Daily Digest

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Daily Digest

HIGHLIGHTS

    Senate passed S. 722, Countering Iran's Destabilizing Activities Act, as amended.

Senate

Chamber Action

Routine Proceedings, pages S3505–S3566

Measures Introduced: Sixteen bills and four resolutions were introduced, as follows: S. 1361–1376, and S. Res. 191–194.
Pages S3554–55

Measures Reported:

S. 304, to amend the Indian Health Care Improvement Act to allow the Indian Health Service to cover the cost of a copayment of an Indian or Alaska Native veteran receiving medical care or services from the Department of Veterans Affairs. (S. Rept. No. 115–112)

S. 346, to provide for the establishment of the National Volcano Early Warning and Monitoring System, with amendments. (S. Rept. No. 115–113)
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Measures Passed:

Countering Iran's Destabilizing Activities Act: By 98 yeas to 2 nays (Vote No. 147), Senate passed S. 722, to Provide Congressional Review and to Counter Iranian and Russian Governments' Aggression, after agreeing to the committee-reported substitute amendment, and taking action on the following amendments proposed thereto:
Pages S3513–28

Adopted:

By 94 yeas to 6 nays (Vote No. 145), Gardner Modified Amendment No. 250, to provide an exception for activities of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
Page S3512

By a unanimous vote of 100 yeas (Vote No. 146), Corker (for Graham) Amendment No. 240, to reaffirm the strategic importance of Article 5 of the North Atlantic Treaty to the member nations of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization and its contribution to maintaining stability throughout the world.
Pages S3512–13

McConnell (for Corker) Amendment No. 255, to amend the title.
Page S3528


PROTECT Our Children Act: Senate passed S. 782, to reauthorize the National Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force Program.
Pages S3547–48


American Eagle Day: Senate agreed to S. Res. 191, designating June 20, 2017, as ``American Eagle Day'' and celebrating the recovery and restoration of the bald eagle, the national symbol of the United States.
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Congratulating the Golden State Warriors: Senate agreed to S. Res. 192, congratulating the Golden State Warriors for their historic championship victory in the 2017 National Basketball Association Finals.
Page S3560


Commending the bravery of the United States Capitol Police, the Police Department of Alexandria, Virginia, and all first responders: Senate agreed to S. Res. 193, commending the bravery of the United States Capitol Police, the Police Department of Alexandria, Virginia, and all first responders who protected Members of Congress, their staff, and others during the shooting on June 14, 2017, at Eugene Simpson Stadium Park in the Del Ray neighborhood of Alexandria, Virginia.
Pages S3560–61


Long Nomination--Agreement: A unanimous-consent-time agreement was reached providing that at 5 p.m., on Monday, June 19, 2017, Senate begin consideration of the nomination of Brock Long, of North Carolina, to be Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security; that there be 30 minutes of debate on the nomination, equally divided in the usual form, and that following the use or yielding back of time, Senate vote on confirmation of the nomination, with no intervening action or debate.
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Mandelker Nomination--Cloture: Senate began consideration of the nomination of Sigal Mandelker, of New York, to be Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Crimes.
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A motion was entered to close further debate on the nomination, and, in accordance with the provisions of Rule XXII of the Standing Rules of the Senate, a vote on cloture will occur on Tuesday, June 20, 2017.
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Prior to the consideration of this nomination, Senate took the following action:

Senate agreed to the motion to proceed to Executive Session to consider the nomination.
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Billingslea Nomination--Cloture: Senate began consideration of the nomination of Marshall Billingslea, of Virginia, to be Assistant Secretary for Terrorist Financing, Department of the Treasury.
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A motion was entered to close further debate on the nomination, and, in accordance with the provisions of Rule XXII of the Standing Rules of the Senate, a vote on cloture will occur upon disposition of the nomination of Sigal Mandelker, of New York, to be Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Crimes.
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Prior to the consideration of this nomination, Senate took the following action:

Senate agreed to the motion to proceed to Legislative Session.
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Senate agreed to the motion to proceed to Executive Session to consider the nomination.
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Nominations Received: Senate received the following nominations:

Lucian Niemeyer, of Pennsylvania, to be an Assistant Secretary of Defense.

Jessica Rosenworcel, of Connecticut, to be a Member of the Federal Communications Commission for a term of five years from July 1, 2015.

Jeffrey Gerrish, of Maryland, to be a Deputy United States Trade Representative (Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and Industrial Competitiveness), with the rank of Ambassador.

