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[Congressional Record Volume 163, Number 202 (Tuesday, December 12, 2017)]
[Daily Digest]
[Pages D1312-D1315]
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Committee Meetings

MISCELLANEOUS MEASURE
Committee on Education and the Workforce: Full Committee began a markup 
on H.R. 4508, the “Promoting Real Opportunity, Success, and Prosperity 
through Education Reform Act”.

UPDATE ON THE CORPORATE AVERAGE FUEL ECONOMY PROGRAM (CAFE) AND 

GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS STANDARDS FOR MOTOR VEHICLES
Committee on Energy and Commerce: Subcommittee on Environment; and 
Subcommittee on Digital Commerce and Consumer Protection held a joint 
hearing entitled “Update on the Corporate Average Fuel Economy Program 
(CAFE) and Greenhouse Gas Emissions Standards for Motor Vehicles”. 
Testimony was heard from public witnesses.

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EXAMINING CONCERNS OF PATIENT BROKERING AND ADDICTION TREATMENT FRAUD
Committee on Energy and Commerce: Subcommittee on Oversight and 
Investigations held a hearing entitled “Examining Concerns of Patient 
Brokering and Addiction Treatment Fraud”. Testimony was heard from 
Dave Aronberg, State Attorney, 15th Judicial Circuit, Florida; Eric M. 
Gold, Assistant Attorney General and Chief, Health Care Division, 
Office of the Massachusetts Attorney General; Alan S. Johnson, Chief 
Assistant State Attorney, 15th Judicial Circuit, Florida; and public 
witnesses.

MISCELLANEOUS MEASURES
Committee on Financial Services: Full Committee began a markup on H.R. 
435, the “Credit Access and Inclusion Act of 2017”; H.R. 1457, the 
“Making Online Banking Initiation Legal and Easy Act of 2017”; H.R. 
2219, the “End Banking for Human Traffickers Act of 2017”; H.R. 2319, 
the “Consumer Financial Choice and Capital Markets Protection Act of 
2017”; H.R. 2948, to amend the S.A.F.E. Mortgage Licensing Act of 2008 
to provide a temporary license for loan originators transitioning 
between employers, and for other purposes; H.R. 3179, the 
“Transparency and Accountability for Business Standards Act”; H.R. 
3864, the “Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination 
Reauthorization Act of 2017”; H.R. 4464, the “Common Sense Credit 
Union Capital Relief Act of 2017”; H.R. 4519, to amend the Securities 
Exchange Act of 1934 to repeal certain disclosure requirements related 
to resource extraction, and for other purposes; H.R. 4529, the 
“Accelerating Access to Capital Act of 2017”; H.R. 4537, the 
“International Insurance Standards Act of 2017”; H.R. 4545, the 
“Financial Institutions Examination Fairness and Reform Act”; H.R. 
4546, the “National Securities Exchange Regulatory Parity Act”; H.R. 
4560, the “GSE Jumpstart Reauthorization Act of 2017”; and H.R. 4566, 
the “Alleviating Stress Test Burdens to Help Investors Act”.

PROTECTING NORTH KOREAN REFUGEES
Committee on Foreign Affairs: Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, 
Global Human Rights, and International Organizations held a hearing 
entitled “Protecting North Korean Refugees”. Testimony was heard from 
public witnesses.

THE FUTURE OF THE NORTH AMERICAN FREE TRADE AGREEMENT
Committee on Foreign Affairs: Subcommittee on Terrorism, 
Nonproliferation, and Trade held a hearing entitled “The Future of the 
North American Free Trade Agreement”. Testimony was heard from public 
witnesses.

CAMBODIA'S DESCENT: POLICIES TO SUPPORT DEMOCRACY AND HUMAN RIGHTS
Committee on Foreign Affairs: Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific held 
a hearing entitled “Cambodia's Descent: Policies to Support Democracy 
and Human Rights”. Testimony was heard from public witnesses.

MISCELLANEOUS MEASURES
Committee on the Judiciary: Full Committee held a markup on H.R. 1865, 
the “Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act of 
2017”; and H.R. 2595, the “Strengthening the Department of Homeland 
Security Secure Mail Initiative Act”. H.R. 1865 was ordered reported, 
as amended. H.R. 2595 was ordered reported, without amendment.

EXAMINING CONSEQUENCES OF AMERICA'S GROWING DEPENDENCE ON FOREIGN 
MINERALS
Committee on Natural Resources: Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral 
Resources held a hearing entitled “Examining Consequences of America's 
Growing Dependence on Foreign Minerals”. Testimony was heard from 
Ronnie Favors, Administrator, Defense Logistics Agency Strategic 
Materials, Department of Defense; Murray Hitzman, Associate Director 
for Energy and Minerals, U.S. Geological Survey, Department of the 
Interior; and public witnesses.

MISCELLANEOUS MEASURES
Committee on Natural Resources: Full Committee began a markup on H.R. 
200, the “Strengthening Fishing Communities and Increasing Flexibility 
in Fisheries Management Act”; H.R. 1157, to clarify the United States 
interest in certain submerged lands in the area of the Monomoy National 
Wildlife Refuge, and for other purposes; H.R. 1349, to amend the 
Wilderness Act to ensure that the use of bicycles, wheelchairs, 
strollers, and game carts is not prohibited in Wilderness Areas, and 
for other purposes; H.R. 1350, to modify the boundary of Voyageurs 
National Park in the State of Minnesota, and for other purposes; H.R. 
1675, the “National Landslide Preparedness Act”; H.R. 2888, the 
“Ste. Genevieve National Historical Park Establishment Act”; H.R. 
3400, the “Recreation Not Red-Tape Act”; H.R. 3588, the “RED SNAPPER 
Act”; H.R. 4033, the “National Geologic Mapping Act Reauthorization 
Act”; H.R. 4264, the “Hyde Park Land Conveyance Act”; H.R. 4266, the 
“Acadia National Park Boundary Clarification Act”;

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H.R. 4465, the “Endangered Fish Recovery Programs Extension Act of 
2017”; H.R. 4475, the “National Volcano Early Warning and Monitoring 
System Act”; H.R. 4568, the “Enhancing Geothermal Production on 
Federal Lands Act”; S. 825, the “Southeast Alaska Regional Health 
Consortium Land Transfer Act of 2017”; and S. 1285, the “Oregon 
Tribal Economic Development Act”.

