Daily Digest

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Daily Digest

Senate

Chamber Action

Routine Proceedings, pages S2687–S2733

Measures Introduced: Twenty-four bills and four resolutions were introduced, as follows: S. 1013–1036, and S. Res. 150–153.
Pages S2720–21

Measures Reported:

S. 35, to transfer administrative jurisdiction over certain Bureau of Land Management land from the Secretary of the Interior to the Secretary of Veterans Affairs for inclusion in the Black Hills National Cemetery, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. (S. Rept. No. 115–35)

S. 99, to require the Secretary of the Interior to study the suitability and feasibility of designating the President James K. Polk Home in Columbia, Tennessee, as a unit of the National Park System. (S. Rept. No. 115–36)

S. 189, to modify the boundary of the Fort Scott National Historic Site in the State of Kansas, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. (S. Rept. No. 115–37)

S. 287, to update the map of, and modify the maximum acreage available for inclusion in, the Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument. (S. Rept. No. 115–38)

S. 331, to remove the use restrictions on certain land transferred to Rockingham County, Virginia. (S. Rept. No. 115–39)

S. 432, to designate the Cerro del Yuta and Rio San Antonio Wilderness Areas in the State of New Mexico. (S. Rept. No. 115–40)

S. 466, to clarify the description of certain Federal land under the Northern Arizona Land Exchange and Verde River Basin Partnership Act of 2005 to include additional land in the Kaibab National Forest. (S. Rept. No. 115–41)

S. 501, to amend the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act to designate certain segments of East Rosebud Creek in Carbon County, Montana, as components of the Wild and Scenic Rivers System. (S. Rept. No. 115–42)

H.R. 534, to require the Secretary of State to take such actions as may be necessary for the United States to rejoin the Bureau of International Expositions, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute.
Page S2720

Measures Passed:

Rule Relating to States Savings Arrangements for Non-governmental Employees: By 50 yeas to 49 nays (Vote No. 120), Senate passed H.J. Res. 66, disapproving the rule submitted by the Department of Labor relating to savings arrangements established by States for non-governmental employees.
Pages S2692–S2715

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

By 51 yeas to 48 nays (Vote No. 119), Senate agreed to the motion to proceed to consideration of the joint resolution.
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Commending the Northwest Missouri State University Bearcats: Senate agreed to S. Res. 151, commending the Northwest Missouri State University Bearcats on their National Collegiate Athletic Association Division II national championship victories.
Page S2728


National Donate Life Month: Senate agreed to S. Res. 152, expressing support for the designation of April 2017 as ``National Donate Life Month''.
Page S2728


Public Service Recognition Week: Senate agreed to S. Res. 153, expressing the sense of the Senate that, during Public Service Recognition Week, public servants should be commended for their dedication and continued service to the United States.
Page S2728


National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Native Women and Girls: Committee on the Judiciary was discharged from further consideration of S. Res. 60, designating May 5, 2017, as the ``National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Native Women and Girls'', and the resolution was then agreed to.
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House Messages:

Omnibus Appropriations Act--Agreement: Senate began consideration of the amendment of the House to the amendment of the Senate to H.R. 244, to encourage effective, voluntary investments to recruit, employ, and retain men and women who have served in the United States military with annual Federal awards to employers recognizing such efforts, taking action on the following amendments and motions proposed thereto:
Pages S2715–16

Pending:

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McConnell motion to concur in the amendment of the House to the amendment of the Senate to the bill.
Pages S2715–16

McConnell motion to concur in the amendment of the House to the amendment of the Senate to the bill, with McConnell Amendment No. 210 (to the House Amendment to the Senate amendment), to change the enactment date.
Page S2716

McConnell Amendment No. 211 (to Amendment No. 210), of a perfecting nature.
Page S2716

McConnell motion to refer the message of the House on the bill to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions, with instructions, McConnell Amendment No. 212, to change the enactment date.
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McConnell Amendment No. 213 (to (the instructions) Amendment No. 212), of a perfecting nature.
Page S2716

McConnell Amendment No. 214 (to Amendment No. 213), of a perfecting nature.
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A motion was entered to close further debate on the motion to concur in the amendment of the House to the amendment of the Senate to the bill, and, in accordance with the provisions of Rule XXII of the Standing Rules of the Senate, a vote on cloture will occur on Friday, May 5, 2017.
Pages S2715–16

