Daily Digest

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Daily Digest

Senate

Chamber Action

Routine Proceedings, pages S3657–S3695

Measures Introduced: Eighteen bills and three resolutions were introduced, as follows: S. 1387–1404, and S. Res. 196–198.
Page S3686

Measures Reported:

S. 97, to enable civilian research and development of advanced nuclear energy technologies by private and public institutions, to expand theoretical and practical knowledge of nuclear physics, chemistry, and materials science. (S. Rept. No. 115–115)
Page S3685


Messages from the President: Senate received the following messages from the President of the United States:

Transmitting, pursuant to law, a report on the continuation of the national emergency that was originally declared in Executive Order 13466 of June 26, 2008, with respect to North Korea; which was referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs. (PM–10)
Page S3682

Transmitting, pursuant to law, a report on the continuation of the national emergency that was originally declared in Executive Order 13219 of June 26, 2001, with respect to the Western Balkans; which was referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs. (PM–11)
Page S3683


Billingslea Nomination--Agreement: Senate resumed consideration of the nomination of Marshall Billingslea, of Virginia, to be Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Terrorist Financing.
Pages S3677–78

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

By 65 yeas to 34 nays (Vote No. 151), Senate agreed to the motion to close further debate on the nomination.
Page S3678

A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing for further consideration of the nomination, post-cloture, at approximately 11 a.m., on Thursday, June 22, 2017; and that all time during morning business, recess, adjournment and Leader remarks count post-cloture on the nomination.
Page S3690


Nomination Confirmed: Senate confirmed the following nomination:

By 96 yeas to 4 nays (Vote No. EX. 150), Sigal Mandelker, of New York, to be Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Crimes.
Pages S3660–78, S3695


Messages from the House:
Page S3683


Measures Referred:
Page S3683


Measures Placed on the Calendar:
Page S3683


Executive Communications:
Pages S3683–85


Executive Reports of Committees:
Pages S3685–86


Additional Cosponsors:
Pages S3686–88


Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:
Pages S3688–90


Additional Statements:
Pages S3681–82


Authorities for Committees to Meet:
Pages S3668–69


Record Votes: Two record votes were taken today. (Total--151)
Page S3678


Adjournment: Senate convened at 12 p.m. and adjourned at 6:49 p.m., until 11 a.m. on Thursday, June 22, 2017. (For Senate's program, see the remarks of the Majority Leader in today's Record on page S3690.)

Committee Meetings

(Committees not listed did not meet)

APPROPRIATIONS: DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies concluded a hearing to examine proposed budget estimates and justification for fiscal year 2018 for the Department of the Interior, after receiving testimony from Ryan Zinke, Secretary of the Interior.

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APPROPRIATIONS: DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE

Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Department of Defense concluded a hearing to examine proposed budget estimates and justification for fiscal year 2018 for the Department of the Air Force, after receiving testimony from Heather Wilson, Secretary of the Air Force, and General David L. Goldfein, USAF, Chief of Staff of the Air Force, both of the Department of Defense.

APPROPRIATIONS: DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development concluded a hearing to examine proposed budget estimates and justification for fiscal year 2018 for the Department of Energy, after receiving testimony from Rick Perry, Secretary of Energy.

APPROPRIATIONS: DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS

Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Military Construction and Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies concluded a hearing to examine proposed budget estimates and justification for fiscal year 2018 and 2019 for the Department of Veterans Affairs, after receiving testimony from David J. Shulkin, Secretary, Poonam L. Alaigh, Acting Under Secretary for Health, and Mark W. Yow, Chief Financial Officer, both of the Veterans Health Administration, Thomas J. Murphy, Acting Under Secretary for Benefits, Veterans Benefits Administration, and Ronald E. Walters, Interim Under Secretary for Memorial Affairs, National Cemetery Administration, all of the Department of Veterans Affairs.

