Daily Digest

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Daily Digest

HIGHLIGHTS

    See Résumé of Congressional Activity.

Senate

Chamber Action

Routine Proceedings, pages S4917–S4969

Measures Introduced: Four bills were introduced, as follows: S. 1761–1764.
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Measures Reported:

Reported on Friday, August 18, during the adjournment:

S. 1761, 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.

Reported on Tuesday, September 5:

S. 772, to amend the PROTECT Act to make Indian tribes eligible for AMBER Alert grants. (S. Rept. No. 115–147)
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Measures Passed:

Bankruptcy Judgeship Act: Committee on the Judiciary was discharged from further consideration of S. 1107, to amend title 28, United States Code, to authorize the appointment of additional bankruptcy judges, and the bill was then passed, after agreeing to the following amendment proposed thereto:
Page S4956

McConnell (for Grassley) Amendment No. 787, in the nature of a substitute.
Page S4956


Nomination Confirmed: Senate confirmed the following nomination:

By 94 yeas to 2 nays (Vote No. EX. 188), Timothy J. Kelly, of the District of Columbia, to be United States District Judge for the District of Columbia.
Pages S4923, S4969


Nominations Received: Senate received the following nominations:

Gregory Ibach, of Nebraska, to be Under Secretary of Agriculture for Marketing and Regulatory Programs.

William Northey, of Iowa, to be Under Secretary of Agriculture for Farm and Foreign Agricultural Services.

Stephen Alexander Vaden, of Tennessee, to be General Counsel of the Department of Agriculture.

Robert Behler, of Pennsylvania, to be Director of Operational Test and Evaluation, Department of Defense.

Thomas B. Modly, of Maryland, to be Under Secretary of the Navy.

Dean L. Winslow, of Delaware, to be an Assistant Secretary of Defense.

Mark L. Greenblatt, of Maryland, to be Inspector General, Export-Import Bank.

Robert J. Jackson, Jr., of New York, to be a Member of the Securities and Exchange Commission for the remainder of the term expiring June 5, 2019.

Suzanne Israel Tufts, of New York, to be an Assistant Secretary of Housing and Urban Development.

James Bridenstine, of Oklahoma, to be Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

Timothy Gallaudet, of California, to be Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere.

Bruce J. Walker, of New York, to be an Assistant Secretary of Energy (Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability).

Steven E. Winberg, of Pennsylvania, to be an Assistant Secretary of Energy (Fossil Energy).

Jeffery Martin Baran, of Virginia, to be a Member of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission for the term of five years expiring June 30, 2023.

Matthew Z. Leopold, of Florida, to be an Assistant Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency.

David Ross, of Wisconsin, to be an Assistant Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency.

Larry Edward Andre, Jr., of Texas, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Djibouti.

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Thomas L. Carter, of South Carolina, for the rank of Ambassador during his tenure of service as Representative of the United States of America on the Council of the International Civil Aviation Organization.

Michael T. Evanoff, of Arkansas, to be an Assistant Secretary of State (Diplomatic Security).

Nina Maria Fite, of Pennsylvania, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Angola.

Daniel L. Foote, of New York, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Zambia.

Richard Grenell, of California, to be Ambassador to the Federal Republic of Germany.

Kenneth Ian Juster, of New York, to be Ambassador to the Republic of India.

W. Robert Kohorst, of California, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Croatia.

Barbara Lee, of Florida, to be Representative of the United States of America to the Seventy-second Session of the General Assembly of the United Nations.

Edward Masso, of Virginia, to be Ambassador to the Republic Estonia.

Edward T. McMullen, Jr., of South Carolina, to be Ambassador to the Swiss Confederation, and to serve concurrently and without additional compensation as Ambassador to the Principality of Liechtenstein.

Jennifer Gillian Newstead, of New York, to be Legal Adviser of the Department of State.

David Dale Reimer, of Ohio, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Mauritius, and to serve concurrently and without additional compensation as Ambassador to the Republic of Seychelles.

Christopher Smith, of New Jersey, to be Representative of the United States of America to the Seventy-second Session of the General Assembly of the United Nations.

