Daily Digest

Monday, April 11, 2016

Daily Digest

Senate

Chamber Action

Routine Proceedings, pages S1841–S1879

Measures Introduced: Eight bills and one resolution were introduced, as follows: S. 2770–2777, and S. Res. 417.
Page S1853

Measures Passed:

144th Anniversary of Arbor Day: Senate agreed to S. Res. 417, celebrating the 144th anniversary of Arbor Day.
Page S1855

Measures Considered:

America's Small Business Tax Relief Act--Agreement
: Senate resumed consideration of H.R. 636, to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to permanently extend increased expensing limitations, taking action on the following amendments proposed thereto:
Pages S1843–45, S1876–78

Adopted:

Thune (for Cassidy) Modified Amendment No. 3476 (to Amendment No. 3464), to authorize certain flights by Stage 2 airplanes.
Page S1876

Thune (for Inhofe) Modified Amendment No. 3492 (to Amendment No. 3464), relating to the operation of unmanned aircraft systems by owners and operators of critical infrastructure.
Pages S1876–77

Thune (for Hoeven) Amendment No. 3500 (to Amendment No. 3464), to provide for a 5-year extension of the unmanned aircraft system test site program.
Page S1877

Thune (for Flake/McCain) Amendment No. 3526 (to Amendment No. 3464), to establish an airspace management advisory committee.
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Thune (for Cotton) Amendment No. 3535 (to Amendment No. 3464), to clarify the provision relating to airports that enter into certain leases with components of the Armed Forces.
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Thune (for Nelson) Amendment No. 3621 (to Amendment No. 3464), to secure aircraft avionics systems.
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Thune (for Booker) Amendment No. 3620 (to Amendment No. 3464), to modify the definition of small business concern for purposes of the airport improvement program.
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Thune (for Nelson/Coats) Amendment No. 3633 (to Amendment No. 3464), relating to restrictions on transportation of lithium batteries on aircraft.
Page S1877

Thune (for Cantwell) Amendment No. 3534 (to Amendment No. 3464), to establish a national multimodal freight advisory committee in the Department of Transportation.
Pages S1877–78

Thune (for Whitehouse/Inhofe) Amendment No. 3623 (to Amendment No. 3464), to impose criminal penalties for the unsafe operation of unmanned aircraft.
Page S1878

Thune (for Cochran) Amendment No. 3567 (to Amendment No. 3464), to require the Federal Aviation Administration to coordinate with the Center of Excellence for Unmanned Aircraft Systems with respect to research relating to unmanned aircraft systems.
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Nelson (for Bennet) Modified Amendment No. 3524 (to Amendment No. 3464), to improve air service for families and pregnant women.
Pages S1843, S1848

Pending:

Thune/Nelson Amendment No. 3464, in the nature of a substitute.
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Thune (for Gardner) Amendment No. 3460 (to Amendment No. 3464), to require the FAA Administrator to consider the operational history of a person before authorizing the person to operate certain unmanned aircraft systems.
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Cantwell Amendment No. 3490 (to Amendment No. 3464), to extend protections against physical assault to air carrier customer service representatives.
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A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing for further consideration of the bill at approximately 11 a.m., on Tuesday, April 12, 2016.
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Nomination Confirmed: Senate confirmed the following nomination:

By a unanimous vote of 92 yeas (Vote No. EX. 44), Waverly D. Crenshaw, Jr., of Tennessee, to be United States District Judge for the Middle District of Tennessee.
Pages S1845–48, S1878–79


Executive Communications:
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Additional Cosponsors:
Pages S1853–55


Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:
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Additional Statements:
Pages S1852–53


Amendments Submitted:
Pages S1855–76


Record Votes: One record vote was taken today. (Total--44)
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Adjournment: Senate convened at 3 p.m. and adjourned at 8:18 p.m., until 10 a.m. on Tuesday, April 12, 2016. (For Senate's program, see the remarks of the Majority Leader in today's Record on page S1876.)

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Committee Meetings

(Committees not listed did not meet)

No committee meetings were held.

