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                                                Union Calendar No. 879
115th Congress   }                                      {       Report
                        HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
 2d Session      }                                      {     115-1112
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                            ACTIVITY REPORT

                                 of the

                       COMMITTEE ON THE JUDICIARY

                                 of the

                 UNITED STATES HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                             for the period

               JANUARY 3, 2017 THROUGH DECEMBER 18, 2018





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 December 31, 2018.--Committed to the Committee of the Whole House on 
            the State of the Union and ordered to be printed 
            
            
            
            
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                          House of Representatives,
                                Committee on the Judiciary,
                                 Washington, DC, December 31, 2018.
Hon. Karen Haas,
Clerk, House of Representatives,
Washington, DC.
    Dear Madam Clerk, Pursuant to clause 1(d) of rule XI of the 
Rules of the House of Representatives, I am transmitting the 
report on the activities of the Committee on the Judiciary of 
the U.S. House of Representatives in the 115th Congress.
            Sincerely,
                                             Bob Goodlatte,
                                                          Chairman.
                                                          
                                                          
                                                          
                                                          
                                                          
                                                          
                                                          
                                                          
                                                          
                                                          
                                                          
                                                          
                                                          
                                                          
                                                          
                                                          
                                                          
                                                          
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Committee Membership.............................................    VI
Jurisdiction of the Committee....................................     1
Rule X--Organization of Committees...............................     1
Committee Activity...............................................     2
       Tabulation of Activity............................     2
       Printed Hearings..................................     4
       Activities Conducted Pursuant to Clauses 2(n), 
      (o), or (p) of House Rule XI...............................     6
Committee Authorization and Oversight Plan.......................     7
Activities Conducted Pursuant to Committee Oversight Plan........    26
Full Committee...................................................    29
       Jurisdiction......................................    29
       Legislative Activities............................    29
       Oversight Activities..............................    45
Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice...............    51
       Jurisdiction......................................    51
       Legislative Activities............................    51
       Oversight Activities..............................    52
Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet..    55
       Jurisdiction......................................    55
       Oversight Activities..............................    55
Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security and 
  Investigations.................................................    59
       Jurisdiction......................................    59
       Legislative Activities............................    59
       Oversight Activities..............................    60
Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security..................    65
       Jurisdiction......................................    65
       Oversight Activities..............................    65
Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform, Commercial and Antitrust Law..    67
       Jurisdiction......................................    67
       Legislative Activities............................    67
       Oversight Activities..............................    69 
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
                          COMMITTEE MEMBERSHIP
                     ONE HUNDRED FIFTEENTH CONGRESS
                     COMMITTEE ON THE JUDICIARY\1\

 BOB GOODLATTE, Virginia, Chairman

JERROLD NADLER, New York             F. JAMES SENSENBRENNER, Jr., 
ZOE LOFGREN, California              Wisconsin
SHEILA JACKSON LEE, Texas            LAMAR SMITH, Texas
STEVE COHEN, Tennessee               STEVE CHABOT, Ohio
HENRY C. ``HANK'' JOHNSON, Jr., GeorgiaRRELL E. ISSA, California
THEODORE E. DEUTCH, Florida          STEVE KING, Iowa
LUIS V. GUTIERREZ, Illinois          LOUIE GOHMERT, Texas
KAREN BASS, California               JIM JORDAN, Ohio
CEDRIC L. RICHMOND, Louisiana        TED POE, Texas
HAKEEM S. JEFFRIES, New York         TOM MARINO, Pennsylvania
DAVID CICILLINE, Rhode Island        TREY GOWDY, South Carolina
ERIC SWALWELL, California            RAUL R. LABRADOR, Idaho
TED LIEU, California                 DOUG COLLINS, Georgia
JAMIE RASKIN, Maryland               KEN BUCK, Colorado
PRAMILA JAYAPAL, Washington          JOHN RATCLIFFE, Texas
BRAD SCHNEIDER, Illinois             MARTHA ROBY, Alabama
VALDEZ VENITA ``VAL'' DEMINGS, FloridaATT GAETZ, Florida
                                     MIKE JOHNSON, Louisiana
                                     ANDY BIGGS, Arizona
                                     JOHN RUTHERFORD, Florida
                                     KAREN HANDEL, Georgia
                                     KEITH ROTHFUS, Pennsylvania

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                                                Union Calendar No. 879
115th Congress   }                                      {       Report
                        HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
 2d Session      }                                      {     115-1112

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ACTIVITY REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON THE JUDICIARY OF THE UNITED STATES 
    HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES FOR THE PERIOD JANUARY 3, 2017 THROUGH 
                           DECEMBER 18, 2018

                                _______
                                

 December 31, 2018.--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(1) of rule X of the Rules of the House of 
Representatives for the 115th 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.
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                         COMMITTEE ACTIVITY\2\


                         Tabulation of Activity


             BILLS AND RESOLUTIONS REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE

Public Legislation:
    House bills...............................................      1253
    House joint resolutions...................................        66
    House concurrent resolutions..............................        24
    House resolutions.........................................       118
    Senate bills..............................................        20
    Senate joint resolutions..................................         0
    Senate concurrent resolutions.............................         0
                                                                  ______
        Subtotal..............................................      1481
Private Legislation:
    House bills...............................................        35
    House resolutions.........................................         0
    Senate bills..............................................         0
        Subtotal..............................................        35
                                                                  ______
            Total.............................................      1516

                                HEARINGS

Full Committee................................................        22
Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice............        11
Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the 
    Internet..................................................         9
Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and 
    Investigations............................................        14
Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security...............         5
Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform, Commercial and Antitrust 
    Law.......................................................        14
                                                                  ______
            Total.............................................        75

                     BILLS AND RESOLUTIONS MARKED UP

Full Committee................................................        87
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...............         1
Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform, Commercial and Antitrust 
    Law.......................................................         0
                                                                  ______
            Total.............................................        88

               BILLS AND RESOLUTIONS REPORTED TO THE HOUSE

House bills...................................................        46
House joint resolutions.......................................         2
House concurrent resolutions..................................         0
House resolutions.............................................         7
Senate bills and resolution...................................         0
                                                                  ______
            Total.............................................        55

           BILLS AND RESOLUTIONS (REFERRED) PASSING THE HOUSE

House bills...................................................       113
House joint resolutions.......................................         3
House concurrent resolutions..................................         1
House resolutions.............................................         7
Senate bills and resolutions..................................        14
                                                                  ______
            Total.............................................       138

                              PUBLIC LAWS

    H.R.6, the ``Substance Use-Disorder Prevention that Promotes Opioid 
Recovery and Treatment for Patients and Communities,'' Public Law No: 
115-271.
    H.R.304, the ``Protecting Patient Access to Emergency Medications 
Act of 2017,'' Public Law No: 115-83.
    H.R.339, the ``Northern Mariana Islands Economic Expansion Act,'' 
Public Law No: 115-53.
    H.R.390, the ``Iraq and Syria Genocide Relief and Accountability 
Act of 2018,'' Public Law No: 115-300.
    H.R.510, the ``Rapid DNA Act of 2017,'' Public Law No: 115-50.
    H.R.1370, the ``Department of Homeland Security Blue Campaign 
Authorization Act of 2017,'' Public Law No: 115-96.
    H.R.1616, the ``Strengthening State and Local Cyber Crime Fighting 
Act of 2017,'' Public Law No: 115-76.
    H.R.1865, the ``Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex 
Trafficking Act of 2017,'' Public Law No: 115-164.
    H.R.1892, the ``Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018,'' Public Law No: 
115-123.
    H.R.2228, the ``Law Enforcement Mental Health and Wellness Act of 
2017,'' Public Law No: 115-113.
    H.R.2229, the ``All Circuit Review Act,'' Public Law No: 115-195.
    H.R.2266, Additional Supplemental Appropriations for Disaster 
Relief Requirements Act, 2017, Public Law No: 115-72.
    H.R.3249, the ``Project Safe Neighborhoods Grant Program 
Authorization Act of 2018,'' Public Law No: 115-185.
    H.R.3364, the ``Countering America's Adversaries Through Sanctions 
Act,'' Public Law No: 115-44.
    H.R.3731, the ``Secret Service Recruitment and Retention Act of 
2018,'' Public Law No: 115-160.
    H.R.4708, the ``Department of Homeland Security Blue Campaign 
Authorization Act,'' Public Law No: 115-125.
    H.R.4854, the ``Justice Served Act of 2018,'' Public Law No: 115-
257.
    H.R.6758, the ``Study of Underrepresented Classes Chasing 
Engineering and Science Success Act of 2018,'' Public Law No: 115-273.
    H.R.6870, To rename the Stop Trading on Congressional Knowledge Act 
of 2012 in honor of Representative Louise McIntosh Slaughter, Public 
Law No: 115-277.
    H.R.6896, the ``United States Parole Commission Extension Act of 
2018,'' Public Law No: 115-274.
    H.J.RES.40, Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 
of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Social 
Security Administration relating to Implementation of the NICS 
Improvement Amendments Act of 2007, Public Law No: 115-8.
    H.J.RES.76, Granting the consent and approval of Congress for the 
Commonwealth of Virginia, the State of Maryland, and the District of 
Columbia to enter into a compact relating to the establishment of the 
Washington Metrorail Safety Commission, Public Law No: 115-54.
    S.178, the ``Elder Abuse Prevention and Prosecution Act,'' Public 
Law No: 115-70.
    S.305, the ``Vietnam War Veterans Recognition Act of 2017,'' Public 
Law No: 115-15.
    S.717, the ``POWER Act,'' Public Law No: 115-237.
    S.772, the ``Ashlynne Mike AMBER Alert in Indian Country Act,'' 
Public Law No: 115-166.
    S.782, the ``PROTECT Our Children Act of 2017,'' Public Law No: 
115-82.
    S.1595, the ``Hizballah International Financing Prevention 
Amendments Act of 2018,'' Public Law No: 115-272.
    S.1766, the ``SAFER Act of 2017,'' Public Law No: 115-107.
    S.2152, the ``Amy, Vicky, and Andy Child Pornography Victim 
Assistance Act of 2018,'' Public Law No: 115-299.
    S.2245, the ``KIWI Act,'' Public Law No: 115-226.
    S.2559, the ``Marrakesh Treaty Implementation Act,'' Public Law No: 
115-261.

                            Printed Hearings


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                    Date of
  Serial No.        Hearing            Forum            Hearing Title
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115-1.........         2/14/17  Courts.............  Judicial
                                                      Transparency and
                                                      Ethics
115-2.........          3/1/17  Full...............  Section 702 of the
                                                      FISA Amendments
                                                      Act
115-3.........         2/16/17  Regulatory Reform..  H.R. 372, the
                                                      ``Competitive
                                                      Health Insurance
                                                      Reform Act of
                                                      2017''
115-5.........         2/16/17  Constitution.......  State of Religious
                                                      Liberty in America
115-6.........          3/2/17  Constitution.......  Oversight of the
                                                      Judgement Fund
115-4.........          3/8/17  Full...............  Department of
                                                      Homeland
                                                      Security's
                                                      Proposed
                                                      Regulations
                                                      Reforming the
                                                      Investor Visa
                                                      Program
115-11........         3/16/17  Courts.............  Bringing Justice
                                                      Closer to the
                                                      People: Examining
                                                      Ideas for
                                                      Restructuring the
                                                      9th Circuit
115-7.........         3/16/17  Crime..............  Combating Crimes
                                                      Against Children:
                                                      Assessing the
                                                      Legal Landscape
115-10........         3/21/17  Full...............  Examining Systemic
                                                      Management and
                                                      Fiscal Challenges
                                                      within the
                                                      Department of
                                                      Justice
115-12........         3/23/17  Regulatory Reform..  H.R. 1667, the
                                                      ``Financial
                                                      Institution
                                                      Bankruptcy Act of
                                                      2017'' (print bill
                                                      text)
115-13........         3/28/17  Immigration........  Restoring
                                                      Enforcement of our
                                                      Nation's
                                                      Immigration Laws
115-8.........         3/28/17  Crime..............  To Examine the
                                                      State of Forensic
                                                      Science in the
                                                      United States
115-14........         3/30/17  Constitution.......  H.R. 1689, the
                                                      ``Private Property
                                                      Rights Protection
                                                      Act'' (print bill
                                                      text)
115-9.........          4/4/17  Crime..............  Oversight of the
                                                      Drug Enforcement
                                                      Administration and
                                                      the Bureau of
                                                      Alcohol, Tobacco,
                                                      Firearms, and
                                                      Explosives
115-15........          4/4/17  Constitution.......  First Amendment
                                                      Protections on
                                                      Public College and
                                                      University
                                                      Campuses
115-17........         4/26/17  Crime..............  Oversight of the
                                                      Federal Bureau of
                                                      Prisons and the
                                                      U.S. Marshals
                                                      Service
115-16........         5/17/17  Crime..............  Challenges Facing
                                                      Law Enforcement in
                                                      the 21st Century
115-18........          6/8/17  Crime..............  Oversight of
                                                      Department of
                                                      Justice Grant
                                                      Programs
115-19........          6/8/17  Reg Reform.........  A Time to Reform:
                                                      Oversight of the
                                                      Activities of the
                                                      Justice
                                                      Department's
                                                      Civil, Tax and
                                                      Environment and
                                                      Natural Resources
                                                      Divisions and the
                                                      U.S. Trustee
                                                      Program
115-35........       6/13/2017  Courts.............   Examining the
                                                      Supreme Court's TC
                                                      Heartland Decision
115-21........       6/13/2017  Constitution.......  Lawsuit Abuse and
                                                      the Telephone
                                                      Consumer
                                                      Protection Act
115-36........       6/15/2017  Full...............  Data Stored Abroad:
                                                      Ensuring Lawful
                                                      Access and Privacy
                                                      Protection in the
                                                      Digital Era
115-22........       6/23/2017  Constitution.......  Examining Ethical
                                                      Responsibilities
                                                      Regarding Attorney
                                                      Advertising
115-37........       6/22/2017  Crime..............  Juvenile Justice
                                                      Reform in the
                                                      Modern Era
115-38........       6/27/2017  Crime..............  H.R. 2851, Stop the
                                                      Importation and
                                                      Trafficking of
                                                      Synthetic
                                                      Analogues Act of
                                                      2017 (don't print
                                                      bill text)
115-26........       6/29/2017  Reg Reform.........  Recent Trends in
                                                      International
                                                      Antitrust
                                                      Enforcement
115-39........       7/13/2017  Courts.............   The Impact of Bad
                                                      Patents on
                                                      American
                                                      Businesses
115-40........       7/19/2017  Immigration........  Agricultural
                                                      Guestworkers:
                                                      Meeting the
                                                      Growing Needs of
                                                      American
                                                      Agriculture
115-41........       7/20/2017  Crime..............  Gangs in Our
                                                      Communities:
                                                      Drugs, Human
                                                      Trafficking, and
                                                      Violence
115-20........       7/25/2017  Reg Reform.........  No Regulation
                                                      Without
                                                      Representation:
                                                      H.R. 2887 and the
                                                      Growing Problem of
                                                      States Regulating
                                                      Beyond Their
                                                      Borders (print
                                                      bill text)
115-27........       7/27/2017  Reg Reform.........  Antitrust Concerns
                                                      and the FDA
                                                      Approval Process
115-42........       7/27/2017  Full...............  The Need for the
                                                      Balanced Budget
                                                      Amendment
115-23........       9/12/2017  Reg Reform.........  Occupational
                                                      Licensing:
                                                      Regulation and
                                                      Competition
115-25........       9/28/2017  Reg Reform.........  Rulemakers Must
                                                      Follow the Rules,
                                                      Too: Oversight of
                                                      Agency Compliance
                                                      with the
                                                      Congressional
                                                      Review Act
115-43........       10/3/2017  Crime..............  Online Sex
                                                      Trafficking and
                                                      the Communications
                                                      Decency Act
115-30........      10/26/2017  Immigration........  Oversight of the
                                                      United States
                                                      Refugee Admissions
                                                      Program
115-44........       11/1/2017  Constitution.......  H.R.490, the
                                                      Heartbeat
                                                      Protection Act of
                                                      2017 (print bill
                                                      text)
115-31........       11/1/2017  Immigration........  Oversight of the
                                                      Executive Office
                                                      for Immigration
                                                      Review
115-24........       11/1/2017  Reg Reform.........  Net Neutrality and
                                                      the Role of
                                                      Antitrust
115-45........       11/7/2017  Full...............  Examining Anti-
                                                      Semitism on
                                                      College Campuses
115-46........       11/7/2017  Courts.............   Sovereign Immunity
                                                      and the
                                                      Intellectual
                                                      Property System
115-47........      11/14/2017  Full...............  Oversight of the
                                                      Department of
                                                      Justice
115-48........      11/30/2017  Courts.............   The Role and
                                                      Impact of
                                                      Nationwide
                                                      Injunctions by
                                                      District Courts
115-72........       12/7/2018  Full...............  Oversight of the
                                                      Federal Bureau of
                                                      Investigation
115-49........      12/13/2017  Full...............  Oversight Hearing
                                                      with Deputy
                                                      Attorney General
                                                      Rod Rosenstein
115-50........       1/26/2018  Full...............  FIELD HEARING:
                                                      Music Policy
                                                      Issues: A
                                                      Perspective from
                                                      Those Who Make It
115-32........       2/15/2018  Immigration........  The Effect of
                                                      Sanctuary City
                                                      Policies on the
                                                      Ability to Combat
                                                      the Opioid
                                                      Epidemic
115-51........       2/27/2018  Crime..............  Implementation of
                                                      the Survivors'
                                                      Bill of Rights Act
115-28........       2/27/2018  Reg Reform.........  Competition in the
                                                      Pharmaceutical
                                                      Supply Chain: the
                                                      Proposed Merger of
                                                      CVS Health and
                                                      Aetna
115-52........        3/6/2018  Constitution.......  Examining Class
                                                      Action Lawsuits
                                                      Against
                                                      Intermediate Care
                                                      Facilities for
                                                      Individuals with
                                                      Intellectual
                                                      Disabilities (ICF/
                                                      IID)
115-53........       3/20/2018  Crime..............  Preventable
                                                      Violence in
                                                      America: An
                                                      Examination of Law
                                                      Enforcement
                                                      Information
                                                      Sharing and
                                                      Misguided Public
                                                      Policy
115-54........       3/20/2018  Courts.............   Assessing the
                                                      Effectiveness of
                                                      the Transitional
                                                      Program for
                                                      Covered Business
                                                      Method Patents
115-29........       4/12/2018  Reg Reform.........  Legislative Hearing
                                                      on: H.R. 5468, the
                                                      ``Permitting
                                                      Litigation
                                                      Efficiency Act of
                                                      2018,'' and H.R.
                                                      4423, the ``North
                                                      Texas Water Supply
                                                      Security Act of
                                                      2017''
115-71........       4/17/2018  Courts.............   Safeguarding Trade
                                                      Secrets in the
                                                      United States
115-55........       4/17/2018  Crime..............  Oversight of the
                                                      Federal Bureau of
                                                      Prisons
115-56........       4/26/2018  Full...............  Filtering Practices
                                                      of Social Media
                                                      Platforms
115-57........        5/8/2018  Full...............  Challenges and
                                                      Solutions in the
                                                      Opioid Abuse
                                                      Crisis
115-33........       5/18/2018  Reg Reform.........  Accountability for
                                                      OPEC: H.R. ------,
                                                      the ``No Oil
                                                      Producing and
                                                      Exporting Cartels
                                                      Act.''
115-58........       5/22/2018  Full...............  Oversight of the
                                                      United States
                                                      Patent and
                                                      Trademark Office
115-59........        6/8/2018  Constitution.......  Questions Regarding
                                                      the U.S. Census
115-34........       6/19/2018  Full...............  Oversight of the
                                                      FBI and DOJ
                                                      Actions in Advance
                                                      of the 2016
                                                      Election
115-60........       6/21/2018  Courts.............   Examining The Need
                                                      for New Federal
                                                      Judges
115-61........       6/28/2018  Full...............  Oversight of FBI
                                                      and DOJ Actions
                                                      Surrounding the
                                                      2016 Election
115-62........       7/12/2018  Full...............  Joint Hearing on,
                                                      ``Oversight of FBI
                                                      and DOJ Actions
                                                      Surrounding the
                                                      2016 Election:
                                                      Testimony by FBI
                                                      Deputy Assistant
                                                      Director Peter
                                                      Strzok''
115-63........       7/16/2018  Full...............  Field Hearing:
                                                      Oversight of the
                                                      ATF National
                                                      Canine Division
115-64........       7/17/2018  Full...............  Facebook, Google
                                                      and Twitter:
                                                      Examining the
                                                      Content Filtering
                                                      Practices of
                                                      Social Media
                                                      Giants
115-65........       7/24/2018  Full...............  Examining the
                                                      Wayfair decision
                                                      and its
                                                      Ramifications for
                                                      Consumers and
                                                      Small Businesses
115-66........       9/26/2018  Reg Reform.........  Bankruptcy
                                                      Administration
                                                      Improvement Act of
                                                      2017
115-67........       9/27/2018  Crime..............  Post-PASPA: An
                                                      Examination of
                                                      Sports Betting in
                                                      America
115-68........       9/27/2018  Constitution.......  The State of
                                                      Intellectual
                                                      Freedom in America
115-69........       9/27/2018  Full...............  Copyright
                                                      Alternative in
                                                      Small-Claims
                                                      Enforcement Act of
                                                      2017
115-70........       9/28/2018  Constitution.......  Examining Sober
                                                      Living Homes
115-73........      12/11/2018  Full...............  Transparency &
                                                      Accountability:
                                                      Examining Google
                                                      and its Data
                                                      Collection, Use
                                                      and Filtering
                                                      Practices
115-74........      12/12/2018  Reg Reform.........  Oversight of the
                                                      Antitrust
                                                      Enforcement
                                                      Agencies
115-75........      12/20/2018  Full...............  Oversight of the
                                                      Department of
                                                      Homeland Security
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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:
     Judicial Transparency and Ethics (Serial No. 115-
1)
     Section 702 of the FISA Amendments Act (Serial No. 
115-2)
     Oversight of the Judgement Fund (Serial No. 115-6)
     Department of Homeland Security's Proposed 
Regulations Reforming the Investor Visa Program (Serial No. 
115-4)
     Bringing Justice Closer to the People: Examining 
Ideas for Restructuring the 9th Circuit (Serial No. 115-11)
     Examining Systemic Management and Fiscal 
Challenges within the Department of Justice (Serial No. 115-10)
     Restoring Enforcement of our Nation's Immigration 
Laws (Serial No. 115-13)
     To Examine the State of Forensic Science in the 
United States (Serial No. 115-8)
     Oversight of the Drug Enforcement Administration 
and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives 
(Serial No. 115-9)
     Oversight of the Federal Bureau of Prisons and the 
U.S. Marshals Service (Serial No. 115-17)
     Oversight of Department of Justice Grant Programs 
(Serial No. 115-18)
     A Time to Reform: Oversight of the Activities of 
the Justice Department's Civil, Tax and Environment and Natural 
Resources Divisions and the U.S. Trustee Program (Serial No. 
115-19)
     Lawsuit Abuse and the Telephone Consumer 
Protection Act (Serial No. 115-21)
     The Impact of Bad Patents on American Businesses 
(Serial No. 115-39)
     Antitrust Concerns and the FDA Approval Process 
(Serial No. 115-27)
     The Need for the Balanced Budget Amendment (Serial 
No. 115-42)
     Rulemakers Must Follow the Rules, Too: Oversight 
of Agency Compliance with the Congressional Review Act (Serial 
No. 115-25)
     Online Sex Trafficking and the Communications 
Decency Act (Serial No. 115-43)
     Oversight of the United States Refugee Admissions 
Program (Serial No. 115-30)
     Oversight of the Executive Office for Immigration 
Review (Serial No. 115-31)
     Net Neutrality and the Role of Antitrust (Serial 
No. 115-24)
     Oversight of the Department of Justice (Serial No. 
115-47)
     The Role and Impact of Nationwide Injunctions by 
District Courts (Serial No. 115-48)
     Oversight of the Federal Bureau of Investigation 
(Serial No. 115-72)
     Oversight Hearing with Deputy Attorney General Rod 
Rosenstein (Serial No. 115-49)
     Implementation of the Survivors' Bill of Rights 
Act (Serial No. 115-51)
     Competition in the Pharmaceutical Supply Chain: 
The Proposed Merger of CVS Health and Aetna (Serial No. 115-28)
     Oversight of the Federal Bureau of Prisons (Serial 
No. 115-55)
     Oversight of the United States Patent and 
Trademark Office (Serial No. 115-58)
     Questions Regarding the U.S. Census (Serial No. 
115-59)
     Oversight of the FBI and DOJ Actions in Advance of 
the 2016 Election (Serial No. 115-34)
     Oversight of FBI and DOJ Actions Surrounding the 
2016 Election (Serial No. 115-61)
     Joint Hearing on, ``Oversight of FBI and DOJ 
Actions Surrounding the 2016 Election: Testimony by FBI Deputy 
Assistant Director Peter Strzok'' (Serial No. 115-62)
     Field Hearing: Oversight of the ATF National 
Canine Division (Serial No. 115-63)
     Examining the Wayfair decision and its 
Ramifications for Consumers and Small Businesses (Serial No. 
115-65)
     Examining Sober Living Homes (Serial No. 115-70)
     Transparency & Accountability: Examining Google 
and its Data Collection, Use and Filtering Practices (Serial 
No. 115-73)
     Oversight of the Antitrust Enforcement Agencies 
(Serial No. 115-74)
     Oversight of the Department of Homeland Security 
(Serial No. 115-75)

