Daily Digest

Monday, September 25, 2017

Daily Digest

Senate

Chamber Action

Routine Proceedings, pages S5873–S6095

Measures Introduced: Seven bills and two resolutions were introduced, as follows: S. 1850–1856, and S. Res. 266–267.
Page S5886

Measures Reported:

S. 842, to prohibit Federal agencies and Federal contractors from requesting that an applicant for employment disclose criminal history record information before the applicant has received a conditional offer, with amendments. (S. Rept. No. 115–162)
Page S5886

Measures Considered:

National Defense Authorization Act--Agreement: Senate began consideration of the motion to proceed to consideration of S. 1519, to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2018 for military activities of the Department of Defense, for military construction, and for defense activities of the Department of Energy, to prescribe military personnel strengths for such fiscal year.
Page S5881

A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing for further consideration of the motion to proceed to consideration of the bill at approximately 10 a.m., on Tuesday, September 26, 2017.
Page S6088


National Defense Authorization Act--Agreement: A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that notwithstanding the passage of H.R. 2810, to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2018 for military activities of the Department of Defense, for military construction, and for defense activities of the Department of Energy, to prescribe military personnel strengths for such fiscal year, the instructions to the Clerk in Reed (for Cantwell) Amendment No. 1065 and McCain (for Strange) Amendment No. 1086, be modified with the changes that are at the desk.
Pages S5878, S5889–6088


Nomination Confirmed: Senate confirmed the following nomination:

By 49 yeas to 47 nays (Vote No. EX. 203), William J. Emanuel, of California, to be a Member of the National Labor Relations Board for the term of five years expiring August 27, 2021.
Pages S5875–78, S5878–81, S6095


Nomination Received: Senate received the following nomination:

Peter B. Robb, of Vermont, to be General Counsel of the National Labor Relations Board for a term of four years.
Page S6095


Messages from the House:
Page S5884


Executive Communications:
Pages S5884–85


Additional Cosponsors:
Pages S5886–87


Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:
Pages S5887–89


Additional Statements:
Pages S5882–84


Authorities for Committees to Meet:
Page S5889


Privileges of the Floor:
Page S5889


Record Votes: One record vote was taken today. (Total--203)
Page S5881


Adjournment: Senate convened at 4 p.m. and adjourned at 7:48 p.m., until 10 a.m. on Tuesday, September 26, 2017. (For Senate's program, see the remarks of the Majority Leader in today's Record on page S6088.)

Committee Meetings

(Committees not listed did not meet)

GRAHAM-CASSIDY-HELLER-JOHNSON PROPOSAL

Committee on Finance: Committee concluded a hearing to examine the Graham-Cassidy-Heller-Johnson proposal, after receiving testimony from Senators Graham, Hirono, and Cassidy; former Senator Rick Santorum; Dennis G. Smith, Arkansas Department of Human Services Senior Advisor for Medicaid and Health Care Reform, Little Rock; Teresa Miller, Pennsylvania Department of Human Services Acting Secretary, Harrisburg; and Cindy Mann, Manatt, Phelps and Phillips, and Dick Woodruff, American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, both of Washington, D.C.

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END OF THE YEAR SPENDING

Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs: On Wednesday, September 20, 2017, Subcommittee on Federal Spending Oversight and Emergency Management concluded a hearing to examine end of the year spending, after receiving testimony from Heather Krause, Director, Strategic Issues, Government Accountability Office; and Allan Burman, Section 809 Panel, and Jason J. Fichtner, George Mason University Mercatus Center, both of Arlington, Virginia.

NOMINATIONS

Committee on the Judiciary: On Wednesday, September 20, 2017, Committee concluded a hearing to examine the nominations of Allison H. Eid, of Colorado, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Tenth Circuit, who was introduced by Senator Gardner, Annemarie Carney Axon, to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Alabama, who was introduced by Senator Shelby, Michael Lawrence Brown, and William M. Ray II, each to be a United States District Judge for the Northern District of Georgia, who were both introduced by Senators Isakson and Perdue, and Thomas Alvin Farr, to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of North Carolina, who was introduced by Senator Burr, after the nominees testified and answered questions in their own behalf.

