Daily Digest

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Daily Digest

Senate

Chamber ActionS

Routine Proceedings, pages S6091–S6164

Measures Introduced: Eleven bills and three resolutions were introduced, as follows: S. 3395–3405, and S. Res. 580–582.
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Measures Reported:

S. 2966, to update the financial disclosure requirements for judges of the District of Columbia courts, and to make other improvements to the District of Columbia courts, with amendments. (S. Rept. No. 114–359)

S. 2968, to reauthorize the Office of Special Counsel, with amendments. (S. Rept. No. 114–360)

S. 2975, to provide agencies with discretion in securing information technology and information systems, with amendments. (S. Rept. No. 114–361)

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. Rept. No. 114–362)

S. 2959, to amend the White Mountain Apache Tribe Water Rights Quantification Act of 2010 to clarify the use of amounts in the WMAT Settlement Fund, with amendments. (S. Rept. No. 114–363)

S. 2607, to ensure appropriate spectrum planning and interagency coordination to support the Internet of Things, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. (S. Rept. No. 114–364)

S. 3183, to prohibit the circumvention of control measures used by Internet ticket sellers to ensure equitable consumer access to tickets for any given event, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute.
Pages S6137–38

Measures Considered:

Legislative Branch Appropriations Act--Agreement: Senate continued consideration of H.R. 5325, making appropriations for the Legislative Branch for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2017, taking action on the following amendments and motions proposed thereto:
Pages S6092–97, S6108–26

Pending:

McConnell (for Cochran) Amendment No. 5082, in the nature of a substitute.
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McConnell Amendment No. 5083 (to Amendment No. 5082), to change the enactment date.
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McConnell Amendment No. 5084 (to Amendment No. 5083), of a perfecting nature.
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McConnell Amendment No. 5085 (to the language proposed to be stricken by Amendment No. 5082), to change the enactment date.
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McConnell Amendment No. 5086 (to Amendment No. 5085), of a perfecting nature.
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McConnell motion to commit the bill to the Committee on Appropriations, with instructions, McConnell Amendment No. 5087, to change the enactment date.
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McConnell Amendment No. 5088 (to (the instructions) Amendment No. 5087), of a perfecting nature.
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McConnell Amendment No. 5089 (to Amendment No. 5088), of a perfecting nature.
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During consideration of this measure today, Senate also took the following action:

By 45 yeas to 55 nays (Vote No. 146), three-fifths of those Senators duly chosen and sworn, not having voted in the affirmative, Senate rejected the motion to close further debate on McConnell (for Cochran) Amendment No. 5082 (listed above).
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Senator McConnell entered a motion to reconsider the vote by which cloture was not invoked on McConnell (for Cochran) Amendment No. 5082.
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By 40 yeas to 59 nays (Vote No. 147), three-fifths of those Senators duly chosen and sworn, not having voted in the affirmative, Senate rejected the motion to close further debate on the bill.
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Senator McConnell entered a motion to reconsider the vote by which cloture was not invoked on the bill.
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A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing for further consideration of the bill at approximately 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, September 28, 2016, until 10 a.m.; and that at 10 a.m., Senate resume consideration of the veto message on S. 2040, to deter terrorism, provide justice for victims, as under the previous order of Monday, September 26, 2016.
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Appointments:

National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality and Integrity: The Chair, on behalf of the President pro tempore, pursuant to Public Law 110–315, announced the re-appointment of the following individual to be a member of the National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality and Integrity: Dr. Paul LeBlanc of New Hampshire.
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Nominations Received: Senate received the following nominations:

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Julie Rebecca Breslow, of the District of Columbia, to be an Associate Judge of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia for the term of fifteen years.

Deborah J. Israel, of the District of Columbia, to be an Associate Judge of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia for the term of fifteen years.

Carmen Guerricagoitia McLean, of the District of Columbia, to be an Associate Judge of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia for the term of fifteen years.

