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116th Congress   }                                           {   Report
                                 SENATE                          
1st Session      }                                           {   116-19
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                              R E P O R T

                           ON THE ACTIVITIES

                                 of the

                          COMMITTEE ON FINANCE

                                 of the

                          UNITED STATES SENATE

                               during the

                             115th CONGRESS

                              pursuant to

                    Rule XXVI of the Standing Rules

                                 of the

                          UNITED STATES SENATE
                          
                          

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                 March 26, 2019.--Ordered to be printed
                 
                 
                 
                          _________ 
                                  
               U.S. GOVERNMENT PUBLISHING OFFICE
 89-010                 WASHINGTON : 2019                      
                 


                 [115th Congress--Committee Membership]

                          COMMITTEE ON FINANCE

                     ORRIN G. HATCH, Utah, Chairman

CHUCK GRASSLEY, Iowa                 RON WYDEN, Oregon
MIKE CRAPO, Idaho                    DEBBIE STABENOW, Michigan
PAT ROBERTS, Kansas                  MARIA CANTWELL, Washington
MICHAEL B. ENZI, Wyoming             BILL NELSON, Florida
JOHN CORNYN, Texas                   ROBERT MENENDEZ, New Jersey
JOHN THUNE, South Dakota             THOMAS R. CARPER, Delaware
RICHARD BURR, North Carolina         BENJAMIN L. CARDIN, Maryland
JOHNNY ISAKSON, Georgia              SHERROD BROWN, Ohio
ROB PORTMAN, Ohio                    MICHAEL F. BENNET, Colorado
PATRICK J. TOOMEY, Pennsylvania      ROBERT P. CASEY, Jr., Pennsylvania
DEAN HELLER, Nevada                  MARK R. WARNER, Virginia
TIM SCOTT, South Carolina            CLAIRE McCASKILL, Missouri
BILL CASSIDY, Louisiana              SHELDON WHITEHOUSE, Rhode 
                                     Island\1\

                   Chris Campbell, Staff Director\2\

                    A. Jay Khosla, Staff Director\3\

          Jeffrey Wrase, Staff Director and Chief Economist\4\

              Joshua Sheinkman, Democratic Staff Director

                             SUBCOMMITTEES

                              HEALTH CARE

               PATRICK J. TOOMEY, Pennsylvania, Chairman

CHUCK GRASSLEY, Iowa                 DEBBIE STABENOW, Michigan
PAT ROBERTS, Kansas                  ROBERT MENENDEZ, New Jersey
MICHAEL B. ENZI, Wyoming             MARIA CANTWELL, Washington
JOHN THUNE, South Dakota             THOMAS R. CARPER, Delaware
RICHARD BURR, North Carolina         BENJAMIN L. CARDIN, Maryland
JOHNNY ISAKSON, Georgia              SHERROD BROWN, Ohio
ROB PORTMAN, Ohio                    MARK R. WARNER, Virginia
DEAN HELLER, Nevada                  RON WYDEN, Oregon
BILL CASSIDY, Louisiana              SHELDON WHITEHOUSE, Rhode 
                                     Island\5\

                                 ______

        INTERNATIONAL TRADE, CUSTOMS, AND GLOBAL COMPETITIVENESS

                      JOHN CORNYN, Texas, Chairman

CHUCK GRASSLEY, Iowa                 ROBERT P. CASEY, Jr., Pennsylvania
PAT ROBERTS, Kansas                  DEBBIE STABENOW, Michigan
JOHNNY ISAKSON, Georgia              BILL NELSON, Florida
JOHN THUNE, South Dakota             CLAIRE McCASKILL, Missouri
DEAN HELLER, Nevada                  BENJAMIN L. CARDIN, Maryland\6\

                                  (ii)


             ENERGY, NATURAL RESOURCES, AND INFRASTRUCTURE

                     DEAN HELLER, Nevada, Chairman

CHUCK GRASSLEY, Iowa                 MICHAEL F. BENNET, Colorado
MIKE CRAPO, Idaho                    MARIA CANTWELL, Washington
MICHAEL B. ENZI, Wyoming             BILL NELSON, Florida
JOHN CORNYN, Texas                   ROBERT MENENDEZ, New Jersey
RICHARD BURR, North Carolina         THOMAS R. CARPER, Delaware
TIM SCOTT, South Carolina            MARK R. WARNER, Virginia
BILL CASSIDY, Louisiana              SHELDON WHITEHOUSE, Rhode 
                                     Island\5\

                                 ______

              SOCIAL SECURITY, PENSIONS, AND FAMILY POLICY

                   BILL CASSIDY, Louisiana, Chairman

ROB PORTMAN, Ohio                    SHERROD BROWN, Ohio
MIKE CRAPO, Idaho                    ROBERT P. CASEY, Jr., Pennsylvania
PATRICK J. TOOMEY, Pennsylvania

                                 ______

                       TAXATION AND IRS OVERSIGHT

                      ROB PORTMAN, Ohio, Chairman

MIKE CRAPO, Idaho                    MARK R. WARNER, Virginia
PAT ROBERTS, Kansas                  THOMAS R. CARPER, Delaware
MICHAEL B. ENZI, Wyoming             BENJAMIN L. CARDIN, Maryland
JOHN CORNYN, Texas                   CLAIRE McCASKILL, Missouri
JOHN THUNE, South Dakota             ROBERT MENENDEZ, New Jersey
RICHARD BURR, North Carolina         MICHAEL F. BENNET, Colorado
JOHNNY ISAKSON, Georgia              ROBERT P. CASEY, Jr., Pennsylvania
PATRICK J. TOOMEY, Pennsylvania      MARIA CANTWELL, Washington
TIM SCOTT, South Carolina            SHELDON WHITEHOUSE, Rhode 
                                     Island\5\

                                 ______

               FISCAL RESPONSIBILITY AND ECONOMIC GROWTH

                  TIM SCOTT, South Carolina, Chairman

ORRIN G. HATCH, Utah                 RON WYDEN, Oregon

----------
\1\Joined the committee on January 9, 2018.
\2\Left the committee on August 4, 2017.
\3\Became staff director on August 4, 2017; left the committee on June 
29, 2018.
\4\Became staff director on June 29, 2018.
\5\Joined the subcommittee on January 17, 2018.
\6\Joined the subcommittee on January 17, 2018.

                                 (iii)



                         LETTER OF TRANSMITTAL

                              ----------                              

                                       U.S. Senate,
                                      Committee on Finance,
                                    Washington, DC, March 26, 2019.
Honorable Julie E. Adams,
Secretary, U.S. Senate,
Washington, DC.
    Dear Madam Secretary: In accordance with rule XXVI of the 
Standing Rules of the United States Senate and the pertinent 
unanimous consent order pertaining to this rule, I am 
transmitting herewith a report on the activities of the 
Committee on Finance of the United States Senate for the 115th 
Congress.

            Sincerely,
                                          Chuck Grassley, Chairman.
      

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                            C O N T E N T S

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115th Congress--Committee Membership.............................    ii
Letter of Transmittal............................................     v
Committee Jurisdiction...........................................     1
Rules of Procedure...............................................     2
Tax--Summary of Activities.......................................     5
    Full Committee Hearings......................................     5
    Full Committee Executive Meetings............................     7
    Senators Only Meetings.......................................     7
    Conference Committee.........................................     7
    Subcommittee on Taxation and IRS Oversight...................     7
Trade--Summary of Activities.....................................     9
    Full Committee Hearings......................................     9
    Full Committee Executive Meetings............................    10
    Senators Only Meetings.......................................    10
    Senate Advisory Group on Negotiations........................    11
    Subcommittee on International Trade, Customs, and Global 
      Competitiveness............................................    11
Health--Summary of Activities....................................    13
    Full Committee Hearings......................................    14
    Full Committee Executive Meetings............................    17
    Subcommittee on Health Care..................................    17
Social Security--Summary of Activities...........................    19
    Subcommittee on Social Security, Pensions, and Family Policy.    19
Oversight and Investigations--Summary of Activities..............    21
    Full Committee Hearing.......................................    22
Nominations......................................................    23
Bills and Resolutions Referred to the Committee..................    41
Reports, Prints, and Studies.....................................    43
Official Communications..........................................    45

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116th Congress     }                                        {   Report
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 REPORT ON THE ACTIVITIES OF THE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE DURING THE 115TH 
                                CONGRESS

                                _______
                                

                 March 26, 2019.--Ordered to be printed

                                _______
                                

  Mr. Grassley, from the Committee on Finance, submitted the following

                                 REPORT

    This report reviews the legislative and oversight 
activities of the Committee on Finance during the 115th 
Congress. These activities parallel the broad scope of 
responsibilities vested in the committee by the Legislative 
Reorganization Act of 1946, as amended, rule XXV(k) of the 
Standing Rules of the Senate, and additional authorizing 
resolutions.

                         COMMITTEE JURISDICTION

    Rule XXV(i) of the Standing Rules of the Senate requires 
reference to this committee of all proposed legislation, and 
other matters, dealing with (i) Committee on Finance, to which 
committee shall be referred all proposed legislation, messages, 
petitions, memorials, and other matters relating to the 
following subjects:
           1. Bonded debt of the United States, except as 
        provided in the Congressional Budget Act of 1974.
           2. Customs, collection districts, and ports of entry 
        and delivery.
           3. Deposit of public moneys.
           4. General revenue sharing.
           5. Health programs under the Social Security Act and 
        health programs financed by a specific tax or trust 
        fund.
           6. National social security.
           7. Reciprocal trade agreements.
           8. Revenue measures generally, except as provided in 
        the Congressional Budget Act of 1974.
           9. Revenue measures relating to the insular 
        possessions.
          10. Tariffs and import quotas, and matters related 
        thereto.
          11. Transportation of dutiable goods.

                                  (1)

