regulatory 
citizen suits, regulatory litigation, judicial doctrines of 
deference to agency determinations, the overall costs and 
benefits of federal regulation in general and their impact on 
specific communities, regulatory budgeting, the extent to which 
agencies compete for policymaking primacy with the Legislative 
Branch, and the role that the Office of Information and 
Regulatory Affairs within the Office of Management and Budget 
plays in the federal rulemaking process. In addition, the 
Subcommittee will examine regulatory litigation and 
enforcement.
    Bankruptcy: The Subcommittee expects to conduct oversight 
of the Bankruptcy Code and bankruptcy system, including their 
responsiveness to the needs of financially troubled businesses, 
individuals and municipalities. The Subcommittee may conduct 
oversight of bankruptcy judgeship needs.
    State Taxation Affecting Interstate Commerce: The 
Subcommittee will conduct oversight of issues related to state 
taxation that affect interstate commerce, particularly with 
respect to appropriate nexus standards.
    Agencies: The Subcommittee will conduct oversight of the 
Justice Department's Civil Division, Environment and Natural 
Resources Division, Antitrust Division, Tax Division, Executive 
Office for United States Trustees, and Office of the Solicitor 
General and their respective budgets. It will also conduct 
oversight of the Department's compliance with the Freedom of 
Information Act and the Office of Management and Budget's 
Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs. The Subcommittee 
will also conduct oversight of the Federal Trade Commission's 
administration and enforcement of the antitrust laws.
    Administrative Conference of the United States: The 
Subcommittee will conduct oversight on the Administrative 
Conference of the United States.
    Arbitration: The Subcommittee may conduct oversight of 
issues arising under the Federal Arbitration Act.
    Legal Services Corporation: The Subcommittee will review 
the mission and operations of the Legal Services Corporation.
    Interstate Compacts: The Subcommittee may conduct oversight 
to determine the extent of compliance with the constitutional 
process by which States seek Congressional approval of 
interstate compacts.
    Divergence in U.S. Merger Review and Enforcement: The 
Subcommittee may examine disparities in the tools available to 
the Federal Trade Commission and the Department of Justice with 
regard to mergers and whether these disparities result in 
different substantive standards.
    International Divergence in Antitrust Enforcement: The 
Subcommittee may conduct oversight of international competition 
laws.
    Antitrust Exemptions: The Subcommittee may conduct 
oversight of industry antitrust exemptions to determine whether 
such exemptions continue to serve the public interest.
    Net Neutrality: The Subcommittee will examine proposed 
Federal Communications Commission (FCC) regulations regarding 
net neutrality and the role of antitrust laws in enforcing the 
principles of net neutrality.
    Effects on Competition Caused by Government Participation 
in Markets as a Provider of Goods and Services: The 
Subcommittee will examine instances where government 
participates in a particular market and whether such 
participation impacts competition.
    China and Antitrust Enforcement Policies: The Subcommittee 
will examine China's anti-competitive enforcement actions and 
how the antitrust enforcement agencies are coordinating with 
other federal government agencies and their Chinese 
counterparts regarding such enforcement efforts.
    Section 5 of the Federal Trade Communications Act: The 
Subcommittee may examine the Federal Trade Commission's use of 
its authority under section 5 of the Federal Trade 
Communications Act.
    Telecommunications Act of 1996: The Subcommittee will 
conduct a review of the Telecommunications Act of 1996.
    Mergers: The Subcommittee will examine mergers on a case-
by-case basis.
    Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB): The 
Subcommittee may examine the CFPB, including with regard to its 
activities concerning arbitration.
    Process Reforms for Congressional Review and Approval of 
Interstate Compacts: The Subcommittee may examine the process 
by which interstate compacts are approved by Congress.
    Settlements Requiring Payments to Nongovernmental Entities: 
The Subcommittee will examine an increasing trend of Justice 
Department settlements requiring payments to third parties, 
particularly in the context of mortgage lending settlements.

       Activities Conducted Pursuant to Committee Oversight Plan

    The following hearings were held pursuant to the 
Committee's Oversight Plan. These hearings, as well as other 
hearings and markups of legislation, are described in more 
detail in a later section of this report.

Full Committee

     Examining the Adequacy and Enforcement of Our 
Nation's Immigration Laws (Serial No. 114-1)
     The Unconstitutionality of Obama's Executive 
Actions on Immigration (Serial No. 114-3)
     The U.S. Copyright Office: Its Functions and 
Resources (Serial No. 114-4)
     Wrecking the Internet to Save It? The FCC's Net 
Neutrality Rule (Serial No. 114-18)
     Oversight of U.S. Immigration and Customs 
Enforcement (Serial No. 114-27)
     The Register's Perspective on Copyright Review 
(Serial No. 114-22)
     Policing Strategies for the 21st Century (Serial 
No. 114-29)
     Oversight of the U.S. Department of Homeland 
Security (Serial No. 114-40)
     Planned Parenthood Exposed: Examining the Horrific 
Abortion Practices at the Nation's Largest Abortion Provider 
(Serial No. 114-41)
     Planned Parenthood Exposed: Examining Abortion 
Procedures and Medical Ethics at the Nation's Largest Abortion 
Provider (Serial No. 114-43)
     Oversight of the Federal Bureau of Investigation 
(Serial No. 114-55)
     Oversight of the United States Department of 
Justice (Serial No. 114-56)
     FISA Amendments Act (CLASSIFIED)
     Is the Investor Visa Program an Underperforming 
Asset? (Serial No. 114-58)
     Oversight of the Department of Justice (Serial No. 
114-88)
     Oversight of the United States Immigration and 
Customs Enforcement (Serial No. 114-94)
     Oversight of the Federal Bureau of Investigation 
(Serial No. 114-91)

Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice

     Oversight of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act 
and the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act 
(Serial No. 114-9)
     The State of Class Action Ten Years After the 
Enactment of the Class Action Fairness Act (Serial No. 114-10)
     First Amendment Protections on Public College and 
University Campuses (Serial No. 114-31)
     The State of Property Rights in America Ten Years 
After Kelo v. City of New London (Serial No. 114-37)
     The Original Meaning of the Origination Clause 
(Serial No. 114-54)
     Oversight of the False Claims Act (Serial No. 114-
72)
     Oversight of the Judgment Fund: Iran, Big 
Settlements, and the Lack of Transparency (Serial No. 114-92)
     Exploring Federal Diversity Jurisdiction (Serial 
No. 114-93)
     The Ultimate Civil Right: Examining the Hyde 
Amendment and the Born Alive Infants Protection Act (Serial No. 
114-95)

Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet

     Examining Recent Supreme Court Cases in the Patent 
Arena (Serial No. 114-2)
     Patent Reform: Protecting American Innovators and 
Job Creators from Abusive Patent Litigation (Serial No. 114-17)
     Stakeholder Perspectives on ICANN: The .Sucks 
Domain and Essential Steps to Guarantee Trust and 
Accountability in the Internet's Operation (Serial No. 114-23)
     Internet of Things (Serial No. 114-38)
     Unmanned Aerial Vehicles: Commercial Applications 
and Public Policy Implications (Serial No. 114-42)
     International Data Flows: Promoting Digital Trade 
in the 21st Century (Serial No. 114-49)
     Resolving Issues with Confiscated Property in 
Cuba, Havana Club Rum and Other Property (Serial No. 114-62)
     International Trade Commission Patent Litigation 
(Serial No. 114-67)
     The Judicial Branch and the Efficient 
Administration of Justice (Serial No. 114-83)

Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations

     Federal Asset Forfeiture: Uses and Reforms (Serial 
No. 114-5)
     ISIL in America: Domestic Terror and 
Radicalization (Serial No. 114-6)
     Child Exploitation Restitution following the 
Paroline v. United States Decision (Serial No. 114-8)
     Analyzing Misconduct in Federal Law Enforcement 
(Serial No. 114-28)
     America's Growing Heroin Epidemic (Serial No. 114-
45)
     Synthetic Drugs, Real Danger (Serial No. 114-66)

Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security

     Birthright Citizenship: ``Is it the Right Policy 
for America'' (Serial No. 114-21)
     Sanctuary Cities: A Threat to Public Safety 
(Serial No. 114-36)
     The Syrian Refugee Crisis and Its Impact on the 
Security of the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program (Serial No. 
114-48)
     Oversight of the Executive Office for Immigration 
Review (Serial No. 114-57)
     Oversight of the United States Citizenship and 
Immigration Services (Serial No. 114-50)
     Another Surge of Illegal Immigrants Along the 
Southwest Border: Is this the Obama Administration's New 
Normal? (Serial No. 114-60)
     The Real Victims of a Reckless and Lawless 
Immigration Policy: Families and Survivors Speak Out on the 
Real Cost of This Administration's Policies (Serial No. 114-64)
     New Orleans: How the Crescent City Became a 
Sanctuary City (Serial No. 114-96)

Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform, Commercial and Antitrust Law

     Consumers Shortchanged? Oversight of the Justice 
Department's Mortgage Lending Settlements (Serial No. 114-16)
     Oversight of the Antitrust Enforcement Agencies 
(Serial No. 114-33)
     Ongoing Oversight: Monitoring the Activities of 
the Justice Department's Civil, Tax and Environment and Natural 
Resources Divisions and the U.S. Trustee Program (Serial No. 
114-34)
     Oversight of the Office of Information and 
Regulatory Affairs (Serial No. 114-39)
     The State of Competition in the Health Care 
Marketplace: The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act's 
Impact on Competition (Serial No. 114-46)
     Healthy Competition? An Examination of the 
Proposed Health Insurance Mergers and the Consequent Impact on 
Competition (Serial No. 114-47)
     The State of Competition in the Pharmacy Benefit 
Manager and Pharmacy Marketplaces (Serial No. 114-52)
     Triple Threat to Workers and Households: Impacts 
of Federal Regulations on Jobs, Wages and Startups (Serial No. 
114-65)
     The Chevron Doctrine: Constitutional and Statutory 
Questions in Judicial Deference to Agencies (Serial No. 114-68)
     International Antitrust Enforcement: China and 
Beyond (Serial No. 114-80)
     Assessing the Obama Years: OIRA and Regulatory 
Impacts on Jobs, Wages and Economic Recovery (Serial No. 114-
85)
     Treating the Opioid Epidemic: The State of 
Competition in the Markets for Addiction Medicine (Serial No. 
114-97)

Task Force on Executive Overreach

     The Original Understanding of the Role of Congress 
and How Far We've Drifted From It (Serial No. 114-61)
     Executive Overreach in Domestic Affairs Part 1--
Health Care and Immigration (Serial No. 114-63)
     Executive Overreach in Domestic Affairs Part II--
IRS Abuse, Welfare Reform, and Other Issues (Serial No. 114-71)
     Executive Overreach in Foreign Affairs (Serial No. 
114-75)
     The Federal Government on Autopilot: Delegation of 
Regulatory Authority to an Unaccountable Bureaucracy (Serial 
No. 114-79)
     The Federal Government on Autopilot: Mandatory 
Spending and the Entitlement Crisis (Serial No. 114-81)
     Executive Overreach in Regulatory Enforcement and 
Infrastructure (Serial No. 114-86)

                             FULL COMMITTEE


                              Jurisdiction

    The full Committee has jurisdiction over: copyright and 
other such matters as determined by the Chairman, and relevant 
oversight.

                         Legislative Activities


 Committee Organizational Meeting and Markup

    On January 21, 2015, the Committee met for the first time 
to organize and adopt its rules and ratify the Subcommittee 
chairmanships and memberships.

 H.R. 2, the ``Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 
        2015''

    H.R. 2 amends title XVIII of the Social Security Act to 
repeal the Medicare sustainable growth rate and strengthen 
Medicare access by improving physician payments and making 
other improvements, to reauthorize the Children's Health 
Insurance Program, and for other purposes.
    Rep. Michael C. Burgess (R-TX-26) introduced the bill on 
March 24, 2015. The bill was referred to the Committee. The 
House considered the bill pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 
173 and the bill passed the House by a roll call vote of 392 
ayes to 37 nays on March 26, 2015. On April 14, 2015, the 
Senate passed the bill by a roll call vote of 92 ayes to 8 
nays. The bill was signed into law on April 16, 2015, becoming 
Public Law 114-10.

 H.R. 7, the ``No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion and Abortion 
        Insurance Full Disclosure Act of 2015''

    H.R. 7 prohibits taxpayer funded abortions.
    Rep. Christopher H. Smith (R-NJ-4) introduced the bill on 
January 21, 2015. The bill was referred to the Subcommittee on 
the Constitution and Civil Justice. The House considered the 
bill pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 42 and the bill 
passed the House by a roll call vote of 242 ayes to 179 nays on 
January 22, 2015.

 H.R. 9, the ``Innovation Act'' (Serial No. 114-20)

    H.R. 9 amends title 35, United States Code, and the Leahy-
Smith America Invents Act to make improvements and technical 
corrections, and for other purposes.
    Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA-6) introduced the bill on 
February 5, 2015. The bill was referred to the Subcommittee on 
Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet. On April 14, 
2015, the full Committee held a hearing on H.R. 9. The hearing 
consisted of two panels of witnesses. The first panel consisted 
of the following witness: The Honorable Michelle Lee, Under 
Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director, 
United States Patent and Trademark Office. The second panel 
consisted of the following witnesses: (1) Mr. Kevin Kramer, 
Vice President, Deputy General Counsel for Intellectual 
Property, Yahoo!; (2) Mr. Robert A. Armitage, Former Senior 
Vice President and General Counsel, Eli Lilly & Co.; (3) Mr. 
David M. Simon, Senior Vice President, Intellectual Property, 
Salesforce.com; and (4) Mr. Hans Sauer, Deputy General Counsel 
for Intellectual Property, Biotechnology Industry Organization.
    On June 11, 2015, the full Committee considered the bill 
and ordered it reported favorably as amended to the House by a 
roll call vote of 24 ayes to 8 nays. The bill was accompanied 
by H. Rept. 114-235, filed on July 29, 2015.

 H.R. 36, the ``Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act''

    H.R. 36 amends title 18, United States Code, to protect 
pain-capable unborn children, and for other purposes.
    Rep. Trent Franks (R-AZ-8) introduced the bill on January 
6, 2015. The bill was referred to the Subcommittee on the 
Constitution and Civil Justice. On May 13, 2015, the House 
considered the bill pursuant to the provisions in H. Res. 255 
and the bill passed the House amended by a roll call vote of 
242 ayes to 184 nays with 1 present.

 H.R. 50, the ``Unfunded Mandates Information and Transparency 
        Act of 2015''

    In accord with UMRA's original intent, H.R. 50, the 
Unfunded Mandates Information and Transparency Act of 2015, 
aims to improve the quality of Congressional deliberations and 
to enhance the ability of Congress, federal agencies, and the 
public to identify federal mandates that may impose undue harm 
on state, local, and tribal governments and the private sector. 
The bill accomplishes this objective by providing more complete 
information about the cost of such mandates, and by holding 
Congress and federal agencies accountable for imposing unfunded 
mandates.
    Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC-5) introduced the bill on January 
6, 2015. The bill was referred to the Subcommittee on 
Regulatory Reform, Commercial and Antitrust Law. The House 
considered the bill pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 78 
and the bill passed the House amended by a roll call vote of 
250 ayes to 173 nays on February 4, 2015.

 H.R. 68, the ``Juvenile Accountability Block Grant 
        Reauthorization and the Bullying Prevention and Intervention 
        Act of 2015''

    H.R. 68 amends the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets 
Act of 1968 to: (1) expand the juvenile accountability block 
grant program with respect to programs for the prevention of 
bullying to include intervention programs, and (2) authorize 
appropriations for such grant program for FY2016-FY2020.
    H.R. 68 was introduced by Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX-18) 
on January 6, 2015. On February 2, 2015, the bill was referred 
to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and 
Investigations. On July 13, 2016, the bill was ordered to be 
reported favorably to the House.

 H.R. 158, the ``Visa Waiver Program Improvement Act of 2015''

    H.R. 158 amends the Immigration and Nationality Act to 
provide enhanced security measures for the visa waiver program, 
and for other purposes.
    Rep. Candice S. Miller (R-MI-10) introduced the bill on 
January 6, 2015. The bill was referred to the Subcommittee on 
Immigration and Border Security. Under suspension of the rules, 
the bill passed the House as amended by a roll call vote of 407 
ayes to 19 nays, two-thirds majority required, on December 8, 
2015.

 H.R. 159, the ``Stop Exploitation Through Trafficking Act of 
        2015''

    H.R. 159, as reported to the House, is intended to 
encourage the states, by giving them preference in their 
applications for Community Oriented Police Services grants, to 
pass safe harbor statutes for victims of minor sex trafficking. 
H.R. 159 also helps to fight the scourge of minor sex 
trafficking by requiring additional reporting to Congress on 
restitution orders in these cases, codifying a national human 
trafficking hotline to help victims get assistance, making it 
easier for victims to leave a life of trafficking through 
admission to the Job Corps program, and providing the U.S. 
Marshals Service the authority to assist in locating missing 
children upon request from state, local and Federal law 
enforcement agencies.
    Rep. Erik Paulsen (R-MN-3) introduced the bill on January 
6, 2015. The bill was referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, 
Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations. On January 
21, 2015, the full Committee considered the bill and ordered it 
reported favorably to the House by voice vote. The bill was 
accompanied by H. Rept. 114-6, Part 1, filed on January 27, 
2015. Under suspension of the rules, the bill passed the House 
as amended by voice vote on January 27, 2015.

 H.R. 181, the ``Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act of 
        2015''

    H.R. 181, as reported to the House, is a comprehensive 
response to the growing crime of child sex trafficking. Among 
other things, this legislation addresses victim services and 
provides additional resources to law enforcement through the 
new victim-centered grant program; helps to facilitate these 
investigations by providing that sex trafficking and other 
similar crimes are predicate offenses for state wiretap 
applications; addresses the demand side of this crime by 
clarifying that under existing 18 U.S.C. 1591, it is a Federal 
crime to solicit or patronize for sex minors or adults who are 
involved in the sex trade through force, fraud, or coercion; 
and improves the reporting of missing children.
    Rep. Ted Poe (R-TX-2) introduced the bill on January 7, 
2015. The bill was referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, 
Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations. The bill was 
accompanied by H. Rept. 114-7, filed on January 27, 2015. Under 
suspension of the rules, the bill passed the House as amended 
by voice vote on January 27, 2015.

 H.R. 185, the ``Regulatory Accountability Act of 2015''

    H.R. 185 amends the Administrative Procedure Act to revise 
and expand the requirements for federal agency rulemaking by 
requiring agencies, in making a rule, to base all preliminary 
and final factual determinations on evidence and to consider 
the legal authority under which the rule may be proposed, the 
specific nature and significance of the problem the agency may 
address with the rule, any reasonable alternatives for the 
rule, and the potential costs and benefits associated with such 
alternatives.
    The bill requires agencies to publish advance notice of 
proposed rulemaking in the Federal Register for major rules and 
for high-impact rules and for negative-impact on jobs and wages 
rules and those that involve a novel legal or policy issue 
arising out of statutory mandates.
    Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA-6) introduced the bill on 
January 7, 2015. The bill was referred to the Subcommittee on 
Regulatory Reform, Commercial and Antitrust Law. The House 
considered the bill pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 27 
and the bill passed the House amended by a roll call vote of 
250 ayes to 175 nays on January 13, 2015.

 H.R. 235, the ``Permanent Internet Tax Freedom Act''

    H.R. 235 amends the Internet Tax Freedom Act to make 
permanent the ban on state and local taxation of Internet 
access and on multiple or discriminatory taxes on electronic 
commerce.
    Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA-6) introduced the bill on 
January 9, 2015. The bill was referred to the Subcommittee on 
Regulatory Reform, Commercial and Antitrust Law. Under 
suspension of the rules, the bill passed the House by voice 
vote on June 9, 2015.

 H.R. 285, the ``SAVE Act of 2015''

    H.R. 285 clarifies that 18 U.S.C. 1591, which criminalizes 
the knowing sex trafficking of minors and others through force, 
fraud, or coercion, can be violated when a defendant knowingly 
advertises a victim for a commercial sex act. This provision 
requires the government to prove that defendants accused of 
benefitting financially through the sale of such advertising 
knew that the victim was a minor or a victim of force, fraud, 
or coercion. The bill is technology neutral and applies to both 
advertisements online, as well as traditional advertisements.
    Rep. Ann Wagner (R-MO-2) introduced the bill on January 12, 
2015. The bill was referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, 
Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations. On January 
21, 2015, the full Committee considered the bill and ordered it 
reported favorably to the House by voice vote. The bill was 
accompanied by H. Rept. 114-8, filed on January 27, 2015. Under 
suspension of the rules, the bill passed the House by voice 
vote on January 27, 2015.

 H.R. 348, the ``RAPID Act''

    H.R. 348 fosters job creation and economic growth by 
amending the Administrative Procedure Act to establish a more 
streamlined and transparent Federal permitting process for 
construction projects. The legislation builds on earlier, more 
limited steps to streamline the permitting process and responds 
affirmatively to the call of the President's Council on Jobs 
and Competitiveness to streamline permitting further.
    Rep. Tom Marino (R-PA-10) introduced the bill on January 
14, 2015. The bill was referred to the Subcommittee on 
Regulatory Reform, Commercial and Antitrust Law. On March 24, 
2015, the full Committee considered the bill and ordered it 
reported favorably to the House by a roll call vote of 15 ayes 
to 11 nays. The bill was accompanied by H. Rept. 114-288, Part 
I, filed on July 27, 2015. The House considered the bill 
pursuant to the provisions in H. Res. 420 and the bill passed 
the House amended by a roll call vote of 233 ayes to 170 nays.

 H.R. 320, the ``Rapid DNA Act of 2015''

    H.R. 320 amends the DNA Identification Act of 1994. H.R. 
320 was referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, 
Homeland Security, and Investigations on February 2, 2015. On 
July 6, 2016, the bill was ordered to be reported by voice 
vote.

