Daily Digest

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Daily Digest

Senate

Chamber Action

Routine Proceedings, pages S4253–S4311

Measures Introduced: Ten bills and four resolutions were introduced, as follows: S. 3092–3101, and S. Res. 552–555.
Page S4281

Measures Reported:

Special Report entitled ``Further Revised Allocation to Subcommittees of Budget Totals for Fiscal Year 2019''. (S. Rept. No. 115–280)
Pages S4280–81

Measures Passed:

American Innovation $1 Coin Act: Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 770, to require the Secretary of the Treasury to mint coins in recognition of American innovation and significant innovation and pioneering efforts of individuals or groups from each of the 50 States, the District of Columbia, and the United States territories, to promote the importance of innovation in the United States, the District of Columbia, and the United States territories, and the bill was then passed, after agreeing to the following amendment proposed thereto:
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McConnell (for Murphy/Enzi) Amendment No. 3041, of a perfecting nature.
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American Eagle Day: Senate agreed to S. Res. 553, designating June 20, 2018, as ``American Eagle Day'' and celebrating the recovery and restoration of the bald eagle, the national symbol of the United States.
Pages S4284–85


National Post-Traumatic Stress Awareness Month and Day: Senate agreed to S. Res. 554, designating the month of June 2018 as ``National Post-Traumatic Stress Awareness Month'' and June 27, 2018, as ``National Post-Traumatic Stress Awareness Day''.
Pages S4285–86


Freedom of Muslims of the United States: Senate agreed to S. Res. 555, recognizing the freedom of Muslims of the United States to exercise their religion and participate in the civil systems of their country.
Page S4286

Measures Considered:

Energy and Water, Legislative Branch, and Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Act--Agreement: Senate continued consideration of H.R. 5895, making appropriations for energy and water development and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2019, taking action on the following amendments and motions proposed thereto:
Pages S4253–57, S4261–75

Adopted:

By 87 yeas to 9 nays (Vote No. 132), McConnell (for Crapo) Modified Amendment No. 2943 (to Amendment No. 2910), to increase funds for a nuclear demonstration program.
Pages S4254–55, S4256

By 95 yeas to 2 nays (Vote No. 133), McConnell (for Baldwin/Portman) Amendment No. 2985 (to Amendment No. 2910), to set aside funds for cooperative agreements and laboratory support to accelerate the domestic production of Molybdenum-99.
Pages S4255–56, S4256–57

By a unanimous vote of 96 yeas (Vote No. 135), Boozman (for Young) Amendment No. 2926 (to Amendment No. 2910), to require the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to conduct a study on the effectiveness of the Veterans Crisis Line.
Pages S4265–72

By a unanimous vote of 96 yeas (Vote No. 136), Boozman (for Tester/Baldwin) Amendment No. 2971 (to Amendment No. 2910), to prevent the denial of access to records and documents by various inspectors general.
Page S4272

Pending:

Shelby Amendment No. 2910, in the nature of a substitute.
Pages S4253–57, S4261–75

Alexander Amendment No. 2911 (to Amendment No. 2910), to make a technical correction.
Pages S4253–57

A motion was entered to close further debate on Shelby Amendment No. 2910 (listed above), and, in accordance with the provisions of Rule XXII of the Standing Rules of the Senate, a vote on cloture will occur on Friday, June 22, 2018.
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A motion was entered to close further debate on the bill, and, in accordance with the provisions of Rule XXII of the Standing Rules of the Senate, a vote on cloture will occur upon disposition of Shelby Amendment No. 2910.
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A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing for further consideration of the bill at approximately 9:45 a.m., on Thursday, June 21, 2018.
Page S4293


Spending Cuts to Expired and Unnecessary Programs Act: By 48 yeas to 50 nays (Vote No. 134), Senate did not agree to the motion to discharge H.R. 3, to rescind certain budget authority proposed to be rescinded in special messages transmitted to the Congress by the President on May 8, 2018, in accordance with title X of the Congressional Budget and Impoundment Control Act 1974.
Pages S4257–61

Appointments:

United States Commission on International Religious Freedom: The Chair, on behalf of the President pro tempore, upon the recommendation of the Democratic Leader, pursuant to Public Law 105–292, as amended by Public Law 106–55, Public Law 107–228, and Public Law 112–75, appointed the following individual to the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom: Ahmed M. Khawaja of California.
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Nominations Received: Senate received the following nominations:

Dino Falaschetti, of Montana, to be Director, Office of Financial Research, Department of the Treasury, for a term of six years.