Lynn A. Johnson, of Colorado, to be Assistant Secretary for Family Support, Department of Health and Human Services.

Kelly Knight Craft, of Kentucky, to be Ambassador to Canada.

Sharon Day, of Florida, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Costa Rica.

Kathleen Troia McFarland, of New York, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Singapore.

Nathan Alexander Sales, of Ohio, to be Coordinator for Counterterrorism, with the rank and status of Ambassador at Large.

Eric M. Ueland, of Oregon, to be an Under Secretary of State (Management).

Elinore F. McCance-Katz, of Rhode Island, to be Assistant Secretary for Mental Health and Substance Use, Department of Health and Human Services.

D. Michael Dunavant, of Tennessee, to be United States Attorney for the Western District of Tennessee for the term of four years.

Louis V. Franklin, Sr., of Alabama, to be United States Attorney for the Middle District of Alabama for the term of four years.

Justin E. Herdman, of Ohio, to be United States Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio for the term of four years.

John W. Huber, of Utah, to be United States Attorney for the District of Utah for the term of four years.

Jessie K. Liu, of Virginia, to be United States Attorney for the District of Columbia for the term of four years.

Richard W. Moore, of Alabama, to be United States Attorney for the Southern District of Alabama for the term of four years.

John E. Town, of Alabama, to be United States Attorney for the Northern District of Alabama for the term of four years.

2 Air Force nominations in the rank of general.

10 Army nominations in the rank of general.

4 Marine Corps nominations in the rank of general.

2 Navy nominations in the rank of admiral.

Routine lists in the Air Force, Army, and Navy.
Pages S3562–66


Messages from the House:
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Enrolled Bills Presented:
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Executive Reports of Committees:
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Additional Cosponsors:
Pages S3555–56


Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:
Pages S3556–60


Additional Statements:
Pages S3552–54


Amendments Submitted:
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Authorities for Committees to Meet:
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Record Votes: Three record votes were taken today. (Total--147)
Pages S3512–13


Adjournment: Senate convened at 9:30 a.m. and adjourned at 5:41 p.m., until 4 p.m. on Monday, June 19, 2017. (For Senate's program, see the remarks of the Majority Leader in today's Record on page S3562.)

Committee Meetings

(Committees not listed did not meet)

THE FARM BILL

Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry: Committee concluded a hearing to examine agricultural research, focusing on perspectives on past and future successes for the 2018 Farm Bill, after receiving testimony from Ann Bartuska, Acting Chief Scientist and Under Secretary for Research, Education, and Economics, Sonny Ramaswamy, Director, National Institute of Food and Agriculture, and Chavonda Jacobs-Young, Administrator, Agricultural Research Service, all of the Department of Agriculture; Sally Rockey, Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research, Washington, D.C.; John Floros, Kansas State University, Manhattan; Gary McMurray, Georgia Tech Research Institute, Atlanta; Kerry E. Hartman, Nueta Hidatsa Sahnish College, and the American Indian Higher Education Consortium, New Town, North Dakota; and Steve Wellman, Wellman Farms, Inc., Syracuse, Nebraska.

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APPROPRIATIONS: DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies concluded a hearing to examine proposed budget estimates and justification for fiscal year 2018 for the Department of Health and Human Services, after receiving testimony from Thomas Price, Secretary of Health and Human Services.

DEFENSE AUTHORIZATION REQUEST AND FUTURE YEARS DEFENSE PROGRAM

Committee on Armed Services: Committee concluded a hearing to examine the posture of the Department of the Navy in review of the Defense Authorization Request for fiscal year 2018 and the Future Years Defense Program, after receiving testimony from Sean J. Stackley, Acting Secretary of the Navy, Admiral John M. Richardson, USN, Chief of Naval Operations, and General Robert B. Neller, USMC, Commandant of the Marine Corps, all of the Department of Defense.

ECONOMIC GROWTH

Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs: Committee concluded a hearing to examine fostering economic growth, focusing on midsized, regional, and large institution perspective, including S. 1002, to enhance the ability of community financial institutions to foster economic growth and serve their communities, boost small businesses, increase individual savings, after receiving testimony from Harris H. Simmons, Zions Bancorporation, Salt Lake City, Utah; Greg Baer, The Clearing House Association, Chevy Chase, Maryland; Robert R. Hill, Jr., Mid-Size Bank Coalition of America, Columbia, South Carolina; and Saule T. Omarova, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York.