House of Representatives

Chamber Action


Public Bills and Resolutions Introduced: 9 public bills, H.R. 4890–4898; and 1 resolution, H. Res. 669 was introduced.
Page H1599


Additional Cosponsors:
Pages H1599–H1600


Reports Filed: A report was filed on March 30, 2016 as follows:

H.R. 2666, to prohibit the Federal Communications Commission from regulating the rates charged for broadband Internet access service, with an amendment (H. Rept. 114–478). Reports were filed today as follows:

H.R. 1815, to facilitate certain pinyon-juniper related projects in Lincoln County, Nevada, to modify the boundaries of certain wilderness areas in the State of Nevada, and to provide for the implementation of a conservation plan for the Virgin River, Nevada, with an amendment (H. Rept. 114–479);

H.R. 4403, to authorize the development of open-source software based on certain systems of the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of State to facilitate the vetting of travelers against terrorist watchlists and law enforcement databases, enhance border management, and improve targeting and analysis, and for other purposes, with an amendment (H. Rept. 114–480, Part 1); and

H.R. 4407, to amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to establish in the Department of Homeland Security a board to coordinate and integrate departmental intelligence, activities, and policy related to counterterrorism, and for other purposes (H. Rept. 114–481);
Pages H1598–99


Speaker: Read a letter from the Speaker wherein he appointed Representative Rooney (FL) to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
Page H1587


Senate Messages: Messages received from the Senate by the Clerk and subsequently presented to the House today appear on page H1588.

Senate Referrals: S. 1890 was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. S. 1638 and S. 1492 were held at the desk.
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Quorum Calls--Votes: There were no yea-and-nay votes, and there were no Recorded votes. There were no quorum calls.

Adjournment: The House met at 3:30 p.m. and adjourned at 3:36 p.m.

Committee Meetings

No hearings were held.

Joint Meetings

No joint committee meetings were held.

COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR TUESDAY, APRIL 12, 2016

(Committee meetings are open unless otherwise indicated)

Senate

Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government, to hold hearings to examine proposed budget estimates and justification for fiscal year 2017 for the Securities and Exchange Commission and Commodity Futures Trading Commission, 10:30 a.m., SD–138.

Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs, to hold hearings to examine the causes and consequences of violent extremism and the role of foreign assistance, 2 p.m., SD–192.

Committee on Armed Services: Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities, to hold hearings to examine the strategy and implementation of the Department of Defense's technology offsets initiative in review of the Defense Authorization Request for fiscal year 2017 and the Future Years Defense Program, 2:30 p.m., SR–222.

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Subcommittee on Readiness and Management Support, to hold hearings to examine military construction, environmental, energy, and base closure programs in review of the Defense Authorization Request for fiscal year 2017 and the Future Years Defense Program, 2:30 p.m., SR–232A.

Committee on Energy and Natural Resources: to hold hearings to examine the status of innovative technologies in advanced manufacturing, 10 a.m., SD–366.

Committee on Environment and Public Works: Subcommittee on Superfund, Waste Management, and Regulatory Oversight, to hold hearings to examine American small businesses perspectives on Environmental Protection Agency regulatory actions, 2:30 p.m., SD–406.

Committee on Finance: to hold hearings to examine cybersecurity and protecting taxpayer information, 10 a.m., SD–215.

Committee on Foreign Relations: to hold hearings to examine the spread of ISIS and transnational terrorism, 10 a.m., SD–419.

Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions: to hold hearings to examine Every Student Succeeds Act implementation in states and school districts, focusing on perspectives from the Secretary of Education, 10 a.m., SD–430.

Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs: Subcommittee on Regulatory Affairs and Federal Management, to hold hearings to examine improving the USAJOBS website, 9 a.m., SD–342.

Subcommittee on Federal Spending Oversight and Emergency Management, to hold hearings to examine the Federal Emergency Management Agency, focusing on assessing progress, performance, and preparedness, 3 p.m., SD–342.

Select Committee on Intelligence: to hold closed hearings to examine certain intelligence matters, 2:30 p.m., SH–219.

House

Committee on Rules, Full Committee, hearing, on H.R. 2666, the ``No Rate Regulation of Broadband Internet Access Act''; H.R. 3340, the ``Financial Stability Oversight Council Reform Act''; and H.R. 3791, to raise the consolidated assets threshold under the small bank holding company policy statement, and for other purposes, 5 p.m., H–313 Capitol.

