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[Congressional Record Volume 163, Number 203 (Wednesday, December 13, 2017)]
[Daily Digest]
[Pages D1322-D1324]
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Committee Meetings

MISCELLANEOUS MEASURE
Committee on Education and the Workforce: Full Committee completed a 
markup on H.R. 4508, the “Promoting Real Opportunity, Success, and 
Prosperity through Education Reform Act”. H.R. 4508 was ordered 
reported, as amended.

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EXAMINING THE DRUG SUPPLY CHAIN
Committee on Energy and Commerce: Subcommittee on Health held a hearing 
entitled “Examining the Drug Supply Chain”. Testimony was heard from 
public witnesses.

THE IMPACTS AND FUTURE OF NORTH AMERICAN ENERGY TRADE
Committee on Energy and Commerce: Subcommittee on Energy held a hearing 
entitled “The Impacts and Future of North American Energy Trade”. 
Testimony was heard from public witnesses.

MISCELLANEOUS MEASURES
Committee on Financial Services: Full Committee completed 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. 
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”; and H.R. 4560, 
the “GSE Jumpstart Reauthorization Act of 2017”. H.R. 3864, H.R. 
4546, H.R. 4519, H.R. 4529, H.R. 4545, H.R. 2948, H.R. 3179, H.R. 4464, 
and H.R. 4560 were ordered reported, without amendment. H.R. 4537, H.R. 
2219, H.R. 435, and H.R. 1457 were ordered reported, as amended.

MISCELLANEOUS MEASURES
Committee on Homeland Security: Full Committee held a markup on H.R. 
1486, the “Securing American Non-Profit Organizations Against 
Terrorism Act of 2017”; H.R. 4433, the “Securing Department of 
Homeland Security Firearms Act of 2017”; H.R. 4553, the “Terrorist 
Screening and Targeting Review Act of 2017”; H.R. 4555, the “DHS 
Interagency Counterterrorism Task Force Act of 2017”; H.R. 4559, the 
“Global Aviation System Security Reform Act of 2017”; H.R. 4561, the 
“Security Assessment Feasibility for Equipment Testing and Evaluation 
of Capabilities for our Homeland Act”; H.R. 4564, the “Post-Caliphate 
Threat Assessment Act of 2017”; H.R. 4567, the “DHS Overseas 
Personnel Enhancement Act of 2017”; H.R. 4569, the “Counterterrorism 
Information Sharing Improvement Act of 2017”; H.R. 4577, the 
“Domestic Explosives Detection Canine Capacity Building Act of 2017”; 
H.R. 4578, the “Counter Terrorist Network Act”; and H.R. 4581, the 
“Screening and Vetting Passenger Exchange Act of 2017”. H.R. 4561, 
H.R. 4559, H.R. 4567, H.R. 1486, H.R. 4577, H.R. 4555, H.R. 4553, and 
H.R. 4433 were ordered reported, as amended. H.R. 4564, H.R. 4569, H.R. 
4578, and H.R. 4581 were ordered reported, without amendment.

MISCELLANEOUS MEASURES
Committee on House Administration: Full Committee held a markup on H.R. 
4009, to authorize the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution 
to plan, design, and construct a central parking facility on National 
Zoological Park property in the District of Columbia; and a committee 
resolution updating the advertisement regulations found in the Members' 
Congressional Handbook. The committee resolution updating the 
advertisement regulations found in the Members' Congressional Handbook 
passed. H.R. 4009 was ordered reported, without amendment.

OVERSIGHT HEARING WITH DEPUTY ATTORNEY GENERAL ROD ROSENSTEIN
Committee on the Judiciary: Full Committee held a hearing entitled 
“Oversight Hearing with Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein”. 
Testimony was heard from Rod Rosenstein, Deputy Attorney General, 
Department of Justice.

MISCELLANEOUS MEASURES
Committee on Natural Resources: Full Committee completed 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

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Act”; H.R. 4266, the “Acadia National Park Boundary Clarification 
Act”; 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”. H.R. 200, H.R. 1349, 
H.R. 1675, H.R. 4266, H.R. 4475, and H.R. 4568 were ordered reported, 
as amended. H.R. 1157, H.R. 1350, H.R. 2888, H.R. 3588, H.R. 4033, H.R. 
4264, H.R. 4465, S. 825, and S. 1285 were ordered reported, without 
amendment.

OVERSIGHT OF THE BUREAU OF PRISONS AND INMATE REENTRY
Committee on Oversight and Government Reform: Full Committee held a 
hearing entitled, “Oversight of the Bureau of Prisons and Inmate 
Reentry”. Testimony was heard from Mark S. Inch, Director, Federal 
Bureau of Prisons; Michael E. Horowitz, Inspector General, Department 
of Justice; Diana Maurer, Director, Homeland Security and Justice, 
Government Accountability Office; and public witnesses.

HEAD HEALTH CHALLENGE: PREVENTING HEAD TRAUMA FROM FOOTBALL FIELD TO 

SHOP FLOOR TO BATTLEFIELD
Committee on Science, Space, and Technology: Subcommittee on Research 
and Technology held a hearing entitled “Head Health Challenge: 
Preventing Head Trauma from Football Field to Shop Floor to 
Battlefield”. Testimony was heard from Michael Fasolka, Acting 
Director, Material Measurement Lab, National Institute of Standards and 
Technology; and public witnesses.

ADVANCING SOLAR ENERGY TECHNOLOGY: RESEARCH TRUMPS DEPLOYMENT
Committee on Science, Space, and Technology: Subcommittee on Energy 
held a hearing entitled “Advancing Solar Energy Technology: Research 
Trumps Deployment”. Testimony was heard from Daniel Simmons, Principal 
Deputy Assistant Secretary, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable 
Energy, Department of Energy; and public witnesses.

PRE-DISCHARGE CLAIMS PROGRAMS: ARE VA AND DOD EFFECTIVELY SERVING 

SEPARATING MILITARY PERSONNEL?
Committee on Veterans' Affairs: Subcommittee on Disability Assistance 
and Memorial Affairs held a hearing entitled “Pre-Discharge Claims 
Programs: Are VA and DOD Effectively Serving Separating Military 
Personnel?”. Testimony was heard from Terry A. Adirim, M.D., Deputy 
Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Services Policy and 
Oversight, Department of Defense; Willie C. Clark, Sr., Deputy Under 
Secretary for Field Operations, Veterans Benefits Administration, 
Department of Veterans Affairs; and public witnesses.

IRS REFORM: THE TAXPAYER'S EXPERIENCE
Committee on Ways and Means: Subcommittee on Oversight held a hearing 
entitled “IRS Reform: The Taxpayer's Experience”. Testimony was heard 
from public witnesses.

Joint Meetings

TAX CUTS AND JOBS ACT
  Conferees met to resolve the differences between the Senate and House 
passed versions of H.R. 1, to provide for reconciliation pursuant to 
titles II and V of the concurrent resolution on the budget for fiscal 
year 2018, but did not complete action thereon.



    


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