Rodney Hood, of North Carolina, to be a Member of the National Credit Union Administration Board for a term expiring August 2, 2023.

Kathleen Laura Kraninger, of Ohio, to be Director, Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection for a term of five years.

John Fleming, of Louisiana, to be Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Economic Development.

Michael A. Hammer, of Maryland, a Career Member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Minister-Counselor, to be Ambassador to the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Julia Akins Clark, of Maryland, to be a Member of the Merit Systems Protection Board for the term of seven years expiring March 1, 2021.

Peter Gaynor, of Rhode Island, to be Deputy Administrator, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security.

Kimberly A. Reed, of West Virginia, to be President of the Export-Import Bank of the United States for a term expiring January 20, 2021.

Mark Montgomery, of Virginia, to be an Assistant Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development.

Robert L. Wilkie, of North Carolina, to be Secretary of Veterans Affairs.

6 Air Force nominations in the rank of general.

1 Army nomination in the rank of general.

1 Marine Corps nomination in the rank of general.

Routine lists in the Army.
Pages S4306–11


Nominations Withdrawn: Senate received notification of withdrawal of the following nominations:

Kimberly A. Reed, of West Virginia, to be First Vice President of the Export-Import Bank of the United States for a term expiring January 20, 2021, which was sent to the Senate on October 3, 2017.

Ronny Lynn Jackson, of Texas, to be Secretary of Veterans Affairs, which was sent to the Senate on April 16, 2018.

A routine list in the Foreign Service.
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Messages from the House:
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Measures Referred:
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Measures Read the First Time:
Pages S4280, S4293


Additional Cosponsors:
Pages S4281–83


Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:
Page S4283


Additional Statements:
Pages S4277–79


Amendments Submitted:
Pages S4286–92


Authorities for Committees to Meet:
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Record Votes: Five record votes were taken today. (Total--136)
Pages S4256–57, S4261, S4272


Adjournment: Senate convened at 9:30 a.m. and adjourned at 8:45 p.m., until 9:45 a.m. on Thursday, June 21, 2018. (For Senate's program, see the remarks of the Majority Leader in today's Record on page S4293.)

Committee Meetings

(Committees not listed did not meet)

COMBATING MONEY LAUNDERING

Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs: Subcommittee on National Security and International Trade and Finance concluded a hearing to examine combating money laundering and other forms of illicit finance, focusing on how criminal organizations launder money and innovative techniques for fighting them, after receiving testimony from Dennis M. Lormel, DML Associates, LLC, Lansdowne, Virginia; Tracy Woodrow, M and T Bank Corporation, Buffalo, New York; and Chip Poncy, Financial Integrity Network, Fairfax, Virginia.

NOMINATIONS

Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation: Committee concluded a hearing to examine the nominations of Geoffrey Adam Starks, of Kansas, to be a Member of the Federal Communications Commission, who was introduced by Senator Moran and Representative Cleaver, and Peter A. Feldman, of the District of Columbia, to be a Commissioner of the Consumer Product Safety Commission, after the nominees testified and answered questions in their own behalf.

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NOMINATIONS

Committee on Environment and Public Works: Committee concluded a hearing to examine the nominations of William Charles McIntosh, of Michigan, to be an Assistant Administrator, who was introduced by Senator Daines, and Peter C. Wright, of Michigan, to be Assistant Administrator, Office of Solid Waste, who was introduced by Representative Tom Rice, both of the Environmental Protection Agency, after the nominees testified and answered questions in their own behalf.