Eric P. Whitaker, of Illinois, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Niger.

Cheryl Marie Stanton, of South Carolina, to be Administrator of the Wage and Hour Division, Department of Labor.

David G. Zatezalo, of West Virginia, to be Assistant Secretary of Labor for Mine Safety and Health.

Frederick M. Nutt, of Virginia, to be Controller, Office of Federal Financial Management, Office of Management and Budget.

James Thomas Abbott, of Virginia, to be a Member of the Federal Labor Relations Authority for a term of five years expiring July 1, 2020.

Colleen Kiko, of North Dakota, to be a Member of the Federal Labor Relations Authority for a term of five years expiring July 29, 2022.

Emily Webster Murphy, of Missouri, to be Administrator of General Services.

Margaret Weichert, of Georgia, to be Deputy Director for Management, Office of Management and Budget.

Christopher R. Sharpley, of Virginia, to be Inspector General, Central Intelligence Agency.

John C. Demers, of Virginia, to be an Assistant Attorney General.

Andrei Iancu, of California, to be Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

Adam I. Klein, of the District of Columbia, to be Chairman and Member of the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board for the remainder of the term expiring January 29, 2018.

Adam I. Klein, of the District of Columbia, to be Chairman and Member of the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board for a term expiring January 29, 2024.

Tom Marino, of Pennsylvania, to be Director of National Drug Control Policy.

Jonathan F. Mitchell, of Washington, to be Chairman of the Administrative Conference of the United States for the term of five years.

Cheryl L. Mason, of Virginia, to be Chairman of the Board of Veterans' Appeals for a term of six years.

60 Air Force nominations in the rank of general.

8 Army nominations in the rank of general.

Routine lists in the Air Force, Army, Foreign Service, Marine Corps, and Navy.
Pages S4958–69


Messages from the House:
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Measures Placed on the Calendar:
Pages S4917, S4929


Enrolled Bills Presented:
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Executive Reports of Committees:
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Additional Cosponsors:
Pages S4939–41


Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:
Pages S4941–42


Additional Statements:
Pages S4927–29


Amendments Submitted:
Pages S4942–46


Record Votes: One record vote was taken today. (Total--188)
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Adjournment: Senate convened at 3 p.m. and adjourned at 6:47 p.m., until 10 a.m. on Wednesday, September 6, 2017. (For Senate's program, see the remarks of the Majority Leader in today's Record on page S4956.)

Committee Meetings

(Committees not listed did not meet)

No committee meetings were held.

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House of Representatives

Chamber Action


Public Bills and Resolutions Introduced: 9 public bills, H.R. 3672–3680; and 1 resolution, H. Res. 501, were introduced.
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Additional Cosponsors:
Pages H6654–55


Reports Filed: Reports were filed today as follows:

H.R. 1843, to amend title 31, United States Code, to prohibit the Internal Revenue Service from carrying out seizures relating to a structuring transaction unless the property to be seized derived from an illegal source or the funds were structured for the purpose of concealing the violation of another criminal law or regulation, to require notice and a post-seizure hearing for such seizures, and for other purposes, with an amendment (H. Rept. 115–286, Part 1); ional Forest in Minnesota acquired by the Secretary of Agriculture through the Weeks Law, and for other purposes, with an amendment (H. Rept. 115–287);

H.R. 2316, to amend the Mineral Leasing Act and the Energy Policy Act of 1992 to repeal provisions relating only to the Allegheny National Forest (H. Rept. 115–288);

H.R. 2083, to amend the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972 to reduce predation on endangered Columbia River salmon and other nonlisted species, and for other purposes (H. Rept. 115–289);

H.R. 2611, to modify the boundary of the Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site, and for other purposes (H. Rept. 115–290);

H.R. 2768, to designate certain mountain peaks in the State of Colorado as ``Fowler Peak'' and ``Boskoff Peak'' (H. Rept. 115–291);

H.R. 2864, to direct the Securities and Exchange Commission to allow certain issuers to be exempt from registration requirements, and for other purposes, with an amendment (H. Rept. 115–292);

H.R. 3110, to amend the Financial Stability Act of 2010 to modify the term of the independent member of the Financial Stability Oversight Council (H. Rept. 115–293);