               COMMITTEE AUTHORIZATION AND OVERSIGHT PLAN


                       Adopted February 15, 2017

    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 115th 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 the mission and operations of all 
agencies and programs within its jurisdiction as it prepares to 
reauthorize the components of the Departments of Justice and 
Homeland Security and other agencies as appropriate. In doing 
so, the Committee will identify wasteful, inefficient, or 
duplicative programs that should be streamlined or eliminated, 
as well as those that could be enhanced. 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 authorization and oversight activities in 
the 115th Congress. Part I includes a description of programs 
and agencies the Committee intends to reauthorize in the 115th 
Congress and notes which such programs and agencies received 
funding in fiscal year 2016 despite having lapsed 
authorizations. Part II includes oversight to be conducted by 
the Committee to help determine whether to authorize certain 
programs and agencies or eliminate them.

                                 PART I

    The following programs and agencies will be considered for 
reauthorization in the 115th Congress. Programs or agencies 
designated with an asterisk received funding during fiscal year 
2016 despite having no current authorization for appropriation.

                  Administrative Office of the Courts


Extension of temporary office of bankruptcy judges in certain judicial 
        districts

    The volume of bankruptcy cases commenced in the U.S. 
continues to grow as individuals and businesses attempt to cope 
with the effects of the recent recession . . . The lapse date 
for these temporary judgeships is May 25, 2017.

Authority to redact certain limited information from financial 
        disclosure reports

    The Judiciary seeks continued authority for judges and 
judicial employees to redact certain limited information from 
their financial disclosure reports in order to protect their 
safety and the safety of their families pursuant to the Ethics 
in Government Act (5 U.S.C. app. Sec. (b)(3)(A)-(E)). The 
current authority expires December 31, 2017.

                         Department of Justice


General Administration*

    General Administration (GA) supports the Attorney General 
and the Department of Justice's senior policy level officials 
in managing Department resources and developing policies for 
legal, law enforcement, and criminal justice activities. GA 
consists of four decision units: Department Leadership, 
Intergovernmental Relations and External Affairs, Executive 
Support and Professional Responsibility, and the Justice 
Management Division.
    The Department Leadership decision unit includes the 
Offices of the Attorney General, Deputy Attorney General, 
Associate Attorney General, Privacy and Civil Liberties, Rule 
of Law, and Access to Justice. Intergovernmental Relations and 
External Affairs includes the Offices of Public Affairs, 
Legislative Affairs, and Tribal Justice. Executive Support and 
Professional Responsibility includes the Offices of Legal 
Policy, Professional Responsibility, Information Policy, and 
the Professional Responsibility Advisory Office. Finally, the 
Justice Management Division provides advice to senior DOJ 
officials and develops departmental policies in the areas of 
management and administration, ensures compliance by DOJ 
components with departmental and other federal policies and 
regulations, and provides a full range of management and 
administration support services.
            Justice Information Sharing Technology*
    Justice Information Sharing Technology (JIST) programs fund 
DOJ's enterprise investments in information technology (IT). As 
a centralized fund under the control of the Department of 
Justice Chief Information Officer (DOJ CIO), it ensures that 
investments in IT systems, cyber security, and information 
sharing technology are well planned and aligned with the 
Department's overall IT strategy and enterprise architecture.
            Administrative Review and Appeals*
    The Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) contains 
the corps of Immigration Judges, the Board of Immigration 
Appeals, and the Office of the Chief Administrative Hearing 
Officer. EOIR presides over administrative immigration hearings 
such as benefits adjudications, removal, bond, and employer 
sanctions proceedings. Timely and fair adjudication of cases in 
immigration courts is an essential part of effective 
immigration enforcement as well as benefits adjudications. 
Funding for EOIR personnel and programs must keep pace with 
other immigration enforcement activities in order for the 
entire immigration enforcement system to function properly.
            Office of the Inspector General*
    The Office of the Inspector General (OIG) is an independent 
office within the Department of Justice that is charged with 
investigating allegations of fraud, waste, abuse, and 
misconduct by DOJ employees, contractors, and grantees and 
promoting economy and efficiency in DOJ operations.

General Legal Activities

            Office of the Solicitor General*
    The Office of the Solicitor General supervises and 
processes all appellate matters and represents the U.S. and 
federal agencies in the Supreme Court.
            Tax Division*
    The Tax Division represents the U.S. in virtually all 
litigation arising under the internal revenue laws. This work 
includes both a civil component as well as assistance to U.S. 
Attorneys in prosecuting criminal tax violations. In addition, 
the Division's attorneys lend their financial crimes expertise 
to the enforcement of other laws with financial aspects.
            Criminal Division*
    The Criminal Division is responsible for supervising the 
application of all federal criminal laws except those 
specifically assigned to other divisions. Its mission is to 
identify and respond to critical and emerging national and 
international criminal threats, and to lead the enforcement, 
regulatory, and intelligence communities in a coordinated, 
nationwide response to reduce those threats. The Division 
provides expert guidance and advice to U.S. Attorneys and other 
federal, state, and local prosecutors and investigative 
agencies, as well as foreign criminal justice systems. It also 
oversees the use of the most sophisticated investigative tools 
available to federal law enforcement, including all federal 
electronic surveillance requests in criminal cases, and secures 
the return of fugitives and other assistance from foreign 
countries.
    In addition to other initiatives, the Criminal Division 
uses its resources to prosecute the most significant financial 
crimes, including mortgage fraud, corporate fraud, and 
sophisticated investment fraud; coordinate multi-district 
financial crime cases; and assist U.S. Attorneys' Offices in 
financial crime cases with significant money laundering and 
asset forfeiture components.
            Civil Division*
    The Civil Division represents the United States, its 
departments and agencies, Members of Congress, Cabinet 
officers, and other federal employees in litigation in federal 
and state courts. Each year, it successfully defends the United 
States against billions of dollars in unmeritorious claims. In 
its affirmative litigation, the Division brings suits on behalf 
of the United States, primarily to recoup money lost through 
fraud, loan defaults, and the abuse of federal funds. As a 
result of the work of the Civil Division, hundreds of millions 
of dollars are returned to the Treasury, Medicare, and other 
programs annually.
            Environment and Natural Resources Division*
    The Environment and Natural Resources Division (ENRD) 
enforces the Nation's civil and criminal environmental laws; 
defends environmental challenges to federal laws and actions; 
and performs a variety of other important legal activities 
related to the environment and our nation's natural resources. 
ENRD's responsibilities include litigating disputes under the 
Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act, the Comprehensive 
Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act 
(Superfund), the Endangered Species Act, and other federal 
environmental statutes; defending against environmental 
challenges to federal programs and activities; representing the 
United States in matters concerning the protection, use, and 
development of national natural resources and public lands; and 
litigating on behalf of individual Indians and Indian tribes.
            Civil Rights Division*
    The Civil Rights Division is responsible for enforcing 
federal statutes that guarantee the civil rights of all 
Americans and prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, 
sex, disability, religion, and national origin. The Division 
enforces federal laws that protect Americans' civil rights and 
freedom from discrimination in education, employment, credit, 
housing, certain federally funded and conducted programs, and 
voting.
    The Division has eleven sections: Appellate, Coordination 
and Compliance, Criminal, Disability Rights, Educational 
Opportunities, Employment Litigation, Housing and Civil 
Enforcement, Office of Special Counsel for Immigration Related 
Unfair Employment Practices, Special Litigation, Policy and 
Strategy, and Voting.
            INTERPOL Washington*
    INTERPOL Washington facilitates cooperation and information 
sharing among police agencies in different countries. It is the 
link between more than 18,000 federal, state, and local law 
enforcement authorities and the 187 other member countries for 
INTERPOL-related matters. The main goals of INTERPOL Washington 
are facilitating international law enforcement cooperation; 
transmitting information of a criminal justice, humanitarian or 
other law enforcement related nature between law enforcement 
agencies; responding to law enforcement requests; coordinating 
and integrating information for investigations of an 
international nature, and identifying patterns and trends in 
criminal activities. INTERPOL Washington also actively screens 
all inbound international flights for passports that are 
reported as lost or stolen to INTERPOL and generates over 200 
hits monthly that require human analysis.

Antitrust Division*

    The mission of the Antitrust Division is to promote 
economic competition through enforcing and providing guidance 
on antitrust laws and principles. In addition to enforcing the 
antitrust laws, the Antitrust Division also acts as an advocate 
for competition, seeking to promote competition in sectors of 
the economy that are or may be subject to government 
regulation.

Executive Office for U.S. Attorneys*

    There are 94 U.S. Attorneys located throughout the United 
States, the District of Columbia, Guam, the Northern Mariana 
Islands, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. The U.S. 
Attorneys who lead each office are the chief law enforcement 
representatives of the Attorney General. Each enforces federal 
criminal law, handles most of the civil litigation in which the 
United States is involved, and initiates proceedings for the 
collection of fines, penalties, and forfeitures owed to the 
United States.

Foreign Claims Settlement Commission*

    The Foreign Claims Settlement Commission of the United 
States (FCSC) is a quasi-judicial, independent agency within 
the Department of Justice which adjudicates claims of U.S. 
nationals against foreign governments, under specific 
jurisdiction conferred by Congress, pursuant to international 
claims settlement agreements, or at the request of the 
Secretary of State.

Fees and Expenses of Witnesses*

    The mission of the Fees and Expenses of Witnesses (FEW) 
appropriation is to provide funding for all fees and expenses 
associated with the provision of testimony on behalf of the 
Federal Government. Funding is also provided to pay for private 
and foreign counsel. The FEW appropriation is centrally managed 
by the Justice Management Division's Budget Staff, and funds 
are allocated to the General Legal Activities and the Executive 
Office for U.S. Attorneys for administration of expert 
witnesses that provide technical or scientific testimony and 
are compensated based on negotiations with the respective 
federal government attorney.

Community Relations Service*

    The Community Relations Service's mission is to assist 
state and local governments, private and public organizations, 
community groups and law enforcement in quelling conflicts and 
tensions arising from differences of race, color, and national 
origin. The Community Relations Service is also authorized to 
work with state and local governments and groups to restore 
community stability and harmony while preventing, resolving, 
and responding to alleged violent hate crimes.

Assets Forfeiture Fund*

    The Assets Forfeiture Fund (AFF) was established pursuant 
to the Comprehensive Crime Control Act of 1984. The U.S. 
Marshals Service (USMS) administers the program by managing and 
disposing of properties seized by and forfeited to federal law 
enforcement agencies and U.S. Attorneys nationwide, and the 
Attorney General is authorized to use the AFF to pay necessary 
expenses associated with forfeitures. The Fund may also be used 
to finance certain general investigative expenses, as those 
enumerated in 28 U.S.C. 524(c).
    The Asset Forfeiture Fund, first and foremost, is used to 
pay victims of specific crimes for which the proceeds were 
subject to forfeiture. After those costs, the Department of 
Justice (DOJ) uses the funds to pay for the management costs 
associated with disposing and forfeiting property. Finally, the 
Fund is used to fund law enforcement at the state and local 
level who assist with federal law enforcement priorities. The 
Fund is also vital to ensuring that state and local law 
enforcement continue to participate in the numerous joint task 
forces established by the Federal government.

U.S. Marshals Service*

    The U.S. Marshals Service (USMS) administers the Asset 
Forfeiture Program of the Justice Department; conducts 
investigations involving escaped federal prisoners, 
unregistered sex offenders, and other fugitives; ensures safety 
at Federal judicial proceedings; assumes custody of individuals 
arrested by all federal agencies; houses and transports 
prisoners; and manages the Witness Security Program.

National Security Division*

    The National Security Division (NSD) was first authorized 
by Congress in the USA PATRIOT Improvement and Reauthorization 
Act of 2005 (Public Law 109-177). The NSD consists of the 
elements of DOJ (other than the Federal Bureau of 
Investigation) engaged primarily in support of the intelligence 
and intelligence-related activities of the Federal government, 
including: (1) the Assistant Attorney General for National 
Security, (2) the Office of Intelligence Policy and Review, (3) 
the counterterrorism section, (4) the counterespionage section, 
and (5) any other offices designated by the Attorney General.

Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Forces (OCDETF) Program*

    The OCDETF program is a centerpiece of DOJ's intra- and 
inter-agency drug enforcement strategy. It coordinates and 
channels all elements of federal law enforcement--including 
components of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the 
Department of the Treasury--in its efforts against the most 
powerful and dangerous national and transnational criminal 
organizations engaged in drug trafficking and money laundering, 
and those organizations primarily responsible for the nation's 
illegal drug supply.

Federal Bureau of Investigation*

    The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is the Nation's 
largest federal law enforcement agency, charged with 
investigating terrorism, cybercrimes, public corruption, white-
collar crime, organized crime, civil rights violations, and 
other federal offenses. The FBI is also the primary federal 
domestic counter-terrorism and counter-intelligence agency.

Drug Enforcement Administration*

    The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is the lead 
federal agency tasked with reducing the illicit supply and 
abuse of narcotics and drugs through drug interdiction and 
seizing of illicit revenues and assets from drug trafficking 
organizations.

Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives*

    The mission of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, 
and Explosives (ATF) is to reduce violent crime, prevent 
terrorism, and protect the United States through enforcing laws 
and regulating the firearms and explosives industries. ATF 
plays an important role in addressing the gaps in information 
available to the National Instant Criminal Background Check 
System (NICS) regarding mental health adjudications, 
commitments and other prohibiting backgrounds.

Federal Prison System*

    The Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) is responsible for the 
custody and care of federal offenders in prisons and community-
based facilities. BOP is currently responsible for housing 
approximately 196,000 federal offenders, which includes 
sentenced inmates as well as persons awaiting trial and/or 
sentencing.

State and Local Law Enforcement Assistance Activities*

    DOJ's three State and Local Law Enforcement Assistance 
components administer billions of dollars' worth of federal 
grants every year. The Committee will review each office and 
the programs it administers in order to authorize programs and 
activities, or adjust authority, as necessary.
    Created in 1994, the Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) 
provides federal leadership in developing the nation's capacity 
to reduce violence against women and to administer and 
strengthen services to victims of domestic violence, dating 
violence, sexual assault, and stalking. The Office of Community 
Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office), which was created in 
1994, is responsible for advancing the practice of community 
policing by the nation's state, local, territorial, and tribal 
law enforcement agencies through information and grant 
resources.
    Finally, the Office of Justice Programs (OJP), which was 
established in 1984, oversees the majority of grant resources 
at DOJ. It works in partnership with the justice community to 
identify crime-related challenges confronting the justice 
system and to provide information, training, coordination, and 
strategies and approaches for addressing such challenges. OJP 
is comprised of five bureaus: the Bureau of Justice Assistance 
(BJA), the National Institute of Justice (NIJ), the Office of 
Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, the Bureau of 
Justice Statistics (BJS), and the Office of Victims of Crime 
(OVC). OJP works in partnership with the justice community to 
identify crime-related challenges confronting the justice 
system and to provide information, training, coordination, and 
strategies and approaches for addressing such challenges. OJP 
administers grant funding in the areas of Research, Evaluation 
and Statistics; Juvenile Justice Programs; and State and Local 
Law Enforcement Assistance.