PROPOSED TARIFF ACTIONS

Committee on Finance: Committee concluded a hearing to examine current and proposed tariff actions administered by the Department of Commerce, after receiving testimony from Wilbur L. Ross, Secretary of Commerce.

USAID RESOURCES AND REDESIGN

Committee on Foreign Relations: Committee concluded a hearing to examine United States Agency for International Development resources and redesign, after receiving testimony from Mark Green, Administrator, United States Agency for International Development.

SUBSISTENCE ACTIVITIES IN NATIVE COMMUNITIES

Committee on Indian Affairs: Committee concluded an oversight hearing to examine promoting traditional subsistence activities in Native communities, after receiving testimony from Jennifer Hardin, Subsistence Policy Coordinator, Office of Subsistence Management, Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior; Roy B. Brown, Northern Arapaho Tribe, Fort Washakie, Wyoming; Mary Sattler Peltola, Kuskokwim Inter-Tribal Fish Commission, Bethel, Alaska; and A-dae Romero-Briones, First Nations Development Institute, Longmont, Colorado.

NOMINATIONS

Committee on the Judiciary: Committee concluded a hearing to examine the nominations of A. Marvin Quattlebaum, Jr., of South Carolina, and Julius Ness Richardson, of South Carolina, both to be a United States Circuit Judge for the Fourth Circuit, who were introduced by Senator Scott, Roy Kalman Altman, and Rodolfo Armando Ruiz II, both to be a United States District Judge for the Southern District of Florida, and Raul M. Arias-Marxuach, to be United States District Judge for the District of Puerto Rico, after the nominees testified and answered questions in their own behalf.

ELECTION SECURITY PREPARATIONS

Committee on Rules and Administration: Committee concluded a hearing to examine election security preparations, focusing on a state and local perspective, including S. 2261, to protect the administration of Federal elections against cybersecurity threats, after receiving testimony form Matthew Masterson, National Protection and Programs Directorate, Department of Homeland Security; John R. Ashcroft, Missouri Secretary of State, Jefferson City; Jim Condos, Vermont Secretary of State, Montpelier; Steve Simon, Minnesota Secretary of State, Saint Paul; Noah Praetz, Cook County Director of Elections, Chicago, Illinois; and Shane Schoeller, Greene County Clerk, Springfield, Missouri.

RUSSIAN INTERFERENCE IN 2016 ELECTIONS

Select Committee on Intelligence: Committee concluded open and closed hearings to examine the policy response to Russian interference in the 2016 United States elections, after receiving testimony from Victoria Nuland, Center for a New American Security, and Michael Daniel, Cyber Threat Alliance, both of Washington, D.C.

House of Representatives

Chamber Action


Public Bills and Resolutions Introduced: 15 public bills, H.R. 6156–6170; 1 private bill, H.R. 6171; and 6 resolutions, H. Con. Res. 124; and H. Res. 951–955 were introduced.
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Additional Cosponsors:
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Reports Filed: Reports were filed today as follows:

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H.R. 5925, to codify provisions relating to the Office of National Drug Control, and for other purposes, with an amendment (H. Rept. 115–767, Part 1);

H.R. 3392, to provide for stability of title to certain land in the State of Louisiana, and for other purposes, with an amendment (H. Rept. 115–768);

H.R. 6157, making appropriations for the Department of Defense for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2019, and for other purposes (H. Rept. 115–769);

H. Res. 952, providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 4760) to amend the immigration laws and the homeland security laws, and for other purposes (H. Rept. 115–770);

H. Res. 953, providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 6136) to amend the immigration laws and provide for border security, and for other purposes (H. Rept. 115–771); and

H. Res. 954, providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 4760) to amend the immigration laws and the homeland security laws, and for other purposes (H. Rept. 115–772).
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Recess: The House recessed at 9:34 a.m. and reconvened at 10 a.m.
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Guest Chaplain: The prayer was offered by the Guest Chaplain, Rabbi Mark Schiftan, The Temple: Congregation Ohabai Sholom, Nashville, TN.
Pages H5292–93