                            COMMITTEE RULES

                         I. RULES OF PROCEDURE

    Rule 1.  Regular Meeting Days.--The regular meeting day of the 
committee shall be the second and fourth Tuesday of each month, except 
that if there be no business before the committee the regular meeting 
shall be omitted.
    Rule 2.  Committee Meetings.--(a) Except as provided by paragraph 3 
of Rule XXVI of the Standing Rules of the Senate (relating to special 
meetings called by a majority of the committee) and subsection (b) of 
this rule, committee meetings, for the conduct of business, for the 
purpose of holding hearings, or for any other purpose, shall be called 
by the chairman. Members will be notified of committee meetings at 
least 48 hours in advance, unless the chairman determines that an 
emergency situation requires a meeting on shorter notice. The 
notification will include a written agenda together with materials 
prepared by the staff relating to that agenda. After the agenda for a 
committee meeting is published and distributed, no nongermane items may 
be brought up during that meeting unless at least two-thirds of the 
members present agree to consider those items.
      (b) In the absence of the chairman, meetings of the committee may 
be called by the ranking majority member of the committee who is 
present, provided authority to call meetings has been delegated to such 
member by the chairman.
    Rule 3.  Presiding Officer.--(a) The chairman shall preside at all 
meetings and hearings of the committee except that in his absence the 
ranking majority member who is present at the meeting shall preside.
      (b) Notwithstanding the rule prescribed by subsection (a) any 
member of the committee may preside over the conduct of a hearing.
    Rule 4.  Quorums.--(a) Except as provided in subsection (b) one-
third of the membership of the committee, including not less than one 
member of the majority party and one member of the minority party, 
shall constitute a quorum for the conduct of business.
      (b) Notwithstanding the rule prescribed by subsection (a) one 
member shall constitute a quorum for the purpose of conducting a 
hearing.
    Rule 5.  Reporting of Measures or Recommendations.--No measure or 
recommendation shall be reported from the committee unless a majority 
of the committee is actually present and a majority of those present 
concur.
    Rule 6.  Proxy Voting; Polling.--(a) Except as provided by 
paragraph 7(a)(3) of Rule XXVI of the Standing Rules of the Senate 
(relating to limitation on use of proxy voting to report a measure or 
matter), members who are unable to be present may have their vote 
recorded by proxy.
      (b) At the discretion of the committee, members who are unable to 
be present and whose vote has not been cast by proxy may be polled for 
the purpose of recording their vote on any rollcall taken by the 
committee.
    Rule 7.  Order of Motions.--When several motions are before the 
committee dealing with related or overlapping matters, the chairman may 
specify the order in which the motions shall be voted upon.
    Rule 8.  Bringing a Matter to a Vote.--If the chairman determines 
that a motion or amendment has been adequately debated, he may call for 
a vote on such motion or amendment, and the vote shall then be taken, 
unless the committee votes to continue debate on such motion or 
amendment, as the case may be. The vote on a motion to continue debate 
on any motion or amendment shall be taken without debate.
    Rule 9.  Public Announcement of Committee Votes.--Pursuant to 
paragraph 7(b) of Rule XXVI of the Standing Rules of the Senate 
(relating to public announcement of votes), the results of rollcall 
votes taken by the committee on any measure (or amendment thereto) or 
matter shall be announced publicly not later than the day on which such 
measure or matter is ordered reported from the committee.
    Rule 10.  Subpoenas.--Subpoenas for attendance of witnesses and the 
production of memoranda, documents, and records shall be issued by the 
chairman, or by any other member of the committee designated by him.
    Rule 11.  Nominations.--In considering a nomination, the committee 
may conduct an investigation or review of the nominee's experience, 
qualifications, and suitability, to serve in the position to which he 
or she has been nominated. To aid in such investigation or review, each 
nominee may be required to submit a sworn detailed statement including 
biographical, financial, policy, and other information which the 
committee may request. The committee may specify which items in such 
statement are to be received on a confidential basis. Witnesses called 
to testify on the nomination may be required to testify under oath.
    Rule 12.  Open Committee Hearings.--To the extent required by 
paragraph 5 of Rule XXVI of the Standing Rules of the Senate (relating 
to limitations on open hearings), each hearing conducted by the 
committee shall be open to the public.
    Rule 13.  Announcement of Hearings.--The committee shall undertake 
consistent with the provisions of paragraph 4(a) of Rule XXVI of the 
Standing Rules of the Senate (relating to public notice of committee 
hearings) to issue public announcements of hearings it intends to hold 
at least one week prior to the commencement of such hearings.
    Rule 14.  Witnesses at Hearings.--(a) Each witness who is scheduled 
to testify at any hearing must submit his written testimony to the 
staff director not later than noon of the business day immediately 
before the last business day preceding the day on which he is scheduled 
to appear. Such written testimony shall be accompanied by a brief 
summary of the principal points covered in the written testimony. 
Having submitted his written testimony, the witness shall be allowed 
not more than 10 minutes for oral presentation of his statement.
      (b) Witnesses may not read their entire written testimony, but 
must confine their oral presentation to a summarization of their 
arguments.
      (c) Witnesses shall observe proper standards of dignity, decorum, 
and propriety while presenting their views to the committee. Any 
witness who violates this rule shall be dismissed, and his testimony 
(both oral and written) shall not appear in the record of the hearing.
      (d) In scheduling witnesses for hearings, the staff shall attempt 
to schedule witnesses so as to attain a balance of views early in the 
hearings. Every member of the committee may designate witnesses who 
will appear before the committee to testify. To the extent that a 
witness designated by a member cannot be scheduled to testify during 
the time set aside for the hearing, a special time will be set aside 
for the witness to testify if the member designating that witness is 
available at that time to chair the hearing.
    Rule 15.  Audiences.--Persons admitted into the audience for open 
hearings of the committee shall conduct themselves with the dignity, 
decorum, courtesy, and propriety traditionally observed by the Senate. 
Demonstrations of approval or disapproval of any statement or act by 
any member or witness are not allowed. Persons creating confusion or 
distractions or otherwise disrupting the orderly proceeding of the 
hearing shall be expelled from the hearing.
    Rule 16.  Broadcasting of Hearings.--(a) Broadcasting of open 
hearings by television or radio coverage shall be allowed upon approval 
by the chairman of a request filed with the staff director not later 
than noon of the day before the day on which such coverage is desired.
      (b) If such approval is granted, broadcasting coverage of the 
hearing shall be conducted unobtrusively and in accordance with the 
standards of dignity, propriety, courtesy, and decorum traditionally 
observed by the Senate.
      (c) Equipment necessary for coverage by television and radio 
media shall not be installed in, or removed from, the hearing room 
while the committee is in session.
      (d) Additional lighting may be installed in the hearing room by 
the media in order to raise the ambient lighting level to the lowest 
level necessary to provide adequate television coverage of the hearing 
at the then current state of the art of television coverage.
      (e) The additional lighting authorized by subsection (d) of this 
rule shall not be directed into the eyes of any members of the 
committee or of any witness, and at the request of any such member or 
witness, offending lighting shall be extinguished.
    Rule 17.  Subcommittees.--(a) The chairman, subject to the approval 
of the committee, shall appoint legislative subcommittees. All 
legislation shall be kept on the full committee calendar unless a 
majority of the members present and voting agree to refer specific 
legislation to an appropriate subcommittee.
      (b) The chairman may limit the period during which House-passed 
legislation referred to a subcommittee under paragraph (a) will remain 
in that subcommittee. At the end of that period, the legislation will 
be restored to the full committee calendar. The period referred to in 
the preceding sentences should be 6 weeks, but may be extended in the 
event that adjournment or a long recess is imminent.
      (c) All decisions of the chairman are subject to approval or 
modification by a majority vote of the committee.
      (d) The full committee may at any time by majority vote of those 
members present discharge a subcommittee from further consideration of 
a specific piece of legislation.
      (e) The chairman and ranking minority member shall serve as 
nonvoting ex officio members of the subcommittees on which they do not 
serve as voting members.
      (f) Any member of the committee may attend hearings held by any 
subcommittee and question witnesses testifying before that 
subcommittee.
      (g) Subcommittee meeting times shall be coordinated by the staff 
director to ensure that--
          (1) no subcommittee meeting will be held when the committee 
        is in executive session, except by unanimous consent;
          (2) no more than one subcommittee will meet when the full 
        committee is holding hearings; and
          (3) not more than two subcommittees will meet at the same 
        time.
    Notwithstanding paragraphs (2) and (3), a subcommittee may meet 
when the full committee is holding hearings and two subcommittees may 
meet at the same time only upon the approval of the chairman and the 
ranking minority member of the committee and subcommittees involved.
      (h) All nominations shall be considered by the full committee.
      (i) The chairman will attempt to schedule reasonably frequent 
meetings of the full committee to permit consideration of legislation 
reported favorably to the committee by the subcommittees.
    Rule 18.  Transcripts of Committee Meetings.--An accurate record 
shall be kept of all markups of the committee, whether they be open or 
closed to the public. A transcript, marked as ``uncorrected,'' shall be 
available for inspection by members of the Senate, or members of the 
committee together with their staffs, at any time. Not later than 21 
business days after the meeting occurs, the committee shall make 
publicly available through the Internet--
      (a) a video recording;
      (b) an audio recording; or
      (c) after all members of the committee have had a reasonable 
opportunity to correct their remarks for grammatical errors or to 
accurately reflect statements, a corrected transcript.
    Notwithstanding the above, in the case of the record of an 
executive session of the committee that is closed to the public 
pursuant to Rule XXVI of the Standing Rules of the Senate, the record 
shall not be published or made public in any way except by majority 
vote of the committee after all members of the committee have had a 
reasonable opportunity to correct their remarks for grammatical errors 
or to accurately reflect statements made.
    Rule 19.  Amendment of Rules.--The foregoing rules may be added to, 
modified, amended, or suspended at any time.

                                  TAX

                         SUMMARY OF ACTIVITIES

    In the 115th Congress, the Senate Finance Committee 
reported major legislation reforming and reducing taxes in the 
United States Internal Revenue Code, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, 
which was signed into law on December 22, 2017, as ``An Act to 
provide for reconciliation pursuant to titles II and V of the 
concurrent resolution on the budget for fiscal year 2018.'' The 
committee also played a leading role in preventing tax cuts 
from expiring for American families and businesses.
    A series of hearings held by the Senate Finance Committee 
during the 115th Congress examined policy options related to 
comprehensive tax reform, individual taxation, business 
taxation, international taxation and tax administration, and 
also examined the impact of tax legislation.

                        Full Committee Hearings

2017
April 6, 2017--``The 2017 Tax Filing Season: Internal Revenue 
    Service Operations and the Taxpayer Experience.'' This 
    hearing examined issues related to the 2017 tax filing 
    season, including IRS performance, customer service 
    challenges, and information technology. Testimony was heard 
    from the Honorable John Koskinen, Commissioner, Internal 
    Revenue Service, Washington, DC.
May 25, 2017--``Fiscal Year 2018 Budget Proposals for the 
    Department of Treasury and Tax Reform.'' The hearing 
    covered the President's 2018 Budget and touched on 
    operations of the Department of Treasury and Tax Reform. 
    Testimony was heard from the Honorable Steven Mnuchin, 
    Secretary of the Treasury, United States Department of the 
    Treasury, Washington, DC.
July 18, 2017--``Comprehensive Tax Reform: Prospects and 
    Challenges.'' The hearing covered issues surrounding 
    potential tax reform plans including individual, business, 
    and international proposals. Testimony was heard from the 
    Honorable Jonathan Talisman, former Assistant Secretary for 
    Tax Policy 2000-2001, United States Department of the 
    Treasury, Washington, DC; the Honorable Pamela F. Olson, 
    former Assistant Secretary for Tax Policy 2002-2004, United 
    States Department of the Treasury, Washington, DC; the 
    Honorable Eric Solomon, former Assistant Secretary for Tax 
    Policy 2006-2009, United States Department of the Treasury, 
    Washington, DC; and the Honorable Mark J. Mazur, former 
    Assistant Secretary for Tax Policy 2012-2017, United States 
    Department of the Treasury, Washington, DC.
August 1, 2017--``America's Affordable Housing Crisis: 
    Challenges and Solutions.'' This hearing addressed the 
    Nation's affordable housing crisis and how a bipartisan 
    solution could be reached to provide assistance to the 
    American people. Testimony was heard from Mr. Daniel 
    Garcia-Diaz, Director, Financial Markets and Community 
    Investment, United States Government Accountability Office, 
    Washington, DC; Mr. Grant S. Whitaker, president, National 
    Council of State Housing Agencies, Washington, DC; the 
    Honorable Katherine M. O'Regan, Ph.D., professor of public 
    policy and planning, and faculty director, Furman Center 
    for Real Estate and Urban Policy, Robert F. Wagner Graduate 
    School of Public Service, New York University, New York, 
    NY; Mr. Kirk McClure, Ph.D., professor, Urban Planning 
    Program, School of Public Policy and Administration, 
    College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, University of Kansas, 
    Lawrence, KS; and Mr. Granger MacDonald, chairman of the 
    board of directors, National Association of Home Builders, 
    Washington, DC.
September 14, 2017--``Individual Tax Reform.'' The hearing 
    covered issues surrounding potential plans relating to 
    individual tax reform. Testimony was heard from Mr. Alex 
    Brill, research fellow, American Enterprise Institute, 
    Washington, DC; Ms. Iona C. Harrison, senior vice 
    president, Pioneer Realty, Upper Marlboro, MD; Ms. Lily 
    Batchelder, professor of law and public policy at New York 
    University School of Law and affiliated professor at New 
    York University Wagner School of Public Service, New York 
    University, New York, NY; and Mr. Ramesh Ponnuru, visiting 
    fellow, American Enterprise Institute, Washington, DC.
September 19, 2017--``Business Tax Reform.'' The hearing 
    covered issues surrounding potential plans relating to 
    business tax reform. Testimony was heard from Mr. Scott A. 
    Hodge, president, Tax Foundation, Washington, DC; Donald B. 
    Marron, Ph.D., institute fellow, Urban Institute and Urban-
    Brookings Tax Policy Center, Washington, DC; Mr. Troy K. 
    Lewis, CPA, CGMA, immediate past chair, tax executive 
    committee, American Institute of Certified Public 
    Accountants, Provo, UT; and Mr. Jeffrey D. DeBoer, 
    president and chief executive officer, the Real Estate 
    Roundtable, Washington, DC.
October 3, 2017--``International Tax Reform.'' The hearing 
    covered issues surrounding potential plans relating to 
    international tax reform. Testimony was heard from Mr. Bret 
    Wells, professor of law and George Butler research 
    professor of law, Law Center, University of Houston, 
    Houston, TX; Kimberly Clausing, Ph.D., Thormund A. Miller 
    and Walter Mintz professor of economics, Reed College, 
    Portland, OR; Mr. Stephen E. Shay, senior lecturer on law, 
    Harvard Law School, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA; and 
    Mr. Itai Grinberg, professor of law, Georgetown University 
    Law Center, Washington, DC.
2018
February 14, 2018--``President's Fiscal Year 2019 Budget.'' The 
    hearing covered the President's 2019 Budget. Testimony was 
    heard from the Honorable Steven Mnuchin, Secretary of the 
    Treasury, United States Department of the Treasury, 
    Washington, DC.
February 14, 2018--``President's Fiscal Year 2019 Budget.'' The 
    hearing covered the President's 2019 Budget and touched on 
    operations of the Department of Treasury. Testimony was 
    heard from the Honorable David J. Kautter, Acting 
    Commissioner, Internal Revenue Service, and Assistant 
    Secretary for Tax Policy, United States Department of the 
    Treasury, Washington, DC.
April 12, 2018--``The 2018 Tax Filing Season and Future IRS 
    Challenges.'' The hearing examined the operations of the 
    Internal Revenue Service and challenges they face in the 
    future. Testimony was heard from the Honorable David J. 
    Kautter, Acting Commissioner, Internal Revenue Service, and 
    Assistant Secretary for Tax Policy, United States 
    Department of the Treasury, Washington, DC.
April 24, 2018--``Early Impressions of the New Tax Law.'' The 
    hearing examined the recently passed Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. 
    Testimony was heard from Mr. David K. Cranston, Jr., 
    president, Cranston Material Handling Equipment 
    Corporation, McKees Rocks, PA; Mr. David Kamin, professor 
    of law, New York University School of Law, New York, NY; 
    Ms. Rebecca Kysar, professor of law, Brooklyn Law School, 
    New York, NY; and Dr. Douglas Holtz-Eakin, president, 
    American Action Forum, Washington, DC.