DISASTER PREPAREDNESS AND RESPONSE

Special Committee on Aging: On Wednesday, September 20, 2017, Committee concluded a hearing to examine disaster preparedness and response, focusing on the special needs of older Americans, including S. 1834, to amend title XXVIII of the Public Health Service Act to establish a National Advisory Committee on Seniors and Disasters, after receiving testimony from Fire Chief Jay Delaney, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania; Kathryn Hyer, University of South Florida College of Behavioral and Community Sciences School of Aging Studies, Tampa, Florida; Paul Timmons, Portlight Inclusive Disaster Strategies, Inc., Charleston, South Carolina; and Karen B. DeSalvo, New Orleans, Louisiana.

House of Representatives

Chamber Action


Public Bills and Resolutions Introduced: 10 public bills, H.R. 3819–3828; and 4 resolutions, H. Res. 532, and 534–536 were introduced.
Pages H7485–86


Additional Cosponsors:
Pages H7486–88


Reports Filed: Reports were filed today as follows:

Supplemental Report on H.R. 2824, to amend title V of the Social Security Act to extend the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program (H. Rept. 115–315, Part 2);

H.R. 2199, to improve Federal land management, resource conservation, environmental protection, and use of Federal real property, by requiring the Secretary of the Interior to develop a multipurpose cadastre of Federal real property and identifying inaccurate, duplicate, and out-of-date Federal land inventories, and for other purposes (H. Rept. 115–322);

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, with an amendment (H. Rept. 115–323);

H.R. 986, to clarify the rights of Indians and Indian tribes on Indian lands under the National Labor Relations Act, with an amendment (H. Rept. 115–324);

H.R. 2775, to amend the National Labor Relations Act to require that lists of employees eligible to vote in organizing elections be provided to the National Labor Relations Board, with an amendment (H. Rept. 115–325);

H.R. 2776, to amend the National Labor Relations Act with respect to the timing of elections and pre-election hearings and the identification of pre-election issues, with an amendment (H. Rept. 115–326);

H.R. 767, to establish the Stop, Observe, Ask, and Respond to Health and Wellness Training pilot program to address human trafficking in the health care system, with amendments (H. Rept. 115–327);

H.R. 2422, to amend the Public Health Service Act to improve essential oral health care for low-income and other underserved individuals by breaking down barriers to care, and for other purposes, with an amendment (H. Rept. 115–328);

H.R. 1222, to amend the Public Health Service Act to coordinate Federal congenital heart disease research efforts and to improve public education and awareness of congenital heart disease, and for other purposes, with an amendment (H. Rept. 115–329);

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H.R. 880, to amend the Public Health Service Act to facilitate assignment of military trauma care providers to civilian trauma centers in order to maintain military trauma readiness and to support such centers, and for other purposes, with an amendment (H. Rept. 115–330); and

H. Res. 533, providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 2824) to amend title V of the Social Security Act to extend the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program; providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 2792) to amend the Social Security Act to make certain revisions to provisions limiting payment of benefits to fugitive felons under titles II, VIII, and XVI of the Social Security Act; and for other purposes (H. Rept. 115–331).
Page H7485


Speaker: Read a letter from the Speaker wherein he appointed Representative Marshall to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
Page H7437


Recess: The House recessed at 12:20 p.m. and reconvened at 2 p.m.
Page H7439


Recess: The House recessed at 2:08 p.m. and reconvened at 3:04 p.m.
Page H7440


Suspensions: The House agreed to suspend the rules and pass the following measures:
North Korean Human Rights Reauthorization Act of 2017: H.R. 2061, to reauthorize the North Korean Human Rights Act of 2004, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 415 yeas with none voting ``nay'', Roll No. 531;
Pages H7441–44, H7473–74