                    Department of Homeland Security


U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service

    U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) oversees 
lawful immigration to the United States. USCIS is funded 
primarily by immigration and naturalization benefit fees 
charged to applicants and petitioners.
            E-Verify Pilot Program
    Section 401 of the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant 
Responsibility Act of 1996 authorizes the Department of 
Homeland Security (DHS) to ``conduct 3 pilot programs of 
employment eligibility confirmation'' including the E-Verify 
program, which allows employers to electronically check the 
employment eligibility of potential employees. Section 401(b) 
of that Act, as amended, currently provides that ``[u]nless the 
Congress otherwise provides, the Secretary of Homeland Security 
shall terminate a pilot program on April 28, 2017.''
            EB-5 Regional Center Program
    The EB-5 Regional Center Program was established in Section 
610 of P.L. 102-395, and reserves certain immigrant investor 
visas for those who invest in certain targeted employment 
areas. Section 610(b), as amended, provides that 3,000 visas 
shall be annually set aside for the EB-5 Regional Center 
Program until April 28, 2017.
            Conrad 30 Waiver Program
    Section 220 of the Immigration and Nationality Technical 
Corrections Act of 1994 established the Conrad 30 Waiver 
Program for J-1 visa holders, which describes individuals that 
have come to the United States to receive graduate medical 
education or training. Under this program, a limited number of 
J-1 visitors may receive a waiver of the 2-year residency 
requirement that would normally apply before such individuals 
could seek an immigrant visa, permanent residence, or a non-
immigrant work visa. Section 220(c), as amended, provides that 
an individual must have received a J-1 visa before April 28, 
2017, in order to be eligible for such waiver.
            Non-minister Special Immigrant Religious Worker Program
    Section 101(a)(27)(C) of the Immigration and Nationality 
Act (INA) is sometimes referred to as the non-minister special 
immigrant religious worker program. The INA defines a ``special 
immigrant'' to include certain immigrants, and such immigrants' 
spouses and children, who are affiliated with a religious 
denomination. For such individuals who are not entering the 
United States to carry on the vocation of a minister, the 
individual must seek entry before April 28, 2017.

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement

    Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is the largest 
investigative arm of DHS. Comprised of several components from 
the former Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) and the 
U.S. Customs Service, the agency combines the investigative, 
detention and removal, and intelligence functions of the former 
INS with the investigative and intelligence functions of the 
former Customs Service. ICE's mission is to promote homeland 
security and public safety through the criminal and civil 
enforcement of federal laws governing immigration, customs, and 
trade.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection

    U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has extended a 
zone of security beyond U.S. physical borders. Aspects of CBP 
under the jurisdiction of the House Judiciary Committee include 
CBP's non-border immigration enforcement functions, 
intellectual property enforcement functions, the Entry/Exit 
Transformation Office (EXT) and the Arrival and Departure 
Information System (ADIS), and the visa waiver program.

Office of Biometric Identity Management

    The Office of Biometric Identity Management (OBIM) 
(formerly United States Visitor and Immigrant Status Indicator 
Technology, or US-VISIT) supports DHS's responsibility to 
protect the nation by providing biometric identification 
services that help federal, state, and local government 
decision makers accurately identify the people they encounter 
and determine whether those people pose a risk to the U.S. OBIM 
supplies the technology for collecting and storing biometric 
data, provides analysis, updates its watchlist, and ensures the 
integrity of the data. The Committee has long supported 
sufficient funding to meet the entry-exit requirements mandated 
first by Congress in 1996 in order to identify who is entering 
and exiting the U.S. and how long they stay in the country. 
OBIM is part of the National Protection and Programs 
Directorate.

Federal Law Enforcement Training Center

    The Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers (FLETC) 
provides training to law enforcement professionals to help them 
fulfill their responsibilities safely and proficiently. FLETC's 
mission is to train all those who protect the homeland, and 
therefore, its training audience also includes state, local, 
and tribal departments throughout the U.S. Additionally, 
FLETC's impact extends outside our Nation's borders through 
international training and capacity-building activities.

U.S. Secret Service

    The Secret Service is tasked with dual law enforcement 
missions: protection of national and visiting foreign leaders 
and conducting criminal investigations. Criminal investigation 
activities encompass financial crimes, bank fraud, mortgage 
fraud, identity theft, counterfeiting, and computer fraud. 
Secret Service protection extends to the President, Vice 
President, and their families, among others.

                 Department of Health & Human Services


Office of Refugee Resettlement (HHS)*

    The Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) within the 
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) provides 
assistance and services to refugees, asylees, unaccompanied 
alien minors, victims of human trafficking, and certain 
Amerasian, Iraqi, Afghan, Cuban, and Haitian immigrants. ORR 
assists these populations by providing a range of services, 
including cash and medical assistance, housing assistance, and 
economic and social integration services.

                     OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT & BUDGET

U.S. Office of the Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator (US-
        IPEC)*

    Intellectual property theft presents a substantial threat 
and imposes significant harm, including major economic damage, 
to the U.S. To address this problem, the Committee authorized, 
through the Prioritizing Resources and Organization for 
Intellectual Property (PRO-IP) Act of 2008 (P.L. 110-403), the 
creation of an Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator 
(IPEC) within the Executive Office of the President. The IPEC 
chairs an interagency intellectual property enforcement 
advisory committee, coordinates the development of the Joint 
Strategic Plan against counterfeiting and infringement and 
provides other assistance in the coordination of intellectual 
property enforcement efforts.

Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs*

    The Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) 
implements executive regulatory oversight activities under 
Executive Order 12866 (Regulatory Planning and Review), 
Executive Order 13563 (Improving Regulation and Regulatory 
Review), among other authorities; reviews collections of 
information from the public; provides guidance concerning the 
acquisition, use and management of Federal information 
resources; and, coordinates policy direction on Federal 
statistical activities.

                        Federal Trade Commission


Bureau of Competition*

    The Federal Trade Commission's Bureau of Competition shares 
jurisdiction to enforce the nation's antitrust laws with the 
Antitrust Division of DOJ.

                             Other Entities


Administrative Conference of the United States*

    The Administrative Conference of the United States (ACUS) 
is an independent, nonpartisan agency that was created to 
analyze the federal administrative law process and to provide 
Congress, the President, the Judicial Conference of the United 
States, and federal agencies with recommendations and guidance.

Commission on Civil Rights*

    The Commission on Civil Rights was established by the Civil 
Rights Act of 1957 (P.L. 85-315), to serve as a bipartisan, 
fact-finding agency to investigate and report on the status of 
civil rights, and inform the development of national civil 
rights policy.

Office of Government Ethics*

    The Office of Government Ethics (OGE) is responsible for 
providing the overall direction of executive branch policies 
designed to prevent conflicts of interest and to ensure high 
ethical standards. In partnership with executive branch 
agencies and departments, OGE develops ethics training courses 
and other educational materials for government employees, 
conducts on-site reviews of existing ethics programs, and 
provides advice and guidance on the Standards of Ethical 
Conduct for Employees of the Executive Branch.

Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board*

    The Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board (PCLOB) is 
an independent agency within the executive branch established 
by the Implementing Recommendations of the 9/11 Commission Act 
to analyze and review actions the executive branch takes to 
protect the U.S. from terrorism, ensuring that the need for 
such actions is balanced with the need to protect privacy and 
civil liberties, and to ensure that liberty concerns are 
appropriately considered in the development and implementation 
of laws, regulations, and policies related to efforts to 
protect the Nation against terrorism. The continued role of the 
Board includes the review of various government surveillance 
programs and the related activities of the Intelligence 
Community.

State Justice Institute*

    The State Justice Institute was established by federal law 
in 1984 to award grants to improve the quality of justice in 
State courts, facilitate better coordination between State and 
Federal courts, and foster innovative, efficient solutions to 
common issues faced by all courts.

                    U.S. Patent and Trademark Office


Fee Setting Authority

    The authority of the Under Secretary of Commerce for 
Intellectual Property and Director of the U.S. Patent and 
Trademark Office (Director) to set or adjust any fee to recover 
the aggregate estimated costs to the Office for processing, 
activities, services, and materials relating to patents 
terminates on September 16, 2018.

                                PART II

    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, public statements and site visits.

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.
    Protecting Congress' Constitutional Powers: The committee 
will conduct oversight to examine the separation of powers 
between the branches of government and to consider ways to 
restore and reestablish the powers and authorities granted to 
Congress in Article I of the Constitution.
    The U.S. Copyright Office: The Committee will continue to 
conduct oversight of the Copyright Office as it completes its 
transition to a digital environment. Oversight will include 
review of its recordation system, public access to its 
registration records, and the process by which the Register of 
Copyrights should be selected.
    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 Committee 
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, these will be primarily handled by the 
Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the 
Internet.

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.
          E. 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.
          F. Federal Prison Industries, Inc.: 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.
    Federal Grants: The Subcommittee will conduct oversight on 
the receipt of federal grants by state and local jurisdictions 
found to be in violation of section 1373 of title 8, United 
States Code.
    Executive Office of U.S. Attorneys (EOUSA): The 
Subcommittee will conduct oversight on the operations of EOUSA.
    Office of the Pardon Attorney: The Subcommittee will 
conduct oversight of the Office of the Pardon Attorney.
    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, U.S. 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 U.S. PATRIOT 
Act authorities by Intelligence Community (IC) agencies, and 
the reauthorization of section 702 of FISA.
    Terrorism: The Subcommittee will review the threat to our 
national security from terrorist activity including the 
recruitment and training or self-radicalization of home-grown 
terrorists. The Subcommittee will examine the adequacy of 
federal criminal laws that deter and punish 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 both the benefits of 
strong encryption and concerns expressed by law enforcement 
that encryption hinders 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.
    Mens Rea: The Subcommittee will continue working to ensure 
federal criminal statutes have appropriate criminal intent, or 
mens rea, requirements. This will remain a significant part of 
the committee's effort to enact reform to the federal criminal 
justice system.
    Forensics: The Subcommittee will continue working to ensure 
federal prosecutors, law enforcement, and the defense bar have 
the ability to fully investigate their cases, exclude innocent 
suspects, implicate the guilty, and achieve true justice at 
trial, through the Rapid DNA Act and other initiatives.
    Policing Strategies: The Subcommittee, through the 
Committee's Policing Strategies Working Group, will continue 
working with state and local governments and groups to foster 
positive police-community relations, and ensure law enforcement 
has the tools it needs to do its job.
    Electronic Communications Privacy Act: The Subcommittee 
expects to continue its work to update this decades-old statute 
in light of the digital revolution that has taken place since 
the statute's enactment.
    International Data Issues: The subcommittee will continue 
to conduct oversight on the issue of law enforcement access to 
data stored overseas, including the needs of law enforcement, 
Americans' civil liberties, and pending litigation.
    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.
    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, including reauthorization of the 
Trafficking Victims Protection Act.
    Misconduct by Executive Branch Officials: The Committee 
will continue to conduct oversight into allegations of 
misconduct by Executive Branch officials. The Committee will 
also continue to conduct oversight into allegations of leaks of 
classified information as well as allegations of improper 
interference with our democratic institutions or efforts to 
improperly or illegally interfere with our elections.

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. The Subcommittee will also investigate any threat to 
the independence or efficacy 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.
    Free Speech: The Subcommittee will examine restraints on 
free speech, including efforts by some colleges and 
universities to limit protests, speeches, distribution of 
literature, petitions, and other expressive activities to 
``free speech zones.''
    Life Issues: The Subcommittee will examine the 
constitutionality and enforcement of federal and state statutes 
that relate to abortion.
    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.
    The Judgment Fund: The Subcommittee will examine payments 
made from the Judgment Fund, its management, and how it is 
administered.

Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security

    Deportation of Child Trafficking Victims: The Subcommittee 
will conduct oversight on the number of child trafficking 
victims that are summarily returned to Mexico after a flawed 
screening by U.S. Customs and Border Patrol.
    Executive Orders signed by President Trump: The 
Subcommittee will conduct oversight of Executive Orders 
regarding immigration and border security signed by President 
Trump, including constitutional and policy issues.
    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).
    Immigrant Investor Program: The Subcommittee will conduct 
oversight of the immigrant investor program, including its 
adherence to the intent of Congress and the impact of new 
proposed regulations.
    H-1B Nonimmigrant Visa Program: The Subcommittee will 
conduct oversight of the H-1B visa program, including on its 
effect on American workers and students.
    H-2A/H-2B Nonimmigrant Visa Program: The Subcommittee will 
conduct oversight of the H-2A and H-2B visa programs, including 
on the quality and timeliness of processing by USCIS and the 
Department of Labor.
    Detainers: The Subcommittee will conduct oversight on the 
constitutional and policy questions surrounding the issuance of 
ICE detainers.
    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.
    Refugee Program: The Subcommittee will conduct oversight of 
the refugee program.
    Visa Security: The Subcommittee will conduct oversight of 
the sufficiency of the screening of visa applicants.
    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.
    Executive Office for Immigration Review: The Subcommittee 
will conduct oversight of the Department of Justice's 
adjudication of immigration cases.
    Federal Grants: The Subcommittee will conduct oversight on 
the receipt of federal grants by state and local jurisdictions 
found to be in violation of section 1373 of title 8, United 
States Code.

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 of 
the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office's implementation of the 
America Invents Act, which 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.
    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 copyright-related 
intellectual property issues, this will be coordinated closely 
with the Full Committee.
    Federal Judiciary: The Subcommittee will conduct oversight 
of the federal judiciary, including judicial ethics and 
disclosure, the PACER system, and operation of the federal 
court system. 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 conduct oversight of ICANN, 
including the functions that the U.S. conveyed to the global 
multi-stakeholder community in 2016, and the impacts this 
system will 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.
    Executive Orders: The Subcommittee will conduct oversight 
of Executive Orders regarding administrative law and agency 
practice, including constitutional and policy issues.
    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, asbestos trusts and 
U.S. Trustee fees.
    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 U.S. Trustee Program, 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.
    Administrative Conference of the United States: The 
Subcommittee expects to conduct oversight of 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 may examine 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 may examine instances where government 
participates in a particular market and whether such 
participation impacts competition.
    China and Antitrust Enforcement Policies: The Subcommittee 
may 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 may 
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 continue its oversight of Justice 
Department settlements requiring payments to non-victim third 
parties.

       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

     3/1/17 Section 702 of the FISA Amendments Act
     3/8/17 Department of Homeland Security's Proposed 
Regulations Reforming the Investor Visa Program
     3/21/17 Examining Systemic Management and Fiscal 
Challenges Within the Department of Justice
     6/15/2017 Data Stored Abroad: Ensuring Lawful 
Access and Privacy Protection in the Digital Era
     7/27/2017 The Need for the Balanced Budget 
Amendment
     11/7/2017 Examining Anti-Semitism on College 
Campuses
     11/14/2017 Oversight of the Department of Justice
     12/7/2018 Oversight of the Federal Bureau of 
Investigation
     12/13/2017 Oversight Hearing With Deputy Attorney 
General Rod Rosenstein
     1/26/2018 FIELD HEARING: Music Policy Issues: A 
Perspective from Those Who Make It
     4/26/2018 Filtering Practices of Social Media 
Platforms
     5/8/2018 Challenges and Solutions in the Opioid 
Abuse Crisis
     5/22/2018 Oversight of the United States Patent 
and Trademark Office
     6/19/2018 Oversight of the FBI and DOJ Actions in 
Advance of the 2016 Election
     6/28/2018 Oversight of FBI and DOJ Actions 
Surrounding the 2016 Election
     7/12/2018 Joint Hearing on, ``Oversight of FBI and 
DOJ Actions Surrounding the 2016 Election: Testimony by FBI 
Deputy Assistant Director Peter Strzok''
     7/16/2018 Field Hearing: Oversight of the ATF 
National Canine Division
     7/17/2018 Facebook, Google and Twitter: Examining 
the Content Filtering Practices of Social Media Giants
     7/24/2018 Examining the Wayfair Decision and Its 
Ramifications for Consumers and Small Businesses
     12/11/2018 Transparency & Accountability: 
*Examining Google and Its Data Collection, Use and Filtering 
Practices
     12/20/2018 Oversight of the Department of Homeland 
Security
Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice
     2/16/17 State of Religious Liberty in America
     3/2/17 Oversight of the Judgement Fund
     4/4/17 First Amendment Protections on Public 
College and University Campuses
     6/13/2017 Lawsuit Abuse and the Telephone Consumer 
Protection Act
     6/23/2017 Examining Ethical Responsibilities 
Regarding Attorney Advertising
     3/6/2018 Examining Class Action Lawsuits Against 
Intermediate Care Facilities for Individuals With Intellectual 
Disabilities (ICF/IID)
     6/8/2018 Questions Regarding the U.S. Census
     9/27/2018 The State of Intellectual Freedom in 
America
     9/28/2018 Examining Sober Living Homes
Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet
     2/14/17 Judicial Transparency and Ethics
     3/16/17 Bringing Justice Closer to the People: 
Examining Ideas for Restructuring the 9th Circuit
     6/13/2017 Examining the Supreme Court's TC 
Heartland Decision
     7/13/2017 The Impact of Bad Patents on American 
Businesses
     11/7/2017 Sovereign Immunity and the Intellectual 
Property System
     11/30/2017 The Role and Impact of Nationwide 
Injunctions by District Courts
     3/20/2018 Assessing the Effectiveness of the 
Transitional Program for Covered Business Method Patents
     4/17/2018 Safeguarding Trade Secrets in the United 
States
     6/21/2018 Examining the Need for New Federal 
Judges
Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations
     3/16/17 Combating Crimes Against Children: 
Assessing the Legal Landscape
     3/28/17 To Examine the State of Forensic Science 
in the United States
     4/4/17 Oversight of the Drug Enforcement 
Administration and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, 
and Explosives
     4/26/17 Oversight of the Federal Bureau of Prisons 
and the U.S. Marshals Service
     5/17/17 Challenges Facing Law Enforcement in the 
21st Century
     6/8/17 Oversight of Department of Justice Grant 
Programs
     6/22/2017 Juvenile Justice Reform in the Modern 
Era
     7/20/2017 Gangs in Our Communities: Drugs, Human 
Trafficking, and Violence
     10/3/2017 Online Sex Trafficking and the 
Communications Decency Act
     2/27/2018 Implementation of the Survivors' Bill of 
Rights Act
     3/20/2018 Preventable Violence in America: An 
Examination of Law Enforcement Information Sharing and 
Misguided Public Policy
     4/17/2018 Oversight of the Federal Bureau of 
Prisons
     9/27/2018 Post-PASPA: An Examination of Sports 
Betting in America
Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security
     3/28/17 Restoring Enforcement of Our Nation's 
Immigration Laws
     7/19/2017 Agricultural Guestworkers: Meeting the 
Growing Needs of American Agriculture
     10/26/2017 Oversight of the United States Refugee 
Admissions Program
     11/1/2017 Oversight of the Executive Office for 
Immigration Review
     2/15/2018 The Effect of Sanctuary City Policies on 
the Ability To Combat the Opioid Epidemic
Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform, Commercial and Antitrust Law
     6/8/17 A Time To Reform: Oversight of the 
Activities of the Justice Department's Civil, Tax and 
Environment and Natural Resources Divisions and the U.S. 
Trustee Program
     6/29/2017 Recent Trends in International Antitrust 
Enforcement
     7/27/2017 Antitrust Concerns and the FDA Approval 
Process
     9/12/2017 Occupational Licensing: Regulation and 
Competition
     9/28/2017 Rulemakers Must Follow the Rules, Too: 
Oversight of Agency Compliance With the Congressional Review 
Act
     11/1/2017 Net Neutrality and the Role of Antitrust
     2/27/2018 Competition in the Pharmaceutical 
*Supply Chain: the Proposed Merger of CVS Health and Aetna
     12/12/2018 Oversight of the Antitrust Enforcement 
Agencies

                             FULL COMMITTEE


                              Jurisdiction

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

                         Legislative Activities


 Copyright Alternative in Small-Claims Enforcement Act of 2017 
        (Serial No. 115-69)

    The Copyright Alternative in Small-Claims Enforcement Act, 
also known as the CASE Act, establishes an alternate dispute 
resolution program for copyright small claims and other 
matters.
    Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY-8) introduced the bill on 
October 4, 2017. The Committee held a legislative hearing on 
September 27, 2018. The hearing consisted of the following 
witnesses: (1) Mr. David Trust, Chief Executive Officer, 
Professional Photographers of America (PPA); (2) Mr. Matthew 
Schruers, Vice President, Law and Policy, Computer and 
Communications Industry Association (CCIA); (3) Ms. Jenna 
Close, Director of Photography, Buck the Cubicle; (4) Mr. 
Jonathan Berroya, Senior Vice President and General Counsel, 
Internet Association; and (5) Mr. Keith Kupferschmid, Chief 
Executive Officer, Copyright Alliance.