 H.R. 350, the ``Human Trafficking Prevention, Intervention, 
        and Recovery Act of 2015''

    H.R. 350 directs the existing Interagency Task Force to 
monitor and Combat Trafficking, established under the 
Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000, to review Federal 
and state activities to prevent children from becoming 
trafficking victims, survey academic research on the topic, and 
propose best practices. The bill also directs the Government 
Accountability Office to review Federal and state efforts, 
including Federal grants, to combat human trafficking, and 
clarifies that existing grants may be used to provide shelter 
services to trafficking victims.
    Rep. Kristi L. Noem (R-SD) introduced the bill on January 
14, 2015. The full Committee considered the bill on January 21, 
2015 and ordered it reported favorably to the House by voice 
vote. The bill was accompanied by H. Rept. 114-9, Part 1, filed 
on January 27, 2015. Under suspension of the rules, the bill 
passed the House by voice vote on January 27, 2015.

 H.R. 427, the ``Regulations from the Executive in Need of 
        Scrutiny Act of 2015''

    H.R. 427 reforms the Congressional Review Act of 1996 
(CRA). The CRA was adopted to increase the accountability of 
Federal regulatory agencies and the Congress by creating a 
fast-track legislative process for Congress to overturn a final 
Federal regulation within 60 days of the rule's publication in 
the Federal Register. In the 19 years since the CRA was 
adopted, however, Federal regulatory agencies have issued well 
over 60,000 regulations, including well over 1,000 major 
regulations, while Congress has overturned only one regulation 
using the CRA. The number of major regulations, moreover, has 
increased markedly in recent years, and this trend shows no 
signs of abating. The REINS Act reforms the CRA, insofar as the 
CRA applies to major regulations. The REINS Act would require 
Congress to pass within 60 days, and the President to sign, a 
joint resolution approving a new major regulation issued by a 
regulatory agency before the regulation could take effect.
    Rep. Todd C. Young (R-IN-9) introduced the bill on January 
21, 2015. The bill was referred to the Subcommittee on 
Regulatory Reform, Commercial and Antitrust Law. On April 15, 
2015, the full Committee considered the bill and ordered it 
reported favorably as amended to the House by a roll call vote 
of 15 ayes to 10 nays. The bill was accompanied by H. Rept. 
114-214, Part 1, filed on July 21, 2015. On July 28, 2015, the 
House considered the bill pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 
380 and the bill passed the House amended by a roll call vote 
of 243 ayes to 165 nays.

 H.R. 460, the ``Human Trafficking Detection Act of 2015''

    H.R. 460 directs the Secretary of Homeland Security (DHS) 
to implement a program to: (1) Train relevant Transportation 
Security Administration, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, 
and other DHS personnel on how to effectively deter, detect, 
and disrupt human trafficking and interdict suspected 
perpetrators during the course of their primary roles and 
responsibilities; and (2) ensure that such personnel regularly 
receive current information on matters related to the detection 
of human trafficking.
    Rep. Mark Walker (R-NC-6) introduced the bill on January 
21, 2015. The bill was referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, 
Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations. Under 
suspension of the rules, the bill passed the House by voice 
vote on January 27, 2015.

 H.R. 471, the ``Ensuring Patient Access and Effective Drug 
        Enforcement Act of 2015''

    H.R. 471 would help prevent prescription drug abuse, while 
ensuring that patients have access to needed medications by 
fostering better collaboration between drug manufacturers, 
wholesalers, pharmacies, the Drug Enforcement Administration 
(DEA), and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
    Rep. Tom Marino (R-PA-10) introduced the bill on January 
22, 2015. The bill was referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, 
Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations. Under 
suspension of the rules, the bill passed the House as amended 
by voice vote on April 21, 2015.

 H.R. 515, the ``International Megan's Law to Prevent Demand 
        for Child Sex Trafficking''

    H.R. 515 directs the Secretary of Homeland Security to 
establish within the Child Exploitation Investigations Unit of 
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement the Angel Watch 
Center. The bill authorizes the Center to notify a destination 
country (including its visa-issuing agents in the United 
States) of impending or current international travel of a 
child-sex offender to that country.
    Rep. Christopher H. Smith (R-NJ-4) introduced the bill on 
January 22, 2015. The bill was referred to the Subcommittee on 
Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations. Under 
suspension of the rules, the bill passed the House by voice 
vote on January 26, 2015. The bill passed the Senate on 
February 1, 2016. The bill was signed into law on February 8, 
2016, becoming Public Law 114-119.

 H.R. 526, the ``Furthering Asbestos Claim Transparency (FACT) 
        Act of 2015''

    H.R. 526 amends federal bankruptcy law concerning a trust 
formed under a reorganization plan following the discharge in 
bankruptcy of a debtor corporation in order to assume the 
debtor's liability with respect to claims seeking recovery for 
personal injury, wrongful death, or property damage allegedly 
caused by the presence of, or exposure to, asbestos or 
asbestos-containing products.
    Rep. Blake Farenthold (R-TX-27) introduced the bill on 
January 26, 2015. The bill was referred to the Subcommittee on 
Regulatory Reform, Commercial and Antitrust Law. On May 14, 
2015, the full Committee considered the bill and ordered it 
reported favorably to the House by a roll call vote of 19 ayes 
to 9 nays. The bill was accompanied by H. Rept. 114-352, filed 
on November 30, 2015.

 H.R. 527, the ``Small Business Regulatory Flexibility 
        Improvements Act of 2015''

    H.R. 527 provides needed reforms to the Regulatory 
Flexibility Act of 1980 (RFA) and the Small Business Regulatory 
Enforcement Fairness Act of 1996 (SBREFA). The RFA and SBREFA 
attempted to require agencies to account better for the impacts 
of proposed regulations on small businesses and other small 
entities and to tailor final regulations to minimize adverse 
impacts on these entities, but have not commanded full agency 
compliance.
    Rep. Steve Chabot (R-OH-1) introduced the bill on January 
26, 2015. The bill was referred to the Subcommittee on 
Regulatory Reform, Commercial and Antitrust Law. The full 
Committee considered the bill on January 27, 2015 and ordered 
it reported favorably to the House by a roll call vote of 19 
ayes to 8 nays. The bill was accompanied by H. Rept. 114-12, 
Part 1, filed on February 2, 2015. The House considered the 
bill pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 78 and the bill 
passed the House as amended by a roll call vote of 260 ayes to 
163 nays on February 5, 2015.

 H.R. 596, To repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care 
        Act and health care-related provisions in the Health Care and 
        Education Reconciliation Act of 2010, and for other purposes.

    H.R. 596 repeals the Patient Protection and Affordable Care 
Act, effective as of its enactment. Provisions of law amended 
by that Act are restored. This bill also repeals the health 
care provisions of the Health Care and Education and 
Reconciliation Act of 2010, effective as of the Act's 
enactment. Provisions of law amended by that Act's health care 
provisions are restored.
    Rep. Bradley Byrne (R-AL-1) introduced the bill on January 
28, 2015. The House considered the bill pursuant to the 
provisions of H. Res. 70 and the bill passed the House by a 
roll call vote of 239 ayes to 186 nays on February 3, 2015.

 H.R. 639, the ``Improving Regulatory Transparency for New 
        Medical Therapies Act''

    H.R. 639 amends the Controlled Substances Act with respect 
to drug scheduling recommendations by the Secretary of Health 
and Human Services, and with respect to registration of 
manufactures and distributors seeking to conduct clinical 
testing.
    Rep. Joseph R. Pitts (R-PA-16) introduced the bill on 
February 2, 2015. The bill was referred to the Subcommittee on 
Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations. Under 
suspension of the rules, the bill passed the House as amended 
by voice vote on March 16, 2015. On October 26, 2015, the bill 
passed the Senate with an amendment. On November 16, 2015, the 
House agreed to the Senate amendment. On November 25, 2015, the 
bill was signed into law becoming Public Law 114-89.

 H.R. 690, the ``Providing Accountability Through Transparency 
        Act of 2015''

    H.R. 690 improves communication to the public about 
planned, new Federal regulations by requiring that general 
notices of proposed rulemaking include the Internet address of 
a plain-language summary, not exceeding 100 words, of the 
proposed rule.
    Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer (R-MO-3) introduced the bill on 
February 3, 2015. The bill was referred to the Subcommittee on 
Regulatory Reform, Commercial and Antitrust Law. On March 24, 
2015, the full Committee considered the bill and ordered it 
reported favorably to the House by voice vote. The bill was 
accompanied by H. Rept. 114-183, filed on June 25, 2015.

 H.R. 699, the ``Email Privacy Act'' (Serial No. 114-53)

    H.R. 699 amends title 18, United States Code, to update the 
privacy protections for electronic communications information 
that is stored by third-party service providers in order to 
protect consumer privacy interests while meeting law 
enforcement needs, and for other purposes.
    Rep. Kevin Yoder (R-KS-3) introduced the bill on February 
4, 2015. The bill was referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, 
Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations. On December 
1, 2015, the full Committee held a legislative hearing on H.R. 
699. The hearing consisted of the following witnesses: (1) Mr. 
Andrew J. Ceresney, Director, Division of Enforcement, United 
States Securities and Exchange Commission; (2) Mr. Richard W. 
Littlehale, Assistant Special Agent in Charge, Criminal 
Investigation Division, Tennessee Bureau of Investigation; (3) 
Mr. Steven Cook, President, Board of Directors, National 
Association of Assistant United States Attorneys; (4) Mr. 
Richard Salgado, Director, Law Enforcement and Information 
Security, Google, Inc.; (5) Mr. Chris Calabrese, Vice 
President, Policy, Center for Democracy and Technology; and (6) 
Mr. Paul Rosenzweig, Founder, Red Branch Consulting.
    H.R. 699 was reported as amended by the Committee on April 
26, 2016. Under suspension of the rules, H.R. 699 passed the 
House by a roll call vote of 419-0.

 H.R. 712, the ``Sunshine for Regulatory Decrees and 
        Settlements Act of 2015''

    H.R. 712 imposes certain limitations on consent decrees and 
settlement agreements by agencies that require the agencies to 
take regulatory action in accordance with the terms thereof, 
and for other purposes.
    Rep. Doug Collins (R-GA-9) introduced the bill on February 
4, 2015. The bill was referred to the Subcommittee on 
Regulatory Reform, Commercial and Antitrust Law. On March 24, 
2015, the full Committee considered the bill and ordered it 
reported favorably to the House by a roll call vote of 20 ayes 
to 11 nays. The bill was accompanied by H. Rept. 114-184, filed 
on June 25, 2015. On January 7, 2016, the House considered the 
bill pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 580 and the bill 
passed the House by a roll call vote of 244 ayes to 173 nays.

 H.R. 758, the ``Lawsuit Abuse Reduction Act of 2015''

    H.R. 758 amends Rule 11 of the Federal Rules of Civil 
Procedure to improve attorney accountability, and for other 
purposes.
    Rep. Lamar Smith (R-TX-21) introduced the bill on February 
5, 2015. The bill was referred to the Subcommittee on the 
Constitution and Civil Justice. On April 15, 2015 and May 14, 
2015, the full Committee considered the bill. On May 14, 2015, 
the full Committee ordered it reported favorably to the House 
by a roll call vote of 19 ayes to 13 nays. The bill was 
accompanied by H. Rept. 114-246, filed on September 8, 2015. On 
September 17, 2015, the House considered the bill pursuant to 
the provisions of H. Res. 420 and the bill passed the House by 
a roll call vote of 241 ayes to 185 nays.

 H.R. 759, the ``Recidivism Risk Reduction Act''

    H.R. 759 enhances public safety by improving the 
effectiveness and efficiency of the Federal prison system with 
offender risk and needs assessment, individual risk reduction 
incentives and rewards, and risk and recidivism reduction.
    Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT-3) introduced the bill on 
February 5, 2015. The bill was referred to the Subcommittee on 
Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security and Investigations. On 
February 11, 2016, the full Committee considered the bill and 
ordered it reported favorably to the House as amended by voice 
vote.

 H.R. 774, the ``Illegal, Unreported, and Unregulated Fishing 
        Enforcement Act of 2015''

    H.R. 774 strengthens enforcement mechanisms to stop 
illegal, unreported, and unregulated fishing, to amend the Tuna 
Conventions Act of 1950 to implement the Antigua Convention, 
and for other purposes.
    Rep. Madeleine Z. Bordallo (D-GU) introduced the bill on 
February 5, 2015. The bill was referred sequentially to the 
full Committee. Under suspension of the rules, the bill passed 
the House as amended by voice vote on July 27, 2015. On October 
21, 2015, the bill passed the Senate. The bill was signed into 
law on November 5, 2015, becoming Public Law 114-81.

 H.R. 889, the ``Foreign Cultural Exchange Jurisdictional 
        Immunity Clarification Act''

    Under current law, a provision in the Foreign Sovereign 
Immunities Act (FSIA) discourages foreign governments from 
lending government-owned artwork and objects of cultural 
significance to U.S. museums and educational institutions for 
temporary exhibition or display. Foreign governments are 
discouraged from such lending by the possibility that it will 
open them up to litigation in U.S. courts for which they would 
otherwise be immune. This legislation fixes this problem by 
making a narrowly tailored change to FSIA. This change will 
make it easier for U.S. museums and educational institutions to 
borrow works of art and other objects from abroad, increasing 
Americans' opportunities for cultural and educational 
development. At the same time, in recognition of the 
unprecedented scale of art theft by Nazi Germany and in light 
of the longstanding policy interest in ensuring that victims of 
Nazi crimes have an opportunity to pursue justice, the 
legislation also contains an exception for Nazi-era claims.
    Rep. Steve Chabot (R-OH-1) introduced the bill on February 
11, 2015. The bill was referred to the Subcommittee on the 
Constitution and Civil Justice. On March 24, 2015, the full 
Committee considered the bill and ordered it reported favorably 
to the House by voice vote. The bill was accompanied by H. 
Rept. 114-141, filed on June 8, 2015. Under suspension of the 
rules, the bill passed the House by voice vote on June 9, 2015.

 H.R. 1147, the ``Legal Workforce Act''

    H.R. 1147 amends the Immigration and Nationality Act to 
direct the Secretary of Homeland Security (DHS) to establish an 
employment eligibility verification system (EEVS), patterned 
after the E-Verify system. The bill eliminates the current 
paper-based I-9 system.
    Rep. Lamar Smith (R-TX-21) introduced the bill on February 
27, 2015. The bill was referred to the Subcommittee on 
Immigration and Border Security. On March 3, 2015, the full 
Committee considered the bill and ordered it reported favorably 
to the House by a roll call vote of 20 ayes to 13 nays.

 H.R. 1148, the ``Michael Davis, Jr. in Honor of State and 
        Local Law Enforcement Act''

    H.R. 1148 amends the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) 
and related federal law with respect to immigration law 
enforcement within the United States.
    Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC-4) introduced the bill on February 
27, 2015. The bill was referred to the Subcommittee on 
Immigration and Border Security. On March 18, 2015, the full 
Committee considered the bill and ordered it reported favorably 
to the House as amended by a roll call vote of 17 ayes to 13 
nays.

 H.R. 1149, the ``Protection of Children Act of 2015''

    H.R. 1149 amends the William Wilberforce Trafficking 
Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2008 to provide for 
the expedited removal of unaccompanied alien children who are 
not victims of a severe form of trafficking in persons and who 
do not have a fear of returning to their country of nationality 
or last habitual residence, and for other purposes.
    Rep. John R. Carter (R-TX-31) introduced the bill on 
February 27, 2015. The bill was referred to the Subcommittee on 
Immigration and Border Security. On March 4, 2015, the full 
Committee considered the bill and ordered it reported favorably 
to the House by a roll call vote of 17 ayes to 13 nays.

 H.R. 1153, the ``Asylum Reform and Border Protection Act of 
        2015''

    H.R. 1153 modifies the treatment of unaccompanied alien 
children who are in Federal custody by reason of their 
immigration status, and for other purposes.
    Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT-3) introduced the bill on 
February 27, 2015. The bill was referred to the Subcommittee on 
Immigration and Border Security. On March 4, 2015 and March 18, 
2015, the full Committee considered the bill. On March 18, 
2015, the full Committee ordered it reported favorably to the 
House by a roll call vote of 21 ayes to 12 nays.

 H.R. 1155, the ``SCRUB Act of 2015''

    H.R. 1155 provides for the establishment of a process for 
the review of rules and sets of rules, and for other purposes.
    Rep. Jason Smith (R-MO-8) introduced the bill on February 
27, 2015. The bill was referred to the Subcommittee on 
Regulatory Reform, Commercial and Antitrust Law. On March 24, 
2015, the full Committee considered the bill and ordered it 
reported favorably to the House by a roll call vote of 17 ayes 
to 12 nays. The bill was accompanied by H. Rept. 114-196, Part 
1, filed on July 10, 2015. On January 6, 2016, the House 
considered the bill pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 580 
and the bill passed the House by a roll call vote of 245 ayes 
to 174 nays.

 H.R. 1428, the ``Judicial Redress Act of 2015''

    H.R. 1428 provides citizens of covered countries with the 
ability to seek redress in U.S. federal courts for certain 
privacy violations by the federal government, related to the 
sharing of law enforcement information between the United 
States and foreign governments, on the same terms and subject 
to the same conditions that U.S. citizens and lawful permanent 
residents may seek such redress against the federal government 
under the Privacy Act.
    Rep. F. James Sensenbrenner, Jr. (R-WI-5) introduced the 
bill on March 18, 2015. The bill was referred to the 
Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice. On 
September 17, 2015, the full Committee considered the bill and 
ordered it reported favorably to the House by voice vote. The 
bill was accompanied by H. Rept. 114-294, Part 1, filed on 
October 20, 2015. Under suspension of the rules, the bill 
passed the House by voice vote on October 20, 2015. On February 
9, 2016, the bill passed the Senate with an amendment. On 
February 10, 2016, Chairman Goodlatte asked unanimous consent 
that the House agree to the Senate amendment and the House 
agreed without objection.

 H.R. 1493, the ``Protect and Preserve International Cultural 
        Property Act''

    H.R. 1493 protects and preserves international cultural 
property at risk due to political instability, armed conflict, 
or natural or other disasters, and for other purposes.
    Rep. Eliot L. Engel (D-NY-16) introduced the bill on March 
19, 2015. The bill was referred to the full Committee. Under 
suspension of the rules, the bill passed the House as amended 
by voice vote on June 1, 2015.

 H.R. 1584, the ``CARDER Act of 2015''

    H.R. 1584 amends the federal criminal code to extend 
extraterritorially the application of penalties for fraud 
offenses involving an access device issued, owned, managed, or 
controlled by a financial institution, account issuer, credit 
card system member, or other entity organized under the laws of 
the United States or any U.S. state or territory. (An access 
device is any card, code, electronic serial number, 
telecommunications service, or other means of account access 
that can be used to initiate a transfer of funds or to obtain 
money, goods, or services.) The bill also removes a condition 
under current law that subjects a person to such penalties only 
if the underlying articles, property, or proceeds are held 
within or have transferred through U.S. jurisdiction.
    Rep. James R. Langevin (D-RI-2) introduced the bill on 
March 24, 2015. The bill was referred to the Subcommittee on 
Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations. On 
December 2, 2015, the full Committee considered the bill and 
ordered it reported favorably to the House by voice vote.

 H.R. 1643, the ``Digital Goods and Services Tax Fairness Act 
        of 2015''

    H.R. 1643 prohibits states or local jurisdictions from 
imposing multiple or discriminatory taxes on the sale or use of 
a digital good or service delivered or transferred 
electronically to a customer. The bill also excludes from the 
definition of ``digital service'' a service that is 
predominantly attributable to the direct, contemporaneous 
expenditure of live human effort, skill, or expertise, a 
telecommunications service, an ancillary service, an Internet 
access service, an audio or video programming service, or a 
hotel intermediary service.
    H.R. 1643 also restricts taxation of a digital good or 
service to taxation by a state or local jurisdiction whose 
territorial limits encompass a customer tax address, as defined 
by this Act. The bill makes the seller of digital goods or 
services responsible for obtaining and maintaining such address 
and provides for the taxation of digital goods and services 
transactions that are aggregated and not separately stated.
    Rep. Lamar Smith (R-TX-21) introduced the bill on March 26, 
2015. The bill was referred to the Subcommittee on Regulatory 
Reform, Commercial and Antitrust Law. On June 17, 2015, the 
full Committee considered the bill and ordered it reported 
favorably as amended to the House by voice vote.

 H.R. 1656, the ``Secret Service Improvements Act of 2015''

    H.R. 1656 provides necessary changes and reforms to the 
operations of the United States Secret Service (USSS) and 
provides it the tools required to carry out its protective 
mission. It also provides for increased oversight of the USSS 
through a Senate-confirmed director, new reporting 
requirements, and the creation of an ethics office within the 
USSS Office of Chief Counsel.
    Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA-6) introduced the bill on 
March 26, 2015. The bill was referred to the Subcommittee on 
Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations. On 
July 15, 2015, the full Committee considered the bill and 
ordered it reported favorably as amended to the House by voice 
vote. The bill was accompanied by H. Rept. 114-231, filed on 
July 27, 2015. Under suspension of the rules, the House passed 
the bill as amended by a roll call vote of 365 ayes to 16 nays, 
two thirds majority required, on July 27, 2015.

 H.R. 1669, the ``Judgment Fund Transparency Act of 2015''

    H.R. 1669 requires the Department of the Treasury to 
disclose details after payments are made from the Judgment 
Fund. The Judgment Fund is a permanent and indefinite 
appropriation to pay judgments against the United States, 
including awards, compromise settlements, and related interest 
and costs.
    H.R. 1669 was introduced by Rep. Chris Stewart (R-UT-2) on 
March 26, 2015. The Committee ordered the bill as amended to be 
reported favorably on November 16, 2016.

 H.R. 1755, To amend title 36, United States Code, to make 
        certain improvements in the congressional charter of the 
        Disabled American Veterans

    H.R. 1755 amends the Disabled American Veterans' (``DAV'') 
charter as requested by the Disabled American Veterans. It 
amends the charter to specify that DAV ``is organized 
exclusively for charitable and educational services.'' It also 
amends the charter to provide that ``[o]n dissolution or final 
liquidation of the corporation, any assets remaining after the 
discharge or satisfactory provision for the discharge of all 
liabilities shall be transferred to the Secretary of Veterans 
Affairs for the care of disabled veterans. Additionally, the 
bill adds two new purposes to the charter: 1) ``to educate the 
public about the sacrifices and needs of disabled veterans,'' 
and 2) ``to educate disabled veterans about the benefits and 
resources available to them.''
    Rep. Jeff Miller (R-FL-1) introduced the bill on April 13, 
2015. The bill was referred to the Subcommittee on Immigration 
and Border Security. On September 17, 2015, the full committee 
considered the bill and ordered it reported favorably to the 
House by voice vote. The bill was accompanied by H. Rept. 114-
350, filed on November 30, 2015. Under suspension of the rules, 
the bill passed the House as amended by voice vote on November 
30, 2015.