Women, Peace, and Security Act of 2017: S. 1141, to ensure that the United States promotes the meaningful participation of women in mediation and negotiation processes seeking to prevent, mitigate, or resolve violent conflict;
Pages H7446–50


Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Commemorative Coin Act: H.R. 1235, amended, to require the Secretary of the Treasury to mint coins in recognition of the 60th Anniversary of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame;
Pages H7450–52


The American Legion 100th Anniversary Commemorative Coin Act: H.R. 2519, to require the Secretary of the Treasury to mint commemorative coins in recognition of the 100th anniversary of The American Legion;
Pages H7452–56


Facilitating construction of a bridge on certain property in Christian County, Missouri: S. 810, to facilitate construction of a bridge on certain property in Christian County, Missouri; and
Pages H7456–57


Department of Veterans Affairs Expiring Authorities Act of 2017: H.R. 3819, to amend title 38, United States Code, to extend certain expiring provisions of law administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs.
Pages H7469–72


Suspension: The House failed to agree to suspend the rules and pass the following measure:
Disaster Tax Relief and Airport and Airway Extension Act of 2017: H.R. 3823, to amend title 49, United States Code, to extend authorizations for the airport improvement program, to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to extend the funding and expenditure authority of the Airport and Airway Trust Fund, and to provide disaster tax relief, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 245 yeas to 171 nays, Roll No. 530.
Pages H7457–69, H7473


Recess: The House recessed at 5:54 p.m. and reconvened at 6:30 p.m.
Page H7473


Suspension--Proceedings Postponed: The House debated the following measure under suspension of the rules. Further proceedings were postponed.
Recognizing that for 50 years the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) has worked toward stability, prosperity, and peace in Southeast Asia: H. Res. 311, amended, recognizing that for 50 years the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) has worked toward stability, prosperity, and peace in Southeast Asia.
Pages H7444–46


Discharge Petition: Representative Michelle Lujan Grisham (NM) presented to the clerk a motion to discharge the Committee on Rules from the consideration of H. Res. 508, providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 1084) to address slow economic growth and spur investment and development in underserved communities across America (Discharge Petition No. 5).

Quorum Calls--Votes: Two yea-and-nay votes developed during the proceedings of today and appear on pages H7473 and H7474. There were no quorum calls.

Adjournment: The House met at 12 noon and adjourned at 8:28 p.m.

Committee Meetings

INCREASING OPPORTUNITY THROUGH EVIDENCE-BASED HOME VISITING ACT; CONTROL UNLAWFUL FUGITIVE FELONS ACT OF 2017

Committee on Rules: Full Committee held a hearing on H.R. 2824, the ``Increasing Opportunity through Evidence-Based Home Visiting Act''; and H.R. 2792, the ``Control Unlawful Fugitive Felons Act of 2017''. The Committee granted, by record vote of 9–2, a structured rule for H.R. 2824. The rule provides one hour of general debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Ways and Means. The rule waives all points of order against consideration of the bill. The rule makes in order as original text for the purpose of amendment an amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the text of Rules Committee Print 115–33 and provides that it shall be considered as read. The rule waives all points of order against that amendment in the nature of a substitute. The rule makes in order only the further amendments printed in the Rules Committee report. Each such amendment 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, 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 the report. The rule provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions. In section 2, the rule grants a closed rule for H.R. 2792. The rule provides one hour of debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Ways and Means. The rule waives all points of order against consideration of the bill. The rule provides that 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 and the bill, as amended, shall be considered as read. The rule waives all points of order against provisions in the bill, as amended. The rule provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions. In section 3, the rule directs the Clerk to, in the engrossment of H.R. 2824, add the text of H.R. 2792 as passed by the House, as a new matter at the end of H.R. 2824 and make conforming modifications in the engrossment. Testimony was heard from Representatives Smith of Nebraska, Danny K. Davis of Illinois, Noem, and Pascrell.