1 Navy nomination in the rank of admiral.
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Messages from the House:
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Measures Referred:
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Measures Placed on the Calendar:
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Executive Reports of Committees:
Pages S6138–39


Additional Cosponsors:
Pages S6139–41


Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:
Pages S6141–44


Additional Statements:
Pages S6135–37


Amendments Submitted:
Pages S6144–61


Authorities for Committees to Meet:
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Record Votes: Two record votes were taken today. (Total--147)
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Adjournment: Senate convened at 10 a.m. and adjourned at 6:44 p.m., until 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, September 28, 2016. (For Senate's program, see the remarks of the Acting Majority Leader in today's Record on page S162.)

Committee Meetings

(Committees not listed did not meet)

FTC OVERSIGHT

Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation: Committee concluded an oversight hearing to examine the Federal Trade Commission, after receiving testimony from Edith Ramirez, Chairwoman, and Maureen K. Ohlhausen, and Terrell McSweeny, both a Commissioner, all of the Federal Trade Commission.

BUSINESS MEETING

Committee on Foreign Relations: Committee ordered favorably reported the nominations of Christopher Coons, of Delaware, and Ronald H. Johnson, of Wisconsin, both to be a Representative of the United States of America to the Seventy-first Session of the General Assembly of the United Nations, and Sung Y. Kim, of California, to be Ambassador to the Republic of the Philippines, Rena Bitter, of Texas, to be Ambassador to the Lao People's Democratic Republic, W. Stuart Symington, of Missouri, to be Ambassador to the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Andrew Robert Young, of California, to be Ambassador to Burkina Faso, Joseph R. Donovan, Jr., of Virginia, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Indonesia, and a routine list in the Foreign Service, all of the Department of State.

FIFTEEN YEARS AFTER 9/11

Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs: Committee concluded a hearing to examine fifteen years after 9/11, focusing on threats to the homeland, after receiving testimony from Jeh Charles Johnson, Secretary of Homeland Security; James B. Comey, Director, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Department of Justice; and Nicholas J. Rasmussen, Director, National Counterterrorism Center.

INTELLIGENCE

Select Committee on Intelligence: Committee concluded a hearing to examine certain intelligence matters, after receiving testimony from Robert Cardillo, Director, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, Department of Defense.

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House of Representatives

Chamber Action


Public Bills and Resolutions Introduced: 21 public bills, H.R. 6174–6194; and 3 resolutions, H. Con. Res. 163–164; and H. Res. 896 were introduced.
Pages H5999–H6000


Additional Cosponsors:
Pages H6001–02


Reports Filed: Reports were filed today as follows:

Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. Recommending that the House of Representatives find Bryan Pagliano in Contempt of Congress for Refusal to Comply with a Subpoena Duly Issued by the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform (H. Rept. 114–792);

H.R. 3608, to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to exempt amounts paid for aircraft management services from the excise taxes imposed on transportation by air, with an amendment (H. Rept. 114–793); and

H. Res. 897, providing for further consideration of the bill (H.R. 5303) to provide for improvements to the rivers and harbors of the United States, to provide for the conservation and development of water and related resources, and for other purposes; providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 6094) to provide for a 6-month delay in the effective date of a rule of the Department of Labor relating to income thresholds for determining overtime pay for executive, administrative, professional, outside sales, and computer employees; and providing for proceedings during the period from September 29, 2016, through November 11, 2016 (H. Rept. 114–794).
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Speaker: Read a letter from the Speaker wherein he appointed Representative Byrne to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
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Recess: The House recessed at 10:28 a.m. and reconvened at 12 noon.
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Guest Chaplain: The prayer was offered by the Guest Chaplain, Reverend Greg Young, Brown Deer United Church of Christ, Brown Deer, WI.
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Federal Communications Commission Consolidated Reporting Act: The House agreed to take from the Speaker's table and pass S. 253, as amended by Representative Walden, to amend the Communications Act of 1934 to consolidate the reporting obligations of the Federal Communications Commission in order to improve congressional oversight and reduce reporting burdens.
Pages H5938–45