                   Full Committee Executive Meetings

2017
November 13, 2017--Open Executive Session to consider an 
    original bill entitled ``The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.''
November 14, 2017--Continuation of the Open Executive Session 
    to consider an original bill entitled ``The Tax Cuts and 
    Jobs Act.''
November 15, 2017--Continuation of the Open Executive Session 
    to consider an original bill entitled ``The Tax Cuts and 
    Jobs Act.''
November 16, 2017--Continuation of the Open Executive Session 
    to consider an original bill entitled ``The Tax Cuts and 
    Jobs Act.''

                         Senators Only Meetings

2017
May 17, 2017--Full Committee Members' Meeting with Secretary of 
    the Treasury Steven Mnuchin and National Economic Council 
    Director Gary Cohn to discuss tax reform.
September 13, 2017--Full Committee Members' Meeting on tax 
    reform.

                          Conference Committee

2017
December 13, 2017--Conference Committee Session on H.R. 1, the 
    Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.

               Subcommittee on Taxation and IRS Oversight

July 26, 2018--``Improving Tax Administration Today.'' This 
    hearing addressed IRS oversight challenges and how Congress 
    may assist the Department with legislation moving forward. 
    Testimony was heard from Ms. Caroline Bruckner, managing 
    director, Kogod Tax Policy Center, American University, 
    Washington, DC; Ms. Phyllis Jo Kubey, member, National 
    Association of Enrolled Agents and IRS Advisory Council, 
    Washington, DC; Ms. Nina E. Olson, National Taxpayer 
    Advocate, Internal Revenue Service, Washington, DC; Mr. 
    John Sapp, chair, Electronic Tax Administration Advisory 
    Committee, Washington, DC; and Ms. Rebecca Thompson, 
    project director, Taxpayer Opportunity Network, Prosperity 
    Now, Washington, DC.

                                 TRADE

                         SUMMARY OF ACTIVITIES

    In the 115th Congress, the Senate Finance Committee sought 
to enact policies to expand trade and investment-related 
opportunities for American businesses and to advise the 
administration on the conduct of trade policy. The committee 
directed and oversaw the miscellaneous tariff bill petition and 
review process, and passed into law the Miscellaneous Tariff 
Bill Act to temporarily remove and reduce tariffs on inputs for 
American manufacturing. The committee also guided passage of an 
extension of the Generalized System of Preferences program to 
December 31, 2020. The committee advised and conducted 
oversight of the administration's trade actions, including 
negotiations with Canada and Mexico on the modernization of 
North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). The committee also 
examined a number of the administration's tariff actions, 
particularly those pursuant to section 232 of the Trade 
Expansion Act of 1962, and section 301 of the Trade Act of 
1974. The committee held several hearings to examine the 
successes and challenges of U.S. trade policies and to assess 
opportunities to improve and increase trade.

                        Full Committee Hearings

2017
June 21, 2017--``President's Trade Policy Agenda and Fiscal 
    Year 2018 Budget.'' The committee examined the President's 
    trade priorities for 2017, including the negotiations with 
    Canada and Mexico to modernize NAFTA and the 
    administration's adherence to the standards set by Trade 
    Promotion Authority. The committee also examined the 
    administration's plans on enforcing the United States trade 
    laws. The Honorable Robert Lighthizer, United States Trade 
    Representative, testified.
2018
March 6, 2018--``Protecting E-commerce Consumers from 
    Counterfeits.'' The committee examined the proliferation of 
    counterfeits being sold online, the efforts by U.S. Customs 
    and Border Protection and other Federal agencies to detect 
    and prevent their importation, and the possible options to 
    safeguard the health and safety of Americans who shop 
    online. The committee heard testimony from Ms. Kimberly 
    Gianopoulos, Director, International Affairs and Trade, 
    United States Government Accountability Office; Ms. Brenda 
    B. Smith, Executive Assistant Commissioner, Office of 
    Trade, United States Customs and Border Protection; Mr. Jim 
    Joholske, Director, Office of Import Surveillance, United 
    States Consumer Product Safety Commission; and Mr. Terrence 
    R. Brady, president, Underwriters Laboratories, Inc.
March 22, 2018--``President's 2018 Trade Policy Agenda.'' The 
    committee examined the President's trade agenda for 2018, 
    including the ongoing negotiations with Canada and Mexico 
    to modernize NAFTA, the pursuance of new trade deals, the 
    administration's use of tariffs, and the extension of Trade 
    Promotion Authority. The committee heard testimony from the 
    Honorable Robert Lighthizer, United States Trade 
    Representative, Executive Office of the President, 
    Washington, DC.
June 20, 2018--``Current and Proposed Tariff Actions 
    Administered by the Department of Commerce.'' The committee 
    examined current and proposed tariff actions administered 
    by the Department of Commerce, including the process for 
    excluding products, and the impact and potential impact on 
    U.S. businesses and consumers. The committee heard 
    testimony from the Honorable Wilbur L. Ross, Jr., 
    Secretary, United States Department of Commerce, 
    Washington, DC.
September 26, 2018--``Impact of Tariffs on the U.S. Automotive 
    Industry.'' The committee examined the potential effects of 
    additional tariffs on automobiles and automotive parts on 
    families, job creators, and U.S. economic growth. The 
    committee heard testimony from Mr. H. David Britt, chairman 
    of economic development, Spartanburg County Council Member, 
    Spartanburg, SC; Mr. Steve Gates, dealer principal, Gates 
    Auto Family, Richmond, KY; Mr. Michael Haughey, president 
    and CEO, North American Stamping Group, Portland, TN; Mr. 
    Josh Nassar, legislative director, United Auto Workers, 
    Detroit, MI; and Mr. Rick Schostek, executive vice 
    president, Honda North America, Inc., Marysville, OH.

                   Full Committee Executive Meetings

2017
April 25, 2017--Open Executive Session to consider an original 
    resolution waiving certain provisions of the Trade Act of 
    1974 relating to the appointment of the United States Trade 
    Representative. The committee considered a motion to waive 
    section 21(b) of the Lobbying Disclosure Act of 1995 (Pub. 
    L. 104-65) which amended section 141(b) of the Trade Act of 
    1974 pursuant to the nomination of Robert Lighthizer to the 
    position of United States Trade Representative.

                         Senators Only Meetings

2017
February 15, 2017--Full Committee Members' Meeting with 
    Representatives of the administration to discuss the 
    administration's trade agenda.
May 16, 2017--Full Committee Members' Meeting with United 
    States Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Commerce 
    Secretary Wilber Ross to discuss the administration's trade 
    agenda.
July 23, 2017--Full Committee Members' Meeting with Commerce 
    Secretary Wilber L. Ross, Jr., to discuss the Department's 
    section 232 investigations of steel and aluminum imports.
2018
September 27, 2018--Full Committee Members' Meeting with the 
    United States Trade Representative, Robert Lighthizer, for 
    consultations on the negotiations with Canada and Mexico to 
    modernize NAFTA.
October 10, 2018--Full Committee Members' Meeting with United 
    States Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer to consult on 
    potential trade negotiations with the United Kingdom, the 
    European Union, and Japan.

                 Senate Advisory Group on Negotiations

2017
January 27, 2017--Meeting of the Senate Advisory Group on 
    Negotiations, as required by section 104(c)(1) of the 
    Bipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities and 
    Accountability Act of 2015.
May 17, 2017--Meeting of the Senate Advisory Committee on 
    Negotiations to consult with Ambassador Robert Lighthizer 
    on negotiations with Canada and Mexico on the modernization 
    of NAFTA.
2018
October 10, 2018--Meeting of the Senate Advisory Committee on 
    Negotiations to consult with Ambassador Robert Lighthizer 
    on potential trade negotiations with the United Kingdom, 
    the European Union, and Japan.

             Subcommittee on International Trade, Customs,
                       and Global Competitiveness

2017
November 20, 2017--Field hearing entitled ``Modernization of 
    the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).'' The 
    subcommittee examined the importance of NAFTA to the 
    economy of the United States. The subcommittee questioned 
    the administration as well as stakeholders in the trade 
    community that rely on NAFTA. Testimony was heard from Mr. 
    Stephen P. Vaughn, General Counsel, United States Trade 
    Representative, Executive Office of the President, 
    Washington, DC; Mr. Mitch Bainwol, CEO and president, 
    Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers, Washington, DC; Ms. 
    Paola Avila, chair, Border Trade Alliance, San Diego, CA; 
    Mr. Richard Perez, CEO and president, San Antonio Chamber 
    of Commerce, San Antonio, TX; Mr. Jeff Moseley, chief 
    executive officer, Texas Association of Business, Austin, 
    TX; Mr. Russell Boening, president, Texas Farm Bureau, 
    Waco, TX; and the Honorable Todd Staples, president, Texas 
    Oil and Gas Association, Austin, TX.
2018
February 16, 2018--Field hearing entitled ``Trade Enforcement 
    and Infrastructure: Safeguarding Our Industrial Base From 
    Present and Future Challenges.'' The subcommittee examined 
    how trade tools can be used to address global overcapacity 
    of steel and aluminum production. Testimony was heard from 
    Mr. Scott Paul, president, Alliance for American 
    Manufacturing, Washington, DC; Mr. Rick Galiano, president, 
    Beaver Lawrence Labor Council, New Castle, PA; Ms. Petra 
    Mitchell, president and CEO, Catalyst Connection, 
    Pittsburgh, PA; and Mr. Todd Young, managing director, 
    Governmental Affairs, United States Steel Corporation, 
    Pittsburgh, PA.
April 11, 2018--``Market Access Challenges in China.'' The 
    subcommittee heard testimony regarding the difficulties 
    American businesses face in China, and how China has used 
    the international trading system to its advantage while 
    unfairly disadvantaging U.S. businesses. Testimony was 
    heard from Mr. Dean C. Garfield, president and CEO, 
    Information Technology Industry Council, Washington, DC; 
    Ms. Christine Bliss, president, Coalition of Services 
    Industries, Washington, DC; Ms. Linda Dempsey, vice 
    president, International Economic Affairs Policy, National 
    Association of Manufacturers, Washington, DC; and Ms. Thea 
    M. Lee, president, Economic Policy Institute, Washington, 
    DC.
July 18, 2018--``Trade and Commerce at U.S. Ports of Entry.'' 
    The subcommittee examined the importance and challenges of 
    trade and commerce at U.S. ports of entry. Testimony was 
    heard from the Honorable Kevin K. McAleenan, Commissioner, 
    U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Washington, DC; Mr. 
    Sergio Contreras, vice chairman, Border Trade Alliance, 
    Weslaco, TX; the Honorable Pete Saenz, Mayor, City of 
    Laredo, and chairman, Texas Border Coalition, Austin, TX; 
    Mr. Kurt J. Nagle, president and chief executive officer, 
    American Association of Port Authorities, Alexandria, VA; 
    and Ms. Mary Ann Bucci, Executive Director, Port of 
    Pittsburgh Commission, Pittsburgh, PA.