CONGRESSIONAL PROGRAM AHEAD

Week of April 12 through April 15, 2016

Senate Chamber

On Tuesday, at approximately 11 a.m., Senate will continue consideration of H.R. 636, America's Small Business Tax Relief Act (the legislative vehicle for the Federal Aviation Administration Reauthorization Act).

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: April 14, business meeting to consider proposed legislation authorizing funds for the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, 10 a.m., SR–328A.

Committee on Appropriations: April 12, Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government, to hold hearings to examine proposed budget estimates and justification for fiscal year 2017 for the Securities and Exchange Commission and Commodity Futures Trading Commission, 10:30 a.m., SD–138.

April 12, Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs, to hold hearings to examine the causes and consequences of violent extremism and the role of foreign assistance, 2 p.m., SD–192.

April 13, Subcommittee on Military Construction and Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies, business meeting to mark up proposed legislation making appropriations for fiscal year 2017 for military construction, Veterans Affairs, and related agencies, 10:15 a.m., SD–124.

April 13, Subcommittee on Department of Defense, to hold hearings to examine proposed budget estimates and justification for fiscal year 2017 for the Missile Defense Agency, 10:30 a.m., SD–192.

April 13, Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development, business meeting to mark up proposed legislation making appropriations for fiscal year 2017 for energy and water development, 2:30 p.m., SD–124.

April 14, Full Committee, business meeting to mark up proposed legislation making appropriations for energy and water development for fiscal year 2017, proposed legislation making appropriations for military construction, Veterans Affairs, and related agencies for fiscal year 2017, and 302(b) subcommittee allocations, 10:30 a.m., SD–106.

Committee on Armed Services: April 12, Subcommittee on Readiness and Management Support, to hold hearings to examine military construction, environmental, energy, and base closure programs in review of the Defense Authorization Request for fiscal year 2017 and the Future Years Defense Program, 2:30 p.m., SR–232A.

April 12, Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities, to hold hearings to examine the strategy and implementation of the Department of Defense's technology offsets initiative in review of the Defense Authorization Request for fiscal year 2017 and the Future Years Defense Program, 2:30 p.m., SR–222.

April 13, Subcommittee on SeaPower, to hold hearings to examine Marine Corps ground modernization in review of the Defense Authorization Request for fiscal year 2017 and the Future Years Defense Program, 2 p.m., SR–232A.

April 13, Subcommittee on Strategic Forces, to hold hearings to examine ballistic missile defense policies and programs in review of the Defense Authorization Request for fiscal year 2017 and the Future Years Defense Program, 2:30 p.m., SR–222.

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Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs: April 14, Subcommittee on Securities, Insurance, and Investment, with the Subcommittee on Economic Policy, to hold joint hearings to examine current trends and changes in the fixed-income markets, 10 a.m., SD–538.

Committee on the Budget: April 13, to hold hearings to examine budgeting for outcomes to maximize taxpayer value, 10:30 a.m., SD–608.

Committee on Energy and Natural Resources: April 12, to hold hearings to examine the status of innovative technologies in advanced manufacturing, 10 a.m., SD–366.

April 14, Full Committee, to hold an oversight hearing to examine options for addressing the continuing lack of reliable emergency medical transportation for the isolated community of King Cove, Alaska, 9 a.m., SD–366.

April 14, Subcommittee on Public Lands, Forests, and Mining, to hold an oversight hearing to examine the Bureau of Land Management's proposed rule, entitled ``Waste Prevention, Production Subject to Royalties, and Resources Conservation,'' published in the Federal Register on February 8, 2016, 2:30 p.m., SD–366.

Committee on Environment and Public Works: April 12, Subcommittee on Superfund, Waste Management, and Regulatory Oversight, to hold hearings to examine American small businesses perspectives on Environmental Protection Agency regulatory actions, 2:30 p.m., SD–406.

April 13, Full Committee, to hold hearings to examine the role of environmental policies on access to energy and economic opportunity, 9:30 a.m., SD–406.

Committee on Finance: April 12, to hold hearings to examine cybersecurity and protecting taxpayer information, 10 a.m., SD–215.

Committee on Foreign Relations: April 12, to hold hearings to examine the spread of ISIS and transnational terrorism, 10 a.m., SD–419.

April 13, Full Committee, to hold hearings to examine ending sexual abuse in United Nations peacekeeping, 2:15 p.m., SD–419.

Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions: April 12, to hold hearings to examine Every Student Succeeds Act implementation in states and school districts, focusing on perspectives from the Secretary of Education, 10 a.m., SD–430.

Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs: April 12, Subcommittee on Regulatory Affairs and Federal Management, to hold hearings to examine improving the USAJOBS website, 9 a.m., SD–342.

April 12, Subcommittee on Federal Spending Oversight and Emergency Management, to hold hearings to examine the Federal Emergency Management Agency, focusing on assessing progress, performance, and preparedness, 3 p.m., SD–342.

April 13, Full Committee, to hold hearings to examine America's insatiable demand for drugs, 9:30 a.m., SD–342.

April 14, Full Committee, to hold hearings to examine the Federal perspective on the state of our nation's biodefense, 10 a.m., SD–342.

Committee on Indian Affairs: April 13, business meeting to consider the issuance of a subpoena to Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy, to testify before the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, on April 22, 2016, in Phoenix, Arizona; to be immediately followed by a hearing to examine S. 2205, to establish a grant program to assist tribal governments in establishing tribal healing to wellness courts, S. 2421, to provide for the conveyance of certain property to the Tanana Tribal Council located in Tanana, Alaska, and to the Bristol Bay Area Health Corporation located in Dillingham, Alaska, S. 2564, to modernize prior legislation relating to Dine College, S. 2643, to improve the implementation of the settlement agreement reached between the Pueblo de Cochiti of New Mexico and the Corps of Engineers, and S. 2717, to improve the safety and address the deferred maintenance needs of Indian dams to prevent flooding on Indian reservations, 2:15 p.m., SD–628.

Committee on the Judiciary: April 13, to hold hearings to examine EB–5 targeted employment areas, 10 a.m., SD–226.

April 14, Full Committee, business meeting to consider S. 247, to amend section 349 of the Immigration and Nationality Act to deem specified activities in support of terrorism as renunciation of United States nationality, S. 2390, to provide adequate protections for whistleblowers at the Federal Bureau of Investigation, S. 2613, to reauthorize certain programs established by the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006, S. 2614, to amend the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994, to reauthorize the Missing Alzheimer's Disease Patient Alert Program, and to promote initiatives that will reduce the risk of injury and death relating to the wandering characteristics of some children with autism, and the nomination of Clare E. Connors, to be United States District Judge for the District of Hawaii, 10 a.m., SD–226.

Select Committee on Intelligence: April 12, to hold closed hearings to examine certain intelligence matters, 2:30 p.m., SH–219.

April 14, Full Committee, to hold closed hearings to examine certain intelligence matters, 2 p.m., SH–219.

Special Committee on Aging: April 13, business meeting to consider proceedings relating to Mr. J. Michael Pearson's failure to appear, 2 p.m., SH–216.

House Committees

Committee on Agriculture, April 13, Full Committee, hearing entitled ``Energy and the Rural Economy: The Impacts of Oil and Gas Production'', 10 a.m., 1300 Longworth.

April 14, Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities and Risk Management, hearing entitled ``Focus on the Farm Economy: Growing Farm Financial Pressure'', 10 a.m., 1300 Longworth.

Committee on Appropriations, April 13, Full Committee, markup on the Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Bill, FY 2017, and Interim Report on the Suballocation of Budget Allocations for FY 2017, 11 a.m., 2359 Rayburn.

April 13, Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development, markup on the Energy and Water Development Appropriations Bill, FY 2017, 1:30 p.m., 2362–B Rayburn.

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April 13, Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies, markup on the Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Bill, FY 2017, 4 p.m., 2362–A Rayburn.

April 14, Subcommittee on Defense, oversight hearing on United States Pacific Command, 10 a.m., H–140 Capitol. This hearing will be closed.

Committee on Armed Services, April 13, Subcommittee on Seapower and Projection Forces, hearing entitled ``Building the Navy of the Future: A Look at Navy Force Structure'', 3:30 p.m., 2118 Rayburn.

April 14, Subcommittee on Strategic Forces, hearing entitled ``The Missile Defeat Posture and Strategy of the United States--the FY17 President's Budget Request'', 2 p.m., 2118 Rayburn.

April 15, Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, hearing entitled ``Evaluating DOD Investments: Case Studies in Afghanistan Initiatives and U.S. Weapons Sustainment'', 9 a.m., 2212 Rayburn.

