Daily Digest

Friday, February 24, 2017

Daily Digest


Chamber Action

The Senate was not in session and stands adjourned until 12 noon, on Monday, February 27, 2017.

Committee Meetings

No committee meetings were held.

House of Representatives

Chamber Action

Public Bills and Resolutions Introduced:
5 public bills, H.R. 1214–1218, were introduced.

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Additional Cosponsors:

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Reports Filed:
Reports were filed today as follows:

H.R. 720, to amend Rule 11 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure to improve attorney accountability, and for other purposes (H. Rept. 115–16);

H.R. 725, to amend title 28, United States Code, to prevent fraudulent joinder (H. Rept. 115–17); and

H.R. 906, to amend title 11 of the United States Code to require the public disclosure by trusts established under section 524(g) of such title, of quarterly reports that contain detailed information regarding the receipt and disposition of claims for injuries based on exposure to asbestos, and for other purposes (H. Rept. 115–18).

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Read a letter from the Speaker wherein he appointed Representative Messer to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.

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Guest Chaplain:
The prayer was offered by the Guest Chaplain, Rev. David Godleski, Jesuit Conference, Washington, DC.

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Congressional Advisers on Trade Policy and Negotiations--Appointment:
The Chair announced the Speaker's appointment of the following Members on the part of the House as Congressional Advisers on Trade Policy and Negotiations: Representatives Brady (TX), Reichert, and Nunes.

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United States Semiquincentennial Commission--Appointment:
The Chair announced the Speaker's appointment of the following Members on the part of the House to the United States Semiquincentennial Commission: Representatives Meehan and Aderholt; and from private life: Mr. Jim Koch of Newton, Massachusetts, Mr. Val Crofts of Milton, Wisconsin, Dr. Wilfred McClay of Norman, Oklahoma, and Mrs. Lynn Young of Rockdale, Texas.

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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.

The House met at 9:30 a.m. and adjourned at 9:33 a.m.

Committee Meetings

No hearings were held.

Joint Meetings

No joint committee meetings were held.


FEBRUARY 27, 2017

(Committee meetings are open unless otherwise indicated)


No meetings/hearings scheduled.


Committee on Rules,
Full Committee, hearing on H.R. 998, the ``SCRUB Act''; H.J. Res. 83, disapproving the rule submitted by the Department of Labor relating to ``Clarification of Employer's Continuing Obligation to Make and Maintain an Accurate Record of Each Recordable Injury and Illness'', 5 p.m., H–313 Capitol.


Committee on Veterans' Affairs,
Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, hearing entitled ``Assessing VA's Risks for Drug Diversion'', 3:30 p.m., 334 Cannon.


Next Meeting of the

12 noon, Monday, February 27

Senate Chamber

Program for Monday:
Senate will resume consideration of the nomination of Wilbur L. Ross, Jr., of Florida, to be Secretary of Commerce, post-cloture.

At 3 p.m., Senator Sasse will be recognized to deliver Washington's Farewell Address.

At 7 p.m., Senate will vote on confirmation of the nomination of Wilbur L. Ross, Jr., of Florida, to be Secretary of Commerce. Following disposition of the nomination of Wilbur L. Ross, Jr., Senate will vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the nomination of Ryan Zinke, of Montana, to be Secretary of the Interior.

Next Meeting of the

12 noon, Monday, February 27

House Chamber

Program for Monday:
To be announced.

Extensions of Remarks, as inserted in this issue


Black, Diane, Tenn., E227

Comstock, Barbara, Va., E227, E229

Norton, Eleanor Holmes, The District of Columbia, E228

Rosen, Jacky, Nev., E228