                                 HEALTH

                         SUMMARY OF ACTIVITIES

    During the course of the 115th Congress, the committee 
focused on improving the Medicare and Medicaid programs for 
beneficiaries and providers alike. The committee held a hearing 
on and unanimously reported the bipartisan Creating High-
Quality Results and Outcomes Necessary to Improve Chronic 
(CHRONIC) Care Act of 2017 (S. 870), that included important 
changes to strengthen the Medicare program and improve outcomes 
for Medicare beneficiaries living with chronic conditions. The 
CHRONIC Care Act is the culmination of a bipartisan, committee-
wide effort that included robust engagement with and feedback 
from stakeholders. This legislation will improve disease 
management and streamline care coordination services. 
Addressing these issues is essential for improving health 
outcomes for the increasing number of Medicare beneficiaries 
who live with multiple chronic conditions and those who will 
age into the Medicare program over the coming years. The bill 
makes improvements that facilitate more coordinated and 
effective care in traditional fee-for-service Medicare, 
Medicare Advantage (MA), and Accountable Care Organizations 
(ACOs). This bill was combined with similar House legislation 
and included in the Bipartisan Budget Act (Pub. L. 115-123).
    The committee also held a hearing to address the need to 
extend funding for the Children's Health Insurance Program 
(CHIP). Following the hearing, the committee held an executive 
session to consider the Keep Kids' Insurance Dependable and 
Secure (KIDS) Act of 2017 (S. 1827), which was approved by 
voice vote. This bill served as the basis for a 6-year 
extension of CHIP funding included in Public Law 115-120, and 
another 4-year extension in the Bipartisan Budget Act (Pub. L. 
115-119). The combined 10-year CHIP extension represents the 
longest funding extension in the program's history.
    The committee also held a hearing to examine ways to 
improve health care service delivery in rural and frontier 
America. This hearing highlighted the unique challenges rural 
and frontier providers face in delivering high-quality health-
care services in isolated communities. It also examined the 
data-driven trends in rural research today and identified 
targeted legislative solutions that the committee may want to 
explore in the future.
    Additionally, the committee passed key human services 
priorities into law that were included in the Bipartisan Budget 
Act. These include the Family First Prevention Services Act, 
which helps States provide evidence-based services to prevent 
children from entering foster care and reduce inappropriate use 
of congregate care and group home facilities; the Social Impact 
Partnerships to Pay for Results Act, which supports innovative 
public-private partnerships to address critical social 
challenges; and the reauthorization of the Maternal, Infant, 
and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) program to support 
evidence-based home visiting programs for at-risk families.
    The committee also focused on addressing the opioid 
epidemic. The committee held a hearing on ways to address 
opioid and substance use disorder in Medicare and Medicaid--the 
largest payers of treatment services--and human services 
programs. Members of the committee introduced 22 bills that 
were combined into the Helping to End Addiction and Lessen 
(HEAL) Substance Use Disorders Act of 2018 (S. 3120). The bill 
improves the identification of opioid use disorder and other 
substance use disorders, promotes information on alternative, 
non-opioid treatment options, expands access to evidence-based 
treatment services, and increases information to prescribers. 
This bill was reported favorably out of the committee with a 
roll call vote of 27 ayes and 0 nays, included in the Opioid 
Crisis Response Act that passed the Senate, and then combined 
with similar House legislation to become Public Law 115-271 on 
October 24, 2018. The committee unanimously discharged a bill, 
S. 1732, the Improving Access to Behavioral Health Information 
Technology Act, as modified, that promotes the testing of 
incentive payments for behavioral health providers for adoption 
and use of certified electronic health record technology 
through the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI). 
This measure passed the Senate by unanimous consent and was 
included in Public Law 115-271.
    Finally, the committee held a hearing on opportunities for 
increasing the affordability of prescriptions drugs while 
continuing to foster innovation. The committee unanimously 
discharged a bill, S. 2553, the Know the Lowest Price Act, as 
modified, that bans Medicare Part D prescription drug plan 
sponsors from prohibiting pharmacies from informing a 
beneficiary when the cost of the prescription is less than the 
cost sharing required under the plan. This measure passed the 
Senate by unanimous consent and became Public Law 115-262.

                        Full Committee Hearings

2017
May 16, 2017--``Examining Bipartisan Medicare Policies That 
    Improve Care for Patients With Chronic Conditions.'' The 
    purpose of this hearing was to examine how current Medicare 
    chronic care coordination programs are working today, to 
    learn about the barriers in Medicare to coordinate care for 
    chronically ill beneficiaries, and--most importantly--to 
    discuss policies included in the Creating High-Quality 
    Results and Outcomes Necessary to Improve Chronic (CHRONIC) 
    Care Act of 2017 (S. 870) designed to address these 
    barriers. Specifically, the witnesses explored the CHRONIC 
    Care Act's new approaches to improve the delivery of high-
    quality, coordinated medical care to Medicare beneficiaries 
    living with multiple chronic conditions. Testimony was 
    received from the Honorable Brian Schatz, United States 
    Senator, Hawaii; the Honorable Roger F. Wicker, United 
    States Senator, Mississippi; Ms. Katherine Hayes, director 
    of health policy, Bipartisan Policy Center, Washington, DC; 
    Dr. Lee H. Schwamm, professor of neurology, Harvard Medical 
    School, director of acute stroke services, and director of 
    Partners TeleStroke Center, Massachusetts General Hospital, 
    on behalf of the American Heart Association/American Stroke 
    Association, Dallas, TX; Mr. John G. Lovelace, president, 
    Government Programs and Individual Advantage and president, 
    UPMC for You, UPMC Insurance Services Division, UPMC Health 
    Plan, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, 
    PA; and Mr. Stephen Rosenthal, senior vice president, 
    Population Health Management, Montefiore Health System, 
    Yonkers, NY.
June 8, 2017--``President's Fiscal Year 2018 Budget.'' The 
    purpose of this hearing was to consider the President's 
    fiscal year 2018 budget for the Department of Health and 
    Human Services. Testimony was received from the Honorable 
    Thomas E. Price, M.D., Secretary, United States Department 
    of Health and Human Services, Washington, DC.
September 7, 2017--``The Children's Health Insurance Program: 
    The Path Forward.'' The purpose of this hearing was to 
    provide background on the history of the Children's Health 
    Insurance Program (CHIP), give an overview of the program's 
    success over the years, and highlight the need to extend 
    funding for the program. Testimony was received from Ms. 
    Leanna George, mother of a CHIP recipient, Johnston County, 
    NC; Dr. Anne L. Schwartz, Executive Director, Medicaid and 
    CHIP Payment and Access Commission, Washington, DC; and Ms. 
    Linda Nablo, Chief Deputy Director, Virginia Department of 
    Medical Assistance Services, Richmond, VA.
September 12, 2017--``Health Care: Issues Impacting Cost and 
    Coverage.'' The purpose of this hearing was to address the 
    issues impacting the cost of health care and coverage. 
    Testimony was received from Mr. Avik Roy, co-founder and 
    president, Foundation for Research on Equal Opportunity, 
    Austin, TX; Mr. Ed Haislmaier, Preston A. Wells, Jr. senior 
    research fellow, The Heritage Foundation, Washington, DC; 
    Mr. Andy Slavitt, former Acting Administrator, Centers for 
    Medicare and Medicaid Services, Edina, MN; and Ms. Aviva 
    Aron-Dine, senior fellow and senior counselor, Center on 
    Budget and Policy Priorities, Washington, DC.
September 25, 2017--``Graham-Cassidy-Heller-Johnson Proposal.'' 
    The purpose of this hearing was to evaluate a proposal to 
    repeal the Affordable Care Act and block-grant health-care 
    funding to the States. Testimony was received from the 
    Honorable Lindsey Graham, United States Senator, South 
    Carolina; the Honorable Mazie Hirono, United States 
    Senator, Hawaii; the Honorable Bill Cassidy, United States 
    Senator, Louisiana; the Honorable Rick Santorum, former 
    United States Senator, Pennsylvania; Mr. Dennis G. Smith, 
    Senior Advisor for Medicaid and Health Care Reform, 
    Arkansas Department of Human Services, Little Rock, AR; Ms. 
    Teresa Miller, Acting Secretary, Department of Human 
    Services, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, PA; Ms. 
    Cindy Mann, former Deputy Administrator and Director of the 
    Center for Medicaid and CHIP Services, Centers for Medicare 
    and Medicaid Services, United States Department of Health 
    and Human Services, Washington, DC; and Mr. Dick Woodruff, 
    senior vice president, Federal advocacy, American Cancer 
    Society Cancer Action Network, Washington, DC.
2018
February 15, 2018--``President's Fiscal Year 2019 Budget.'' The 
    purpose of this hearing was to consider the President's 
    fiscal year 2019 budget for the Department of Health and 
    Human Services. Testimony was received from the Honorable 
    Alex M. Azar II, Secretary, United States Department of 
    Health and Human Services, Washington, DC.
April 19, 2018--``Tackling Opioid and Substance Use Disorders 
    in Medicare, Medicaid, and Human Services Programs.'' The 
    purpose of the hearing was to consider how Medicare, 
    Medicaid, and human services programs can better address 
    the opioid crisis and substance use disorders. Testimony 
    was received from Adm. Brett P. Giroir, Assistant Secretary 
    for Health and Senior Advisor to the Assistant Secretary 
    for Mental Health and Opioid Policy, U.S. Department of 
    Health and Human Services, Washington, DC; and Ms. Kimberly 
    Brandt, Principal Deputy Administrator for Operations, 
    Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, U.S. Department 
    of Health and Human Services, Washington, DC.
May 24, 2018--``Rural Health Care in America: Challenges and 
    Opportunities.'' The purposes of this hearing were to (1) 
    highlight the unique challenges rural and frontier 
    providers face in delivering high-quality health-care 
    services in isolated communities, (2) understand the data-
    driven trends in rural research today, and (3) identify 
    targeted legislative solutions that the committee may want 
    to explore in the future. Testimony was received from Dr. 
    George H. Pink, Humana distinguished professor and deputy 
    director, NC Rural Health Research Program, Sheps Center 
    for Health Services Research, University of North Carolina 
    at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC; Dr. Keith J. Mueller, 
    interim dean, College of Public Health, Gerhard Hartman 
    professor in health management and policy, director, RUPRI 
    Center for Rural Health Policy Analysis, and chair, RUPRI 
    Health Panel, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA; Ms. Konnie 
    Martin, chief executive officer, San Luis Valley Health, 
    Alamosa, CO; Ms. Susan K. Thompson, MS, BSN, RN, senior 
    vice president of integration and optimization, and chief 
    executive officer, UnityPoint Accountable Care, UnityPoint 
    Health, West Des Moines, IA; and Dr. Karen M. Murphy, 
    executive vice president, chief innovation officer, and 
    founding director, Glenn Steele Institute of Health 
    Innovation, Geisinger, Danville, PA.
June 26, 2018--``Prescription Drug Affordability and 
    Innovation: Addressing Challenges in Today's Market.'' The 
    purpose of the hearing was to address strategies in 
    fostering prescription drug affordability and innovation. 
    Testimony was received from the Honorable Alex M. Azar II, 
    Secretary, United States Department of Health and Human 
    Services, Washington, DC.

                   Full Committee Executive Meetings

2017
May 18, 2017--Open Executive Session to consider the Creating 
    High-Quality Results and Outcomes Necessary to Improve 
    Chronic (CHRONIC) Care Act of 2017 (S. 870), a bill to 
    strengthen the Medicare program and improve health outcomes 
    for Medicare beneficiaries living with chronic conditions.
October 4, 2017--Open Executive Session to consider the Keep 
    Kids' Insurance Dependable and Secure (KIDS) Act (S. 1827), 
    a bill to extend funding for the Children's Health 
    Insurance Program (CHIP) for 5 years.
2018
June 12, 2018--Open Executive Session to consider the Helping 
    to End Addiction and Lessen (HEAL) Substance Use Disorders 
    Act of 2018 (S. 3120), an original bill to improve how 
    Medicare, Medicaid, and human services programs respond to 
    the opioid crisis.

                      Subcommittee on Health Care

May 29, 2018--Field hearing entitled ``Examining Efforts to 
    Prevent Opioid Overutilization and Misuse in Medicare and 
    Medicaid.'' The purpose of this hearing was to address the 
    prevention of overutilization and misuse of opioids in 
    Medicare and Medicaid. Testimony was received from Dr. Mary 
    Denigan-Macauley, Acting Director, Health Care, United 
    States Government Accountability Office, Washington, DC; 
    Ms. Maureen Dixon, Special Agent in Charge, Philadelphia 
    Regional Office, Office of the Inspector General, United 
    States Department of Health and Human Services, 
    Philadelphia, PA; Dr. Richard Snyder, senior vice president 
    and chief medical and clinical care transformation officer, 
    Independence Blue Cross, Philadelphia, PA; Ms. Heather 
    Malone, person in recovery, Media, PA; and Mr. Mathew D. 
    Weintraub, District Attorney, Bucks County, Doylestown, PA.