 H.R. 1759, the ``ALERT Act of 2015''

    H.R. 1759 amends title 5, United States Code, to provide 
for the publication, by the Office of Information and 
Regulatory Affairs, of information relating to rulemakings, and 
for other purposes, having considered the same, reports 
favorably thereon without amendment and recommends that the 
bill do pass.
    Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-TX-4) introduced the bill on April 
13, 2015. The bill was referred to the Subcommittee on 
Regulatory Reform, Commercial and Antitrust Law. On April 15, 
2015, the full Committee considered the bill and ordered it 
reported favorably to the House by a roll call vote of 14 ayes 
to 9 nays. The bill was accompanied by H. Rept. 114-238, Part 
2, filed on July 29, 2015.

 H.R. 1854, the ``Comprehensive Justice and Mental Health Act 
        of 2015''

    H.R. 1854 expands the initiatives in the Mentally Ill 
Offender Treatment and Crime Reduction Act (MIOTCRA) of 2004, 
which was signed into law in 2004 and reauthorized in 2008. 
This bill ensures a comprehensive response to individuals with 
mental illness in the criminal justice system, including 
support for veterans' treatment courts, reauthorization of 
mental health courts and law enforcement training through 
MIOTCRA, increased focus on resources and training for jails 
and prisons, implementations of best practices for federal law 
enforcement, and innovative training at police academies. This 
bill will ensure that state and local governments can continue 
to design and implement sound initiatives that improve the 
criminal justice system, increase public safety, reduce state 
and local spending, and help individuals with mental disorders.
    Rep. Doug Collins (R-GA-9) introduced the bill on April 16, 
2015. The bill was referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, 
Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations. On January 
12, 2016, the full Committee considered the bill and ordered it 
reported favorably to the House by voice vote.

 H.R. 1927, the ``Fairness in Class Action Litigation Act of 
        2015''

    H.R. 1927 amends the federal judicial code to prohibit 
federal courts from certifying any proposed class unless the 
party seeking to maintain a class action affirmatively 
demonstrates through admissible evidentiary proof that each 
proposed class member suffered an injury of the same type and 
extent as the injury of the named class representatives. The 
bill also defines ``injury'' as the alleged impact of the 
defendant's actions on the plaintiff's body or property.
    Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA-6) introduced the bill on 
April 22, 2015. The bill was referred to the Subcommittee on 
the Constitution and Civil Justice. On June 24, 2015, the full 
Committee considered the bill and ordered it reported favorably 
to the House as amended by a roll call vote of 15 ayes to 10 
nays. The bill was accompanied by H. Rept. 114-328, filed on 
November 5, 2015. On January 8, 2016, the House considered the 
bill pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 581 and the bill 
passed the House by a roll call vote of 211 ayes to 188 nays 
with 1 present.

 H.R. 1937, the ``National Strategic and Critical Minerals 
        Production Act of 2015''

    H.R. 1937 requires the Secretary of the Interior and the 
Secretary of Agriculture to more efficiently develop domestic 
sources of the minerals and mineral materials of strategic and 
critical importance to United States economic and national 
security and manufacturing competitiveness.
    Rep. Mark E. Amodei (R-NV-2) introduced the bill on April 
22, 2015. The bill was referred to the Subcommittee on 
Regulatory Reform, Commercial and Antitrust Law. On October 22, 
2015, the House considered the bill pursuant to the provisions 
in H. Res. 481 and the bill passed the House by a roll call 
vote of 254 ayes to 177 nays.

 H.R. 2048, the ``Uniting and Strengthening America by 
        Fulfilling Rights and Ensuring Effective Discipline Over 
        Monitoring Act of 2015

    H.R. 2048 prohibits bulk collection of records under 
Section 215 of the USA PATRIOT Act (Section 501 of the Foreign 
Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA)), under the FISA Pen 
Register and Trap and Trace Device statute, and under National 
Security Letter (NSL) authorities. The Act creates a new 
program for the targeted collection of telephone metadata, 
provides greater privacy and civil liberties protections for 
Americans, expands existing congressional oversight provisions, 
and creates greater transparency of national security programs 
operated pursuant to FISA.
    Rep. F. James Sensenbrenner, Jr. (R-WI-5) introduced the 
bill on April 28, 2015. The bill was referred to the 
Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and 
Investigations. On April 30, 2015, the full Committee 
considered the bill and ordered it reported favorably to the 
House by a roll call vote of 25 ayes to 2 nays. The bill was 
accompanied by H. Rept. 114-109, Part 1, filed on May 8, 2015. 
On May 13, 2015, the House considered the bill pursuant to the 
provisions in H. Res. 255 and the bill passed the House by a 
roll call vote of 338 ayes to 88 nays. On June 2, 2015, the 
Senate passed the bill by a roll call vote of 67 ayes to 32 
nays. The bill was signed into law on June 2, 2015, becoming 
Public Law 114-23.

 H.R. 2137, the ``Federal Law Enforcement Self-Defense and 
        Protection Act of 2015''

    H.R. 2137 authorizes a federal law enforcement officer to 
carry a government-issued firearm during a covered furlough 
(i.e., a planned event during which an agency involuntarily 
furloughs employees due to downsizing, reduced funding, lack of 
work, or budget constraints including a lapse in 
appropriations.
    Rep. Doug Collins (R-GA-9) introduced the bill on April 30, 
2015. The Committee reported the bill (H. Rept. 114-543) on May 
10, 2016. On a motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, 
H.R. 2137 was agreed to by voice vote on May 10, 2016. On June 
22, 2016, the President signed the bill, becoming Public Law 
No: 114-180.

 H.R. 2315, the ``Mobile Workforce State Income Tax 
        Simplification Act of 2015''

    H.R. 2315 prohibits the wages or other remuneration earned 
by an employee who performs employment duties in more than one 
state from being subject to income tax in any state other than: 
(1) the state of the employee's residence, and (2) the state 
within which the employee is present and performing employment 
duties for more than 30 days during the calendar year. H.R. 
2315 exempts employers from withholding of tax and information 
reporting requirements for employees not subject to income tax 
under this Act. Allows an employer, for purposes of determining 
penalties related to employer withholding or reporting 
requirements, to rely on an employee's annual determination of 
the time such employee will spend working in a state in the 
absence of fraud or collusion by such employee.
    Rep. Mike Bishop (R-MI-8) introduced the bill on May 14, 
2015. The bill was referred to the Subcommittee on Regulatory 
Reform, Commercial and Antitrust Law. On June 17, 2015, the 
full Committee considered the bill and ordered it reported 
favorably to the House by a roll call vote of 23 ayes to 4 
nays. Under suspension of the rules, H.R. 2315 was agreed to by 
voice vote on September 21, 2016.

 H.R. 2329, the ``Ensuring Access to Justice for Claims Against 
        the United States Act''

    H.R. 2329 ensures appropriate judicial review of Federal 
Government actions by amending the prohibition on the exercise 
of jurisdiction by the United States Court of Federal Claims of 
certain claims pending in other courts.
    Rep. Ron DeSantis (R-FL-6) introduced the bill on May 14, 
2015. The bill was referred to the Subcommittee on the 
Constitution and Civil Justice. On July 8, 2015, the full 
Committee considered the bill and ordered it reported favorably 
to the House by voice vote.

 H.R. 2494, the ``Eliminate, Neutralize, and Disrupt Wildlife 
        Trafficking Act of 2016''

    H.R. 2494 supports global anti-poaching efforts, 
strengthens the capacity of partner countries to counter 
wildlife trafficking, designates major wildlife trafficking 
countries, and for other purposes.
    Rep. Edward R. Royce (R-CA-39) introduced the bill on May 
21, 2015. The bill was referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, 
Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations. Under 
suspension of the rules, the bill passed the House as amended 
by voice vote on November 2, 2015.

 H.R. 2584, the ``Business Activity Tax Simplification Act of 
        2015''

    H.R. 2584 expands the federal prohibition against state 
taxation of interstate commerce to: (1) include taxation of 
out-of-state transactions involving all forms of property, 
including intangible personal property and services (currently, 
only sales of tangible personal property are protected); and 
(2) prohibit state taxation of an out-of-state entity unless 
such entity has a physical presence in the taxing state. The 
bill sets forth criteria for: (1) determining that a person has 
a physical presence in a state, and (2) the computation of the 
tax liability of affiliated businesses operating in a state.
    Rep. Steve Chabot (R-OH-1) introduced the bill on June 1, 
2015. The bill was referred to the Subcommittee on Regulatory 
Reform, Commercial and Antitrust Law. On June 17, 2015, the 
full Committee considered the bill and ordered it reported 
favorably to the House by a roll call vote of 18 ayes to 7 
nays.

 H.R. 2604, the ``Need-Based Educational Aid Act of 2015''

    H.R. 2604 would extend for an additional 7 years an 
expiring exemption to the antitrust laws, contained in section 
568 of the `Improving America's Schools Act of 1994', that 
permits colleges and universities to collaborate on certain 
financial aid practices. The existing antitrust exemption was 
created in 1992, has been extended on four separate occasions, 
and is currently set to expire on September 30, 2015. H.R. 2604 
narrows the existing antitrust exemption and extends its 
expiration to September 30, 2022.
    Rep. Lamar Smith (R-TX-21) introduced the bill on June 2, 
2015. The bill was referred to the Subcommittee on Regulatory 
Reform, Commercial and Antitrust Law. On July 8, 2015, the full 
Committee considered the bill and ordered it reported favorably 
to the House by voice vote. The bill was accompanied by H. 
Rept. 114-224, filed on July 23, 2015.

 H.R. 2643, the ``State Licensing Efficiency Act of 2015''

    H.R. 2643 amends the S.A.F.E. Mortgage Licensing Act of 
2008 to direct the Attorney General to provide appropriate 
state officials responsible for regulating financial service 
providers (in addition to state officials responsible for 
regulating state-licensed loan originators) with access to 
criminal history information to the extent that criminal 
history background checks are required under state law for the 
licensing of such parties.
    Rep. Roger Williams (R-TX-25) introduced the bill on June 
3, 2015. The bill was referred to the full Committee. Under 
suspension of the rules, the bill passed the House by voice 
vote on October 28, 2015.

 H.R. 2745, the ``Standard Merger and Acquisition Reviews 
        Through Equal Rules Act of 2015''

    H.R. 2745 harmonizes the standards applied to the 
Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Trade Commission 
(FTC) when each agency seeks a preliminary injection to a 
proposed merger or acquisition. Additionally, the bill amends 
the Clayton Act to provide the FTC with the same authority DOJ 
already possesses to seek an injunction against a proposed 
merger in federal court, and, in doing so, removes the ability 
of the FTC to pursue internal administrative litigation 
following a court's denial of an FTC preliminary injunction 
request. The bill would preserve each agency's authority to 
challenge monopolistic transactions or ones that would 
substantially lessen competition and not affect the judicial 
remedies available to address such transactions.
    Rep. Blake Farenthold (R-TX-27) introduced the bill on June 
12, 2015. The bill was referred to the Subcommittee on 
Regulatory Reform, Commercial, and Antitrust Law. On September 
30, 2015, the full Committee considered the bill and ordered it 
reported favorably to the House by a roll call vote of 18 ayes 
to 10 nays.

 H.R. 2830, To make technical amendments to update statutory 
        references to certain provisions classified to title 2, United 
        States Code

    H.R. 2830 makes technical and clerical amendments to 
provisions of title 2 of United States Code and references to 
provisions of title 2 in titles 39, 42 and 44.
    Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA-6) introduced the bill on June 
18, 2015. On November 18, 2015, the full Committee considered 
the bill and ordered it reported favorably to the House by 
voice vote. Under suspension of the rules, H.R. 2830 was agreed 
to by voice vote on September 6, 2016.

 H.R. 2831, To make technical amendments to update statutory 
        references to provisions classified to chapters 44, 45, 46, and 
        47 of title 50, United States Code

    H.R. 2831 makes technical amendments to specified Public 
Laws and USCA chapters, including the Homeland Security Act of 
2002, the Immigration and Nationality Act, the Classified 
Information Procedures Act, the Internal Revenue Code, the 
National Security Act of 1947, and the Central Intelligence Act 
of 1949.
    Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA-6) introduced the bill on June 
18, 2015. On December 2, 2015, the full Committee considered 
the bill and ordered it reported favorably to the House as 
amended by voice vote. Under suspension of the rules, H.R. 2831 
was agreed to by voice vote on September 6, 2016.

 H.R. 2832, To make technical amendments to update statutory 
        references to certain provisions classified to title 52, United 
        States Code

    H.R. 2832 makes technical amendments to specified 
provisions of federal law.
    Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA-6) introduced the bill on June 
18, 2015. On December 2, 2015, the full Committee considered 
the bill and ordered it reported favorably to the House as 
amended by voice vote. Under suspension of the rules, H.R. 2832 
was agreed to by voice vote on September 6, 2016.

 H.R. 2834, To enact certain laws relating to the environment 
        as title 55, United States Code, ``Environment''

    H.R. 2834 replaces certain environmental laws in the United 
States Code with provisions in the new Title 55, Environment, 
as part of an effort to consolidate environmental acts found in 
several sections of the code into one title. Subtitle I of 
Title 55 contains provisions that establish the Environmental 
Protection Agency, national environmental policy, the National 
Environmental Policy Act of 1969, and the Council on 
Environmental Quality. Subtitle II contains provisions about 
air quality and air pollution control, including provisions 
from the Clean Air Act and related laws. A change in wording 
made in the restatement of existing law enacted by this bill is 
meant to elucidate the existing law, but not to change the 
meaning or effect of the existing law.
    Rep. Tom Marino (R-PA-10) introduced the bill on June 18, 
2015. On October 27, 2015, the full Committee considered the 
bill and ordered it reported favorably to the House by a roll 
call vote of 20 ayes to 13 nays.

 H.R. 2947, the ``Financial Institution Bankruptcy Act of 
        2015''

    H.R. 2947 amends title 11 of the United States Code in 
order to facilitate the resolution of an insolvent financial 
institution in bankruptcy.
    Rep. David A. Trott (R-MI-11) introduced the bill on July 
7, 2015. The bill was referred to the Subcommittee on 
Regulatory Reform, Commercial and Antitrust Law. On February 
11, 2016, the full Committee considered the bill and ordered it 
reported favorably to the House as amended by a roll call vote 
of 25 ayes to 0 nays. On April 12, 2016, H.R. 2947 was passed 
under suspension of the rules by voice vote.

 H.R. 3009, the ``Enforce the Law for Sanctuary Cities Act''

    H.R. 3009 amends the Immigration and Nationality Act to 
make a state or local subdivision ineligible for state criminal 
alien assistance program funding if it: (1) has in effect any 
law, policy, or procedure prohibiting or restricting 
communication with the Immigration and Naturalization Service 
or other government entity regarding an individual's 
citizenship or immigration status; or (2) prohibits state or 
local law enforcement officials from gathering information 
regarding an individual's citizenship or immigration status. 
The bill also withholds specified Department of Justice funds 
(for the State Criminal Alien Assistance Program, the 
Community-Oriented Policing Services program, and the Byrne JAG 
program) under parts Q and E of title I of the Omnibus Crime 
Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 from such states or local 
subdivisions.
    Rep. Duncan D. Hunter (R-CA-50) introduced the bill on July 
9, 2015. The bill was referred to the Subcommittee on 
Immigration and Border Security. On July 23, 2015, the House 
considered the bill pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 370 
and the bill passed the House by a roll call vote of 241 ayes 
to 179 nays.

 H.R. 3279, the ``Open Book on Equal Access to Justice Act''

    H.R. 3279 reinstates tracking and reporting requirements of 
payments made by the federal government under the Equal Access 
to Justice Act (EAJA). The bill requires every federal agency 
to once again track EAJA payments and tasks the Administrative 
Conference of the United States (ACUS) with compiling the data. 
After compiling the data, the bill requires ACUS to submit an 
annual report to Congress and to establish an online searchable 
database to allow the public access to the data on EAJA 
payments.
    Rep. Doug Collins (R-GA-9) introduced the bill on July 29, 
2015. The bill was referred to the Subcommittee on the 
Constitution and Civil Justice. On October 27, 2015, the full 
Committee considered the bill and ordered it reported favorably 
to the House by voice vote. The bill was accompanied by H. 
Rept. 114-351, filed on November 30, 2015. Under suspension of 
the rules, the bill passed the House as amended by voice vote 
on November 30, 2015.

 H.R. 3380, the ``Transnational Drug Trafficking Act of 2015''

    H.R. 3380 amends the Controlled Substances Import and 
Export Act to broaden the scope of persons subject to criminal 
prosecution for manufacturing or distributing a controlled 
substance in schedule I or II, a precursor chemical, or 
flunitrazepam for unlawful import into the United States. The 
Controlled Substances Act classifies drugs, substances, and 
chemicals used to make drugs into one of five schedules based 
on the drug's medical use, potential for abuse, and risk of 
dependence.
    Rep. Tom Marino (R-PA-10) introduced the bill on July 29, 
2015. On June 3, 2016, the bill was reported by the Committee 
(H. Rept. 114-603, Part I).

 H.R. 3394, Clarifying Amendment to Provide Terrorism Victims 
        Equity (CAPTIVE) Act

    H.R. 3394 amends the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act of 2002 
to allow a person's court-awarded judgment against a terrorist 
party that is based on an act of terrorism to be satisfied with 
assets that the United States has seized or frozen from that 
terrorist party under the Foreign Narcotics Kingpin Designation 
Act. Under current law, assets seized or frozen under the 
Trading with the Enemy Act or the International Emergency 
Economic Powers Act are the only assets seized or frozen by the 
United States that may be used to satisfy such a person's 
judgment against a terrorist party.
    Rep. Bill Posey (R-FL-8) introduced the bill on July 29, 
2015. The Committee reported the bill (H. Rept. 114-685) on 
July 12, 2016. H.R. 3394 was passed/agreed to in the House 
without objection on July 12, 2016.

 H.R. 3406, the ``Second Chance Reauthorization Act of 2015''

    H.R. 3406 reauthorizes 8 of the 12 SCA grant programs, 
while making amendments to streamline the programs and ensure 
grants can be made to nonprofit organizations, including faith-
based organizations. The bill also repeals four SCA grant 
programs, none of which were ever funded by Congress.
    Rep. F. James Sensenbrenner, Jr. (R-WI-5) introduced the 
bill on July 29, 2015. The bill was referred to the 
Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and 
Investigations. On January 12, 2016, the full Committee 
considered the bill and ordered it reported favorably to the 
House as amended by voice vote.

 H.R. 3438, the ``Require Evaluation before Implementing 
        Executive Wishlists (REVIEW Act) Act of 2015''

    H.R. 3438 requires a federal agency to postpone the 
effective date of a high-impact rule pending judicial review 
and permits such a rule to take effect 60 days after it is 
published in the Federal Register if no person seeks judicial 
review of such rule during such period.
    H.R. 3438 was introduced by Rep. Tom Marino (R-PA-10) on 
August 4, 2015. On September 13, 2016, the bill was reported 
(H. Rept. 114-743) by the Committee. H.R. 3438 passed in the 
House by a roll call vote of 244-180.

 H.R. 3449, To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to 
        extend honorary citizenship to otherwise qualified noncitizens 
        who enlisted in the Philippines and died while serving on 
        active duty with the United States Armed Forces during certain 
        periods of hostilities, and for other purposes.

    H.R. 3449 amends the Immigration and Nationality Act to 
extend posthumous citizenship to an otherwise qualified 
noncitizen who enlisted, reenlisted, extended enlistment, or 
was inducted into the U.S. Armed Forces in the Philippines and 
died as a result of such active duty service during the period 
September 1, 1939-December 31, 1946. The executive department 
under which a person served shall determine whether the person 
satisfied the requirements for posthumous citizenship. 
Specified naturalization and other posthumous benefit 
provisions shall not apply to the surviving spouse, child, or 
parent of such a person.
    Rep. Walter B. Jones, Jr. (R-NC-3) introduced the bill on 
September 8, 2015. The bill was referred to the Subcommittee on 
Immigration and Border Security. On September 17, 2015, the 
full Committee considered the bill and ordered it reported 
favorably to the House by voice vote.

 H.R. 3460, To suspend until January 21, 2017, the authority of 
        the President to waive, suspend, reduce, provide relief from, 
        or otherwise limit the application of sanctions pursuant to an 
        agreement related to the nuclear program of Iran.

    This bill prohibits the President, prior to January 21, 
2017, from: (1) limiting the application of specified sanctions 
on Iran or refraining from applying any such sanctions; or (2) 
removing a foreign person (including entities) listed in 
Attachments 3 or 4 to Annex II of the Joint Comprehensive Plan 
of Action (JCPA) from the list of designated nationals and 
blocked persons maintained by the Office of Foreign Assets 
Control of the Department of the Treasury.
    Rep. Peter J. Roskam (R-IL-6) introduced the bill on 
September 9, 2015. The bill was referred to the full Committee. 
On September 11, 2015, the House considered the bill pursuant 
to the provisions of H. Res. 412 and the bill passed the House 
by a roll call vote of 247 ayes to 186 nays.

 H.R. 3461, To approve the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, 
        signed at Vienna on July 14, 2015, relating to the nuclear 
        program of Iran.

    H.R. 3461 states that Congress favors the Joint 
Comprehensive Plan of Action relating to Iran's nuclear 
program, signed in Vienna, Austria, on July 14, 2015.
    Rep. John A. Boehner (R-OH-8) introduced the bill on 
September 9, 2015. The bill was referred to the full Committee. 
On September 11, 2015, the House considered the bill pursuant 
to the provisions of H. Res. 412 and the bill failed in the 
House by a roll call vote of 162 ayes to 269 nays with 1 
present.