 H.R. 38, the ``Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017''

    H.R. 38 amends title 18, United States Code, to provide a 
means by which nonresidents of a State whose residents may 
carry concealed firearms may also do so in the State.
    Rep. Hudson introduced the bill on January 3, 2017. The 
bill was referred to the Crime Subcommittee. H.R. 38 was 
reported to the House on December 4, 2017, as amended. The 
House considered the bill pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 
646 and the bill passed the House by a roll call vote of 231 
ayes to 198 nays.

 H.R. 115, the ``Thin Blue Line Act of 2017''

    H.R. 115 amends title 18, United States Code, to provide 
additional aggravating factors for the imposition of the death 
penalty based on the status of the victim.
    Rep. Buchanan introduced the bill on January 3, 2017. The 
bill was referred to the Crime Subcommittee. The House 
considered the bill under the provisions of H. Res. 323. The 
bill passed the House by a roll call vote of 271 ayes to 143 
nays. The bill was accompanied by H. Rept. 115-116.

 H.R. 170, the ``Protect and Grow American Jobs Act''

    H.R. 170 amends the Immigration and Nationality Act to 
modify the definition of exempt H-1B nonimmigrant.
    Rep. Issa introduced the bill on January 3, 2017. The bill 
was considered by the Committee and ordered to be reported to 
the House by voice vote.

 H.R. 372, the ``Competitive Health Insurance Reform Act of 
        2017''

    H.R. 372 restores the application of the Federal Antitrust 
laws to the business of health insurance to protect competition 
and consumers.
    Rep. Gosar introduced the bill on January 9, 2017. The 
House considered the bill under the provisions of H. Res. 209. 
The bill passed the House by a roll call vote of 416 ayes to 7 
nays. The bill was accompanied by H. Rept. 115-36.

 H.R. 391, the ``Asylum Reform and Border Protection Act of 
        2017''

    H.R. 391 modifies the treatment of unaccompanied alien 
children who are in Federal custody by reason of their 
immigration status.
    Rep. Chaffetz introduced the bill on January 10, 2017. The 
Committee reported the bill favorably to the House by a roll-
call vote of 19 ayes to 11 nays.

 H.R. 469, the ``Congressional Article I Powers Strengthening 
        Act''

    H.R. 469 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.
    Rep. Collins introduced the bill on January 12, 2017. The 
bill was referred to the Committee. The House considered the 
bill under the provisions of H. Res. 577. The bill passed the 
House by a roll-call vote of 234 ayes to 187 nays. The bill was 
accompanied by H. Rept. 115-347.

 H.R. 495, the ``Protection of Children Act of 2017''

    H.R. 495 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.
    Rep. John Carter introduced the bill on January 12, 2017. 
The Committee reported the bill favorably to the House by a 
roll-call vote of 15 yeas to 12 nays.

 H.R. 506, the ``Preventing Crimes Against Veterans Act of 
        2017''

    H.R. 506 amends title 18, United States Code, to provide an 
additional tool to prevent certain frauds against veterans.
    Rep. Rooney introduced the bill on January 12, 2017. The 
House considered the bill under a suspension of the rules. The 
bill passed the House by a voice vote. The bill was accompanied 
by H. Rept. 115-599.

 H.R. 510, the ``Rapid DNA Act of 2017''

    H.R. 510 establishes a system for integration of Rapid DNA 
instruments for use by law enforcement to reduce violent crime 
and reduce the current DNA analysis backlog.
    Rep. Sensenbrenner introduced the bill on January 12, 2017. 
The House considered the bill under a suspension of the rules. 
The bill passed the House by a voice vote. The President signed 
the bill into law on August 18, 2017, and the bill became Pub. 
L. No. 115-50. The bill was accompanied by H. Rept. 115-117.

 H.R. 613, the ``Lieutenant Osvaldo Albarati Correctional 
        Officer Self-Protection Act of 2017''

    H.R. 613 amends title 18, United States Code, to require 
that the Director of the Bureau of Prisons ensure that each 
chief executive officer of a Federal penal or correctional 
institution provides a secure storage area located outside of 
the secure perimeter of the Federal penal or correctional 
institution for firearms carried by certain employees of the 
Bureau of Prisons.
    Rep. McKinley introduced the bill on January 23, 2017. The 
bill was referred to the Committee. The House considered the 
bill under a suspension of the rules. The bill was agreed to by 
a voice vote of 378 ayes to 0 nays. The bill was accompanied by 
H. Rept. 115-674.

 H.R. 620, the ``ADA Education and Reform Act of 2017''

    H.R. 620 amends the American with Disabilities Act of 1990 
to promote compliance through education, to clarify the 
requirements for demand letters, to provide for a notice and 
cure period before the commencement of a private civil action.
    Rep. Poe introduced the bill on January 24, 2017. The House 
considered the bill under the provisions of H. Res. 736. The 
bill passed the House by a roll-call vote of 225 ayes to 192 
nays. The bill was accompanied by H. Rept. 115-539.

 H.R. 659, the ``Standard Merger and Acquisition Reviews 
        Through Equal Rules Act of 2017''

    H.R. 659 amends the Clayton Act and the Federal Trade 
Commission Act to provide that the Federal Trade Commission 
shall exercise authority with respect to mergers only under the 
Clayton Act and online in the same procedural manner as the 
Attorney General exercises such authority.
    Rep. Farenthold introduced the bill on January 24, 2017. 
The Committee reported the bill favorably to the House by a 
roll-call vote of 16 ayes to 10 nays. The bill was accompanied 
by H. Rept. 115-412.

 H.R. 720, the ``Lawsuit Abuse Reduction Act of 2017''

    H.R. 720 amends Rule 11 of the Federal Rules of Civil 
Procedure to improve attorney accountability.
    Rep. Lamar Smith introduced the bill on January 30, 2017. 
The House considered the bill under the provisions of H. Res. 
180. The bill passed the house by a roll-call vote of 230 ayes 
to 188 nays. The bill was accompanied by H. Rept. 115-16.

 H.R. 725, the ``Innocent Party Protection Act''

    H.R. 725 amends title 28, United States Code, to prevent 
fraudulent joinder.
    Rep. Buck introduced the bill on January 10, 2017. The 
House considered the bill under the provisions of H. Res. 175. 
The bill passed the House by a roll-call vote of 224 ayes to 
194 nays. The bill was accompanied by H. Rept. 115-17.

 H.R. 732, the ``Stop Settlement Slush Funds Act of 2017''

    H.R. 732 limits donations made pursuant to settlement 
agreements to which the United States is a party and serves 
other purposes.
    Chairman Bob Goodlatte introduced the bill on January 30, 
2017. The House considered the bill under the provisions of H. 
Res. 577. The bill passed the House by a roll-call vote of 238 
ayes to 183 nays. The bill was accompanied by H. Rept. 115-72.

 H.R. 883, the ``Targeting Child Predators Act of 2017''

    H.R. 883 amends title 18, United States Code, to provide a 
certification process for the issuance of nondisclosure 
requirements accompanying certain administrative subpoenas, to 
provide for judicial review of such nondisclosure requirements, 
and serves other purposes.
    Rep. DeSantis introduced the bill on February 6, 2017. The 
House considered the bill under a suspension of the rules. The 
bill passed the House by a voice vote. The bill was accompanied 
by H. Rept. 115-141.

 H.R. 906, the ``Furthering Asbestos Claim Transparency (FACT) 
        Act of 2017''

    H.R. 906 amends title 11 of the United States Code to 
require the public disclosure by trusts established under 
section 524(g) of such title, of quarterly reports that contain 
detailed information regarding the receipt and disposition of 
claims for injuries based on exposure to asbestos and serves 
other purposes.
    Rep. Farenthold introduced the bill on February 7, 2017. 
The Committee reported the bill favorably to the House by a 
roll-call vote of 19-11. The bill was accompanied by H. Rept. 
115-18.

 H.R. 985, the ``Fairness in Class Action Litigation Act of 
        2017''

    H.R. 985 amends the procedures used in Federal court class 
actions and multidistrict litigation proceedings to assure 
fairer, more efficient outcomes for claimants and defendants, 
and serves other purposes.
    Chairman Bob Goodlatte introduced the bill on February 9, 
2017. The House considered the bill under the provisions of H. 
Res. 180 and the bill passed by a roll call vote of 220 ayes, 
201 nays, 1 present. The bill was accompanied by H. Rept. 115-
25.

 H.R. 1039, the ``Probation Officer Protection Act of 2017''

    H.R. 1039 amends section 3606 of title 18, United States 
Code, to grant probation officers authority to arrest hostile 
third parties who obstruct or impede a probation officer in the 
performance of official duties.
    Rep. Reichert introduced the bill on February 14, 2017. The 
House considered the bill under the provisions of H. Res. and 
the bill passed by a roll call vote of 229 ayes to 177 nays. 
The bill was accompanied by H. Rept. 115-112.

 H.R. 1096, the ``Judgment Fund Transparency Act of 2017''

    H.R. 1096 amends title 31, United States Code, to provide 
for transparency of payments made from the Judgment Fund.
    Rep. Chris Stewart introduced the bill on February 15, 
2017. Committee reported the bill favorably to the House by a 
voice vote.

 H.R. 1188, the ``Adam Walsh Reauthorization Act of 2017''

    H.R. 1188 reauthorizes certain programs established by the 
Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006 and serves 
other purposes.
    Rep. Sensenbrenner introduced the bill on February 16, 
2017. The House considered the bill under a suspension of the 
rules and the bill passed by a voice vote. The bill was 
accompanied by H. Rept. 115-348.

 H.R. 1215, the ``Protecting Access to Care Act of 2017''

    H.R. 1215 improves patient access to health care services 
and provide improved medical care by reducing the excessive 
burden the liability system places on the health care delivery 
system.
    Rep. Steve King introduced the bill on February 24, 2017. 
The House considered the bill under the provisions of H. Res. 
382 and the bill passed by a roll call vote of 218 ayes to 210 
nays. The bill was accompanied by H. Rept. 115-55.

 H.R. 1393, the ``Mobile Workforce State Income Tax 
        Simplification Act of 2017''

    H.R. 1393 limits the authority of States to tax certain 
income of employees for employment duties performed in other 
States.
    Rep. Bishop introduced the bill on March 7, 2017. The House 
considered the bill under a suspension of the rules and the 
bill passed by a voice vote. The bill was accompanied by H. 
Rept. 115-180.

 H.R. 1667, the ``Financial Institution Bankruptcy Act of 
        2017''

    H.R. 1667 amends title 11 of the United States Code in 
order to facilitate the resolution of an insolvent financial 
institution in bankruptcy.
    Rep. Marino introduced the bill on March 22, 2017. The 
House considered the bill under a suspension of the rules and 
the bill passed by a voice vote. The bill was accompanied by H. 
Rept. 115-80.

 H.R. 1689, the ``Private Property Rights Protection Act of 
        2017''

    H.R. 1689 prohibits a state or political subdivision from 
exercising its power of eminent domain, or allowing the 
exercise of such power by delegation, over property to be used 
for economic development or over property that is used for 
economic development within seven years after that exercise, if 
the state or political subdivision receives federal economic 
development funds during any fiscal year in which the property 
is so used or intended to be used.
    Rep. Sensenbrenner introduced the bill on March 22, 2017. 
The House considered the bill under a suspension of the rules 
and the bill passed by a voice vote. The bill was accompanied 
by H. Rept. 115-859.

 H.R. 1695, the ``Register of Copyrights Selection and 
        Accountability Act of 2017''

    H.R. 1695 amends title 17, United States Code, to provide 
additional responsibilities for the Register of Copyrights, and 
for other purposes.
    Chairman Bob Goodlatte introduced the bill on March 27, 
2017. The House considered the bill under the provisions of H. 
Res. 275 and the bill passed by a roll call vote: 378 ayes to 
48 nays. The bill was accompanied by H. Rept. 115-91.

 H.R. 1730, the ``Combating Anti-Semitism Act of 2017''

    H.R. 1730 amends title 18, United States Code, to provide 
for the protection of community centers with religious 
affiliation, and for other purposes.
    Rep. Kustoff introduced the bill on March 27, 2017. The 
House considered the bill under a suspension of the rules and 
the bill passed by a voice vote. The bill was accompanied by H. 
Rept. 115-456.

 H.R. 1761, the ``Protecting Against Child Exploitation Act of 
        2017

    H.R. 1761 amends title 18, United States Code, to 
criminalize the knowing consent of the visual depiction, or 
live transmission, of a minor engaged in sexually explicit 
conduct, and for other purposes.
    Rep. Mike Johnson introduced the bill on March 28, 2017. 
The House considered the bill under the provisions of H. Res. 
352 and the bill passed by a roll call vote of 368 ayes to 51 
nays. The bill was accompanied by H. Rept. 115-137.

 H.R. 1842, the ``Strengthening Children's Safety Act of 2017''

    H.R. 1842 amends title 18, United States Code, to include 
State crimes of violence as grounds for an enhanced penalty 
when sex offenders fail to register or report certain 
information as required by Federal law, to include prior 
military offenses for purposes of recidivist sentencing 
provisions, and for other purposes.
    Rep. Ratcliffe introduced the bill on March 30, 2017. The 
House considered the bill under a suspension of the rules and 
the bill passed by a voice vote of 371 ayes to 30 nays. The 
bill was accompanied by H. Rept. 115-140.

 H.R. 1862, the ``Global Child Protection Act of 2017''

    H.R. 1862 amends the federal criminal code to broaden the 
definition of ``illicit sexual conduct'' to include any conduct 
involving a minor (currently, a sexual act with a minor) that 
would be a sex abuse offense if it occurs inside the United 
States. A minor is a person under 18 years of age.
    Rep. Roby introduced the bill on April 4, 2017. The House 
considered the bill under a suspension of the rules and the 
bill passed by a voice vote of 372 ayes to 30 nays. The bill 
was accompanied by H. Rept. 115-139.

 H.R. 1865, the ``Allow States and Victims To Fight Online Sex 
        Trafficking Act of 2017''

    H.R. 1865 amends the Communications Act of 1934 to clarify 
that section 230 of such Act does not prohibit the enforcement 
against providers and users of interactive computer services of 
Federal and State criminal and civil law relating to sexual 
exploitation of children or sex trafficking, and for other 
purposes.
    Rep. McGovern introduced the bill on April 3, 2017. The 
bill was referred to the Crime Subcommittee and ordered to be 
reported on December 12, 2017. H.R. 1865 passed the House on 
February 27, 2017 by recorded vote: 388-25. On April 11, 2018, 
the bill became Public Law No. 115-164.

 H.R. 1872, the ``Reciprocal Access to Tibet Act of 2017''

    H.R. 1872 requires the Department of State to report to 
Congress annually regarding the level of access Chinese 
authorities granted U.S. diplomats, journalists, and tourists 
to Tibetan areas in China. Such assessment shall include: a 
comparison with the level of access granted to other areas of 
China, a comparison between the levels of access granted to 
Tibetan and non-Tibetan areas in relevant provinces, a 
comparison of the level of access in the reporting year and the 
previous year, and a description of the measures that impede 
the freedom to travel in Tibetan areas.
    Rep. McGovern introduced the bill on April 4, 2017. The 
bill was referred to the Immigration Subcommittee and the 
Committee ordered it to be reported on July 25, 2018. Under 
suspension of the rules, the bill passed, as amended, by a 
voice vote.

 H.R. 1892, the ``Honoring Hometown Heroes Act''

    H.R. 1892 amends title 4, United States Code, to provide 
for the flying of the flag at half-staff in the event of the 
death of a first responder in the line of duty.
    Rep. Larson introduced the bill on April 4, 2017. The 
Committee reported the bill on May 15, 2017. Under suspension 
of the rules, H.R. 1892 passed by the yeas and nays: 411-1. On 
February 9, 2018, H.R. 1892 became Public Law No. 115-123.

 H.R. 1973, the ``Protecting Young Victims From Sexual Abuse 
        Act of 2017''

    H.R. 1973 prevents the sexual abuse of minors and amateur 
athletes by requiring the prompt reporting of sexual abuse to 
law enforcement authorities, and for other purposes.
    Rep. Susan Brooks introduced the bill on April 6, 2017. The 
bill was referred to the Constitution Subcommittee. On May 25, 
2017, H.R. 1973 passed the House by the yeas and nays: 415-3.

 H.R. 2152, the ``Citizens' Right To Know Act of 2017''

    H.R. 2152 requires a state or local government that 
receives funds under a Department of Justice (DOJ) grant 
program and uses such funds for a pretrial services program to 
annually report to DOJ the amount of money allocated for the 
pretrial services program and certain information about 
participating defendants.
    Rep. Poe introduced the bill on April 26, 2017. The bill 
was referred to the Crime Subcommittee. H.R. 2152 was ordered 
to be reported, as amended, on March 7, 2018. On May 9, 2018, 
H.R. 2152 passed the House by the yeas and nays: 221-197.

 H.R. 2228, the ``Law Enforcement Mental Health and Wellness 
        Act of 2017''

    H.R. 2228 provides support for law enforcement agency 
efforts to protect the mental health and well-being of law 
enforcement officers.
    Rep. Susan Brooks introduced the bill on April 27, 2017. 
The bill was referred to the Crime Subcommittee. H.R. 2228 was 
reported by the Committee on November 28, 2017. On November 28, 
2017, under suspension of the rules, the bill, as amended, 
passed by voice vote. On January 10, 2018, the bill became 
Public Law 115-113.

 H.R. 2266, the ``Bankruptcy Judgeship Act of 2017''

    H.R. 2266 makes additional supplemental appropriations for 
disaster relief requirements for the fiscal year ending 
September 30, 2018.
    Rep. Conyers introduced H.R. 2266 on May 1, 2017. The bill 
was reported, as amended, on May 17, 2017 and passed the House 
under suspension of the rules, on May 17, 2017. On October 26, 
2017, the bill became Public Law 115-72.

 H.R. 2406, ``To amend section 442 of the Homeland Security Act 
        of 2002 to authorize United States Immigration and Customs 
        Enforcement, and for other purposes''

    H.R. 2406 amends Section 442 the Homeland Security Act of 
2002 to authorize United States Immigration and Customs 
Enforcement.
    Chairman Bob Goodlatte introduced H.R. 2406 on May 11, 
2017. The bill was referred to the Subcommittee on Immigration 
and Border Security on May 11, 2017. H.R. 2406 was ordered to 
be reported favorably on May 24, 2017.

 H.R. 2407, ``To amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to 
        establish United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, 
        and for other purposes''

    H.R. 2407 amends the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to 
establish United States Citizenship and Immigration Services.
    Chairman Bob Goodlatte introduced H.R. 2407 on May 11, 
2017. On May 11, 2017, the bill was referred to the 
Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security. The bill was 
ordered to be reported favorably on May 24, 2017.

 H.R. 2431, the ``Michael Davis, Jr. and Danny Oliver in Honor 
        of State and Local Law Enforcement Act''

    H.R. 2431 amends the Immigration and Nationality Act to 
improve immigration law enforcement within the interior of the 
United States.
    Rep. Labrador introduced H.R. 2431 on May 16, 2017. The 
bill was referred to the Subcommittee on Immigration and Border 
Security. The bill was ordered to be reported, as amended, on 
May 24, 2017.

 H.R. 2473, the ``Enforcing Justice for Victims of Trafficking 
        Act of 2017''

    H.R. 2473 directs the Attorney General to study issues 
relating to human trafficking. The bill amends the Victims of 
Trafficking and Violence Protection Act of 2000 to modify 
requirements with respect to the allocation of trafficking 
victim services grant funds for training and technical 
assistance.
    Rep. Wagner introduced the bill on May 16, 2017. On May 23, 
2017, H.R. 2473 passed the House, as amended, under suspension 
of the rules.

 H.R. 2480, the ``Empowering Law Enforcement To Fight Sex 
        Trafficking Demand Act''

    H.R. 2480 amends the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets 
Act of 1968 to include an additional permissible use of amounts 
provided as grants under the Byrne JAG program.
    Rep. Hartzler introduced H.R. 2480 on May 17, 2017. On June 
28, 2017, the bill was ordered to be reported. Under suspension 
of the rules, H.R. 2480 passed the House on July 12, 2017.

