Daily Digest

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Daily Digest

Senate

Chamber Action

Routine Proceedings, pages S1223–S1255

Measures Introduced: Twelve bills and six resolutions were introduced, as follows: S. 2453–2464, S.J. Res. 52, S. Res. 414–416, and S. Con. Res. 34–35.
Pages S1243–44

Measures Passed:

National Speech and Debate Education Day: Senate agreed to S. Res. 415, designating March 2, 2018, as ``National Speech and Debate Education Day''.
Page S1254


Career and Technical Education Month: Senate agreed to S. Res. 416, supporting the goals and ideals of Career and Technical Education Month.
Page S1254


Authorizing the Use of Emancipation Hall: Senate agreed to S. Con. Res. 35, authorizing the use of Emancipation Hall in the Capitol Visitor Center for a ceremony to present the Congressional Gold Medal collectively to the members of the Office of Strategic Services.
Pages S1254–55

Appointments:

Joint Select Committee on Budget and Appropriations Process Reform: The Chair, on behalf of the Majority and Minority Leaders of the Senate, pursuant to section 30442 of Public Law 115–123, appointed the following as Members of the Joint Select Committee on Budget and Appropriations Process Reform: Senators Blunt, Perdue, Lankford, Ernst, Whitehouse, Bennet, Schatz, and Hirono.
Page S1254


Joint Select Committee on Solvency of Multiemployer Pension Plans: The Chair, on behalf of the Majority and Minority Leaders of the Senate, pursuant to section 30442 of Public Law 115–123, appointed the following as Members of the Joint Select Committee on Solvency of Multiemployer Pension Plans: Senators Hatch (Co-Chair), Alexander, Portman, Crapo, Brown (Co-Chair), Manchin, Heitkamp, and Smith.
Page S1254


Public Interest Declassification Board: The Chair, on behalf of the Majority Leader, pursuant to Public Law 106–567, the Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2001, appointed the following individual to serve as a member of the Public Interest Declassification Board: Alissa M. Starzak of the District of Columbia.
Page S1254


Vought Nomination--Agreement: Senate resumed consideration of the nomination of Russell Vought, of Virginia, to be Deputy Director of the Office of Management and Budget.
Pages S1233–34

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

By 49 yeas to 48 nays (Vote No. 39), Senate agreed to the motion to close further debate on the nomination.
Pages S1233–34

A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that notwithstanding the provisions of Rule XXII, all post-cloture time on the nomination expire at 4:30 p.m., on Wednesday, February 28, 2018, and Senate vote on confirmation of the nomination, with no intervening action or debate.
Page S1255

A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing for further consideration of the nomination, post-cloture, at approximately 12:45 p.m., on Wednesday, February 28, 2018, and that all time during recess, adjournment, morning business, and Leader remarks count post-cloture on the nomination.
Page S1255


Nominations Confirmed: Senate confirmed the following nominations:

William Northey, of Iowa, to be Under Secretary of Agriculture for Farm and Foreign Agricultural Services.
Page S1227

By 73 yeas to 23 nays (Vote No. EX. 38), Elizabeth L. Branch, of Georgia, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Eleventh Circuit.
Pages S1223–33


Nominations Received: Senate received the following nominations:

Charles P. Verdon, of California, to be Deputy Administrator for Defense Programs, National Nuclear Security Administration.

Theodore J. Garrish, of Maryland, to be an Assistant Secretary of Energy (International Affairs).

Amy Karpel, of Washington, to be a Member of the United States International Trade Commission for the remainder of the term expiring June 16, 2020.

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John Cary Bittick, of Georgia, to be United States Marshal for the Middle District of Georgia for the term of four years.

Thomas T. Cullen, of Virginia, to be United States Attorney for the Western District of Virginia for the term of four years.

Timothy A. Garrison, of Missouri, to be United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri for the term of four years.

Steven L. Gladden, of North Carolina, to be United States Marshal for the Middle District of North Carolina for the term of four years.