FOREST SERVICE BUDGET

Committee on Energy and Natural Resources: Committee concluded a hearing to examine the President's proposed budget request for fiscal year 2018 for the Forest Service, after receiving testimony from Tom Tidwell, Chief, and Sheri Elliott, Acting Director, Office of Strategic Planning, Budget and Accountability, both of the Forest Service, Department of Agriculture.

BUSINESS MEETING

Committee on Environment and Public Works: Committee ordered favorably reported the nomination of Kristine L. Svinicki, of Virginia, to be a Member of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

NOMINATION

Committee on Foreign Relations: Committee concluded a hearing to examine the nomination of Mark Andrew Green, of Wisconsin, to be Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development, after the nominee, who was introduced by Senators Baldwin and Johnson, and Representative Paul Ryan, testified and answered questions in his own behalf.

OMB AND THE FEDERAL WORKFORCE

Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs: Subcommittee on Regulatory Affairs and Federal Management concluded a hearing to examine agency approaches to reorganization, focusing on the Office of Management and Budget's memorandum on the Federal workforce, after receiving testimony from Ellen Herbst, Chief Financial Officer and Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Administration; Lee J. Lofthus, Assistant Attorney General for Administration, Department of Justice; Donald K. Bice, Associate Director, Office of Budget and Program Analysis and Senior Accountable Official for Reform, Department of Agriculture; and Michael Stough, Director, Program Analysis and Evaluation, Office of the Chief Financial Officer, Department of Homeland Security.

BUSINESS MEETING

Committee on the Judiciary: Committee ordered favorably reported the nominations of David C. Nye, to be United States District Judge for the District of Idaho, Scott L. Palk, to be United States District Judge for the Western District of Oklahoma, Vishal J. Amin, of Michigan, to be Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator, Executive Office of the President, and Lee Francis Cissna, of Maryland, to be Director of United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, Department of Homeland Security.

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VETERANS AFFAIRS LEGISLATION

Committee on Veterans' Affairs: Committee concluded a hearing to examine S. 75, to provide for the reconsideration of claims for disability compensation for veterans who were the subjects of experiments by the Department of Defense during World War II that were conducted to assess the effects of mustard gas or lewisite on people, S. 111, to require the Secretary of Defense to establish a process to determine whether individuals claiming certain service in the Philippines during World War II are eligible for certain benefits despite not being on the Missouri List, S. 410, to amend title 38, United States Code, to authorize the transfer of unused Post-9/11 Educational Assistance benefits to additional dependents upon the death of the originally designated dependent, S. 473, the amend title 38, United States Code, to make qualification requirements for entitlement to Post-9/11 Education Assistance more equitable, to improve support of veterans receiving such educational assistance, S. 758, to amend the Public Health Service Act with respect to the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry's review and publication of illness and conditions relating to veterans stationed at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, and their family members, S. 798, to amend title 38, United States Code, to expand the Yellow Ribbon G.I. Education Enhancement Program to apply to individuals pursuing programs of education while on active duty, to recipients of the Marine Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry scholarship, and to programs of education pursued on half-time basis or less, S. 844, to amend title 38, United States Code, to consider certain time spent by members of reserve components of the Armed Forces while receiving medical care from the Secretary of Defense as active duty for purposes of eligibility for Post-9/11 Educational Assistance, S. 882, to amend title 38, United States Code, to provide for the entitlement to educational assistance under the Post-9/11 Educational Assistance Program of the Department of Veterans Affairs for members of the Armed Forces awarded the Purple Heart, S. 1192, to amend title 38, United States Code, to provide for pro-rated charges to entitlement to educational assistance under Department of Veterans Affairs Post-9/11 Educational Assistance Program for certain licensure and certification tests and national tests, S. 1209, to amend title 38, United States Code, to increase the amount of special pension for Medal of Honor recipients, S. 1218, to promote Federal employment for veterans, S. 1277, to require the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to carry out a high technology education pilot program, and S. 1330, to amend title 38, United States Code, to authorize a dependent to transfer entitlement to Post-9/11 Education Assistance in cases in which the dependent received the transfer of such entitlement to assistance from an individual who subsequently died, after receiving testimony from Senator McCaskill; Curtis Coy, Deputy Under Secretary of Veterans Affairs for Economic Opportunity, Veterans Benefits Administration; and William Hubbard, Student Veterans of America, John Kamin, The American Legion, Patrick Murray, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States, and Brigadier General Roy Robinson, (Ret.), National Guard Association of the United States, all of Washington, D.C.