 H.R. 2826, the ``Refugee Program Integrity Restoration Act of 
        2017''

    H.R. 2826 provides for an annual adjustment of the number 
of admissible refugees.
    Rep. Labrador introduced H.R. 2826 on June 8, 2017. The 
bill was referred to the Subcommittee on Immigration and Border 
Security on June 8, 2017. On June 28, 2017, the bill was 
ordered to be reported on June 28, 2017.

 H.R. 2561, the ``POLICE Act of 2017''

    H.R. 2561 amends title 18, United States Code, to permit 
uniformed law enforcement officers to carry agency-issued 
firearms in certain Federal facilities.
    Rep. Hollingsworth introduced H.R. 2561 on May 19, 2017. 
The bill was referred to the Crime Subcommittee on June 23, 
2017. The bill was ordered to reported, as amended, on May 17, 
2018.

 H.R. 2595, the ``Strengthening the Department of Homeland 
        Security Secure Mail Initiative Act''

    H.R. 2595 directs the Secretary of Homeland Security to 
provide for an option under the Secure Mail Initiative under 
which a person to whom a document is sent under the initiative 
may elect to have the United States Postal Service use the Hold 
for pickup service or the Signature Confirmation service in 
delivering the document.
    Rep. Speier introduced H.R. 2595 on May 23, 2017. The bill 
was referred to the Immigration Subcommittee on June 23, 2017. 
H.R. 2595 was ordered to be reported on December 12, 2017.

 H.R. 2666, the ``AMBER Alert in Indian Country Act of 2017''

    H.R. 2666 amends the PROTECT act to make Indian tribes 
eligible for AMBER Alert grants.
    Rep. Biggs introduced H.R. 2666 on May 25, 2017. The bill 
was referred to the Crime Subcommittee. The bill was ordered to 
be reported on November 29, 2017.

 H.R. 2851, the ``Stop the Importation and Trafficking of 
        Synthetic Analogues Act of 2017''

    H.R. 2851 amends the Controlled Substances Act to clarify 
how controlled substance analogues are to be regulated.
    Rep. Katko introduced H.R. 2851 on June 8, 2017. The bill 
was reported, as amended, on June 8, 2018. On June 15, 2018, 
H.R. 2851 passed the House by a recorded vote: 239-142.

 H.R. 3808, the ``Infrastructure Expansion Act of 2017''

    H.R. 3808 precludes absolute liability in any action 
against a property owner or contractor for projects receiving 
Federal financial assistance for infrastructure and 
transportation development.
    Rep. Faso introduced H.R. 3808 on September 21, 2017. The 
bill was referred to the Constitution Subcommittee on September 
28, 2017. The bill was ordered to be reported, as amended, on 
January 30, 2018.

 H.R. 3249, the ``Project Safe Neighborhoods Grant Program 
        Authorization Act of 2017''

    H.R. 3249 establishes the Project Safe Neighborhoods Block 
Grant Program within the Department of Justice's Office of 
Justice Programs to foster and improve existing partnerships to 
create a safer neighborhood through sustained reductions in 
crimes committed by criminal street gangs and transnational 
organized crime groups.
    Rep. Comstock introduced H.R. 3249 on July 14, 2017. The 
bill was reported, as amended, on March 14, 2018. Under 
suspension of the rules, H.R. 3249 was agreed to, as amended, 
on March 14, 2018.

 H.R. 3229, To protect the safety of judges by extending the 
        authority of the Judicial Conference to redact sensitive 
        information contained in their financial disclosure reports, 
        and for other purposes.

    H.R. 3229 amends the Ethics and Government Act of 1978 to 
extend through 2027 the authority of the Judicial Conference to 
redact personal and sensitive information from the financial 
disclosure report of a judge or judicial employee if it finds 
that revealing the information could endanger that individual 
or a family member of that individual.
    Rep. Jeffries introduced H.R. 3229 on July 13, 2017. The 
Committee reported the bill on September 26, 2017. Under 
suspension of the rules, H.R. 3229 passed the House, as 
amended, by voice vote.

 H.R. 3317, the ``Stopping Abusive Female Exploitation Act of 
        2017''

    H.R. 3317 amends title 18, United States Code, to increase 
the penalty for female genital mutilation.
    Rep. Trott introduced H.R. 3317 on July 19, 2017. Under 
suspension of the rules, H.R. 3317, as amended, was agreed to 
by the yeas and nays: 409-0.

 H.R. 3487, To amend section 1332 of title 28, United States 
        Code, to provide that the requirement for diversity of 
        citizenship jurisdiction is met if any one party to the case is 
        diverse in citizenship from any one adverse party in the case.

    H.R. 3487 amends the federal judicial code to specify that 
U.S. district courts have jurisdiction on the basis of 
diversity of citizenship if at least one adverse party does not 
share the same citizenship as another adverse party.
    Rep. Steve King introduced H.R. 3487 on July 27, 2017. The 
bill was referred to the Constitution Subcommittee.

 H.R. 3711, the ``Legal Workforce Act''

    H.R. 3711 amends the Immigration and Nationality Act to 
make mandatory and permanent requirements relating to use of an 
electronic employment eligibility verification system.
    Rep. Lamar Smith introduced H.R. 3711 on September 8, 2017. 
H.R. 3711 was referred to the Immigration Subcommittee. The 
bill was ordered to be reported, as amended, on October 25, 
2017.

 H.R. 3989, the ``USA Liberty Act of 2017''

    H.R. 3989 amends the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act 
of 1978 to clarify and improve the procedures and 
accountability for authorizing certain acquisitions of foreign 
intelligence, to extend title VII of such Act, to ensure that 
the barriers to sharing critical foreign intelligence among the 
intelligence community that existed before September 11, 2001, 
are not re-imposed.
    Chairman Bob Goodlatte introduced H.R. 3989 on October 6, 
2017. The bill was referred to the Crime Subcommittee. H.R. 
3989 was ordered to be reported, as amended, on November 8, 
2017.

 H.R. 3996, the ``Protecting Access to the Courts for 
        Taxpayer's Act''

    H.R. 3996 amends title 28, United States Code, to permit 
other courts to transfer certain cases to the United States Tax 
Court.
    Rep. Issa introduced H.R. 3996 on October 10, 2017. The 
Committee reported the bill on March 14, 2018. Under suspension 
of the rules, H.R. 3996 passed the House on March 14, 2017 by 
voice vote.

 H.R. 4010, the ``Congressional Subpoena Compliance and 
        Enforcement Act of 2017''

    H.R. 4010 amends the Revised Statues of the United States 
and title 28, United States Code, to enhance compliance with 
requests for information pursuant to legislative power under 
Article I of the Constitution.
    Rep. Issa introduced H.R. 4010 on October 11, 2017. H.R. 
4010 was reported, as amended, on October 23, 2017. Under 
suspension of the rules, H.R. 4010, as amended, passed the 
House by voice vote.

 H.R. 4092, the ``Agricultural Guestworker Act''

    H.R. 4092 creates a nonimmigrant H-2C work visa program for 
agricultural workers.
    Chairman Bob Goodlatte introduced H.R. 4092 on October 23, 
2017. The bill was referred to the Immigration Subcommittee. 
The bill was ordered to be reported, as amended, on October 25, 
2017.

 H.R. 4170, the ``Disclosing Foreign Influence Act''

    H.R. 4170 amends the Foreign Agents Registration Act of 
1938 to promote greater transparency in the registration of 
persons serving as the agents of foreign principals, to provide 
the Attorney General with greater authority to investigate 
alleged violations of such Act and bring criminal and civil 
actions against persons who commit such violations.
    Rep. Mike Johnson introduced H.R. 4170 on October 31, 2017. 
The bill was referred to the Constitution Subcommittee. H.R. 
4170 was ordered to be reported, as amended, on January 17, 
2018.

 H.R. 4203, the ``Combat Online Predators Act''

    H.R. 4203 amends the federal criminal code to increase the 
maximum prison term for a stalking offense, if the victim is 
under 18 years of age.
    Rep. Fitzpatrick introduced H.R. 4203 on November 1, 2017. 
The bill was reported, as amended, on April 10, 2018. Under 
suspension of the rules, H.R. 4203, as amended, was agreed to 
by the yeas and nays: 409-2.

 H.R. 4423, the ``North Texas Water Supply Security Act of 
        2017''

    H.R. 4223 limits claims under Federal law seeking judicial 
review of any environmental impact statement, environmental 
review, or authorization for the Lower Bois d'Arc Creek 
Reservoir Project in Fannin County, Texas.
    Rep. Johnson introduced H.R. 4423 on November 16, 2017. The 
Regulatory Reform Subcommittee held a hearing on the bill on 
April 12, 2018. The Committee ordered the bill to be reported, 
as amended, on June 13, 2018.

 H.R. 4477, the ``Fix NICS Act of 2017''

    H.R. 4477 enforces current law regarding the National 
Instant Criminal Background Check System.
    Rep. Culberson introduced H.R. 4477 on November 29, 2017. 
The bill was reported, as amended, on December 5, 2017.

  H.R. 5283, To make technical amendments to update statutory 
        references to certain provisions classified to title 7, title 
        20, and title 43, United States Code.

    H.R. 5283 makes technical amendments to update statutory 
references to certain provisions classified to title 7, title 
20, and title 43.
    Rep. Steve King introduced H.R. 5283 on March 15, 2018. The 
bill was ordered to be reported on April 11, 2018.

 H.R. 5447, the ``Music Modernization Act''

    H.R. 5447 modernizes copyright law.
    Chairman Bob Goodlatte introduced H.R. 5447 on April 10, 
2018. The bill was reported on April 25, 2018. Under suspension 
of the rules, H.R. 5447, as amended, passed by the yeas and 
nays: 415-0.

 H.R. 5468, the ``Permitting Litigation Efficiency Act of 
        2018''

    H.R. 5468 amends chapter 7, United States Code, to provide 
for certain limitations on judicial review of agency actions.
    Rep. Marino introduced H.R. 5468 on April 11, 2018. The 
bill was referred to the Regulatory Reform Subcommittee on 
April 11, 2018. The Subcommittee held a hearing on the bill on 
April 12, 2018. H.R. 5468 was ordered to be reported, as 
amended.

 H.R. 5634, the ``Medical Cannabis Research Act of 2018''

    H.R. 5634 increases the number of manufacturers registered 
under the Controlled Substances Act to manufacture cannabis for 
legitimate research purposes, to authorize health care 
providers of the Department of Veterans Affairs to provide 
recommendations to veterans regarding participation in 
federally-approved cannabis clinical trials.
    Rep. Gaetz introduced H.R. 5634 on April 26, 2018. The bill 
was referred to the Crime Subcommittee on May 22, 2018. The 
Committee ordered H.R. 5634 to be reported, as amended, on 
September 13, 2018.

 H.R. 5682, the ``FIRST STEP Act''

    H.R. 5682 provides for programs to help reduce the risk 
that prisoners will recidivate upon release from prison.
    Rep. Collins introduced H.R. 5682 on May 7, 2018. The 
Committee reported the bill, as amended, on May 22, 2018. Under 
suspension of the rules, H.R. 5682 passed the House as amended, 
by the Yeas and Nays: 360-59.

 H.R. 5698, the ``Protect and Serve Act of 2018''

    H.R. 5698 amends title 18, United States Code, to punish 
criminal offenses targeting law enforcement officers.
    Rep. Rutherford introduced H.R. 5698 on May 8, 2018. The 
Committee reported the bill on May 11, 2018. H.R. 5698 passed 
the House by the Yeas and Nays: 382-35, on May 16, 2018.

 H.R. 5904, the ``No Oil Producing and Exporting Cartels Act of 
        2018''

    H.R. 5904 amends the Sherman Act to make oil-producing and 
exporting cartels illegal.
    Rep. Chabot introduced H.R. 5904 on May 22, 2018. On June 
5, 2018, H.R. 5904 was referred to the Regulatory Reform 
Subcommittee. The bill was ordered to be reported, as amended 
on June 13, 2018.

 H.R. 5954, the ``Anti-terrorism Clarification Act of 2018''

    H.R. 5954 amends title 18, United States Code, to clarify 
the meaning of the terms ``act of war'' and ``blocked asset.''
    Chairman Bob Goodlatte introduced H.R. 5954 on May 24, 
2018. H.R. 5954 was referred to the Constitution Subcommittee. 
The Committee ordered the bill, as amended, to be reported on 
July 23, 2018. H.R. 5954 was reported to the House on July 23, 
2018. On July 23, 2018, H.R. 5954, as amended, was agreed to by 
voice vote, under suspension of the rules.

 H.R. 6730, the ``Injunctive Authority Clarification Act of 
        2018''

    H.R. 6730 amends title 28, United States Code, to prohibit 
the issuance of national injunctions, and serves other 
purposes.
    Chairman Bob Goodlatte introduced the bill on September 7, 
2018. The bill was referred to the Committee. The Committee 
reported the bill favorably to the House by a roll-call vote of 
14 ayes to 6 nays.

 H.R. 6754, the ``CIRCUIT Act''

    H.R. 6754 amends title 28, United States Code, to modify 
the structure of the Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
    Rep. Issa introduced the bill on September 10, 2018. The 
bill was referred to the Committee. The Committee reported the 
bill favorably to the house by a roll-call vote of 16 ayes to 5 
nays.

 H.R. 6755, the ``Judiciary ROOM Act''

    H.R. 6755 provides for additional Article III judges, to 
modernize the administration of justice.
    Rep. Issa introduced the bill on September 10, 2018. The 
bill was referred to the Committee. The Committee reported the 
bill favorably to the House by a voice vote.

 H.R. 6758, the ``Study of Underrepresented Classes Chasing 
        Engineering and Science Success Act of 2018''

    H.R. 6758 directs the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office 
(USPTO) to study and report to Congress on the number of 
patents applied for and obtained: (1) by women, minorities, and 
veterans; and (2) by small businesses owned by women, 
minorities, and veterans.
    Rep. Chabot introduced the bill on September 10, 2018. The 
bill was referred to the Committee. The House considered the 
bill under a suspension of the rules. The bill passed the house 
by a voice vote. The President signed the bill into law on 
October 31, 2018 and the bill became Pub. L. No 115-273. The 
bill was accompanied by H. Rept. 115-966.

 H. Res. 111, Of inquiry directing the Attorney General to 
        transmit certain documents to the House of Representatives 
        relating to the financial practices of the President.

    H. Res. 111 directs the Attorney General to transmit 
certain documents to the House of Representatives relating to 
the financial practices of the President.
    Rep. Nadler introduced the resolution on February 9, 2017. 
The Committee reported the resolution to the House adversely by 
a roll call vote of 18 ayes to 16 nays. The resolution was 
accompanied by H. Rept. 115-28.

 H. Res. 184, Resolution of inquiry requesting the President 
        and directing the Attorney General to transmit, respectively, 
        certain documents to the House of Representatives relating to 
        communications with the government of Russia.

    H. Res. 184 directs the Attorney General to transmit, 
respectively, certain documents to the House of Representatives 
relating to communications with the government of Russia.
    Rep. Jeffries introduced the resolution on. The Committee 
reported the resolution to the House adversely by a roll call 
vote of 19 ayes to 15 nays. The resolution was accompanied by 
H. Rept. 115-83.

 H. Res. 203, Resolution of inquiry requesting the President, 
        and directing the Attorney General, to transmit, respectively, 
        certain documents to the House of Representatives relating to 
        certain communications by the President of the United States. 
        General to transmit certain documents to the House of 
        Representatives relating to the financial practices of the 
        President.

    H. Res. 203 directs the Attorney General, to transmit, 
respectively, certain documents to the House of Representatives 
relating to certain communications by the President of the 
United States. General to transmit certain documents to the 
House of Representatives relating to the financial practices of 
the President.
    Rep. Quigley introduced the resolution on. The Committee 
reported the resolution to the House adversely by a roll call 
vote of 19 ayes to 15 nays. The resolution was accompanied by 
H. Rept. 115-83.

 H. Res. 446, Resolution of inquiry requesting the President 
        and directing the Attorney General to transmit, respectively, 
        certain documents to the House of Representatives relating to 
        the removal of former Federal Bureau of Investigation Director 
        James Comey.

    H. Res. 446 directs the Attorney General to transmit, 
respectively, certain documents to the House of Representatives 
relating to the removal of former Federal Bureau of 
Investigation Director James Comey.
    Rep. Jayapal introduced the resolution on. The Committee 
reported the resolution to the House favorably by a roll call 
vote of 15 ayes to 13 nays. The resolution was accompanied by 
H. Rept. 115-300.

 H. Res. 488, Resolution of inquiry requesting the President 
        and directing the Attorney General to transmit, respectively, 
        certain documents to the House of Representatives relating to 
        the removal of former Federal Bureau of Investigation Director 
        James Comey.

    H. Res. 488 directs the Attorney General to transmit, 
respectively, certain documents to the House of Representatives 
relating to the removal of former Federal Bureau of 
Investigation Director James Comey.
    Rep. Cicilline introduced the resolution on July 28, 2017. 
The Committee reported the resolution to the House adversely by 
a roll call vote of 23 ayes to 8 nays. The resolution was 
accompanied by H. Rept. 115-335.

 H. Res. 928, Of inquiry requesting the President and directing 
        the Attorney General to transmit, respectively, certain 
        documents to the House of Representatives relating to the 
        President's use of the pardon power under article II, section 2 
        of the Constitution.

    H. Res. 928 directs the Attorney General to transmit, 
respectively, certain documents to the House of Representatives 
relating to the President's use of the pardon power under 
article II, section 2 of the Constitution.
    Rep. Lieu introduced the resolution on. The Committee 
reported the resolution to the House adversely by a roll call 
vote of 13 ayes to 12 nays. The resolution was accompanied by 
H. Rept. 115-77. The Committee filed a supplement to H. Rept. 
115-77 on August 28, 2018.

 H. Res. 938, Of inquiry directing the Attorney General to 
        provide certain documents in the Attorney General's possession 
        to the House of Representatives relating to the ongoing 
        congressional investigation related to certain prosecutorial 
        and investigatory decisions made by the Department of Justice 
        and Federal Bureau of Investigation surrounding the 2016 
        election.

    H. Res. 938 directs the Attorney General to provide certain 
documents in the Attorney General's possession to the House of 
Representatives relating to the ongoing congressional 
investigation related to certain prosecutorial and 
investigatory decisions made by the Department of Justice and 
Federal Bureau of Investigation surrounding the 2016 election.
    Rep. Meadows introduced the resolution on June 13, 2018. 
The Committee reported the resolution to the House favorably by 
a roll call vote of 15 ayes to 11 nays. The resolution was 
accompanied by H. Rept. 115-813

 H.J. Res. 76, Granting the consent and approval of Congress 
        for the Commonwealth of Virginia, the State of Maryland, and 
        the District of Columbia to enter into a compact relating to 
        the establishment of the Washington Metrorail Safety 
        Commission.

    H.R. Res. 76 grants congressional consent and approval for 
the Commonwealth of Virginia, the state of Maryland, and the 
District of Columbia to enter into a Metrorail Safety 
Commission (MSC) Interstate Compact.
    Rep. Hoyer introduced the resolution on February 16, 2017. 
The House considered the resolution under a suspension of the 
rules. The resolution passed the House by a roll-call vote of 
399 ayes to 5 nays. The President signed the resolution into 
law on August 22, 2017 and the resolution became Pub. L. No: 
115-54. The resolution was accompanied by H. Rept. 115-227.

 H.J. Res. 92, Granting the consent and approval of Congress 
        for the Commonwealth of Virginia, the State of Maryland, and 
        the District of Columbia to amend the Washington Area Transit 
        Regulation Compact.

    H.J. Res. 92 grants the consent and approval of Congress 
for the Commonwealth of Virginia, the State of Maryland, and 
the District of Columbia to amend the Washington Area Transit 
Regulation Compact.
    Rep. Comstock introduced the resolution on March 28, 2017. 
The House considered the resolution under a suspension of the 
rules. The resolution passed by a roll-call vote of 402 ayes to 
0 nays. The resolution was accompanied by H. Rept. 115-228.