Agreed to amend the title so as to read: ``To amend the Communications Act of 1934 to provide for greater transparency and efficiency in the procedures followed by the Federal Communications Commission, to consolidate certain reporting obligations of the Commission, and to update certain other provisions of such Act, and for other purposes.''.
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Advancing Hope Act: he House agreed to discharge from committee and pass S. 1878, to extend the pediatric priority review voucher program.
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Federal Aviation Administration Veteran Transition Improvement Act of 2016: The House agreed to take from the Speaker's table and pass S. 2683, to include disabled veteran leave in the personnel management system of the Federal Aviation Administration.
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Veterans Day Moment of Silence Act: The House agreed to discharge from committee and pass S. 1004, to amend title 36, United States Code, to encourage the nationwide observance of two minutes of silence each Veterans Day.
Pages H5946–47


Expressing profound concern about the ongoing political, economic, social and humanitarian crisis in Venezuela, urging the release of political prisoners, and calling for respect of constitutional and democratic processes: The House agreed to discharge from committee and agree to H. Res. 851, as amended by Representative Ros-Lehtinen, expressing profound concern about the ongoing political, economic, social and humanitarian crisis in Venezuela, urging the release of political prisoners, and calling for respect of constitutional and democratic processes.
Pages H5947–49


Suspensions: The House agreed to suspend the rules and pass the following measures:
Treatment of Certain Payments in Eugenics Compensation Act: S. 1698, to exclude payments from State eugenics compensation programs from consideration in determining eligibility for, or the amount of, Federal public benefits;
Pages H5949–50


Bottles and Breastfeeding Equipment Screening Act: H.R. 5065, amended, to direct the Secretary of Homeland Security to notify air carriers and security screening personnel of the Transportation Security Administration of such Administration's guidelines regarding permitting baby formula, breast milk, and juice on airplanes; and
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Agreed to amend the title so as to read: ``To direct the Administrator of the Transportation Security Administration to notify air carriers and security screening personnel of the Transportation Security Administration of such Administration's guidelines regarding permitting baby formula, breast milk, purified deionized water, and juice on airplanes, and for other purposes.''.
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Gains in Global Nuclear Detection Architecture Act: H.R. 5391, amended, to amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to enhance certain duties of the Domestic Nuclear Detection Office.
Pages H5952–54


Consumer Operated and Oriented Plan Act of 2016: The House passed H.R. 954, to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to exempt from the individual mandate certain individuals who had coverage under a terminated qualified health plan funded through the Consumer Operated and Oriented Plan (CO–OP) program, by a recorded vote of 258 ayes to 165 noes, Roll No. 563.
Pages H5932–36, H5954–61

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Pursuant to the Rule, the amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on Ways and Means now printed in the bill shall be considered as adopted.
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H. Res. 893, the rule providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 954) was agreed to by a yea-and-nay vote of 243 yeas to 177 nays, Roll No. 560, after the previous question was ordered by a yea-and-nay vote of 244 yeas to 176 nays, Roll No. 559.
Pages H5932–36


Water Resources Development Act of 2016: The House began consideration of H.R. 5303, to provide for improvements to the rivers and harbors of the United States, to provide for the conservation and development of water and related resources. Consideration is expected to resume tomorrow, September 28th.
Pages H5924–32, H5936–38, H5961

Pursuant to the Rule, the amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the text of Rules Committee Print 114–65 shall be considered as an original bill for the purpose of amendment under the five-minute rule, in lieu of the amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure now printed in the bill.
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Agreed to:

Shuster amendment (No. 1 printed in H. Rept. 114–790) that makes technical and clarifying revisions to H.R. 5303; includes additional Chief's Reports and Post Authorization Change Reports submitted by the Army Corps of Engineers since May 25, 2016;
Pages H5982–84

Babin amendment (No. 3 printed in H. Rept. 114–790) that defines parameters and sets guidelines for the scope of ``work'' under Sections 408 review processes;
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Babin amendment (No. 4 printed in H. Rept. 114–790) that allows for channels which have been ``assumed for maintenance'' to be considered the same as ``authorized'' projects;
Pages H5985–87

Black amendment (No. 5 printed in H. Rept. 114–790) that directs the Chief of Engineers and Commanding General of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to provide guidance on the types of circumstances under which the state-of-the-art provision of the Dam Safety Assurance authority might apply to dam safety repair projects; for corps of engineers district offices to effectively communicate with sponsors to establish and implement cost sharing agreements during dam safety repair projects; and for the corps of engineers to communicate the estimated and final cost sharing amounts, executing agreements, with all cost sharing sponsors;
Pages H5987–88

