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                                            Tuesday, March 21, 2017

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                              Daily Digest

                                 Senate


Chamber Action
Routine Proceedings, pages S1857-S1898
Measures Introduced: Twenty-four bills and three resolutions were 
introduced, as follows: S. 669-692, S. Res. 90-91, and S. Con. Res. 10.
                                                         Pages S1890-91
Measures Reported:
  S. 19, to provide opportunities for broadband investment, with an 
amendment in the nature of a substitute. (S. Rept. No. 115-4)
  S. 89, to amend title 46, United States Code, to exempt old vessels 
that only operate within inland waterways from the fire-retardant 
materials requirement if the owners of such vessels make annual 
structural alterations to at least 10 percent of the areas of the 
vessels that are not constructed of fire-retardant materials and for 
other purposes. (S. Rept. No. 115-5)
  S. 96, to amend the Communications Act of 1934 to ensure the 
integrity of voice communications and to prevent unjust or unreasonable 
discrimination among areas of the United States in the delivery of such 
communications. (S. Rept. No. 115-6)
  S. 140, to amend the White Mountain Apache Tribe Water Rights 
Quantification Act of 2010 to clarify the use of amounts in the WMAT 
Settlement Fund. (S. Rept. No. 115-7)
Measures Passed:
  Non-Subsistence Take of Wildlife, and Public Participation and 
Closure Procedures, on National Wildlife Refuges in Alaska Rule: By 52 
yeas to 47 nays (Vote No. 92), Senate passed H.J. Res. 69, providing 
for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States 
Code, of the final rule of the Department of the Interior relating to 
``Non-Subsistence Take of Wildlife, and Public Participation and 
Closure Procedures, on National Wildlife Refuges in Alaska'', after 
agreeing to the motion to proceed.
  Pages S1864-84
  Board of Directors of the Office of Compliance: Senate passed H.R. 
1228, to provide for the appointment of members of the Board of 
Directors of the Office of Compliance to replace members whose terms 
expire during 2017.
  Page S1897
  Honoring Investments in Recruiting and Employing American Military 
Veterans Act: Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions was 
discharged from further consideration of H.R. 244, to encourage 
effective, voluntary investments to recruit, employ, and retain men and 
women who have served in the United States military with annual Federal 
awards to employers recognizing such efforts, and the bill was then 
passed, after agreeing to the following amendment proposed thereto: 
                                                             Page S1897
  Sullivan (for Blunt) Amendment No. 192, to improve the HIRE Vets 
Medallion Program.
Page S1897
  Independence of Greece 196th Anniversary: Committee on Foreign 
Relations was discharged from further consideration of S. Res. 81, 
recognizing the 196th anniversary of the independence of Greece and 
celebrating democracy in Greece and the United States, and the 
resolution was then agreed to.
  Page S1897
Nominations Confirmed: Senate confirmed the following nominations:
  By a unanimous vote of 98 yeas (Vote No. EX. 91), Danny C. Reeves, of 
Kentucky, to be a Member of the United States Sentencing Commission for 
a term expiring October 31, 2019.
  By a unanimous vote of 98 yeas (Vote No. EX. 91), Charles R. Breyer, 
of California, to be a Member of the United States Sentencing 
Commission for a term expiring October 31, 2021.
Pages S1862-64
Nominations Received: Senate received the following nominations:
  Heather Wilson, of South Dakota, to be Secretary of the Air Force.
  Jeffrey A. Rosen, of Virginia, to be Deputy Secretary of 
Transportation.
  David Malpass, of New York, to be an Under Secretary of the Treasury.
  Courtney Elwood, of Virginia, to be General Counsel of the Central 
Intelligence Agency.
  Amul R. Thapar, of Kentucky, to be United States Circuit Judge for 
the Sixth Circuit.
  21 Marine Corps nominations in the rank of general.
  37 Navy nominations in the rank of admiral.