Journal: The House agreed to the Speaker's approval of the Journal by voice vote.
Pages H5293, H5347


Motion to Fix Next Convening Time: Agreed to the Burgess motion that when the House adjourns today, it adjourn to meet at 9 a.m. tomorrow, June 21st for Morning Hour debate, by a yea-and-nay vote of 222 yeas to 184 nays with one answering ``present'', Roll No. 272.
Pages H5302–03


Suspensions: The House agreed to suspend the rules and pass the following measure:
Coordinated Response through Interagency Strategy and Information Sharing Act: H.R. 5925, amended, to codify provisions relating to the Office of National Drug Control.
Pages H5304–25


Recess: The House recessed at 2:42 p.m. and reconvened at 3:45 p.m.

Individuals in Medicaid Deserve Care that is Appropriate and Responsible in its Delivery Act: The House passed H.R. 5797, to amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to allow States to provide under Medicaid services for certain individuals with opioid use disorders in institutions for mental diseases, by a yea-and-nay vote of 261 yeas to 155 nays, Roll No. 276.
Pages H5335–44, H5344–45

Rejected the Castor (FL) motion to recommit the bill to the Committee on Energy and Commerce with instructions to report the same back to the House forthwith with an amendment, by a yea-and-nay vote of 190 yeas to 226 nays, Roll No. 275.
Pages H5342–44, H5344–45

Pursuant to the Rule, the amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on Energy and Commerce now printed in the bill, modified by the amendment printed in part C of H. Rept. 115–766, shall be considered as adopted in the House and in the Committee of the Whole.
Page H5338

Agreed to:

Rush amendment (No. 1 printed in part D of H. Rept. 115–766) that expands treatment coverage to individuals suffering from cocaine use disorder (which includes crack cocaine); and
Pages H5339–40

Kildee amendment (No. 2 printed in part D of H. Rept. 115–766) that adds two requirements to the report that States are required to submit; the first would be information regarding the number of individuals suffering from co-occuring disorders and the disorders from which they suffer and the second would be information regarding access to community care for individuals suffering from a mental illness other than substance use disorder.
Pages H5340–41

Withdrawn:

Fitzpatrick amendment (No. 3 printed in part D of H. Rept. 115–766) that was offered and subsequently withdrawn that would have provided flexibility for States to allow the State plan amendment to include assessments to determine level of care and length of stay recommendations based upon criteria established or endorsed by a State agency pursuant to 1932(b)(1)(A)(i) of the Public Health Service Act.
Pages H5341–42

H. Res. 949, the rule providing for consideration of the bills (H.R. 6), (H.R. 5797), and (H.R. 6082) was agreed to by a recorded vote of 225 ayes to 180 noes, Roll No. 274, after the previous question was ordered by a yea-and-nay vote of 221 yeas to 185 nays, Roll No. 273.
Pages H5294–H5302, H5303–04


Overdose Prevention and Patient Safety Act: The House passed H.R. 6082, to amend the Public Health Service Act to protect the confidentiality of substance use disorder patient records, by a yea-and-nay vote of 357 yeas to 57 nays, Roll No. 278.
Pages H5325–35, H5346–47

Rejected the Pallone motion to recommit the bill to the Committee on Energy and Commerce with instructions to report the same back to the House forthwith with an amendment, by a yea-and-nay vote of 175 yeas to 240 nays, Roll No. 277.
Pages H5333–35, H5346–47

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Pursuant to the Rule, an amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the text of Rules Committee Print 115–75 shall be considered as adopted.
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H. Res. 949, the rule providing for consideration of the bills (H.R. 6), (H.R. 5797), and (H.R. 6082) was agreed to by a recorded vote of 225 ayes to 180 noes, Roll No. 274, after the previous question was ordered by a yea-and-nay vote of 221 yeas to 185 nays, Roll No. 273.
Pages H5294–H5302, H5303–04


Recess: The House recessed at 6:57 p.m. and reconvened at 10:30 p.m.
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Senate Referral: S. 2269 was held at the desk.