A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing for further consideration of the House amendment to the Senate amendment to the bill, at approximately 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, May 4, 2017.
Page S2728


Wilson Nomination--Agreement: A unanimous-consent-time agreement was reached providing that following Leader remarks, on Monday, May 8, 2017, Senate begin consideration of the nomination of Heather Wilson, of South Dakota, to be Secretary of the Air Force; that there be 4 hours of debate on the nomination, equally divided in the usual form; that following the use or yielding back of time, Senate vote on confirmation of the nomination.
Page S2716


Messages from the House:
Page S2720


Measures Referred:
Page S2720


Additional Cosponsors:
Pages S2721–22


Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:
Pages S2723–27


Additional Statements:
Pages S2719–20


Amendments Submitted:
Page S2727


Authorities for Committees to Meet:
Page S2728


Record Votes: Two record votes were taken today. (Total--120)
Pages S2692, S2715


Adjournment: Senate convened at 9:30 a.m. and adjourned at 6:50 p.m., until 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, May 4, 2017. (For Senate's program, see the remarks of the Majority Leader in today's Record on page S2728.)

Committee Meetings

(Committees not listed did not meet)

DEFENSE INNOVATION AND RESEARCH FUNDING

Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Department of Defense concluded a hearing to examine defense innovation and research funding, after receiving testimony from Robert O. Work, Deputy Secretary, William B. Roper, Jr., Director, Strategic Capabilities Office, and Steven H. Walker, Acting Director, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, all of the Department of Defense.

DOD LABORATORIES

Committee on Armed Services: Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities concluded a hearing to examine Department of Defense laboratories and their contributions to military operations and readiness, after receiving testimony from Melissa L. Flagg, former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Research, Office of the Secretary of Defense; Jeffery P. Holland, former Director, Engineer Research and Development Center, United States Army Corps of Engineers; John A. Montgomery, former Director of Research, Naval Research Laboratory, United States Navy; and Ricky L. Peters, former Executive Director, Air Force Research Laboratory, United States Air Force.

FLEXIBLE PERSONNEL SYSTEM

Committee on Armed Services: Subcommittee on Personnel concluded a hearing to examine building a flexible personnel system (F.A.S.T. Force) for a modern military, after receiving testimony from former Senator James M. Talent, Kathy Roth-Douquet, and Major General Arnold L. Punaro, USMC (Ret.), all of the Bipartisan Policy Center Task Force on Defense Personnel.

ECONOMIC AND PRIVATE SECTOR GROWTH

Committee on the Budget: Committee concluded a hearing to examine the economy and private sector growth, after receiving testimony from Michael R. Strain, American Enterprise Institute, Washington, D.C.; William C. Dunkelberg, National Federation of Independent Business, Wynnewood, Pennsylvania; and Jeffrey Sachs, Columbia University, New York, New York.

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BROADBAND INFRASTRUCTURE

Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation: Committee concluded a hearing to examine investing in America's broadband infrastructure, focusing on exploring ways to reduce barriers to deployment, after receiving testimony from Arizona Representative Jeff Weninger, Chandler; Mayor Gary Resnick, Wilton Manors, Florida; and Patricia Cooper, Space Exploration Technologies Corporation (SpaceX), Larry Downes, Georgetown Center for Business and Public Policy, and Brian M. Hendricks, Nokia Corporation, all of Washington, D.C.

INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECT STREAMLINING AND EFFICIENCY

Committee on Environment and Public Works: Committee concluded a hearing to examine infrastructure project streamlining and efficiency, focusing on achieving faster, better, and cheaper results, after receiving testimony from William T. Panos, Wyoming Department of Transportation Director, Cheyenne; Leah F. Pilconis, The Associated General Contractors of America, Arlington, Virginia; and John D. Porcari, U.S. Advisory Services, Washington, D.C.

PHILANTHROPY, REMITTANCES, AND INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Committee on Foreign Relations: Subcommittee on Multilateral International Development, Multilateral Institutions, and International Economic, Energy, and Environmental Policy concluded a hearing to examine global philanthropy and remittances and international development, after receiving testimony from Una Osili, Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, Indianapolis; and Daniel F. Runde, Center for Strategic and International Studies, Sam Worthington, InterAction, and Semhar Araia, UNICEF USA, all of Washington, D.C.

BUSINESS MEETING

Committee on Foreign Relations: Committee ordered favorably reported H.R. 534, to require the Secretary of State to take such actions as may be necessary for the United States to rejoin the Bureau of International Expositions, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute.

FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION

Committee on the Judiciary: Committee concluded a hearing to examine the Federal Bureau of Investigation, including S. 139, to implement the use of Rapid DNA instruments to inform decisions about pretrial release or detention and their conditions, to solve and prevent violent crimes and other crimes, to exonerate the innocent, to prevent DNA analysis backlogs, after receiving testimony from James B. Comey, Director, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Department of Justice.

House of Representatives

Chamber Action


Public Bills and Resolutions Introduced: 47 public bills, H.R. 2303–2349; and 7 resolutions, H. Con. Res. 53; and H. Res. 307, 309–313 were introduced.
Pages H3321–24


Additional Cosponsors:
Pages H3325–26


Report Filed: A report was filed today as follows:

H. Res. 308, providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 2192) to amend the Public Health Service Act to eliminate the non-application of certain State waiver provisions to Members of Congress and congressional staff, and providing for further consideration of the bill (H.R. 1628) to provide for reconciliation pursuant to title ll of the concurrent resolution on the budget for fiscal year 2017 (H. Rept. 115–109).
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Speaker: Read a letter from the Speaker wherein he appointed Representative Lance to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
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Recess: The House recessed at 10:44 a.m. and reconvened at 12 noon.
Page H3076


Guest Chaplain: The prayer was offered by the Guest Chaplain, Rabbi Richard Boruch, Rabinowitz Aish International, New York, NY.
Page H3076


Journal: The House agreed to the Speaker's approval of the Journal by a recorded vote of 236 ayes to 178 noes, Roll No. 251.
Pages H3076, H3308–09


Suspensions--Proceedings Resumed: The House agreed to suspend the rules and pass the following measures. Consideration began Tuesday, May 2nd.
Disaster Declaration Improvement Act: H.R. 1665, amended, to ensure that Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency considers severe local impact in making a recommendation to the President for a major disaster declaration, by a \2/3\ recorded vote of 425 ayes with none voting ``no'', Roll No. 248; and
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Amending the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act concerning the statute of limitations for actions to recover disaster or emergency assistance payments: H.R. 1678, amended, to amend the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act concerning the statute of limitations for actions to recover disaster or emergency assistance payments, by a \2/3\ recorded vote of 423 ayes with none voting ``no'', Roll No. 250.
Pages H3307–08


Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2017: The House concurred in the Senate amendments numbered 2 and 3 to H.R. 244, to encourage effective, voluntary investments to recruit, employ, and retain men and women who have served in the United States military with annual Federal awards to employers recognizing such efforts, and concurred in the Senate amendment numbered 1 with an amendment consisting of the text of Rules Committee Print 115–16 modified by the amendment printed in H. Rept. 115–108, by a yea-and-nay vote of 309 yeas to 118 nays, Roll No. 249.
Pages H3089–H3307

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H. Res. 305, the rule providing for consideration of the Senate amendments to the bill (H.R. 244) was agreed to by a recorded vote of 240 ayes to 186 noes, Roll No. 247, after the previous question was ordered by a yea-and-nay vote of 231 yeas to 192 nays, Roll No. 246.
Pages H3080–89


Moment of Silence: The House observed a moment of silence in memory of Matthew McClanahan, a pipefitter for the Architect of the Capitol, who died in a tragic accident on the Capitol Grounds on April 18.
Page H3307


Providing for a correction in the enrollment of H.R. 244: The House agreed to H. Con. Res. 53, providing for a correction in the enrollment of H.R. 244.
Pages H3309–10


Meeting Hour: Agreed by unanimous consent that when the House adjourns today, it adjourn to meet at 9 a.m. tomorrow, May 4.
Page H3310


Recess: The House recessed at 6:12 p.m. and reconvened at 10:15 p.m.
Page H3320


Senate Message: Message received from the Senate by the Clerk and subsequently presented to the House today appears on page H3080.

Senate Referral: S. 141 was referred to the Committees on Science, Space, and Technology, Armed Services, Transportation and Infrastructure, Foreign Affairs, and the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence.
Page H3321


Quorum Calls--Votes: Two yea-and-nay votes and four recorded votes developed during the proceedings of today and appear on pages H3087–88, H3088–89, H3089, H3306–07, H3307, H3308–09. There were no quorum calls.

Adjournment: The House met at 10 a.m. and adjourned at 10:16 p.m.

