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Daily Digest - Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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Senate
Chamber Action
Routine Proceedings, pages S4667-4719

Measures Introduced: Ten bills and two resolutions were introduced, as follows: S. 2634-2643, and S. Res. 510-511.
Page S4705

Measures Reported:

Report to accompany S. 1219, to authorize the Pechanga Band of Luiseno Mission Indians Water Rights Settlement. (S. Rept. No. 113-215)
S. 1818, to ratify a water settlement agreement affecting the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe.
Page S4704

Measures Passed:

Newport Jazz Festival 60th Anniversary: Senate agreed to S. Res. 510, congratulating the Newport Jazz Festival on its 60th anniversary.
Pages S4682-83

Measures Considered:

Schapiro, Clark, and Creedon Nominations--Agreement: A unanimous-consent-time agreement was reached providing that notwithstanding Rule XXII, following the vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to consideration of S. 2569, to provide an incentive for businesses to bring jobs back to America, on Wednesday, July 23, 2014, Senate begin consideration of the nominations of Julia Akins Clark, of Maryland, to be General Counsel of the Federal Labor Relations Authority, Andrew H. Schapiro, of Illinois, to be Ambassador to the Czech Republic, and Madelyn R. Creedon, of Indiana, to be Principal Deputy Administrator, National Nuclear Security Administration; that there be two minutes for debate equally divided between the two Leaders, or their designees, prior to each vote; that upon the use or yielding back of time, Senate vote, without intervening action or debate, on confirmation of the nominations in the order listed; that any roll call votes, following the first in the series, be 10 minutes in length; that no further motions be in order to the nominations; and that if cloture is invoked on the motion to proceed to consideration of S. 2569, to provide an incentive for businesses to bring jobs back to America, all time consumed while in Executive Session under the terms of this agreement count post-cloture.
Pages S4667-68, S4677-95

Harris Nomination--Cloture: Senate began consideration of the nomination of Pamela Harris, of Maryland, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Fourth Circuit.
Page S4695
A motion was entered to close further debate on the nomination, and, in accordance with the provisions of Rule XXII of the Standing Rules of the Senate, a vote on cloture will occur upon disposition of the motion to proceed to consideration of S. 2569, to provide an incentive for businesses to bring jobs back to America.
Page S4695

Nominations Confirmed: Senate confirmed the following nominations:
By a unanimous vote of 100 yeas (Vote No. EX. 237), Andre Birotte, Jr., of California, to be United States District Judge for the Central District of California.
Pages S4676-77, S4719
During consideration of this nomination today, Senate also took the following action:
By 56 yeas to 43 nays (Vote No. 234), Senate agreed to the motion to close further debate on the nomination.
Pages S4671-72
By a unanimous vote of 100 yeas (Vote No. EX. 238), Robin L. Rosenberg, of Florida, to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of Florida.
Pages S4677, S4719
During consideration of this nomination today, Senate also took the following action:
By 58 yeas to 42 nays (Vote No. 235), Senate agreed to the motion to close further debate on the nomination.
Page S4672
By a unanimous vote of 100 yeas (Vote No. EX. 239), John W. deGravelles, of Louisiana, to be United States District Judge for the Middle District of Louisiana.
Pages S4673-76, S4677, S4719
During consideration of this nomination today, Senate also took the following action:
By 57 yeas to 39 nays (Vote No. 236), Senate agreed to the motion to close further debate on the nomination.
Pages S4672-73

Nominations Received: Senate received the following nominations:
Jonodev Osceola Chaudhuri, of Arizona, to be Chairman of the National Indian Gaming Commission for the term of three years.

