Proceedings, Debates of the U.S. Congress
April 13, 2018
115th Congress, 2nd Session
Issue: Vol. 164, No. 60 — Daily Edition
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Friday, April 13, 2018
The Senate was not in session and stands adjourned until 3 p.m., on Monday, April 16, 2018.
No committee meetings were held.
House of Representatives
Reports Filed: Reports were filed today as follows:
H.R. 3961, to amend the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act to designate segments of the Kissimmee River and its tributaries in the State of Florida for study for potential addition to the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System, and for other purposes, with an amendment (H. Rept. 115–634);
H.R. 1512, to amend title II of the Social Security Act to provide for the reissuance of Social Security account numbers to young children in cases where confidentiality has been compromised, with an amendment (H. Rept. 115–635);
H.R. 5192, to authorize the Commissioner of Social Security to provide confirmation of fraud protection data to certain permitted entities, and for other purposes, with an amendment (H. Rept. 115–636);
H.R. 5445, to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to improve cybersecurity and taxpayer identity protection, and modernize the information technology of the Internal Revenue Service, and for other purposes, with an amendment (H. Rept. 115–638).
Volcker Rule Regulatory Harmonization Act: The House passed H.R. 4790, to amend the Volcker rule to give the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System sole rulemaking authority, to exclude community banks from the requirements of the Volcker rule, by a yea-and-nay vote of 300 yeas to 104 nays, Roll No. 139.
Pursuant to the Rule, an amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the text of Rules Committee Print 115–67 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.
Meeting Hour: Agreed by unanimous consent that when the House adjourns today, it adjourn to meet at 12 noon on Monday, April 16th for Morning Hour debate.
Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure--Communication: Read a letter from Chairman Shuster wherein he transmitted copies of sixteen resolutions that include eleven lease prospectuses, four special emphasis program prospectuses, and one acquisition included in the General Services Administration's Capital Investment and Leasing Programs. The resolutions were adopted by the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure on April 12, 2018.
Quorum Calls--Votes: One yea-and-nay vote developed during the proceedings of today and appears on page H3222–23. There were no quorum calls.
Adjournment: The House met at 9 a.m. and adjourned at 1:28 p.m.
APPROPRIATIONS--FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY
Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Homeland Security held a budget hearing on the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Testimony was heard from Brock Long, Administrator, Federal Emergency Management Agency.
MILITARY PERSONNEL POSTURE: FY 2019
Committee on Armed Services: Subcommittee on Military Personnel held a hearing entitled ``Military Personnel Posture: FY 2019''. Testimony was heard from Vice Admiral Robert P. Burke, Chief of Naval Personnel, U.S. Navy; Lieutenant General Gina M. Grosso, Deputy Chief of Staff for Manpower, Personnel and Services, U.S. Air Force; Lieutenant General Michael A. Rocco, Deputy Commandant for Manpower and Reserve Affairs, U.S. Marine Corps; and Lieutenant General Thomas Seamands, Deputy Chief of Staff, G–1, U.S. Army.
HIGH OCTANE FUELS AND HIGH EFFICIENCY VEHICLES: CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES
Committee on Energy and Commerce: Subcommittee on Environment held a hearing entitled ``High Octane Fuels and High Efficiency Vehicles: Challenges and Opportunities''. Testimony was heard from public witnesses.
No joint committee meetings were held.
No meetings/hearings scheduled.
Committee on Rules, Full Committee, hearing on H.R. 5192, the ``Protecting Children from Identity Theft Act''; H.R. 5444, the ``Taxpayer First Act''; and H.R. 5445, the ``21st Century IRS Act'', 5 p.m., H–313 Capitol.
Program for Monday: Senate will resume consideration of the motion to concur in the amendment of the House to S. 140, Amending the White Mountain Apache Tribe Water Rights Quantification Act, and vote on the motion to invoke cloture thereon at 5:30 p.m.
Program for Monday: To be announced.
Beyer, Donald S., Jr., Va., E455
Blunt Rochester, Lisa, Del., E457
Carson, André, Ind., E460
Coffman, Mike, Colo., E463
Duffy, Sean, P., Wisc., E462
Esty, Elizabeth H., Conn., E455
Faso, John J., N.Y., E459
Gosar, Paul, Ariz., E462
Hudson, Richard, N.C., E459
Johnson, Eddie Bernice, Tex., E463
Kinzinger, Adam, Ill., E460
Langevin, James R., R.I., E455
Meehan, Patrick, Pa., E461
Newhouse, Dan, Wash., E457
O'Rourke, Beto, Tex., E458
Perry, Scott, Pa., E459
Price, David E., N.C., E458