H.R. 3388, to provide for information on highly automated driving systems to be made available to prospective buyers, with amendments (H. Rept. 115–294); and

H. Res. 500, providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 3354) making appropriations for the Department of the Interior, environment, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2018, and for other purposes; providing for consideration of motions to suspend the rules; and waiving a requirement of clause 6(a) of rule XIII with respect to consideration of certain resolutions reported from the Committee on Rules (H. Rept. 115–295).
Pages H6653–54


Speaker: Read a letter from the Speaker wherein he appointed Representative Foxx to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
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Recess: The House recessed at 2:08 p.m. and reconvened at 5 p.m.
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Suspensions: The House agreed to suspend the rules and pass the following measures:
Clyde-Hirsch-Sowers Restraining Excessive Seizure of Property through the Exploitation of Civil Asset Forfeiture Tools Act: H.R. 1843, amended, to amend title 31, United States Code, to prohibit the Internal Revenue Service from carrying out seizures relating to a structuring transaction unless the property to be seized derived from an illegal source or the funds were structured for the purpose of concealing the violation of another criminal law or regulation, and to require notice and a post-seizure hearing for such seizures;
Pages H6634–37


Financial Stability Oversight Council Insurance Member Continuity Act: H.R. 3110, to amend the Financial Stability Act of 2010 to modify the term of the independent member of the Financial Stability Oversight Council, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 407 yeas to 1 nay, Roll No. 439;
Pages H6637–38, H6643


Bob Dole Congressional Gold Medal Act: S. 1616, to award the Congressional Gold Medal to Bob Dole, in recognition for his service to the nation as a soldier, legislator, and statesman; and
Pages H6638–41


Improving Access to Capital Act: H.R. 2864, amended, to direct the Securities and Exchange Commission to allow certain issuers to be exempt from registration requirements, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 403 yeas to 3 nays, Roll No. 440.
Pages H6641–43, H6644


Recess: The House recessed at 6:05 p.m. and reconvened at 6:30 p.m.
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Authorizing the use of the Capitol Grounds for the District of Columbia Special Olympics Law Enforcement Torch Run: The House agreed to take from the Speaker's table and agree to H. Con. Res. 69, authorizing the use of the Capitol Grounds for the District of Columbia Special Olympics Law Enforcement Torch Run.
Pages H6644–45


Meeting Hour: Agreed by unanimous consent that when the House adjourns today, it adjourn to meet at 10 a.m. tomorrow, September 6.
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Recess: The House recessed at 8:15 p.m. and reconvened at 11:47 p.m.
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Discharge Petition: Representative Coffman presented to the clerk a motion to discharge the Committee on the Judiciary from the consideration of H.R. 496, to provide provisional protected presence to qualified individuals who came to the United States as children (Discharge Petition No. 4).

Quorum Calls--Votes: Two yea-and-nay votes developed during the proceedings of today and appear on pages H6643 and H6644. There were no quorum calls.

Adjournment: The House met at 2 p.m. and adjourned at 11:48 p.m.