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  A routine list in the Foreign Service.
Page S1898
Nomination Withdrawn: Senate received notification of withdrawal of the 
following nomination:
  Vincent Viola, of New York, to be Secretary of the Army, which was 
sent to the Senate on January 20, 2017.
Page S1898
Messages from the House:
  Page S1889
Measures Referred:
  Pages S1889-90
Measures Read the First Time:
  Page S1897
Enrolled Bills Presented:
  Page S1890
Additional Cosponsors:
  Pages S1891-93
Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:
  Pages S1893-96
Additional Statements:
  Pages S1887-89
Amendments Submitted:
  Page S1896
Authorities for Committees to Meet:
  Pages S1896-97
Record Votes: Two record votes were taken today. (Total--92) 
                                                     Pages S1863, S1884
Adjournment: Senate convened at 10:30 a.m. and adjourned at 7:05 p.m., 
until 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, March 22, 2017. (For Senate's program, 
see the remarks of the Acting Majority Leader in today's Record on 
pages S1897-98.)


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Daily Digest/Senate Committee Meetings


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Committee Meetings
(Committees not listed did not meet)
U.S. POLICY AND STRATEGY IN EUROPE
Committee on Armed Services: Committee concluded a hearing to examine 
United States policy and strategy in Europe, after receiving testimony 
from General Philip M. Breedlove, USAF (Ret.), Georgia Institute of 
Technology Sam Nunn School of International Affairs; William J. Burns, 
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace; and Alexander R. Vershbow, 
Atlantic Council Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security.
SCAMS USED TO DEFRAUD AMERICANS
Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation: Subcommittee on 
Consumer Protection, Product Safety, Insurance, and Data Security 
concluded a hearing to examine fighting back against scams used to 
defraud Americans, after receiving testimony from Maureen K. Ohlhausen, 
Acting Chairman, and Terrell McSweeney, Commissioner, both of the 
Federal Trade Commission; Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine, Columbus; 
Frank Abagnale, Abagnale and Associates, Washington, D.C.; and Michael 
Schwanke, Wichita, Kansas.
INFRASTRUCTURE
Committee on Energy and Natural Resources: Committee concluded a 
hearing to examine opportunities to improve and expand infrastructure 
important to Federal lands, recreation, water, and resources, after 
receiving testimony from Marcia Argust, The Pew Charitable Trusts, 
Washington, D.C.; Bob Bonar, Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort, Snowbird, 
Utah; Jill Simmons, Washington Trails Association, Seattle; David B. 
Spears, Association of American State Geologists, Charlottesville, 
Virginia; Chris Treese, Colorado River Water Conservation District, 
Glenwood Springs; and Bradley Worsley, Novo Power, LLC, Snowflake, 
Arizona.
FDA USER FEE AGREEMENTS
Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions: Committee 
concluded a hearing to examine Food and Drug Administration user fee 
agreements, focusing on improving medical product innovation for 
patients, after receiving testimony from Janet Woodcock, Director, 
Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, Peter Marks, Director, Center 
for Biologics Evaluation and Research, and Jeffrey Shuren, Director, 
Center for Devices and Radiological Health, all of the Food and Drug 
Administration, Department of Health and Human Services.
NOMINATION
Committee on the Judiciary: Committee continued hearings to examine the 
nomination of Neil M. Gorsuch, of Colorado, to be an Associate Justice 
of the Supreme Court of the United States, the nominee testified and 
answered questions in his own behalf.
  Hearings recessed subject to the call and will meet again on 
Wednesday, March 22, 2017.
INTELLIGENCE
Select Committee on Intelligence: Committee held closed hearings on 
intelligence matters, receiving testimony from officials of the 
intelligence community.
  Committee recessed subject to the call.
RAISING GRANDCHILDREN IN THE OPIOID CRISIS
Special Committee on Aging: Committee concluded a hearing to examine 
raising grandchildren in the opioid crisis and beyond, after receiving 
testimony from Jaia Peterson Lent, Generations United, Washington, 
D.C.; Megan L. Dolbin-MacNab, Virginia Tech Center for Gerontology, 
Blacksburg; Bette Hoxie, Adoptive and Foster Families of Maine and the 
Kinship Program, Orono; and Sharon McDaniel, A Second Chance, Inc., 
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.