Nicola T. Hanna, of California, to be United States Attorney for the Central District of California for the term of four years.

David C. Joseph, of Louisiana, to be United States Attorney for the Western District of Louisiana for the term of four years.

David L. Lyons, of Georgia, to be United States Marshal for the Southern District of Georgia for the term of four years.

Rodney D. Ostermiller, of Montana, to be United States Marshal for the District of Montana for the term of four years.

Kenji M. Price, of Hawaii, to be United States Attorney for the District of Hawaii for the term of four years.

Paul R. Lawrence, of Virginia, to be Under Secretary for Benefits of the Department of Veterans Affairs.

2 Air Force nominations in the rank of general.

5 Navy nominations in the rank of admiral.
Page S1255


Nomination Withdrawn: Senate received notification of withdrawal of the following nomination:

Robert M. Weaver, of Oklahoma, to be Director of the Indian Health Service, Department of Health and Human Services, for the term of four years, which was sent to the Senate on October 24, 2017.
Page S1255


Messages from the House:
Page S1239


Measures Referred:
Page S1239


Measures Read the First Time:
Pages S1239, S1254


Executive Communications:
Pages S1239–42


Executive Reports of Committees:
Pages S1242–43


Additional Cosponsors:
Pages S1244–45


Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:
Pages S1245–53


Additional Statements:
Pages S1238–39


Authorities for Committees to Meet:
Page S1254


Record Votes: Two record votes were taken today. (Total--39)
Pages S1233, S1233–34


Adjournment: Senate convened at 10 a.m. and adjourned at 6:26 p.m., until 12:45 p.m. on Wednesday, February 28, 2018. (For Senate's program, see the remarks of the Majority Leader in today's Record on page S1255.)

Committee Meetings

(Committees not listed did not meet)

BUSINESS MEETING

Committee on Armed Services: Committee ordered favorably reported 1,288 nominations in the Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps.

DEFENSE AUTHORIZATION REQUEST AND FUTURE YEARS DEFENSE PROGRAM

Committee on Armed Services: Committee concluded a hearing to examine United States Cyber Command in review of the Defense Authorization Request for fiscal year 2019 and the Future Years Defense Program, after receiving testimony from Admiral Michael S. Rogers, USN, Commander, United States Cyber Command/Director, National Security Agency/Chief, Central Security Services, Department of Defense.

NOMINATIONS

Committee on Foreign Relations: Committee concluded a hearing to examine the nominations of Kevin Edward Moley, of Arizona, to be an Assistant Secretary of State (International Organization Affairs), Josephine Olsen, of Maryland, to be Director of the Peace Corps, Erik Bethel, of Florida, to be United States Alternate Executive Director of the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development, and Sean Cairncross, of Minnesota, to be Chief Executive Officer, Millennium Challenge Corporation, who was introduced by Senator Cornyn, after the nominees testified and answered questions in their own behalf.

OPIOID CRISIS

Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions: Committee concluded a hearing to examine the opioid crisis, focusing on the role of technology and data in preventing and treating addiction, after receiving testimony from Snezana Mahon, Express Scripts, Inc., St. Louis, Missouri; Sherry L. Green, National Alliance for Model State Drug Laws, Santa Fe, New Mexico; H. Westley Clark, Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, California; and Sanket J. Shah, University of Illinois, Chicago.

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INTELLIGENCE

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

House of Representatives

Chamber Action


Public Bills and Resolutions Introduced: 33 public bills, H.R. 5099–5131; and 12 resolutions, H.J. Res. 129–130; H. Con. Res.108–110; and H. Res. 752–758 were introduced.
Pages H1332–34


Additional Cosponsors:
Pages H1335–36


Report Filed: A report was filed today as follows:

H.R. 146, to take certain Federal lands in Tennessee into trust for the benefit of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, and for other purposes, with an amendment (H. Rept. 115–584).