Committee on Education and the Workforce, April 14, Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions, hearing entitled ``Innovations in Health Care: Exploring Free-Market Solutions for a Healthy Workforce'', 10:30 a.m., 2172 Rayburn.

Committee on Energy and Commerce, April 13, Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy; and Subcommittee on Health, joint hearing entitled ``Flint Water Crisis: Impacts and Lessons Learned'', 10 a.m., 2123 Rayburn.

April 13, Subcommittee on Communications and Technology, hearing on seven communications bills, 10:15 a.m., 2322 Rayburn.

April 14, Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade, hearing entitled ``NHTSA Oversight'', 10 a.m., 2123 Rayburn.

April 14, Subcommittee on Energy and Power, hearing on H.R. 4775, the ``Ozone Standards Implementation Act of 2016'', 10:15 a.m., 2322 Rayburn.

April 15, Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, hearing entitled ``Unlawful Reinsurance Payments: CMS Diverting $3.5 Billion from Taxpayers to Pay Insurance Companies'', 9:30 a.m., 2123 Rayburn.

Committee on Financial Services, April 13, Full Committee, markup on H.R. 1486, the ``Taking Account of Bureaucrats' Spending Act of 2015''; and a bill to repeal title II of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, and for other purposes, 10 a.m., 2128 Rayburn.

April 14, Subcommittee on Capital Markets and Government Sponsored Enterprises, hearing entitled ``The JOBS Act at Four: Examining Its Impact and Proposals to Further Enhance Capital Formation'', 10 a.m., 2128 Rayburn.

Committee on Foreign Affairs, April 13, Subcommittee on the Middle East and North Africa, hearing entitled ``Assessing President Obama's Middle East and North Africa FY 2017 Budget Request'', 11:30 a.m., 2172 Rayburn.

April 13, Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific, hearing entitled ``Countering Extremism and the Threat of ISIS in Southeast Asia'', 2 p.m., 2172 Rayburn.

April 13, Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations, hearing entitled ``Peacekeepers: Allegations of Abuse and Absence of Accountability at the United Nations'', 2 p.m., 2200 Rayburn.

Committee on the Judiciary, April 13, Full Committee, markup on S. 125, the ``Bulletproof Vest Partnership Grant Program Reauthorization Act of 2015''; and H.R. 699, the ``Email Privacy Act'', 10:30 a.m., 2141 Rayburn.

April 14, Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet, hearing entitled ``International Trade Commission Patent Litigation'', 10 a.m., 2141 Rayburn.

April 14, Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice, hearing on the ``Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act (PRENDA) of 2016'', 3 p.m., 2237 Rayburn.

Committee on Natural Resources, April 13, Full Committee, hearing on a discussion draft of the ``Puerto Rico Oversight, Management, and Economic Stability Act'', 10 a.m., 1324 Longworth.

April 13, Subcommittee on Water, Power and Oceans, hearing entitled ``Empowering States and Western Water Users Through Regulatory and Administrative Reforms'', 1 p.m., 1334 Longworth.

April 13, Full Committee, markup on the ``Puerto Rico Oversight, Management, and Economic Stability Act (PROMESA)'', 4 p.m., 1324 Longworth.

April 14, Full Committee, markup on the ``Puerto Rico Oversight, Management, and Economic Stability Act (PROMESA)'' (continued), 10 a.m., 1324 Longworth.

Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, April 13, Full Committee, hearing entitled ``Waste and Inefficiency in the Federal Government: GAO's 2016 Duplication Report'', 10 a.m., 2154 Rayburn.

April 13, Subcommittee on Transportation and Public Assets; and Subcommittee on Government Operations, joint hearing entitled ``Examining the Safety and Service of D.C. Metro'', 2 p.m., 2154 Rayburn.