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Committee Meetings

DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR, ENVIRONMENT, AND RELATED AGENCIES APPROPRIATIONS ACT, 2018

Committee on Rules: Full Committee began a hearing on H.R. 3354, the ``Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2018'' [Make America Secure and Prosperous Appropriations Act, 2018]. The Committee granted, by record vote of 9–3, a structured rule for H.R. 3354. The rule provides two hours of general debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Appropriations. The rule waives all points of order against consideration of the bill. The rule provides that an amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the text of Rules Committee Print 115–31, modified by Rules Committee Print 115–32 and the amendment printed in part A of the Rules Committee report, shall be considered as adopted and the bill, as amended, shall be considered as read. The rule waives points of order against provisions in the bill, as amended, for failure to comply with clause 2 or clause 5(a) of rule XXI, except beginning with the colon on page 327, line 22, through ``crime'' on page 328, line 2; beginning with the semicolon on page 535, line 12, through ``(12 U.S.C. 3907(b)(2).'' on page 536, line 14; and section 7080. The rule provides that where points of order are waived against part of a section, a point of order may only be raised against the exposed provision and not the entire section. The rule makes in order only those further amendments printed in part B of the Rules Committee report, amendments en bloc described in section 3 of the resolution, and pro forma amendments described in section 4 of the resolution. Each further amendment printed in the report 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, may be withdrawn by the proponent at any time before action thereon, 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 part B of the report or against amendments en bloc described in section 3 of the resolution. The rule provides that shall be in order at any time for the chair of the Committee on Appropriations or his designee to offer amendments en bloc consisting of amendments printed in the report not earlier disposed of. Amendments en bloc shall be considered as read, shall be debatable for 20 minutes equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Appropriations or their designees, shall not be subject to amendment, except as provided by section 4 of the resolution, and shall not be subject to a demand for division of the question. The rule provides that the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Appropriations or their respective designees may offer up to 20 pro forma amendments each at any point for the purpose of debate. The rule provides that no further consideration of the bill shall be in order except pursuant to a subsequent order of the House. The rule provides that during consideration of H.R. 3354, it shall not be in order to use a decrease in Overseas Contingency Operations funds to offset an amendment that increases an appropriation not designated as Overseas Contingency Operations funds or vice versa, but does not apply to amendments between the Houses. The rule provides that it shall be in order at any time through the legislative day of September 9, 2017, for the Speaker to entertain motions that the House suspend the rules and that the Speaker or his designee shall consult with the Minority Leader or her designee on the designation of any matter for consideration pursuant to this section. The rule Waives clause 6(a) of rule XIII (requiring a two-thirds vote to consider a rule on the same day it is reported from the Rules Committee) against any resolution reported through the legislative day of September 9, 2017. Testimony was heard from Chairman Frelinghuysen and Representatives Lowey, Rogers of Kentucky, Roybal-Allard, Carter of Texas, Diaz-Balart, Price of North Carolina, Aderholt, Bishop of Georgia, Hastings, Polis, Lee, Barr, Bass, Buchanan, Blumenauer, Budd, Jackson Lee, Gaetz, Schiff, Mitchell, Perry, and Rothfus.

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Joint Meetings



No joint committee meetings were held.

NEW PUBLIC LAWS

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For last listing of Public Laws, see Daily Digest, p. D881)

H.R. 3298, to authorize the Capitol Police Board to make payments from the United States Capitol Police Memorial Fund to employees of the United States Capitol Police who have sustained serious line-of-duty injuries, and for other purposes. Signed on August 4, 2017. (Public Law 115–45)

S. 114, 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. Signed on August 12, 2017. (Public Law 115–46)

H.R. 2210, to designate the community living center of the Department of Veterans Affairs in Butler Township, Butler County, Pennsylvania, as the ``Sergeant Joseph George Kusick VA Community Living Center''. Signed on August 16, 2017. (Public Law 115–47)

H.R. 3218, to amend title 38, United States Code, to make certain improvements in the laws administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes. Signed on August 16, 2017. (Public Law 115–48)

H.R. 374, to remove the sunset provision of section 203 of Public Law 105–384, and for other purposes. Signed on August 18, 2017. (Public Law 115–49)

H.R. 510, to establish a system for integration of Rapid DNA instruments for use by law enforcement to reduce violent crime and reduce the current DNA analysis backlog. Signed on August 18, 2017. (Public Law 115–50)

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. Signed on August 18, 2017. (Public Law 115–51)

H.R. 2430, to amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to revise and extend the user-fee programs for prescription drugs, medical devices, generic drugs, and biosimilar biological products, and for other purposes. Signed on August 18, 2017. (Public Law 115–52)

H.R. 339, to amend Public Law 94–241 with respect to the Northern Mariana Islands. Signed on August 22, 2017. (Public Law 115–53)

H.J. Res. 76, granting the consent and approval of Congress for the Commonwealth of Virginia, the State of Maryland, and the District of Columbia to enter into a compact relating to the establishment of the Washington Metrorail Safety Commission. Signed on August 22, 2017. (Public Law 115–54)

H.R. 2288, to amend title 38, United States Code, to reform the rights and processes relating to appeals of decisions regarding claims for benefits under the laws administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes. Signed on August 23, 2017. (Public Law 115–55)

COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR WEDNESDAY,

SEPTEMBER 6, 2017

(Committee meetings are open unless otherwise indicated)

Senate

Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies, business meeting to markup an original bill entitled, ``Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2018'', 11 a.m., SD–124.

Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs, business meeting to markup an original bill entitled, ``Department of State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2018'', 2:30 p.m., SD–124.

Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation: to hold hearings to examine addressing the risk of waste, fraud, and abuse in the Federal Communications Commission's Lifeline Program, 10 a.m., SR–253.

Committee on Finance: business meeting to consider the nominations of Gilbert B. Kaplan, of the District of Columbia, to be Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade, and Matthew Bassett, of Tennessee, to be an Assistant Secretary, and Robert Charrow, of Maryland, to be General Counsel, both of the Department of Health and Human Services, 10 a.m., SD–215.

Committee on Foreign Relations: to hold hearings to examine priorities and challenges in the United States-Turkey relationship, 10:30 a.m., SD–419.

Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions: to hold hearings to examine stabilizing premiums and helping individuals on the individual insurance market for 2018, focusing on state insurance commissioners, 10 a.m., SH–216.

Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs: to hold hearings to examine the history and current reality of the United States health care system, 10 a.m., SD–342.

Committee on the Judiciary: to hold hearings to examine the nominations of Amy Coney Barrett, of Indiana, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Seventh Circuit, Joan Louise Larsen, of Michigan, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Sixth Circuit, William L. Campbell, Jr., to be United States District Judge for the Middle District of Tennessee, Thomas Lee Robinson Parker, to be United States District Judge for the Western District of Tennessee, and Eric S. Dreiband, of Maryland, to be an Assistant Attorney General, Department of Justice, 10 a.m., SD–226.

House
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Committee on Education and the Workforce, Full Committee, hearing entitled ``The Sharing Economy: Creating Opportunities for Innovation and Flexibility'', 10 a.m., 2175 Rayburn.

Committee on Energy and Commerce, Subcommittee on Energy, hearing entitled ``Powering America: Reevaluating PURPA's Objectives and its Effects on Today's Consumers'', 10 a.m., 2123 Rayburn.

Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, hearing entitled ``EPA Oversight: Unimplemented Inspector General and GAO Recommendations'', 10:15 a.m., 2322 Rayburn.

Committee on Financial Services, Subcommittee on Terrorism and Illicit Finance, hearing entitled ``Low Cost, High Impact: Combatting the Financing of Lone-Wolf and Small-Scale Terrorist Attacks'', 2 p.m., 2128 Rayburn.

Committee on Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources, hearing on H.R. 2661, the ``State Mineral Revenue Protection Act''; H.R. 2907, the ``Planning for American Energy Act''; and H.R. 3565, the ``Federal Land Freedom Act'', 10 a.m., 1334 Longworth.

Committee on Rules, Full Committee, continue hearing on H.R. 3354, the ``Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2018'' [Make America Secure and Prosperous Appropriations Act, 2018], 2 p.m., H–313 Capitol.

Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, Subcommittee on Environment; and Subcommittee on Oversight, joint hearing entitled ``Examining the Scientific and Operational Integrity of EPA's IRIS Program'', 10 a.m., 2318 Rayburn.

Committee on Small Business, Full Committee, hearing entitled ``Expediting Economic Growth: How Streamlining Federal Permitting Can Cut Red Tape for Small Businesses'', 11 a.m., 2360 Rayburn.

Committee on Ways and Means, Subcommittee on Human Resources, hearing entitled ``Missing from the Labor Force: Examining Declining Employment among Working-Age Men'', 2 p.m., 1100 Longworth.

Subcommittee on Social Security, hearing entitled ``Determining Eligibility for Disability Benefits: Challenges Facing the Social Security Administration'', 10 a.m., 2020 Rayburn.

CONGRESSIONAL PROGRAM AHEAD

Week of September 6 through September 8, 2017

Senate Chamber

During the balance of the week, Senate may consider any cleared legislative and executive business.