 S. 305, the ``Vietnam War Veterans Recognition Act of 2017''

    S. 305 amends title 4, United States Code, to encourage the 
display of the flag of the United States on National Vietnam 
War Veterans Day.
    Sen. Pat Toomey introduced the bill on February 3, 2017. 
The House considered a bill under a suspension of the rules. 
The bill passed the House by a unanimous voice vote. The 
President signed the bill into law on March 28, 2017. The bill 
became Pub. L. No: 115-15.

                          Oversight Activities


 Joint Investigation Task Force

    On October 24, 2017, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob 
Goodlatte (VA) and House Oversight and Government Reform 
Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy (SC) opened a joint investigation 
into decisions made by the Department of Justice in 2016. 
Members of the joint investigation task force included: 
Chairman Bob Goodlatte (VA), Chairman Trey Gowdy (SC), Rep. 
John Ratcliffe (TX), Rep. Mark Meadows (NC), Rep. Jim Jordan 
(OH), Rep. Ken Buck (CO), Ranking Member Jerry Nadler (NY), and 
Ranking Member Elijah Cummings (MD).
    The task force interviewed the following witnesses: Nellie 
Ohr, Researcher, Fusion GPS; Glenn Simpson, Founder, Fusion 
GPS; James A. Baker, Former General Counsel, Federal Bureau of 
Investigation; William F. Sweeney, Jr., Assistant Director in 
Charge, New York Field Office, Federal Bureau of Investigation; 
George Toscas, Deputy Assistant Attorney General, Department of 
Justice; Jonathan Moffa, Federal Bureau of Investigation; Bruce 
Ohr, Department of Justice; Trisha Anderson, Former Deputy 
General Counsel, Federal Bureau of Investigation; Lisa Page, 
Federal Bureau of Investigation; Peter Strzok, Federal Bureau 
of Investigation; John Giacalone, Federal Bureau of 
Investigation; Bill Priestap, Federal Bureau of Investigation; 
James Rybicki, Federal Bureau of Investigation; Andrew McCabe, 
Federal Bureau of Investigation; Sally Moyer, Lawyer and Unit 
Chief, Federal Bureau of Investigation; George Papadopoulos, 
Former Trump Campaign worker, Foreign Policy Advisor; and James 
Comey, Former Director, Federal Bureau of Investigation.

 Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act Laws 
        (Serial No. 115-2)

    On March 1, 2017, the Committee held a hearing to discuss 
Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, and 
to examine the functionality of the program as well as 
necessary steps to improve it for reauthorization.
    The hearing consisted of two panels of witnesses. The first 
panel consisted of the following witnesses: (1) Mr. Brad 
Brooker, Acting General Counsel, Office of the Director of 
National Intelligence; (2) Mr. Paul Morris, Deputy General 
Counsel for Operations, National Security Agency; (3) Mr. 
Stephen Vanech, Deputy Chief, Office of Counterterrorism, 
National Security Agency; (4) Mr. Stuart Evans, Deputy 
Assistant Attorney General, National Security Division, 
Department of Justice; and (5) Mr. Grant Mendenhall, Acting 
Assistant Director, Counterterrorism Division, Federal Bureau 
of Investigation. The second panel consisted of the following 
witnesses: (1) Mr. Jeff Kosseff, Assistant Professor, Cyber 
Science Department, United States Naval Academy; (2) Ms. April 
Doss, Partner, Saul Ewing LLP; (3) Ms. Elizabeth Goitein, Co-
Director, Liberty & National Security Program, Brennan Center 
for Justice, NYU School of Law; and (4) Mr. Adam Klein, Senior 
Fellow, Center for a New American Security.

 The Department of Homeland Security's Proposed Regulations 
        Reforming the Investor Visa Program (Serial No. 115-4)

    On March 8, 2017, the Committee held an oversight hearing 
to examine the Department of Homeland Security's proposed 
changes to strengthen the integrity of the EB-5 investor visa 
program such that it benefits the U.S. Economy.
    The hearing consisted of two panels of witnesses. The first 
panel consisted of the following witnesses: (1) Honorable 
Charles Grassley, Chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, U.S. 
Senate (R-IA); and (2) Honorable Patrick Leahy, U.S. Senate (D-
VT). The second panel consisted of the following witnesses: (1) 
Ms. Rebecca Gambler, Homeland Security and Justice Team, U.S. 
Government Accountability Office; (2) Mr. Sam Walls III, 
Managing Director, Pine State Regional Center; (3) Ms. 
Angelique Brunner, Founder and President, EB5 Capital; (4) Ms. 
Dekonti Mends-Cole, Director of Policy, Center for Community 
Progress; and (5) Mr. David North, Fellow, Center for 
Immigration Studies.

 Examining Systemic Management and Fiscal Challenges within the 
        Department of Justice (Serial No. 115-10)

    On March 21, 2017, the Committee held a hearing to review 
the functionality of the Department of Justice and to examine 
necessary reforms in reauthorizing certain programs to ensure 
it is cost-effective and working for the betterment of all 
Americans.
    The hearing consisted of the following witnesses: (1) 
Honorable Michael Horowitz, Inspector General, United States 
Department of Justice; and (2) Diana Maurer, Director, Homeland 
Security and Justice Issues, U.S. Government Accountability 
Office.

 Data Stored Abroad: Ensuring Lawful Access and Privacy 
        Protection in the Digital Era (Serial No. 115-36)

    On June 15, 2017, the Committee held an oversight hearing 
to examine various issues related to digital data, including 
international conflicts of law, storage and transmission 
practices, governmental acquisition challenges, and protection 
of consumer data.
    The hearing consisted of two panels of witnesses. The first 
panel consisted of the following witnesses: (1) Mr. Richard 
Downing, Acting Deputy Assistant Attorney General, Criminal 
Division, U.S. Department of Justice; and (2) Mr. Paddy 
McGuinness, UK Deputy National Security Advisor, Oxford, UK. 
The second panel consisted of the following witnesses: (1) Mr. 
Richard Salgado, Director, Law Enforcement and Information 
Security, Google; (2) Mr. Richard Littlehale, Special Agent in 
Charge, Technical Services Unit, Tennessee Bureau of 
Investigation; (3) Mr. Chris Calabrese, Vice President, Policy, 
Center for Democracy & Technology; and (4) Professor Andrew 
Woods, Assistant Professor of Law, University of Kentucky 
College of Law.

 The Need for the Balanced Budget Amendment (Serial No. 115-42)

    On July 27, 2017, the Committee held an oversight hearing 
to examine the need for the Balanced Budget Amendment. Federal 
budget deficits have become one of America's most persistent 
political issues and a balanced federal budget is a bipartisan 
goal of many Members of Congress. The first panel was comprised 
of members with balanced budget amendments and the second panel 
included outside experts.
    The hearing consisted of two panels of witnesses. The first 
panel consisted of the following witnesses: (1) The Honorable 
John Ratcliffe, Congressman, 4th District of Texas, U.S. House 
of Representatives; (2) The Honorable Bobby Scott, Congressman, 
3rd District of Virginia, U.S. House of Representatives; (3) 
The Honorable Vern Buchanan, Congressman, 16th District of 
Florida, U.S. House of Representatives; (4) The Honorable Steve 
Stivers, Congressman, 15th District of Ohio, U.S. House of 
Representatives; (5) The Honorable Justin Amash, Congressman, 
3rd District of Michigan, U.S. House of Representatives; (6) 
The Honorable Barry Loudermilk, Congressman, 11th District of 
Georgia, U.S. House of Representatives; and (7) The Honorable 
Stephanie Murphy, Congresswoman, 7th District of Florida, U.S. 
House of Representatives. The second panel consisted of the 
following witnesses: (1) Douglas Holtz-Eakin, President, 
American Action Forum; (2) Alan Blinder, Gordon S. Rentschler 
Memorial Professor, Economics and Public Affairs, Princeton 
University; (3) David Primo, Ani and Mark Gabrellian Professor, 
Associate Professor Political Science and Business 
Administration, University of Rochester; and (4) Nick Dranias, 
President and Executive Director; Compact Administrator, 
Compact for American Educational Foundation; Compact for a 
Balanced Budget.

 Examining Anti-Semitism on College Campuses (Serial No. 115-
        45)

    On November 7, 2017, the Committee held a hearing to 
examine the state of Anti-Semitism on college campuses and 
necessary reforms to address the issue.
    The hearing consisted of the following witnesses: (1) Rabbi 
Andrew Baker, Director, International Jewish Affairs, American 
Jewish Committee; (2) Dr. Pamela Nadell, Patrick Clendenen 
Chair in Women's and Gender History, President, Association for 
Jewish Studies American University; (3) Rabbi Abraham Cooper, 
Associate Dean, Director Global Science Action Agenda, Simon 
Wiesenthal Center; (4) Dr. Barry Trachtenberg, Rubin 
Presidential Chair of Jewish History; Director, Jewish Studies 
Program, Wake Forest University; (5) Paul Clement, Partner, 
Kirkland & Ellis LLP; (6) Sandra Hagee, Chairwoman, Christians 
United for Israel Action Fund; (7) Jonathan Greenblatt, CEO and 
National Director, Anti-Defamation League; (8) Suzanne Nossel, 
Executive Director, PEN America; and (9) Ken Stern, Executive 
Director, Justus & Karin Rosenberg Foundation.

 Oversight of the Department of Justice (Serial No. 115-47)

    On November 14, 2017, the Committee held an annual 
oversight hearing on the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ).
    The hearing consisted of the following witness: (1) The 
Honorable Jefferson Sessions III, Attorney General, United 
States Department of Justice.

 Oversight of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (Serial No. 
        115-72)

    On December 7, 2017, the Committee held an annual oversight 
hearing on the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).
    The hearing consisted of the following witness: (1) The 
Honorable Christopher Wray, Director, Federal Bureau of 
Investigation.

 Oversight Hearing with Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein 
        (Serial No. 115-49)

    On December 13, 2017, the Committee held an oversight 
hearing with the Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein 
regarding the Department of Justice's actions in response to 
Section 702 legislation and other Departmental actions.
    The hearing consisted of the following witness: (1) The 
Honorable Rod Rosenstein, Deputy Attorney General, U.S. 
Department of Justice.

 Music Policy Issues: A Perspective from Those Who Make It 
        (Serial No. 115-50)

    On January 26, 2018, the Committee held a hearing in the 
Constantino Room of Fordham University School of Law, New York, 
New York, to discuss the issues of music copyright law with 
several members of the music industry.
    This hearing consisted of the following witnesses: (1) Mr. 
Aloe Blacc, Musician, Singer, and Songwriter; (2) Mr. Mike 
Clink, Record Producer; (3) Mr. Booker Jones, Songwriter, 
Record Producer, Artist, and Arranger; (4) Mr. Tom Douglas, 
Songwriter; Mr. Neil Portnow, President, The Recording Academy; 
and (5) Ms. Dionne Warwick, Recording Artist.

 Filtering Practices of Social Media Platforms (Serial No. 115-
        56)

    On April 26, 2018, the Committee held a hearing to discuss 
the methods through which social media outlets manage and 
filter information and content on their platforms.
    This hearing consisted of the following witnesses: (1) The 
Honorable Marsha Blackburn, 7th District of Tennessee, United 
States House of Representatives; (2) The Honorable Jim Himes, 
4th District of Connecticut, United States House of 
Representatives; (3) Diamond and Silk, Social Media 
Personalities; (4) Mr. David Chavern, Chief Executive Officer, 
News Media Alliance and American Press Institute; (5) Berin 
Szoka, President, TechFreedom; and (6) Prof. Ari Waldman 
Director, Innovation Center for Law and Technology, Professor 
of Law, New York Law School.

 Challenges and Solutions in the Opioid Abuse Crisis (Serial 
        No. 115-57)

    On May 8, 2018, the Committee held a hearing to discuss the 
opioid epidemic and possible strategies for combatting this 
crisis.
    The hearing consisted of the following witnesses: (1) 
Robert Patterson, Acting Administration, Drug Enforcement 
Administration; (2) Dr. Timothy Westlake M.D., Hartland, 
Wisconsin; (3) J. Spencer Morgan III, Commonwealth's Attorney, 
Accomack County, Virginia; (4) Kristen Holman, Lynchburg, 
Virginia; and (5) Dr. Josiah Rich M.D.

 Oversight of the United States Patent and Trademark Office 
        (Serial No. 115-58)

    On May 22, 2018, the Committee held an oversight hearing to 
examine the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
    The hearing consisted of the following witness: (1) The 
Honorable Andrei Iancu, Director of the U.S. Patent and 
Trademark Office, Undersecretary of Commerce for Intellectual 
Property, U.S. Department of Commerce.

 Oversight of the FBI and DOJ Actions in Advance of the 2016 
        Election (Serial No. 115-34)

    On June 19, 2016, the Committee held a hearing to examine 
the actions of the FBI and DOJ leading up to the 2016 election 
and the details of the Inspector General's report.
    The hearing consisted of the following witnesses: (1) 
Michael Horowitz, Inspector General, Department of Justice.

 Oversight of the FBI and DOJ Actions Surrounding the 2016 
        Election (Serial No. 115-61)

    On June 28th, 2018, the Committee held a second hearing to 
examine the actions of the FBI and DOJ leading up to the 2016 
election. The hearing follows up on Mr. Horowitz's appearance 
and is an opportunity to address the findings and the 
recommendations made by the Inspector General. The hearing was 
an opportunity to examine some of the other matters discovered 
by Mr. Horowitz, and to determine what other oversight might be 
necessary concerning these two institutions and what actions 
these agencies plan to take to hold individuals accountable and 
ensure this never happens again.
    The hearing consisted of the following witnesses: (1) The 
Honorable Rod J. Rosenstein, Deputy Attorney General, United 
States Department of Justice; (2) The Honorable Christopher 
Wray, Director, Federal Bureau of Investigations.

 Joint hearing on, ``Oversight of FBI and DOJ Actions 
        Surrounding the 2016 Election; Testimony by FBI Deputy 
        Assistant Director Peter Strzok'' (Serial No. 115-62)

    On July 12, 2018, the Committee held a third hearing to 
examine the actions of the FBI and DOJ leading up to the 2016 
election. During 2016, Strzok had a pivotal responsibility in 
the FBI's investigation of whether former Secretary Clinton 
mishandled classified information and in the investigation of 
Russian attempts to interfere in the 2016 election.
    The hearing consisted of the following witness: (1) Peter 
Strzok, Deputy Assistant Director, Federal Bureau of 
Investigations.

 Oversight of the ATF National Canine Division (Serial No. 115-
        63)

    On July 16, 2018, the Committee held a hearing in Front 
Royal, Virginia, focusing on the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, 
Firearms and Explosives Canine Training Center, an integral 
part of the National Canine Division.

 Facebook, Google and Twitter: Examining the Content Filtering 
        Practices of Social Media Giants (Serial No. 115-64)

    On July 17, 2017, the Committee held a hearing to examine 
how social media companies filter content on their platforms.
    The hearing consisted of the following witnesses: (1) Ms. 
Monika Bickert, Head of Global Policy Management, Facebook; (2) 
Ms. Juniper Downs, Global Head of Public Policy and Government 
Relations, YouTube; and (3) Mr. Nick Pickles, Senior 
Strategist, Public Policy, Twitter.

 Examining the Wayfair Decision and its Ramifications for 
        Consumers and Small Businesses (Serial No. 115-65)

    On July 24, 2018, the Committee held a hearing to examine 
what compliance burdens states are placing on remote sellers 
and how sellers plan to cope. The hearing also studied ways in 
which the imposition of myriad and disparate burdens may 
discourage innovation and new market entrants in e-Commerce.
    The hearing consisted of the following witnesses: (1) Mr. 
Grover Norquist, President, Americans for Tax Reform; (2) Mr. 
Chad White, Owner, Class-Tech-Cars, Inc.; (3) Mr. Lary 
Sinewitz, Executive Vice President, BrandsMart on behalf of the 
National Retail Federation; (4) Mr. Bartlett Cleland, General 
Counsel and Chief Strategy and Innovation Officer, American 
Legislative Exchange Council; (5) The Honorable Curt Bramble, 
Past President, National Conference of State Legislatures; (6) 
Mr. Andrew Moylan, Executive Vice President, National Taxpayers 
Union Foundation; (7) Mr. Joseph R. Crosby, Principal, 
MultiState Associates Incorporated; and (8) Mr. Andrew J. 
Pincus, Partner, Mayer Brown.

 Transparency & Accountability: Examining Google and its Data 
        Collection, Use and Filtering Practices (Serial No. 115-73)

    On December 11, 2018, the Committee held a hearing to 
examine the data collection, use, and filtering practices of 
Google.
    This hearing consisted of the following witness: (1) Mr. 
Sundar Pichai, Chief Executive Officer, Google LLC.

 Oversight of the Department of Homeland Security (Serial No. 
        115-75)

    On December 20, 2018, the Committee held an oversight 
hearing on the Department of Homeland Security.
    This hearing consisted of the following witness: (1) The 
Honorable Kirstjen Nielsen, Director, U.S. Department of 
Homeland Security.

           SUBCOMMITTEE ON THE CONSTITUTION AND CIVIL JUSTICE

    STEVE KING, Iowa, Chairman

STEVE COHEN, Tennessee               LOUIE GOHMERT, Texas
JAMIE RASKIN, Maryland               KAREN HANDEL, Georgia
THEODORE E. DEUTCH, Florida

                              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. 1689, the ``Private Property Rights Protection Act'' 
        (Serial No. 115-14)

    On March 30, 2017, the Subcommittee held a legislative 
hearing on H.R. 1689, which seeks to prohibit a state or 
political subdivision from exercising its power of eminent 
domain, or allowing the exercise of such power by delegation, 
over property to be used for economic development or over 
property that is used for economic development within seven 
years after that exercise, if the state or political 
subdivision receives federal economic development funds during 
any fiscal year in which the property is used or intended for 
use. Rep. James Sensenbrenner (R-WI) introduced the bill on 
March 22, 2017.
    The hearing consisted of the following witnesses: (1) 
Jeffrey Redfern, Attorney, Institute for Justice; (2) Tina 
Barnes, Client, Institute for Justice; and (3) William Buzbee, 
Professor of Law, Georgetown University Law Center.

 H.R 490, the ``Heartbeat Protection Act of 2017'' (Serial No. 
        115-44)

    The Subcommittee held a hearing on H.R. 490 on November 1, 
2017. H.R. 490 amends the federal criminal code to make it a 
crime for a physician to knowingly perform an abortion: (1) 
without determining whether the fetus has a detectable 
heartbeat, (2) without informing the mother of the results, or 
(3) after determining that a fetus has a detectable heartbeat. 
Rep. Steve King (R-IA) introduced the bill on January 12, 2017.
    The witnesses for the hearing were: (1) Priscilla Smith, 
Clinical Lecturer in Law, Reproductive Rights and Justice 
Project; (2) David Forte, Professor of Law, Cleveland State 
University; (3) Dr. Kathi Aultman, M.D., Associate Scholar, 
Charlotte Lozier Institute; and (4) Star Parker, Founder and 
President, Center for Urban Renewal and Education (CURE).

                          Oversight Activities


 The State of Religious Liberty in America (Serial No. 115-5)

    On February 16, 2017, the Subcommittee held a hearing to 
examine the state of religious liberty in America and the 
challenges now facing religious liberty from Supreme Court 
decisions, executive orders, and other related sources.
    The hearing consisted of the following witnesses: (1) Kim 
Colby, Director, Christian Legal Society's Center for Law and 
Religious Freedom; (2) Hannah Smith, Senior Counsel, Becket; 
(3) Rabbi David Saperstein; and (4) Casey Mattox, Senior 
Counsel, Alliance Defending Freedom's Center for Academic 
Freedom.

 Oversight of the Judgment Fund (Serial No. 115-6)

    On March 2, 2017, the Subcommittee held a hearing to 
examine the administration of the Judgment Fund, the current 
state of the Judgment Fund, and what congressional oversight 
actions may be necessary.
    The hearing consisted of the following witnesses: (1) Paul 
Figley, Associate Director of Legal Rhetoric, American 
University Washington College of Law; (2) Neil Kinkopf, 
Professor of Law, Georgia State University College of Law; and 
(3) Chris Jacobs, Founder and CEO, Juniper Research Group.

 First Amendment Protections on Public College and University 
        Campuses (Serial No. 115-15)

    On April 4, 2017, the Subcommittee held a hearing to 
examine First Amendment protections on public college and 
university campuses.
    The hearing consisted of the following witnesses: (1) 
Stanley Kurtz, Senior Fellow, Ethics and Public Policy Center; 
(2) Greg Lukianoff, President and CEO, Foundation for 
Individual Rights in Education (FIRE); (3) David Hudson, 
Ombudsman, First Amendment Center; and (4) Ken Klukowski, 
Senior Counsel & Director of Strategic Affairs, First Liberty 
Institution.

