Congressional Record 2017/7/26
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RENEGOTIATING NAFTA: OPPORTUNITIES FOR AGRICULTURE
Committee on Agriculture: Full Committee held a hearing entitled
“Renegotiating NAFTA: Opportunities for Agriculture”. Testimony was
heard from public witnesses.
EXPANDING OPTIONS FOR EMPLOYERS AND WORKERS THROUGH EARN-AND-LEARN
Committee on Education and the Workforce: Subcommittee on Higher
Education and Workforce Development held a hearing entitled “Expanding
Options for Employers and Workers Through Earn-and-Learn
Opportunities”. Testimony was heard from public witnesses.
POWERING AMERICA: A REVIEW OF THE OPERATION AND EFFECTIVENESS OF THE
NATION'S WHOLESALE ELECTRICITY MARKETS
Committee on Energy and Commerce: Subcommittee on Energy held a hearing
entitled “Powering America: A Review of the Operation and
Effectiveness of the Nation's Wholesale Electricity Markets”.
Testimony was heard from public witnesses.
EXAMINING THE EXTENSION OF SPECIAL NEEDS PLANS
Committee on Energy and Commerce: Subcommittee on Health held a hearing
entitled “Examining the Extension of Special Needs Plans”. Testimony
was heard from public witnesses.
ASSESSING THE U.S.-QATAR RELATIONSHIP
Committee on Foreign Affairs: Subcommittee on the Middle East and North
Africa held a hearing entitled “Assessing the U.S.-Qatar
Relationship”. Testimony was heard from public witnesses.
Committee on Homeland Security: Full Committee held a markup on H.R.
2626, the “Strong Visa Integrity Secures America Act”; H.R. 2805, to
permanently authorize the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Business
Travel Card Program; H.R. 3202, the “Cyber Vulnerability Disclosure
Reporting Act”; H.R. 3284, the “Joint Counterterrorism Awareness
Workshop Series Act of 2017”; H.R. 3328, the “Cuban Airport Security
Act of 2017”; H.R. 3359, the “Cybersecurity and Infrastructure
Security Agency Act of 2017”; and H. Res. 447, directing the Secretary
of Homeland Security to transmit certain documents to the House of
Representatives relating to Department of Homeland Security policies
and activities relating to businesses owned or controlled by President
Donald J. Trump. H.R. 3202, H.R. 3284, H.R. 3328, H.R. 3359, and H.
Res. 447 were ordered reported, without amendment. H.R. 2626 and H.R.
2805 were ordered reported, as amended.
OVERSIGHT OF THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS' STRATEGIC PLAN
Committee on House Administration: Full Committee held a hearing
entitled “Oversight of the Library of Congress' Strategic Plan”.
Testimony was heard from Carla D. Hayden, Librarian of Congress.
Committee on the Judiciary: Full Committee held a markup on H.R. 391,
the “Asylum Reform and Border Protection Act of 2017”; and H. Res.
446, resolution of inquiry requesting the President and directing the
Attorney General to transmit, respectively, certain documents to the
House of Representatives relating to the removal of former Federal
Bureau of Investigation Director James Comey. H.R. 391 and H. Res. 446
were ordered reported, as amended.
Committee on Natural Resources: Full Committee completed a markup on
H.R. 825, the “Public Land Renewable Energy Development Act”; H.R.
873, the “Global War on Terrorism War Memorial Act”; H.R. 965, the
“Saint-Gaudens National Historical Park Redesignation Act”; H.R.