                            SOCIAL SECURITY

                         SUMMARY OF ACTIVITIES

    In the 115th Congress, the Senate Committee on Finance 
activities with respect to the Old-Age and Survivors Insurance 
(OASI) program and Disability Insurance (DI) program--``Social 
Security''--were limited to oversight and activities to 
consider the President's nominations of two individuals: Gail 
S. Ennis to be Inspector General of Social Security, and Andrew 
M. Saul to be Commissioner of Social Security. The Social 
Security, Pensions, and Family Policy Subcommittee held a paid 
family leave hearing to examine proposed modifications to the 
Family and Medical Leave Act.

               Subcommittee on Social Security, Pensions,
                           and Family Policy

2018
July 11, 2018--``Examining the Importance of Paid Family Leave 
    for American Working Families.'' The purpose of this 
    hearing was to examine a paid family leave benefit for 
    working families to improve health outcomes, help families 
    manage work and home responsibilities, and create 
    incentives to increase workforce retention. Testimony was 
    received from the Honorable Joni Ernst, United States 
    Senator, Iowa; the Honorable Kirsten E. Gillibrand, United 
    States Senator, New York; Dr. Andrew G. Biggs, resident 
    scholar, American Enterprise Institute, Washington, DC; Ms. 
    Vicki Shabo, vice president for workplace policies and 
    strategies, National Partnership for Women and Families, 
    Washington, DC; and Ms. Carolyn O' Boyle, managing 
    director, Deloitte Services, LLP, Boston, MA.

                      OVERSIGHT AND INVESTIGATIONS

                         SUMMARY OF ACTIVITIES

    In the 115th Congress, the Senate Committee on Finance 
activities with respect to oversight and investigations 
included: (1) ongoing oversight of the activities of the 
Internal Revenue Service; (2) investigations pertaining to the 
importation of counterfeit consumer goods and pharmaceuticals; 
(3) oversight of the activities of the Department of Health and 
Human Services, including questions regarding abuse and neglect 
at nursing homes, opioid-related fatalities, emergency 
preparedness at nursing homes, the 340B Drug Pricing Program, 
and other matters; and (4) oversight of the activities of the 
Treasury Department.
    On October 17, 2017, Chairman Hatch and Ranking Member 
Wyden released a bipartisan oversight report titled: An 
Examination of Foster Care in the United States and the Use of 
Privatization. This report culminated a 2\1/2\-year 
investigation examining the increasing practice of States 
tasking private entities (for-profit and non-profit) to protect 
our Nation's most vulnerable children: those in foster care. As 
a result of the investigation's findings, the chairman and 
ranking member also introduced legislation, the Child Welfare 
Oversight and Accountability Act of 2017 (S. 1964), to address 
issues raised by the report. The committee's investigation 
originally launched in April 2015 with inquiries sent to the 
Governors of all 50 states. Bipartisan staff analysis found 
flaws in data collection and oversight structures at both the 
State and Federal levels, making it difficult and sometimes 
impossible to monitor the operations of the child welfare 
system, especially its private providers such as the MENTOR 
Network. The report summarizes the committee's findings. 
Additionally, committee staff made a series of bipartisan 
recommendations to the Department of Health and Human Services 
(HHS), the States, and to Congress addressing the shortcomings 
identified in the report.
    On June 26, 2017, the Minority released a report, ``A 
Tangled Web--An Examination of the Drug Supply and Payment 
Chain,'' which detailed a year-long investigation examining how 
different parts of the drug supply chain affect prices Medicare 
recipients pay for prescription drugs. The investigation 
examined the roles drug manufacturers, wholesale distributors, 
pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs), plan sponsors, and pharmacies 
play in prescription drug pricing, as well as the role that key 
policies in Part B and Part D play in the marketplace.
    After a year-long investigation, the Minority staff issued 
a report--``Sheltering in Danger: How Poor Emergency Planning 
and Response Put Nursing Home Residents at Risk During 
Hurricanes Harvey and Irma''--in November 2019. The report 
focused on lessons learned from these events and changes that 
should be made to current regulations and guidance, notably 
those of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), 
to better protect long-term care residents in the event of 
emergencies.

                         Full Committee Hearing

March 6, 2018--``Protecting E-commerce Consumers from 
    Counterfeits.'' Hearing to examine the problem of 
    counterfeit consumer goods in e-commerce, and how the 
    Federal Government might better coordinate efforts to 
    protect intellectual property and prevent related dangers. 
    Testimony was heard from Ms. Kimberly Gianopoulos, 
    Director, International Affairs and Trade, United States 
    Government Accountability Office, Washington, DC; Ms. 
    Brenda B. Smith, Executive Assistant Commissioner, Office 
    of Trade, United States Customs and Border Protection, 
    Washington, DC; Mr. Jim Joholske, Director, Office of 
    Import Surveillance, United States Consumer Product Safety 
    Commission, Washington, DC; and Mr. Terrence R. Brady, 
    president, Underwriters Laboratories, Inc., Northbrook, IL.

