Daily Digest

Friday, July 28, 2017

Daily Digest

Senate

Chamber Action

The Senate was not in session and stands adjourned until 4 p.m., on Monday, July 31, 2017.

Committee Meetings

No committee meetings were held.

House of Representatives

Chamber Action


Public Bills and Resolutions Introduced: 8 public bills, H.R. 3525–3632; and 14 resolutions, H.J. Res. 116; H. Con. Res. 75, 76; and H. Res. 485–495 were introduced.
Pages H6571–80


Additional Cosponsors:
Pages H6580–82


Reports Filed:Reports were filed today as follows:

H.R. 873, to authorize the Global War on Terror Memorial Foundation to establish the National Global War on Terrorism Memorial as a commemorative work in the District of Columbia, and for other purposes (H. Rept. 115–264);

H. Res. 442, resolution of inquiry directing the Secretary of the Treasury to provide certain documents in the Secretary's possession to the House of Representatives relating to President Trump's financial connections to Russia, certain illegal financial schemes, and related information; adversely (H. Rept. 115–265);

H.R. 95, to amend title 38, United States Code, to direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to provide child care assistance to veterans receiving certain medical services provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs, with an amendment (H. Rept. 115–266);

H.R. 3262, to require the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to carry out a pilot program to provide educational assistance to certain former members of the Armed Forces for education and training as physician assistants of the Department of Veterans Affairs, to establish pay grades and require competitive pay for physician assistants of the Department, and for other purposes, with an amendment (H. Rept. 115–267);

H.R. 2195, to amend title 5, United States Code, to provide for access of the Special Counsel to certain information, with amendments (H. Rept. 115–268);

H. Res. 437, resolution of inquiry requesting the President to provide certain documents in the President's possession; adversely (H. Rept. 115–269); and

H. Res. 447, directing the Secretary of Homeland Security to transmit certain documents to the House of Representatives relating to Department of Homeland Security policies and activities relating to businesses owned or controlled by President Donald J. Trump; adversely (H. Rept. 115–270).
Page H6571


Suspensions: The House agreed to suspend the rules and pass the following measures:
Veterans' Access to Child Care Act: H.R. 95, amended, to amend title 38, United States Code, to direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to provide child care assistance to veterans receiving certain medical services provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs;
Pages H6538–39


Veterans Affairs Senior Executive Accountability Act: H.R. 2772, amended, to amend title 38, United States Code, to provide for requirements relating to the reassignment of Department of Veterans Affairs senior executive employees;
Page H6540


Grow Our Own Directive: Physician Assistant Employment and Education Act of 2017: H.R. 3262, amended, to require the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to carry out a pilot program to provide educational assistance to certain former members of the Armed Forces for education and training as physician assistants of the Department of Veterans Affairs, and to establish pay grades and require competitive pay for physician assistants of the Department; and
Pages H6540–43

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Agreed to amend the title so as to read: ``To require the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to carry out a pilot program to provide educational assistance to certain former members of the Armed Forces for education and training as physician assistants of the Department of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes.''.
Page H6543


Global War on Terrorism War Memorial Act: H.R. 873, to authorize the Global War on Terror Memorial Foundation to establish the National Global War on Terrorism Memorial as a commemorative work in the District of Columbia.
Pages H6543–47


Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018: The House passed H.R. 3180, to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2018 for intelligence and intelligence-related activities of the United States Government, the Community Management Account, and the Central Intelligence Agency Retirement and Disability System, by a yea-and-nay vote of 380 yeas to 35 nays, Roll No. 437.
Pages H6528–31, H6547

Pursuant to the Rule, the amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence now printed in the bill shall be considered as adopted.
Page H6528

H. Res. 481, the rule providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 3180) was agreed to by a yea-and-nay vote of 224 yeas to 186 nays, Roll No. 436, after the previous question was ordered without objection.
Pages H6530–31


Department of Veterans Affairs Bonus Transparency Act: The House passed S. 114, to amend title 38, United States Code, to require the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to submit an annual report regarding performance awards and bonuses awarded to certain high-level employees of the Department of Veterans Affairs, by a yea-and-nay vote of 414 yeas with none voting ``nay'', Roll No. 438.
Pages H6525–28, H6531–38, H6557–58

Pursuant to the Rule, the amendment in the nature of a substitute printed in H. Rept. 115–262 shall be considered as adopted.
Page H6525

Agreed to amend the title so as to read: ``To authorize appropriations and to appropriate amounts for the Veterans Choice Program of the Department of Veterans Affairs, to improve hiring authorities of the Department, to authorize major medical facility leases, and for other purposes.''.
Page H6558