1074, to repeal the Act entitled “An Act to confer jurisdiction on the
State of Iowa over offenses committed by or against Indians on the Sac
and Fox Indian Reservation”; H.R. 1418, to amend the Alaska Native
Claims Settlement Act to provide that Alexander Creek, Alaska, is and
shall be recognized as an eligible Native village under that Act, and
for other purposes; H.R. 1491, the “Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians
Land Affirmation Act of 2017”; H.R. 1547, the “Udall Park Land
Exchange Completion Act”; H.R. 2075, the “Crooked River Ranch Fire
Protection Act”; H.R. 2083, the “Endangered Salmon and Fisheries
Predation Prevention Act”; H.R. 2199, the “Federal Land Asset
Inventory Reform Act of 2017”;
H.R. 2316, the “Cooperative Management of Mineral Rights Act of
2017”; H.R. 2371, the “Western Area Power Administration Transparency
Act”; H.R. 2374, the “Eastern Nevada Economic Development and Land
Management Improvement Act”; H.R. 2423, the “Washington County, Utah,
Public Lands Management Implementation Act”; H.R. 2582, the
“Confirming State Land Grants for Education Act”; H.R. 2611, the
“Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site Boundary
Modification Act”; H.R. 2615, the “Gulf Islands National Seashore
Land Exchange Act of 2017”; H.R. 2768, the “Fowler and Boskoff Peaks
Designation Act”; H.R. 3115, the “Superior National Forest Land
Exchange Act of 2017”; H.R. 3279, the “Helium Extraction Act of
2017”; and H.R. 3281, the “Reclamation Title Transfer and Non-Federal
Infrastructure Incentivization Act”. H.R. 825, H.R. 965, H.R. 1491,
H.R. 2075, H.R. 2582, and H.R. 3115 were ordered reported, as amended.
H.R. 3281, H.R. 3279, H.R. 2611, H.R. 2615, H.R. 2768, H.R. 2083, H.R.
2199, H.R. 2316, H.R. 2371, H.R. 2374, H.R. 2423, H.R. 1547, H.R. 1074,
H.R. 1418, and H.R. 873 were ordered reported, without amendment.
OFFICE OF NATIONAL DRUG CONTROL POLICY: REAUTHORIZATION IN THE 115TH
Committee on Oversight and Government Reform: Full Committee held a
hearing entitled “Office of National Drug Control Policy:
Reauthorization in the 115th Congress”. Testimony was heard from
Richard Baum, Acting Director, Office of National Drug Control Policy;
Diana Maurer, Director, Justice and Law Enforcement Issues, Government
Accountability Office; and public witnesses.
DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE APPROPRIATIONS ACT, 2018
Committee on Rules: Full Committee, concluded a hearing on H.R. 3219,
the “Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2018” [Make America
Secure Appropriations Act, 2018] [Meeting II]. The Committee granted,
by record vote of 7-4, a structured rule for H.R. 3219. The rule
provides that no further general debate shall be in order. The rule
provides that the further amendment printed in part A of the Rules
Committee report shall be considered as adopted. The rule makes in
order only those further amendments printed in part B of the Rules
Committee report, amendments en bloc described in section 3 of the
resolution, and available pro forma amendments described in section 4
of House Resolution 473. Each further amendment printed in part B of
the report may be offered only in the order printed in the report, may
be offered only by a Member designated in the report, shall be
considered as read, shall be debatable for the time specified in the
report equally divided and controlled by the proponent and an opponent,
may be withdrawn by the proponent at any time before action thereon,
shall not be subject to amendment except amendments described in
section 4 of House Resolution 473, and shall not be subject to a demand
for division of the question. The rule waives all points of order
against further amendments printed in part B of the report or against
amendments en bloc described in section 3 of the resolution. The rule
provides that it shall be in order at any time for the chair of the
Committee on Appropriations or his designee to offer further amendments
en bloc consisting of amendments printed in part B of the report not
earlier disposed of. Amendments en bloc shall be considered as read,
shall be debatable for 20 minutes equally divided and controlled by the
chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Appropriations or
their designees, shall not be subject to amendment except amendments
described in section 4 of House Resolution 473, and shall not be
subject to a demand for division of the question. The rule provides one
motion to recommit with or without instructions. In section 5, the rule
provides that it shall be in order at any time on the legislative day
of July 27, 2017, or July 28, 2017, for the Speaker to entertain
motions that the House suspend the rules and that the Speaker or his
designee shall consult with the Minority Leader or her designee on the
designation of any matter for consideration pursuant to this section.
STEM AND COMPUTER SCIENCE EDUCATION: PREPARING THE 21ST CENTURY
Committee on Science, Space, and Technology: Subcommittee on Research
and Technology held a hearing entitled “STEM and Computer Science
Education: Preparing the 21st Century Workforce”. Testimony was heard
from public witnesses.
PROTECTING SMALL BUSINESSES FROM CYBER ATTACKS: THE CYBERSECURITY
Committee on Small Business: Full Committee held a hearing entitled
“Protecting Small Businesses from Cyber Attacks: the Cybersecurity
Insurance Option”. Testimony was heard from public witnesses.
No joint committee meetings were held.
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