                              NOMINATIONS

Michael P. Leary, of Pennsylvania, to be Inspector General, 
        Social Security Administration, vice Patrick P. 
        O'Carroll, Jr., resigned.
  January 4, 2017: Received in the Senate and referred 
            sequentially to the Committee on Finance; when 
            reported by the Committee on Finance, pursuant to 
            an order of January 7, 2009, to be sequentially 
            referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and 
            Governmental Affairs for 20 calendar days.
  February 28, 2017: Received message of withdrawal of 
            nomination from the President.
Jason E. Kearns, of Colorado, to be a member of the United 
        States International Trade Commission for the term 
        expiring December 16, 2024, vice Dean A. Pinkert, term 
        expired.
  January 17, 2017: Received in the Senate and referred to the 
            Committee on Finance.
  February 28, 2017: Received message of withdrawal of 
            nomination from the President.
Steven T. Mnuchin, of California, to be Secretary of the 
        Treasury.
  January 19, 2017: Senate Committee on Finance. Hearings held 
            prior to introduction and/or referral. Hearings 
            printed: S. Hrg. 115-214.
  January 20, 2017: Received in the Senate and referred to the 
            Committee on Finance.
  February 1, 2017: Committee on Finance. Ordered to be 
            reported favorably.
  February 1, 2017: Reported by Senator Hatch, Committee on 
            Finance, without printed report.
  February 1, 2017: Placed on Senate Executive Calendar. 
            Calendar No. 12. Subject to nominee's commitment to 
            respond to requests to appear and testify before 
            any duly constituted committee of the Senate.
  February 2, 2017: Motion to proceed to executive session to 
            consideration of nomination agreed to in Senate by 
            Yea-Nay vote, 51-48. Record vote number: 48.
  February 2, 2017: Considered by Senate.
  February 2, 2017: Cloture motion presented in Senate.
  February 10, 2017: Considered by Senate.
  February 10, 2017: By unanimous consent agreement, mandatory 
            quorum under Rule XXII waived.
  February 10, 2017: Cloture invoked in Senate by Yea-Nay vote, 
            53-46. Record vote number: 62.
  February 10, 2017: By unanimous consent agreement, debate and 
            vote February 13, 2017.
  February 10, 2017: Considered by Senate.
  February 13, 2017: Considered by Senate.
  February 13, 2017: Confirmed by the Senate by Yea-Nay vote, 
            53-47. Record vote number: 63.
Thomas Price, of Georgia, to be Secretary of Health and Human 
        Services.
  January 20, 2017: Received in the Senate and referred to the 
            Committee on Finance.
  January 24, 2017: Committee on Finance. Hearings held. 
            Hearings printed: S. Hrg. 115-229.
  February 1, 2017: Committee on Finance. Ordered to be 
            reported favorably.
  February 1, 2017: Reported by Senator Hatch, Committee on 
            Finance, without printed report.
  February 1, 2017: Placed on Senate Executive Calendar. 
            Calendar No. 13. Subject to nominee's commitment to 
            respond to requests to appear and testify before 
            any duly constituted committee of the Senate.
  February 2, 2017: Motion to proceed to executive session to 
            consideration of nomination agreed to in Senate by 
            Yea-Nay vote, 51-48. Record vote number: 46.
  February 2, 2017: Considered by Senate.
  February 2, 2017: Cloture motion presented in Senate.
  February 8, 2017: Considered by Senate.
  February 8, 2017: Cloture invoked in Senate by Yea-Nay vote, 
            51-48. Record vote number: 60.
  February 8, 2017: By unanimous consent agreement, debate and 
            vote February 9, 2017.
  February 9, 2017: Considered by Senate.
  February 10, 2017: Confirmed by the Senate by Yea-Nay vote, 
            52-47. Record vote number: 61.
Robert Lighthizer, of Florida, to be United States Trade 
        Representative, with the rank of Ambassador 
        Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary.
  January 20, 2017: Received in the Senate and referred to the 
            Committee on Finance.
  March 14, 2017: Committee on Finance. Hearings held. Hearings 
            printed: S. Hrg. 115-164.
  April 25, 2017: Committee on Finance. Ordered to be reported 
            favorably.
  April 25, 2017: Reported by Senator Hatch, Committee on 
            Finance, without printed report.
  April 25, 2017: Placed on Senate Executive Calendar. Calendar 
            No. 52. Subject to nominee's commitment to respond 
            to requests to appear and testify before any duly 
            constituted committee of the Senate.
  May 9, 2017: Considered by Senate.
  May 9, 2017: Cloture motion presented in Senate.
  May 9, 2017: By unanimous consent agreement, mandatory quorum 
            under Rule XXII waived.
  May 10, 2017: Considered by Senate.
  May 10, 2017: By unanimous consent agreement, debate May 11, 
            2017.
  May 11, 2017: Considered by Senate.
  May 11, 2017: Cloture invoked in Senate by Yea-Nay vote, 81-
            15. Record vote number: 126.
  May 11, 2017: By unanimous consent agreement, debate and vote 
            May 11, 2017.
  May 11, 2017: Confirmed by the Senate by Yea-Nay vote, 82-14. 
            Record vote number: 127.
Seema Verma, of Indiana, to be Administrator of the Centers for 
        Medicare and Medicaid Services, vice Marilyn B. 
        Tavenner.
  January 20, 2017: Received in the Senate and referred to the 
            Committee on Finance.
  February 16, 2017: Committee on Finance. Hearings held. 
            Hearings printed: S. Hrg. 115-233.
  March 1, 2017: Committee on Finance. Began consideration but 
            did not complete action thereon.
  March 2, 2017: Committee on Finance. Ordered to be reported 
            favorably.
  March 2, 2017: Reported by Senator Hatch, Committee on 
            Finance, without printed report.
  March 2, 2017: Placed on Senate Executive Calendar. Calendar 
            No. 18. Subject to nominee's commitment to respond 
            to requests to appear and testify before any duly 
            constituted committee of the Senate.
  March 7, 2017: Considered by Senate.
  March 7, 2017: Cloture motion presented in Senate.
  March 7, 2017: By unanimous consent agreement, mandatory 
            quorum under Rule XXII waived.
  March 8, 2017: By unanimous consent agreement, debate and 
            vote March 9, 2017.
  March 9, 2017: Considered by Senate.
  March 9, 2017: Cloture invoked in Senate by Yea-Nay vote, 54-
            44. Record vote number: 85.
  March 9, 2017: By unanimous consent agreement, debate and 
            vote March 13, 2017.
  March 13, 2017: Considered by Senate.
  March 13, 2017: Confirmed by the Senate by Yea-Nay vote, 55-
            43. Record vote number: 86.
David Malpass, of New York, to be an Under Secretary of the 
        Treasury, vice D. Nathan Sheets.
  March 21, 2017: Received in the Senate and referred to the 
            Committee on Finance.
  June 7, 2017: Committee on Finance. Hearings held. Hearings 
            printed: S. Hrg. 115-245.
  June 14, 2017: Committee on Finance. Ordered to be reported 
            favorably.
  June 14, 2017: Reported by Senator Hatch, Committee on 
            Finance, without printed report.
  June 14, 2017: Placed on Senate Executive Calendar. Calendar 
            No. 111. Subject to nominee's commitment to respond 
            to requests to appear and testify before any duly 
            constituted committee of the Senate.
  August 3, 2017: Considered by Senate.
  August 3, 2017: Confirmed by the Senate by voice vote.
Eric D. Hargan, of Illinois, to be Deputy Secretary of Health 
        and Human Services, vice William V. Corr, resigned.
  April 6, 2017: Received in the Senate and referred to the 
            Committee on Finance.
  June 7, 2017: Committee on Finance. Hearings held. Hearings 
            printed: S. Hrg. 115-245.
  June 14, 2017: Committee on Finance. Ordered to be reported 
            favorably.
  June 14, 2017: Reported by Senator Hatch, Committee on 
            Finance, without printed report.
  June 14, 2017: Placed on Senate Executive Calendar. Calendar 
            No. 112. Subject to nominee's commitment to respond 
            to requests to appear and testify before any duly 
            constituted committee of the Senate.
  October 2, 2017: Motion to proceed to executive session to 
            consideration of nomination agreed to in Senate by 
            voice vote.
  October 2, 2017: Cloture motion presented in Senate.
  October 2, 2017: By unanimous consent agreement, mandatory 
            quorum required under Rule XXII waived.
  October 3, 2017: By unanimous consent agreement, debate and 
            vote October 4, 2017.
  October 4, 2017: Considered by Senate.
  October 4, 2017: Cloture invoked in Senate by Yea-Nay vote, 
            57-38. Record vote number: 210.
  October 4, 2017: Confirmed by the Senate by Yea-Nay vote, 57-
            38. Record vote number: 211.
Adam Lerrick, of Wyoming, to be a Deputy Under Secretary of the 
        Treasury, vice Ramin Toloui.
  April 24, 2017: Received in the Senate and referred to the 
            Committee on Finance.
  January 3, 2018: Returned to the President under the 
            provisions of Senate Rule XXXI, paragraph 6 of the 
            Standing Rules of the Senate.
Brent James McIntosh, of Michigan, to be General Counsel for 
        the Department of the Treasury, vice Christopher J. 
        Meade, resigned.
  April 24, 2017: Received in the Senate and referred to the 
            Committee on Finance.
  June 7, 2017: Committee on Finance. Hearings held. Hearings 
            printed: S. Hrg. 115-245.
  June 14, 2017: Committee on Finance. Ordered to be reported 
            favorably.
  June 14, 2017: Reported by Senator Hatch, Committee on 
            Finance, without printed report.
  June 14, 2017: Placed on Senate Executive Calendar. Calendar 
            No. 113. Subject to nominee's commitment to respond 
            to requests to appear and testify before any duly 
            constituted committee of the Senate.
  August 3, 2017: Considered by Senate.
  August 3, 2017: Confirmed by the Senate by voice vote.
Matthew Bassett, of Tennessee, to be an Assistant Secretary of 
        Health and Human Services, vice Jim R. Esquea.
  May 8, 2017: Received in the Senate and referred to the 
            Committee on Finance.
  August 3, 2017: Committee on Finance. Hearings held. Hearings 
            printed: S. Hrg. 115-290.
  September 7, 2017: Committee on Finance. Ordered to be 
            reported favorably.
  September 7, 2017: Reported by Senator Hatch, Committee on 
            Finance, without printed report.
  September 7, 2017: Placed on Senate Executive Calendar. 
            Calendar No. 297. Subject to nominee's commitment 
            to respond to requests to appear and testify before 
            any duly constituted committee of the Senate.
  January 30, 2018: Motion to proceed to executive session to 
            consideration of nomination agreed to in Senate by 
            voice vote.
  January 30, 2018: Confirmed by the Senate by voice vote.
Andrew K. Maloney, of Virginia, to be a Deputy Under Secretary 
        of the Treasury, vice Anne Elizabeth Wall.
  May 10, 2017: Received in the Senate.
  May 10, 2017: Placed on Senate Executive Calendar in the 
            Privileged Nomination section with nominee 
            information requested by the Committee on Finance, 
            pursuant to S. Res. 116, 112th Congress.
  June 7, 2017: Committee on Finance. Hearings held. Hearings 
            printed: S. Hrg. 115-245.
  June 12, 2017: Committee-requested information was received.
  June 12, 2017: Referred to the Committee on Finance as 
            requested by Senator Hatch.
  June 14, 2017: Committee on Finance. Ordered to be reported 
            favorably.
  June 14, 2017: Reported by Senator Hatch, Committee on 
            Finance, without printed report.
  June 14, 2017: Placed on Senate Executive Calendar. Calendar 
            No. 114. Subject to nominee's commitment to respond 
            to requests to appear and testify before any duly 
            constituted committee of the Senate.
  August 3, 2017: Considered by Senate.
  August 3, 2017: Confirmed by the Senate by voice vote.
David J. Kautter, of Virginia, to be an Assistant Secretary of 
        the Treasury, vice Mark J. Mazur.
  May 11, 2017: Received in the Senate and referred to the 
            Committee on Finance.
  July 18, 2017: Committee on Finance. Hearings held. Hearings 
            printed: S. Hrg. 115-287.
  July 20, 2017: Committee on Finance. Ordered to be reported 
            favorably.
  July 20, 2017: Reported by Senator Hatch, Committee on 
            Finance, without printed report.
  July 20, 2017: Placed on Senate Executive Calendar. Calendar 
            No. 184. Subject to nominee's commitment to respond 
            to requests to appear and testify before any duly 
            constituted committee of the Senate.
  August 3, 2017: Considered by Senate.
  August 3, 2017: Confirmed by the Senate by voice vote.
James Donovan, of Virginia, to be Deputy Secretary of the 
        Treasury, vice Sarah Bloom Raskin.
  May 16, 2017: Received in the Senate and referred to the 
            Committee on Finance.
  May 25, 2017: Received message of withdrawal of nomination 
            from the President.
Kevin K. McAleenan, of Hawaii, to be Commissioner of U.S. 
        Customs and Border Protection, Department of Homeland 
        Security, vice R. Gil Kerlikowske.
  May 22, 2017: Received in the Senate and referred to the 
            Committee on Finance.
  October 24, 2017: Committee on Finance. Hearings held. 
            Hearings printed: S. Hrg. 115-409.
  December 7, 2017: Committee on Finance. Ordered to be 
            reported favorably.
  December 7, 2017: Reported by Senator Hatch, Committee on 
            Finance, without printed report.
  December 7, 2017: Placed on Senate Executive Calendar. 
            Calendar No. 543. Subject to nominee's commitment 
            to respond to requests to appear and testify before 
            any duly constituted committee of the Senate.
  January 3, 2018: Returned to the President under the 
            provisions of Senate Rule XXXI, paragraph 6 of the 
            Standing Rules of the Senate.
Gilbert B. Kaplan, of the District of Columbia, to be Under 
        Secretary of Commerce for International Trade, vice 
        Stefan M. Selig, resigned.
  May 25, 2017: Received in the Senate and referred to the 
            Committee on Finance.
  August 3, 2017: Committee on Finance. Hearings held. Hearings 
            printed: S. Hrg. 115-290.
  September 7, 2017: Committee on Finance. Ordered to be 
            reported favorably.
  September 7, 2017: Reported by Senator Hatch, Committee on 
            Finance, without printed report.
  September 7, 2017: Placed on Senate Executive Calendar. 
            Calendar No. 298. Subject to nominee's commitment 
            to respond to requests to appear and testify before 
            any duly constituted committee of the Senate.
  March 13, 2018: Considered by Senate.
  March 13, 2018: Confirmed by the Senate by voice vote.
Robert Charrow, of Maryland, to be General Counsel of the 
        Department of Health and Human Services, vice William 
        B. Schultz.
  June 6, 2017: Received in the Senate and referred to the 
            Committee on Finance.
  August 3, 2017: Committee on Finance. Hearings held. Hearings 
            printed: S. Hrg. 115-290.
  September 7, 2017: Committee on Finance. Ordered to be 
            reported favorably.
  September 7, 2017: Reported by Senator Hatch, Committee on 
            Finance, without printed report.
  September 7, 2017: Placed on Senate Executive Calendar. 
            Calendar No. 299. Subject to nominee's commitment 
            to respond to requests to appear and testify before 
            any duly constituted committee of the Senate.
  December 21, 2017: Considered by Senate.
  December 21, 2017: Confirmed by the Senate by voice vote.
Stephen Parente, of Minnesota, to be an Assistant Secretary of 
        Health and Human Services, vice Richard G. Frank.
  June 6, 2017: Received in the Senate and referred to the 
            Committee on Finance.
  January 3, 2018: Returned to the President under the 
            provisions of Senate Rule XXXI, paragraph 6 of the 
            Standing Rules of the Senate.
Jeffrey Gerrish, of Maryland, to be a Deputy United States 
        Trade Representative (Asia, Europe, the Middle East, 
        and Industrial Competitiveness), with the rank of 
        Ambassador, vice Robert W. Holleyman II.
  June 15, 2017: Received in the Senate and referred to the 
            Committee on Finance.
  October 5, 2017: Committee on Finance. Hearings held. 
            Hearings printed: S. Hrg. 115-386.
  October 24, 2017: Committee on Finance. Ordered to be 
            reported favorably.
  October 24, 2017: Reported by Senator Hatch, Committee on 
            Finance, without printed report.
  October 24, 2017: Placed on Senate Executive Calendar. 
            Calendar No. 397. Subject to nominee's commitment 
            to respond to requests to appear and testify before 
            any duly constituted committee of the Senate.
  March 5, 2018: Considered by Senate.
  March 5, 2018: Confirmed by the Senate by voice vote.
Lynn A. Johnson, of Colorado, to be Assistant Secretary for 
        Family Support, Department of Health and Human 
        Services, vice Carmen R. Nazario.
  June 15, 2017: Received in the Senate and referred to the 
            Committee on Finance.
  March 20, 2018: Committee on Finance. Hearings held.
  June 28, 2018: Committee on Finance. Ordered to be reported 
            favorably.
  June 28, 2018: Reported by Senator Hatch, Committee on 
            Finance, without printed report.
  June 28, 2018: Placed on Senate Executive Calendar. Calendar 
            No. 994. Subject to nominee's commitment to respond 
            to requests to appear and testify before any duly 
            constituted committee of the Senate.
  August 22, 2018: Motion to proceed to executive session to 
            consideration of nomination in Senate by voice 
            vote.
  August 22, 2018: Cloture motion presented in Senate.
  August 22, 2018: By unanimous consent agreement, debate 
            August 23, 2018.
  August 23, 2018: Considered by Senate.
  August 23, 2018: By unanimous consent agreement, debate 
            August 27, 2018.
  August 27, 2018: Considered by Senate.
  August 27, 2018: By unanimous consent agreement, mandatory 
            quorum required under Rule XXII waived.
  August 27, 2018: Cloture invoked in Senate by Yea-Nay vote, 
            60-28. Record vote number: 194.
  August 27, 2018: By unanimous consent agreement, debate 
            Austust 28, 2018.
  August 28, 2018: Considered by Senate.
  August 28, 2018: Confirmed by the Senate by Yea-Nay vote, 67-
            28. Record vote number: 195.
Gregory Doud, of Kansas, to be Chief Agricultural Negotiator, 
        Office of the United States Trade Representative, with 
        the rank of Ambassador, vice Darci L. Vetter.
  June 19, 2017: Received in the Senate and referred to the 
            Committee on Finance.
  October 5, 2017: Committee on Finance. Hearings held. 
            Hearings printed: S. Hrg. 115-386.
  October 24, 2017: Committee on Finance. Ordered to be 
            reported favorably.
  October 24, 2017: Reported by Senator Hatch, Committee on 
            Finance, without printed report.
  October 24, 2017: Placed on Senate Executive Calendar. 
            Calendar No. 398. Subject to nominee's commitment 
            to respond to requests to appear and testify before 
            any duly constituted committee of the Senate.
  March 1, 2018: Considered by Senate.
  March 1, 2018: Confirmed by the Senate by voice vote.
Jason Kearns, of Colorado, to be a member of the United States 
        International Trade Commission for the term expiring 
        December 16, 2024, vice Dean A. Pinkert, resigned.
  June 29, 2017: Received in the Senate and referred to the 
            Committee on Finance.
  October 5, 2017: Committee on Finance. Hearings held. 
            Hearings printed: S. Hrg. 115-386.
  October 24, 2017: Committee on Finance. Ordered to be 
            reported favorably.
  October 24, 2017: Reported by Senator Hatch, Committee on 
            Finance, without printed report.
  October 24, 2017: Placed on Senate Executive Calendar. 
            Calendar No. 399. Subject to nominee's commitment 
            to respond to requests to appear and testify before 
            any duly constituted committee of the Senate.
  March 1, 2018: Considered by Senate.
  March 1, 2018: Confirmed by the Senate by voice vote.
Dennis Shea, of Virginia, to be a Deputy United States Trade 
        Representative (Geneva Office), with the rank of 
        Ambassador, vice Michael W. Punke.
  July 11, 2017: Received in the Senate and referred to the 
            Committee on Finance.
  January 17, 2018: Committee on Finance. Hearings held.
  February 15, 2018: Committee on Finance. Ordered to be 
            reported favorably.
  February 15, 2018: Reported by Senator Hatch, Committee on 
            Finance, without printed report.
  February 15, 2018: Placed on Senate Executive Calendar. 
            Calendar No. 698.
  March 1, 2018: Considered by Senate.
  March 1, 2018: Confirmed by the Senate by voice vote.
John J. Bartrum, of Indiana, to be an Assistant Secretary of 
        Health and Human Services, vice Ellen Gloninger Murray.
  July 19, 2017: Received in the Senate and referred to the 
            Committee on Finance.
  March 20, 2018: Committee on Finance. Hearings held.
  May 24, 2018: Committee on Finance. Ordered to be reported 
            favorably.
  May 24, 2018: Reported by Senator Hatch, Committee on 
            Finance, without printed report.
  May 24, 2018: Placed on Senate Executive Calendar. Calendar 
            No. 900.
  January 4, 2019: Returned to the President under the 
            provisions of Senate Rule XXXI, paragraph 6 of the 
            Standing Rules of the Senate.
C.J. Mahoney, of Kansas, to be a Deputy United States Trade 
        Representative (Investment, Services, Labor, 
        Environment, Africa, China, and the Western 
        Hemisphere), with the rank of Ambassador, vice Miriam 
        E. Sapiro, resigned.
  July 27, 2017: Received in the Senate and referred to the 
            Committee on Finance.
  January 17, 2018: Committee on Finance. Hearings held.
  February 15, 2018: Committee on Finance. Ordered to be 
            reported favorably.
  February 15, 2018: Reported by Senator Hatch, Committee on 
            Finance, without printed report.
  February 15, 2018: Placed on Senate Executive Calendar. 
            Calendar No. 699.
  March 1, 2018: Considered by Senate.
  March 1, 2018: Confirmed by the Senate by voice vote.
Elizabeth Ann Copeland, of Texas, to be a judge of the United 
        States Tax Court for a term of 15 years, vice James S. 
        Halpern, retired.