Senate Message: Message received from the Senate by the Clerk and subsequently presented to the House today and appears on page H5294.

Quorum Calls--Votes: Six yea-and-nay votes and one recorded vote developed during the proceedings of today and appear on pages H5302–03, H5303–04, H5304, H5344–45, H5345, H5346, and H5346–47. There were no quorum calls.

Adjournment: The House met at 9 a.m. and adjourned at 10:31 p.m.

Committee Meetings

MISCELLANEOUS MEASURES

Committee on Appropriations: Full Committee held a markup on the FY 2019 State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations Bill; and the Revised Report on the Suballocation of Budget Allocations for FY 2019. The FY 2019 State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations Bill was ordered reported, as amended. The Revised Report on Suballocation of Budget Allocations for FY2019 was ordered reported, without amendment.

MILITARY HEALTH SYSTEM REFORM: PAIN MANAGEMENT, OPIOIDS PRESCRIPTION MANAGEMENT AND REPORTING TRANSPARENCY

Committee on Armed Services: Subcommittee on Military Personnel held a hearing entitled ``Military Health System Reform: Pain Management, Opioids Prescription Management and Reporting Transparency''. Testimony was heard from Vice Admiral Raquel C. Bono, Director, Defense Health Agency; and Captain Mike Colston, M.D., Director, Mental Health Policy and Oversight, Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs.

MISCELLANEOUS MEASURE

Committee on the Budget: Full Committee began a markup on the Concurrent Resolution on the Budget for Fiscal Year 2019.

OCCUPATIONAL LICENSING: REDUCING BARRIERS TO ECONOMIC MOBILITY AND GROWTH

Committee on Education and the Workforce: Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Development held a hearing entitled ``Occupational Licensing: Reducing Barriers to Economic Mobility and Growth''. Testimony was heard from Bryan A. Schneider, Secretary, Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation; and public witnesses.

THE BENEFITS OF TAX REFORM ON THE ENERGY SECTOR AND CONSUMERS

Committee on Energy and Commerce: Subcommittee on Energy held a hearing entitled ``The Benefits of Tax Reform on the Energy Sector and Consumers''. Testimony was heard from public witnesses.

EXAMINATION OF THE GAO AUDIT SERIES OF HHS CYBERSECURITY

Committee on Energy and Commerce: Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations held a hearing entitled ``Examination of the GAO Audit Series of HHS Cybersecurity''. Testimony was heard from Sherri Berger, Chief Operating Officer, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Suzi Connor, Chief Information Officer, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Beth Killoran, Chief Information Officer, Department of Health and Human Services; and Greg Wilshusen, Director, Information Security Issues, Government Accountability Office. A portion of this hearing was closed.

EMPOWERING A PRO-GROWTH ECONOMY BY CUTTING TAXES AND REGULATORY RED TAPE

Committee on Financial Services: Full Committee held a hearing entitled ``Empowering a Pro-Growth Economy by Cutting Taxes and Regulatory Red Tape''. Testimony was heard from public witnesses.

ILLICIT USE OF VIRTUAL CURRENCY AND THE LAW ENFORCEMENT RESPONSE

Committee on Financial Services: Subcommittee on Terrorism and Illicit Finance held a hearing entitled ``Illicit Use of Virtual Currency and the Law Enforcement Response''. Testimony was heard from Gregory Nevano, Deputy Assistant Director, Illicit Trade, Travel, and Finance Division, Homeland Security Investigations, Department of Homeland Security; Robert Novy, Deputy Assistant Director, Office of Investigations, U.S. Secret Service, Department of Homeland Security; and Thomas Ott, Associate Director, Enforcement Division, Financial Crimes Enforcement Network, Department of the Treasury.

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U.S. POLICY TOWARD AFGHANISTAN

Committee on Foreign Affairs: Full Committee held a hearing entitled ``U.S. Policy Toward Afghanistan''. Testimony was heard from Alice G. Wells, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs, Department of State.