April 14, Full Committee, markup on the ``Scholarships for Opportunity and Results Reauthorization Act''; a bill to amend title 5, United States Code, to expand law enforcement availability pay to employees of U.S. Customs and Border Protection's Air and Marine Operations; a bill to amend title 5, United States Code, to clarify the eligibility of employees of a land management agency in a time-limited appointment to compete for a permanent appointment at any Federal agency, and for other purposes; the ``Ditto Act of 2016''; the ``Making Electronic Government Accountable By Yielding Tangible Efficiencies Act of 2016''; H.R. 4465, the ``Federal Assets Sale and Transfer Act of 2016''; H.R. 433, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 523 East Railroad Street in Knox, Pennsylvania, as the ``Specialist Ross A. McGinnis Memorial Post Office''; H.R. 2607, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 7802 37th Avenue in Jackson Heights, New York, as the ``Jeanne and Jules Manford Post Office Building''; H.R. 4425, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 110 East Powerhouse Road in Collegeville, Minnesota, as the ``Eugene J. McCarthy Post Office''; H.R. 4761, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 61 South Baldwin Avenue in Sierra Madre, California, as the ``Louis Van Iersel Post Office''; H.R. 4777, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 1301 Alabama Avenue in Selma, Alabama as the ``Amelia Boynton Robinson Post Office Building''; and H.R. 4877, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 3130 Grants Lake Boulevard in Sugar Land, Texas, as the ``LCpl Garrett W. Gamble, USMC Post Office Building'', 9 a.m., 2154 Rayburn.

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April 14, Subcommittee on National Security, hearing entitled ``Connecting Veterans with PTSD with Service Dogs'', 2 p.m., 2154 Rayburn.

April 15, Subcommittee on Government Operations, hearing entitled ``The Taxpayer Advocate Annual Report to Congress'', 9 a.m., 2154 Rayburn.

Committee on Rules, April 14, Subcommittee on Rules and Organization of the House, hearing on proposed reforms to Rule XXI and the modern authorization and appropriations process, 3 p.m., H–313 Capitol.

Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, April 14, Subcommittee on Research and Technology, hearing entitled ``Can the IRS Protect Taxpayers' Personal Information?'', 10 a.m., 2318 Rayburn.

Committee on Small Business, April 13, Subcommittee on Economic Growth, Tax and Capital Access, hearing entitled ``Keep It Simple: Small Business Tax Simplification and Reform, Main Street Speaks'', 11 a.m., 2360 Rayburn.

April 13, Full Committee, hearing entitled ``Keep It Simple: Small Business Tax Simplification and Reform, the Commissioner Responds'', 2:30 p.m., 2360 Rayburn.

April 14, Full Committee, hearing entitled ``Regulation: The Hidden Small Business Tax'', 10 a.m., 2360 Rayburn.

Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, April 14, Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation, hearing entitled ``Maritime Transportation Safety and Stewardship Programs'', 10 a.m., 2253 Rayburn.

April 14, Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings, and Emergency Management, hearing entitled ``Blackout! Are We Prepared to Manage the Aftermath of a Cyber-Attack or Other Failure of the Electrical Grid?'', 10 a.m., 2167 Rayburn.

Committee on Veterans' Affairs, April 13, Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs, hearing on H.R. 3936, the ``VET Act''; H.R. 4087, the ``Fair Treatment for Families of Veterans Act''; H.R. 4757, to amend title 38, United States Code, to expand the eligibility for headstones, markers, and medallions furnished by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs for deceased individuals who were awarded the Medal of Honor and are buried in private cemeteries; H.R. 4758, to amend title 38, United States Code, to authorize the award of the Presidential Memorial Certificate to certain deceased members of the reserve components of the Armed Forces and certain deceased members of the Reserve Officers' Training Corps; H.R. 4759, to amend title 38, United States Code, to authorize the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to pay costs relating to the transportation of certain deceased veterans to veterans' cemeteries owned by a State or tribal organization; H.R. 4782, the ``Veterans' Compensation Cost-of-Living Adjustment Act of 2016''; H.R. 3715, the ``Final Farewell Act of 2015''; a draft of the ``Medal of Honor Legacy Act''; a draft of the ``Love Lives On Act of 2016''; a draft bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to improve the consideration of evidence by Board of Veterans' Appeals; and a draft bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to pay special compensation to certain veterans with the loss or loss of use of creative organs, 10 a.m., 334 Cannon.

April 14, Subcommittee on Health; and Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, joint hearing entitled ``Evaluating VA IT: Scheduling Modernization and Choice Consolidation'', 10 a.m., 334 Cannon.