Speaker: Read a letter from the Speaker wherein he appointed Representative Mitchell to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
Page H1269


Recess: The House recessed at 10:49 a.m. and reconvened at 11 a.m.
Page H1274


Guest Chaplain: The prayer was offered by the Guest Chaplain, Chaplain Robert Vick, American Legion National Chaplain, New Port Richey, FL.
Pages H1274–75


Meeting Hour: Agreed by unanimous consent that when the House adjourns today, it adjourn to meet at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 1st and further, when the House adjourns on that day, it adjourns to meet at 12 noon on Monday, March 5th for Morning Hour debate.
Pages H1277, H1332


Recess: The House recessed at 12:28 p.m. and reconvened at 1:07 p.m.
Page H1286


Question of Privilege: Representative Thompson (CA) rose to a question of the privileges of the House and submitted a resolution. The Chair ruled that the resolution did not present a question of the privileges of the House. Subsequently, Representative Thompson (CA) appealed the ruling of the chair and Representative Burgess moved to table the appeal. Agreed to the motion to table the appeal of the ruling of the Chair by a yea-and-nay vote of 228 yeas to 184 nays, Roll No. 83.
Pages H1286–87


Authorizing the use of Emancipation Hall for a ceremony to present the Congressional Gold Medal collectively to the members of the Office of Strategic Services: The House agreed to discharge from committee and agree to H. Con. Res. 106, authorizing the use of Emancipation Hall for a ceremony to present the Congressional Gold Medal collectively to the members of the Office of Strategic Services.
Page H1290


Suspensions: The House agreed to suspend the rules and pass the following measure:
Amending the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act of 1974 to modify requirements related to mortgage disclosures: H.R. 5078, amended, to amend the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act of 1974 to modify requirements related to mortgage disclosures.
Page H1306


Placing requirements on operational risk capital requirements for banking organizations established by an appropriate Federal banking agency: The House passed H.R. 4296, to place requirements on operational risk capital requirements for banking organizations established by an appropriate Federal banking agency, by a yea-and-nay vote of 245 yeas to 169 nays, Roll No. 89.
Pages H1280–86, H1289–90, H1308–17

Rejected the Maxine Waters (CA) motion to recommit the bill to the Committee on Financial Services with instructions to report the same back to the House forthwith with an amendment, by a yea-and-nay vote of 185 yeas to 228 nays, Roll No. 88.
Pages H1314–16

Pursuant to the Rule, an amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the text of Rules Committee Print 115–60, modified by the amendment printed in part A of H. Rept. 115–582, shall be considered as adopted, in lieu of the amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on Financial Services now printed in the bill.
Pages H1280–81

H. Res. 747, the rule providing for consideration of the bills (H.R. 4296) and (H.R. 4607) was agreed to by a recorded vote of 230 ayes to 177 noes, Roll No. 87, after the previous question ordered by a yea-and-nay vote of 227 yeas to 185 nays, Roll No. 86.
Pages H1289–90


Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act: The House passed H.R. 1865, to amend the Communications Act of 1934 to clarify that section 230 of such Act does not prohibit the enforcement against providers and users of interactive computer services of Federal and State criminal and civil law relating to sexual exploitation of children or sex trafficking, by a recorded vote of 388 ayes to 25 noes, Roll No. 91.
Pages H1277–80, H1287–H1308, H1317–19

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Pursuant to the Rule, it shall be in order to consider as an original bill for the purpose of amendment under the five-minute rule the amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on the Judiciary now printed in the bill.
Pages H1277–80

Agreed to:

Goodlatte amendment (No. 1 printed in H. Rept. 115–583) that makes technical changes to the bill, adds ``attempt'' language that had been inadvertently omitted, clarifies that only sex trafficking victims may recover restitution, and permits the existing affirmative defense to be raised in cases where a defendant is being prosecuted under subsection 2421A(b)(1);
Pages H1301–02