 H.R. 3490, the ``Strengthening State and Local Cyber Crime 
        Fighting Act''

    H.R. 3490 amends Title VIII of the Homeland Security Act of 
2002. This section establishes the National Computer Forensics 
Institute (the ``Institute'') under the United States Secret 
Service (the ``Secret Service''). The Institute would be 
responsible for the dissemination of homeland security 
information related to the investigation and prevention of 
cyber and electronic crime, education, training, and the 
equipping of State, local, tribal and territorial law 
enforcement officers, prosecutors, and judges.
    Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-TX-4) introduced the bill on 
September 11, 2015. The bill was referred to the Subcommittee 
on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations. On 
September 30, 2015, the full Committee considered the bill and 
ordered it reported favorably to the House as amended by voice 
vote. The bill was accompanied by H. Rept. 114-345, Part 1, 
filed on November 19, 2015. Under suspension of the rules, the 
bill passed the House as amended by voice vote on November 30, 
2015.

 H.R. 3504, the ``Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection 
        Act''

    H.R. 3504 amends the federal criminal code to require any 
health care practitioner who is present when a child is born 
alive following an abortion or attempted abortion to: (1) 
exercise the same degree of care as reasonably provided to any 
other child born alive at the same gestational age, and (2) 
ensure that such child is immediately admitted to a hospital. 
The term ``born alive'' means the complete expulsion or 
extraction from his or her mother, at any stage of development, 
and after such expulsion or extraction breathes or has a 
beating heart, pulsation of the umbilical cord, or definite 
movement of voluntary muscles, regardless of whether the 
umbilical cord has been cut.
    Rep. Trent Franks (R-AZ-8) introduced the bill on September 
15, 2015. The bill was referred to the Subcommittee on the 
Constitution and Civil Justice. On September 18, 2015, the 
House considered the bill pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 
421 and the bill passed the House by 248 ayes to 177 nays with 
1 present.

 H.R. 3624, the ``Fraudulent Joinder Prevention Act''

    H.R. 3624 amends title 28, United States Code, to prevent 
fraudulent joinder.
    Rep. Ken Buck (R-CO-4) introduced the bill on September 28, 
2015. It was referred to the Subcommittee on the Constitution 
and Civil Justice. On February 3, 2016, the full Committee 
considered the bill and ordered it reported favorably as 
amended to the House by voice vote. The bill was accompanied by 
H. Rept. 114-422, filed on February 16, 2016.

 H.R. 3636, the ``Oversee Visa Integrity with Stakeholder 
        Advisories Act''

    This bill amends the Immigration and Nationality Act to 
require the Department of Homeland Security to give a copy of 
any decision regarding the nonimmigrant O-1 visa admission of 
an alien seeking to work in a motion picture or television 
production (or an accompanying O-2 visa alien involved in such 
production) to the labor union and management organizations 
that have provided advisory opinions with respect to such 
admission.
    Rep. Mimi Walters (R-CA-45) introduced H.R. 3636 on 
September 29, 2015. The Committee reported the bill (H. Rept. 
114-614) as amended on June 10, 2016. On a motion to suspend 
the rules and pass the bill, H.R. 3636 as amended was agreed to 
by voice vote.

 H.R. 3654, the ``Combat Terrorist Use of Social Media Act of 
        2015''

    H.R. 3654 requires the President to transmit to Congress a 
report on U.S. strategy to combat terrorists' and terrorist 
organizations' use of social media. The report must include: 
(1) an evaluation of the role social media plays in 
radicalization in the United States and elsewhere, (2) an 
analysis of how terrorists and terrorist organizations are 
using social media, (3) recommendations to improve the federal 
government's efforts to disrupt and counter the use of social 
media by terrorists and terrorist organizations, (4) a 
classified assessment of the intelligence value of terrorists' 
social media posts, and (5) a classified overview of training 
available to law enforcement and intelligence personnel to 
combat terrorists' use of social media and recommendations for 
improving or expanding existing training opportunities.
    The President must also transmit to Congress: (1) a policy 
that enhances the exchange of information and dialogue between 
the federal government and social media companies as it relates 
to the use of social media platforms by terrorists; and (2) a 
comprehensive strategy to counter terrorists' and terrorist 
organizations' use of social media, as committed to in the 
President's 2011 Strategic Implementation Plan for Empowering 
Local Partners to Prevent Violent Extremism in the United 
States.
    Rep. Ted Poe (R-TX-2) introduced the bill on September 30, 
2015. The bill was referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, 
Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations. Under 
suspension of the rules, the bill passed the House as amended 
by voice vote on December 16, 2015.

 H.R. 3713, the ``Sentencing Reform Act of 2015''

    H.R. 3713 makes several targeted, surgical changes to 
federal sentencing law to: (1) reform mandatory minimum 
sentences for certain federal drug offenders; (2) broaden the 
existing ``safety valve'' and create a new, narrowly tailored 
safety valve for certain drug offenders; (3) reform sentences 
for certain firearms offenses; and (4) apply the Fair 
Sentencing Act of 2010 retroactively.
    Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA-6) introduced the bill on 
October 8, 2015. The bill was referred to the Subcommittee on 
Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations. On 
November 18, 2015, the full Committee considered the bill and 
ordered it reported favorably as amended to the House by voice 
vote.

 H.R. 3765, the ``ADA Education and Reform Act of 2015''

    H.R. 3765 requires the Disability Rights Section of the 
Department of Justice to develop a program to educate state and 
local governments and property owners on strategies for 
promoting access to public accommodations for persons with a 
disability. The program may include training for professionals 
to provide a guidance of remediation for potential violations 
of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA).
    H.R. 3765 was introduced by Rep. Ted Poe (R-TX-2) on 
October 20, 2015. The bill was referred to the Subcommittee on 
the Constitution and Civil Justice on November 3, 2016. The 
subcommittee discharged H.R. 3765 on July 5, 2016. On July 7, 
2016, the bill was ordered to be reported by a roll call vote 
of 15-6.

 H.R. 3842, the ``Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers 
        Reform and Improvement Act of 2015''

    H.R. 3842 improves homeland security, including domestic 
preparedness and response to terrorism, by reforming Federal 
Law Enforcement Training Centers to provide training to first 
responders, and for other purposes.
    Rep. Earl L. ``Buddy'' Carter (R-GA-1) introduced the bill 
on October 28, 2015. The bill was referred to the Subcommittee 
on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations. 
Under suspension of the rules, the bill passed the House as 
amended by a roll call vote of 420 ayes to 2 nays, two thirds 
majority required, on December 8, 2015.

 H.R. 3892, the ``Muslim Brotherhood Terrorist Designation Act 
        of 2015''

    H.R. 3892 expresses the sense of Congress that: (1) the 
Muslim Brotherhood has met the criteria for designation as a 
foreign terrorist organization, and (2) the Department of State 
should so designate it. It requires the State Department to 
report to Congress within 60 days whether the Muslim 
Brotherhood meets the criteria for foreign terrorist 
designation and, if not, which criteria have not been met.
    Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL-25) introduced the bill on 
November 3, 2015. The bill was referred to the Subcommittee on 
Immigration and Border Security on December 4, 2016. The bill 
as amended was ordered to be reported by a roll call vote of 
17-10 on February 24, 2016.

 H.R. 4001, the ``Fix the Footnotes Act of 2015''

    H.R. 4001 fixes the footnotes placed by the Law Revision 
Counsel in title 18 whenever it appears Congress has made an 
error in drafting or for clarity.
    Rep. Ken Buck (R-CO-4) introduced the bill on November 16, 
2015. The bill was referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, 
Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations. On November 
18, 2015, the full Committee considered the bill and ordered it 
reported favorably to the House by voice vote.

 H.R. 4002, the ``Criminal Code Improvement Act of 2015''

    H.R. 4002 makes several changes to title 18, U.S. Code (the 
federal criminal code). The most high-profile change is the 
establishment of a default mens rea standard, which applies 
unless Federal law provides for an intent requirement.
    Rep. F. James Sensenbrenner, Jr. (R-WI-5) introduced the 
bill on November 16, 2015. The bill was referred to the 
Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and 
Investigations. On November 18, 2015, the full Committee 
considered the bill and ordered it reported favorably to the 
House by voice vote.

 H.R. 4003, the ``Regulatory Reporting Act of 2015''

    H.R. 4003 requires the various Federal regulatory agencies 
to submit to Congress a report that lists each regulation of 
that agency that, if violated, may be punished by criminal 
penalties. The report must include, for each such rule, a 
justification as to why those criminal penalties are necessary.
    Rep. Mimi Walters (R-CA-45) introduced the bill on November 
16, 2015. The bill was referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, 
Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations. On November 
18, 2015, the full Committee considered the bill and ordered it 
reported favorably to the House by voice vote.

 H.R. 4023, the ``Clean Up the Code Act of 2015''

    H.R. 4023 strikes several sections of the U.S. Code, either 
because the conduct they criminalize should not be subject to 
criminal penalties, because these statutes have rarely, if 
ever, been prosecuted, or both.
    Rep. Steve Chabot (R-OH-1) introduced the bill on November 
17, 2015. The bill was referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, 
Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations. On November 
18, 2015, the full Committee considered the bill and ordered it 
reported favorably to the House by voice vote.

 H.R. 4038, the ``American SAFE Act of 2015''

    H.R. 4038 requires that, in addition to the Department of 
Homeland Security (DHS) screening, the Federal Bureau of 
Investigation (FBI) shall take all actions necessary to ensure 
that each covered alien receives a background investigation 
before U.S. refugee admission. The Inspector General of DHS 
shall conduct annual risk-based reviews of all certifications. 
DHS shall report monthly to Congress on the total number of 
admission applications for which a certification was made and 
the number of covered aliens for whom such certification was 
not made for the preceding month. The report shall include for 
each covered alien for whom a certification was not made the 
concurrence or non-concurrence of each person whose concurrence 
was required by the certification.
    Rep. Michael T. McCaul (R-TX-10) introduced the bill on 
November 17, 2015. The bill was referred to the Subcommittee on 
Immigration and Border Security. On November 19, 2015, the 
House considered the bill pursuant to the provisions in H. Res. 
531 and the bill passed the House by a roll call vote of 289 
ayes to 137 nays.

 H.R. 4240, the ``No Fly for Foreign Fighters Act''

    H.R. 4240 requires an independent review of the operation 
and administration of the Terrorist Screening Database (TSDB) 
and its subsets.
    Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX-18) introduced the bill on 
December 11, 2015. The bill was referred to the Subcommittee on 
Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations. On 
January 12, 2016, the full Committee considered the bill and 
ordered it reported favorably to the House as amended by voice 
vote. Under suspension of the rules, H.R. 4240 was passed as 
amended by voice vote on April 27, 2016.

 H.R. 4246, the ``National Guard and Reservist Debt Relief 
        Extension Act of 2015''

    H.R. 4246 amends the National Guard and Reservists Debt 
Relief Act of 2008 to exempt for an additional four-year period 
qualifying Armed Forces reserve component and National Guard 
members (who, after September 11, 2001, are called to active 
duty or to perform a homeland defense activity for at least 90 
days, and remain eligible for an exemption during the 540-day 
period following such active duty or homeland defense activity 
service) from the application of the means-test presumption of 
abuse under chapter 7 (Liquidation) of the Bankruptcy Code.
    Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN-9) introduced the bill on December 
15, 2015. The bill was referred to the Committee. Under 
suspension of the rules, the bill passed the House by a roll 
call vote of 419 ayes to 1 nay, two-thirds majority required, 
on December 16, 2015. The bill passed the Senate on December 
17, 2015. On December 18, 2015, the bill was signed into law 
becoming Public Law 114-107.

 H.R. 4768, the ``Separation of Powers Restoration Act of 
        2016'' (Serial No. 114-77)

    H.R. 4768 amends the Administrative Procedure Act to 
overturn the Chevron and Auer doctrines of judicial deference 
to agency interpretations of statutes and regulations they 
administer.
    Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-TX-4) introduced H.R. 4768 on March 
16, 2016. The committee held a markup of H.R. 4768 on June 8, 
2016 and the bill was ordered to be reported favorably by a 
roll call vote of 12-8. On July 12, 2016, H.R. 4768 was agreed 
to in the House by a roll call vote of 240-171.

 H.R. 4676, Preventing Crimes Against Veterans Act of 2016

    H.R. 4676 amends the federal criminal code to declare that 
any person who knowingly engages in any scheme or artifice to 
defraud an individual of veterans' benefits, or in connection 
with obtaining veteran's benefits for that individual, shall be 
fined, imprisoned not more than five years, or both.
    Rep. Thomas Rooney (R-FL-17) introduced the bill on March 
2, 2016. On a motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as 
amended, H.R. 4676 was passed by a roll call vote of 411-0.

 H.R. 4731, the ``Refugee Program Integrity Restoration Act of 
        2016''

    H.R. 4731 amends the Immigration and Nationality Act to: 
(1) establish the number of annual refugee admissions at 
60,000, (2) authorize the President to submit an adjustment 
recommendation to Congress for approval based upon humanitarian 
or national interest concerns, and (3) provide that the 
President must submit emergency refugee admission 
recommendations to Congress for approval.
    Rep. Raul Labrador (R-ID-1) introduced the bill on March 
14, 2016. The committee held a markup of H.R. 4731 on March 16, 
2016 and the bill was ordered to be reported favorably by a 
roll call vote of 18-9.

 H.R. 4985, To amend the Foreign Narcotics Kingpin Designation 
        Act

    H.R. 4985 amends the Foreign Narcotics Kingpin Designation 
Act to allow classified information to be submitted to a 
reviewing court ex parte or in camera in a judicial review of a 
determination by the President that a foreign person is subject 
to sanctions as a significant foreign narcotics trafficker.
    Rep. John Katko (R-NY-24) introduced the bill on April 18, 
2016. The Committee reported the bill (H. Rept. 114-547, Part 
I) on May 10, 2016. On a motion to suspend the rules and pass 
the bill, H.R. 4985 was agreed to by voice vote.

 H.R. 5046, the ``Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Reduction Act of 
        2016''

    H.R. 5046 establishes a comprehensive opioid abuse grant 
program that encompasses a variety of new and existing Justice 
Department programs, such as vital training and resources for 
first responders and law enforcement, criminal investigations 
for the unlawful distribution of opioids, drug courts, and 
residential substance abuse treatment.
    Rep. F. James Sensenbrenner, Jr. (R-WI-5) introduced the 
bill on April 25, 2016. The bill was reported (H. Rept. 114-
539) by the Committee on May 6, 2016. On May 12, 2016, the bill 
was agreed to in the House by a roll call vote of 413-5.

 H.R. 5048, To require a study by the Comptroller General of 
        the United States on Good Samaritan laws that pertain to 
        treatment of opioid overdoses, and for other purposes

    H.R. 5048 requires the Government Accountability Office to 
submit a report about the Office of National Drug Control 
Policy's (ONDCP's) review of state and local Good Samaritan 
laws that exempt from criminal or civil liability any 
individual who administers an opioid overdose reversal drug or 
device or who contacts emergency services providers in response 
to an overdose. The report must: (1) address the extent to 
which the ONDCP has reviewed such Good Samaritan laws, 
including any findings related to the potential effects of such 
laws; (2) describe the ONDCP's efforts to encourage enactment 
of such laws; and (3) provide a compilation of such Good 
Samaritan laws in effect in states.
    Rep. Frank Guinta (R-NH-1) introduced the bill on April 26, 
2016. The Committee reported the bill (H. Rept. 114-540) on May 
6, 2016. On May 10, 2016 by a motion to suspend the rules and 
pass the bill, H.R. 5048 was agreed to by voice vote.

 H.R. 5052, the ``Opioid Program Evaluation Act''

    This bill directs the Department of Justice (DOJ) to enter 
into an arrangement with the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) 
to identify outcomes and develop metrics to evaluate: (1) the 
incidence of opioid abuse and illegal opioid distribution, and 
(2) the effectiveness of a DOJ grant program to provide opioid 
abuse services, directs the Department of Health and Human 
Services (HHS) to enter into an arrangement with the NAS to 
identify outcomes and develop metrics to evaluate: (1) the 
incidence of opioid abuse and illegal opioid distribution, and 
(2) the effectiveness of HHS grant programs to address opioid 
abuse, and amends the Justice Assistance Act of 1984 to reduce 
for FY2022 the authorization of appropriation for financial 
assistance under the Emergency Federal Law Enforcement 
Assistance program.
    Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA-23) introduced the bill on April 
26, 2016. The Committee reported the bill (H. Rept. 114-541, 
Part I) on May 6, 2016. On a motion to suspend the rules and 
pass the bill, as amended, H.R. 5052 was agreed to by a roll 
call vote of 410-1.

 H.R. 5063, the ``Stop Settlement Slush Funds Act of 2016''

    H.R. 5063 prohibits government officials from entering into 
or enforcing a settlement agreement resolving a civil action on 
behalf of the United States that provides for a payment to any 
person or entity other than the United States. The bill 
provides exceptions to allow payments that directly remedy 
actual harm (including to the environment) directly caused by 
the party making the payment or that constitute payment for 
services rendered in connection with the case. The Subcommittee 
on Regulatory Reform, Commercial, and Antitrust Law held a 
legislative hearing on H.R. 5063 on April 28, 2016.
    Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-VA-6) introduced the bill on April 
26, 2016. The bill passed the House on September 7, 2016 by a 
roll call vote of 241-174.

 H.R. 5203, the ``Visa Integrity and Security Act of 2016''

    H.R. 5203 amends the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) 
to require that: (1) visa and admissions petitions and 
applications filed with the Department of Homeland Security 
(DHS) or a consular officer must contain all required 
signatures; (2) each immigrant visa application must be signed 
in the presence of a consular officer and verified by oath; (3) 
supporting documents that contain information in a foreign 
language may not be accepted without a certified English 
translation; and (4) any requested additional information must 
be provided in complete form before a petition or application 
is approved.
    H.R. 5203 was introduced by Rep. Randy Forbes (R-VA-4) on 
May 12, 2016. The Committee ordered the bill to be reported as 
amended by a roll call vote of 14-10.

 H.R. 5578, the ``Survivors' Bill of Rights Act of 2016''

    H.R. 5578 provides additional rights to victims of sexual 
assault and help them better navigate the complicated process 
that faces them. Currently, basic rights to protect sexual 
assault survivors and help them fully access justice vary 
greatly among states and the Federal criminal justice system, 
resulting in a patchwork of laws. A sexual assault survivors' 
bill of rights helps ensure that survivors have commonsense 
protections and procedures.
    Rep. Mimi Walters (R-CA-45) introduced H.R. 5578 on June 
24, 2016. The Committee reported the bill (H. Rept. 114-707, 
Part I) on September 6, 2016. On a motion to suspend the rules 
and pass the bill, H.R. 5578 was agreed to by a roll call vote 
of 399-0. On October 7, 2016, H.R. 5578 became Public Law No: 
114-236.

 H.R. 5283, the ``Due Process Act''

    H.R. 5283 amends title 18, United States Code, to reform 
certain forfeiture procedures. Rep. F. James Sensenbrenner, Jr. 
(R-WI-5) introduced the bill on May 19, 2016. The Committee 
ordered the bill to be reported as amended on May 25, 2016.

 H.R. 5422, To ensure funding for the National Human 
        Trafficking Hotline, and for other purposes

    H.R. 5422 amends the Victims of Trafficking and Violence 
Protection Act of 2000 to eliminate the provision that 
specifies that Department of Health and Human Services national 
human trafficking hotline grants be funded by amounts made 
available to the Department of Justice for trafficking victim 
services grants.
    H.R. 5422 was introduced by Rep. Ted Poe (R-TX-2) on June 
9, 2016. The bill was ordered to be reported favorably on 
November 16, 2016. Under suspension of the rules, H.R. 5422 was 
agreed to by a roll call vote of 399-0 on November 29, 2016.

 H.R. 5982, the ``Midnight Rules Relief Act''

    H.R. 5982 amends the Congressional Review Act to allow 
Congress to consider a joint resolution to disapprove multiple 
regulations that federal agencies have submitted for 
congressional review within the last 60 legislative days of a 
session of Congress during the final year of a President's 
term. Congress may disapprove a group of such regulations 
together (i.e., ``en bloc'') instead of the current procedure 
of considering only one regulation at a time.
    H.R. 5982 was introduced by Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA-49) on 
September 9, 2016. The Committee reported the bill (H. Rept. 
114-782, Part I) on September 21, 2016. On November 17, 2016, 
the bill was agreed to in the House by a roll call vote of 240-
179.

 H. Con. Res. 13, Expressing the sense of Congress that the 
        radical Islamic movement in Afghanistan known as the Taliban 
        should be recognized officially as a foreign terrorist 
        organization by the United States Government

    The concurrent resolution calls on the Department of State 
and the Administration to recognize officially the Taliban as a 
foreign terrorist organization and also requests the Secretary 
of State to designate the Taliban as a foreign terrorist 
organization and impose any and all applicable restrictions and 
sanctions.
    Rep. David B. McKinley (R-WV-1) introduced the concurrent 
resolution on February 3, 2015. The concurrent resolution was 
referred to the Subcommittee on Immigration and Border 
Security. On May 14, 2015, the full Committee considered the 
concurrent resolution and ordered it reported favorably to the 
House by voice vote.

 H. Res. 295, Supporting local law enforcement agencies in 
        their continued work to serve our communities, and supporting 
        their use of body worn cameras to promote transparency to 
        protect both citizens and officers alike

    The resolution recognizes: (1) law enforcement agencies and 
officers for protecting us and making our communities safer; 
and (2) the potential for the use of body-worn cameras by on-
duty law enforcement officers to improve community relations, 
increase transparency, and protect citizens and police. The 
resolution also encourages law enforcement agencies to consider 
the use of body-worn cameras.
    Rep. Al Green (D-TX-9) introduced the resolution on June 3, 
2015. The resolution was referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, 
Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations. Under 
suspension of the rules, the resolution passed the House by a 
roll call vote of 421 ayes to 6 nays with 1 present, two-thirds 
majority required, on June 10, 2015.