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Daily Digest/House of Representatives


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                        House of Representatives


Chamber Action
 Public Bills and Resolutions Introduced: 20 public bills, H.R. 1644-
1663; and 7 resolutions, H. Res. 213-219 were introduced. 
                                                         Pages H2286-87
Additional Cosponsors:
  Pages H2288-89
Report Filed: A report was filed today as follows:
  H. Res. 154, resolution of inquiry requesting the President of the 
United States and directing the Secretary of Health and Human Services 
to transmit certain information to the House of Representatives 
relating to plans to repeal or replace the Patient Protection and 
Affordable Care Act and the health-
related measures of the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 
2010; adversely (H. Rept. 115-54).
Page H2286
Speaker: Read a letter from the Speaker wherein he appointed 
Representative Jenkins (WV) to act as Speaker pro tempore for today. 
                                                             Page H2243
Recess: The House recessed at 11:02 a.m. and reconvened at 12 noon. 
                                                             Page H2249
 Guest Chaplain: The prayer was offered by the Guest Chaplain, Pastor 
Chris Bell, 3 Circle Church, Fairhope, Alabama.
  Pages H2249-50
Suspensions--Proceedings Resumed: The House agreed to suspend the rules 
and pass the following measures which were debated on Monday, March 
20th:
  Transparency in Technological Acquisitions Act of 2017: H.R. 1353, to 
amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to require certain additional 
information to be submitted to Congress regarding the strategic 5-year 
technology investment plan of the Transportation Security 
Administration, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 414 yeas to 2 nays, Roll 
No. 178; and
  Pages H2259-60
   Quadrennial Homeland Security Review Technical Corrections Act of 
2017: H.R. 1297, to amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to make 
technical corrections to the requirement that the Secretary of Homeland 
Security submit quadrennial homeland security reviews, by a \2/3\ yea-
and-nay vote of 415 yeas with none voting ``nay'', Roll No. 181. 
                                                         Pages H2276-77
 Vietnam War Veterans Recognition Act of 2017: The House agreed to 
discharge from committee and pass S. 305, to amend title 4, United 
States Code, to encourage the display of the flag of the United States 
on National Vietnam War Veterans Day.
  Page H2267
 Competitive Health Insurance Reform Act of 2017: The House considered 
H.R. 372, to restore the application of the Federal antitrust laws to 
the business of health insurance to protect competition and consumers. 
Consideration is expected to resume tomorrow, March 22nd. 
                                                         Pages H2267-75
   Considered the Rosen motion to recommit the bill to the Committee on 
the Judiciary with instructions to report the same back to the House 
forthwith with an amendment.
Pages H2274-75
   Pursuant to the Rule, an amendment in the nature of a substitute 
consisting of the text of Rules Committee Print 115-8 shall be 
considered as adopted, in lieu of the amendment in the nature of a 
substitute recommended by the Committee on the Judiciary now printed in 
the bill.
Page H2267
  H. Res. 209, the rule providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 
372) was agreed to by a recorded vote of 234 ayes to 182 noes, Roll No. 
177, after the previous question was ordered by a yea-and-nay vote of 
231 yeas to 185 nays, Roll No. 176.
Pages H2252-59
Recess: The House recessed at 3:31 p.m. and reconvened at 4:12 p.m. 
                                                             Page H2275
 Small Business Health Fairness Act of 2017--Rule for Consideration: 
The House agreed to H. Res. 210, providing for consideration of the 
bill (H.R. 1101) to amend title I of the Employee Retirement Income 
Security Act of 1974 to improve access and choice for entrepreneurs 
with small businesses with respect to medical care for their employees, 
by a recorded vote of 233 ayes to 186 noes, Roll No. 180, after the 
previous question was ordered by a yea-and-nay vote of 233 yeas to 186 
nays, Roll No. 179.
  Pages H2260-67, H2275-76
Quorum Calls--Votes: Four yea-and-nay votes and two recorded votes 
developed during the proceedings of today and appear on pages H2258-59, 
H2259, H2259-60, H2275, H2275-76, and H2276-77. There were no quorum 
calls.
Adjournment: The House met at 10 a.m. and adjourned at 6:27 p.m.