 Lawsuit Abuse and the Telephone Consumer Protection Act 
        (Serial No. 115-21)

    On June 13, 2017, the Subcommittee held a hearing to 
examine lawsuit abuse of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act 
(TCPA) and to explore the unintended consequences of the TCPA 
lawsuit abuse that has grown into a unique legal industry.
    The hearing consisted of the following witnesses: (1) Mr. 
Rob Sweeney, Founder & CEO, Mobile Media Technologies LLC; (2) 
Ms. Becca Wahlquist, Partner, Snell & Wilmer LLP; (3) Mr. 
Hassan Zavareei, Partner, Tycko & Zavareei LLP; and (4) Mr. 
Adonis Hoffman, Founder & Chairman, Business in the Public 
Interest.

 Examining Ethical Responsibilities Regarding Attorney 
        Advertising (Serial No. 115-22)

    On June 23, 2017, the Subcommittee held a hearing to 
examine ethical responsibilities regarding attorney 
advertising, focusing on what can be done to prevent 
unintentional, yet harmful, effects of misleading attorney-
produced drug advertisements.
    The hearing consisted of the following witnesses: (1) Dr. 
Ilana Kutinsky MD, Director of Atrial Fibrillation Services, 
William Beaumont Hospital Troy; (2) Dr. Shawn Fleming MD, 
Vascular Surgeon, Novant Health Vascular Specialists; (3) Lynda 
Shely, Partner, The Shely Firm; and (4) Elizabeth Tippett, 
Assistant Professor, University of Oregon School of Law.

 Examining Class Action Lawsuits Against Intermediate Care 
        Facilities for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities (IFC/
        IID) (Serial No. 115-52)

    On March 6, 2018, the Subcommittee held a hearing to 
examine class action lawsuits against intermediate care 
facilities for individuals with intellectual disabilities.
    The hearing consisted of the following witnesses: (1) 
Martha Bryant, Mother and RN, BSN, Amherst County, Virginia (2) 
Caroline Lahrmann, Mother and former President of VOR, 
Columbus, Ohio; (3) Alison Barkoff, Sister and Co-Chair, 
Consortium of Citizens with Disabilities; and (4) Peter 
Kinzler, father and Attorney, Alexandria, Virginia.

 Questions Regarding the U.S. Census (Serial No. 115-59)

    On June 8, 2018, the Subcommittee held a hearing to examine 
the constitutional options the federal government has in 
determining how the decennial census is conducted and used, 
especially with regard to people who are not in the country 
legally.
    The hearing consisted of the following witnesses: (1) Steve 
Marshall, Attorney General, Alabama; (2) J. Christian Adams, 
President and General Counsel, Public Interest Legal 
Foundation; (3) Dr. Steve Murdock, Professor, Rice University; 
and (4) Steven Camarota, Director of Research, Center for 
Immigration Studies.

 The State of Intellectual Freedom in America (Serial No. 115-
        68)

    On September 27, 2018, the Subcommittee held a hearing to 
examine the state of intellectual freedom in America, as it 
pertains to the exchange and presentation of ideas on college 
campuses, social media, and other public platforms.
    The hearing consisted of two panels of witnesses. The first 
panel consisted of the following witness: (1) Dr. Mike Adams, 
Professor, University of North Carolina at Wilmington; (2) Dr. 
Peter Wood, President, National Association of Scholars; (3) 
Mike Simkovic, Professor of Law and Accounting, George Mason 
University; and (4) Dr. Tim Groseclose, Professor, George Mason 
University. The second panel consisted of the following 
witnesses: (1) Jim Hoft, Founder and Editor, The Gateway 
Pundit; (2) Adriana Cohen, Syndicated Columnist, Boston Herald 
Radio Host; (3) Jeremy Tedesco, Vice President of U.S. 
Advocacy, Alliance Defending Freedom; (4) Ari Waldman, 
Professor of Law, New York Law School; and (5) Harmeet K. 
Dhillon, Esq., Partner, Dhillon Law Group Inc.

 Examining Sober Living Homes (Serial No. 115-70)

    On September 28, 2018, the Subcommittee held a hearing to 
examine existing laws seeking to regulate sober living homes 
and necessary reforms and legislation to ensure safe and 
legitimate use of such recovery programs.
    The hearing consisted of two panels of witnesses. The first 
panel consisted of the following witness: (1) The Honorable 
Judy Chu, 27th District of California, U.S. House of 
Representatives; (2) The Honorable Dana Rohrabacher, 48th 
District of California, U.S. House of Representatives; and (3) 
The Honorable Steve Knight, 25th District of California, U.S. 
House of Representatives. The second panel consisted of the 
following witnesses: (1) Erik Peterson, Mayor Pro Tempore, 
Huntington Beach, California; (2) Todd Leishman, Attorney, 
Best, Best & Krieger; (3) Sara Pratt, Counsel, Relman, Dane & 
Colfax, PLLC; and (4) Dave Aronberg, State Attorney, 15th 
Judicial Circuit, FL.

    SUBCOMMITTEE ON COURTS, INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY, AND THE INTERNET

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

HENRY C. ``HANK'' JOHNSON, Jr., GeorgiaMAR SMITH, Texas
THEODORE E. DEUTCH, Florida          STEVE CHABOT, Ohio
KAREN BASS, California               JIM JORDAN, Ohio
CEDRIC L. RICHMOND, Louisiana        TED POE, Texas
HAKEEM S. JEFFRIES, New York         TOM MARINO, Pennsylvania
ERIC SWALWELL, California            TREY GOWDY, South Carolina
TED LIEU, California                 RAUL LABRADOR, Idaho
BRADLEY SCHNEIDER, Illinois          MATT GAETZ, Florida
ZOE LOFGREN, California              ANDY BIGGS, Arizona
STEVE COHEN, Tennessee               JOHN RUTHERFORD, Florida
DAVID CICILLINE, Rhode Island        KEITH ROTHFUS, Pennsylvania
PRAMILA JAYAPAL, Washington

                              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.

                          Oversight Activities


 Judicial Transparency and Ethics (Serial No. 115-1)

    On February 14, 2017, the Subcommittee held a hearing to 
examine the issues facing the federal courts system, focusing 
on several transparency issues, including the effectiveness of 
the PACER service, and use of audio and video recordings of 
courtroom procedures.
    The hearing consisted of the following witnesses: (1) Mr. 
Mickey Osterreicher, Esq., General Counsel, National Press 
Photographers Association (NPPA); (2) Professor Thomas Bruce, 
Director, Legal Information Institute, Cornell Law School; and 
(3) Professor Charles Geyh, John F. Kimberling Professor of 
Law, Indiana Law School.

 Bringing Justice Closer to the People: Examining Ideas for 
        Restructuring the 9th Circuit (Serial No. 115-11)

    On March 16, 2017, the Subcommittee held a hearing to 
examine the structure and the caseload of the U.S. Court of 
Appeals for the Ninth Circuit to determine if the federal 
judiciary would better serve the needs of the American people 
by splitting the Ninth Circuit to ensure fair and efficient 
operation.
    The hearing consisted of the following witnesses: (1) 
Honorable Sidney Thomas, Chief Circuit Judge, United States 
Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit; (2) Honorable Carlos 
Bea, Circuit Judge, United States Court of Appeals for the 
Ninth Circuit; (3) Honorable Alex Kozinski, Circuit Judge, 
United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit; (4) 
Professor John Eastman, Dale E. Fowler School of Law, Chapman 
University; and (5) Professor Brian Fitzpatrick, Professor, 
Vanderbilt University Law School.

 Examining the Supreme Court's TC Heartland Decision (Serial 
        No. 115-35)

    On June 13, 2017, the Subcommittee held a hearing to 
examine the recent Supreme Court decision concerning the venue 
in patent infringement cases.
    The hearing consisted of the following witnesses: (1) Mr. 
Steven Anderson, Vice President & General Counsel, Culver 
Franchising System, Inc.; (2) Professor Colleen Chein, 
Professor, Santa Clara University School of Law; (3) Professor 
Adam Mossoff, Professor, Antonin Scalia Law School, George 
Mason University; and (4) Mr. John Thorne, Kellogg, Hansen, 
Todd, Figel & Frederick, P.L.L.C.

 The Impact of Bad Patents on American Businesses (Serial No. 
        115-39)

    On July 13, 2017, the Subcommittee held a hearing to 
examine the legal and economic issues faced by American 
businesses due to poor quality patents.
    The hearing consisted of the following witnesses: (1) Mr. 
Tom Lee, Mapbox.; (2) Honorable Paul Michel, Former Chief 
Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit; (3) Mr. 
Sean Reilly, Senior Vice President and Associate General 
Counsel, The Clearing House; and (4) Ms. Julie Samuels, 
President of the Board of Directors, Engine.

 Sovereign Immunity and the Intellectual Property System 
        (Serial No. 115-46)

    On November 7, 2017, the Subcommittee held a hearing to 
examine the protection of the intellectual property system and 
the role of sovereign immunity.
    The hearing consisted of the following witnesses: (1) Mr. 
Karl Manheim, Professor of Law, Loyola Law School; (2) Mr. 
William Jay, Partner and Co-Chair, Appellate Litigation, 
Goodwin Procter LLP; (3) Mr. Philip Johnson, Principal, 
Johnson-IP Strategy & Policy Consulting; and (4) Mr. 
Christopher Mohr, Vice President for Intellectual Property and 
General Counsel, Software and Information Industry Association.

 The Role and Impact of Nationwide Injunctions by District 
        Courts (Serial No. 115-48)

    On November 30, 2017, the Subcommittee held a hearing to 
examine the role and impact of nationwide injunctions by 
district courts on legal decisions and actions.
    The hearing consisted of the following witnesses: (1) 
Professor Samuel Bray, Professor of Law, UCLA School of Law; 
(2) Professor Amanda Frost, Professor of Law, American 
University Washington College of Law; (3) Professor Michael 
Morley, Associate Professor of Law, Dwayne O. Andreas School of 
Law at Barry University; and (4) Mr. Hans von Spakovsky, 
Manager, Election Law Reform Initiative and Senior Legal 
Fellow, Institute for Constitutional Government, the Heritage 
Foundation.

 Assessing the Effectiveness of the Transitional Program for 
        Covered Business Method Patents (Serial No. 115-54)

    On March 20, 2018, the Subcommittee held a hearing to 
assess the effectiveness of the transitional program for 
covered business method patents.
    The hearing consisted of the following witnesses: (1) John 
Neumann, Director, Natural Resources and Environment, U.S. 
Government Accountability Office; (2) David Hale, Chief Privacy 
Officer & Deputy General Counsel, TD Ameritrade; and (3) Aaron 
Cooper, Vice President, Global Policy, BSA, The Software 
Alliance.

 Safeguarding Trade Secrets in the United States (Serial No. 
        115-71)

    On April 17, 2018, the Subcommittee held a hearing to 
examine current and necessary safeguards to protect trade 
secrets in the United States to protect innovation and promote 
business growth and success.
    The hearing consisted of the following witnesses: (1) 
Kenneth Corsello, Chair, Trade Secrets Committee, Intellectual 
Property Owners Association (IPO); (2) James Pooley, James 
Pooley, PLC; and (3) David Almeling, Partner, O'Melveny & Myers 
LLP.

 Examining the Need for New Federal Judges (Serial No. 115-60)

    On June 21, 2018, the Subcommittee held a hearing to 
examine the need for new federal circuit judges to reduce the 
ever growing backlogged case-load.
    The hearing consisted of the following witnesses: (1) Judge 
Lawrence F. Stengel, Chair, Committee on Judiciary Resources of 
the Judicial Conference of the United States; (2) Judge Roslynn 
Mauskopf, Chair, Subcommittee on Judicial Statistics; (3) Judge 
Dana M. Sabraw, United States District Judge, Southern District 
of California; and (4) Mr. Samuel J. Kahn, Chairman/CEO, Kent 
Holdings and Affiliates.

 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
VAL DEMINGS, Florida                 TED POE, Texas
KAREN BASS, California               TREY GOWDY, South Carolina
CEDRIC RICHMOND, Louisiana           JOHN RATCLIFFE, Texas
HAKEEM JEFFRIES, New York            MARTHA ROBY, Alabama
TED LIEU, California                 MIKE JOHNSON, Louisiana
JAMIE RASKIN, Maryland               JOHN RUTHERFORD, Florida
                                     KEITH ROTHFUS, Pennsylvania

                              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.2851, Stop the Importation and Trafficking of Synthetic 
        Analogues Act of 2017 (Serial No. 115-38)

    On June 27, 2017, the Subcommittee held a hearing on H.R. 
2851, which seeks to amend the Controlled Substances Act. In 
addition to the five existing schedules of controlled 
substances, it introduces schedule A, which includes 13 
synthetic fentanyl-related substances. It also includes a 
system for the expansion of this category if necessary. Rep. 
John Katko (New York) introduced H.R. 2851 on June 8, 2017. It 
was referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce and the 
Committee on the Judiciary on June 8, 2017. On the same day, it 
was referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland 
Security, and Investigations. It was ordered to be reported by 
Voice Vote on July 12, 2017. H.R. 2851 passed the House by 
recorded vote of 239-142 on June 15, 2017.
    The hearing consisted of the following witnesses: (1) 
Honorable John Katko, Congressman, New York's 24th 
Congressional District; (2) Ms. Demetra Ashley, Acting 
Assistant Administrator, U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration; 
(3) Mr. Robert Perez, Acting Executive Assistant Commissioner; 
U.S. Customs and Border Protection; (4) Ms. Marcia Lee Taylor, 
President and CEO, Partnership for Drug-Free Kids; (5) Ms. Reta 
Newman, Special Advisor to Drug Free America Foundation, Chief 
Chemist and Laboratory Director of the Pinellas County Forensic 
Laboratory; and (6) Ms. Angela Pacheco, Former District 
Attorney, First Judicial District of Santa Fe, New Mexico.

                          Oversight Activities


 Combating Crimes Against Children: Assessing the Legal 
        Landscape (Serial No. 115-7)

    On March 16, 2017, the Subcommittee held a hearing to 
investigate new options for improving child safety, addressing 
subject areas including child abduction, sexual exploitation, 
recovery programs for victims of abuse, sex offender tracking, 
and child pornography.
    The hearing consisted of the following witnesses: (1) Mr. 
John Shehan, Vice President, Exploited Children Division, 
National Center for Missing and Exploited Children; (2) Ms. 
Francey Hakes, Consultant & Child Protection Advocate, Former 
Assistant United States Attorney, and Former National 
Coordinator for Child Exploitation Prevention and Interdiction; 
(3) Detective Patrick Beaver, Loudoun County Sheriff's Office, 
Member of the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force; and 
(4) Ms. Nicole Pittman, Vice President and Director of the 
Center on Youth Registration Reform, Impact Justice.

 To Examine the State of Forensic Science in the United States 
        (Serial No. 115-8)

    On March 28, 2017, the Subcommittee held a hearing to 
discuss the state of Forensic Science, addressing updates in 
the field, areas in need of improvement, accreditation for 
forensic labs, and funding for research.
    The hearing consisted of the following witnesses: (1) Dr. 
Victor Weedn, MD, JD, Professor of Forensic Sciences, George 
Washington University; (2) Mr. Matthew Gamette, Lab System 
Director, Idaho State Police Forensic Science; (3) Dr. David 
Baldwin, Special Technologies Laboratory, National Security 
Technologies, LLC; and (4) Ms. Sandra Guerra Thompson, 
Professor, University of Houston Law Center, Chair, Houston 
Forensic Science Center.

 Oversight of the Drug Enforcement Administration and the 
        Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (Serial 
        No. 115-9)

    On April 4, 2017, the Subcommittee held a hearing to look 
into the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Bureau of 
Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives. The hearing 
addressed the opioid epidemic, violent firearm crime, the core 
values of the organizations, current programs, and challenges 
moving forward.
    The hearing consisted of the following witnesses: (1) Chuck 
Rosenberg, Acting Administrator, Drug Enforcement 
Administration; (2) Thomas Brandon, Acting Director, Bureau of 
Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives.

 Oversight of the Federal Bureau of Prisons and the U.S. 
        Marshals Service (Serial No. 115-17)

    On April 26, 2017, the Subcommittee held a hearing to 
examine the missions and operations of the Federal Bureau of 
Prisons and the U.S. Marshals Service in order to make sure 
these agencies have the necessary tools to do their jobs, and 
to identify areas for reform and cost savings.
    The hearing consisted of the following witnesses: (1) Dr. 
Thomas Kane, Acting Director, Federal Bureau of Prisons; and 
(2) Mr. David Harlow, Acting Director and Deputy Director, U.S. 
Marshals Service.

 Challenges Facing Law Enforcement in the 21st Century (Serial 
        No. 115-16)

    On May 17, 2017, as a part of National Police Week, the 
Subcommittee held a hearing to discuss the challenges that law 
enforcement officers face daily.
    The hearing consisted of the following witnesses: (1) 
Sheriff Jim McDonnell, Sheriff, Los Angeles County Sheriff's 
Department; (2) Chief Alonzo Thompson, Chief of Police, 
Spartanburg Police Department; (3) Mr. Chuck Canterbury, 
National President, Fraternal Order of Police; and (4) Chief 
Art Acevedo, Chief of Police, City of Houston.

 Oversight of Department of Justice Grant Programs (Serial No. 
        115-18)

    On June 8, 2017, the Subcommittee held a hearing to examine 
the Department of Justice Grant Program as the fourth hearing 
in a series of oversight hearings of the Department of Justice.
    The hearing consisted of the following witness: (1) Mr. 
Alan Hanson, Acting Assistant Attorney General, Office of 
Justice Programs, Department of Justice.

 Juvenile Justice Reform in the Modern Era (Serial No. 115-37)

    On June 22, 2017, the Subcommittee held a hearing to 
address Juvenile Justice Reform, discussing topics including 
the prevention of juvenile crimes, resources for juveniles who 
have committed crimes, and the success of current reform plans.
    The hearing consisted of the following witnesses: (1) Mr. 
Joe Vignati, Assistant Commissioner and Chief of Staff, Georgia 
Department of Juvenile Justice; (2) Mr. Devon McDonald, Chief 
of Staff and General Counsel, Indiana Criminal Justice 
Institute; (3) Mr. Jim St. Germain, Co-Founder, Preparing 
Leaders of Tomorrow; and (4) Ms. Liz Ryan, President and CEO, 
Youth First.

 Gangs in Our Communities: Drugs, Human Trafficking, and 
        Violence (Serial No. 115-41)

    On July 20, 2017, the Subcommittee held a hearing to 
address the issue of gangs, specifically addressing the issues 
of drugs, human trafficking, and violence in our communities.
    The hearing consisted of the following witnesses: (1) 
Kenneth Blanco, Acting Assistant Attorney General of the 
Criminal Division, U.S. Department of Justice; (2) Marc Vanek, 
Board Advisory Member, Midwest Gang Investigators Association, 
Illinois Chapter; (3) Captain Chris Marks, Los Angeles County 
Sheriff's Department; and (4) Dr. Gary Slutkin, Founder, Cure 
Violence.

 Online Sex Trafficking and the Communications Decency Act 
        (Serial No. 115-43)

    On October 3, 2017, the Subcommittee held a hearing to 
address the issue of sex trafficking. The hearing focused on 
sex trafficking through the internet, and it discussed ways to 
prevent this issue and ensure that malicious organizations do 
not use the Communications Decency Act to shield their identity 
and escape punishment for their crimes.
    The hearing consisted of the following witnesses: (1) 
Honorable Chris Cox, Outside Counsel, NetChoice; (2) Mr. Jeff 
Kosseff, Assistant Professor, United States Naval Academy; (3) 
Ms. Mary Leary, Professor of Law, Catholic University Columbus 
School of Law; and (4) Mr. Evan Engstrom, Executive Director, 
Engine.

 Implementation of the Survivors Bill of Rights Act (Serial No. 
        115-51)

    On February 27, 2018, the Subcommittee held a hearing to 
examine the implementation of the ``Survivors Bill of Rights 
Act,'' which was passed in 2016. This hearing investigated the 
effectiveness of the act as well as any issues that have arisen 
in the application of this law.
    The hearing consisted of the following witnesses: (1) 
Amanda Nguyen, CEO and Founder, RISE; (2) Evan Rachel Wood, 
Artist and Advocate, Survivor; (3) Lauren Libby, Chief of 
Staff, Rise, Survivor; and (4) Rebecca O'Connor, Vice 
President, Rape Abuse Incest National Network (RAINN).