APPROPRIATIONS: GAO AND CBO

Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on the Legislative Branch concluded a hearing to examine proposed budget estimates and justification for fiscal year 2018 for the Government Accountability Office and the Congressional Budget Office, after receiving testimony from Gene L. Dodaro, Comptroller General of the United States, Government Accountability Office; and Keith Hall, Director, Congressional Budget Office.

DEFENSE AUTHORIZATION REQUEST AND FUTURE YEARS DEFENSE PROGRAM

Committee on Armed Services: Subcommittee on SeaPower concluded a hearing to examine Navy shipbuilding programs in review of the Defense Authorization Request for fiscal year 2018 and the Future Years Defense Program, after receiving testimony from Allison F. Stiller, performing the duties of Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Research, Development, and Acquisition, Vice Admiral William K. Lescher, USN, Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Integration of Capabilities and Resources (N8), and Lieutenant General Robert S. Walsh, USMC, Deputy Commandant for Combat Development and Integration, Commanding General, Marine Corps Combat Development Command, Commander, United States Marine Forces Strategic Command, all of the Department of Defense.

NOMINATION

Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation: Committee concluded a hearing to examine the nomination of David P. Pekoske, of Maryland, to be an Assistant Secretary of Homeland Security, after the nominee testified and answered questions in his own behalf.

COLLABORATIVE INITIATIVES

Committee on Energy and Natural Resources: Subcommittee on Public Lands, Forests, and Mining concluded a hearing to examine collaborative initiatives, focusing on restoring watersheds and large landscapes across boundaries through state and Federal partnerships, after receiving testimony from Kristin Bail, Assistant Director for Resources and Planning, Bureau of Land Management, Department of the Interior; Leslie Weldon, Deputy Chief, National Forest System, Forest Service, Department of Agriculture; Virgil Moore, Idaho Department of Fish and Game Director, Boise, on behalf of the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies; and Tyler Thompson, Utah Department of Natural Resources Watershed Restoration Initiative Director, Salt Lake City.

TRADE POLICY AGENDA BUDGET

Committee on Finance: Committee concluded a hearing to examine the President's proposed budget request for fiscal year 2018 and the trade policy agenda, after receiving testimony from Robert E. Lighthizer, United States Trade Representative, Executive Office of the President.

2017 TRAFFICKING IN PERSONS REPORT

Committee on Foreign Relations: Committee received a closed briefing on preparing for the 2017 Trafficking in Persons Report from Susan Coppedge, Ambassador-at-Large, Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons, Department of State.

BUSINESS MEETING

Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs: Committee ordered favorably reported the nominations of Russell Vought, of Virginia, to be Deputy Director, and Neomi Rao, of the District of Columbia, to be Administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, both of the Office of Management and Budget.

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CYBERSECURITY REGULATION HARMONIZATION

Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs: Committee concluded a hearing to examine cybersecurity regulation harmonization, after receiving testimony from James Reese, Oklahoma Office of Management and Enterprise Services Information Services Chief Information Officer, Oklahoma City, on behalf of the National Association of State Chief Information Officers; Christopher F. Feeney, The Financial Services Roundtable--BITS, and Dean C. Garfield, Information Technology Industry Council, both of Washington, D.C.; and Daniel Nutkis, HITRUST Alliance, Frisco, Texas.

MS–13 AND ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION

Committee on the Judiciary: Committee concluded a hearing to examine the MS–13 problem, focusing on investigating gang membership, its nexus to illegal immigration, and Federal efforts to end the threat, after receiving testimony from Carla Provost, Acting Chief, Border Patrol, Customs and Border Protection, Matthew Albence, Executive Associate Director, Enforcement and Removal Operations, and Derek N. Benner, Acting Executive Associate Director, Homeland Security Investigations, both of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, all of the Department of Homeland Security; Scott Lloyd, Director, Office of Refugee Resettlement, Administration for Children and Families, Department of Health and Human Services; and Kenneth A. Blanco, Acting Assistant Attorney General, Criminal Division, Department of Justice.