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Daily Digest/House Committee Meetings


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Committee Meetings
THE NEXT FARM BILL: NUTRITION DISTRIBUTION PROGRAMS
Committee on Agriculture: Subcommittee on Nutrition held a hearing 
entitled ``The Next Farm Bill: Nutrition Distribution Programs''. 
Testimony was heard

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from Diane Kriviski, Deputy Administrator, Supplemental Nutrition and 
Safety Programs, Food and Nutrition Service; and public witnesses.
THE NEXT FARM BILL: LIVESTOCK PRODUCER PERSPECTIVES
Committee on Agriculture: Subcommittee on Livestock and Foreign 
Agriculture held a hearing entitled ``The Next Farm Bill: Livestock 
Producer Perspectives''. Testimony was heard from public witnesses.
AMERICA'S ROLE IN THE WORLD
Committee on Armed Services: Full Committee held a hearing entitled 
``America's Role in the World''. Testimony was heard from public 
witnesses.
SOCIAL MEDIA POLICIES OF THE MILITARY SERVICES
Committee on Armed Services: Subcommittee on Military Personnel held a 
hearing entitled ``Social Media Policies of the Military Services''. 
Testimony was heard from Lieutenant General Mark A. Brilakis, Deputy 
Commandant, Manpower and Reserve Affairs, U.S. Marine Corps; Vice 
Admiral Robert P. Burke, Chief of Naval Personnel, U.S. Navy; Major 
General Jason Evans, Director, Military Personnel Management, U.S. 
Army; Lieutenant General Gina M. Grosso, Deputy Chief of Staff for 
Manpower, Personnel and Services, U.S. Air Force; and Anthony M. Kurta, 
Performing the Duties of Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and 
Readiness, Office of the Secretary of Defense.
IMPROVING FEDERAL STUDENT AID TO BETTER MEET THE NEEDS OF STUDENTS
Committee on Education and the Workforce: Subcommittee on Higher 
Education and Workforce Development held a hearing entitled ``Improving 
Federal Student Aid to Better Meet the Needs of Students''. Testimony 
was heard from public witnesses.
BROADBAND: DEPLOYING AMERICA'S 21ST CENTURY INFRASTRUCTURE
Committee on Energy and Commerce: Subcommittee on Communications and 
Technology held a hearing entitled ``Broadband: Deploying America's 
21st Century Infrastructure''. Testimony was heard from public 
witnesses.
FENTANYL: THE NEXT WAVE OF THE OPIOID CRISIS
Committee on Energy and Commerce: Subcommittee on Oversight and 
Investigations held a hearing entitled ``Fentanyl: The Next Wave of the 
Opioid Crisis''. Testimony was heard from Matthew Allen, Assistant 
Director, Homeland Security Investigative Programs, Immigration and 
Customs Enforcement, Department of Homeland Security; William 
Brownfield, Assistant Secretary of State, International Narcotics and 
Law Enforcement Affairs, Department of State; Kemp Chester, Acting 
Deputy Director, Office of National Drug Control Policy; Wilson 
Compton, Deputy Director, National Institute on Drug Abuse, National 
Institutes of Health; Debra Houry, Director, National Center for Injury 
Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; and 
Louis Milione, Assistant Administrator, Diversion Control Division, 
Drug Enforcement Administration.
THE BUREAU OF CONSUMER FINANCIAL PROTECTION'S UNCONSTITUTIONAL DESIGN
Committee on Financial Services: Subcommittee on Oversight and 
Investigations held a hearing entitled ``The Bureau of Consumer 
Financial Protection's Unconstitutional Design''. Testimony was heard 
from public witnesses.
ENDING THE DE NOVO DROUGHT: EXAMINING THE APPLICATION PROCESS FOR DE 
NOVO FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS
Committee on Financial Services: Subcommittee on Financial Institutions 
and Consumer Credit held a hearing entitled ``Ending the De Novo 
Drought: Examining the Application Process for De Novo Financial 
Institutions''. Testimony was heard from public witnesses.
PRESSURING NORTH KOREA: EVALUATING OPTIONS
Committee on Foreign Affairs: Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific held 
a hearing entitled ``Pressuring North Korea: Evaluating Options''. 
Testimony was heard from public witnesses.
BUSINESS MEETING
Committee on the Judiciary: Subcommittee on Immigration and Border 
Security held a business meeting on adoption of the Subcommittee's 
Rules of Procedure and Statement of Policy for Private Immigration 
Bills; Statement of Policy on Federal Charters; and Request DHS 
Departmental Reports on the Beneficiaries of H.R. 349, H.R. 780, and 
H.R. 461. The subcommittee's Rules of Procedure and Statement of Policy 
for Private Immigration Bills; Statement of Policy on Federal Charters; 
and Request for DHS Departmental Reports on the Beneficiaries of H.R. 
349, H.R. 780, and H.R. 461 were adopted.
EXAMINING SYSTEMIC MANAGEMENT AND FISCAL CHALLENGES WITHIN THE 
DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
Committee on the Judiciary: Full Committee held a hearing entitled 
``Examining Systemic Management