H. Res. 480, the rule providing for consideration of the bill (S. 114) was agreed to by voice vote, after the previous question was ordered without objection.
Page H6525


Department of State Authorities Act, Fiscal Year 2017, Improvements Act: The House agreed to discharge from committee and pass S. 371, as amended by Representative Royce, to make technical changes and other improvements to the Department of State Authorities Act, Fiscal Year 2017.
Pages H6558–60


Meeting Hour: Agreed by unanimous consent that when the House adjourns today, it adjourn to meet at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, August 1st.
Page H6568


Presidential Message: Read a message from the President wherein he notified Congress that the national emergency with respect to Lebanon that was declared in Executive Order 13441 of August 1, 2007, is to continue in effect beyond August 1, 2017--referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs and ordered to be printed (H. Doc. 115–59).
Pages H6563–64


Senate Message: Message received from the Senate by the Clerk and subsequently presented to the House today appears on page H6523.

Quorum Calls--Votes: Three yea-and-nay votes developed during the proceedings of today and appear on pages H6556–57. There were no quorum calls.

Adjournment: The House met at 9 a.m. and adjourned at 2:41 p.m.

Committee Meetings

No hearings were held.

Joint Meetings

No joint committee meetings were held.

COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR MONDAY,

JULY 31, 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, July 31

Senate Chamber

Program for Monday: Senate will resume consideration of the nomination of Kevin Christopher Newsom, of Alabama, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Eleventh Circuit, and vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the nomination at 5:30 p.m.

Next Meeting of the
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

11 a.m., Tuesday, August 1

House Chamber

Program for Tuesday: House will meet in Pro Forma session at 11 a.m.

Extensions of Remarks, as inserted in this issue








HOUSE


Bacon, Don, Nebr., E1086, E1095

Barr, Andy, Ky., E1086

Blumenauer, Earl, Ore., E1079

Bonamici, Suzanne, Ore., E1079

Carson, André, Ind., E1099

Cartwright, Matt, Pa., E1084

Cohen, Steve, Tenn., E1087

Collins, Doug, Ga., E1082, E1090, E1095, E1100

Cook, Paul, Calif., E1087

Correa, J. Luis, Calif., E1093

Costa, Jim, Calif., E1084, E1100

Cuellar, Henry, Tex., E1085, E1093, E1096, E1101

Dingell, Debbie, Mich., E1097

Dunn, Neal P., Fla., E1091

Ellison, Keith, Minn., E1077

Esty, Elizabeth H., Conn., E1082, E1089

Faso, John J., N.Y., E1090, E1100

Flores, Bill, Tex., E1092

Graves, Garret, La., E1096

Graves, Sam, Mo., E1081

Hensarling, Jeb, Tex., E1087

Hill, J. French, Ark., E1101

Huffman, Jared, Calif., E1089

Huizenga, Bill, Mich., E1081

Kaptur, Marcy, Ohio, E1085, E1096

Katko, John, N.Y., E1082

Kind, Ron, Wisc., E1079, E1083

Kuster, Ann M., N.H., E1100

Larson, John B., Conn., E1102

Lipinski, Daniel, Ill., E1101

Marchant, Kenny, Tex., E1089

McCollum, Betty, Minn., E1087, E1098

Neal, Richard E., Mass., E1100

Newhouse, Dan, Wash., E1083, E1093, E1098

Norton, Eleanor Holmes, The District of Columbia, E1091

Olson, Pete, Tex., E1083, E1088, E1094, E1098

Pingree, Chellie, Me., E1083

Rokita, Todd, Ind., E1097

Rooney, Thomas J., Fla., E1088

Ros-Lehtinen, Ileana, Fla., E1090

Roybal-Allard, Lucille, Calif., E1083, E1088, E1094, E1101

Ruiz, Raul, Calif., E1091, E1091, E1092

Schakowsky, Janice, Ill., E1095

Schweikert, David, Ariz., E1081

Sewell, Terri A., Ala., E1080, E1082, E1084

Shea-Porter, Carol, N.H., E1080

Shuster, Bill, Pa., E1081

Smith, Jason, Mo., E1086

Stefanik, Elise M., N.Y., E1089, E1099

Taylor, Scott, Va., E1081

Thompson, Glenn, Pa., E1089

Thompson, Mike, Calif., E1085

Torres, Norma J., Calif., E1096

Walorski, Jackie, Ind., E1091

Watson Coleman, Bonnie, N.J., E1086

Wilson, Joe, S.C., E1093

Young, David, Iowa, E1082, E1086, E1088, E1090, E1093, E1094, E1096, E1099, E1103

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