THE TRUMP-KIM SUMMIT: OUTCOMES AND OVERSIGHT

Committee on Foreign Affairs: Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific held a hearing entitled ``The Trump-Kim Summit: Outcomes and Oversight''. Testimony was heard from public witnesses.

HUMAN RIGHTS CONCERNS IN SRI LANKA

Committee on Foreign Affairs: Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations held a hearing entitled ``Human Rights Concerns in Sri Lanka''. Testimony was heard from public witnesses.

MISCELLANEOUS MEASURE

Committee on Natural Resources: Full Committee held a markup on H.R. 6106, the ``Common Sense Permitting Act''. H.R. 6106 was ordered reported, as amended.

HOLDING CUBAN LEADERS ACCOUNTABLE

Committee on Oversight and Government Reform: Subcommittee on National Security held a hearing entitled ``Holding Cuban Leaders Accountable''. Testimony was heard from public witnesses.

SECURING AMERICA'S FUTURE ACT; BORDER SECURITY AND IMMIGRATION REFORM ACT

Committee on Rules: Full Committee held a hearing on H.R. 4760, the ``Securing America's Future Act''; and H.R. 6136, the ``Border Security and Immigration Reform Act''. The Committee granted, by record vote of 7–3, a rule providing for the consideration of H.R. 6136 under a closed rule. The rule provides one hour of debate, with 40 minutes equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on the Judiciary and 20 minutes equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Homeland Security. The rule waives all points of order against consideration of the bill. The rule provides that the bill shall be considered as read. The rule waives all points of order against provisions in the bill. The rule provides one motion to recommit. The Committee granted, by record vote of 7–3, a rule providing for the consideration of H.R. 4760 under a closed rule. The rule provides one hour of debate, with 40 minutes equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on the Judiciary and 20 minutes equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Homeland Security. The rule waives all points of order against consideration of the bill. The rule provides that the amendment printed in the Rules Committee report shall be considered as adopted and the bill, as amended, shall be considered as read. The rule waives all points of order against provisions in the bill, as amended. The rule provides one motion to recommit. The Committee granted a second rule on H.R. 4760. The Committee granted, by voice vote, a rule providing for the consideration of H.R. 4760 under a closed rule. The rule provides one hour of debate, with 40 minutes equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on the Judiciary and 20 minutes equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Homeland Security. The rule waives all points of order against consideration of the bill. The rule provides that the amendments printed in the Rules Committee report shall be considered as adopted and the bill, as amended, shall be considered as read. The rule waives all points of order against provisions in the bill, as amended. The rule provides one motion to recommit. Testimony was heard from Chairman Goodlatte and Representative Lofgren.

COMMUNITIES THAT THINK SMALL AND WIN BIG

Committee on Small Business: Full Committee held a hearing entitled ``Communities That Think Small and Win Big''. Testimony was heard from Gregg Bishop, Commissioner, New York City Department of Small Business Services; and public witnesses.

UPDATE ON IRS AND DOJ EFFORTS TO RETURN SEIZED FUNDS TO TAXPAYERS

Committee on Ways and Means: Subcommittee on Oversight held a hearing entitled ``Update on IRS and DOJ Efforts to Return Seized Funds to Taxpayers''. Testimony was heard from John P. Cronan, Acting Assistant Attorney General, Criminal Division, Department of Justice; and Don Fort, Chief, Criminal Investigation, Internal Revenue Service.

Joint Meetings

No joint committee meetings were held.

COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR THURSDAY,

JUNE 21, 2018

(Committee meetings are open unless otherwise indicated)

Senate
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Committee on Appropriations: business meeting to markup an original bill making appropriations for the Department of State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2019, an original bill making appropriations for the Department of Homeland Security for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2019, and an original bill making appropriations for Financial Services and General Government for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2019, 10:30 a.m., SD–106.