 Preventable Violence of America: An Examination of Law 
        Enforcement Information Sharing and Misguided Public (Serial 
        No. 115-53)

    On March 20, 2018, the Subcommittee held a hearing to 
examine issues in law enforcement communication as well as ways 
to combat existing problems.
    The hearing consisted of the following witnesses: (1) David 
Bowdich, Deputy Director, Federal Bureau of Investigation; (2) 
Timothy Carter, Sheriff, Shenandoah County, Virginia; (3) Max 
Eden, Senior Fellow, Manhattan Institute; and (4) Kristen 
Harper, Director for Policy Development, Child Trends.

 Oversight of the Federal Bureau of Prisons (Serial No. 115-53)

    On April 17, 2018, the Subcommittee held a hearing to 
examine the Federal Bureau of Prisons, specifically drawing 
attention to the mission, population, and challenges of the 
prison system.
    This hearing consisted of the following witness: (1) Mark 
Inch, Director, Federal Bureau of Prisons.

 Post-PASPA: An Examination of Sports Betting in America 
        (Serial No. 115-67)

    On September 27, 2017, the Subcommittee held a hearing to 
discuss the future of sports betting in America, in light of 
recent changes, including Supreme Court's decision to overturn 
the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act of 1992 in 
Murphy vs. NCAA.
    This hearing consisted of the following witnesses: (1) 
Jocelyn Moore, Executive Vice President, Communications and 
Public Affairs, National Football League; (2) Les Bernal, 
National Director, Stop Predatory Gambling; (3) Sara Slane, 
Senior Vice President of Public Affairs, American Gaming 
Association; (3) Jon Bruning, Counselor, Coalition to Stop 
Online Gambling; and (4) Becky Harris, Chair, Nevada Gaming 
Control Board.

            SUBCOMMITTEE ON IMMIGRATION AND BORDER SECURITY

 RAUL R. LABRADOR, Idaho, Chairman
 KEN BUCK, Colorado, Vice-Chairman

ZOE LOFGREN, California              F. JAMES SENSENBRENNER, Jr., 
LUIS V. GUTIERREZ, Illinois          Wisconsin
PRAMILA JAYAPAL, Washington          LAMAR SMITH, Texas
SHEILA JACKSON LEE, Texas            STEVE KING, Iowa
JAMIE RASKIN, Maryland               JIM JORDAN, Ohio
                                     MIKE JOHNSON, Louisiana
                                     ANDY BIGGS, Arizona

                              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.

                          Oversight Activities


 Restoring Enforcement of our Nation's Immigration Laws (Serial 
        No. 115-13)

    On March 28, 2017, the Subcommittee held a hearing to 
discuss the state of immigration laws in America, challenges to 
their implementation, and the necessary steps to ensure their 
enforcement.
    This hearing consisted of the following witnesses: (1) 
Honorable Thomas Hodgson, Sheriff, Bristol County, 
Massachusetts; (2) Ms. Jessica Vaughn, Director of Policy 
Studies, Center for Immigration Studies; (3) Mr. Andrew Arthur, 
Immigration Judge, Retired, Executive Office of Immigration 
Review, York, Pennsylvania; and (4) Ms. Archi Pyati, Chief of 
Policy and Programs, Tahirih Justice Center.

 Agricultural Guestworkers: Meeting the Growing Needs of 
        American Agriculture (Serial No. 115-40)

    On July 19, 2017, the Subcommittee held a hearing to 
discuss agricultural labor and its relationship with 
immigration and the guestworker program.
    This hearing consisted of the following witnesses: (1) 
Honorable David Valadao, Congressman of the 21st District of 
California, The U.S. House of Representatives; (2) Ms. Sarah 
Frey, President and CEO, Frey Farms; (3) Mr. Jon Wyss, Orchard 
Owner, Gebbers Farms; and (4) Mr. Giev Kashkooli, Vice 
President, United Farm Workers.

 Oversight of the United States Refugee Admissions Program 
        (Serial No. 115-30)

    On October 26, 2017, the Subcommittee held a hearing to 
discuss the United States Refugee Admissions Program.
    The hearing consisted of the following witnesses: (1) Mr. 
Simon Henshaw, Acting Assistant Secretary, Bureau of 
Population, Refugees, and Migration, U.S. Department of State; 
(2) Honorable L. Francis Cissna, Director, United States 
Citizenship and Immigration Services, U.S. Department of 
Homeland Security; (3) Mr. Scott Lloyd, Director, Office of 
Refugee Resettlement, U.S. Department of Health and Human 
Services; (4) Ms. Rebecca Gambler, Director, Homeland Security 
and Justice; and (5) U.S. Government and Accountability Office.

 Oversight of the Executive Office for Immigration Review 
        (Serial No. 115-31)

    On November 1, 2017, the Subcommittee held a hearing to 
examine the Executive Office for Immigration Review, 
specifically addressing plans for the future and the present 
state of the Office.
    This hearing consisted of the following witness: (1) Mr. 
James McHenry, Acting Director, Executive Office for 
Immigration Review, U.S. Department of Justice.

 The Effect of Sanctuary City Policies on the Ability to Combat 
        the Opioid Epidemic (Serial No. 115-32)

    On February 15, 2018, the Subcommittee held a hearing to 
examine the relationship between sanctuary cities and the 
opioid epidemic.
    This hearing consisted of the following witnesses: (1) 
Detective Nick Rogers, President, Denver Police Protective 
Association; (2) The Honorable A.J. Louderback, Sheriff, 
Jackson Country, Texas Sheriff's Office; (3) Ms. Jessica 
Vaughan, Director of Policy Studies, Center for Immigration 
Studies; and (4) Professor Keith Humphreys, Department of 
Psychiatry, Stanford University School of Medicine.

    SUBCOMMITTEE ON REGULATORY REFORM, COMMERCIAL AND ANTITRUST LAW

TOM MARINO, Pennsylvania, Chairman
   JOHN RATCLIFFE, Texas, Vice-
             Chairman

DAVID CICILLINE, Rhode Island        DARRELL E. ISSA, California
HANK JOHNSON, Georgia                DOUG COLLINS, Georgia
ERIC SWALWELL, California            KEN BUCK, Colorado
BRADELY SCHNEIDER, Illinois          MATT GAETZ, Florida
VAL DEMINGS, Florida                 KAREN HANDEL, Georgia

                              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. 372, the ``Competitive Health Insurance Reform Act of 
        2017'' (Serial No. 115-3)

    On February 16, 2017, the Subcommittee held a hearing on 
H.R. 372, a bill to amend the McCarran-Ferguson to declare that 
nothing in that Act modifies, impairs, or supersedes the 
operation of antitrust laws with respect to the business of 
health insurance, including dental insurance. Rep. Paul Gosar 
(R-AZ) introduced the bill on January 9, 2017. The bill was 
referred to the Subcommittee.
    The hearing consisted of two panels of witnesses. The first 
panel consisted of the following witnesses: (1) Honorable Paul 
Gosar, Congressman for the 4th District of Arizona, U.S. House 
of Representatives; and (2) Honorable Austin Scott, Congressman 
for the 8th District of Georgia, U.S. House of Representatives. 
The second panel consisted of the following witnesses: (1) Mr. 
Thomas Miller, Esq., Resident Fellow, American Enterprise 
Institute; (2) Mr. David Balto, Esq., Principal, David A. Balto 
Law Offices; (3) Mr. Robert Woody, Esq., Vice President, 
Policy, Property Casualty Insurers Association of America; and 
(4) Mr. George Slover, Esq., Senior Policy Counsel, Consumer 
Union.

 H.R. 1667, the ``Financial Institution Bankruptcy Act of 
        2017'' (Serial No. 115-12)

    On March 23, 2017, the Subcommittee held a legislative 
hearing on H.R. 1667, a bill to amend title 11 of the United 
States Code in order to allow certain large financial 
institutions to elect a new ``Subchapter V'' bankruptcy process 
specific to such institutions in order to facilitate the 
resolution of an insolvent financial institution in bankruptcy. 
Rep. Tom Marino (R-PA) introduced the bill on March 22, 2017. 
The bill was referred to the Subcommittee.
    The hearing consisted of the following witnesses: (1) 
Honorable Mary Walrath, Esq., U.S. Bankruptcy Judge, District 
of Delaware; (2) Professor John Taylor, Ph.D., Mary and Robert 
Raymond Professor of Economics and George P. Shultz Senior 
Fellow in Economics, Stanford University and Stanford 
University's Hoover Institute; (3) Mr. Stephen Hessler, Esq., 
Partner, Kirkland & Ellis, LLP; and (4) Professor Bruce 
Grohsgal, Esq., Helen S. Balick Visiting Professor in Business 
Bankruptcy Law, Widener University, Delaware School of Law.

 Legislative Hearing on: H.R.5468, The ``Permitting Litigation 
        Efficiency Act of 2018,'' and H.R. 4423, The ``North Texas 
        Water Supply Security Act of 2017'' (Serial No. 115-29)

    On April 12, 2018, the Subcommittee held a hearing on H.R. 
5468, a bill to amend chapter 7 of title 5, United State Code, 
to provide for certain limitations on judicial review of agency 
actions, and H.R. 4423, a bill designed to limit claims under 
Federal law seeking judicial review of any environmental impact 
statement, environmental review, or authorization for the Lower 
Bois d'Arc Creek Reservoir Project. Rep. Tom Marino (R-PA) 
introduced H.R. 5468 on April 11, 2018. Rep. Sam Johnson (R-TX) 
introduced H.R. 4423 on November 16, 2017. The bills were 
referred to the Subcommittee.
    The hearing consisted of the following witnesses: (1) Prof. 
E. Donald Eliott, Yale Law School, Senior of Counsel, Covington 
& Burling, LLP; (2) Mr. William Kovacs, Former Senior Vice 
President for Environment, Technology & Regulatory Affairs, 
U.S. Chamber of Commerce; (3) Prof. Emily Hammond, Associate 
Dean for Public Engagement, George Washington University Law 
School; and (4) Mr. Mike Rickman, Deputy Director of Operations 
and Maintenance, North Texas Municipal Water District.

 Accountability for OPEC: H.R. 5904, the ``No Oil Producing and 
        Exporting Cartels Act.'' (Serial No. 115-33)

    On May 218, 2018, the Subcommittee held a hearing to 
examine accountability efforts for the No Oil Producing and 
Exporting Cartels Act, or NOPEC, in relation to H.R. 5904, 
which amends the Sherman Act to make oil-producing and 
exporting cartels illegal.
    The hearing consisted of the following witnesses: (1) Mr. 
Seth Bloom, President and Founder, Bloom Strategic Counsel, 
PLLC; (2) Dr. Adriel Cohen, Ph.D., Nonresident Senior Fellow, 
Atlantic Council's Global Energy Center; (3) Mr. Phillip Brown, 
Specialist in Energy Policy, Congressional Research Service; 
and (4) Dr. Mark Cooper, Ph.D., Senior Fellow, Consumer 
Federation of America.

 Bankruptcy Administration Improvement Act of 2017 (Serial No. 
        115-66)

    On September 26, 2018, the Subcommittee held a hearing to 
examine H.R. 3553, the Bankruptcy Improvement Act of 2017.
    The hearing consisted of the following witnesses: (1) The 
Honorable Alan C. Stout, Bankruptcy Court Judge, U.S. District 
Court for the Western District of Kentucky; (2) Mr. Clifford J. 
White III, Director, U.S. Trustee Program; (3) Mr. N. Neville 
Reid, Capital Partner, Co-Chair of the Bankruptcy, 
Restructuring and Creditors' Rights Group, Fox Swibel Levin & 
Carroll LLP; (4) Ms. Adrienne Holtschlag, Attorney, Law Office 
of William J. Factor, Ltd.; and (5) Mr. John Rao, Attorney, 
National Consumer Law Center.

                          Oversight Activities


 A Time to Reform: Oversight of the Activities of the Justice 
        Department's Civil, Tax, and Environment and Natural Resources 
        Divisions and the U.S. Trustee Program (Serial No. 115-19)

    On June 8, 2017, the Subcommittee held a hearing to review 
the state of the Department of Justice under the previous 
Presidential administration, to determine if new Departmental 
leadership has initiated reform, to assess how far these 
reforms have progressed, and to examine what further reforms or 
measures may be necessary for the functionality of the 
Department.
    The hearing consisted of two panels of witnesses. The first 
panel consisted of the following witnesses: (1) Mr. Chad 
Readler, Acting Assistant Attorney General, Civil Division; (2) 
Mr. Jeffery Wood, Acting Assistant Attorney General, 
Environment and Natural Resources Division; (3) Mr. David 
Hubbert, Acting Attorney General, Tax Division; and (4) Mr. 
Clifford J. White III, Director, U.S. Trustee Program. The 
second panel consisted of the following witnesses: (1) Mr. Hans 
Von Spakovsky, Esq., Manager of Election Law Reform Initiative, 
Senior Legal Fellow, Heritage Foundation; (2) Ms. Cleta 
Mitchell, Esq., Partner, Foley and Lardner LLP; (3) Mr. Andrew 
Grossman, Esq., Partner, Baker & Hostetler LLP; and (4) Mr. 
Robert Weissman, Esq., President, Public Citizen.

 Recent Trends in International Antitrust Enforcement (Serial 
        No. 115-26)

    On June 29, 2017, the Subcommittee held a hearing to 
examine the enforcement of competition laws across the globe, 
with a focus on the International Competition Policy Expert 
Group's report about practices of major trading partners and to 
address any prevalent issues arising from this report, as they 
reflect trends in international competition law enforcement.
    The hearing consisted of the following witnesses: (1) Ms. 
Deborah Garza, Esq., Partner and Co-chair, Antitrust and 
Competition Law Practice Group, Covington & Burling LLP; (2) 
Professor Koren Wong-Ervin, Esq., Director; and Adjunct 
Professor of Law, Global Antitrust (GAI); Antonin Scalia Law 
School, George Mason University; (3) Mr. Alden Abbott, Esq., 
Deputy Director and the John, Barbara, and Victoria Rumpel 
Senior Legal Fellow, Edwin Meese III Center for Legal and 
Judicial Studies, The Heritage Foundation; (4) Mr. Randy Stutz, 
Esq., Associate General Counsel, American Antitrust Institute; 
and (5) Ms. Eleanor Fox, Walter J. Derenberg Professor of Trade 
Regulation, New York University School of Law.

 No Regulation Without Representation: H.R. 2887 and the 
        Growing Problem of States Regulating Beyond Their Borders 
        (Serial No. 115-20)

    On July 25, 2017, the Subcommittee held a hearing to 
examine the growing problem of states regulating beyond their 
borders, in relation to H.R. 2887, which would prohibit a state 
from taxing or regulating a person's activity in interstate 
commerce unless the person is physically present in the state 
imposing the tax or regulation.
    The hearing consisted of the following witnesses: (1) Neil 
Dierks, CEO, National Pork Producers Council; (2) Chad DeVeaux, 
Esq., Associate, Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Ruud & Romo; (3) 
Andrew Moylan, Director of the Interstate Commerce Initiative, 
National Taxpayers Union; and (4) Honorable Deb Peters, 
President-elect, National Conference of State Legislatures, 
Senior Assistant Majority Leader, South Dakota Legislature.

 Antitrust Concerns and the FDA Approval Process (Serial No. 
        115-27)

    On July 27, 2017, the Subcommittee held a hearing to 
examine competition in the healthcare marketplace, focusing on 
the pharmaceutical industry and antitrust concerns surrounding 
the FDA drug approval process.
    The hearing consisted of two panels of witnesses. The first 
panel consisted of the following witnesses: (1) Honorable Scott 
Gottlieb, M.D., Commissioner, Food & Drug Administration; and 
(2) Honorable Markus Meier, Acting Director, Bureau of 
Competition, and Assistant Director, Health Care Division, 
Federal Trade Commission. The second panel consisted of the 
following witnesses: (1) Professor David Olson, Esq., Associate 
Professor of Law, Boston College Law School; (2) Professor 
Erika Lietzan, Esq., Associate Professor of Law, University of 
Missouri School of Law; (3) Mr. Alden Abbott, Esq., Deputy 
Director and Senior Legal Fellow, The Heritage Foundation; and 
(4) Professor Aaron Kesselheim, M.D., M.P.H., Associate 
Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School.

 Occupational Licensing: Regulation and Competition (Serial No. 
        115-23)

    On September 12, 2017, the Subcommittee held a hearing to 
examine occupational licensing as it applies to continued 
regulation, responsibility, and competition in the workforce in 
light of Supreme Court decisions and state regulations.
    The hearing consisted of the following witnesses: (1) 
Honorable Maureen Ohlhausen, Acting Chairman, Federal Trade 
Commission; (2) Mr. Robert Johnson, Esq., Attorney, Institute 
for Justice; (3) Ms. Sarah Allen, Esq., Senior Assistant 
Attorney General, Office of the Attorney General of the 
Commonwealth of Virginia; and (4) Ms. Rebecca Allensworth, 
Esq., Professor of Law, Vanderbilt Law School.

 Rulemakers Must Follow the Rules, Too: Oversight of Agency 
        Compliance with the Congressional Review Act (Serial No. 115-
        25)

    On September 28, 2017, the Subcommittee held a hearing to 
examine oversight of agency compliance with the Congressional 
Review Act.
    The hearing consisted of the following witnesses: (1) Mr. 
Todd Gaziano, Esq., Executive Director, Pacific Legal 
Foundation DC Center; (2) Mr. Paul Larkin Jr., Esq., Senior 
Legal Research Fellow, Institute for Constitutional Government, 
The Heritage Foundation; (3) Mr. Jason Carter, Executive 
Director, Virginia Cattlemens Association; and (4) Prof. Rena 
Steinzor, Esq., Edward M. Robertson Professor of Law, 
University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law.

 Net Neutrality and the Role of Antitrust (Serial No. 115-24)

    On November 1, 2017, the Subcommittee held a hearing to 
examine the role of antitrust law in protecting consumer 
welfare and promoting innovation and competition in the 
internet marketplace.
    The hearing consisted of the following witnesses: (1) 
Honorable Maureen Ohlhausen, Acting Chairman, Federal Trade 
Commission; (2) Mr. Michael Romano, Senior Vice President, 
Industry Affairs & Business Development; NTCA (The Rural 
Broadband Association); (3) Honorable Terrell McSweeny, 
Commissioner, Federal Trade Commission; and (4) Honorable 
Robert McDowell, Former Commissioner, Federal Communications 
Commission.

 Competition in the Pharmaceutical Supply Chain: The Proposed 
        Merger of CVS Health and Aetna (Serial No. 115-28)

    On February 27, 2018, the Subcommittee held a hearing to 
examine the proposed merger of CVS Health and Aetna and the 
effects such a merger would have on competition in the 
pharmaceutical supply chain and on consumer value.
    The hearing consisted of two panels of witnesses. The first 
panel consisted of the following witnesses: (1) Mr. Thomas 
Moriarty, Esq., Executive Vice President, Chief Policy and 
External Affairs Officer, General Counsel, CVS Health; and (2) 
Mr. Thomas Sabatino Jr., Executive Vice President, General 
Counsel, Aetna, Inc. The second panel consisted of the 
following witnesses: (1) Dr. Craig Garthwaite, Ph.D., Associate 
Professor of Strategy, Director, Health Enterprise Management 
Program, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University; 
(2) Dr. Lawrence Wu, Ph.D., President, NERA Economic 
Consulting; (3) Mr. George Slover, Esq., Senior Policy Counsel, 
Consumer Union; and (4) Mr. Geoffrey Manne, Esq., Executive 
Director, International Center for Law and Economics.

 Oversight Hearing for the Antitrust Enforcement Agencies 
        (Federal Trade Commission's Bureau of Competition and the 
        Department of Justice's Antitrust Division) (Serial No.__)

    On December 12, 2018, the Subcommittee held a hearing to 
conduct oversight of the federal antitrust enforcement 
agencies, 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 Makan Delrahim, Assistant Attorney General, Antitrust 
Division, U.S. Department of Justice; and (2) The Honorable 
Joseph J. Simons, Chairman, Federal Trade Commission.

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