 H. Res. 411, Finding that the President has not complied with 
        section 2 of the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act of 2015

    H. Res. 411 declares that: (1) the President has not 
complied with provisions of the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review 
Act of 2015 requiring transmission to Congress of nuclear 
agreements with Iran and related verification assessments 
because the communication from the President did not constitute 
the agreement as defined by the Atomic Energy Act of 1954; and 
(2) the period for review by Congress of nuclear agreements 
with Iran under the Atomic Energy Act of 1954 has not commenced 
because the agreement has not yet been transmitted to the 
appropriate congressional committees and leadership.
    Rep. Mike Pompeo (R-KS-4) introduced the resolution on 
September 9, 2015. The resolution was referred to the full 
Committee. On September 10, 2015, the House considered the 
resolution pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 412 and the 
resolution passed the House by a roll call vote of 245 ayes to 
186 nays.

 S. 125, the ``Bulletproof Vest Partnership Grant Program 
        Reauthorization Act of 2015''

    S. 125 was introduced by Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT) on 
January 8, 2015. The Senate Judiciary Committee reported S. 125 
without amendment. On May 6, 2015, the bill was reported as 
amended by the Senate by voice vote.
    S. 125 was reported by the Committee on Judiciary (H. Rept. 
114-544) on May 10, 2016. On a motion to suspend the rules and 
pass the bill, S. 125 was agreed to by voice vote. S. 125 was 
signed by the President on May 16, 2016, becoming Public Law 
114-155.

 S. 665, the ``Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu National Blue Alert 
        Act of 2015''

    S. 665 directs the Attorney General to: (1) Establish a 
national Blue Alert communications network within the 
Department of Justice (DOJ) to issue Blue Alerts through the 
initiation, facilitation, and promotion of Blue Alert plans for 
the dissemination of information received as a Blue Alert, in 
coordination with states, local governments, and law 
enforcement agencies; and (2) assign an existing DOJ officer to 
act as the national coordinator of the network.
    Senator Benjamin L. Cardin (D-MD) introduced the bill on 
March 4, 2015. The bill passed the Senate by voice vote on 
April 30, 2015. The bill was referred to the full Committee. 
Under suspension of the rules, the bill passed the House by 
voice vote on May 12, 2015. The bill was signed into law on May 
19, 2015, becoming Public Law 114-12.

 S. 1890, the ``Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016''

    S. 1890 amends the federal criminal code to create a 
private civil cause of action for trade secret 
misappropriation.
    Senator Orrin Hatch introduced S. 1890 on July 29, 2015. S. 
1890 was reported by the Committee on Judiciary (H. Rept. 114-
529) on April 26, 2016. On April 29, 2016, by motion to suspend 
the rules and pass the bill, S. 1890 was agreed to by a roll 
call vote of 410-2. S. 1890 was signed by the President on May 
11, 2016, becoming Public Law 114-153.

                          Oversight Activities


 Examining the Adequacy and Enforcement of Our Nation's 
        Immigration Laws (Serial No. 114-1)

    On February 3, 2015, the Committee held a hearing to 
discuss the reasons why our immigration system is broken. The 
hearing also focused on the Administration's failure to enforce 
our immigration laws and the resulting repercussions for legal 
and illegal immigration in the future.
    The hearing consisted of the following witnesses: (1) The 
Honorable Paul Babeu, Sheriff of Pinal County, Florence, 
Arizona; (2) Jessica Vaughan, Director of Policy Studies, 
Center for Immigration Studies; (3) Jan C. Ting, Professor of 
Law, Temple University Beasley School of Law; and (4) Marc R. 
Rosenblum, Deputy Director, U.S. Immigration Policy Program, 
Migration Policy Institute.

 The Unconstitutionality of Obama's Executive Actions on 
        Immigration (Serial No. 114-3)

    On February 25, 2015, the Committee held an oversight 
hearing on the unconstitutionality of President Obama's 
executive actions on immigration.
    The hearing consisted of the following witnesses: (1) The 
Honorable Adam Laxalt, Attorney General of Nevada; (2) 
Professor Josh Blackman, South Texas College of Law, testifying 
in his personal capacity; (3) Professor Elizabeth Price Foley, 
Florida International University College of Law, testifying in 
her personal capacity; and (4) Professor Stephen H. Legomsky, 
Washington University School of Law, testifying in his personal 
capacity.

 The U.S. Copyright Office: Its Functions and Resources (Serial 
        No. 114-4)

    On February 26, 2015, the Committee held a hearing to 
examine the Copyright Office as part of its continuing review 
of U.S. copyright law.
    The hearing consisted of the following witnesses: (1) Mr. 
Keith Kupferschmid, General Counsel, Software & Information 
Industry Association; (2) Ms. Lisa Dunner, Dunner Law PLLC, on 
behalf of the American Bar Association; (3) Ms. Nancy J. 
Mertzel, Schoeman Updike Kaufman & Stern LLP, on behalf of the 
American Intellectual Property Law Association; and (4) Mr. Bob 
Brauneis, Professor, George Washington University Law School.

 Wrecking the Internet to Save It? The FCC's Net Neutrality 
        Rule'' (Serial No. 114-18)

    On March 25, 2015, the Committee held an oversight hearing 
to examine the Federal Communication Commission's (``FCC'') 
recently issues ``Open Internet Order,'' commonly referred to 
as the ``Net Neutrality'' rule.
    The hearing consisted of the following witnesses: (1) The 
Honorable Tom Wheeler, Chairman, Federal Communications 
Commission; (2) The Honorable Ajit Pai, Commissioner, Federal 
Communications Commission; (3) The Honorable Joshua D. Wright, 
Commissioner, Federal Trade Commission; and (4) The Honorable 
Terrell McSweeny, Commissioner, Federal Trade Commission.

 Oversight of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (Serial 
        No. 114-27)

    On April 14, 2015, the Committee held an oversight hearing 
on U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)
    The hearing consisted of the following witness: (1) The 
Honorable Sarah R. Saldana, Director, U.S. Immigration and 
Customs Enforcement.

 The Register's Perspective on Copyright Review (Serial No. 
        114-22)

    On April 29, 2015, the Committee held a hearing to hear 
from the Register of Copyrights about her views on copyright 
policy and the role of the U.S. Copyright Office.
    The hearing consisted of the following witness: (1) The 
Honorable Maria A. Pallante, Register of Copyrights and 
Director, U.S. Copyright Office.

 Policing Strategies for the 21st Century (Serial No. 114-29)

    On May 19, 2015, the Committee held a hearing on the use of 
force by local police departments as well as examined how 
police interact with the local community.
    The hearing consisted of the following witnesses: (1) 
Sheriff David A. Clarke, Jr., Milwaukee County Sheriff's 
Office, Milwaukee, Wisconsin; (2) Mr. W. Craig Hartley, Jr., 
Executive Director, Commission on Accreditation of Law 
Enforcement Agencies; (3) Ms. Susan Lee Rahr, Executive 
Director, Washington State Criminal Justice Training 
Commission, Member of President Obama's Task Force on 21st 
Century Policing; (4) Mr. Matthew Barge, Deputy Director, 
Police Assessment Resource Center; and (5) Ms. Deborah Ramirez, 
Professor, Northeastern University.

 Oversight of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (Serial 
        No. 114-40)

    On July 14, 2015, the Committee held an oversight hearing 
on the Department of Homeland Security.
    The hearing consisted of the following witness: (1) The 
Honorable Jeh Johnson, Secretary, U.S. Department of Homeland 
Security.

 Planned Parenthood Exposed: Examining the Horrific Abortion 
        Practices at the Nation's Largest Abortion Provider (Serial No. 
        114-41)

    On September 9, 2015, the Committee held a hearing on the 
abortion practices of Planned Parenthood, which has been the 
subject of an ongoing House Judiciary Committee investigation.
    The hearing consisted of the following witnesses: (1) Ms. 
Gianna Jessen, abortion survivor, from Franklin, Tennessee; (2) 
Mr. James Bopp, Jr., General Counsel, National Right to Life; 
(3) Ms. Priscilla Smith, Director and Senior Fellow, Program 
for the Study of Reproductive Justice, Information Society 
Project, Yale Law School; and (4) Ms. Melissa Ohden, abortion 
survivor, from Gladstone, Missouri.

 Planned Parenthood Exposed: Examining Abortion Procedures and 
        Medical Ethics at the Nation's Largest Abortion Provider 
        (Serial No. 114-43)

    On October 8, 2015, the Committee held a hearing on the 
abortion practices of Planned Parenthood, which has been the 
subject of an ongoing House Judiciary Committee investigation.
    The hearing consisted of the following witnesses: (1) Dr. 
Anthony Levatino, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Las Cruces, New 
Mexico; (2) Ms. Susan Thayer, Former Planned Parenthood 
Manager, Storm Lake, Iowa; (3) Ms. Caroline Fredrickson, 
President, American Constitution Society; and (4) Ms. Luana 
Stoltenberg, Davenport, Iowa.

 Oversight of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (Serial No. 
        114-55)

    On October 22, 2015, the Committee held an oversight 
hearing on the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
    The hearing consisted of the following witness: (1) The 
Honorable James B. Comey, Director, Federal Bureau of 
Investigation.

 Oversight of the United States Department of Justice (Serial 
        No. 114-56)

    On November 17, 2015, the Committee held an oversight 
hearing on the United States Department of Justice.
    The hearing consisted of the following witness: (1) The 
Honorable Loretta E. Lynch, Attorney General, United States 
Department of Justice.

 FISA Amendments Act (CLASSIFIED)

    On February 2, 2016, the Committee held a classified 
hearing on the FISA Amendments Act of 2008 (FAA).
    The hearing consisted of the following witnesses: (1) Mr. 
Robert S. Litt, General Counsel, Office of the Director of 
National Intelligence; (2) Mr. Jon Darby, Deputy Director for 
Analysis and Production, Signals Intelligence Directorate, 
National Security Agency; (3) Mr. Stuart J. Evans, Deputy 
Assistant Attorney General for Intelligence, National Security 
Division, U.S. Department of Justice; and (4) Mr. Michael B. 
Steinbach, Assistant Director for Counterterrorism, Federal 
Bureau of Investigation.

 Is the Investor Visa Program an Underperforming Asset? (Serial 
        No. 114-58)

    On February 11, 2016, the Committee held an oversight 
hearing to examine the investor visa program and compare it to 
the program Congress envisioned in the Immigration Act of 1990.
    The hearing consisted of the following witnesses: (1) Mr. 
Nicholas Colucci, Chief, Immigration Investor Program, United 
States Citizenship and Immigration Services; (2) Ms. Rebecca 
Gambler, Director, Homeland Security and Justice Issues; United 
States Government Accountability Office; (3) Ms. Jeanne 
Calderon, Clinical Associate Professor, Stern School of 
Business, New York University; and (4) Mr. Matt Gordon, Chief 
Executive Officer, E3 Investment Group.

 Oversight of the Department of Justice (Serial No. 114-88)

    On July 12, 2016, the Committee held an oversight hearing 
on the United States Department of Justice.
    The hearing consisted of the following witness: (1) The 
Honorable Loretta E. Lynch, Attorney General, United States 
Department of Justice.

 Oversight of the United States Immigration and Customs 
        Enforcement (Serial No. 114-94)

    On September 22, 2016, the Committee held a hearing on 
oversight of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
    The hearing consisted of the following witness: (1) Sarah 
Sandana, Director, United States Immigration and Customs 
Enforcement.

 Oversight of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (Serial No. 
        114-91)

    On September 28, 2016, the Committee held an oversight 
hearing on the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
    The hearing consisted of the following witness: (1) The 
Honorable James B. Comey, Director, Federal Bureau of 
Investigation.

           SUBCOMMITTEE ON THE CONSTITUTION AND CIVIL JUSTICE

  TRENT FRANKS, Arizona, Chairman
   RON DeSANTIS, Florida, Vice-
             Chairman

STEVE COHEN, Tennessee               STEVE KING, Iowa
JERROLD NADLER, New York             LOUIE GOHMERT, Texas
THEODORE E. DEUTCH, Florida          JIM JORDAN, Ohio

                              Jurisdiction

    The Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice 
shall have jurisdiction over the following subject matters: 
constitutional amendments, constitutional rights, Federal civil 
rights, claims against the United States, non-immigration 
private claims bills, ethics in government, tort liability, 
including medical malpractice and product liability, legal 
reform generally, other appropriate matters as referred by the 
Chairman, and relevant oversight.

                         Legislative Activities


 H.R. 758, the ``Lawsuit Abuse Reduction Act'' (Serial No. 114-
        15)

    H.R. 758 amends Rule 11 of the Federal Rules of Civil 
Procedure to improve attorney accountability, and for other 
purposes.
    Rep. Lamar Smith (R-TX-21) introduced the bill on February 
5, 2015. On March 17, 2015, the Subcommittee held a legislative 
hearing on H.R. 758. The hearing consisted of the following 
witnesses: (1) Elizabeth Milito, Senior Executive Counsel, NFIB 
Small Business Legal Center; (2) Robert S. Peck, President, 
Center for Constitutional Litigation, PC; and (3) Cary 
Silverman, Partner, Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP.

 H.R. 1927, the ``Fairness in Class Action Litigation Act of 
        2015'' (Serial No. 114-24)

    H.R. 1927 amends the federal judicial code to prohibit 
federal courts from certifying any proposed class unless the 
party seeking to maintain a class action affirmatively 
demonstrates through admissible evidentiary proof that each 
proposed class member suffered an injury of the same type and 
extent as the injury of the named class representatives. The 
bill also defines ``injury'' as the alleged impact of the 
defendant's actions on the plaintiff's body or property.
    Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA-6) introduced the bill on 
April 22, 2015. The Subcommittee held a legislative hearing on 
H.R. 1927 on April 29, 2015. The hearing consisted of the 
following witnesses: (1) John H. Beisner, Partner, Skadden, 
Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP; (2) Mark A. Behrens, Partner, 
Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP; (3) Alexandra D. Lahav, Joel Barlow 
Professor of Law, University of Connecticut School of Law; and 
(4) Andrew J. Trask, Counsel, McGuire Woods.

 H.R 2304, the ``Speak Free Act'' (Serial No. 114-82)

    H.R. 2304 amends the federal judicial code to allow a 
person against whom a lawsuit is asserted to file a special 
motion to dismiss claims referred to as strategic lawsuits 
against public participation (``SLAPP suits''') that arise from 
an oral or written statement or other expression, or conduct in 
furtherance of such expression, by the defendant in connection 
with an official proceeding or about a matter of public 
concern.
    Rep. Blake Farenthold (R-TX-27) introduced the bill on May 
13, 2015. The subcommittee held a hearing on H.R. 2304 on June 
22, 2016. Witnesses for the hearing included: (1) Aaron Schur, 
Senior Director of Litigation, Yelp Inc.; (2) Bruce Brown 
Executive Director, Reporters Committee for Freedom of the 
Press; (3) Alexander Reinert, Professor of Law, Cardozo School 
of Law; and (4) Laura Prather, Partner, Haynes and Boone, LLP.

 H.R. 3624, the ``Fraudulent Joinder Prevention Act of 2015'' 
        (Serial No. 114-44)

    H.R. 3624 adds two sentences to the end of 28 U.S.C. 1447 
(c) in order to establish a uniform standard for determining 
whether a defendant has been fraudulently joined to a civil 
suit in order to defeat federal diversity jurisdiction and to 
make clear that federal courts may consider evidence outside 
the pleadings when the issue of fraudulent joinder is raised.
    Rep. Ken Buck (R-CO-4) introduced the bill on September 28, 
2015. The Subcommittee held a legislative hearing on H.R. 3624 
on September 29, 2015. The hearing consisted of the following 
witnesses: (1) Ms. Elizabeth Milito, Senior Executive Counsel, 
NFIB Small Business Legal Center; (2) Mr. Lonny Hoffman, 
Professor, University of Houston Law Center; and (3) Mr. Cary 
Silverman, Partner, Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP.

 Examining legislation to promote the effective enforcement of 
        the ADA's Public Accommodation Provisions (Serial No. 114-76)

    The subcommittee held a legislative hearing to examine 
legislation to promote the effective enforcement of the ADA's 
public accommodation provisions.
    There were two witness panels for the hearing. The first 
panel included: (1) Honorable Ted Poe, Congressman, TX-02, 
United States House of Representatives; and (2) Honorable Ken 
Calvert, Congressman CA-42, United States House of 
Representatives. The second panel included: (1) Lee Ky, 
Manager, Doughnuts To Go; (2) Mili Shah, Hotel Owner and 
Attorney; (3) Kelly Buckland, Executive Director, National 
Council on Independent Living; and (4) David Weiss, Executive 
Vice President and General Counsel, DDR Corp.

 H.R. 4924, the Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act (PRENDA) of 2016 
        (Serial No. 114-70)

    H.R. 4924 imposes criminal penalties on anyone who 
knowingly or knowingly attempts to: (1) perform an abortion 
knowing that the abortion is sought based on the sex, gender, 
color or race of the child, or the race of a parent; (2) use 
force or the threat of force to intentionally injure or 
intimidate any person for the purpose of coercing a sex-
selection or race-selection abortion; (3) solicit or accept 
funds for the performance of such an abortion; or (4) transport 
a woman into the United States or across a state line for the 
purpose of obtaining such an abortion.
    Rep. Trent Franks (R-AZ-8) introduced H.R. 4924 on April 
13, 2016. The subcommittee held a legislative hearing on H.R. 
4924 on April 14, 2016. Witnesses for the hearing included: (1) 
Catherine Davis, Founding Core Member; President, National 
Black Prolife Coalition; The Restoration Project 
(respectively); (2) Anna Higgins, Associate Scholar, Charlotte 
Lozier Institute; (3) Miriam Yeung, Executive Director, 
National Asian Pacific American Women's Forum; and (4) Rev. 
Derek McCoy, National Clergy Relations Director, Center for 
Urban Renewal and Education.

 H. J. Res. 45, the ``Victims' Rights Amendment'' (Serial No. 
        114-30)

    H. J. Res. 45 prohibits denial or abridgement of a crime 
victim's rights to: (1) reasonable notice of, and inclusion in, 
public proceedings relating to the offense; (2) be heard at any 
release, plea, sentencing, or other proceeding involving any 
right established under this amendment; (3) proceedings free 
from unreasonable delay; (4) reasonable notice of the release 
or escape of the accused; (5) due consideration of the crime 
victim's safety, dignity, and privacy; and (6) restitution.
    Chairman Trent Franks introduced the resolution on April 
16, 2015. On May 1, 2015, the Subcommittee held a legislative 
hearing on H. J. Res. 45. The hearing consisted of the 
following witnesses: (1) Paul Cassell, Ronald N. Boyce 
Presidential Professor of Criminal Law, S.J. Quinney College of 
Law at the University of Utah; (2) Collene Campbell, Victims' 
Rights Advocate; (3) Amy Baron-Evans, National Sentencing 
Resource Counsel, Federal Public and Community Defenders; and 
(4) Steven Kelly, Member, Silverman, Thompson, Slutkin & White, 
LLC.

 S. 2040, the ``Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act'' 
        (Serial No.114-87)

    S. 2040 amends the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act to add 
an exception to foreign sovereign immunity for acts of 
international terrorism sponsored by a foreign government that 
cause physical harm within the United States. In addition, it 
amends the Anti-Terrorism Act to make clear that any person who 
aids, abets, or conspires with a State Department designated 
foreign terrorist organization is subject to civil liability 
for injury to a U.S. person. Senator John Cornyn introduced the 
bill on September 16, 2015. The subcommittee held a legislative 
hearing on July 14, 2016.
    The hearing consisted of two witness panels. Panel one 
included: (1) Ambassador Anne Patterson, Assistant Secretary of 
State for Near Eastern Affairs, U.S. Department of State; and 
(2) the Honorable Brian Egan, Legal Advisor, U.S. Department of 
State. Panel two included: (1) the Honorable Michael Mukasey, 
of Counsel, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP; (2) Richard Klingler, 
Partner, Sidley Austin LLP, (3) Paul Stephan, Professor of Law, 
University of Virginia School of Law; and (4) Jimmy Gurule, 
Professor of Law, Notre Dame Law School.
    On a motion to suspend the rules, the bill was agreed to in 
the House via voice vote on September 9, 2016. It was presented 
to the President on September 12, 2016, and vetoed on September 
23, 2016. On September 28, 2016, the Senate voted 97-1 and the 
House voted 348-77 to override the President's veto. S. 2040 
became public law No: 114-222 on September 28, 2016.

                          Oversight Activities


 Oversight of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act and the 
        Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act (Serial 
        No. 114-9)

    On February 13, 2015, the Subcommittee held a hearing on 
the importance of religious liberty in our society, and why 
additional protections like the Religious Freedom Restoration 
Act (``RFRA'') and the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized 
Persons Act (``RLUIPA'') are needed.
    The hearing consisted of one panel of the following 
witnesses: (1) Lori Windham, Senior Counsel, The Becket Fund 
for Religious Liberty; (2) Gregory S. Baylor, Senior Counsel, 
Alliance Defending Freedom; (3) Nelson Tebbe, Professor of Law, 
Brooklyn Law School; and (4) Craig Parshall, Special Counsel, 
American Center for Law & Justice.

 The State of Class Action Ten Years After the Enactment of the 
        Class Action Fairness Act (Serial No. 114-10)

    On February 27, 2015, the Subcommittee held a hearing to 
examine the current state of class actions in the United States 
ten years after the enactment of the Class Action Fairness Act 
(CAFA).
    The hearing consisted of one panel of the following 
witnesses: (1) Andrew J. Pincus, Partner, Mayer Brown, U.S. 
Chamber Institute for Legal Reform; (2) John Parker Sweeney, 
President, DRI--The Voice of the Defense Bar; (3) Patricia H. 
Moore, Professor of Law, St. Thomas University School of Law; 
and (4) Jessica D. Miller, Partner, Skadden, Arps, Slate, 
Meagher & Flom LLP.

 First Amendment Protections on Public College and University 
        Campuses (Serial No. 114-31)

    On June 2, 2015, the Subcommittee held a hearing to discuss 
the threats to First Amendment rights for students and faculty 
on public and university campuses.
    The hearing consisted of the following witnesses: (1) Greg 
Lukianoff, President and CEO, Foundation for Individual Rights 
in Education; (2) Kim Colby, Director, Center for Law and 
Religious Freedom, Christian Legal Society; (3) Jamie Raskin, 
Professor of Law, American University Washington College of 
Law; and (4) Wendy Kaminer, Boston, Massachusetts.