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Joint Meetings

No joint committee meetings were held.

COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR TUESDAY,

SEPTEMBER 26, 2017

(Committee meetings are open unless otherwise indicated)

Senate

Committee on Armed Services: to hold hearings to examine the nomination of General Joseph F. Dunford, Jr., USMC, for reappointment to the grade of general and reappointment to be Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, 10 a.m., SH–216.

Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs: to hold an oversight hearing to examine the Securities and Exchange Commission, 10 a.m., SD–538.

Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation: Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety, Insurance, and Data Security, to hold hearings to examine Federal Trade Commission stakeholder perspectives, focusing on reform proposals to improve fairness, innovation, and consumer welfare, 2:30 p.m., SR–253.

Committee on Energy and Natural Resources: to hold hearings to examine the nominations of Bruce J. Walker, of New York, to be an Assistant Secretary (Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability), and Steven E. Winberg, of Pennsylvania, to be an Assistant Secretary (Fossil Energy), both of the Department of Energy, 10 a.m., SD–366.

Committee on Foreign Relations: business meeting to consider the nominations of Jon M. Huntsman, Jr., of Utah, to be Ambassador to the Russian Federation, Justin Hicks Siberell, of Maryland, to be Ambassador to the Kingdom of Bahrain, and A. Wess Mitchell, of Virginia, to be an Assistant Secretary (European and Eurasian Affairs), all of the Department of State, and J. Steven Dowd, of Florida, to be United States Director of the African Development Bank; to be immediately followed by a hearing to examine managing security assistance to support foreign policy, 10:30 a.m., SD–419.

Committee on the Judiciary: to hold hearings to examine special counsels and the separation of powers, 10 a.m., SD–226.

Select Committee on Intelligence: to receive a closed briefing on certain intelligence matters, 2:30 p.m., SH–219.

House

Committee on Energy and Commerce, Subcommittee on Energy, hearing entitled ``Powering America: Technology's Role in Empowering Consumers'', 10 a.m., 2123 Rayburn.

Committee on Foreign Affairs, Full Committee, hearing entitled ``The Department of State Redesign'', 10 a.m., 2172 Rayburn.

Committee on Homeland Security, Subcommittee on Transportation and Protective Security, hearing entitled ``Raising the Standard: DHS's Efforts to Improve Aviation Security Around the Globe'', 10 a.m., HVC–210.

Subcommittee on Oversight and Management Efficiency, hearing entitled ``DHS Financial Systems: Will Modernization Ever Be Achieved'', 2 p.m., HVC–210.

Committee on House Administration, Full Committee, hearing entitled ``Transforming GPO for the 21st Century and Beyond: Part 3--Federal Depository Library Program'', 10:15 a.m., 1310 Longworth.

Committee on Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Water, Power and Oceans, hearing on H.R. 200, the ``Strengthening Fishing Communities and Increasing Flexibility in Fisheries Management Act''; H.R. 2023, the ``Modernizing Recreational Fisheries Management Act of 2017''; H.R. 3588, the ``RED SNAPPER Act''; and legislation to amend and reauthorize the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, and for other purposes, 10 a.m., 1334 Longworth.

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Subcommittee on Indian, Insular and Alaska Native Affairs, hearing on H.R. 3535, the ``Ruffey Rancheria Restoration Act of 2017''; H.R. 3650, the ``Lumbee Recognition Act''; and H.R. 3744, the ``Tribal Recognition Act of 2017'', 2 p.m., 1334 Longworth.

Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, Full Committee, hearing entitled ``Recommendations of the Commission on Evidence-Based Policymaking'', 10 a.m., 2154 Rayburn.

Subcommittee on the Interior, Energy, and Environment, hearing entitled ``Examining America's Nuclear Waste Management and Storage'', 2 p.m., 2154 Rayburn.

Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment, hearing entitled ``Building a 21st Century Infrastructure for America: Water Stakeholders' Perspectives'', 10 a.m., 2167 Rayburn.