INTELLIGENCE

Select Committee on Intelligence: Committee met in closed session to receive a briefing on certain intelligence matters from officials of the intelligence community.

INTELLIGENCE

Select Committee on Intelligence: Committee held closed hearings on intelligence matters, receiving testimony from officials of the intelligence community.

Committee recessed subject to the call.

House of Representatives

Chamber Action


Public Bills and Resolutions Introduced: 29 public bills, H.R. 2901–2929; and 5 resolutions, H. Res. 385–389 were introduced.
Pages H4936–39


Additional Cosponsors:
Pages H4939–40


Reports Filed: Reports were filed today as follows:

H.R. 1393, to limit the authority of States to tax certain income of employees for employment duties performed in other States (H. Rept. 115–180);

H.R. 2188, to amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to establish the major metropolitan area counterterrorism training and exercise grant program, and for other purposes, with an amendment (H. Rept. 115–181); and

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H.R. 625, to provide for joint reports by relevant Federal agencies to Congress regarding incidents of terrorism, and for other purposes, with an amendment (H. Rept. 115–182).
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Speaker: Read a letter from the Speaker wherein he appointed Representative Harper to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
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Recess: The House recessed at 10:35 a.m. and reconvened at 12 noon.
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Veterans Equal Treatment Ensures Relief and Access Now Act: The House passed H.R. 2372, to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to clarify the rules relating to veteran health insurance and eligibility for the premium tax credit, by voice vote.
Pages H4924–29

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.
Page H4925

H. Res. 379, the rule providing for consideration of the bills (H.R. 2372) and (H.R. 2579) was agreed to by voice vote, after the previous question was ordered without objection.
Page H4925


Broader Options for Americans Act: The House passed H.R. 2579, to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow the premium tax credit with respect to unsubsidized COBRA continuation coverage, by a yea-and-nay vote of 267 yeas to 144 nays, Roll No. 308.
Pages H4924–31

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.
Page H4924

H. Res. 379, the rule providing for consideration of the bills (H.R. 2372) and (H.R. 2579) was agreed to by voice vote, after the previous question was ordered without objection.
Page H4924


Expressing gratitude for the heroic actions of the United States Capitol Police and other first responders in the attack on Members of Congress on June 14, 2017, and expressing hope for a full recovery for the injured: The House agreed to H. Res. 385, expressing gratitude for the heroic actions of the United States Capitol Police and other first responders in the attack on Members of Congress on June 14, 2017, and expressing hope for a full recovery for the injured.
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Unanimous Consent Agreement: Agreed by unanimous consent that the gentleman from Texas, Mr. Doggett, may be recognized on the legislative day of Wednesday, June 21, 2017, to offer the resolution that he noticed on Tuesday, June 13, 2017, without further notice under clause 2(a)(1) of rule IX.
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Meeting Hour: Agreed by unanimous consent that when the House adjourns today, it adjourn to meet at 9:30 a.m. tomorrow, June 16th and further, when the House adjourns on that day, it adjourn to meet at 12 noon on Tuesday, June 20th for Morning Hour debate.
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Senate Message: Message received from the Senate by the Clerk and subsequently presented to the House today appears on page H4924.

Quorum Calls--Votes: One yea-and-nay vote developed during the proceedings of today and appears on pages H4930–31. There were no quorum calls.

Adjournment: The House met at 10 a.m. and adjourned at 2:26 p.m.

Committee Meetings

APPROPRIATIONS--DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Defense held a budget hearing on the Department of Defense. Testimony was heard from James N. Mattis, Secretary, Department of Defense; and General Joseph Dunford, U.S. Marine Corps, Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff.

APPROPRIATIONS--DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies held a budget hearing on the Department of Transportation. Testimony was heard from Elaine Chao, Secretary, Department of Transportation.

APPROPRIATIONS--ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies held a budget hearing on the Environmental Protection Agency. Testimony was heard from Scott Pruitt, Administrator, Environmental Protection Agency; and Holly Greaves, Senior Advisor to the Administrator, Environmental Protection Agency.

MISCELLANEOUS MEASURE

Committee on Appropriations: Full Committee held a markup on the FY 2018 Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Bill, and the Interim Suballocation of Budget Allocations for FY 2018. The bill was ordered reported, as amended.