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Routine lists in the Air Force, Army, and Navy.
Pages S4718-19

Messages from the House:
Page S4701

Measures Read the First Time:
Pages S4701, S4718

Executive Communications:
Pages S4701-03

Petitions and Memorials:
Pages S4703-04

Executive Reports of Committees:
Pages S4704-05

Additional Cosponsors:
Pages S4705-07

Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:
Pages S4707-14

Additional Statements:
Pages S4699-S4701

Amendments Submitted:
Pages S4714-17

Notices of Hearings/Meetings:
Page S4717

Authorities for Committees to Meet:
Pages S4717-18

Privileges of the Floor:
Page S4718

Record Votes: Six record votes were taken today. (Total--239)
Pages S4672-73, S4677

Adjournment: Senate convened at 10 a.m. and adjourned at 7:15 p.m., until 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, July 23, 2014. (For Senate's program, see the remarks of the Majority Leader in today's Record on page S4718.)
Committee Meetings
(Committees not listed did not meet)

BUSINESS MEETING


Committee on Armed Services: Committee ordered favorably reported the nominations of General Joseph F. Dunford, Jr., USMC, for reappointment to the grade of general and to be Commandant of the Marine Corps, Admiral William E. Gortney, USN, for reappointment to the grade of admiral and to be Commander, United States Northern Command/Commander, North American Aerospace Defense Command, General John F. Campbell, USA, for reappointment to the grade of general and to be Commander, International Security Assistance Force/Commander, United States Forces, Afghanistan, and Lieutenant General Joseph L. Votel, USA, to be general and Commander, United States Special Operations Command, all of the Department of Defense, and 492 nominations in the Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps.

ECONOMICALLY RESILIENT COMMUNITIES


Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs: Subcommittee on Housing, Transportation and Community Development concluded a hearing to examine building economically resilient communities, focusing on local and regional approaches, after receiving testimony from Mayor Steven M. Fulop, Jersey City, New Jersey; Claire Collins, Bath County Supervisor, Bath County, Virginia, on behalf of the National Association of Counties; Joseph A. Calabrese, Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority, Westlake, Ohio; and Lee Gibson, Regional Transportation Commission of Washoe County, Reno, Nevada.

NATURAL RESOURCE PRODUCTION


Committee on Energy and Natural Resources: Committee concluded a hearing to examine leveraging America's resources as a revenue generator and job creator, focusing on the state and local government benefits in terms of revenue generated and jobs created from natural resource production, after receiving testimony from Greg Gould, Director, Office of Natural Resources Revenue, Department of the Interior; Laura Nelson, Utah Governor's Office of Energy Development Director, Salt Lake City; Charlotte A. Randolph, Lafourche Parish President, Thibodaux, Louisiana; Paul J. Pearce, National Forest Counties and Schools Coalition, Stevenson, Washington; Joel Webster, Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership Center for Western Lands, Missoula, Montana; Sean Shafer, Quest Offshore Resources, Inc., Sugar Land, Texas; and Duane Taylor, Motorcycle Industry Council, Arlington, Virginia.

U.S. TAX CODE


Committee on Finance: Committee concluded a hearing to examine the United States Tax Code, after receiving testimony from Robert B. Stack, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for International Tax Affairs; Pascal Saint-Amans, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, Paris, France; Mihir A. Desai, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts; Peter R. Merrill, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, Washington, D.C.; Leslie Robinson, Dartmouth College Tuck School of Business, Hanover, New Hampshire; and Allan Sloan, Fortune , New York, New York.

BUSINESS MEETING


Committee on Foreign Relations: Committee ordered favorably reported the following business items:
The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, adopted by the United Nations General Assembly on December 13, 2006, and signed by the United States of America on June 30, 2009 (the ``Convention'') (Treaty Doc. 112-07), with amendments; and

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S.J. Res. 36, relating to the approval and implementation of the proposed agreement for nuclear cooperation between the United States and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute.