Committee on Foreign Relations: to hold hearings to examine the nomination of Gordon D. Sondland, of Washington, to be Representative of the United States of America to the European Union, with the rank and status of Ambassador, Ronald Gidwitz, of Illinois, to be Ambassador to the Kingdom of Belgium, Cherith Norman Chalet, of New Jersey, to be Representative of the United States of America to the United Nations for U.N. Management and Reform, with the rank of Ambassador, and to be an Alternate Representative of the United States of America to the Sessions of the General Assembly of the United Nations, during her tenure of service as Representative of the United States of America to the United Nations for U.N. Management and Reform, and Brian A. Nichols, of Rhode Island, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Zimbabwe, all of the Department of State, 2 p.m., SD–419.

Committee on the Judiciary: business meeting to consider S. 2245, to include New Zealand in the list of foreign states whose nationals are eligible for admission into the United States as E–1 and E–2 nonimmigrants if United States nationals are treated similarly by the Government of New Zealand, S. 2823, to modernize copyright law, and the nominations of Britt Cagle Grant, of Georgia, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Eleventh Circuit, David James Porter, of Pennsylvania, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Third Circuit, Holly A. Brady, to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Indiana, Andrew Lynn Brasher, to be United States District Judge for the Middle District of Alabama, James Patrick Hanlon, to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of Indiana, David Steven Morales, to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of Texas, Lance E. Walker, to be United States District Judge for the District of Maine, Edward W. Felten, of New Jersey, and Jane Nitze, of the District of Columbia, both to be a Member of the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board, and John D. Jordan, to be United States Marshal for the Eastern District of Missouri, Department of Justice, 10 a.m., SD–226.

House

Committee on Armed Services, Full Committee, hearing entitled ``Military Technology Transfer: Threats, Impacts, and Solutions for the Department of Defense'', 10 a.m., 2118 Rayburn.

Subcommittee on Readiness, hearing entitled ``Aviation Mishap Prevention-a Progress Report'', 3:30 p.m., 2118 Rayburn.

Committee on the Budget, Full Committee, continue markup on the Concurrent Resolution on the Budget for Fiscal Year 2019, 9 a.m., 1334 Longworth.

Committee on Education and the Workforce, Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions, hearing entitled ``Growth, Opportunity, and Change in the U.S. Labor Market and the American Workforce: A Review of Current Developments, Trends, and Statistics'', 10 a.m., 2175 Rayburn.

Committee on Energy and Commerce, Subcommittee on Energy, markup on H.R. 1320, the ``Nuclear Utilization of Keynote Energy Act''; H.R. 6140, the ``Advanced Nuclear Fuel Availability Act''; legislation on the Advancing U.S. Civil Nuclear Competitiveness and Jobs Act; and H.R. 6141, to require the Secretary of Energy to develop a report on a pilot program to site, construct, and operate micro-reactors at critical national security locations, and for other purposes, 10 a.m., 2123 Rayburn.

Committee on Financial Services, Full Committee, hearing entitled ``Oversight of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission'', 10 a.m., 2128 Rayburn.

Full Committee, markup on H.R. 5970, the ``Modernizing Disclosures for Investors Act''; H.R. 6130, the ``Helping Startups Continue to Grow Act''; and legislation on the ``Improving Investment Research for Small and Emerging Issuers Act'', 2 p.m., 2128 Rayburn.

Committee on Foreign Affairs, Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation, and Trade, hearing entitled ``Russian and Chinese Nuclear Arsenals: Posture, Proliferation, and the Future of Arms Control'', 2 p.m., 2172 Rayburn.

Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet, hearing entitled ``Examining The Need for New Federal Judges'', 10 a.m., 2141 Rayburn.

Committee on Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Federal Lands, hearing on H.R. 4599, the ``Rock Creek National Park Act of 2017''; H.R. 5148, the ``Protect Public Use of Public Lands Act''; H.R. 5149, the ``Unlocking Public Lands Act''; H.R. 5613, the ``Quindaro Townsite National Historic Landmark Act''; and H.R. 5727, the ``Emery County Public Land Management Act of 2018'', 10 a.m., 1324 Longworth.

Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources, hearing on H.R. 4644, the ``Yellowstone Gateway Protection Act''; and H.R. 5859, the ``Education and Energy Act of 2018'', 2 p.m., 1324 Longworth.

Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, Subcommittee on Environment, hearing entitled ``State Perspectives on Regulating Background Ozone'', 10 a.m., 2318 Rayburn.

Committee on Small Business, Subcommittee on Agriculture, Energy, and Trade, hearing entitled ``Accelerating Agriculture: How Federal Regulations Impact America's Small Farmers'', 10:30 a.m., 2360 Rayburn.

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Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials, hearing entitled ``PIPES Act of 2016 Implementation: Oversight of Pipeline Safety Programs'', 10 a.m., 2167 Rayburn.

Committee on Veterans' Affairs, Subcommittee on Health, hearing entitled ``More Than Just Filling Vacancies: A Closer Look at VA Hiring Authorities, Recruiting, and Retention'', 10 a.m., 334 Cannon.

Committee on Ways and Means, Full Committee, markup on legislation on the ``Reducing Drug Waste Act of 2018''; H.R. 6138, the ``Ambulatory Surgical Center Payment Transparency Act of 2018''; H.R. 4952, to direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services to conduct a study and submit a report on the effects of the inclusion of quality increases in the determination of blended benchmark amounts under part C of the Medicare Program; H.R. 3500, The ``Ensuring Integrity in the IRS Workforce Act of 2017''; H.R. 519, the ``Water and Agriculture Tax Reform Act of 2017''; H.R. 6124, the ``Tribal Social Security Fairness Act of 2018''; H.R. 6084, the ``Improving Social Security's Service to Victims of Identity Theft Act'', 9 a.m., 1100 Longworth.

Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, Full Committee, hearing entitled ``DIA Roles and Mission'', 9 a.m., HVC–304. This hearing will be closed.

Joint Meetings

Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe: to receive a briefing on illicit trade, 1 p.m., SR–485.

Joint Economic Committee: to hold hearings to examine the need for United States leadership on digital trade, 2:30 p.m., 2318, Rayburn Building.

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Next Meeting of the
SENATE

9:45 a.m., Thursday, June 21

Senate Chamber

Program for Thursday: Senate will continue consideration of H.R. 5895, Energy and Water, Legislative Branch, and Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Act.


Next Meeting of the
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

9 a.m., Thursday, June 21

House Chamber

Program for Thursday: Consideration of H.R. 4760--``Securing America's Future Act'' (Subject to a Rule). Consideration of H.R. 6136--Border Security and Immigration Reform Act (Subject to a Rule).

Extensions of Remarks, as inserted in this issue








HOUSE


Bishop, Sanford D., Jr., Ga, E876, E878, E879

Bustos, Cheri, Ill., E871, E872, E873, E875, E877, E878

Clark, Katherine M., Mass., E871

Collins, Doug, Ga., E870

Crawford, Eric A. ``Rick'', Ark., E875

DeLauro, Rosa L., Conn., E874, E876, E878

Dingell, Debbie, Mich., E874, E877

Emmer, Tom, Minn., E876

Frelinghuysen, Rodney P., N.J., E874, E877, E878

Gallagher, Mike, Wisc., E869

Gibbs, Bob, Ohio, E876

Graves, Sam, Mo., E870, E871, E871, E871, E873

Green, Gene, Tex., E870

Gutiérrez, Luis V., Ill., E871

LaHood, Darin, Ill., E874

Lipinski, Daniel, Ill., E873

Luetkemeyer, Blaine, Mo., E869

Marchant, Kenny, Tex., E870, E873

McCaul, Michael T., Tex., E870

Paulsen, Erik, Minn., E877

Poe, Ted, Tex., E869, E870, E875

Price, David E., N.C., E869

Renacci, James B., Ohio, E878

Sessions, Pete, Tex., E870

Speier, Jackie, Calif., E872

Thompson, Mike, Calif., E873

Wittman, Robert J., Va., E872

Young, David, Iowa, E871, E873, E875, E876

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