Jackson Lee amendment (No. 3 printed in H. Rept. 115–583) that requests GAO study of: (1) civil damages claimed and awarded in civil actions where the claimant alleges the defendant promoted or facilitated the prostitution of five or more people, or acted in reckless disregard of the fact that their conduct contributed to sex trafficking, filed pursuant to 18 USC 2421A(c); and (2) mandatory restitution requested and orders imposed by courts where a defendant is convicted of using or operating a facility or means of interstate or foreign commerce with intent to promote or facilitate the prostitution of another, promoted or facilitated the prostitution of five or more people, or acted in reckless disregard of the fact that their conduct contributed to sex trafficking, pursuant to 18 USC 2421A(d); and
Pages H1304–05

Mimi Walters (CA) amendment (No. 2 printed in H. Rept. 115–583) that allows enforcement of criminal and civil sex trafficking laws against websites that knowingly facilitate online sex trafficking (by a recorded vote of 308 ayes to 107 noes, Roll No. 90).
Pages H1302–04, H1317–18

H. Res. 748, the rule providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 1865) was agreed to by a recorded vote of 235 ayes to 175 noes, Roll No. 85, after the previous question was ordered by a yea-and-nay vote of 228 yeas to 184 nays, Roll No. 84.
Pages H1287–89


Discharge Petition: Representative Thompson (CA) presented to the clerk a motion to discharge the Committee on the Judiciary from the consideration of H.R. 3464, to prohibit firearms dealers from selling a firearm prior to the completion of a background check (Discharge Petition No. 7).
Page H1285


Senate Message: Message received from the Senate by the Clerk and subsequently presented to the House today appears on page H1286.

Quorum Calls--Votes: Five yea-and-nay votes and four recorded votes developed during the proceedings of today and appear on pages H1287, H1287–88, H1288–89, H1289, H1289–90, H1316, H1316–17, H1317–18, H1318–19. There were no quorum calls.

Adjournment: The House met at 10 a.m. and adjourned at 8:02 p.m.

Committee Meetings

BUSINESS MEETING

Committee on Agriculture: Full Committee held a business meeting to consider the Budget Views and Estimates Letter of the Committee on Agriculture for the Agencies and Programs under the Jurisdiction of the Committee for Fiscal Year 2019. The Budget Views and Estimates were adopted, without amendment.

TERRORISM AND IRAN: DEFENSE CHALLENGES IN THE MIDDLE EAST

Committee on Armed Services: Full Committee held a hearing entitled ``Terrorism and Iran: Defense Challenges in the Middle East''. Testimony was heard from General Joseph L. Votel, Commander, U.S. Central Command.

CBO OVERSIGHT: THE ROLE OF BEHAVIORAL MODELING IN SCORING AND BASELINE CONSTRUCTION

Committee on the Budget: Full Committee held a hearing entitled ``CBO Oversight: The Role of Behavioral Modeling in Scoring and Baseline Construction''. Testimony was heard from the following Congressional Budget Office officials: Keith Hall, Director; Jessica Banthin, Deputy Assistant Director for Health, Retirement, and Long-Term Analysis; and Jeffrey Kling, Associate Director for Economic Analysis.

A MORE EFFECTIVE AND COLLABORATIVE OSHA: A VIEW FROM STAKEHOLDERS

Committee on Education and the Workforce: Subcommittee on Workforce Protections held a hearing entitled ``A More Effective and Collaborative OSHA: A View from Stakeholders''. Testimony was heard from public witnesses.

STATE OF THE NATION'S ENERGY INFRASTRUCTURE

Committee on Energy and Commerce: Subcommittee on Energy held a hearing entitled ``State of the Nation's Energy Infrastructure''. Testimony was heard from Gary McCarthy, Mayor, Schenectady, New York; and public witnesses.

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MONETARY POLICY AND THE STATE OF THE ECONOMY

Committee on Financial Services: Full Committee held a hearing entitled ``Monetary Policy and the State of the Economy''. Testimony was heard from Jerome H. Powell, Chairman, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System.