INTERNATIONAL ENERGY AND CLIMATE POLICIES AND ISSUES


Committee on Foreign Relations: Subcommittee on International Development and Foreign Assistance, Economic Affairs, International Environmental Protection, and Peace Corps concluded a hearing to examine United States security implications of international energy and climate policies and issues, after receiving testimony from Amos J Hochstein, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Energy Diplomacy, Bureau of Energy Resources; Eric G. Postel, Assistant Administrator, Bureau for Economic Growth, Education and Environment, U.S. Agency for International Development; Daniel Y. Chiu, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Strategy and Force Development; Rear Admiral David W. Titley, USN (Ret.), CNA Military Advisory Board, Arlington, Virginia; David L. Goldwyn, Brookings Institution, and Michael Breen, Truman National Security Project, both of Washington, DC; and Mary J. Hutzler, Institute for Energy Research, Berlin, Maryland.

ABUSE OF STRUCTURED FINANCIAL PRODUCTS


Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs: Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations concluded a hearing to examine abuse of structured financial products, focusing on misusing basket options to avoid taxes and leverage limits, including a set of transactions that utilize financial engineering and structured financial products, and if a growing population and complexity can hinder effective Internal Revenue Service (IRS) audits, after receiving testimony from James R. White, Director, Strategic Issues, Government Accountability Office; Steven M. Rosenthal, Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center, Washington, DC; Marty Malloy, Barclays, London, United Kingdom; and Mark Silber, Jonathan Mayers, and Peter F. Brown, East Setauket, New York, all of Renaissance Technologies LLC, Satish Ramakrishna, and Barry Bausano, both of Deutsche Bank Securities Inc., and Gerard LaRocca, Barclays Bank PLC, all of New York, New York.

COAL MINERS


Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions: Subcommittee on Employment and Workplace Safety concluded a hearing to examine coal miners, focusing on black lung claimants, after receiving testimony from Christopher P. Lu, Deputy Secretary, and Patricia Smith, Solicitor, both of the Department of Labor; John Howard, Director, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Department of Health and Human Services; John Cline, Federal Black Lung Claimants, Piney View, West Virginia; John E. Parker, West Virginia University Health Sciences Center, Morgantown; Robert Bailey, Jr., United Mine Workers of America, Princeton, West Virginia; and Robert Briscoe, Milliman Inc., New York, New York.

NOMINATION


Committee on Veterans' Affairs: Committee concluded a hearing to examine the nomination of Robert Alan McDonald, of Ohio, to be Secretary of Veterans Affairs, after the nominee, who was introduced by Senators Brown and Portman, testified and answered questions in his own behalf.

INTELLIGENCE


Select Committee on Intelligence: Committee held closed hearings on intelligence matters, receiving testimony from officials of the intelligence community.
Committee recessed subject to the call.

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House of Representatives
Chamber Action

Public Bills and Resolutions Introduced: 9 public bills, H.R. 5159-5167; and 3 resolutions, H. Res. 676, 678-679 were introduced.
Pages H6654-55

Additional Cosponsors:
Pages H6656-57

Reports Filed: Reports were filed today as follows:
H.R. 4450, to extend the Travel Promotion Act of 2009, and for other purposes, with an amendment (H. Rept. 113-542, Pt. 1);
H.R. 4411, to prevent Hezbollah and associated entities from gaining access to international financial and other institutions, and for other purposes, with an amendment (H. Rept. 113-543, Pt. 1);
H.R. 5036, to amend title 17, United States Code, to extend expiring provisions of the Satellite Television Extension and Localism Act of 2010 (H. Rept. 113-544);
H. Res. 646, directing the Attorney General to transmit to the House of Representatives copies of any emails in the possession of the Department of Justice that were transmitted to or from the email account(s) of former Internal Revenue Service Exempt Organizations Division Director Lois Lerner between January 2009 and April 2011 (H. Rept. 113-545);
H. Res. 677, providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 3136) to establish a demonstration program for competency-based education, and providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 4984) to amend the loan counseling requirements under the Higher Education Act of 1965, and for other purposes (H. Rept. 113-546);
H. Res. 649, directing the Secretary of Defense to transmit to the House of Representatives copies of any emails in the possession of the Department of Defense or the National Security Agency that were transmitted to or from the email account(s) of former Internal Revenue Service Exempt Organizations Division Director Lois Lerner between January 2009 and April 2011 (H. Rept. 113-547); and
H. J. Res. 105, conferring honorary citizenship of the United States on Bernardo de Galvez y Madrid, Viscount of Galveston and Count of Galvez (H. Rept. 113-548).
Page H6654