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HELPING AMERICANS GET BACK TO WORK: IMPLEMENTATION OF THE WORKFORCE INNOVATION AND OPPORTUNITY ACT

Committee on Education and the Workforce: Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Development held a hearing entitled ``Helping Americans Get Back to Work: Implementation of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act''. Testimony was heard from Michelle Paczynski, Deputy Assistant Executive Director, Workforce and Economic Development, South Carolina Department of Employment and Workforce; Louis Dubin, Board Chair, Workforce Development Board, State of Maryland; and public witnesses.

MISCELLANEOUS MEASURES

Committee on Energy and Commerce: Subcommittee on Environment held a markup on H.R. 806, the ``Ozone Standards Implementation Act of 2017''; legislation on the Brownfields Enhancement, Economic Redevelopment, and Reauthorization Act of 2017; and legislation on the Nuclear Waste Policy Amendments Act of 2017. H.R. 806, the Brownfields Enhancement, Economic Redevelopment, and Reauthorization Act of 2017; and the Nuclear Waste Policy Amendments Act of 2017 were forwarded to full committee, without amendment.

MISCELLANEOUS MEASURES

Committee on Financial Services: Full Committee began a markup on H.R. 2868, the ``National Flood Insurance Program Policyholder Protection Act of 2017''; H.R. 2874, the ``21st Century Flood Reform Act of 2917''; H.R. 1422, the ``Flood Insurance Market Parity and Modernization Act''; H.R. 1558, the ``Repeatedly Flooded Communities Preparation Act''; H.R. 2246, the ``Taxpayer Exposure Mitigation Act of 2017''; H.R. 2565, to require the use of replacement cost value in determining the premium rates for flood insurance coverage under the National Flood Insurance Act, and for other purposes; and H.R. 2875, the ``National Flood Insurance Program Administrative Reform Act of 2017''.

FOREIGN MILITARY SALES: PROCESS AND POLICY

Committee on Foreign Affairs: Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation, and Trade held a hearing entitled ``Foreign Military Sales: Process and Policy''. Testimony was heard from Tina S. Kaidanow, Acting Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Political-Military Affairs, Department of State; and Vice Admiral Joseph Rixey, Director, Defense Security Cooperation Agency.

MISCELLANEOUS MEASURE

Committee on Foreign Affairs: Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations held a markup on H.R. 1415, the ``End Neglected Tropical Diseases Act''. H.R. 1415 was forwarded to full committee, without amendment.

AFRICA'S CURRENT AND POTENTIAL FAMINES

Committee on Foreign Affairs: Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations held a hearing entitled ``Africa's Current and Potential Famines''. Testimony was heard from public witnesses.

RUSSIA'S STRATEGIC OBJECTIVES IN THE MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA

Committee on Foreign Affairs: Subcommittee on the Middle East and North Africa held a hearing entitled ``Russia's Strategic Objectives in the Middle East and North Africa''. Testimony was heard from public witnesses.

MISCELLANEOUS MEASURES

Committee on Foreign Affairs: Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific held a markup on H. Res. 311, to recognize that for 50 years the Association of South East Asian Nations has worked toward stability, prosperity, and peace in Southeast Asia; H.R. 535, the ``Taiwan Travel Act''; H.R. 2061, the ``North Korean Human Rights Reauthorization Act of 2017''; and H.R. 2397, the ``Distribution and Promotion of Rights and Knowledge Act of 2017''. H. Res. 311 and H.R. 2061 were forwarded to full committee, as amended. H.R. 535 and H.R. 2397 were forwarded to full committee, without amendment.

RENEWING ASSURANCES: STRENGTHENING U.S.-TAIWAN TIES

Committee on Foreign Affairs: Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific held a hearing entitled ``Renewing Assurances: Strengthening U.S.-Taiwan Ties''. Testimony was heard from public witnesses.

DATA STORED ABROAD: ENSURING LAWFUL ACCESS AND PRIVACY PROTECTION IN THE DIGITAL ERA

Committee on the Judiciary: Full Committee held a hearing entitled ``Data Stored Abroad: Ensuring Lawful Access and Privacy Protection in the Digital Era''. Testimony was heard from Richard Downing, Acting Deputy Assistant Attorney General, Criminal Division, Department of Justice; Richard Littlehale, Special Agent in Charge, Technical Services Unit, Tennessee Bureau of Investigation; and public witnesses.

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LEGISLATIVE MEASURE

Committee on Natural Resources: Subcommittee on Federal Lands held a hearing on legislation to expedite under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 and improve forest management activities on National Forest System lands, on public lands under the jurisdiction of the Bureau of Land Management, and on Tribal lands to return resilience to overgrown, fire-prone forested lands, and for other purposes. Testimony was heard from Tim Freeman, Commissioner, Douglas County Board of Commissioners, Oregon; and public witnesses.