Blum amendment (No. 6 printed in H. Rept. 114–790) that expedites the Cedar River project for flood risk management authorized in the Water Resources Development Act of 2014;
Pages H5988–89

Bost amendment (No. 7 printed in H. Rept. 114–790) that authorizes the Corps to consider other potential benefits that may accrue due to rehabilitation of a non-federal levee;
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Dold amendment (No. 9 printed in H. Rept. 114–790) that allows projects funded under section 506(c) of the Water Resources Development Act of 2000 to include compatible recreation features, not to exceed 10 percent of the ecosystem restoration costs of the project;
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Graves (LA) amendment (No. 11 printed in H. Rept. 114–790) that provides criteria for application decisions pursuant to Section 408;
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Graves (LA) amendment (No. 12 printed in H. Rept. 114–790) that expedites certain flood mitigation priority areas;
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Long amendment (No. 13 printed in H. Rept. 114–790) that lifts the Army Corps of Engineer's moratorium on the issuance of dock permits for Table Rock Lake and delays the final rule for revising the Shoreline Management Plan; extends the public comment period and requires a study on the permit fee structure for Table Rock Lake;
Pages H5991–92

Mica amendment (No. 15 printed in H. Rept. 114–790) that allows the Secretary to adjust the Benefit Cost Ratio after any portion of the authorized project is completed by the Army Corps using non-federal funds;
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Mullin amendment (No. 16 printed in H. Rept. 114–790) that transfers to the Department of the Interior land to be held in trust for the benefit of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation, after the Muscogee (Creek) Nation has paid to the Army Corps of Engineers fair market value of the land transferred;
Pages H5992–93

Thornberry amendment (No. 18 printed in H. Rept. 114–790) that prohibits the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers from removing privately owned cabins on privately owned land at Lake Kemp for an additional 5 years;
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Weber (TX) amendment (No. 19 printed in H. Rept. 114–790) that requires the Army Corps of Engineers to take into account existing studies and data developed by the Gulf Coast Community Protection and Recovery District when conducting the Coastal Texas Protection and Restoration Study;
Pages H5993–94

Young (IA) amendment (No. 20 printed in H. Rept. 114–790) that establishes policy for Corps levees that affect community-owned levees;
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Esty amendment (No. 21 printed in H. Rept. 114–790) that directs the Secretary to submit a report within one year of enactment on implementation of corrosion prevention activities under section 1033 of the Water Resources Reform and Development Act of 2014;
Pages H5994–95

Esty amendment (No. 22 printed in H. Rept. 114–790) that amends section 4009(a) of the Water Resources Reform and Development Act of 2014 to direct the Secretary to conduct a comprehensive assessment and management plan to restore aquatic ecosystems within the coastal waters of the Northeastern United States from the State of Virginia to the State of Maine, including associated bays, estuaries, and critical riverine areas;
Pages H5995–96

Frankel (FL) amendment (No. 23 printed in H. Rept. 114–790) that provides local communities the option to seek foreign sand sources for shore protection projects;
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Al Green (TX) amendment (No. 24 printed in H. Rept. 114–790) that allows the Secretary to give priority to flood control projects where (1) such project is already authorized and an executed partnership agreement exists; and (2) the project is in an area where loss of life has occurred due to a flooding event; and
Pages H5996–97

Herrera Beutler amendment (No. 25 printed in H. Rept. 114–790) that expands availability of funds for Watercraft Inspection Stations in northwest states; clarifies that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers can fund existing watercraft inspection stations.
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Withdrawn:

Lawrence amendment (No. 2 printed in H. Rept. 114–790) that was offered and subsequently withdrawn that would have included gross negligence as an additional reason for obtaining funding following an emergency at a water resources development project.
Pages H5984–85

Proceedings Postponed:

Graves (LA) amendment (No. 10 printed in H. Rept. 114–790) that seeks to allow the non-federal interest to execute a project or project component when they determine that it can be done at lower cost and/or faster time; directs 20% of money saved back to treasury, and the rest to other corps projects.
Pages H5989–90