WOMEN'S ROLE IN COUNTERING TERRORISM

Committee on Foreign Affairs: Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation, and Trade held a hearing entitled ``Women's Role in Countering Terrorism''. Testimony was heard from public witnesses.

THE PUBLIC FACE OF TSA: EXAMINING THE AGENCY'S OUTREACH AND TRAVELER ENGAGEMENT EFFORTS

Committee on Homeland Security: Subcommittee on Transportation and Protective Security held a hearing entitled ``The Public Face of TSA: Examining the Agency's Outreach and Traveler Engagement Efforts''. Testimony was heard from Christine Griggs, Acting Assistant Administrator, Civil Rights and Liberties, Ombudsman and Traveler Engagement, Transportation Security Administration, Department of Homeland Security; Stacey Fitzmaurice, Deputy Assistant Administrator, Office of Security Operations, Transportation Security Administration, Department of Homeland Security; and a public witness.

DOING BUSINESS WITH DHS: INDUSTRY RECOMMENDATIONS TO IMPROVE CONTRACTOR EMPLOYEE VETTING

Committee on Homeland Security: Subcommittee on Oversight and Management Efficiency held a hearing entitled ``Doing Business with DHS: Industry Recommendations to Improve Contractor Employee Vetting''. Testimony was heard from public witnesses.

BUSINESS MEETING

Committee on House Administration: Full Committee held a business meeting on Committee Resolution 115–6, Views and Estimates for Fiscal Year 2019; Committee Resolution 115–7, Changes to the Congressional Member Handbook; and Committee Resolution 115–8, Changes to the Congressional Committee Handbook. Committee Resolutions 115–6, 115–7, and 115–8 were adopted, without amendment.

IMPLEMENTATION OF THE SURVIVORS' BILL OF RIGHTS ACT

Committee on the Judiciary: Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations held a hearing entitled ``Implementation of the Survivors' Bill of Rights Act''. Testimony was heard from public witnesses.

COMPETITION IN THE PHARMACEUTICAL SUPPLY CHAIN: THE PROPOSED MERGER OF CVS HEALTH AND AETNA

Committee on the Judiciary: Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform, Commercial and Antitrust Law held a hearing entitled ``Competition in the Pharmaceutical Supply Chain: the Proposed Merger of CVS Health and Aetna''. Testimony was heard from public witnesses.

LEGISLATIVE MEASURES

Committee on Natural Resources: Subcommittee on Water, Power and Oceans held a hearing on H.R. 2947, the ``Strengthening Coastal Communities Act of 2017''; and H.R. 4880, to revise the boundaries of certain John H. Chaffee Coastal Barrier Resources System Units in Delaware. Testimony was heard from Gary Frazer, Assistant Director for Ecological Services, Fish and Wildlife Service; Philip Griffitts, Commissioner, Bay County Board of County Commissioners, Panama City, Florida; and a public witness.

LIQUIFIED NATURAL GAS AND U.S. GEOPOLITICS

Committee on Natural Resources: Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources held a hearing entitled ``Liquified Natural Gas and U.S. Geopolitics''. Testimony was heard from public witnesses.

FEDERALISM IMPLICATIONS OF TREATING STATES AS STAKEHOLDERS

Committee on Oversight and Government Reform: Full Committee held a hearing entitled ``Federalism Implications of Treating States as Stakeholders''. Testimony was heard from Gary Richard Herbert, Governor, Utah; Susana Martinez, Governor, New Mexico; and Clement Leroy Otter, Governor, Idaho.

A REVIEW OF SEXUAL HARASSMENT AND MISCONDUCT IN SCIENCE

Committee on Science, Space, and Technology: Subcommittee on Research and Technology held a hearing entitled ``A Review of Sexual Harassment and Misconduct in Science''. Testimony was heard from Rhonda Davis, Head, Office of Diversity and Inclusion, National Science Foundation; and public witnesses.