RUSSIAN INTERFERENCE IN THE 2016 U.S. ELECTIONS

Select Committee on Intelligence: Committee concluded a hearing to examine Russian interference in the 2016 United States elections, after receiving testimony from Jeanette Manfra, Acting Deputy Under Secretary for Cybersecurity and Communications, National Protection and Programs Directorate, and Samuel Liles, Acting Director, Cyber Division, Office of Intelligence and Analysis, both of the Department of Homeland Security; Bill Priestap, Assistant Director, Counterintelligence Division, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Department of Justice; Michael Haas, Wisconsin Elections Commission Administrator; Connie Lawson, Indiana Secretary of State, on behalf of the National Association of Secretaries of State; Steve Sandvoss, Illinois State Board of Elections Executive Director; and J. Alex Halderman, University of Michigan.

House of Representatives

Chamber Action


Public Bills and Resolutions Introduced: 23 public bills, H.R. 2972–2994; and 3 resolutions, H. Res. 397–399 were introduced.
Pages H5047–48


Additional Cosponsors:
Pages H5049–50


Report Filed: A report was filed today as follows:

H. Res. 396, providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 2842) to provide for the conduct of demonstration projects to test the effectiveness of subsidized employment for TANF recipients, and providing for consideration of motions to suspend the rules (H. Rept. 115–187).
Pages H5046–47


Speaker: Read a letter from the Speaker wherein he appointed Representative Duncan (TN) to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
Page H4997


Recess: The House recessed at 10:41 a.m. and reconvened at 12 noon.
Page H5001


Guest Chaplain: The prayer was offered by the Guest Chaplain, Rabbi Hershel Lutch, MEOR Foundation, Baltimore, MD.
Pages H5001–02


Question of Privilege: Pursuant to the foregoing notification and the previous order of the House of June 15, 2017, Representative Doggett rose to a question of the privileges of the House and submitted a resolution. The Chair ruled that the resolution did not present a question of the privileges of the House. Subsequently, Representative Doggett appealed the ruling of the chair and Representative Newhouse moved to table the appeal. Agreed to the motion to table the appeal of the ruling of the Chair by a yea-and-nay vote of 227 yeas to 188 nays with 1 answering ``present'', Roll No. 311.
Pages H5013–16


Oath of Office--At Large Congressional District of Montana: Representative-elect Greg Gianforte presented himself in the well of the House and was administered the Oath of Office by the Speaker. Earlier, the Clerk of the House transmitted a copy of a letter received from the Honorable Corey Stapleton, Montana Secretary of State, indicating that, at the Special Election held May 25, 2017, the Honorable Greg Gianforte was elected Representative to Congress for the At Large Congressional District, State of Montana.
Pages H5016, H5045–46


Whole Number of the House: The Speaker announced to the House that, in light of the administration of the oath to the gentleman from Montana, the whole number of the House is 432.
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Suspensions: The House agreed to suspend the rules and pass the following measures:
Fixing Internal Response to Misconduct Act: H.R. 2131, amended, to amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to direct the Chief Human Capital Officer of the Department of Homeland Security to improve consistency regarding discipline and adverse actions in the Department's workforce; and
Pages H5018–20


DHS Acquisition Review Board Act of 2017: H.R. 1282, amended, to amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to establish Acquisition Review Boards in the Department of Homeland Security;
Pages H5021–22

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Agreed to amend the title so as to read: ``To amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to establish Acquisition Review Board in the Department of Homeland Security, and for other purposes.''.
Page H5022


Electricity Reliability and Forest Protection Act: The House passed H.R. 1873, to amend the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 to enhance the reliability of the electricity grid and reduce the threat of wildfires to and from electric transmission and distribution facilities on Federal lands by facilitating vegetation management on such lands, by a recorded vote of 300 ayes to 118 noes, Roll No. 315.
Pages H5005–13, H5017–18, H5022–32

Pursuant to the Rule, the amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on Natural Resources now printed in the bill shall be considered as an original bill for the purpose of amendment under the five-minute rule.
Page H5005

Agreed to:

Sinema amendment (No. 2 printed in part A of H. Rept. 115–186) that ensures personnel of the Department of the Interior and the Forest Service involved in vegetation management decisions on transmission and distribution rights-of-way receive training on how unmanned technologies can be used to identify vegetation management needs, lower energy costs, and reduce the risk of wildfires; and
Pages H5029–30

Beyer amendment (No. 3 printed in part A of H. Rept. 115–186) that prohibits any loss of funds for wild-fire suppression.
Pages H5030–31

Rejected:

Carbajal amendment (No. 1 printed in part A of H. Rept. 115–186) that sought to ensure that owners and operators of electric transmission and distribution facilities submit management plans to the Secretary (by a recorded vote of 171 ayes to 243 noes, Roll No. 314).
Pages H5031–32

H. Res. 392, the rule providing for consideration of the bills (H.R. 1873) and (H.R. 1654) was agreed to by a recorded vote of 230 ayes to 185 noes, Roll No. 313, after the previous question was ordered by a yea-and-nay vote of 229 yeas to 186 nays, Roll No. 312.
Pages H5017–18


Presidential Messages: Read a message from the President wherein he notified Congress that the national emergency declared with respect to the Western Balkans is to continue in effect beyond June 26, 2017--referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs and ordered to be printed (H. Doc. 115–48).
Page H5034

Read a message from the President wherein he notified Congress that the national emergency declared with respect to North Korea is to continue in effect beyond June 26, 2017--referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs and ordered to be printed (H. Doc. 115–49).
Page H5034


Quorum Calls--Votes: Two yea-and-nay votes and three recorded votes developed during the proceedings of today and appear on pages H5015–16, H5017, H5017–18, H5031, H5032. There were no quorum calls.

Adjournment: The House met at 10 a.m. and adjourned at 6:44 p.m.

Committee Meetings

APPROPRIATIONS--OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT AND BUDGET

Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government held a budget hearing on the Office of Management and Budget. Testimony was heard from Mick Mulvaney, Director, Office of Management and Budget.

APPROPRIATIONS--FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION

Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies held a budget hearing on the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Testimony was heard from Andrew G. McCabe, Acting Director, Federal Bureau of Investigation.

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MISCELLANEOUS MEASURE

Committee on Armed Services: Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities held a markup on H.R. 2810, the ``National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018''. H.R. 2810 was forwarded to the full committee, without amendment.

MISCELLANEOUS MEASURE

Committee on Armed Services: Subcommittee on Tactical Air and Land Forces held a markup on H.R. 2810, the ``National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018''. H.R. 2810 was forwarded to the full committee, without amendment.

DEFINING AND MAPPING BROADBAND COVERAGE IN AMERICA

Committee on Energy and Commerce: Subcommittee on Communications and Technology held a hearing entitled ``Defining and Mapping Broadband Coverage in America''. Testimony was heard from Robert Wack, President, Westminster City Council, Maryland; and public witnesses.

MISCELLANEOUS MEASURES

Committee on Financial Services: Full Committee continued a markup on H.R. 2868, the ``National Flood Insurance Program Policyholder Protection Act of 2017''; H.R. 2874, the ``21st Century Flood Reform Act of 2017''; H.R. 1422, the ``Flood Insurance Market Parity and Modernization Act''; H.R. 1558, the ``Repeatedly Flooded Communities Preparation Act''; H.R. 2246, the ``Taxpayer Exposure Mitigation Act of 2017''; H.R. 2565, to require the use of replacement cost value in determining the premium rates for flood insurance coverage under the National Flood Insurance Act, and for other purposes; and H.R. 2875, the ``National Flood Insurance Program Administrative Reform Act of 2017''. H.R. 2874, H.R. 1558, H.R. 1422, H.R. 2565, and H.R. 2246 were ordered reported, as amended. H.R. 2868 and H.R. 2875 were ordered reported, without amendment.