Senate Committees

(Committee meetings are open unless otherwise indicated)

Committee on Appropriations: September 6, Subcommittee on Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies, business meeting to markup an original bill entitled, ``Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2018'', 11 a.m., SD–124.

September 6, Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs, business meeting to markup an original bill entitled, ``Department of State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2018'', 2:30 p.m., SD–124.

September 7, Full Committee, business meeting to consider an original bill entitled, ``Department of State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2018'', and an original bill entitled, ``Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2018'', 10:30 a.m., SD–106.

Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs: September 7, business meeting to consider S. 1463, to amend the Financial Stability Act of 2010 to modify the term of the independent member of the Financial Stability Oversight Council, and the nominations of Joseph Otting, of Nevada, to be Comptroller of the Currency, Department of the Treasury, and Randal Quarles, of Colorado, to be a Member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, to be a Member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (Reappointment), and to be Vice Chairman for Supervision of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System; to be immediately followed by hearings to examine evaluating sanctions enforcement and policy options on North Korea, 9:30 a.m., SD–538.

Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation: September 6, to hold hearings to examine addressing the risk of waste, fraud, and abuse in the Federal Communications Commission's Lifeline Program, 10 a.m., SR–253.

Committee on Energy and Natural Resources: September 7, to hold hearings to examine the nominations of Joseph Balash, of Alaska, to be an Assistant Secretary, and Ryan Douglas Nelson, of Idaho, to be Solicitor, both of the Department of the Interior, and Richard Glick, of Virginia, and Kevin J. McIntyre, of Virginia, both to be a Member of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 10:30 a.m., SD–366.

Committee on Finance: September 6, business meeting to consider the nominations of Gilbert B. Kaplan, of the District of Columbia, to be Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade, and Matthew Bassett, of Tennessee, to be an Assistant Secretary, and Robert Charrow, of Maryland, to be General Counsel, both of the Department of Health and Human Services, 10 a.m., SD–215.

September 7, Full Committee, to hold hearings to examine the Children's Health Insurance Program, focusing on the path forward, 10 a.m., SD–215.

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Committee on Foreign Relations: September 6, to hold hearings to examine priorities and challenges in the United States-Turkey relationship, 10:30 a.m., SD–419.

Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions: September 6, to hold hearings to examine stabilizing premiums and helping individuals on the individual insurance market for 2018, focusing on state insurance commissioners, 10 a.m., SH–216.

September 7, Full Committee, to hold hearings to examine stabilizing premiums and helping individuals in the individual insurance market for 2018, focusing on governors, 9 a.m., SH–216.

Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs: September 6, to hold hearings to examine the history and current reality of the United States health care system, 10 a.m., SD–342.

September 7, Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, to hold oversight hearings to examine Federal infrastructure permitting and the Federal Permitting Improvement Steering Council, 10 a.m., SD–342.

Committee on the Judiciary: September 6, to hold hearings to examine the nominations of Amy Coney Barrett, of Indiana, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Seventh Circuit, Joan Louise Larsen, of Michigan, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Sixth Circuit, William L. Campbell, Jr., to be United States District Judge for the Middle District of Tennessee, Thomas Lee Robinson Parker, to be United States District Judge for the Western District of Tennessee, and Eric S. Dreiband, of Maryland, to be an Assistant Attorney General, Department of Justice, 10 a.m., SD–226.

September 7, Full Committee, business meeting to consider S. 705, to amend the National Child Protection Act of 1993 to establish a national criminal history background check system and criminal history review program for certain individuals who, related to their employment, have access to children, the elderly, or individuals with disabilities, and the nominations of Kurt G. Alme, to be United States Attorney for the District of Montana, Donald Q. Cochran, Jr., to be United States Attorney for the Middle District of Tennessee, Russell M. Coleman, to be United States Attorney for the Western District of Kentucky, Bart M. Davis, to be United States Attorney for the District of Idaho, Robert J. Higdon, Jr., to be United States Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina, Brian J. Kuester, to be United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, and R. Trent Shores, to be United States Attorney for the Northern District of Oklahoma, all of the Department of Justice, 10 a.m., SD–226.