 The State of Property Rights in America Ten Years After Kelo 
        v. City of New London (Serial No. 114-37)

    On July 9, 2015, the Subcommittee held a hearing on the 
current state of property rights after the Kelo trilogy.
    The hearing consisted of the following witnesses: (1) Dan 
Alban, Attorney, Institute for Justice; (2) John Groen, 
Principal Attorney, Pacific Legal Foundation; (3) John 
Echeverria, Professor of Law, Vermont Law School; and (4) Brian 
Seasholes, Director, Endangered Species Project, Reason 
Foundation.

 The Original Meaning of the Origination Clause (Serial No. 
        114-54)

    On January 13, 2016, the Subcommittee held a hearing on the 
original meaning of the Constitution's Origination Clause.
    The hearing consisted of the following witnesses: (1) Mr. 
Paul Kamenar, Constitutional and Public Policy Lawyer; (2) Ms. 
Elizabeth Wydra, Chief Counsel, Constitutional Accountability 
Center; and (3) Mr. Todd Gaziano, Executive Director of the 
D.C. Center, Pacific Legal Foundation.

 Oversight of the False Claims Act (Serial No. 114-72)

    On April 28, 2016, the Subcommittee held an oversight 
hearing of the False Claims Act.
    The hearing consisted of the following witnesses: (1) 
Dennis Burke, President & CEO, Good Shepherd Health Care 
System; (2) Larry Thompson, Professor in Corporate and Business 
Law, University of Georgia School of Law; (3) Neil Getnick, 
Partner, Getnick & Getnick LLP; and (4) Jonathan Diesenhaus, 
Partner, Hogan Lovells US LLP.

 Oversight of the Judgment Fund: Iran, Big Settlements, and the 
        Lack of Transparency (Serial No. 114-92)

    On September 7, 2016, the Subcommittee held an oversight 
hearing on the judgment fund.
    Witnesses for the hearing included: (1) Prof. Paul Figley, 
Associate Director of Legal Rhetoric, Washington College of 
Law--American University; (2) Prof. Jeffery Axelrad, 
Professional Lecturer in Law, The George Washington University 
Law School; and (3) Prof. Neil Kinkof, Professor of Law, 
Georgia State University College of Law.

 Exploring Federal Diversity Jurisdiction (Serial No. 114-93)

    On September 13, 2016, the Subcommittee held a hearing to 
explore federal diversity jurisdiction.
    Witnesses for the hearing included: (1) Mr. Charles Cooper, 
Partner, Copper & Kirk, PLLC; (2) Professor Joanna Sheperd, 
Professor of Law, Emory University School of Law; and (3) 
Professor Ronald Weich, Dean Professor of Law, University of 
Baltimore School of Law.

 The Ultimate Civil Right: Examining the Hyde Amendment and the 
        Born Alive Infants Protection Act (Serial No. 114-95)

    On September 23, 2016, the Subcommittee held a hearing to 
examine the Born-Alive Infants Protection Act, the recently 
passed H.R. 3504, the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection 
Act, and the Hyde Amendment, and their continued relevance to 
the debate regarding the protection of human life in the United 
States.
    Witnesses for the hearing included: (1) Giana Jessen, 
Abortion Survivor; (2) Genevieve Plaster, M.A., Senior Policy 
Analyst, The Charlotte Lozier Institute; (3) Kierra Johnson, 
Executive Director, URGE; and (4) Arina Grossu, M.A., Director, 
Center for Human Dignity, Family Research Council.

    SUBCOMMITTEE ON COURTS, INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY, AND THE INTERNET

   DARRELL E. ISSA, California, 
             Chairman
   DOUG COLLINS, Georgia, Vice-
             Chairman

JERROLD NADLER, New York             F. JAMES SENSENBRENNER, Wisconsin
JUDY CHU, California                 LAMAR SMITH, Texas
THEODORE E. DEUTCH, Florida          STEVE CHABOT, Ohio
KAREN BASS, California               J. RANDY FORBES, Virginia
CEDRIC L. RICHMOND, Louisiana        JIM JORDAN, Ohio
SUZAN K. DelBENE, Washington         TED POE, Texas
HAKEEM S. JEFFRIES, New York         JASON CHAFFETZ, Utah
DAVID CICILLINE, Rhode Island        TOM MARINO, Pennsylvania
SCOTT H. PETERS, California          BLAKE FARENTHOLD, Texas
ZOE LOFGREN, California              RON DeSANTIS, Florida
STEVE COHEN, Tennessee               MIMI WALTERS, California
HENRY C. ``HANK'' JOHNSON, JR., Georgia

                              Jurisdiction

    The Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the 
Internet shall have jurisdiction over the following subject 
matters: Administration of U.S. Courts, Federal Rules of 
Evidence, Civil and Appellate Procedure, judicial ethics, 
patent, trademark law, information technology, and other 
appropriate matters as referred by the Chairman, and relevant 
oversight.

                         Legislative Activities


 H.R. 1057, the ``Promoting Automotive Repair, Trade, and Sales 
        (PARTS) Act'' (Serial No. 114-59)

    H.R. 1057 limits the term of protection for patented 
designs of automotive repair parts used to restore the 
appearance of automobiles. The PARTS Act limits the term of 
protection for patented designs of automotive repair parts used 
to restore the appearance of automobiles.
    Rep. Darrell E. Issa (R-CA-49) introduced the bill on 
February 25, 2015. The bill was referred to the Subcommittee on 
Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet. On February 2, 
2016, the subcommittee held a legislative hearing on H.R. 1057. 
The hearing consisted of the following witnesses: (1) Mr. Jack 
Gillis, Director of Public Affairs, Consumer Federation of 
America; (2) Ms. Kelly K. Burris, Intellectual Property 
Attorney, Burris Law, PLLC; (3) Mrs. Pat Felder, Owner, 
Felder's Collision Parts, Inc.; and (4) Mr. Dan Risley, 
President and Executive Director, Automotive Service 
Association.

                          Oversight Activities


 Examining Recent Supreme Court Cases in the Patent Arena 
        (Serial No. 114-2)

    On February 12, 2015, the Subcommittee held a hearing to 
examine the recent Supreme Court decisions relating to patents.
    The hearing consisted of the following witnesses: (1) Mr. 
Herbert C. Wamsley, Executive Director, Intellectual Property 
Owners Association; (2) Mr. Krish Gupta, Senior Vice President 
& Deputy General Counsel, EMC Corporation; (3) Mr. Andrew J. 
Pincus, Partner, Mayer Brown LLP; and (4) Mr. Robert P. Taylor, 
Counsel, National Venture Capital Association.

 Patent Reform: Protecting American Innovators and Job Creators 
        from Abusive Patent Litigation (Serial No. 114-17)

    On March 25, 2015, the Subcommittee held a hearing to 
examine the issues faced by American innovators and job 
creators from abusive patent litigation.
    The hearing consisted of the following witnesses: (1) Mr. 
Mark Griffin, General Counsel, Overstock.com, Inc.; (2) Ms. 
Kathryn Underwood, President and CEO, Ledyard National Bank; 
(3) Mr. Todd Moore, Founder and CEO, TMSOFT, LLC.; and (4) Mr. 
Bryan Pate, CEO, ElliptiGO, Inc.

 Stakeholder Perspectives on ICANN: The .Sucks Domain and 
        Essential Steps to Guarantee Trust and Accountability in the 
        Internet's Operation (Serial No. 114-23)

    On May 13, 2015, the Subcommittee held an oversight hearing 
to continue its inquiry into issues that relate to the March 
14, 2014 announcement by the National Telecommunications and 
Information Administration (NTIA) of plans to relinquish 
oversight of a key contract with the Internet Corporation for 
Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) that governs certain 
technical functions of the Internet Domain Name System (DNS) by 
September 30, 2015.
    The hearing consisted of the following witnesses: (1) Ms. 
Mei-lan Stark, Immediate Past President, International 
Trademark Association; (2) Mr. Paul Misener, Vice President of 
Global Public Policy, Amazon.com, Inc.; (3) Mr. John Horton, 
President, LegitScript; (4) Mr. Steven Metalitz, Counsel, 
Coalition for Online Accountability; (5) Mr. Bill Woodcock, 
Executive Director, Packet Clearing House; (6) Mr. Steve 
DelBianco, Executive Director, NetChoice; (7) Mr. Phil Corwin, 
Counsel, Internet Commerce Association; and (8) Mr. Jonathan 
Zuck, President, ACT The App Association.

 Internet of Things (Serial No. 114-38)

    On July 29, 2015, the Subcommittee held a hearing to 
examine the ``Internet of Things'' (IoT), the new technologies 
being developed under IoT, and the scope of how these 
technologies are currently being used and their potential for 
the future.
    The hearing consisted of the following witnesses: (1) Mr. 
Gary Shapiro, President and CEO, Consumer Electronics 
Association; (2) Mr. Dean Garfield, President and CEO, 
Information Technology Industry Council; (3) Mr. Mitch Bainwol, 
President and CEO, Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers; and 
(4) Mr. Morgan Reed, Executive Director, ACT The App 
Association.

 Unmanned Aerial Vehicles: Commercial Applications and Public 
        Policy Implications (Serial No. 114-42)

    On September 10, 2015, the Subcommittee held a hearing to 
examine unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), in particular, the 
commercial applications and public policy implications for the 
new area of technology.
    The hearing consisted of the following witnesses: (1) Mr. 
Brian Wynne, President and CEO, Association for Unmanned 
Vehicle Systems International; (2) Mr. Chris Calabrese, Vice 
President for Policy, Center for Democracy & Technology; (3) 
Mr. Chris Polychron, 2015 President, National Association of 
Realtors; and (4) Mr. Tom Karol, General Counsel--Federal, 
National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies.

 International Data Flows: Promoting Digital Trade in the 21st 
        Century (Serial No. 114-49)

    On November 3, 2015, the Subcommittee held a hearing on 
digital trade to examine cross-border data flows, the 
restrictions placed on foreign countries on data flows and the 
economic and public policy implications.
    The hearing consisted of the following witnesses: (1) 
Ambassador Peter Allgeier, President, Coalition of Service 
Industries; (2) Dr. Robert D. Atkinson, President, Information 
Technology and Innovation Foundation; (3) Ms. Victoria A. 
Espinel, President and Chief Executive Officer, BSA The 
Software Alliance; (4) Mr. Ed Black, President and Chief 
Executive Officer, Computer and Communications Industry 
Association; and (5) Mr. Mark MacCarthy, Senior Vice President, 
Public Policy, Software and Information Industry Association.

 Resolving Issues with Confiscated Property in Cuba, Havana 
        Club Rum and Other Property (Serial No. 114-62)

    On February 11, 2016, the Subcommittee held a hearing to 
examine issues related to confiscated property in Cuba, 
including the Havana Club Rum trademark dispute.
    The hearing consisted of two panels of witnesses. The first 
panel consisted of the following witnesses: (1) The Honorable 
Kurt Tong, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of 
Economic and Business Affairs, United States Department of 
State; and (2) Ms. Mary Denison, Commissioner for Trademarks, 
United States Patent and Trademark Office. The second panel 
consisted of the following witnesses: (1) Mr. Rick Wilson, 
Senior Vice President, Bacardi-Martini, Inc.; (2) Mr. William 
A. Reinsch, President, National Foreign Trade Council; (3) Mr. 
Mauricio J. Tamargo, Poblete Tamargo LLP, Former Chairman, 
Foreign Claims Settlement Commission; and (4) Ms. Liliam 
Escasena, Cuban Property Claimant, Miami, Florida.

 International Trade Commission Patent Litigation (Serial No. 
        114-67)

    The Subcommittee held a hearing on April 14, 2016 to 
examine patent litigation at the International Trade 
Commission. The hearing follows previous International Trade 
Commission hearings that took place in the Committee in 2012 
and 2013, furthering the discussion on potential patent 
litigation reform solutions, focusing the discussion on the 
International Trade Commission. Those prior hearings pointed 
toward specific changes that may be needed in the adjudication 
of Section 337 investigations involving patent disputes.
    Witnesses for the hearing included: (1) Ms. Deanna Okun, 
Former Chairman, International Trade Commission, Partner, 
Adduci, Mastriani, & Schaumberg, LLP; (2) Mr. John Thorne, 
Partner, Kellogg Huber Hansen Todd Evans & Figel, PLLC; (3) Mr. 
Mark Whitaker, Partner, Morrison & Foerster, LLP; (4) Dr. Fiona 
Scott Morton, Theodore Nierenberg Professor of Economics, Yale 
School of Management; (5) Mr. Thomas Stoll, Principal, Stoll IP 
Consulting, LLC; and (6) Mr. Dominic Bianchi, General Counsel, 
U.S. International Trade Commission.

 The Judicial Branch and the Efficient Administration of 
        Justice (Serial No. 114-83)

    On July 6, 2016, the Subcommittee held a hearing on the 
Judicial Brand and the efficient administration of justice. The 
hearing also identified additional issues that deserve further 
Congressional attention for future hearings, such as judicial 
alignments and resources.
    The single witness for the hearing was Mr. James Duff, 
Director of the Administrative Office of the U.S. Court.

 Oversight of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (Serial No. 
        114-90)

    On September 13, 2016, the Subcommittee held a hearing on 
oversight of the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
    The single witness for the hearing was Honorable Michelle 
Lee, Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property, 
Director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

 SUBCOMMITTEE ON CRIME, TERRORISM, HOMELAND SECURITY AND INVESTIGATIONS

   F. JAMES SENSENBRENNER, JR., 
        Wisconsin, Chairman
    LOUIE GOHMERT, Texas, Vice-
             Chairman

SHEILA JACKSON LEE, Texas            STEVE CHABOT, Ohio
PEDRO R. PIERLUISI, Puerto Rico      J. RANDY FORBES, Virginia
JUDY CHU, California                 TED POE, Texas
LUIS V. GUTIERREZ, Illinois          JASON CHAFFETZ, Utah
KAREN BASS, California               TREY GOWDY, South Carolina
CEDRIC L. RICHMOND, Louisiana        RAUL R. LABRADOR, Idaho
                                     KEN BUCK, Colorado
                                     MIKE BISHOP, Michigan

                              Jurisdiction

    The Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, 
and Investigations shall have jurisdiction over the following 
subject matters: Federal Criminal Code, drug enforcement, 
sentencing, parole and pardons, internal and homeland security, 
Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure, prisons, criminal law 
enforcement, and other appropriate matters as referred by the 
Chairman, and relevant oversight.

                         Legislative Activities


 H.R. 320, the ``Rapid DNA Act of 2015'' (Serial No. 114-25)

    H.R. 320 would allow the implementation of Rapid DNA 
technology in a law enforcement setting.
    Chairman James F. Sensenbrenner, Jr. (R-WI-5) introduced 
the bill on January 13, 2015. The bill was referred to the 
Subcommittee. On June 18, 2015, the Subcommittee held a hearing 
on the bill. The hearing consisted of the following witnesses: 
(1) Ms. Amy Hess, Executive Assistant Director of Science and 
Technology, Federal Bureau of Investigation; (2) Ms. Jody Wolf, 
Assistant Crime Laboratory Administrator, Phoenix Police 
Department Crime Laboratory; President, American Society of 
Criminal Laboratory Directors; and (3) Ms. Natasha S. Alexenko, 
Founder, Natasha's Justice Project.

 H.R. 707, the ``Restoration of America's Wire Act'' (Serial 
        No. 114-19)

    H.R. 707 amends provisions of the federal criminal code, 
commonly known as the Wire Act, to provide that the prohibition 
against transmission of wagering information shall apply to any 
bet or wager, or information assisting in the placing of any 
bet or wager (thus making such prohibition applicable to all 
types of gambling activities, including internet gambling). 
States that nothing in this Act shall be construed to: (1) 
preempt any state law prohibiting gambling; or (2) alter, 
limit, or extend the relationship between the Interstate 
Horseracing Act of 1978 and other federal laws currently in 
effect, the ability of a state licensed lottery retailer to 
make in-person, computer-generated retail lottery sales, or the 
relationship between federal laws and state charitable gaming 
laws.
    Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT-3) introduced the bill on 
February 4, 2015. The bill was referred to the Subcommittee. On 
March 25, 2015, the Subcommittee held a hearing on the bill. 
The hearing consisted of the following witnesses: (1) Mr. John 
Warren Kindt, Professor Emeritus of Business Administration, 
University of Illinois School of Law; (2) Mr. Les Bernal, 
National Director, Stop Predatory Gambling Foundation; (3) Mr. 
Michael K. Fagan, Adjunct Professor of Law, Washington 
University School of Law; and (4) Ms. Parry Aftab, Executive 
Director, Wired Safety.

                          Oversight Activities


 Federal Asset Forfeiture: Uses and Reforms (Serial No. 114-5)

    On February 11, 2015, the Subcommittee held a hearing to 
gather information of the Department of Justice's civil asset 
forfeiture policies including the new federal policies 
regarding adoptions of state forfeitures which the Attorney 
General issued on January 16, 2015.
    The hearing consisted of the following witnesses: (1) Mr. 
Kenneth A. Blanco, Deputy Assistant Attorney General, Criminal 
Division, United States Department of Justice; (2) Mr. Keith 
Henderson, Prosecuting Attorney, Floyd County, Indiana; (3) Ms. 
Darpana Sheth, Attorney, Institute for Justice; and (4) Mr. 
David Smith, Attorney, Smith & Zimmerman, PLLC.

 ISIL in America: Domestic Terror and Radicalization (Serial 
        No. 114-6)

    On February 26, 2015, the Subcommittee held a hearing to 
gather information on domestic terrorism, in particular the 
increasing threat posed by ISIL through the assassination of 
American captives, recruitment of American citizens, self-
radicalization, and domestic terror plots.
    The hearing consisted of the following witnesses: (1) Mr. 
Michael B. Steinbach, Assistant Director, Counterterrorism 
Division, Federal Bureau of Investigation; (2) Chief Rodney 
Monroe, Chief of Police, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police 
Department; and (3) Sheriff Richard W. Stanek, Sheriff, 
Hennepin County Sherriff's Office.

 Child Exploitation Restitution following the Paroline v. 
        United States Decision (Serial No. 114-8)

    On March 19, 2015, the Subcommittee held a hearing on child 
exploitation restitution following the Supreme Court's 
decisions in Paroline v. United States, 134 S. Ct. 1710 (2014).
    The hearing consisted of the following witnesses: (1) Ms. 
Jill E. Steinberg, National Coordinator, Child Exploitation 
Prevention and Interdiction, United States Department of 
Justice; (2) The Honorable Paul G. Cassell, Ronald N. Boyce 
Presidential Professor of Criminal Law, S.J. Quinney College of 
Law at the University of Utah; (3) Professor Jonathan Turley, 
J.B. & Maurice C. Shapiro Professor of Public Interest Law, 
George Washington University School of Law; and (4) Mr. Grier 
Weeks, Executive Director, National Association to Protect 
Children.

 Analyzing Misconduct in Federal Law Enforcement (Serial No. 
        114-28)

    On April 15, 2015, the Subcommittee held a hearing to 
examine the recent incidents involving misconduct by federal 
law enforcement agents, including those contained in recent 
reports from the Department of Justice Office of the Inspector 
General (DOJ/OIG) and Department of Homeland Security Inspector 
General (DHS/OIG), and analyze the processes in place at the 
agencies for addressing allegations of misconduct.
    The hearing consisted of the following witnesses: (1) The 
Honorable Michael E. Horowitz, Inspector General, United States 
Department of Justice; (2) The Honorable John Roth, Inspector 
General, United States Department of Homeland Security; (3) Mr. 
Herman E. ``Chuck'' Whaley, Deputy Chief Inspector, Office of 
Professional Responsibility, Drug Enforcement Administration, 
United States Department of Justice; and (4) Mr. Mark Hughes, 
Chief Integrity Officer, United States Secret Service, United 
States Department of Homeland Security.

 America's Growing Heroin Epidemic (Serial No. 114-45)

    On July 28, 2015, the Subcommittee held a hearing to 
examine the growing problem of drug abuse in this country, 
particularly heroin, which has become an epidemic. Former 
Attorney General Holder described the heroin problem as ``an 
urgent public health crisis.''
    The hearing consisted of the following witnesses: (1) The 
Honorable Michael Botticelli, Director, White House Office of 
National Drug Control Policy; (2) Mr. John ``Jack'' Riley, 
Acting Deputy Administrator, Drug Enforcement Administration; 
(3) Ms. Nancy G. Parr, Commonwealth's Attorney, City of 
Chesapeake, Virginia; and (4) Ms. Angela R. Pacheco, First 
Judicial District Attorney, Santa Fe, New Mexico.

 Synthetic Drugs, Real Danger (Serial No. 114-66)

    On May 17, 2016, the Subcommittee held a hearing on 
synthetic drugs. Synthetic drugs have become increasingly 
popular, particularly among teens and young adults and those 
who mistakenly believe they can bypass the drug testing 
protocols of employers and government agencies. They are sold 
at a variety of retail outlets, in ``head shops,'' and over the 
Internet. However, they have not been approved by the Food and 
Drug Administration for human consumption or for medical use, 
and there is no oversight of the manufacturing process.
    Witnesses for the hearing included: (1) Mr. Louis Milione, 
Deputy Assistant Administrator, U.S. Drug Enforcement 
Administration; (2) Mr. William Smith Jr., Officer, Washington, 
DC Metropolitan Police Department; (3) Mr. Devin Eckhardt, 
Father of Connor Eckhardt; and (4) Dr. David Nichols, Adjunct 
Professor of Chemical Biology and Medicinal Chemistry, 
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

            SUBCOMMITTEE ON IMMIGRATION AND BORDER SECURITY

   TREY GOWDY, South Carolina, 
             Chairman
  RAUL R. LABRADOR, Idaho, Vice-
             Chairman

ZOE LOFGREN, California              LAMAR SMITH, Texas
LUIS V. GUTIERREZ, Illinois          STEVE KING, Iowa
SHEILA JACKSON LEE, Texas            KEN BUCK, Colorado
PEDRO R. PIERLUISI, Puerto Rico      JOHN RATCLIFFE, Texas
                                     DAVE TROTT, Michigan

                              Jurisdiction

    The Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security shall 
have jurisdiction over the following subject matters: 
immigration and naturalization, border security, admission of 
refugees, treaties, conventions and international agreements, 
Federal charters of incorporation, private immigration bills, 
non-border immigration enforcement, other appropriate matters 
as referred by the Chairman, and relevant oversight.