H. Res. 892, the rule providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 5303) was agreed to by a recorded vote of 241 ayes to 180 noes, Roll No. 562, after the previous question was ordered by a yea-and-nay vote of 243 yeas to 178 nays, Roll No. 561.
Pages H5936–38


Social Security Advisory Board--Appointment: The Chair announced the Speaker's appointment of the following individual on the part of the House to the Social Security Advisory Board for a term of six years, effective October 9, 2016: Ms. Kim Hildred, Alexandria, VA.
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John C. Stennis Center for Public Service Training and Development--Appointment: The Chair announced the Speaker's appointment of the following individual on the part of the House to the Board of Trustees for the John C. Stennis Center for Public Service Training and Development for a term of six years: Mr. Gregg Harper, Pearl, MS.
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Recess: The House recessed at 7:32 p.m. and reconvened at 11:40 p.m.
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Senate Message: Message received from the Senate by the Clerk and subsequently presented to the House today appears on page H5924.

Senate Referral: S. 1886 was referred to the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology and the Committee on Natural Resources.
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Quorum Calls--Votes: Three yea-and-nay votes and two recorded votes developed during the proceedings of today and appear on pages H5935–36, H5936, H5936–37, H5937–38, H5960–61. There were no quorum calls.

Adjournment: The House met at 10 a.m. and adjourned at 11:41 p.m.

Committee Meetings

NATIONAL SECURITY SPACE: 21ST CENTURY CHALLENGES, 20TH CENTURY ORGANIZATION

Committee on Armed Services: Subcommittee on Strategic Forces held a hearing entitled ``National Security Space: 21st Century Challenges, 20th Century Organization''. Testimony was heard from public witnesses.

BIORESEARCH LABS AND INACTIVATION OF DANGEROUS PATHOGENS

Committee on Energy and Commerce: Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations held a hearing entitled ``Bioresearch Labs and Inactivation of Dangerous Pathogens''. Testimony was heard from Mark Davidson, Associate Deputy Administrator, Veterinary Services, Department of Agriculture; Major General Barbara R. Holcomb, Commanding General, U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command and Fort Detrick, Maryland, Deputy for Medical Systems to the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics, and Technology, and Chief, U.S. Army Nurse Corps, Department of the Army; Steve Monroe, Associate Director for Laboratory Science and Safety, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Timothy M. Persons, Chief Scientist, Government Accountability Office; Jeff Potts, BioRisk Manager, National Institutes of Health; and Daniel Sosin, Deputy Director and Chief Medical Officer, Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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EXAMINING LEGISLATIVE PROPOSALS TO ADDRESS CONSUMER ACCESS TO MAINSTREAM BANKING SERVICES

Committee on Financial Services: Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit held a hearing entitled ``Examining Legislative Proposals to Address Consumer Access to Mainstream Banking Services''. Testimony was heard from public witnesses.

THE FINANCIAL STABILITY BOARD'S IMPLICATIONS FOR U.S. GROWTH AND COMPETITIVENESS

Committee on Financial Services: Subcommittee on Monetary Policy and Trade held a hearing entitled ``The Financial Stability Board's Implications for U.S. Growth and Competitiveness''. Testimony was heard from public witnesses.

MISCELLANEOUS MEASURE; LIBYA'S TERRORIST DESCENT: CAUSES AND SOLUTIONS

Committee on Foreign Affairs: Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation, and Trade held a markup on H.R. 3693, the ``IRGC Terrorist Sanctions Act of 2015''; and a hearing entitled ``Libya's Terrorist Descent: Causes and Solutions''. H.R. 3693 was forwarded to the full committee, as amended. Testimony was heard from public witnesses.

THE U.S.-REPUBLIC OF KOREA–JAPAN TRILATERAL RELATIONSHIP: PROMOTING MUTUAL INTERESTS IN ASIA

Committee on Foreign Affairs: Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific held a hearing entitled ``The U.S.-Republic of Korea-Japan Trilateral Relationship: Promoting Mutual Interests in Asia''. Testimony was heard from Daniel R. Russel, Assistant Secretary, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs, Department of State.