Committee Meetings

MISCELLANEOUS MEASURES

Committee on Agriculture: Full Committee held a markup on H.R. 1177, the ``Removing Outdated Restrictions to Allow for Job Growth Act''; and H.R. 2154, to rename the Red River Valley Agricultural Research Center in Fargo, North Dakota, as the Edward T. Schafer Agricultural Research Center. H.R. 1177 was ordered reported, without amendment. H.R. 2154 was ordered reported, as amended.

2020 CENSUS

Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies held an oversight hearing on the 2020 Census. Testimony was heard from John H. Thompson, Director, Census Bureau; Kevin Smith, Chief Information Officer, Census Bureau; Robert Goldenkoff, Director of Strategic Issues, Government Accountability Office; and David Powner, Director of Information Technology, Government Accountability Office.

PUBLIC WITNESS DAY

Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development, and Related Agencies held a hearing for public witnesses. Testimony was heard from public witnesses.

MEMBERS AND OUTSIDE WITNESS DAY

Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Legislative Branch held a hearing for Members of Congress and outside witnesses. Testimony was heard from Representatives Hultgren and McGovern, and public witnesses.

2018 VETERANS AFFAIRS OVERSIGHT

Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Military Construction, Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies held an oversight hearing on 2018 Veterans Affairs. Testimony was heard from David J. Shulkin, Secretary of Veterans Affairs.

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LITTORAL COMBAT SHIPS AND THE TRANSITION TO FRIGATE CLASS

Committee on Armed Services: Subcommittee on Seapower and Projection Forces held a hearing entitled ``Littoral Combat Ships and the Transition to Frigate Class''. Testimony was heard from Rear Admiral John P. Neagley, U.S. Navy, Program Executive Officer, Littoral Combat Ships; and Rear Admiral Ronald A. Boxall, U.S. Navy, Director, Surface Warfare (N96).

FAILURES OF FISCAL MANAGEMENT: A VIEW FROM THE COMPTROLLER GENERAL

Committee on the Budget: Full Committee held a hearing entitled ``Failures of Fiscal Management: a View from the Comptroller General''. Testimony was heard from Gene L. Dodaro, Comptroller General of the United States, Government Accountability Office.

LEGISLATION ADDRESSING PIPELINE AND HYDROPOWER INFRASTRUCTURE MODERNIZATION

Committee on Energy and Commerce: Subcommittee on Energy held a hearing entitled ``Legislation Addressing Pipeline and Hydropower Infrastructure Modernization''. Testimony was heard from John Katz, Deputy Associate General Counsel, Office of the General Counsel, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission; Terry Turpin, Director, Office of Energy Projects, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission; and public witnesses.

MISCELLANEOUS MEASURE

Committee on Financial Services: Full Committee continued a markup on H.R. 10, the ``Financial CHOICE Act of 2017''.

MISCELLANEOUS MEASURES

Committee on Foreign Affairs: Full Committee held a markup on H.R. 1625, the ``Targeted Rewards for the Global Eradication of Human Trafficking Act''; H.R. 1677, the ``Caesar Syria Civilian Protection Act of 2017''; and H.R. 2200, the ``Frederick Douglass Trafficking Victims Prevention and Protection Reauthorization Act of 2017''. H.R. 1625 was ordered reported, without amendment. H.R. 1677 and H.R. 2200 were ordered reported, as amended.

MISCELLANEOUS MEASURES

Committee on Homeland Security: Full Committee held a markup on H.R. 625, the ``Reporting Efficiently to Proper Officials in Response to Terrorism Act of 2017''; H.R. 1351, the ``Strengthening Oversight of TSA Employee Misconduct Act''; H.R. 2131, the ``Fixing Internal Response to Misconduct Act''; H.R. 2132, the ``Traveler Redress Improvement Act of 2017''; H.R. 2169, the ``Improving Fusion Centers' Access to Information Act''; H.R. 2188, the ``Community Counterterrorism Preparedness Act''; H.R. 2190, the ``Streamlining DHS Overhead Act''; H.R. 2213, the ``Anti-Border Corruption Reauthorization Act of 2017''; H.R. 2283, the ``Department of Homeland Security Morale, Recognition, Learning and Engagement Act of 2017''; and H.R. 2281, the ``Border Enforcement Security Task Force Reauthorization Act of 2017''. H.R. 2188, H.R. 2283, H.R. 2131, H.R. 2190, H.R. 625, H.R. 2169, H.R. 2132, H.R. 2213, H.R. 1351, and H.R. 2281 were ordered reported, as amended.