                         Legislative Activities


 H.R. 1147, the ``Legal Workforce Act'' (Serial No. 114-11)

    H.R. 1147 requires that all U.S. businesses use E-Verify to 
determine the employment eligibility of their U.S. workforce, 
and makes improvements to the current E-Verify and employment 
eligibility verification process.
    Rep. Lamar Smith (R-TX-21) introduced the bill on February 
27, 2015. The bill was referred to the Subcommittee. On 
February 4, 2015, the Subcommittee held a hearing on the bill. 
The hearing consisted of the following witnesses: (1) Mr. 
Randel K. Johnson, Senior Vice President, Labor, Immigration 
and Employee Benefits, United States Chamber of Commerce; (2) 
Ms. Jill G. Blitstein, Esq., International Employment Manager, 
Human Resources, North Carolina State University; (3) Mr. 
Angelo Amador, Esq., Senior Vice President and Regulatory 
Counsel, National Restaurant Association; and (4) Mr. Chuck 
Conner, President and Chief Executive Officer, National Council 
of Farmer Cooperatives.

 H.R. 1148, the ``Michael Davis, Jr. in Honor of State and 
        Local Law Enforcement Act'' (Serial No. 114-12)

    H.R. 1148 amends the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) 
and related federal law with respect to immigration law 
enforcement within the United States.
    Chairman Trey Gowdy (R-SC-4) introduced the bill on 
February 27, 2015. The bill was referred to the Subcommittee. 
On February 11, 2015, the Subcommittee held a hearing on the 
bill. The hearing consisted of the following witnesses: (1) The 
Honorable Sam S. Page, Sheriff, Rockingham County, North 
Carolina; (2) Mr. Frank L. Morris Sr., Ph.D., Member, Board of 
Directors, Progressives for Immigration Reform; (3) Mr. Dan 
Cadman, Senior Fellow, Center for Immigration Studies; and (4) 
Most Reverend Gerald Kicanas, Bishop of Tucson, United States 
Conference of Catholic Bishops.

 H.R. 1149, the ``Protection of Children Act of 2015'' (Serial 
        No. 114-12)

    H.R. 1149 amends the William Wilberforce Trafficking 
Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2008 to eliminate the 
special repatriation requirements for unaccompanied alien 
children (UAC) who are nationals or residents of a country 
contiguous to the United States. The bill applies the same 
removal requirements to all UACs who are not victims of a 
severe form of trafficking in persons and who do not have a 
fear of returning to their country of nationality or last 
habitual residence.
    Rep. John R. Carter (R-TX-31) introduced the bill on 
February 27, 2015. The bill was referred to the Subcommittee. 
On February 11, 2015, the Subcommittee held a hearing on the 
bill. The hearing consisted of the following witnesses: (1) The 
Honorable Sam S. Page, Sheriff, Rockingham County, North 
Carolina; (2) Mr. Frank L. Morris Sr., Ph.D., Member, Board of 
Directors, Progressives for Immigration Reform; (3) Mr. Dan 
Cadman, Senior Fellow, Center for Immigration Studies; and (4) 
Most Reverend Gerald Kicanas, Bishop of Tucson, United States 
Conference of Catholic Bishops.

 H.R. 1153, the ``Asylum Reform and Border Protection Act of 
        2015'' (Serial No. 114-12)

    H.R. 1153 amends the Immigration and Nationality Act to 
prohibit the government from bearing any expense of counsel for 
any person in a removal or related appeal proceedings.
    Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT-3) introduced the bill on 
February 27, 2015. The bill was referred to the Subcommittee. 
On February 11, 2015, the Subcommittee held a hearing on the 
bill. The hearing consisted of the following witnesses: (1) The 
Honorable Sam S. Page, Sheriff, Rockingham County, North 
Carolina; (2) Mr. Frank L. Morris Sr., Ph.D., Member, Board of 
Directors, Progressives for Immigration Reform; (3) Mr. Dan 
Cadman, Senior Fellow, Center for Immigration Studies; and (4) 
Most Reverend Gerald Kicanas, Bishop of Tucson, United States 
Conference of Catholic Bishops.

                          Oversight Activities


 Birthright Citizenship: Is it the Right Policy for America 
        (Serial No. 114-21)

    On April 29, 2015, the Subcommittee held a hearing to 
explore the issue of U.S. birthright citizenship policy.
    The hearing consisted of the following witnesses: (1) Dr. 
John C. Eastman, Founding Director, The Claremont Institute's 
Center for Constitutional Jurisprudence; (2) Mr. Lino A. 
Graglia, A. W. Walker Centennial Chair in Law, University of 
Texas at Austin School of Law, testifying in his personal 
capacity; (3) Mr. Jon Feere, Legal Policy Analyst, Center for 
Immigration Studies; and (4) Mr. Richard Cohen, President, 
Southern Poverty Law Center.

 Sanctuary Cities: A Threat to Public Safety (Serial No. 114-
        36)

    On July 23, 2015, the Subcommittee held a hearing to 
explore the consequences of sanctuary city policies and 
possible legislative solutions to ensure that criminal aliens 
are turned over by state and local law enforcement agencies to 
federal immigration authorities for subsequent removal from the 
United States.
    The hearing consisted of the following witnesses: (1) Mr. 
Jim Steinle, Father of Kathryn Steinle, Pleasanton, California; 
(2) The Honorable Scott Jones, Sheriff, Sacramento County, 
California; (3) Ms. Jessica Vaughan, Director of Policy 
Studies, Center for Immigration Studies; and (4) Mr. Richard 
Biehl, Chief of Police, Dayton Police Department, Dayton, Ohio.

 The Syrian Refugee Crisis and Its Impact on the Security of 
        the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program (Serial No. 114-48)

    On November 19, 2015, the Subcommittee held a hearing to 
examine security vulnerabilities in the Administration's plan 
to resettle Syrian refugees in the United States.
    The hearing consisted of the following witnesses: (1) Ms. 
Anne C. Richard, Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Population, 
Refugees, and Migration, United States Department of State; (2) 
The Honorable Leon Rodriguez, Director, United States 
Citizenship and Immigration Services; (3) Mr. Seth Jones, 
Director, International Security and Defense Policy Center, 
RAND Corporation; (4) Mr. Mark Krikorian, Executive Director, 
Center for Immigration Studies; and (5) Mr. Mark Hetfield, 
President and Chief Executive Officer, Hebrew Immigrant Aid 
Society.

 Oversight of the Executive Office for Immigration Review 
        (Serial No. 114-57)

    On December 3, 2015, the Subcommittee held an oversight 
hearing on the Executive Officer for Immigration Review (EOIR).
    The hearing consisted of the following witness: (1) Mr. 
Juan P. Osuna, Director, Executive Office for Immigration 
Review, United States Department of Justice.

 Oversight of the United States Citizenship and Immigration 
        Services (Serial No. 114-50)

    On December 9, 2015, the Subcommittee held an oversight 
hearing on the United States Citizenship and Immigration 
Services.
    The hearing consisted of the following witness: (1) The 
Honorable Leon Rodriguez, Director, United States Citizenship 
and Immigration Services.

 Another Surge of Illegal Immigrants Along the Southwest 
        Border: Is this the Obama Administration's New Normal? (Serial 
        No. 114-60)

    On February 4, 2016, the Subcommittee held a hearing to 
examine the massive wave of illegal immigration by 
unaccompanied alien minors (UAMS) and minors accompanied by 
parents (family units) along the southwest border.
    The hearing consisted of the following witnesses: (1) Mr. 
Brandon Judd, President, American Federation of Government 
Employees' (AFGE) National Border Patrol Council; (2) Mr. 
Steven McCraw, Director, Texas Department of Public Safety; (3) 
Ms. Jessica Vaughan, Director of Policy Studies, Center for 
Immigration Studies; and (4) Ms. Wendy Young, President, Kids 
in Need of Defense (KIND).

 The Real Victims of a Reckless and Lawless Immigration Policy: 
        Families and Survivors Speak Out on the Real Cost of This 
        Administration's Policies (Serial No. 114-64)

    On April 19, 2016, the Subcommittee held a hearing to 
examine the significant public safety threat posed by criminal 
aliens.
    Witnesses for the hearing included: (1) The Honorable 
Charles Jenkins, Sheriff, Frederick County, MD; (2) Ms. 
Michelle Root, mother of Sarah Root, Modale, Iowa; (3) Ms. 
Laura Wilkerson, mother of Joshua Wilkerson, Pearland, Texas; 
and (4) Bishop Minerva Carcano, Bishop, United Methodist 
Church.

 New Orleans: How the Crescent City Became a Sanctuary City 
        (Serial No. 114-96)

    On September 27, 2016, the Subcommittee held a hearing to 
examine the sanctuary policies adopted by the New Orleans 
Police Department (NOPD) on February 28, 2016, which prohibits 
officers from assisting U.S. Immigration and Customs 
Enforcement (ICE) or responding to requests from ICE regarding 
potentially removable aliens in the custody of NOPD.
    Witnesses for the hearing included: (1) Honorable Jeff 
Landry, Attorney General, Louisiana Department of Justice; (2) 
Honorable Vanita Gupta, Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney 
General, U.S. Department of Justice; (3) Honorable Michael 
Horowitz, Inspector General, U.S. Department of Justice; and 
(4) Mr. Zach Butterworth, Executive Counsel and Director of 
Federal Affairs, Office of Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu, City of 
New Orleans.

    SUBCOMMITTEE ON REGULATORY REFORM, COMMERCIAL AND ANTITRUST LAW

TOM MARINO, Pennsylvania, Chairman
  BLAKE FARENTHOLD, Texas, Vice-
             Chairman

HENRY C. ``HANK'' JOHNSON, JR., GeorgiaRRELL E. ISSA, California
SUZAN K. DelBENE, Washington         DOUG COLLINS, Georgia
HAKEEM S. JEFFRIES, New York         MIMI WALTERS, California
DAVID CICILLINE, Rhode Island        JOHN RATCLIFFE, Texas
SCOTT H. PETERS, California          DAVE TROTT, Michigan
                                     MIKE BISHOP, Michigan

                              Jurisdiction

    The Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform, Commercial and 
Antitrust Law shall have jurisdiction over the following 
subject matters: bankruptcy and commercial law, bankruptcy 
judgeships, administrative law, independent counsel, state 
taxation affecting interstate commerce, interstate compacts, 
antitrust matters, other appropriate matters as referred by the 
Chairman, and relevant oversight.

                         Legislative Activities


 H.R. 348, the ``Responsibly And Professionally Invigorating 
        Development (RAPID) Act of 2015'' (Serial No. 114-14)

    H.R. 348 fosters job creation and economic growth by 
amending the Administrative Procedure Act to establish a more 
streamlined and transparent Federal permitting process for 
construction projects. The legislation builds on earlier, more 
limited steps to streamline the permitting process and responds 
affirmatively to the call of the President's Council on Jobs 
and Competitiveness to streamline permitting further.
    Rep. Tom Marino (R-PA-10) introduced the bill on January 
14, 2015. The bill was referred to the Subcommittee. On March 
2, 2015, the Subcommittee held a hearing on the bill. The 
hearing consisted of the following witnesses: (1) Mr. William 
Kovacs, Senior Vice President, Environment, Technology and 
Regulatory Affairs, United States Chamber of Commerce; (2) Mr. 
Sam Batkins, Director of Regulatory Policy, American Action 
Forum; (3) Dr. Patrick McLaughlin, Senior Research Fellow, 
Mercatus Center at George Mason University; and (4) Mr. Amit 
Narang, Regulatory Policy Advocate, Public Citizen.

 H.R. 526, the ``Furthering Asbestos Claim Transparency (FACT) 
        Act of 2015'' (Serial No. 114-7)

    H.R. 526 amends the Bankruptcy Code to require transparency 
from bankruptcy trusts formed to pay asbestos claims.
    Rep. Blake Farenthold (R-TX-27) introduced the bill on 
January 26, 2015. The bill was referred to the Subcommittee. On 
February 4, 2015, the Subcommittee held a hearing on the bill. 
The hearing consisted of the following witnesses: (1) Mr. 
Nicholas Vari, Esq., Partner, K&L; Gates LLP; (2) Mr. Marc 
Scarcella, M.A., Principal, Bates Whites Economic Consulting; 
(3) Mr. Lester Brickman, Benjamin N. Cardozo Distinguished 
Professor of Law, Yeshiva University; and (4) Mr. Elihu 
Inselbuch, Member, Caplin & Drysdale, Chartered.

 H.R. 712, the ``Sunshine for Regulatory Decrees and 
        Settlements Act of 2015'' (Serial No. 114-14)

    H.R. 712 imposes certain limitations on consent decrees and 
settlement agreements by agencies that require the agencies to 
take regulatory action in accordance with the terms thereof, 
and for other purposes.
    Rep. Doug Collins (R-GA-9) introduced the bill on February 
4, 2015. The bill was referred to the Subcommittee. On March 2, 
2015, the Subcommittee held a hearing on the bill. The hearing 
consisted of the following witnesses: (1) Mr. William Kovacs, 
Senior Vice President, Environment, Technology and Regulatory 
Affairs, United States Chamber of Commerce; (2) Mr. Sam 
Batkins, Director of Regulatory Policy, American Action Forum; 
(3) Dr. Patrick McLaughlin, Senior Research Fellow, Mercatus 
Center at George Mason University; and (4) Mr. Amit Narang, 
Regulatory Policy Advocate, Public Citizen.

 H.R. 870, the ``Puerto Rico Chapter 9 Uniformity Act of 2015'' 
        (Serial No. 114-13)

    H.R. 870 amends the Bankruptcy Code to allow Puerto Rico to 
utilize chapter 9 of the Bankruptcy Code. Presently, the 
Bankruptcy Code explicitly excludes Puerto Rico from using 
chapter 9.
    Rep. Pedro R. Pierluisi (D-PR) introduced the bill on 
February 11, 2015. The bill was referred to the Subcommittee. 
On February 26, 2015, the Subcommittee held a hearing on the 
bill. The hearing consisted of the following witnesses: (1) Mr. 
John A. E. Pottow, Esq., Professor of Law, University of 
Michigan Law School; (2) Ms. Melba Acosta, Esq., President, 
Government Development Bank for Puerto Rico; (3) Mr. Robert 
Donahue, Managing Director, Municipal Market Analytics; and (4) 
Mr. Thomas Moers Mayer, Esq., Partner and Co-Chair, Corporate 
Restructuring and Bankruptcy Group, Kramer Levin Naftalis & 
Frankel LLP.

 H.R. 1155, the ``Searching for and Cutting Regulations that 
        are Unnecessarily Burdensome (SCRUB) Act of 2015'' (Serial No. 
        114-14)

    H.R. 1155 establishes a blue-ribbon Retrospective 
Regulatory Review Commission to identify and recommend to 
Congress for repeal existing Federal regulations that can be 
eliminated to reduce unnecessary regulatory costs to the U.S. 
economy. The Commission is charged with reducing these costs 
without significantly reducing overall regulatory 
effectiveness, by, for example, identifying and recommending 
for repeal regulations that have already achieved their purpose 
and can be repealed without recurrence of the problem they were 
intended to address, are otherwise outdated, impose 
disproportionate paperwork burdens, are ineffective or not 
cost-justified, impede the introduction of newer, safer 
technologies, or for other specified reasons impose unnecessary 
regulatory burdens. The bill sets for the Commission a goal of 
achieving at least a fifteen percent reduction in the 
cumulative cost of current Federal regulations with a minimal 
reduction in the overall effectiveness of Federal regulation.
    Rep. Jason Smith (R-MO-8) introduced the bill on February 
27, 2015. The bill was referred to the Subcommittee. On March 
2, 2015, the Subcommittee held a hearing on the bill. The 
hearing consisted of the following witnesses: (1) Mr. William 
Kovacs, Senior Vice President, Environment, Technology and 
Regulatory Affairs, United States Chamber of Commerce; (2) Mr. 
Sam Batkins, Director of Regulatory Policy, American Action 
Forum; (3) Dr. Patrick McLaughlin, Senior Research Fellow, 
Mercatus Center at George Mason University; and (4) Mr. Amit 
Narang, Regulatory Policy Advocate, Public Citizen.

 H.R. 1643, the ``Digital Goods and Services Tax Fairness Act 
        of 2015'' (Serial No. 114-26)

    H.R. 1643 prohibits a state or local jurisdiction from 
imposing multiple or discriminatory taxes on the sale or use of 
a digital good or service delivered or transferred 
electronically to a customer. The bill also excludes from the 
definition of ``digital service'' a service that is 
predominantly attributable to the direct, contemporaneous 
expenditure of live human effort, skill, or expertise, a 
telecommunications service, an ancillary service, an Internet 
access service, an audio or video programming service, or a 
hotel intermediary service.
    H.R. 1643 also restricts taxation of a digital good or 
service to taxation by a state or local jurisdiction whose 
territorial limits encompass a customer tax address, as defined 
by this Act. The bill makes the seller of digital goods or 
services responsible for obtaining and maintaining such address 
and provides for the taxation of digital goods and services 
transactions that are aggregated and not separately stated.
    Rep. Lamar Smith (R-TX-21) introduced the bill on March 26, 
2015. The bill was referred to the Subcommittee. On June 2, 
2015, the Subcommittee held a hearing on the bill. The hearing 
consisted of the following witnesses: (1) Mr. Grover G. 
Norquist, President, Americans for Tax Reform; (2) Mr. Arthur 
R. Rosen, Esq., Partner, McDermott Will & Emery LLP; (3) Mr. 
Douglas L. Lindholm, Chief Executive Officer and Executive 
Director, Council On State Taxation; (4) Mr. Lawrence F. 
Leaman, Vice President--Taxes, Masco Corporation; (5) Mr. Jot 
Carpenter, Vice President, Government Affairs, CTIA--The 
Wireless Association; (6) Ms. Julie P. Magee, Commissioner, 
Alabama Department of Revenue; and (7) Mr. Dan L. Crippen, 
Executive Director, National Governors Association.

 H.R. 2315, the ``Mobile Workforce State Income Tax 
        Simplification Act of 2015'' (Serial No. 114-26)

    H.R. 2315 prohibits the wages or other remuneration earned 
by an employee who performs employment duties in more than one 
state from being subject to income tax in any state other than: 
(1) the state of the employee's residence, and (2) the state 
within which the employee is present and performing employment 
duties for more than 30 days during the calendar year. The bill 
exempts employers from withholding of tax and information 
reporting requirements for employees not subject to income tax 
under this Act. The bill also allows an employer, for purposes 
of determining penalties related to employer withholding or 
reporting requirements, to rely on an employee's annual 
determination of the time such employee will spend working in a 
state in the absence of fraud or collusion by such employee.
    Rep. Mike Bishop (R-MI-8) introduced the bill on May 14, 
2015. The bill was referred to the Subcommittee. On June 2, 
2015, the Subcommittee held a hearing on the bill. The hearing 
consisted of the following witnesses: (1) Mr. Grover G. 
Norquist, President, Americans for Tax Reform; (2) Mr. Arthur 
R. Rosen, Esq., Partner, McDermott Will & Emery LLP; (3) Mr. 
Douglas L. Lindholm, Chief Executive Officer and Executive 
Director, Council On State Taxation; (4) Mr. Lawrence F. 
Leaman, Vice President--Taxes, Masco Corporation; (5) Mr. Jot 
Carpenter, Vice President, Government Affairs, CTIA--The 
Wireless Association; (6) Ms. Julie P. Magee, Commissioner, 
Alabama Department of Revenue; and (7) Mr. Dan L. Crippen, 
Executive Director, National Governors Association.

 H.R. 2947, the ``Financial Institution Bankruptcy Act of 
        2015'' (Serial No. 114-35)

    H.R. 2947 amends title 11 of the United States Code in 
order to facilitate the resolution of an insolvent financial 
institution in bankruptcy.
    Rep. David A. Trott (R-MI-11) introduced the bill on July 
7, 2015. The bill was referred to the Subcommittee. On July 9, 
2015, the Subcommittee held a hearing on the bill. The hearing 
consisted of the following witnesses: (1) Mr. Donald S. 
Bernstein, Esq., Partner, Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP; (2) Mr. 
Stephen E. Hessler, Esq., Partner, Kirkland & Ellis LLP; and 
(3) Mr. Richard Levin, Esq., Partner, Jenner & Block LLP.

 H.R. 2584, the ``Business Activity Tax Simplification Act of 
        2015'' (Serial No. 114-26)

    H.R. 2584, the Business Activity Tax Simplification Act, 
restores a business' physical presence in a state, defined as 
presence for more than 14 days, as a prerequisite to the 
state's imposition of business activity taxes. The bill sets 
forth criteria for: (1) determining that an entity has a 
physical presence in a state, and (2) the computation of the 
tax liability of affiliated businesses operating in a state.
    Rep. Steve Chabot (R-OH-1) introduced the bill on June 1, 
2015. The bill was referred to the Subcommittee. On June 2, 
2015, the Subcommittee held a hearing on the bill. The hearing 
consisted of the following witnesses: (1) Mr. Grover G. 
Norquist, President, Americans for Tax Reform; (2) Mr. Arthur 
R. Rosen, Esq., Partner, McDermott Will & Emery LLP; (3) Mr. 
Douglas L. Lindholm, Chief Executive Officer and Executive 
Director, Council On State Taxation; (4) Mr. Lawrence F. 
Leaman, Vice President--Taxes, Masco Corporation; (5) Mr. Jot 
Carpenter, Vice President, Government Affairs, CTIA--The 
Wireless Association; (6) Ms. Julie P. Magee, Commissioner, 
Alabama Department of Revenue; and (7) Mr. Dan L. Crippen, 
Executive Director, National Governors Association.