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and Fiscal Challenges within the Department of Justice''. Testimony was 
heard from Michael Horowitz, Inspector General, Department of Justice; 
and Diana Maurer, Director, Homeland Security and Justice Issues, 
Government Accountability Office.
THE IMPORTANCE OF DOMESTICALLY SOURCED RAW MATERIALS FOR INFRASTRUCTURE 
PROJECTS
Committee on Natural Resources: Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral 
Resources held a hearing entitled ``The Importance of Domestically 
Sourced Raw Materials for Infrastructure Projects''. Testimony was 
heard from public witnesses.
$125 BILLION IN SAVINGS IGNORED: REVIEW OF DOD'S EFFICIENCY STUDY
Committee on Oversight and Government Reform: Full Committee held a 
hearing entitled ``$125 Billion in Savings Ignored: Review of DoD's 
Efficiency Study''. Testimony was heard from David Tillotson III, 
Acting Deputy Chief Management Officer, Department of Defense; Michael 
Bayer, Chairman, Defense Business Board; and public witnesses.
EXAMINING GAO FINDINGS ON DEFICIENCIES AT THE BUREAU OF SAFETY AND 
ENVIRONMENTAL ENFORCEMENT
Committee on Oversight and Government Reform: Subcommittee on the 
Interior, Energy and Environment held a hearing entitled ``Examining 
GAO Findings on Deficiencies at the Bureau of Safety and Environmental 
Enforcement''. Testimony was heard from Richard T. Cardinale, Acting 
Assistant Secretary for Lands and Minerals Management, Department of 
the Interior; and Frank Rusco, Director, Natural Resources and 
Environment-Energy Issues, Government Accountability Office.
NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION PART II: FUTURE OPPORTUNITIES AND 
CHALLENGES FOR SCIENCE
Committee on Science, Space, and Technology: Subcommittee on Research 
and Technology held a hearing entitled ``National Science Foundation 
Part II: Future Opportunities and Challenges for Science''. Testimony 
was heard from Joan Ferrini-Mundy, Acting Chief Operating Officer, 
National Science Foundation; and Maria Zuber, Chair, National Science 
Board; and public witnesses.
LEGISLATIVE MEASURES
Committee on Veterans' Affairs: Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity 
held a hearing on H.R. 1461, the ``Veterans, Employees, and Taxpayers 
Protection Act of 2017''. Testimony was heard from Kimberly Perkins 
McLeod, Acting Executive Director, Labor Management Relations, 
Department of Veterans Affairs; and public witnesses.