Select Committee on Intelligence: September 7, closed business meeting to consider pending intelligence matters; to be immediately followed by a closed briefing to examine certain intelligence matters, 2 p.m., SH–219.

House Committees

Committee on Armed Services, September 7, Subcommittee on Seapower and Projection Forces; and Subcommittee on Readiness, joint hearing entitled ``Navy Readiness--Underlying Problems Associated with the USS Fitzgerald and USS John S. McCain'', 2 p.m., 2118 Rayburn.

Committee on Energy and Commerce, September 7, Subcommittee on Communications and Technology, hearing entitled ``The Broadcast Incentive Auction: Update on Repacking Opportunities and Challenges'', 10 a.m., 2123 Rayburn.

Committee on Financial Services, September 7, Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit, hearing entitled ``Legislative Proposals for a More Efficient Federal Financial Regulatory Regime'', 10 a.m., 2128 Rayburn.

September 7, Subcommittee on Capital Markets, Securities, and Investment, hearing entitled ``Oversight of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority'', 2 p.m., 2128 Rayburn.

Committee on Foreign Affairs, September 7, Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific, hearing entitled ``Maintaining U.S. Influence in South Asia: The FY 2018 Budget'', 10 a.m., 2172 Rayburn.

September 7, Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation, and Trade, hearing entitled ``U.S. Department of State Counterterrorism Bureau: The FY 2018 Budget'', 2 p.m., 2172 Rayburn.

Committee on Homeland Security, September 7, Full Committee, markup on H.R. 2142, the ``International Narcotics Trafficking Emergency Response by Detecting Incoming Contraband with Technology Act''; H.R. 3101, the ``Strengthening Cybersecurity Information Sharing and Coordination in Our Ports Act of 2017''; H.R. 3551, to amend the Security and Accountability for Every Port Act of 2006 to reauthorize the Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism Program, and for other purposes; and H.R. 3669, the ``Securing General Aviation and Commercial Charter Air Carrier Service Act of 2017'', 10 a.m., HVC–210.

September 7, Subcommittee on Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Protection, hearing entitled ``Challenges of Recruiting and Retaining a Cybersecurity Workforce'', 2 p.m., HVC–210.

Committee on the Judiciary, September 7, Full Committee, markup on H.R. 3229, to protect the safety of judges by extending the authority of the Judicial Conference to redact sensitive information contained in their financial disclosure reports, and for other purposes; H.R. 620, the ``ADA Education and Reform Act of 2017''; and H. Res. 488, resolution of inquiry requesting the President and directing the Attorney General to transmit, respectively, certain documents to the House of Representatives relating to the removal of former Federal Bureau of Investigation Director James Comey, 10 a.m., 2141 Rayburn.

Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, September 7, Subcommittee on Government Operations, hearing entitled ``Examining the Shipment of Illicit Drugs in International Mail'', 2 p.m., 2154 Rayburn.

Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, September 7, Subcommittee on Space, hearing entitled ``Private Sector Lunar Exploration'', 10 a.m., 2318 Rayburn.

Committee on Small Business, September 7, Subcommittee on Economic Growth, Tax, and Capital Access, hearing entitled ``Examining the Small Business Labor Market'', 10 a.m., 2360 Rayburn.

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Committee on Ways and Means, September 7, Full Committee, markup on H. Res. 479, of inquiry directing the Secretary of the Treasury to provide to the House of Representatives the tax return information of President Donald J. Trump as well as the tax returns of each business entity disclosed by Donald J. Trump on his Office of Government Ethics Form 278e'', 2 p.m., 1100 Longworth.September 05, 2017* These figures include all measures reported, even if there was no accompanying report. A total of 146 written reports have been filed in the Senate, 282 reports have been filed in the House.

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Résumé of Congressional Activity

FIRST SESSION OF THE ONE HUNDRED FIFTEENTH CONGRESS

The first table gives a comprehensive résumé of all legislative business transacted by the Senate and House.

The second table accounts for all nominations submitted to the Senate by the President for Senate confirmation.

    DATA ON LEGISLATIVE ACTIVITY

January 3 through August 31, 2017

SenateHouseTotal

Days in session

128124
. .