NEW ORLEANS: HOW THE CRESCENT CITY BECAME A SANCTUARY CITY

Committee on the Judiciary: Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security held a hearing entitled ``New Orleans: How the Crescent City Became a Sanctuary City''. Testimony was heard from Jeff Landry, Attorney General, Louisiana Department of Justice; Vanita Gupta, Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General, Department of Justice; Michael Horowitz, Inspector General, Department of Justice; and Zach Butterworth, Executive Counsel and Director of Federal Affairs, Office of Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu, City of New Orleans.

REGULATORY RELIEF FOR SMALL BUSINESSES, SCHOOLS, AND NONPROFITS ACT; WATER RESOURCES DEVELOPMENT ACT OF 2016

Committee on Rules: Full Committee held a hearing on 6094, the ``Regulatory Relief for Small Businesses, Schools, and Nonprofits Act''; and H.R. 5303, the ``Water Resources Development Act of 2016'' (second meeting). The committee granted, by voice vote, a structured rule for further consideration of H.R. 5303. The rule provides no further general debate. 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, the rule grants a closed rule for H.R. 6094. The rule provides one hour of debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Education and the Workforce. 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. In section 3, the rule provides that on any legislative day during the period from September 29, 2016, through November 11, 2016: the Journal of the proceedings of the previous day shall be considered as approved; and the Chair may at any time declare the House adjourned to meet at a date and time to be announced by the Chair in declaring the adjournment. In section 4, the rule provides that the Speaker may appoint Members to perform the duties of the Chair for the duration of the period addressed by section 3. In section 5, the rule provides that each day during the period addressed by section 3 of the resolution shall not constitute calendar days for the purposes of section 7 of the War Powers Resolution (50 U.S.C. 1546). In section 6, the rule provides that each day during the period addressed by section 3 of the resolution shall not constitute a legislative day for purposes of clause 7 of rule XIII (resolutions of inquiry). In section 7, the rule provides that for each day during the period addressed by section 3 shall not constitute a calendar or legislative day for purposes of clause 7(c)(1) of rule XXII (motions to instruct conferees). Testimony was heard from Chairman Kline, and Representatives Scott of Virginia, Walberg, and Takano.

ARE WE LOSING THE SPACE RACE TO CHINA?

Committee on Science, Space, and Technology: Subcommittee on Space held a hearing entitled ``Are We Losing the Space Race to China?''. Testimony was heard from Dennis C. Shea, Chairman, U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission; and public witnesses.

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OPPORTUNITY RISING: THE FAA'S NEW REGULATORY FRAMEWORK FOR COMMERCIAL DRONE OPERATIONS

Committee on Small Business: Subcommittee on Investigations, Oversight and Regulations held a hearing entitled ``Opportunity Rising: The FAA's New Regulatory Framework for Commercial Drone Operations''. Testimony was heard from public witnesses.

INVESTIGATING HOW VA IMPROPERLY PAID MILLIONS TO INCARCERATED VETERANS

Committee on Veterans' Affairs: Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs held a hearing entitled ``Investigating How VA Improperly Paid Millions to Incarcerated Veterans''. Testimony was heard from Michael J. Missal, Inspector General, Office of Inspector General, Department of Veterans Affairs.

EFFECTIVE ENFORCEMENT OF U.S. TRADE LAWS

Committee on Ways and Means: Subcommittee on Trade held a hearing entitled ``Effective Enforcement of U.S. Trade Laws''. Testimony was heard from R. Gil Kerlikowske, Commissioner, Customs and Border Protection.

Joint Meetings

No joint committee meetings were held.

COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR WEDNESDAY,

SEPTEMBER 28, 2016

(Committee meetings are open unless otherwise indicated)

Senate

Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry: business meeting to consider the nominations of Christopher James Brummer, of the District of Columbia, and Brian D. Quintenz, of the District of Columbia, both to be a Commissioner of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Time to be announced, S–216, Capitol.

Committee on Foreign Relations: Subcommittee on East Asia, the Pacific, and International Cybersecurity Policy, to hold hearings to examine the persistent threat of North Korea and developing an effective United States response, 10 a.m., SD–419.

Committee on Judiciary: Subcommittee on Immigration and the National Interest, to hold an oversight hearing to examine the Administration's fiscal year 2017 refugee resettlement program, 10 a.m., SD–226.