April 14, Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity, hearing on H.R. 748, the ``GI Bill STEM Extension Act of 2015''; H.R. 2551, the ``Veterans' Entry to Apprenticeship Act''; H.R. 3286, the ``HIRE Vets Act''; H.R. 3419, the ``Support for Student Veterans with Families Act''; H.R. 4138, to authorize the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to recoup relocation expenses paid to or on behalf of employees of the Department of Veterans Affairs; a draft bill to make certain improvements in the laws administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs relating to educational assistance, and for other purposes; a draft of the ``Veterans Success on Campus Act of 2016''; a draft of the ``GI Bill Oversight Act of 2016''; and a draft bill to direct the Secretary of Labor to carry out a research program to evaluate the effectiveness of Transition Assistance Program in addressing needs of certain minority veterans, 2 p.m., 334 Cannon.

Committee on Ways and Means, April 13, Full Committee, markup on H.R. 3724, the ``Ensuring Integrity in the IRS Workforce Act of 2015''; H.R. 4890, to impose a ban on the payment of bonuses to employees of the Internal Revenue Service until the Secretary of the Treasury develops and implements a comprehensive customer service strategy; H.R. 4885, the ``IRS Oversight While Eliminating Spending (OWES) Act of 2016; H.R. 1206, the ``No Hires for the Delinquent IRS Act'', 10 a.m., 1100 Longworth.

April 13, Subcommittee on Tax Policy, hearing on Member proposals relating to fundamental reform of the income tax system, 3:30 p.m., 1100 Longworth.

April 14, Full Committee, hearing entitled ``The Tax Treatment of Health Care'', 10 a.m., 1100 Longworth.

April 14, Subcommittee on Trade, organizational meeting; and hearing entitled ``Miscellaneous Tariff Bill: Helping U.S. Manufacturers through Tax Cuts'', 2 p.m., 1100 Longworth.

Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, April 13, Subcommittee on Department of Defense Intelligence and Overhead Architecture, hearing entitled ``Ongoing Intelligence Activities'', 4:30 p.m., HVC–304. This hearing will be closed.

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April 14, Full Committee, hearing, 9 a.m., HVC–304. This hearing will be closed.

Joint Meetings

Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies--2016: April 13, organizational business meeting to consider an original resolution authorizing expenditures for committee operations and committee's rules and procedure for the 114th Congress, 2:15 p.m., S–219, Capitol.

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Next Meeting of the
SENATE

10 a.m., Tuesday, April 12

Senate Chamber

Program for Tuesday: After the transaction of any morning business (not to extend beyond one hour), Senate will continue consideration of H.R. 636, America's Small Business Tax Relief Act (the legislative vehicle for the Federal Aviation Administration Reauthorization Act).

Next Meeting of the
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

2 p.m., Tuesday, April 12

House Chamber

Program for Tuesday: Consideration of the following measures under suspension of the rules: (1) S. 2512--Adding Zika Virus to the FDA Priority Review Voucher Program Act, (2) H.R. 2947--Financial Institution Bankruptcy Act of 2016, (3) H.R. 4676--Preventing Crimes Against Veterans Act of 2016, and (4) H.R. 1567--Global Food Security Act of 2016.

Extensions of Remarks, as inserted in this issue








HOUSE


Bass, Karen, Calif., E391

Blumenauer, Earl, Ore., E390

Brady, Kevin, Tex., E393

Comstock, Barbara, Va., E385, E389, E395

DeLauro, Rosa L., Conn., E386, E394

DelBene, Suzan K., Wash., E387

Dent, Charles W., Pa., E392

Deutch, Theodore E., Fla., E385, E390, E395

Ellison, Keith, Minn., E388

Engel, Eliot L., N.Y., E386, E388, E390, E393

Fitzpatrick, Michael G., Pa., E385, E386, E395

Gibson, Christopher P., N.Y., E393

Hice, Jody B., Ga., E392

Jackson Lee, Sheila, Tex., E385, E387, E389, E391, E392, E394, E396

Lee, Barbara, Calif., E386, E391, E393

Murphy, Patrick, Fla., E389

Norton, Eleanor Holmes, The District of Columbia, E387, E390, E395

Perlmutter, Ed, Colo., E393

Schiff, Adam B., Calif., E388

Van Hollen, Chris, Md., E394

Young, David, Iowa, E385, E386, E387, E388, E389, E391, E392, E393, E395, E397

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