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OCCUPATIONAL HAZARDS: HOW EXCESSIVE LICENSING HURTS SMALL BUSINESS

Committee on Small Business: Subcommittee on Economic Growth, Tax, and Capital Access held a hearing entitled ``Occupational Hazards: How Excessive Licensing Hurts Small Business''. Testimony was heard from public witnesses.

HOW RED TAPE AFFECTS COMMUNITY BANKS AND CREDIT UNIONS: A GAO REPORT

Committee on Small Business: Full Committee held a hearing entitled ``How Red Tape Affects Community Banks and Credit Unions: A GAO Report''. Testimony was heard from Michael Clements, Director, Financial Markets and Community Investment, Government Accountability Office.

THE STATE OF AVIATION SAFETY

Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure: Subcommittee on Aviation held a hearing entitled ``The State of Aviation Safety''. Testimony was heard from Ali Bahrami, Associate Administrator for Aviation Safety, Federal Aviation Administration; Akbar Sultan, Deputy Director of Airspace Operations and Safety Programs, National Aeronautics and Space Administration; John DeLisi, Director, Office of Aviation Safety, National Transportation Safety Board; Matthew Hampton, Assistant Inspector General for Aviation Audits, Office of the Inspector General, Department of Transportation; and a public witness.

BUSINESS MEETING

Committee on Ways and Means: Full Committee held a business meeting on the Adoption of Ways and Means Committee Views and Estimates on the Fiscal Year 2019 Federal Budget. The Budget Views and Estimates were adopted, without amendment.

Joint Meetings

DAV LEGISLATIVE PRESENTATION

Committee on Veterans' Affairs: Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs concluded a joint hearing with the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs to examine the legislative presentation of the Disabled American Veterans, after receiving testimony from Delphine Metcalf-Foster, Disabled American Veterans, Vallejo, California.

NEW PUBLIC LAWS

(For last listing of Public Laws, see Daily Digest, p. D193)

S. 96, to amend the Communications Act of 1934 to ensure the integrity of voice communications and to prevent unjust or unreasonable discrimination among areas of the United States in the delivery of such communications. Signed on February 26, 2018. (Public Law 115–129)

COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR WEDNESDAY,

FEBRUARY 28, 2018

(Committee meetings are open unless otherwise indicated)

Senate

Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation: business meeting to consider S. 1520, to expand recreational fishing opportunities through enhanced marine fishery conservation and management, and the nominations of Joseph Simons, of Virginia, Noah Joshua Phillips, of Maryland, Christine S. Wilson, of Virginia, and Rohit Chopra, of New York, each to be a Federal Trade Commissioner, and Jeffrey DeWit, of Arizona, to be Chief Financial Officer, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 10 a.m., SD–106.

Committee on Energy and Natural Resources: Subcommittee on Water and Power, to hold hearings to examine S. 1142, to extend the deadline for commencement of construction of certain hydroelectric projects, S. 1556, to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to use designated funding to pay for construction of authorized rural water projects, S. 2074, to establish a procedure for the conveyance of certain Federal property around the Jamestown Reservoir in the State of North Dakota, S. 2166, to maintain annual base funding for the Upper Colorado and San Juan fish recovery programs through fiscal year 2023, to require a report on the implementation of those programs, and H.R. 2786, to amend the Federal Power Act with respect to the criteria and process to qualify as a qualifying conduit hydropower facility, 10 a.m., SD–366.

Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions: business meeting to consider S. 2434, to amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to reauthorize user fee programs relating to new animal drugs and generic new animal drugs, S. 292, to maximize discovery, and accelerate development and availability, of promising childhood cancer treatments, S. 2278, to amend the Public Health Service Act to provide grants to improve health care in rural areas, and S. 1091, to establish a Federal Task Force to Support Grandparents Raising Grandchildren, 9:45 a.m., SD–430.

Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs: business meeting to consider H.R. 2825, to amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to make certain improvements in the laws administered by the Secretary of Homeland Security, and the nomination of Michael K. Atkinson, of Maryland, to be Inspector General of the Intelligence Community, Office of the Director of National Intelligence, 10 a.m., SD–342.

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Committee on Veterans' Affairs: to hold a joint hearing with the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs to examine the legislative presentation of The American Legion, 10 a.m., SD–G50.

House

Committee on Energy and Commerce, Subcommittee on Health, hearing entitled ``Combating the Opioid Crisis: Helping Communities Balance Enforcement and Patient Safety'', 1 p.m., 2123 Rayburn.

Committee on Foreign Affairs, Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations, hearing entitled ``Zimbabwe After Mugabe'', 2 p.m., 2172 Rayburn.

Committee on Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Federal Lands, hearing on H.R. 1992, the ``Camp Nelson Heritage Park Study Act''; H.R. 3008, the ``George W. Bush Childhood Home Study Act''; H.R. 4731, to extend the retained use estate for the Caneel Bay resort in St. John, United States Virgin Islands, and for other purposes; and H.R. 5005, to direct the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a special resource study to determine the suitability and feasibility of establishing the birthplace of James Weldon Johnson in Jacksonville, Florida, as a unit of the National Park System, 2 p.m., 1324 Longworth.

Joint Meetings

Joint Hearing: Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs, to hold a joint hearing with the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs to examine the legislative presentation of The American Legion, 10 a.m., SD–G50.

Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe: to hold hearings to examine seeking justice for and securing the legacy of Boris Nemtsov, 3:30 p.m., SD–138.

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Next Meeting of the
SENATE

12:45 p.m., Wednesday, February 28

Senate Chamber

Program for Wednesday: Senate will continue consideration of the nomination of Russell Vought, of Virginia, to be Deputy Director of the Office of Management and Budget, post-cloture, and vote on confirmation of the nomination at 4:30 p.m.

Following disposition of the nomination of Russell Vought, Senate will vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the nomination of A. Marvin Quattlebaum, Jr., to be United States District Judge for the District of South Carolina.

Next Meeting of the
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

1:30 p.m., Thursday, March 1

House Chamber

Program for Thursday: House will meet in Pro Forma session at 1:30 p.m.

Extensions of Remarks, as inserted in this issue







HOUSE


Banks, Jim, Ind., E236

Brady, Robert A., Pa., E226

Carson, André, Ind., E232

Cheney, Liz, Wyo., E225, E226, E227

Chu, Judy, Calif., E227

Cook, Paul, Calif., E232

Correa, J. Luis, Calif., E231

Courtney, Joe, Conn., E225

Davis, Rodney, Ill., E225

Dingell, Debbie, Mich., E232

Duffy, Sean, P., Wisc., E225

Fudge, Marcia L., Ohio, E237

Gallagher, Mike, Wisc., E237

Graves, Sam, Mo., E231

Hastings, Alcee L., Fla., E233

Holding, George, N.C., E229

Hoyer, Steny H., Md., E230

Lipinski, Daniel, Ill., E229

Meadows, Mark, N.C., E235

Olson, Pete, Tex., E225, E230, E231, E231, E232, E233, E236, E237

Panetta, Jimmy, Calif., E236

Poe, Ted, Tex., E226, E230, E231, E233, E234, E235, E237

Renacci, James B., Ohio, E228

Sarbanes, John P., Md., E225

Schakowsky, Janice D., Ill., E227

Sewell, Terri A., Ala., E228

Shimkus, John, Ill., E234

Stefanik, Elise M., N.Y., E229, E231

Swalwell, Eric, Calif., E235

Thompson, Bennie G., Miss., E226, E230, E234, E235, E236, E237

Torres, Norma J., Calif., E236

Wilson, Joe, S.C., E229

Young, David, Iowa, E238, E238, E238, E238, E238, E238, E239, E239, E239, E239

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