Speaker: Read a letter from the Speaker wherein he appointed Representative Holding to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
Page H6583

Recess: The House recessed at 12:22 p.m. and reconvened at 2 p.m.
Page H6586

Recess: The House recessed at 2:11 p.m. and reconvened at 3:04 p.m.
Page H6587

Suspensions: The House agreed to suspend the rules and pass the following measures:
STELA Reauthorization Act of 2014: H.R. 4572, amended, to amend the Communications Act of 1934 to extend expiring provisions relating to the retransmission of signals of television broadcast stations;
Pages H6588-92
Agreed to amend the title so as to read: ``To amend the Communications Act of 1934 and title 17, United States Code, to extend expiring provisions relating to the retransmission of signals of television broadcast stations, and for other purposes.''.
Page H6592
NIST Reauthorization Act of 2014: H.R. 5035, to reauthorize the National Institute of Standards and Technology;
Pages H6597-H6601
Department of Energy Laboratory Modernization and Technology Transfer Act of 2014: H.R. 5120, amended, to improve management of the National Laboratories, enhance technology commercialization, and facilitate public-private partnerships;
Pages H6601-04
TSA Office of Inspection Accountability Act of 2014: H.R. 4803, amended, to require the Transportation Security Administration to conform to existing Federal law and regulations regarding criminal investigator positions;
Pages H6604-06
Gerardo Hernandez Airport Security Act of 2014: H.R. 4802, amended, to improve intergovernmental planning for and communication during security incidents at domestic airports;
Pages H6606-09
Honor Flight Act: H.R. 4812, amended, to amend title 49, United States Code, to require the Administrator of the Transportation Security Administration to establish a process for providing expedited and dignified passenger screening services for veterans traveling to visit war memorials built and dedicated to honor their service;
Pages H6609-12
Amending the East Bench Irrigation District Water Contract Extension Act: H.R. 4508, to amend the East Bench Irrigation District Water Contract Extension Act to permit the Secretary of the Interior to extend the contract for certain water services;
Page H6612
Authorizing early repayment of obligations to the Bureau of Reclamation within the Northport Irrigation District in the State of Nebraska: H.R. 4562, to authorize early repayment of obligations to D828the Bureau of Reclamation within the Northport Irrigation District in the State of Nebraska;
Pages H6612-13
Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe--Fish Springs Ranch Settlement Act: H.R. 3716, to ratify a water settlement agreement affecting the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe;
Pages H6613-15
Hinchliffe Stadium Heritage Act: H.R. 2430, amended, to adjust the boundaries of Paterson Great Falls National Historical Park to include Hinchliffe Stadium;
Pages H6615-19
Extending the legislative authority of the Adams Memorial Foundation to establish a commemorative work in honor of former President John Adams and his legacy: H.R. 3802, amended, to extend the legislative authority of the Adams Memorial Foundation to establish a commemorative work in honor of former President John Adams and his legacy;
Pages H6619-20
Hezbollah International Financing Prevention Act of 2014: H.R. 4411, amended, to prevent Hezbollah and associated entities from gaining access to international financial and other institutions, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 404 yeas with none voting ``nay'', Roll No. 434; and
Pages H6620-26, H6632-33
Travel Promotion, Enhancement, and Modernization Act of 2014: H.R. 4450, amended, to extend the Travel Promotion Act of 2009, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 347 yeas to 57 nays, Roll No. 433.
Pages H6626-32

Recess: The House recessed at 6:19 p.m. and reconvened at 6:31 p.m.
Page H6631

Suspension--Failed: The House failed to agree to suspend the rules and pass the following measure:
Securing Energy Critical Elements and American Jobs Act: H.R. 1022, amended, to develop an energy critical elements program and to amend the National Materials and Minerals Policy, Research and Development Act of 1980, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 260 yeas to 143 nays, Roll No. 435.
Pages H6592-96, H6633