DENYING TERRORISTS ENTRY TO THE UNITED STATES: EXAMINING VISA SECURITY

Committee on Homeland Security: Task Force on Denying Terrorists Entry into the United States held a hearing entitled ``Denying Terrorists Entry to the United States: Examining Visa Security''. Testimony was heard from Edward Ramotowski, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Office of Visa Services, Department of State; John Wagner, Deputy Executive Assistant Commissioner, Customs and Border Protection, Department of Homeland Security; Michael Dougherty, Acting Assistant Secretary, Border, Immigration, and Trade Policy Office of Policy, Department of Homeland Security; Clark E. Settles, Assistant Director, National Security Investigations Division, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Department of Homeland Security; and Rebecca Gambler, Director, Homeland Security and Justice, Government Accountability Office.

MISCELLANEOUS MEASURES

Committee on the Judiciary: Full Committee held a markup on H.R. 1892, the ``Honoring Hometown Heroes Act''; H.R. 1761, the ``Protecting Against Child Exploitation Act of 2017''; H.R. 1039, the ``Probation Officer Protection Act of 2017''; and H.R. 2266, the ``Bankruptcy Judgeship Act of 2017''. H.R. 1892 and H.R. 1039 were ordered reported, without amendment. H.R. 1761 and H.R. 2266 were ordered reported, as amended.

THE CHALLENGES OF KEEPING HYDROPOWER AFFORDABLE AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR NEW DEVELOPMENT

Committee on Natural Resources: Subcommittee on Water, Power and Oceans held a hearing entitled ``The Challenges of Keeping Hydropower Affordable and Opportunities for New Development''. Testimony was heard from David Montagne, Executive Vice President, General Manager, Sabine River Authority of Texas; and public witnesses.

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REVIEWING THE FAFSA DATA BREACH

Committee on Oversight and Government Reform: Full Committee held a hearing entitled ``Reviewing the FAFSA Data Breach''. Testimony was heard from James W. Runcie, Chief Operating Officer, Office of Federal Student Aid, Department of Education; Jason K. Gray, Chief Information Officer, Department of Education; Ken Corbin, Deputy Commissioner Wage and Investment Division, Internal Revenue Service; Gina Garza, Chief Information Officer, Internal Revenue Service; and Tim Camus, Deputy Inspector General, Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration.

AMERICAN HEALTH CARE ACT OF 2017; TO AMEND THE PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE ACT TO ELIMINATE THE NON-APPLICATION OF CERTAIN STATE WAIVER PROVISIONS TO MEMBERS OF CONGRESS AND CONGRESSIONAL STAFF

Committee on Rules: Full Committee held a hearing on H.R. 1628, the ``American Health Care Act of 2017''; and H.R. 2192, to amend the Public Health Service Act to eliminate the non-application of certain State waiver provisions to Members of Congress and congressional staff. The Committee granted, by record vote of 8–3, a closed rule for H.R. 2192. The rule provides one hour of debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Energy and Commerce. 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. Additionally, section 2 of the rule provides for further consideration of H.R. 1628, the American Health Care Act of 2017. The rule provides that the further amendments printed in the Rules Committee Report shall be considered as adopted. Testimony was heard from Representatives Upton, MacArthur, and McSally.

OIL AND GAS TECHNOLOGY INNOVATION

Committee on Science, Space, and Technology: Subcommittee on Energy held a hearing entitled ``Oil and Gas Technology Innovation''. Testimony was heard from public witnesses.

EMPOWERING SMALL BUSINESSES: THE ACCELERATOR MODEL

Committee on Small Business: Full Committee held a hearing entitled ``Empowering Small Businesses: The Accelerator Model''. Testimony was heard from public witnesses.

MARITIME TRANSPORTATION REGULATORY ISSUES

Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure: Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation held a hearing entitled ``Maritime Transportation Regulatory Issues''. Testimony was heard from Rear Admiral Paul F. Thomas, Assistant Commandant for Prevention Policy, U.S. Coast Guard; Michael A. Khouri, Acting Chairman, Federal Maritime Commission; and public witnesses.

Joint Meetings

No joint committee meetings were held.

COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR THURSDAY,

MAY 4, 2017

(Committee meetings are open unless otherwise indicated)

Senate

Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Military Construction and Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies, to hold hearings to examine telemedicine in the Department of Veterans Affairs, focusing on leveraging technology to increase access, improve health outcomes, and lower costs, 10:30 a.m., SD–124.

Committee on Armed Services: to hold hearings to examine United States Special Operations Command, 9:30 a.m., SD–G50.

Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs: to hold hearings to examine reauthorization of the National Flood Insurance Program, 10 a.m., SD–538.

Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation: Subcommittee on Aviation Operations, Safety, and Security, to hold hearings to examine questions, answers, and perspectives on the current state of airline travel, 10:30 a.m., SR–253.

Committee on Energy and Natural Resources: to hold hearings to examine the threat posed by electromagnetic pulse and policy options to protect energy infrastructure and to improve capabilities for adequate system restoration, 10 a.m., SD–366.

Committee on Foreign Relations: to hold hearings to examine international development, focusing on value added through private sector engagement, 10 a.m., SD–419.

Committee on the Judiciary: business meeting to consider S. 139, to implement the use of Rapid DNA instruments to inform decisions about pretrial release or detention and their conditions, to solve and prevent violent crimes and other crimes, to exonerate the innocent, to prevent DNA analysis backlogs, and S. 534, to prevent the sexual abuse of minors and amateur athletes by requiring the prompt reporting of sexual abuse to law enforcement authorities, Time to be announced, Room to be announced.

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

House
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Committee on Financial Services, Full Committee, to continue markup on H.R. 10, the ``Financial CHOICE Act of 2017'', 2128 Rayburn.

Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, Subcommittee on Health Care, Benefits, and Administrative Rules; and Subcommittee on Government Operations, joint hearing entitled, ``Examining a Church's Right to Free Speech'', 10 a.m., 2154 Rayburn.

Committee on Small Business, Subcommittee on Contracting and Workforce; and Subcommittee on Research and Technology of the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, joint hearing entitled ``Improving the Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer Programs'', 10 a.m., 2318 Rayburn.

Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, Full Committee, hearing on ongoing intelligence activities, 1 p.m., HVC–304. This hearing will be closed.

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Next Meeting of the
SENATE

9:30 a.m., Thursday, May 4

Senate Chamber

Program for Thursday: Senate will continue consideration of the House amendment to the Senate amendment to H.R. 244, Omnibus Appropriations Act. At 10:30 a.m., Senator Young be recognized for up to 20 minutes.



Next Meeting of the
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

9 a.m., Thursday, May 4

House Chamber

Program for Thursday: Consideration of H.R. 2192--To amend the Public Health Service Act to eliminate the non-application of certain State waiver provisions to Members of Congress and congressional staff (Subject to a Rule). Further consideration of H.R. 1628--American Health Care Act of 2017 (Subject to a Rule).

Extensions of Remarks, as inserted in this issue








HOUSE


Blackburn, Marsha, Tenn., E594

Brooks, Susan W., Ind., E592

Brownley, Julia, Calif., E589

Castro, Joaquin, Tex., E597

Comstock, Barbara, Va., E591, E595, E600

Conyers, John, Jr., Mich., E594

Dingell, Debbie, Mich., E593

Donovan, Daniel M., Jr, N.Y., E590

Engel, Eliot L., N.Y., E591, E595, E600

Eshoo, Anna G., Calif., E593

Gottheimer, Josh, N.J., E589

Green, Gene, Tex., E593

Hastings, Alcee L., Fla., E592

Hoyer, Steny H., Md., E596

Hudson, Richard, N.C., E592, E600

Huffman, Jared, Calif., E589

Kuster, Ann M., N.H., E589

Langevin, James R., R.I., E596

Luetkemeyer, Blaine, Mo., E590

McCollum, Betty, Minn., E598

McGovern, James P., Mass., E598

Moore, Gwen, Wisc., E594, E599

Newhouse, Dan, Wash., E599

Pascrell, Bill, Jr., N.J., E598

Pocan, Mark, Wisc., E597

Reed, Tom, N.Y., E595

Rogers, Mike, Ala., E597

Schneider, Bradley Scott, Ill., E591

Shimkus, John, Ill., E593

Smith, Christopher H., N.J., E590, E601

Smith, Lamar, Tex., E595

Trott, David A., Mich., E591, E592, E593, E594, E595, E596, E597, E598, E600, E600

Zeldin, Lee M., N.Y., E599

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