 H.R. 2631, the ``Regulatory Predictability for Business Growth 
        Act of 2015'' (Serial No. 114-51)

    H.R. 2631 adds the definitions of ``longstanding 
interpretive rule'' and ``revise'' to the Administrative 
Procedure Act (APA). A longstanding interpretive rule is 
distinguished from an ``interpretive rule'' if it has been in 
effect for at least one year. If a rule is a longstanding 
interpretive rule, it remains subject to the general notice of 
proposed rulemaking and comment and publication provisions of 
the APA.
    Rep. Steve Russell (R-OK-5) introduced the bill on June 3, 
2015. The bill was referred to the Subcommittee. On November 3, 
2015, the Subcommittee held a hearing on the bill. The hearing 
consisted of the following witnesses: (1) Mr. Edward Brady, 
President, Brady Homes Illinois, testifying on behalf of the 
National Association of Home Builders; (2) Mr. Paul R. Noe, 
Esq., Vice President for Public Policy, American Forest and 
Paper Association; (3) Mr. Jeffrey Bossert Clark, Esq., 
Partner, Kirkland & Ellis LLP; and (4) Professor William W. 
Buzbee, Professor of Law, Georgetown University Law Center.

 H.R. 2745, the ``Standard Merger and Acquisition Reviews 
        Through Equal Rules Act of 2015'' (Serial No. 114-32)

    H.R. 2745 harmonizes the standards applied to the 
Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Trade Commission 
(FTC) when each agency seeks a preliminary injection to a 
proposed merger or acquisition. Additionally, the bill amends 
the Clayton Act to provide the FTC with the same authority DOJ 
already possesses to seek an injunction against a proposed 
merger in federal court, and, in doing so, removes the ability 
of the FTC to pursue internal administrative litigation 
following a court's denial of an FTC preliminary injunction 
request. The bill would preserve each agency's authority to 
challenge monopolistic transactions or ones that would 
substantially lessen competition and not affect the judicial 
remedies available to address such transactions.
    Rep. Blake Farenthold (R-TX-27) introduced the bill on June 
12, 2015. The bill was referred to the Subcommittee. On June 
16, 2015, the Subcommittee held a hearing on the bill. The 
hearing consisted of the following witnesses: (1) Ms. Deborah 
Garza, Esq., Partner, Covington & Burling LLP; (2) Mr. David A. 
Clanton, Esq., Senior Counsel, Baker & McKenzie LLP; (3) Mr. 
Abbott (Tad) B. Lipsky, Jr., Esq., Partner, Latham & Watkins 
LLP; and (4) Mr. Albert A. Foer, Esq., Senior Fellow, American 
Antitrust Institute.

 H.R. 3438, the ``Require Evaluation before Implementing 
        Executive Wishlists Act of 2015'' (Serial No. 114-51)

    H.R. 3438 requires a federal agency to postpone the 
effective date of a high-impact rule pending judicial review 
and permits such a rule to take effect 60 days after it is 
published in the Federal Register if no person seeks judicial 
review of such rule during such period. The bill also defines a 
``high-impact rule'' as any rule that the Office of Information 
and Regulatory Affairs determines may impose an annual cost on 
the economy of at least $1 billion.
    Chairman Tom Marino (R-PA-10) introduced the bill on August 
4, 2015. The bill was referred to the Subcommittee. On November 
3, 2015, the Subcommittee held a hearing on the bill. The 
hearing consisted of the following witnesses: (1) Mr. Edward 
Brady, President, Brady Homes Illinois, testifying on behalf of 
the National Association of Home Builders; (2) Mr. Paul R. Noe, 
Esq., Vice President for Public Policy, American Forest and 
Paper Association; (3) Mr. Jeffrey Bossert Clark, Esq., 
Partner, Kirkland & Ellis LLP; and (4) Professor William W. 
Buzbee, Professor of Law, Georgetown University Law Center.

 H.R. 4768, the ``Separation of Powers Restoration Act of 
        2016'' (Serial No. 114-77)

    H.R. 4768 was introduced by Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-TX-4) 
March 16, 2016. H.R. 4768 overturns the Chevron and Auer 
doctrines of judicial deference to agency interpretations of 
statutes and regulations they administer. H.R. 4768 was passed 
in the House by a recorded vote of 240-171. The subcommittee 
held a legislative hearing on May 17, 2016. The bill was 
reported (H. Rept. 114-622.) by the Committee on June 14, 2016. 
On July 12, 2016, the House passed the bill by a roll call vote 
of 240-17.
    Witnesses for the hearing included: (1) Professor John 
Duffy, Samuel H. McCoy II Professor of Law, University of 
Virginia School of Law; (2) Professor Jack Beermann, Professor 
of Law and Harry Elwood Warren Scholar, Boston University 
School of Law; (3) Mr. Jeffrey Clark Esq., Partner, Kirkland & 
Ellis LLP; (4) Mr. John Walke Esq, Director, Clean Air Project, 
Climate & Clean Air Program; (5) Professor Ronald Levin, 
William R. Orthwein Distinguished Professor of Law, Washington 
University School of Law; and (6) Professor Adam WhiteFellow, 
Hoover Institution, Adjunct Professor, Antonin Scalia Law 
School at George Mason University.

 H.R. 5063 , the ``Stop Settlement Slush Funds Act of 2016'' 
        (Serial No. 114-69)

    H.R. 5063 prohibits government officials from entering into 
or enforcing a settlement agreement resolving a civil action on 
behalf of the United States that provides for a payment to any 
person or entity other than the United States. The bill 
provides exceptions to allow payments that directly remedy harm 
(including to the environment) directly and proximately caused 
by the party making the payment or that constitute payment for 
services rendered in connection with the case. The subcommittee 
held a legislative hearing on H.R. 5063 on April 28, 2016.
    Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-VA-6) introduced the bill on April 
26, 2016. The bill was agreed to in the House by a recorded 
vote of 241-174. Witnesses for the hearing included: (1) The 
Honorable Daniel Lungren Esq., Principal, Lungren Lopina LLC; 
(2) Professor Paul Figley Esq., Associate Director, Legal 
Rhetoric Program, American University Washington College of 
Law; and (3) Professor David Uhlmann Esq., Director, 
Environmental Law and Policy Program, The University of 
Michigan Law School.
    The bill passed the House on September 7, 2016 by a roll 
call vote of 241-174.

                          Oversight Activities


 Consumers Shortchanged? Oversight of the Justice Department's 
        Mortgage Lending Settlements (Serial No. 114-16)

    On February 12, 2015, the Subcommittee held a hearing to 
examine the Department of Justice's mortgage lending 
settlements.
    The hearing consisted of two panels of witnesses. The first 
panel consisted of the following witness: (1) Mr. Geoffrey 
Graber, Deputy Associate Attorney General and Director, RMBS 
Working Group of the Financial Fraud Enforcement Task Force, 
United States Department of Justice. The second panel consisted 
of the following witnesses: (1) Mr. Paul Larkin, Senior Legal 
Research Fellow, Edwin Meese III Center for Legal and Judicial 
Studies, Heritage Foundation; (2) Mr. Ted Frank, Founder, 
Center for Class Action Fairness; (3) Ms. Cornelia Mrose, Chief 
Executive Officer, Compass Films of New York LLC; and (4) Mr. 
Alan White, Professor of Law, CUNY School of Law.

 Oversight of the Antitrust Enforcement Agencies (Serial No. 
        114-33)

    On May 15, 2015, the Subcommittee held an oversight hearing 
of the antitrust enforcement agencies, namely the Department of 
Justice's Antitrust Division and the Federal Trade Commission's 
Bureau of Competition.
    The hearing consisted of the following witnesses: (1) The 
Honorable William J. Baer, Assistant Attorney General, 
Antitrust Division, United States Department of Justice; and 
(2) The Honorable Edith Ramirez, Chairwoman, Federal Trade 
Commission.

 Ongoing Oversight: Monitoring the Activities of the Justice 
        Department's Civil, Tax and Environment and Natural Resources 
        Divisions and the U.S. Trustee Program (Serial No. 114-34)

    On May 19, 2015, the Subcommittee held a hearing to examine 
the activities of four Justice Department components within its 
jurisdiction.
    The hearing consisted of two panels of witnesses. The first 
panel consisted of the following witnesses: (1) Mr. Benjamin C. 
Mizer, Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General, Civil 
Division, U.S. Department of Justice; (2) The Honorable John C. 
Cruden, Assistant Attorney General, Environment and Natural 
Resources Division, U.S. Department of Justice; (3) Ms. 
Caroline D. Ciraolo, Acting Assistant Attorney General, Tax 
Division, U.S. Department of Justice; and (4) Mr. Clifford J. 
White III, Director, U.S. Trustee Program, U.S. Department of 
Justice. The second panel consisted of the following witnesses: 
(1) Mr. Michael Horowitz, Chief Executive Officer, Twenty-First 
Century Initiatives; (2) Mr. Daniel Epstein, Executive 
Director, Cause of Action; (3) Mr. Andrew M. Grossman, Esq., 
Associate, Baker & Hostetler LLP; and (4) Ms. Lauren Saunders, 
Associate Director, National Consumer Law Center.

 Oversight of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs 
        (Serial No. 114-39)

    On July 15, 2015, the Subcommittee held an oversight 
hearing of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, an 
agency that plays a critical role in the regulatory process.
    The hearing consisted of two panels of witnesses. The first 
panel consisted of the following witness: (1) The Honorable 
Howard A. Shelanski, Administrator, Office of Information and 
Regulatory Affairs. The second panel consisted of the following 
witnesses: (1) Dr. Douglas Holtz-Eakin, President, American 
Action Forum; (2) Ms. Karen R. Harned, Esq., Executive 
Director, National Federation of Independent Business, Small 
Business Legal Center; (3) Dr. Richard Williams, Director of 
Regulatory Studies Program, Mercatus Center; and (4) Professor 
Noah M. Sachs, Director, Merhige Center of Environmental 
Studies.

 The State of Competition in the Health Care Marketplace: The 
        Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act's Impact on 
        Competition (Serial No. 114-46)

    On September 10, 2015, the Subcommittee held a hearing to 
examine the state of competition in the health care industry 
marketplace and the Patient Protection and Affordable Care 
Act's (commonly referred to as ``Obamacare'') impact on 
competition in this marketplace.
    The hearing consisted of the following witnesses: (1) Mr. 
Thomas L. Greaney, Professor of Law, St. Louis University 
School of Law; (2) Mr. Richard J. Pollack, President and Chief 
Executive Officer, American Hospital Association; (3) Ms. 
Barbara L. McAneny, M.D., Member of the Board of Trustees, 
American Medical Association; (4) Mr. Dan Durham, Executive 
Vice President of Strategic Initiatives, American Health 
Insurance Plans; and (5) Mr. Scott Gottlieb, M.D., Resident 
Fellow, American Enterprise Institute.

 Healthy Competition? An Examination of the Proposed Health 
        Insurance Mergers and the Consequent Impact on Competition 
        (Serial No. 114-47)

    On September 29, 2015, the Subcommittee held an oversight 
hearing on competition in the health care marketplace to 
examine the potential competitive impacts resulting from the 
two separate proposed mergers between the health insurance 
companies Aetna Inc. and Humana Inc., and Anthem Inc. and Cigna 
Corporation.
    The hearing consisted of the following witnesses: (1) Mr. 
Mark T. Bertolini, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Aetna; 
(2) Mr. Joseph R. Swedish, President and Chief Executive 
Officer, Anthem; (3) Mr. Tom Nickels, Executive Vice President, 
American Hospital Association; (4) Mr. Andrew W. Gurman, M.D., 
President-Elect, American Medical Association; (5) Mr. Jamie S. 
King, Professor of Law, University of California, Hastings 
College of Law; and (6) Mr. Edmund F. Haislmaier, Senior 
Research Fellow of Health Policy Studies, The Heritage 
Foundation.

 The State of Competition in the Pharmacy Benefit Manager and 
        Pharmacy Marketplaces (Serial No. 114-52)

    On November 17, 2015, the Subcommittee held a hearing to 
examine the state of competition in the pharmacy manager (PBM) 
and pharmacy marketplaces.
    The hearing consisted of the following witnesses: (1) Ms. 
Amy Bricker, R.Ph., Vice President of Retail Contracting & 
Strategy, Express Scripts; (2) Mr. David A. Balto, Esq., Law 
Offices of David A. Balto; (3) Ms. Natalie A. Pons, Esq., 
Senior Vice President and Assistant General Counsel, CVS 
Health; and (4) Mr. Bradley J. Arthur, R.Ph., President of the 
National Community Pharmacists Association, and Co-Owner, Black 
Rock Pharmacy and Brighton-Eggert Pharmacy.

 Triple Threat to Workers and Households: Impacts of Federal 
        Regulations on Jobs, Wages and Startups (Serial No. 114-65)

    On February 24, 2016, the subcommittee held a hearing to 
examine the latest trends in and research on the economic 
impacts of regulation, with a focus on underappreciated impacts 
on workers.
    Witnesses for the hearing included: (1) Ms. Janet Whitacre-
Kaboth, President, Whitacre-Greer Company; (2) Mr. Ryan Murray, 
Vice President of Operations, Murray Energy Corporation; (3) 
Mr. Jared Meyer, Fellow, Economics21 at the Manhattan 
Institute; (4) Dr. Patrick McLaughlin, Senior Research Fellow, 
Mercatus Center; (5) Mr. Robert Weissman Esq., President, 
Public Citizen; and (6) Dr. Josh Bivens, Research and Policy 
Director, Economic Policy Institute.

 The Chevron Doctrine: Constitutional and Statutory Questions 
        in Judicial Deference to Agencies (Serial No. 114-68)

    On March 15, 2016, the subcommittee held a hearing to 
examine constitutional and statutory questions raised by the 
Chevron doctrine of judicial deference to agencies' 
interpretations of statutes.
    Witnesses for the hearing included: (1) Professor Jonathan 
Turley, The Shapiro Professor of Public Interest Law, The 
George Washington University; (2) Professor John Duffy, Samuel 
H. McCoy II Professor of Law, University of Virginia School of 
Law; (3) Dr. George Shepherd, Professor of Law, Emory 
University School of Law; (4) Professor Jack Beerman, Professor 
of Law and Henry Elwood Warren Scholar, Boston University 
School of Law; (5) Professor Richard Pierce Jr., Lyle T. 
Alverson Professor of Law, The George Washington University Law 
School; and (6) Professor Emily Hammond, Associate Dean for 
Public Engagement, The George Washington University Law School.

 International Antitrust Enforcement: China and Beyond (Serial 
        No. 114-80)

    On June 7, 2016, the subcommittee held an oversight hearing 
to examine the history and nature of China's competition law 
enforcement and its potential impact on other international 
jurisdictions. The hearing also examined how executive agencies 
coordinate with each other and interact with China on its 
competition laws.
    Witnesses for the hearing included: (1) Honorable Maureen 
Ohlhausen, Commissioner, Federal Trade Commission; (2) Mr. Mark 
Cohen, Senior Counsel, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office; (3) 
Mr. Sean Heather, Vice President, Center for Global Regulatory 
Cooperation, US Chamber of Commerce; and (4) Professor Thomas 
Horton, Professor of Law and Heidepriem Trial Advocacy Fellow, 
University of South Dakota School of Law.

 Assessing the Obama Years: OIRA and Regulatory Impacts on 
        Jobs, Wages and Economic Recovery (Serial No. 114-85)

    On July 6, 2016, the subcommittee held an oversight hearing 
on the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs.
    The hearing consisted of two witness panels. The first 
witness panel included Honorable Howard Shelanski, 
Administrator, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs. 
The second witness panel consisted of: (1) Dr. Douglas Holtz-
Eakin, President, American Action Forum; (2) Mr. Clyde Crews 
Jr., Vice President for Policy, Competitive Enterprise 
Institute; (3) Dr. William Beach, Vice President for Policy 
Research, Mercatus Center; and (4) Prof. David Driesen Esq., 
Professor of Law, Syracuse University College of Law.

 Treating the Opioid Epidemic: The State of Competition in the 
        Markets for Addiction Medicine (Serial No. 114-97)

    On September 22, 2016, the subcommittee held a hearing to 
examine the state of competition in the addiction medicine 
marketplace, and whether any competitive issues exist in the 
marketplace.
    Witnesses for the hearing included: (1) Dr. Anne McDonald 
Pritchett, Ph.D., Vice President, Policy and Research, 
Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America; (2) Mr. 
David Gaugh, R.Ph., Senior Vice President for Sciences and 
Regulatory Affairs, Generic Pharmaceutical Association; (3) Mr. 
Mark Merritt, President and Chief Executive Officer, 
Pharmaceutical Care Management Association; (4) Dr. Eric 
Ketcham, MD, American College of Emergency Physicians, Medical 
Director, Emergency Department and Urgent Care; Co-Medical 
Director, EMS San Juan Regional Medical Center; and (5) Prof. 
Robin Feldman, Esq., Harry and Lillian Hastings Professor of 
Law; Director of the Institute for Innovation Law, UC Hastings 
College of Law.

                     EXECUTIVE OVERREACH TASK FORCE

   STEVE KING, Iowa, Chairman\2\

STEVE COHEN, Tennessee               F. JAMES SENSENBRENNER, Wisconsin
JERROLD NADLER, New York             DARRELL ISSA, California
ZOE LOFGREN, California              LOUIE GOHMERT, Texas
SHEILA JACKSON-LEE, Texas            JIM JORDAN, Ohio
HANK JOHNSON, Georgia                TED POE, Texas
JUDY CHU, California                 JASON CHAFFETZ, Utah
TED DEUTCH, Florida                  TREY GOWDY, South Carolina
CEDRIC RICHMOND, Louisiana           RAUL LABRADOR, Idaho
SCOTT PETERS, California             RON DeSANTIS, Florida
                                     KEN BUCK, Colorado
                                     MIKE BISHOP, Michigan

                              Jurisdiction

    The Executive Overreach Task Force shall conduct hearings 
and investigations relating to separation of powers and 
executive overreach issues within the Committee's Rule X 
jurisdiction, and may issue reports to the Committee detailing 
its findings and recommendations.

                          Oversight Activities


 The Original Understanding of the Role of Congress and How Far 
        We've Drifted From It (Serial No. 114-61)

    On March 1, 2016, the task force held a hearing on the 
Founders' original understanding of the role of Congress and 
how far we have deviated from that original understanding.
    Witnesses for the hearing included:
    Matthew Spalding; (Associate Vice President and Dean of 
Educational Programs, Hillsdale College, Allan P. Kirby, Jr. 
Center for Constitutional Studies and Citizenship), Joseph 
Postell; (Assistant Professor of Political Science, University 
of Colorado-Colorado Springs), James Capretta; (visiting and 
senior fellow, American Enterprise Institute & Ethics and 
Public Policy Center), Steven Vladeck; (American University, 
Washington College of Law).

 Executive Overreach in Domestic Affairs Part 1--Health Care 
        and Immigration (Serial No. 114-63)

    On March 15, 2016, the task force held a hearing to focus 
on the recent examples of executive overreach in which the 
president has failed to faithfully execute the law, including 
the president's failure to constitutionally implement the 
Affordable Care Act and his abrogation of the country's 
immigration laws.
    Witnesses for the hearing included:
    Josh Blackman; (Associate Professor of Law, South Texas 
College of Law at Houston). Elizabeth Papez; (Partner, Winston 
and Strawn, Washington D.C.) and Elizabeth Slattery; (Legal 
Fellow, Heritage Foundation), and Simon Lazarus (Senior 
Counsel, Constitutional Accountability Center).

 Executive Overreach in Domestic Affairs Part II--IRS Abuse, 
        Welfare Reform, and Other Issues (Serial No. 114-71)

    Whereas the previous taskforce hearing was focused on 
recent examples or executive overreach in which the president 
has failed to faithfully execute the law, including the 
president's failure to constitutionally implement the 
Affordable Care Act and his abrogation of the country's 
immigration laws, this hearing will explore examples of 
executive overreach in domestic affairs, including IRS abuse, 
welfare reform work requirement waivers, and unilateral changes 
of energy law through the EPA.
    Witnesses for the hearing included: Cleta Mitchell; (Foley 
and Lardner, Washington D.C.), David Bernstein; (George Mason 
University Foundation Professor, George Mason University School 
of Law), Emily Hammond; (Associate Dean for Public Engagement, 
Professor of Law, George Washington University School of Law), 
Andrew Grossman; (Partner, Baker and Hostetler, Washington 
D.C.).

 Executive Overreach in Foreign Affairs (Serial No. 114-75)

    On May 12, 2016, the task force held a hearing to explore 
examples of executive overreach in foreign affairs.
    Witnesses for the hearing included: Eugene Kontorovich; 
(Professor of Law, Northwestern Law School), Steven Groves; 
(The Heritage Foundation), and Stephen Vladeck; (Professor of 
Law, American University, Washington School of Law).

 The Federal Government on Autopilot: Delegation of Regulatory 
        Authority to an Unaccountable Bureaucracy (Serial No. 114-79)

    On May 24, 2016, the task force held a hearing to examine 
the many issues related to the growth in federal regulatory 
burdens and look for solutions to rein in this problem.
    Witnesses for the hearing included: John Graham; (Dean, 
Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs), 
Sofie Miller; (Senior Policy Analyst, Regulatory Studies 
Center, The George Washington University), Amit Narang; 
(Regulatory Policy Advocate, Public Citizen), and Gail Heriot 
(Professor of Law, University of San Diego School of Law).

 The Federal Government on Autopilot: Mandatory Spending and 
        the Entitlement Crisis (Serial No. 114-81)

    On July 6, 2016, the task force held a hearing to examine 
the many issues fueling our nation's entitlement crisis and to 
look for ways to rein in this growing problem.
    Witnesses for the hearing included: Eugene Steurle: 
(Institute Fellow and Richard B. Fisher Chair, the Urban 
Institute), Scott Lilly; (Senior Fellow, Center for American 
Progress), Nicholas Eberstadt; (Henry Wendt Chair in Political 
Economy, American Enterprise Institute).

 Executive Overreach in Regulatory Enforcement and 
        Infrastructure (Serial No. 114-86)

    On July 12, 2016, the task force held a hearing on 
executive overreach in regulatory enforcement and 
infrastructure.
    Witnesses for the hearing included: Michael Mukasey; (of 
counsel, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP), David Min; (Assistant 
Professor of Law, University of California, Irvine School of 
Law), Gary Ridley; (Oklahoma Secretary of Transportation).