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[Congressional Record Volume 163, Number 203 (Wednesday, December 13, 2017)]
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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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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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