Motion to Instruct Conferees: The House rejected the Barber motion to instruct conferees on H.R. 3230 by a yea-and-nay vote of 191 yeas to 207 nays, Roll No. 436. The motion was debated on July 17th.
Pages H6633-34

Notice of Intent to Offer Motion: Representative Peters (CA) announced his intent to offer a motion to instruct conferees on H.R. 3230.
Page H6634

Quorum Calls--Votes: Four yea-and-nay votes developed during the proceedings of today and appear on pages H6631-32, H6632-33, H6633, H6633-34. There were no quorum calls.

Adjournment: The House met at 12 noon and adjourned at 9:59 p.m.

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Committee Meetings

21ST CENTURY CURES: EXAMINING BARRIERS TO ONGOING EVIDENCE DEVELOPMENT AND COMMUNICATION


Committee on Energy and Commerce: Subcommittee on Health held a hearing entitled ``21st Century Cures: Examining Barriers to Ongoing Evidence Development and Communication''. Testimony was heard from public witnesses.

ADVANCING COMPETENCY-BASED EDUCATION DEMONSTRATION PROJECT ACT OF 2013; EMPOWERING STUDENTS THROUGH ENHANCED FINANCIAL COUNSELING ACT


Committee on Rules: Full Committee held a hearing on H.R. 3136, the ``Advancing Competency-Based Education Demonstration Project Act of 2013''; and H.R. 4984, the ``Empowering Students Through Enhanced Financial Counseling Act''. The committee granted by voice vote a structured rule for H.R. 3136. The rule provides one hour of general debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Education and the Workforce. 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 113-52 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 amendments printed in part A of the report. The rule provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions. Additionally, the rule grants a structured rule for H.R. 4984. The rule provides one hour of general debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Education and the Workforce. The rule D829waives 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 113-53 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 B 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 amendments printed in part B of the report. The rule provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions. Testimony was heard from the following: Chairman Kline, and Representatives Hinojosa, Bonamici, Waters, Jackson Lee, Pascrell, and Meng.

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Joint Meetings

ANTI-SEMITISM, RACISM AND DISCRIMINATION IN THE OSCE REGION


Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe: Commission concluded a hearing to examine anti-semitism, racism and discrimination in the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) region, including xenophobia, discrimination against Christians, and members of other religions, and intolerance and discrimination against Muslims, after receiving testimony from Andrew Baker, Washington, DC, Talip Kucukcan, Ankara, Turkey, Alexey Avtonomov, Moscow, Russia, and Azra Junuzovic, Warsaw, Poland, all of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe.

COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR WEDNESDAY,

JULY 23, 2014

(Committee meetings are open unless otherwise indicated)

Senate


Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry: to hold hearings to examine meeting the challenges of feeding America's school children, 9:30 a.m., SR-328A.
Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Department of Homeland Security, to hold hearings to examine insuring our future, focusing on building a flood insurance program we can live with, grow with, and prosper with, 2:30 p.m., SD-138.
Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation: business meeting to consider S. 1804, to amend title 49, United States Code, to direct the Assistant Secretary of Homeland Security (Transportation Security Administration) to establish an Aviation Security Advisory Committee, S. 1893, to require the Transportation Security Administration to implement best practices and improve transparency with regard to technology acquisition programs, S. 2030, to reauthorize and amend the National Sea Grant College Program Act, S. 2094, to provide for the establishment of nationally uniform and environmentally sound standards governing discharges incidental to the normal operation of a vessel, and S. 2250, to extend the Travel Promotion Act of 2009, 2:30 p.m., SR-253.