Joint Meetings
  No joint committee meetings were held.


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Daily Digest/COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR 2017-03-22


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                   COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR WEDNESDAY,

                             MARCH 22, 2017

        (Committee meetings are open unless otherwise indicated)


                                 Senate

  Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Department of 
Defense, to hold hearings to examine defense readiness and budget 
update, 10:30 a.m., SD-192.
  Committee on Armed Services: Subcommittee on Airland, to hold 
hearings to examine Army modernization, 3:30 p.m., SR-222.
  Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation: to hold 
hearings to examine the promises and perils of emerging technologies 
for cybersecurity, 10 a.m., SD-106.
  Subcommittee on Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries, and Coast Guard, to 
hold hearings to examine the state of the Coast Guard, focusing on 
ensuring military, national security, and enforcement capability and 
readiness, 2:30 p.m., SR-253.
  Committee on Environment and Public Works: business meeting to 
consider S. 512, to modernize the regulation of nuclear energy, 10 
a.m., SD-406.
  Committee on Foreign Relations: to hold hearings to examine the 
state of global humanitarian affairs, 10 a.m., SD-419.
  Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions: to hold 
hearings to examine the nomination of R. Alexander Acosta, of 
Florida, to be Secretary of Labor, 9 a.m., SD-430.
  Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs: to hold 
hearings to examine perspectives from the DHS frontline, focusing on 
evaluating staffing resources and requirements, 10 a.m., SD-342.
  Committee on the Judiciary: to continue hearings to examine the 
nomination of Neil M. Gorsuch, of Colorado, to be an Associate 
Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, 9:30 a.m., SH-
216.
  Committee on Veterans' Affairs: to hold a joint hearing with the 
House Committee on Veterans' Affairs to examine the legislative 
presentation of multiple veterans service organizations, 10 a.m., 
SD-G50.


                                 House

  Committee on Agriculture, Full Committee, hearing entitled ``The 
Next Farm Bill: Dairy Policy'', 10 a.m., 1300 Longworth.
  Committee on Appropriations, Military Construction, Veterans 
Affairs, and Related Agencies, oversight hearing on Veterans Affairs 
Office of Inspector General, 10 a.m., 2362-A Rayburn.