  August 3, 2017: Received in the Senate and referred to the 
            Committee on Finance.
  June 12, 2018: Committee on Finance. Hearings held.
  June 28, 2018: Committee on Finance. Ordered to be reported 
            favorably.
  June 28, 2018: Reported by Senator Hatch, Committee on 
            Finance, without printed report.
  June 28, 2018: Placed on Senate Executive Calendar. Calendar 
            No. 995. Subject to nominee's commitment to respond 
            to requests to appear and testify before any duly 
            constituted committee of the Senate.
  August 28, 2018: Considered by Senate.
  August 28, 2018: Confirmed by the Senate by voice vote.
Patrick J. Urda, of Indiana, to be a judge of the United States 
        Tax Court for a term of 15 years, vice Diane L. Kroupa, 
        retired.
  August 3, 2017: Received in the Senate and referred to the 
            Committee on Finance.
  June 12, 2018: Committee on Finance. Hearings held.
  June 28, 2018: Committee on Finance. Ordered to be reported 
            favorably.
  June 28, 2018: Reported by Senator Hatch, Committee on 
            Finance, without printed report.
  June 28, 2018: Placed on Senate Executive Calendar. Calendar 
            No. 996. Subject to nominee's commitment to respond 
            to requests to appear and testify before any duly 
            constituted committee of the Senate.
  August 28, 2018: Considered by Senate.
  August 28, 2018: Confirmed by the Senate by voice vote.
Dennis M. Devaney, of Michigan, to be a member of the United 
        States International Trade Commission for a term 
        expiring June 16, 2023, vice Irving A. Williamson, term 
        expired.
  October 2, 2017: Received in the Senate and referred to the 
            Committee on Finance.
  January 4, 2019: Returned to the President under the 
            provisions of Senate Rule XXXI, paragraph 6 of the 
            Standing Rules of the Senate.
Randolph J. Stayin, of Virginia, to be a member of the United 
        States International Trade Commission for a term 
        expiring June 16, 2026, vice Meredith M. Broadbent, 
        term expired.
  October 2, 2017: Received in the Senate and referred to the 
            Committee on Finance.
  June 12, 2018: Committee on Finance. Hearings held.
  January 4, 2019: Returned to the President under the 
            provisions of Senate Rule XXXI, paragraph 6 of the 
            Standing Rules of the Senate.
Gail S. Ennis, of Maryland, to be Inspector General, Social 
        Security Administration, vice Patrick P. O'Carroll, 
        Jr., resigned.
  October 16, 2017: Received in the Senate and referred to the 
            Committee on Finance; when reported by the 
            Committee on Finance, pursuant to an order of 
            January 7, 2009, to be sequentially referred to the 
            Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental 
            Affairs for 20 calendar days.
  September 27, 2018: Committee on Finance. Hearings held.
  November 15, 2018: Committee on Finance. Ordered to be 
            reported favorably.
  November 15, 2018: Reported by Senator Hatch, Committee on 
            Finance, without printed report.
  November 15, 2018: Referred sequentially to the Committee on 
            Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs for 20 
            calendar days under authority of the order of the 
            Senate of January 7, 2009.
  November 27, 2018: Reported by Senator Johnson, Committee on 
            Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, without 
            printed report.
  November 27, 2018: Placed on Senate Executive Calendar. 
            Calendar No. 1170. Subject to nominee's commitment 
            to respond to requests to appear and testify before 
            any duly constituted committee of the Senate.
  January 2, 2019: Considered by Senate.
  January 2, 2019: Confirmed by the Senate by voice vote.
Jeffrey Kessler, of Virginia, to be an Assistant Secretary of 
        Commerce, vice Paul Piquado, resigned.
  November 2, 2017: Received in the Senate and referred to the 
            Committee on Finance.
  June 12, 2018: Committee on Finance. Hearings held.
  June 28, 2018: Committee on Finance. Ordered to be reported 
            favorably.
  June 28, 2018: Reported by Senator Hatch, Committee on 
            Finance, without printed report.
  June 28, 2018: Placed on Senate Executive Calendar. Calendar 
            No. 997. Subject to nominee's commitment to respond 
            to requests to appear and testify before any duly 
            constituted committee of the Senate.
  January 4, 2019: Returned to the President under the 
            provisions of Senate Rule XXXI, paragraph 6 of the 
            Standing Rules of the Senate.
Alex Michael Azar II, of Indiana, to be Secretary of Health and 
        Human Services, vice Thomas Price, resigned.
  November 14, 2017: Received in the Senate and referred to the 
            Committee on Finance.
  November 29, 2017: Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and 
            Pensions. Hearings held.
  January 3, 2018: Returned to the President under the 
            provisions of Senate Rule XXXI, paragraph 6 of the 
            Standing Rules of the Senate.
Alex Michael Azar II, of Indiana, to be Secretary of Health and 
        Human Services, vice Thomas Price, resigned.
  January 8, 2018: Received in the Senate and referred to the 
            Committee on Finance.
  January 9, 2018: Committee on Finance. Hearings held.
  January 17, 2018: Committee on Finance. Ordered to be 
            reported favorably.
  January 17, 2018: Reported by Senator Hatch, Committee on 
            Finance, without printed report.
  January 17, 2018: Placed on Senate Executive Calendar. 
            Calendar No. 597. Subject to nominee's commitment 
            to respond to requests to appear and testify before 
            any duly constituted committee of the Senate.
  January 22, 2018: Motion to proceed to executive session to 
            consideration of nomination in Senate by voice 
            vote.
  January 22, 2018: Cloture motion presented in Senate.
  January 22, 2018: By unanimous consent agreement, mandatory 
            quorum required under Rule XXII waived.
  January 23, 2018: By unanimous consent agreement, debate and 
            vote January 23, 2018.
  January 23, 2018: Cloture invoked in Senate by Yea-Nay vote, 
            54-43. Record vote number: 20.
  January 23, 2018: By unanimous consent agreement, debate and 
            vote January 24, 2018.
  January 24, 2018: Considered by Senate.
  January 24, 2018: Confirmed by the Senate by Yea-Nay vote, 
            55-43. Record vote number: 21.
Adam Lerrick, of Wyoming, to be a Deputy Under Secretary of the 
        Treasury, vice Ramin Toloui.
  January 8, 2018: Received in the Senate and referred to the 
            Committee on Finance.
  May 10, 2018: Received message of withdrawal of nomination 
            from the President.
Kevin K. McAleenan, of Hawaii, to be Commissioner of U.S. 
        Customs and Border Protection, Department of Homeland 
        Security, vice R. Gil Kerlikowske.
  January 8, 2018: Received in the Senate and referred to the 
            Committee on Finance.
  January 17, 2018: Committee on Finance. Ordered to be 
            reported favorably.
  January 17, 2018: Reported by Senator Hatch, Committee on 
            Finance, without printed report.
  January 17, 2018: Placed on Senate Executive Calendar. 
            Calendar No. 598. Subject to nominee's commitment 
            to respond to requests to appear and testify before 
            any duly constituted committee of the Senate.
  March 8, 2018: Motion to proceed to executive session to 
            consideration of nomination agreed to in Senate by 
            voice vote.
  March 8, 2018: Cloture motion presented in Senate.
  March 8, 2018: By unanimous consent agreement, mandatory 
            quorum required under Rule XXII waived.
  March 14, 2018: Cloture invoked in Senate by Yea-Nay vote, 
            79-19. Record vote number: 55.
  March 14, 2018: Considered by Senate.
  March 14, 2018: By unanimous consent agreement, debate and 
            vote March 19, 2018.
  March 19, 2018: Considered by Senate.
  March 19, 2018: Confirmed by the Senate by Yea-Nay vote, 77-
            19. Record vote number: 56.
Stephen Parente, of Minnesota, to be an Assistant Secretary of 
        Health and Human Services, vice Richard G. Frank.
  January 8, 2018: Received in the Senate and referred to the 
            Committee on Finance.
  January 3, 2019: Returned to the President under the 
            provisions of Senate Rule XXXI, paragraph 6 of the 
            Standing Rules of the Senate.
Courtney Dunbar Jones, of Virginia, to be a judge of the United 
        States Tax Court for a term of 15 years, vice John O. 
        Colvin, retired.
  January 24, 2018: Received in the Senate and referred to the 
            Committee on Finance.
  December 11, 2018: Committee on Finance. Hearings held.
  December 13, 2018: Committee on Finance. Ordered to be 
            reported favorably.
  December 13, 2018: Reported by Senator Hatch, Committee on 
            Finance, without printed report.
  December 13, 2018: Placed on Senate Executive Calendar. 
            Calendar No. 1227. Subject to nominee's commitment 
            to respond to requests to appear and testify before 
            any duly constituted committee of the Senate.
  January 3, 2019: Returned to the President under the 
            provisions of Senate Rule XXXI, paragraph 6 of the 
            Standing Rules of the Senate.
Charles P. Rettig, of California, to be Commissioner of 
        Internal Revenue for the term expiring November 12, 
        2022, vice John Andrew Koskinen, term expired.
  February 13, 2018: Received in the Senate and referred to the 
            Committee on Finance.
  June 28, 2018: Committee on Finance. Hearings held.
  July 19, 2018: Committee on Finance. Ordered to be reported 
            favorably.
  July 19, 2018: Reported by Senator Hatch, Committee on 
            Finance, without printed report.
  July 19, 2018: Placed on Senate Executive Calendar. Calendar 
            No. 1013. Subject to nominee's commitment to 
            respond to requests to appear and testify before 
            any duly constituted committee of the Senate.
  September 6, 2018: Motion to proceed to executive session to 
            consideration of nomination in Senate by voice 
            vote.
  September 6, 2018: Cloture motion presented in Senate.
  September 6, 2018: By unanimous consent agreement, mandatory 
            quorum required under Rule XXII waived.
  September 12, 2018: Considered by Senate.
  September 12, 2018: By unanimous consent agreement, vote 
            September 12, 2018.
  September 12, 2018: Cloture invoked in Senate by Yea-Nay 
            vote, 63-34. Record vote number: 205.
  September 12, 2018: Confirmed by the Senate by Yea-Nay vote, 
            64-33. Record vote number: 206.
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, vice F. Scott Kieff, 
        resigned.
  February 27, 2018: Received in the Senate and referred to the 
            Committee on Finance.
  June 12, 2018: Committee on Finance. Hearings held.
  January 3, 2019: Returned to the President under the 
            provisions of Senate Rule XXXI, paragraph 6 of the 
            Standing Rules of the Senate.
Michael J. Desmond, of California, to be Chief Counsel for the 
        Internal Revenue Service and an Assistant General 
        Counsel in the Department of the Treasury, vice William 
        J. Wilkins.
  March 6, 2018: Received in the Senate and referred to the 
            Committee on Finance.
  July 26, 2018: Committee on Finance. Hearings held.
  August 1, 2018: Committee on Finance. Ordered to be reported 
            favorably.
  August 1, 2018: Reported by Senator Hatch, Committee on 
            Finance, without printed report.
  August 1, 2018: Placed on Senate Executive Calendar. Calendar 
            No. 1045. Subject to nominee's commitment to 
            respond to requests to appear and testify before 
            any duly constituted committee of the Senate.
  January 3, 2019: Returned to the President under the 
            provisions of Senate Rule XXXI, paragraph 6 of the 
            Standing Rules of the Senate.
Elizabeth Darling, of Texas, to be Commissioner on Children, 
        Youth, and Families, Department of Health and Human 
        Services, vice Rafael J. Lopez.
  March 19, 2018: Received in the Senate.
  March 19, 2018: Placed on Senate Executive Calendar in the 
            Privileged Nomination section with nominee 
            information requested by the Committee on Finance, 
            pursuant to S. Res. 116, 112th Congress.
  August 22, 2018: Committee on Finance. Hearings held.
  September 17, 2018: Referred to the Committee on Finance as 
            requested by Senator Hatch.
  September 18, 2018: Committee on Finance. Ordered to be 
            reported favorably.
  September 18, 2018: Reported by Senator Hatch, Committee on 
            Finance, without printed report.
  September 18, 2018: Placed on Senate Executive Calendar. 
            Calendar No. 1103. Subject to nominee's commitment 
            to respond to requests to appear and testify before 
            any duly constituted committee of the Senate.
  January 3, 2019: Returned to the President under the 
            provisions of Senate Rule XXXI, paragraph 6 of the 
            Standing Rules of the Senate.
Michael Faulkender, of Maryland, to be an Assistant Secretary 
        of the Treasury, vice Karen Dynan.
  April 9, 2018: Received in the Senate and referred to the 
            Committee on Finance.
  August 22, 2018: Committee on Finance. Hearings held.
  September 18, 2018: Committee on Finance. Ordered to be 
            reported favorably.
  September 18, 2018: Reported by Senator Hatch, Committee on 
            Finance, without printed report.
  September 18, 2018: Placed on Senate Executive Calendar. 
            Calendar No. 1104. Subject to nominee's commitment 
            to respond to requests to appear and testify before 
            any duly constituted committee of the Senate.
  January 3, 2019: Returned to the President under the 
            provisions of Senate Rule XXXI, paragraph 6 of the 
            Standing Rules of the Senate.
Justin George Muzinich, of New York, to be Deputy Secretary of 
        the Treasury, vice Sarah Bloom Raskin.
  April 10, 2018: Received in the Senate and referred to the 
            Committee on Finance.
  July 26, 2018: Committee on Finance. Hearings held.
  August 1, 2018: Committee on Finance. Ordered to be reported 
            favorably.
  August 1, 2018: Reported by Senator Hatch, Committee on 
            Finance, without printed report.
  August 1, 2018: Placed on Senate Executive Calendar. Calendar 
            No. 1046. Subject to nominee's commitment to 
            respond to requests to appear and testify before 
            any duly constituted committee of the Senate.
  December 6, 2018: Considered by Senate.
  December 6, 2018: Cloture motion presented in Senate.
  December 6, 2018: By unanimous consent agreement, mandatory 
            quorum required under Rule XXII waived.
  December 6, 2018: By unanimous consent agreement, debate 
            December 10, 2018.
  December 10, 2018: Considered by Senate.
  December 10, 2018: Cloture invoked in Senate by Yea-Nay vote, 
            55-43. Record vote number: 256.
  December 10, 2018: By unanimous consent agreement, debate 
            December 11, 2018.
  December 11, 2018: Considered by Senate.
  December 11, 2018: Confirmed by the Senate by Yea-Nay vote. 
            55-44. Record vote number: 257.
Emin Toro, of Virginia, to be a judge of the United States Tax 
        Court for a term of 15 years, vice Joseph Robert Goeke, 
        term expiring.
  April 10, 2018: Received in the Senate and referred to the 
            Committee on Finance.
  January 3, 2019: Returned to the President under the 
            provisions of Senate Rule XXXI, paragraph 6 of the 
            Standing Rules of the Senate.
David Fabian Black, of North Dakota, to be Deputy Commissioner 
        of Social Security for the term expiring January 19, 
        2019, vice Carolyn W. Colvin, term expired.
  April 17, 2018: Received in the Senate and referred to the 
            Committee on Finance.
  January 3, 2019: Returned to the President under the 
            provisions of Senate Rule XXXI, paragraph 6 of the 
            Standing Rules of the Senate.
Andrew M. Saul, of New York, to be Commissioner of Social 
        Security for the term expiring January 19, 2019, vice 
        Michael J. Astrue, resigned.
  April 17, 2018: Received in the Senate and referred to the 
            Committee on Finance.
  October 2, 2018: Committee on Finance. Hearings held.
  November 15, 2018: Committee on Finance. Ordered to be 
            reported favorably.
  November 15, 2018: Reported by Senator Hatch, Committee on 
            Finance, without printed report.
  November 15, 2018: Placed on Senate Executive Calendar. 
            Calendar No. 1147. Subject to nominee's commitment 
            to respond to requests to appear and testify before 
            any duly constituted committee of the Senate.
  January 3, 2019: Returned to the President under the 
            provisions of Senate Rule XXXI, paragraph 6 of the 
            Standing Rules of the Senate.
Andrew M. Saul, of New York, to be Commissioner of Social 
        Security for the term expiring January 19, 2025 
        (reappointment).
  April 17, 2018: Received in the Senate and referred to the 
            Committee on Finance
  January 3, 2019: Returned to the President under the 
            provisions of Senate Rule XXXI, paragraph 6 of the 
            Standing Rules of the Senate.
Mark Van Dyke Holmes, of New York, to be a judge of the United 
        States Tax Court for a term of 15 years 
        (reappointment).
  April 24, 2018: Received in the Senate and referred to the 
            Committee on Finance.
  January 3, 2019: Returned to the President under the 
            provisions of Senate Rule XXXI, paragraph 6 of the 
            Standing Rules of the Senate.
Gordon Hartogensis, of Connecticut, to be Director of the 
        Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation for a term of 5 
        years, vice W. Thomas Reeder, Jr., resigned.
  May 15, 2018: Received in the Senate and referred jointly to 
            the Committees on Finance and Health, Education, 
            Labor, and Pensions pursuant to Sec. 411(c) of Pub. 
            L. 109-280.
  September 27, 2018: Committee on Finance. Hearings held.
  November 15, 2018: Committee on Finance. Ordered to be 
            reported favorably.
  November 29, 2018: Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and 
            Pensions. Ordered to be reported favorably.
  November 15, 2018: Reported by Senator Hatch, Committee on 
            Finance, without printed report.
  November 29, 2018: Reported by Senator Alexander, Committee 
            on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions, without 
            printed report.
  November 29, 2018: Placed on Senate Executive Calendar. 
            Calendar No. 1191. Subject to nominee's commitment 
            to respond to requests to appear and testify before 
            any duly constituted committee of the Senate.
  January 3, 2019: Returned to the President under the 
            provisions of Senate Rule XXXI, paragraph 6 of the 
            Standing Rules of the Senate.
James B. Lockhart III, of Connecticut, to be a member of the 
        Board of Trustees of the Federal Old-Age and Survivors 
        Insurance Trust Fund and the Federal Disability 
        Insurance Trust Fund for a term of 4 years, vice 
        Charles P. Blahous III, term expired.
  August 16, 2018: Received in the Senate.
  August 16, 2018: Placed on Senate Executive Calendar in the 
            Privileged Nomination section with nominee 
            information requested by the Committee on Finance, 
            pursuant to S. Res. 116, 112th Congress.
  January 3, 2019: Returned to the President under the 
            provisions of Senate Rule XXXI, paragraph 6 of the 
            Standing Rules of the Senate.
James B. Lockhart III, of Connecticut, to be a member of the 
        Board of Trustees of the Federal Hospital Insurance 
        Trust Fund for a term of 4 years, vice Charles P. 
        Blahous III, term expired.
  August 16, 2018: Received in the Senate.
  August 16, 2018: Placed on Senate Executive Calendar in the 
            Privileged Nomination section with nominee 
            information requested by the Committee on Finance, 
            pursuant to S. Res. 116, 112th Congress.
  January 3, 2019: Returned to the President under the 
            provisions of Senate Rule XXXI, paragraph 6 of the 
            Standing Rules of the Senate.
James B. Lockhart III, of Connecticut, to be a member of the 
        Board of Trustees of the Federal Supplementary Medical 
        Insurance Trust Fund for a term of 4 years, vice 
        Charles P. Blahous III, term expired.
  August 16, 2018: Received in the Senate.
  August 16, 2018: Placed on Senate Executive Calendar in the 
            Privileged Nomination section with nominee 
            information requested by the Committee on Finance, 
            pursuant to S. Res. 116, 112th Congress.
  January 3, 2019: Returned to the President under the 
            provisions of Senate Rule XXXI, paragraph 6 of the 
            Standing Rules of the Senate.
Travis Greaves, of the District of Columbia, to be a judge of 
        the United States Tax Court for a term of 15 years, 
        vice Juan F. Vasquez, term expired.
  August 28, 2018: Received in the Senate and referred to the 
            Committee on Finance.
  January 3, 2019: Returned to the President under the 
            provisions of Senate Rule XXXI, paragraph 6 of the 
            Standing Rules of the Senate.
Jason J. Fichtner, of the District of Columbia, to be a member 
        of the Social Security Advisory Board for a term 
        expiring September 30, 2024, vice Lanhee J. Chen, term 
        expiring.
  August 28, 2018: Received in the Senate.
  August 28, 2018: Placed on Senate Executive Calendar in the 
            Privileged Nomination section with nominee 
            information requested by the Committee on Finance, 
            pursuant to S. Res. 116, 112th Congress.
  January 3, 2019: Returned to the President under the 
            provisions of Senate Rule XXXI, paragraph 6 of the 
            Standing Rules of the Senate.
Michael J. Astrue, of Massachusetts, to be a member of the 
        Social Security Advisory Board for a term expiring 
        September 30, 2022, vice Alan L. Cohen, term expired.
  August 28, 2018: Received in the Senate.
  August 28, 2018: Placed on Senate Executive Calendar in the 
            Privileged Nomination section with nominee 
            information requested by the Committee on Finance, 
            pursuant to S. Res. 116, 112th Congress.
  January 3, 2019: Returned to the President under the 
            provisions of Senate Rule XXXI, paragraph 6 of the 
            Standing Rules of the Senate.