Time in session

770 hrs., 41544 hrs., 11
. .

Congressional Record:

Pages of proceedings

4,9136,630
. .

Extensions of Remarks

. .1,150
. .

Public bills enacted into law

1540
55

Private bills enacted into law

. .. .
. .

Bills in conference

. .. .
. .

Measures passed, total

236432
668

Senate bills

5011
. .

House bills

26281
. .

Senate joint resolutions

75
. .

House joint resolutions

1519
. .

Senate concurrent resolutions

54
. .

House concurrent resolutions

59
. .

Simple resolutions

128103
. .

Measures reported, total

*199*278
477

Senate bills

1531
. .

House bills

21205
. .

Senate joint resolutions

1. .
. .

House joint resolutions

. .2
. .

Senate concurrent resolutions

1. .
. .

House concurrent resolutions

. .3
. .

Simple resolutions

2367
. .

Special reports

124
. .

Conference reports

. .. .
. .

Measures pending on calendar

16458
. .

Measures introduced, total

2,0704,358
6,428

Bills

1,7513,667
. .

Joint resolutions

48116
. .

Concurrent resolutions

2277
. .

Simple resolutions

249498
. .

Quorum calls

31
. .

Yea-and-nay votes

187206
. .

Recorded votes

. .231
. .

Bills vetoed

. .. .
. .

Vetoes overridden

. .. .
. .

    DISPOSITION OF EXECUTIVE NOMINATIONS

January 3 through August 31, 2017

Civilian nominations, totaling 341, disposed of as follows:

Confirmed

132

Unconfirmed

179

Withdrawn

30

Other Civilian nominations, totaling 710, disposed of as follows:

Confirmed

699

Unconfirmed

11

Air Force nominations, totaling 3,081, disposed of as follows:

Confirmed

3,075

Unconfirmed

6

Army nominations, totaling 5,429, disposed of as follows:

Confirmed

5,420

Unconfirmed

9

Navy nominations, totaling 2,091, disposed of as follows:

Confirmed

2,089

Unconfirmed

2

Marine Corps nominations, totaling 1,311, disposed of as follows:

Confirmed

1,310

Unconfirmed

1

Summary

Total nominations carried over from the First Session

0

Total nominations received this Session

12,963

Total confirmed

12,725

Total unconfirmed

208

Total withdrawn

30

Total returned to the White House

0
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Next Meeting of the
SENATE

10 a.m., Wednesday, September 6

Senate Chamber

Program for Wednesday: Senate will be in a period of morning business.

(Senate will recess from 12:30 p.m. until 2:15 p.m. for their respective party conferences.)

Next Meeting of the
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

10 a.m., Wednesday, September 6

House Chamber

Program for Wednesday: Consideration of H.R. 3354--``Make America Secure and Prosperous Appropriations Act, 2018'' (Subject to a Rule). Consideration of measures under suspension of the Rules.

Extensions of Remarks, as inserted in this issue








HOUSE


Burgess, Michael C., Tex., E1155

Davidson, Warren, Ohio, E1155

Denham, Jeff, Calif., E1158

Foxx, Virginia, N.C., E1160

Johnson, Eddie Bernice, Tex., E1162

Katko, John, N.Y., E1155

Lawson, Al, Jr., Fla., E1158

McCollum, Betty, Minn., E1159

McEachin, A. Donald, Va., E1159

Meng, Grace, N.Y., E1162

Moore, Gwen, Wisc., E1157

Norton, Eleanor Holmes, The District of Columbia, E1158

Pallone, Frank, Jr., N.J., E1156, E1157

Pascrell, Bill, Jr., N.J., E1159

Pelosi, Nancy, Calif., E1162

Pocan, Mark, Wisc., E1161

Posey, Bill, Fla., E1160

Richmond, Cedric L., La., E1158

Rogers, Mike, Ala., E1163

Thompson, Bennie G., Miss., E1162

Veasey, Marc A., Tex., E1156, E1161

Velázquez, Nydia M., N.Y., E1156, E1161

Visclosky, Peter J., Ind., E1155, E1156, E1157, E1158, E1160, E1161

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