IRANIAN LEADERSHIP ASSET TRANSPARENCY ACT; PRIVACY NOTIFICATION 
TECHNICAL CLARIFICATION ACT; CORPORATE GOVERNANCE REFORM AND 
TRANSPARENCY ACT OF 2017; STRENGTHENING OVERSIGHT OF IRAN'S ACCESS TO 
FINANCE ACT
Committee on Rules: Full Committee held a hearing on H.R. 1638, the 
“Iranian Leadership Asset Transparency Act”; H.R. 2396, the “Privacy 
Notification Technical Clarification Act”; H.R. 4015, the “Corporate 
Governance Reform and Transparency Act of 2017”; and H.R. 4324, the 
“Strengthening Oversight of Iran's Access to Finance Act”. The 
Committee granted, by record vote of 8-4, a structured rule for H.R. 
1638. The rule provides one hour of general debate equally divided and 
controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on 
Financial Services. The rule waives all points of order against 
consideration of the bill. The rule makes in order as original text for 
the purpose of amendment an amendment in the nature of a substitute 
consisting of the text of Rules Committee Print 115-47 and provides 
that it shall be considered as read. The rule waives all points of 
order against that amendment in the nature of a substitute. The rule 
makes in order only those further amendments printed in part A of the 
Rules Committee report. Each such amendment may be offered only in the 
order printed in the report, may be offered only by a Member designated 
in the report, shall be considered as read, shall be debatable for the 
time specified in the report equally divided and controlled by the 
proponent and an opponent, shall not be subject to amendment, and shall 
not be subject to a demand for division of the question. The rule 
waives all points of order against the amendment printed in part A of 
the report. The rule provides one motion to recommit with or without 
instructions. In section 2, the rule provides for consideration of H.R. 
4324 under a structured rule. The rule provides one hour of debate 
equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member 
of the Committee on Financial Services. The rule waives all points of 
order against consideration of the bill. The rule provides that an 
amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the text of Rules 
Committee Print 115-48 shall be considered as adopted and the bill, as 
amended, shall be considered as read. The rule waives all points of 
order against that amendment in the nature of a substitute. The rule 
makes in order only the further amendment printed in part B of the 
Rules Committee report, if offered by the Member designated in the 
report, which shall be considered as read, shall be debatable for the 
time specified in the report equally divided and controlled by the 
proponent and an opponent, shall not be subject to amendment, and shall 
not be subject to a demand for division of the question. The rule 
waives all points of order against the amendment printed in part B of 
the report. The rule provides one motion to recommit with or without 
instructions. The Committee granted, by record vote of 8-4, a 
structured rule for H.R. 2396. The rule provides one hour of debate 
equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member 
of the Committee on Financial Services. The rule waives all points of 
order against consideration of the bill. The rule provides that the 
amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on 
Financial Services now printed in the bill shall be considered as 
adopted and the bill, as amended, shall be considered as read. The rule 
waives all points of order against provisions in the bill, as amended. 
The rule makes in order only the further amendment printed in the Rules 
Committee report, if offered by the Member designated in the report, 
which shall be considered as read, shall be debatable for the time 
specified in the report equally divided and controlled by the proponent 
and an opponent, shall not be subject to amendment, and shall not be 
subject to a demand for division of the question. The rule waives all 
points of order against the amendment printed in the report. The rule 
provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions. In 
section 2, the rule provides for consideration of H.R. 4015 under a 
closed rule. The rule provides one hour of debate equally divided and 
controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on 
Financial Services. The rule waives all points of order against 
consideration of the bill. The rule provides that an amendment in the 
nature of a substitute consisting of the text of Rules Committee Print 
115-46 shall be considered as adopted and the bill, as amended, shall 
be considered as read. The rule waives all points of order against 
provisions in the bill, as amended. The rule provides one motion to 
recommit with or without instructions. Testimony was heard from 
Representatives Barr and Heck of Washington.

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THE OPIOID EPIDEMIC IN APPALACHIA: ADDRESSING HURDLES TO ECONOMIC 
DEVELOPMENT IN THE REGION
Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure: Subcommittee on 
Economic Development, Public Buildings, and Emergency Management held a 
hearing entitled “The Opioid Epidemic in Appalachia: Addressing 
Hurdles to Economic Development in the Region”. Testimony was heard 
from Representative Rogers of Kentucky; Earl Gohl, Federal Co-Chair, 
Appalachian Regional Commission; and public witnesses.

AN UPDATE ON THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE FOREVER GI BILL, THE HARRY W. 
COLMERY EDUCATIONAL ASSISTANCE ACT OF 2017
Committee on Veterans' Affairs: Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity 
held a hearing entitled “An Update on the Implementation of the 
Forever GI Bill, the Harry W. Colmery Educational Assistance Act of 
2017”. Testimony was heard from Major General Robert M. Worley II, 
U.S. Air Force (Ret.), Director, Education Service, Veterans Benefit 
Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs; and public witnesses.

Joint Meetings
  No joint committee meetings were held.



    


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