                     BILLS AND RESOLUTIONS REFERRED
                            TO THE COMMITTEE

    There were 669 Senate bills and 57 House bills referred to 
the committee for consideration during the 115th Congress. In 
addition, 12 Senate and House resolutions (joint, concurrent, 
or simple resolutions) were referred to the committee.

                      REPORTS, PRINTS, AND STUDIES

    During the 115th Congress, the committee and supporting 
joint committees prepared and issued 7 reports, special prints, 
and studies on the following topics:
          

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              Title                  Document no.        To accompany
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Tax Cut and Jobs Act............  115-466...........  H.R. 1
Helping to End Addiction and      115-284...........  S. 3120
 Lessen (HEAL) Substance Use
 Disorders Act of 2018.
Keep Kids' Insurance Dependable   115-197...........  S. 1827
 and Secure Act of 2017.
The Creating High-Quality         115-146...........  S. 870
 Results and Outcomes Necessary
 to Improve Chronic (CHRONIC)
 Care Act of 2017.
Sheltering in Danger: How Poor    115-27............  ..................
 Emergency Planning and Response
 Put Nursing Home Residents at
 Risk During Hurricanes Harvey
 and Irma.
An Examination of Foster Care in  115-18............  ..................
 the United States and the Use
 of Privatization.
Report on the Activities of the   115-25............  ..................
 Committee on Finance of the
 United States Senate During the
 114th Congress.
Rules of Procedure of the         115-2.............  ..................
 Committee on Finance.
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                        OFFICIAL COMMUNICATIONS

    During the 115th Congress, a total of 576 official 
communications were submitted to the committee. Of these, 7 
were Presidential Messages; 538 were Executive Communications--
these communications include reports to advise and inform the 
Congress, required annual or semi-annual agency budget and 
activities summaries, and requests for legislative action. The 
committee also received 31 Petitions and Memorials.