Committee on Veterans' Affairs, Subcommittee on Health, hearing on H.R. 93, to amend title 38, United States Code, to provide for increased access to Department of Veterans Affairs medical care for women veterans; H.R. 501, the ``VA Transparency Enhancement Act of 2017''; H.R. 1063, the ``Veteran Prescription Continuity Act''; H.R. 1066, the ``VA Management Alignment Act of 2017''; H.R. 1943, the ``Restoring Maximum Mobility to Our Nation's Veterans Act of 2017''; H.R. 1972, the ``VA Billing Accountability Act''; H.R. 2147, the ``Veterans Treatment Court Improvement Act of 2017''; H.R. 2225, the ``Veterans Dog Training Therapy Act''; H.R. 2327, the ``PAWS Act of 2017''; and legislation on the VA's Health Professionals Educational Assistance Program, 10 a.m., 334 Cannon.

CONGRESSIONAL PROGRAM AHEAD

Week of September 26 through September 29, 2017

Senate Chamber

On Tuesday, Senate will continue consideration of the motion to proceed to consideration of S. 1519, National Defense Authorization Act.

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 Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry: September 28, to hold hearings to examine rural development and energy programs, focusing on perspectives for the 2018 Farm Bill, 9:30 a.m., SH–216.

Committee on Armed Services: September 26, to hold hearings to examine the nomination of General Joseph F. Dunford, Jr., USMC, for reappointment to the grade of general and reappointment to be Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, 10 a.m., SH–216.

September 28, Full Committee, to receive a closed briefing on North Korea, 10 a.m., SVC–217.

Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs: September 26, to hold an oversight hearing to examine the Securities and Exchange Commission, 10 a.m., SD–538.

September 28, Full Committee, to hold hearings to examine evaluating sanctions enforcement and policy options on North Korea, focusing on Administration perspectives, 9:30 a.m., SD–538.

Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation: September 26, Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety, Insurance, and Data Security, to hold hearings to examine Federal Trade Commission stakeholder perspectives, focusing on reform proposals to improve fairness, innovation, and consumer welfare, 2:30 p.m., SR–253.

September 27, Full Committee, to hold hearings to examine the nominations of Ann Marie Buerkle, of New York, to be Chairman of the Consumer Product Safety Commission, Howard R. Elliott, of Indiana, to be Administrator of the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation, and Walter G. Copan, of Colorado, to be Under Secretary of Commerce for Standards and Technology, 10:30 a.m., SR–253.

September 28, Subcommittee on Aviation Operations, Safety, and Security, to hold hearings to examine Transportation Security Administration modernization, focusing on improvements to aviation security, 10 a.m., SR–253.

Committee on Energy and Natural Resources: September 26, to hold hearings to examine the nominations of Bruce J. Walker, of New York, to be an Assistant Secretary (Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability), and Steven E. Winberg, of Pennsylvania, to be an Assistant Secretary (Fossil Energy), both of the Department of Energy, 10 a.m., SD–366.

September 27, Subcommittee on National Parks, to hold hearings to examine encouraging the next generation to visit National Parks, 2 p.m., SD–366.

Committee on Environment and Public Works: September 27, to hold hearings to examine forest management to mitigate wildfires, focusing on legislative solutions, 10 a.m., SD–406.

Committee on Foreign Relations: September 26, business meeting to consider the nominations of Jon M. Huntsman, Jr., of Utah, to be Ambassador to the Russian Federation, Justin Hicks Siberell, of Maryland, to be Ambassador to the Kingdom of Bahrain, and A. Wess Mitchell, of Virginia, to be an Assistant Secretary (European and Eurasian Affairs), all of the Department of State, and J. Steven Dowd, of Florida, to be United States Director of the African Development Bank; to be immediately followed by a hearing to examine managing security assistance to support foreign policy, 10:30 a.m., SD–419.