Full Committee, to hold hearings to examine S. 1340, to improve passenger vessel security and safety, focusing on improving consumer protections for cruise passengers, 2:45 p.m., SR-253.
Committee on Energy and Natural Resources: Subcommittee on National Parks, to hold hearings to examine H.R. 412, to amend the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act to designate segments of the mainstem of the Nashua River and its tributaries in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts for study for potential addition to the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System, S. 1189, to adjust the boundaries of Paterson Great Falls National Historical Park to include Hinchliffe Stadium, S. 1389 and H.R. 1501, bills to direct the Secretary of the Interior to study the suitability and feasibility of designating the Prison Ship Martyrs' Monument in Fort Greene Park, in the New York City borough of Brooklyn, as a unit of the National Park System, S. 1520 and H.R. 2197, bills to amend the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act to designate segments of the York River and associated tributaries for study for potential inclusion in the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System, S. 1641, to establish the Appalachian Forest National Heritage Area, S. 1718, to modify the boundary of Petersburg National Battlefield in the Commonwealth of Virginia, S. 1750, to authorize the Secretary of the Interior or the Secretary of Agriculture to enter into agreements with States and political subdivisions of States providing for the continued operation, in whole or in part, of public land, units of the National Park System, units of the National Wildlife Refuge System, and units of the National Forest System in the State during any period in which the Secretary of the Interior or the Secretary of Agriculture is unable to maintain normal level of operations at the units due to a lapse in appropriations, S. 1785, to modify the boundary of the Shiloh National Military Park located in the States of Tennessee and Mississippi, to establish Parker's Crossroads Battlefield as an affiliated area of the National Park System, S. 1794, to designate certain Federal land in Chaffee County, Colorado, as a national monument and as wilderness, S. 1866, to provide for an extension of the legislative authority of the Adams Memorial Foundation to establish a commemorative work in honor of former President John Adams and his legacy, S. 2031, to amend the Act to provide for the establishment of the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore in the State of Wisconsin, to adjust the boundary of that National Lakeshore to include the lighthouse known as Ashland Harbor Breakwater Light, S. 2104, to require the D830Director of the National Park Service to refund to States all State funds that were used to reopen and temporarily operate a unit of the National Park System during the October 2013 shutdown, S. 2111, to reauthorize the Yuma Crossing National Heritage Area, S. 2221, to extend the authorization for the Automobile National Heritage Area in Michigan, S. 2264, to designate memorials to the service of members of the United States Armed Forces in World War I, S. 2293, to clarify the status of the North Country, Ice Age, and New England National Scenic Trails as units of the National Park System, S. 2318, to reauthorize the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor Act, S. 2346, to amend the National Trails System Act to include national discovery trails, and to designate the American Discovery Trail, S. 2356, to adjust the boundary of the Mojave National Preserve, S. 2392, to amend the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act to designate certain segments of East Rosebud Creek in Carbon County, Montana, as components of the Wild and Scenic Rivers System, S. 2576, to establish the Maritime Washington National Heritage Area in the State of Washington, and S. 2602, to establish the Mountains to Sound Greenway National Heritage Area in the State of Washington, 2:30 p.m., SD-366.