House

Committee on Armed Services, Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities, hearing entitled ``Department of Defense Laboratories: Innovation through Science and Engineering in Support of Military Operations'', 2 p.m., 2212 Rayburn.

Committee on Financial Services, Full Committee, hearing entitled ``Semi-Annual Testimony on the Federal Reserve's Supervision and Regulation of the Financial System'', 10 a.m., 2128 Rayburn.

Subcommittee on Housing and Insurance, hearing entitled ``The Impact of US–EU Dialogues on U.S. Insurance Markets'', 2 p.m., 2128 Rayburn.

Committee on the Judiciary, Full Committee, hearing entitled ``Oversight of the Federal Bureau of Investigation'', 9 a.m., 2154 Rayburn.

Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, Subcommittee on Information Technology, hearing entitled ``Cybersecurity: Ensuring the Integrity of the Ballot Box'', 2 p.m., 2154 Rayburn.

Committee on Rules, Full Committee, hearing on a Resolution Recommending that the House of Representatives find Bryan Pagliano in Contempt of Congress for Refusal to Comply with a Subpoena Duly Issued by the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, 3 p.m., H–313 Capitol.

Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings, and Emergency Management, hearing entitled ``Department of Veterans Affairs Leases: Is the VA Over-Paying for Leased Medical Facilities?'', 10:30 a.m., 2253 Rayburn.

Committee on Ways and Means, Subcommittee on Oversight, hearing on health care fraud investigations, 10 a.m., 1100 Longworth.

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Next Meeting of the
SENATE

9:30 a.m., Wednesday, September 28

Senate Chamber

Program for Wednesday: Senate will continue consideration of H.R. 5325, Legislative Branch Appropriations Act.

At 10 a.m., Senate will resume consideration of the veto message on S. 2040, Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act, and vote on passage of the bill, the objections of the President to the contrary notwithstanding, at approximately 12 noon.

Next Meeting of the
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

10 a.m., Wednesday, September 28

House Chamber

Program for Wednesday: Continue consideration of H.R. 5303--Water Resources Development Act of 2016 (Subject to a Rule).

Extensions of Remarks, as inserted in this issue







HOUSE


Allen, Rick W., Ga., E1370

Bass, Karen, Calif., E1372

Becerra, Xavier, Calif., E1372

Bonamici, Suzanne, Ore., E1371

Brooks, Susan W., Ind., E1375

Byrne, Bradley, Ala., E1370

Carter, Earl L. ``Buddy'', Ga., E1367, E1370, E1372

Cartwright, Matt, Pa., E1372, E1374

Coffman, Mike, Colo., E1372

Cooper, Jim, Tenn., E1373

Crowley, Joseph, N.Y., E1376

DeSaulnier, Mark, Calif., E1372, E1374

Duckworth, Tammy, Ill., E1377

Duffy, Sean, P., Wisc., E1372

Ellison, Keith, Minn., E1371

Garamendi, John, Calif., E1367

Grayson, Alan, Fla., E1373

Griffith, H. Morgan, Va., E1376

Gutiérrez, Luis V., Ill., E1372

Hurt, Robert, Va., E1372

Johnson, Eddie Bernice, Tex., E1380

Jolly, David W., Fla., E1375

Kaptur, Marcy, Ohio, E1380

Kelly, Trent, Miss., E1376

Kind, Ron, Wisc., E1371

MacArthur, Thomas, N.J., E1373

Maloney, Sean Patrick, N.Y., E1370

Matsui, Doris O., Calif., E1374

McClintock, Tom, Calif., E1376, E1379

McGovern, James P., Mass., E1374

Meehan, Patrick, Pa., E1371

Mica, John L., Fla., E1374

Olson, Pete, Tex., E1379, E1380, E1381

Poe, Ted, Tex., E1379

Renacci, James B., Ohio, E1370

Roe, David P., Tenn., E1376

Roybal-Allard, Lucille, Calif., E1377

Schakowsky, Janice D., Ill., E1373

Tonko, Paul, N.Y., E1376

Velázquez, Nydia M., N.Y., E1373

Young, David, Iowa, E1377, E1378, E1379, E1379, E1379, E1380, E1380, E1381, E1381, E1381

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