GRADING THE EGYPTIAN AND TUNISIAN ENTERPRISE FUNDS

Committee on Foreign Affairs: Subcommittee on the Middle East and North Africa held a hearing entitled ``Grading the Egyptian and Tunisian Enterprise Funds''. Testimony was heard from public witnesses.

MISCELLANEOUS MEASURES

Committee on the Judiciary: Full Committee began a markup on H.R. 495, the ``Protection of Children Act of 2017''; H.R. 2826, the ``Refugee Program Integrity Restoration Act of 2017''; and H.R. 1096, the ``Judgment Fund Transparency Act of 2017''.

LEGISLATIVE MEASURE

Committee on Natural Resources: Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources held a hearing on legislation to amend the Mineral Leasing Act to provide that extraction of helium from gas produced under a Federal mineral lease shall maintain the lease as if the helium were oil and gas. Testimony was heard from Tim Spisak, Acting Assistant Director, Energy, Minerals, and Realty Management, Bureau of Land Management, Department of the Interior; and public witnesses.

LEGISLATIVE MEASURE

Committee on Natural Resources: Subcommittee on Indian, Insular, and Alaska Native Affairs held a hearing on H.R. 2662, the ``Restoring Accountability in the Indian Health Service Act of 2017''. Testimony was heard from Representative Noem; Rear Admiral Chris Buchanan, Assistant Surgeon General, Public Health Service, and Deputy Director, Indian Health Service; and public witnesses.

ACCELERATING INDIVIDUALS INTO THE WORKFORCE

Committee on Rules: Full Committee held a hearing on H.R. 2842, the ``Accelerating Individuals into the Workforce Act''. The Committee granted, by voice vote, a structured rule for H.R. 2842. The rule provides one hour of general debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Ways and Means. The rule waives all points of order against consideration of the bill. The rule makes in order as original text for purpose of amendment an amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the text of Rules Committee Print 115–22 and provides that it shall be considered as read. The rule waives all points of order against that amendment in the nature of a substitute. The rule makes in order only those further amendments printed in the Rules Committee report. Each such amendment may be offered only in the order printed in the report, may be offered only by a Member designated in the report, shall be considered as read, shall be debatable for the time specified in the report equally divided and controlled by the proponent and an opponent, shall not be subject to amendment, and shall not be subject to a demand for division of the question. The rule waives all points of order against the amendments printed in the report. The rule provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions. Additionally, section 2 of the rule provides that it shall be in order at any time on the legislative day of June 22, 2017, for the Speaker to entertain motions that the House suspend the rules relating to the bill H.R. 2353, the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act. Testimony was heard from Representatives Neal, Davidson, and Smith of Nebraska.

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LEADING THE WAY: EXAMINING ADVANCES IN ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNOLOGIES

Committee on Science, Space, and Technology: Subcommittee on Environment held a hearing entitled ``Leading the Way: Examining Advances in Environmental Technologies''. Testimony was heard from public witnesses.

PARTNERS IN COMMERCE: THE TRADE PROMOTION COORDINATING COMMITTEE

Committee on Small Business: Full Committee held a hearing entitled ``Partners in Commerce: The Trade Promotion Coordinating Committee''. Testimony was heard from Patrick Kirwan, Director, Trade Promotion Coordinating Committee, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce; Peter J. Cazamias, Associate Administrator, Office of International Trade, Small Business Administration; and Ann Pardalos, Manager, International Trade and Investment Office, Missouri Department of Economic Development.

HEARING WITH FORMER SECRETARY OF HOMELAND SECURITY JEH JOHNSON

Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence: Russia Investigation Task Force held a hearing entitled ``Hearing with Former Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson''. Testimony was heard from a public witness.

ONGOING INTELLIGENCE ACTIVITIES: FY 18 BUDGET REQUEST

Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence: Subcommittee on National Security Agency and Cybersecurity held a hearing entitled ``Ongoing Intelligence Activities: FY 18 Budget Request''.

Joint Meetings

No joint committee meetings were held.

COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR THURSDAY,

JUNE 22, 2017

(Committee meetings are open unless otherwise indicated)

Senate

Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry: to hold hearings to examine the nomination of J. Christopher Giancarlo, of New Jersey, to be Chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, 9:30 a.m., SR–328A.

Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies, to hold hearings to examine proposed budget estimates and justification for fiscal year 2018 for the National Institutes of Health, 10 a.m., SD–138.

Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs: to hold hearings to examine fostering economic growth, focusing on regulator perspective, 10:15 a.m., SD–538.

Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation: Subcommittee on Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries, and Coast Guard, to hold hearings to examine efforts on marine debris in the oceans and Great Lakes, 10 a.m., SR–253.

Committee on Energy and Natural Resources: to hold hearings to examine the President's proposed budget request for fiscal year 2018 for the Department of Energy, 10:30 a.m., SD–366.

Committee on the Judiciary: business meeting to consider S. 1312, to prioritize the fight against human trafficking in the United States, S. 1311, to provide assistance in abolishing human trafficking in the United States, and the nomination of Stephen Elliott Boyd, of Alabama, to be an Assistant Attorney General, 11 a.m., SD–226.

Select Committee on Intelligence: to hold closed hearings to examine certain intelligence matters, 2 p.m., SH–219.

House

Committee on Agriculture, Full Committee, hearing entitled ``The Next Farm Bill: University Research'', 10 a.m., 1300 Longworth.

Committee on Armed Services, Subcommittee on Readiness, markup on H.R. 2810, the ``National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018'', 8:45 a.m., 2212 Rayburn.

Subcommittee on Strategic Forces, markup on H.R. 2810, the ``National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018'', 10:30 a.m., 2118 Rayburn.

Subcommittee on Military Personnel, markup on H.R. 2810, the ``National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018'', 11:30 a.m., 2212 Rayburn.

Subcommittee on Seapower and Projection Forces, markup on H.R. 2810, the ``National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018'', 12:30 p.m., 2118 Rayburn.

Committee on Education and the Workforce, Full Committee, hearing entitled ``Student Safety in the Job Corps Program'', 10 a.m., 2175 Rayburn.

Committee on Energy and Commerce, Subcommittee on Energy, markup on legislation on Hydropower Policy Modernization Act of 2017; legislation on Enhancing State Energy Security Planning and Emergency Preparedness Act; H.R. 2786, to amend the Federal Power Act with respect to the criteria and process to qualify a qualifying conduit hydropower facility; H.R. 2883, the ``Promoting Cross-Border Energy Infrastructure Act''; and H.R. 2910, the ``Promoting Interagency Coordination for Review of Natural Gas Pipelines Act'', 10 a.m., 2123 Rayburn.

Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations, hearing entitled ``Juvenile Justice Reform in the Modern Era'', 10 a.m., 2141 Rayburn.

Committee on Natural Resources, Full Committee, hearing entitled ``Examining the Department of the Interior's Spending Priorities and the President's Fiscal Year 2018 Budget Proposal'', 9:30 a.m., 1324 Longworth.

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Full Committee, to begin markup on H.R. 218, the ``King Cove Road Land Exchange Act''; H.R. 289, the ``Guides and Outfitters Act''; H.R. 597, the ``Lytton Rancheria Homelands Act of 2017''; H.R. 954, to remove the use restrictions on certain land transferred to Rockingham County, Virginia, and for other purposes; H.R. 1107, the ``Pershing County Economic Development and Conservation Act''; H.R. 1306, the ``Western Oregon Tribal Fairness Act''; H.R. 1397, to authorize, direct, facilitate, and expedite the transfer of administrative jurisdiction of certain Federal land, and for other purposes; H.R. 1399, the ``American Soda Ash Competitiveness Act''; H.R. 1404, the ``Pascua Yaqui Tribe Land Conveyance Act''; H.R. 1541, to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to acquire certain property related to the Fort Scott National Historic Site in Fort Scott, Kansas, and for other purposes; H.R. 1719, the ``John Muir National Historic Site Expansion Act''; H.R. 1731, the ``RECLAIM Act of 2017''; H.R. 1913, the ``Clear Creek National Recreation Area and Conservation Act''; H.R. 1927, the ``African American Civil Rights Network Act of 2017''; H.R. 2053, the ``Mining School Enhancement Act''; H.R. 2156, the ``Saint Francis Dam Disaster National Memorial Act''; H.R. 2370, the ``Escambia County Land Conveyance Act''; H.R. 2425, the ``Public Lands Telecommunications Act''; H.R. 2936, the ``Resilient Federal Forests Act of 2017''; H.R. 2937, the ``Community Reclamation Partnerships Act''; H.R. 2939, the ``Water Rights Protection Act of 2017''; and S. 249, to provide that the pueblo of Santa Clara may lease for 99 years certain restricted land, and for other purposes, 4 p.m., 1324 Longworth.

Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, Full Committee, markup on H.R. 2763, the ``Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer Improvements Act of 2017'', 10 a.m., 2318 Rayburn.

Committee on Small Business, Subcommittee on Agriculture, Energy, and Trade, hearing entitled ``Improving Broadband Deployment: Solutions for Rural America'', 10 a.m., 2360 Rayburn.

Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials, hearing entitled ``Building a 21st Century Infrastructure for America: Challenges and Opportunities for Intercity Passenger Rail Service'', 10 a.m., 2167 Rayburn.

Committee on Veterans' Affairs, Subcommittee on Health, hearing entitled ``FY 2018 Department of Veterans Affairs Budget Request for the Veterans Health Administration'', 2 p.m., 334 Cannon.

Committee on Ways and Means, Full Committee, hearing entitled ``U.S. Trade Policy Agenda'', 10 a.m., 1100 Longworth.

Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, Full Committee, hearing entitled ``Ongoing Intelligence Activities: FY 18 Budget Request'', 9 a.m., HVC–304. This hearing will be closed.

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Next Meeting of the
SENATE

11 a.m., Thursday, June 22

Senate Chamber

Program for Thursday: Senate will continue consideration of the nomination of Marshall Billingslea, of Virginia, to be Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Terrorist Financing, post-cloture.

Next Meeting of the
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

10 a.m., Thursday, June 22

House Chamber

Program for Thursday: Consideration of H.R. 2842--Accelerating Individuals into the Workforce (Subject to a Rule). Consideration of the following measure under suspension of the Rules: H.R. 2353--Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act.

Extensions of Remarks, as inserted in this issue








HOUSE


Aderholt, Robert B., Ala., E863

Bacon, Don, Nebr., E863

Blackburn, Marsha, Tenn., E867

Bordallo, Madeleine Z., Guam, E861

Brooks, Mo, Ala., E868

Comstock, Barbara, Va., E861, E863

Cooper, Jim, Tenn., E865

Dingell, Debbie, Mich., E868

Espaillat, Adriano, N.Y., E860, E863

Evans, Dwigt, Pa., E862, E865

Gutiérrez, Luis V., Ill., E860

Higgins, Brian, N.Y., E867

Kelly, Trent, Miss., E859, E862, E867

King, Peter T., N.Y., E865

Kuster, Ann M., N.H., E860

Luetkemeyer, Blaine, Mo., E859, E859, E860, E860, E860

Marchant, Kenny, Tex., E866

Napolitano, Grace F., Calif., E865

Norton, Eleanor Holmes, The District of Columbia, E864, E866, E868

Pallone, Frank, Jr., N.J., E859

Perlmutter, Ed, Colo., E861, E861, E862, E863, E863, E864, E865, E865, E866, E866

Posey, Bill, Fla., E859

Renacci, James B., Ohio, E859

Rohrabacher, Dana, Calif., E867

Rooney, Francis, Fla., E861

Schneider, Bradley Scott, Ill., E866

Shuster, Bill, Pa., E867

Thompson, Bennie G., Miss., E864

Walters, Mimi, Calif., E862

Wilson, Joe, S.C., E860

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