BOLSTERING THE GOVERNMENT'S CYBERSECURITY: LESSONS LEARNED FROM WANNACRY

Committee on Science, Space, and Technology: Subcommittee on Oversight; and Subcommittee on Research and Technology held a joint hearing entitled ``Bolstering the Government's Cybersecurity: Lessons Learned from WannaCry''. Testimony was heard from Charles H. Romine, Director, Information Technology Laboratory, National Institute of Standards and Technology; and public witnesses.

MISCELLANEOUS MEASURES

Committee on Small Business: Full Committee held a markup on H.R. 2763, the ``Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer Improvements Act of 2017''; H.R. 2594, the ``Small Business Payment for Performance Act of 2017''; H.R. 2333, the ``Small Business Investment Opportunity Act of 2017''; H.R. 2364, the ``Investing in Main Street Act of 2017''; and H.R. 2056, the ``Microloan Modernization Act of 2017''. H.R. 2763, H.R. 2594, H.R. 2333, and H.R. 2056 were ordered reported, as amended. H.R. 2364 was ordered reported, without amendment.

MISCELLANEOUS MEASURES

Committee on Ways and Means: Full Committee held a markup on H.R. 1551, to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to modify the credit for production from advanced nuclear power facilities; and H.R. 2842, the ``Accelerating Individuals into the Workforce Act''. H.R. 1551 and H.R. 2842 were ordered reported, as amendment.

ONGOING INTELLIGENCE ACTIVITIES: FY 18 BUDGET REQUEST

Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence: Full Committee held a budget hearing entitled ``Ongoing Intelligence Activities: FY 18 Budget Request''. This hearing was closed.–

Joint Meetings

No joint committee meetings were held.

NEW PUBLIC LAWS

(For last listing of Public Laws, see
Daily Digest, p. D636)

H.R. 657, to amend title 5, United States Code, to extend certain protections against prohibited personnel practices. Signed on June 14, 2017. (Public Law 115–40)

COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR FRIDAY,

JUNE 16, 2017

(Committee meetings are open unless otherwise indicated)

Senate

No meetings/hearings scheduled.

House

No hearings are scheduled.

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Next Meeting of the
SENATE

4 p.m., Monday, June 19

Senate Chamber

Program for Monday: After the transaction of any morning business (not to extend beyond 5 p.m.), Senate will begin consideration of the nomination of Brock Long, of North Carolina, to be Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security, and vote on confirmation of the nomination at approximately 5:30 p.m.

Next Meeting of the
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

9:30 a.m., Friday, June 16

House Chamber

Program for Friday: House will meet in a Pro Forma session at 9:30 a.m.

Extensions of Remarks, as inserted in this issue








HOUSE


Babin, Brian, Tex., E827, E828

Blum, Rod, Iowa, E827

Coffman, Mike, Colo., E827

Cohen, Steve, Tenn., E834

Curbelo, Carlos, Fla., E836

Dingell, Debbie, Mich., E831, E833

Doyle, Michael F., Pa., E833

Eshoo, Anna G., Calif., E828

Gonzalez, Vicente, Tex., E828

Grijalva, Raúl M., Ariz., E829

Hastings, Alcee L., Fla., E832

Hoyer, Steny H., Md., E834

Hultgren, Randy, Ill., E835

Kelly, Trent, Miss., E835, E837

Loebsack, David, Iowa, E830

Marshall, Roger W., Kans., E836

Murphy, Stephanie M., Fla., E830

Norton, Eleanor Holmes, The District of Columbia, E832

Olson, Pete, Tex., E832, E834, E836, E837

Palazzo, Steven M., Miss., E831

Panetta, Jimmy, Calif., E836

Perlmutter, Ed, Colo., E830, E830, E831, E831, E832, E833, E833, E834, E835, E835

Poe, Ted, Tex., E832

Rice, Kathleen M., N.Y., E836

Ruiz, Raul, Calif., E835, E836

Sarbanes, John P., Md., E828

Smith, Christopher H., N.J., E829

Tenney, Claudia, N.Y., E830

Tonko, Paul, N.Y., E830

Valadao, David G., Calif., E827

Visclosky, Peter J., Ind., E828

Westerman, Bruce, Ark., E833

Young, David, Iowa, E831

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