September 27, Full Committee, to hold hearings to examine the nominations of Kathleen M. Fitzpatrick, of the District of Columbia, to be Ambassador to the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste, and Daniel J. Kritenbrink, of Virginia, to be Ambassador to the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, both of the Department of State, 10:45 a.m., SD–419.

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September 27, Full Committee, to hold hearings to examine the nominations of Richard Duke Buchan III, of Florida, to be Ambassador to the Kingdom of Spain, and to serve concurrently and without additional compensation as Ambassador to Andorra, Richard Grenell, of California, to be Ambassador to the Federal Republic of Germany, 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, Jamie McCourt, of California, to be Ambassador to the French Republic, and to serve concurrently and without additional compensation as Ambassador to the Principality of Monaco, and Peter Hoekstra, of Michigan, to be Ambassador to the Kingdom of the Netherlands, all of the Department of State, 2:15 p.m., SD–419.

Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions: September 27, business meeting to consider the nominations of Patrick Pizzella, of Virginia, to be Deputy Secretary of Labor, Janet Dhillon, of Pennsylvania, and Daniel M. Gade, of North Dakota, both to be a Member of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and Carlos G. Muniz, of Florida, to be General Counsel, Department of Education, 10 a.m., SD–430.

Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs: September 27, to hold hearings to examine threats to the homeland, 10 a.m., SD–342.

Committee on Indian Affairs: September 27, to hold an oversight hearing to examine the Government Accountability Office reports on human trafficking of Native Americans in the United States, 2:30 p.m., SD–628.

Committee on the Judiciary: September 26, to hold hearings to examine special counsels and the separation of powers, 10 a.m., SD–226.

September 28, Full Committee, business meeting to consider S. 1766, to reauthorize the SAFER Act of 2013, and 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, and Brian Allen Benczkowski, of Virginia, both to be an Assistant Attorney General, Halsey B. Frank, to be United States Attorney for the District of Maine, D. Michael Hurst, Jr., to be United States Attorney for the Southern District of Mississippi, Jeffrey B. Jensen, to be United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Missouri, Thomas L. Kirsch II, to be United States Attorney for the Northern District of Indiana, and William J. Powell, to be United States Attorney for the Northern District of West Virginia, all of the Department of Justice, 9:30 a.m., SD–226.

Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship: September 27, to hold hearings to examine the Small Business Administration's response to the 2017 hurricanes, 3 p.m., SR–428A.

Committee on Veterans' Affairs: September 27, to hold hearings to examine preventing veteran suicide, 10 a.m., SR–418.

Select Committee on Intelligence: September 26, to receive a closed briefing on certain intelligence matters, 2:30 p.m., SH–219.

September 27, Full Committee, to hold closed hearings to examine certain intelligence matters, 2:30 p.m., SH–219.

House Committees

Committee on Armed Services, September 27, Subcommittee on Tactical Air and Land Forces, hearing entitled ``The Army's Tactical Network Modernization Strategy'', 2 p.m., 2212 Rayburn.

Committee on Financial Services, September 27, Subcommittee on Housing and Insurance, hearing entitled ``Overview of the Family Self-Sufficiency Program'', 3 p.m., 2128 Rayburn.

September 28, Subcommittee on Housing and Insurance, hearing entitled ``Examining Insurance for Nonprofit Organizations'', 9:30 a.m., 2128 Rayburn.

Committee on Foreign Affairs, September 27, Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations, hearing entitled ``Rwanda: Democracy Thwarted'', 3 p.m., 2200 Rayburn.

September 27, Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific, hearing entitled ``Burma's Brutal Campaign Against the Rohingya'', 2:30 p.m., 2172 Rayburn.