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  Committee on Armed Services, Full Committee, hearing entitled 
``The Evolution of Hybrid Warfare and Key Challenges'', 10 a.m., 
2118 Rayburn.
  Subcommittee on Readiness, hearing entitled ``The Current State of 
the U.S. Air Force'', 2 p.m., 2118 Rayburn.
  Committee on Energy and Commerce, Subcommittee on Environment, 
hearing on H.R. 806, the ``Ozone Standards Implementation Act of 
2017'', 10 a.m., 2123 Rayburn.
  Subcommittee on Health, hearing entitled ``Examining FDA's 
Prescription Drug User Fee Program'', 10:15 a.m., 2322 Rayburn.
  Committee on Ethics, Full Committee, organizational meeting for 
the 115th Congress, 1:30 p.m., 1015 Longworth.
  Committee on Financial Services, Subcommittee on Monetary Policy 
and Trade, hearing entitled ``Examining Results and Accountability 
at the World Bank'', 10 a.m., 2128 Rayburn.
  Subcommittee on Capital Markets, Securities, and Investment, 
hearing entitled ``The JOBS Act at Five: Examining Its Impact and 
Ensuring the Competitiveness of the U.S. Capital Markets'', 2 p.m., 
2128 Rayburn.
  Committee on Foreign Affairs, Subcommittee on Africa, Global 
Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations, 
hearing entitled ``Anti-Semitism Across Borders'', 10 a.m., 2172 
Rayburn.
  Subcommittee on Europe, Eurasia, and Emerging Threats, hearing 
entitled ``U.S. Policy Toward the Baltic States'', 2 p.m., 2172 
Rayburn.
  Committee on Homeland Security, Full Committee, hearing entitled 
``A Borderless Battle: Defending Against Cyber Threats'', 10 a.m., 
HVC-210.
  Committee on the Judiciary, Full Committee, markup on H.R. 1393, 
the ``Mobile Workforce State Income Tax Simplification Act of 
2017''; H.R. 695, the ``Child Protection Improvements Act of 2017''; 
H.R. 883, the ``Targeting Child Predators Act of 2017''; and H.R. 
1188, the ``Adam Walsh Reauthorization Act of 2017'', 11 a.m., 2141 
Rayburn.
  Committee on Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Indian, Insular, 
and Alaska Native Affairs, hearing entitled ``The Status of the 
Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority Restructuring Support 
Agreement'', 10 a.m., 1324 Longworth.
  Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, Full Committee, 
hearing entitled ``Law Enforcement's Use of Facial Recognition 
Technology'', 9:30 a.m., 2154 Rayburn.
  Subcommittee on Healthcare, Benefits, and Administrative Rules, 
hearing entitled ``Examining the Impact of Voluntary Restricted 
Distribution Systems in the Pharmaceutical Supply Chain'', 2 p.m., 
2154 Rayburn.
  Committee on Rules, Full Committee, hearing on the ``American 
Health Care Act of 2017'', 10 a.m., H-313 Capitol.
  Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, Subcommittee on 
Space, hearing entitled ``The ISS after 2024: Options and Impacts'', 
10 a.m., 2318 Rayburn.
  Committee on Small Business, Full Committee, hearing entitled 
``Making Washington Work For America's Small Businesses'', 11 a.m., 
2360 Rayburn.
  Committee on Veterans' Affairs, Subcommittee on Health, hearing 
entitled ``Healthy Hiring: Enabling VA to Recruit and Retain Quality 
Providers'', 2 p.m., 334 Cannon.
  Committee on Ways and Means, Subcommittee on Oversight; and 
Subcommittee on Social Security, joint hearing entitled ``Examining 
the Social Security Administration's Representative Payee Program: 
Who Provides Help'', 10 a.m., 1100 Longworth.


                             Joint Meetings

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


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                      CONGRESSIONAL PROGRAM AHEAD

                Week of March 22 through March 24, 2017

                             Senate Chamber

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


                           Senate Committees

        (Committee meetings are open unless otherwise indicated)
  Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry: March 23, to 
hold hearings to examine the nomination of Sonny Perdue, of Georgia, 
to be Secretary of Agriculture, 10 a.m., SR-325.
  Committee on Appropriations: March 22, Subcommittee on Department 
of Defense, to hold hearings to examine defense readiness and budget 
update, 10:30 a.m., SD-192.
  Committee on Armed Services: March 22, Subcommittee on Airland, to 
hold hearings to examine Army modernization, 3:30 p.m., SR-222.
  March 23, Full Committee, to hold hearings to examine United 
States European Command, 9:30 a.m., SD-G50.
  March 23, Subcommittee on Personnel, to hold hearings to examine 
Department of Defense civilian personnel reform, 2:30 p.m., SR-232A.
  Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs: March 23, to 
hold hearings to examine the nomination of Jay Clayton, of New York, 
to be a Member of the Securities and Exchange Commission, 9:30 a.m., 
SD-538.
  Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation: March 22, to 
hold hearings to examine the promises and perils of emerging 
technologies for cybersecurity, 10 a.m., SD-106.
  March 22, Subcommittee on Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries, and Coast 
Guard, to hold hearings to examine the state of the Coast Guard, 
focusing on ensuring military, national security, and enforcement 
capability and readiness, 2:30 p.m., SR-253.
  March 23, Subcommittee on Aviation Operations, Safety, and 
Security, to hold hearings to examine FAA reauthorization, focusing 
on perspectives on improving airport infrastructure and aviation 
manufacturing, 10 a.m., SR-253.