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Committee on Environment and Public Works: to hold an oversight hearing to examine the Environmental Protection Agency's proposed carbon pollution standards for existing power plants, 9:30 a.m., SD-406.
Committee on Finance: Subcommittee on Taxation and IRS Oversight, to hold hearings to examine saving for an uncertain future, focusing on how the ``Achieving a Better Life Experience Act'' (ABLE) can help people with disabilities and their families, 10 a.m., SD-215.
Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions: business meeting to consider S. 315, to reauthorize and extend the Paul D. Wellstone Muscular Dystrophy Community Assistance, Research, and Education Amendments of 2008, S. 2154, to amend the Public Health Service Act to reauthorize the Emergency Medical Services for Children Program, S. 531, to provide for the publication by the Secretary of Human Services of physical activity guidelines for Americans, S. 2405, to amend title XII of the Public Health Service Act to reauthorize certain trauma care programs, S. 2406, to amend title XII of the Public Health Service Act to expand the definition of trauma to include thermal, electrical, chemical, radioactive, and other extrinsic agents, S. 2539, to amend the Public Health Service Act to reauthorize certain programs relating to traumatic brain injury and to trauma research, S. 2511, to amend the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 to clarify the definition of substantial cessation of operations, and any pending nominations, Time to be announced, Room to be announced.
Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs: Subcommittee on Financial and Contracting Oversight, to hold hearings to examine a more efficient and effective government, focusing on the National Technical Information Service, 2:30 p.m., SD-342.
Committee on Indian Affairs: to hold an oversight hearing to examine Indian gaming, focusing on the next 25 years, 3:30 p.m., SD-628.
Committee on Rules and Administration: to hold hearings to examine S. 2516, to amend the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 to provide for additional disclosure requirements for corporations, labor organizations, Super PACs and other entities, focusing on the need for expanded public disclosure of funds raised and spent to influence Federal elections, 10 a.m., SR-301.
Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship: to hold hearings to examine empowering women entrepreneurs, focusing on understanding successes, addressing persistent challenges, and identifying new opportunities, 1:45 p.m., SH-216.
Committee on Veterans' Affairs: business meeting to consider the nomination of Robert Alan McDonald, of Ohio, to be Secretary of Veterans Affairs, Time to be announced, S-219, Capitol.

House


Committee on Armed Services, Subcommittee on Strategic Forces, hearing entitled ``Adapting U.S. Missile Defense for Future Threats: Russia, China and Modernizing the National Missile Defense (NMD) Act'', 2 p.m., 2118 Rayburn.
Committee on Education and the Workforce, Subcommittee on Workforce Protections, hearing entitled ``Improving the Federal Wage and Hour Regulatory Structure'', 10 a.m., 2175 Rayburn.
Committee on Energy and Commerce, Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy, hearing entitled ``Modernizing the Business of Environmental Regulation and Protection'', 10 a.m., 2322 Rayburn.
Committee on Financial Services, Full Committee, hearing entitled ``Assessing the Impact of the Dodd-Frank Act Four Years Later'', 10 a.m., 2128 Rayburn.
Committee on Foreign Affairs, Full Committee, hearing entitled ``Terrorist March in Iraq: The U.S. Response'', 10 a.m., 2172 Rayburn.

Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations, hearing entitled ``The Troubling Case of Meriam Ibrahim'', 2 p.m., 2172 Rayburn.

Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere, hearing entitled ``U.S.-Dominican Republic Relations: Bolstering Economic Growth and Energy Independence'', 2 p.m., 2255 Rayburn.
Committee on Homeland Security, Full Committee, hearing entitled ``The Rising Terrorist Threat and the Unfulfilled 9/11 Recommendation'', 10 a.m., 311 Cannon.
Committee on House Administration, Full Committee, hearing entitled ``Examining the Voting Process--How States Can Build on Recommendations from the Bauer-Ginsberg Commission'', 10:30 a.m., 1310 Longworth.
Committee on Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife, Oceans and Insular Affairs, hearing on the following legislation: H.R. 3109, to assist Alaskan Native Handicrafts; H.R. 3409, the ``National Wildlife Refuge Expansion Limitation Act''; H.R. 5026, the ``Fish Hatchery Protection Act''; and H.R. 5069, the ``Federal Duck Stamp Act'', 10 a.m., 1334 Longworth.

Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources, hearing entitled ``American Metals and Mineral Security: An D831examination of the domestic critical minerals supply and demand chain'', 2 p.m., 1334 Longworth.

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Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, Subcommittee on Economic Growth, Job Creation and Regulatory Affairs, hearing entitled ``An Update on the IRS Response to Its Targeting Scandal'', 10 a.m., 2154 Rayburn.
Committee on Rules, Full Committee, hearing on H.R. 3393, the ``Student and Family Tax Simplification Act''; and H.R. 4935, the ``Child Tax Credit Improvement Act of 2014'', 3 p.m., H-313 Capitol.
Committee on Small Business, Full Committee, hearing entitled ``Oversight of the Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer Programs--Part II'', 1 p.m., 2360 Rayburn.
Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, Subcommittee on Aviation, hearing entitled ``Domestic Aviation Manufacturing: Challenges and Opportunities'', 10 a.m., 2167 Rayburn.

Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation, hearing entitled ``Implementing U.S. Policy in the Arctic'', 10:30 a.m., 2253 Rayburn.
Committee on Ways and Means, Subcommittee on Oversight, hearing on the integrity of the administration of the Affordable Care Act's Premium Tax Credit, 10:30 a.m., 1100 Longworth.

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Next Meeting of the SENATE
9:30 a.m., Wednesday, July 23
Senate Chamber

Program for Wednesday: Senate will continue consideration of the motion to proceed to consideration of S. 2569, Bring Jobs Home Act.
At 11 a.m., Senate will vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to consideration of S. 2569, Bring Jobs Home Act, and on confirmation of the nominations of Julia Akins Clark, of Maryland, to be General Counsel of the Federal Labor Relations Authority, Andrew H. Schapiro, of Illinois, to be Ambassador to the Czech Republic, and Madelyn R. Creedon, of Indiana, to be Principal Deputy Administrator, National Nuclear Security Administration.

Next Meeting of the HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
10 a.m., Wednesday, July 23
House Chamber

Program for Wednesday: Consideration of H.R. 3136--Advancing Competency-Based Education Demonstration Project Act (Subject to a Rule). Consideration of the following measures under suspension of the Rules: 1) H.R. 4983--Strengthening Transparency in Higher Education Act, as amended; 2) H.R. 5134--NACIQI and Advisory Committee for Student Financial Assistance; 3) H.R. 5111--To improve the response to victims of child sex trafficking; 4) H.R. 5081--Strengthening Child Welfare Response to Trafficking Act of 2014; 5) H.R. 5076--Enhancing Services for Runaway and Homeless Victims of Youth Trafficking Act of 2014; 6) H.R. 4980--The Preventing Sex Trafficking and Strengthening Families Act; 7) H.R. 5135--The Human Trafficking Prevention, Intervention, and Recovery Act of 2014; 8) H.R. 5116--To direct the Secretary of Homeland Security to train Department of Homeland Security personnel how to effectively deter, detect, disrupt, and prevent human trafficking during the course of their primary roles and responsibilities, and for other purposes; 9) H.R. 4449--To amend the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000 to expand the training for Federal Government personnel related to trafficking in persons, and for other purposes; and 10) H.R. 2283--Human Trafficking Prioritization Act, as amended.

Extensions of Remarks, as inserted in this issue

HOUSE

Barletta, Lou, Pa., E1201

Barton, Joe, Tex., E1199

Cassidy, Bill, La., E1202

Clarke, Yvette D., N.Y., E1203

Coffman, Mike, Colo., E1201

Conyers, John, Jr., Mich., E1200, E1202, E1205

Foster, Bill, Ill., E1202

Frankel, Lois, Fla., E1202, E1204

Goodlatte, Bob, Va., E1206

Guthrie, Brett, Ky., E1200

Herrera Beutler, Jaime, Wash., E1200

Higgins, Brian, N.Y., E1199

Holding, George, N.C., E1203

Huizenga, Bill, Mich., E1199

Jackson Lee, Sheila, Tex., E1203

Kirkpatrick, Ann, Ariz., E1205

Larsen, Rick, Wash., E1200

Long, Billy, Mo., E1204

Lowenthal, Alan S., Calif., E1204

Meehan, Patrick, Pa., E1201

Michaud, Michael H., Me., E1202

Moore, Gwen, Wisc., E1203

Norton, Eleanor Holmes, D.C., E1206

Sessions, Pete, Tex., E1199

Simpson, Michael K., Idaho, E1204

Smith, Jason T., Mo., E1203

Tiberi, Patrick J., Ohio, E1206

Turner, Michael R., Ohio, E1204

Wolf, Frank R., Va., E1201