September 28, Full Committee, markup on H. Res. 422, urging the adherence to the ``one country, two systems'' policy as prescribed in the Joint Declaration between the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and the Government of the People's Republic of China on the Question of Hong Kong; H.R. 425, the ``FTO Passport Revocation Act of 2017''; H.R. 1196, the ``Counterterrorism Screening and Assistance Act of 2017''; H.R. 2658, the ``Venezuela Humanitarian Assistance and Defense of Democratic Governance Act of 2017''; H.R. 3320, to direct the Secretary of State to develop a strategy to regain observer status for Taiwan in the World Health Organization, and for other purposes; H.R. 3342, the ``Sanctioning Hizballah's Illicit Use of Civilians as Defenseless Shields Act''; H.R. 3445, the ``AGOA and MCA Modernization Act''; and H.R. 3329, the ``Hizballah International Financing Prevention Amendments Act of 2017'', 10 a.m., 2172 Rayburn.

Committee on the Judiciary, September 28, Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform, Commercial and Antitrust Law, hearing entitled ``Rulemakers Must Follow the Rules, Too: Oversight of Agency Compliance with the Congressional Review Act'', 9:30 a.m., 2141 Rayburn.

Committee on Natural Resources, September 27, Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, hearing entitled ``Exploring Solutions to Reduce Risks of Catastrophic Wildfire and Improve Resiliency of National Forests'', 3 p.m., 1334 Longworth.

Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, September 28, Full Committee, markup on H.R. 1159, the ``United States and Israel Space Cooperation Act'', 9 a.m., 2318 Rayburn.

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September 28, Subcommittee on Research and Technology; and Subcommittee on Space, joint hearing entitled ``The Great American Eclipse: To Totality and Beyond'', 9:30 a.m., 2318 Rayburn.

Committee on Veterans' Affairs, September 27, Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity, hearing entitled ``How to Improve Access to GI Bill Approved Apprenticeship Programs and How These Programs Benefit Veterans'', 3 p.m., 334 Cannon.

Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, September 28, Full Committee, hearing entitled ``Document Production'', 9 a.m., HVC–210.

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Next Meeting of the
SENATE

10 a.m., Tuesday, September 26

Senate Chamber

Program for Tuesday: Senate will continue consideration of the motion to proceed to consideration of S. 1519, National Defense Authorization Act.

(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., Tuesday, September 26

House Chamber

Program for Tuesday: Consideration of H.R. 2824--Increasing Opportunity and Success for Children and Parents through Evidence-Based Home Visiting Act (Subject to a Rule). Consideration of H.R. 2792--Control Unlawful Fugitive Felons Act of 2017 (Subject to a Rule).

Extensions of Remarks, as inserted in this issue








HOUSE


Barr, Andy, Ky., E1257

Biggs, Andy, Ariz., E1264

Bishop, Sanford D., Jr., Ga, E1259

Brownley, Julia, Calif., E1253

Coffman, Mike, Colo., E1255, E1257, E1259, E1261

Crist, Charlie, Fla., E1260

Cuellar, Henry, Tex., E1255, E1258, E1260, E1262

DeLauro, Rosa L., Conn., E1254, E1256, E1257, E1259, E1260, E1262

Denham, Jeff, Calif., E1262

Frankel, Lois, Fla., E1260

Hastings, Alcee L., Fla., E1256

Himes, James A., Conn., E1263

Krishnamoorthi, Ill., E1258

Larson, John B., Conn., E1254

Lieu, Ted, Calif., E1260

Maloney, Carolyn B., N.Y., E1253

Matsui, Doris O., Calif., E1255

Meehan, Patrick, Pa., E1258

Olson, Pete, Tex., E1258

Pallone, Frank, Jr., N.J., E1263

Pascrell, Bill, Jr., N.J., E1256

Perry, Scott, Pa., E1257, E1261

Rogers, Harold, Ky., E1253

Rooney, Francis, Fla., E1254, E1258

Rutherford, John H., Fla., E1255, E1259, E1261

Ryan, Tim, Ohio, E1258

Shuster, Bill, Pa., E1264, E1264

Stefanik, Elise M., N.Y., E1254

Velázquez, Nydia M., N.Y., E1261

Visclosky, Peter J., Ind., E1254, E1256

Walorski, Jackie, Ind., E1262, E1263

Wilson, Joe, S.C., E1261

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