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  Committee on Environment and Public Works: March 22, business 
meeting to consider S. 512, to modernize the regulation of nuclear 
energy, 10 a.m., SD-406.
  Committee on Foreign Relations: March 22, to hold hearings to 
examine the state of global humanitarian affairs, 10 a.m., SD-419.
  Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions: March 22, to 
hold hearings to examine the nomination of R. Alexander Acosta, of 
Florida, to be Secretary of Labor, 9 a.m., SD-430.
  Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs: March 22, 
to hold hearings to examine perspectives from the DHS frontline, 
focusing on evaluating staffing resources and requirements, 10 a.m., 
SD-342.
  Committee on the Judiciary: March 22, to continue hearings to 
examine the nomination of Neil M. Gorsuch, of Colorado, to be an 
Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, 9:30 
a.m., SH-216.
  Committee on Veterans' Affairs: March 22, to hold a joint hearing 
with the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs to examine the 
legislative presentation of multiple veterans service organizations, 
10 a.m., SD-G50.
  Select Committee on Intelligence: March 23, to hold closed 
hearings to examine certain intelligence matters, 2 p.m., SH-219.


                            House Committees

  Committee on Armed Services, March 23, Subcommittee on Emerging 
Threats and Capabilities, hearing entitled ``High Consequences and 
Uncertain Threats: Reviewing Department of Defense Strategy, Policy, 
and Programs for Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction for Fiscal 
Year 2018'', 10:30 a.m., 2118 Rayburn.
  Committee on the Judiciary, March 23, Subcommittee on Regulatory 
Reform, Commercial and Antitrust Law, hearing on the ``Financial 
Institution Bankruptcy Act of 2017'', 9 a.m., 2141 Rayburn.
  Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, March 23, Full 
Committee, hearing entitled, ``Legislative Proposals for Fostering 
Transparency'', 9 a.m., 2154 Rayburn.
  Committee on Small Business, March 23, Subcommittee on 
Agriculture, Energy, and Trade, hearing entitled, ``The Future of 
America's Small Family Farms'', 10 a.m., 2360 Rayburn.


                             Joint Meetings

  Joint Hearing: March 22, Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs, to 
hold a joint hearing with the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs 
to examine the legislative presentation of multiple veterans service 
organizations, 10 a.m., SD-G50.


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                       Next Meeting of the SENATE
                    10:30 a.m., Wednesday, March 22 

                               
                             Senate Chamber
Program for Wednesday: Senate may consider any cleared legislative and 
executive business.
    
    

              Next Meeting of the HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
                     10 a.m., Wednesday, March 22 

                               
                             House Chamber
Program for Wednesday: Complete consideration of H.R. 372--Competitive 
Health Insurance Reform Act of 2017. Consideration of H.R. 1101--Small 
Business Health Fairness Act of 2017.
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            Extensions of Remarks, as inserted in this issue
              HOUSE
  
Blumenauer, Earl, Ore., E360
Bordallo, Madeleine Z., Guam, E354
Chabot, Steve, Ohio, E354
Coffman, Mike, Colo., E355
Cohen, Steve, Tenn., E357
Comer, James, Ky., E359
Crist, Charlie, Fla., E359
DeLauro, Rosa L., Conn., E358
Denham, Jeff, Calif., E357
Esty, Elizabeth H., Conn., E359
Gabbard, Tulsi, Hawaii, E355
Gosar, Paul, Ariz., E354
Gutierrez, Luis V., Ill., E356
Hanabusa, Colleen, Hawaii, E353
Higgins, Brian, N.Y., E355
Lowenthal, Alan S., Calif., E356
Meehan, Patrick, Pa., E355, E356, E357, E357
Nadler, Jerrold, N.Y., E356
Norton, Eleanor Holmes, The District of Columbia, E354, E358
O'Rourke, Beto, Tex., E357
Olson, Pete, Tex., E359, E359, E360
Radewagen, Aumua Amata Coleman, American Samoa, E353
Renacci, James B., Ohio, E357
Roby, Martha, Ala., E356
Slaughter, Louise McIntosh, N.Y., E356
Smith, Adam, Wash., E359
Valadao, David G., Calif., E359
Welch, Peter, Vt., E359, E360


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