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Daily Digest - Wednesday, March 4, 2015
Wednesday, March 4, 2015
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HIGHLIGHTS

Senate passed S.J. Res. 8, National Labor Relations Board.

Senate upon reconsideration rejected S. 1, Keystone XL Pipeline Approval Act, the veto of the President was sustained.

See Final Resume of Congressional Activity (including the History of Bills) for the Second Session of the 113th Congress.

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Senate
Chamber Action
Routine Proceedings, pages S1263-S1319

Measures Introduced: Twenty-seven bills and five resolutions were introduced, as follows: S. 648-674, S. Res. 96-98, and S. Con. Res. 8-9.
Pages S1302-03

Measures Passed:

National Labor Relations Board: By 53 yeas to 46 nays (Vote No. 67), Senate passed S.J. Res. 8, providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the National Labor Relations Board relating to representation case procedures.
Pages S1264-74
Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Week: Senate agreed to S. Res. 98, supporting the goals and ideals of Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Week.
Page S1311

Measures Considered:

Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act--Cloture: Senate began consideration of the motion to proceed to consideration of S. 625, to provide for congressional review and oversight of agreements relating to Iran's nuclear program.
Page S1295
A motion was entered to close further debate on the motion to proceed to consideration of the bill, and, in accordance with the provisions of Rule XXII of the Standing Rules of the Senate, and pursuant to the unanimous-consent agreement of Wednesday, March 4, 2015, a vote on cloture will occur one hour after the Senate convenes on Tuesday, March 10, 2015.
Page S1295

Veto Messages:

Veto--Keystone XL Pipeline Approval Act: By 62 yeas to 37 nays (Vote No. 68), two-thirds of the Senators voting not having voted in the affirmative, S. 1, to approve the Keystone XL Pipeline, upon reconsideration, was rejected, the veto of the President was sustained.
Pages S1274-85
During consideration of this measure today, Senate also took the following action:
A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that the motion to invoke cloture on the veto message to accompany S. 1, be withdrawn.
Page S1274

Message from the President: Senate received the following message from the President of the United States:
Transmitting, pursuant to law, a report relative to the designation of funding for Overseas Contingency Operations/Global War on Terrorism; which was referred to the Committee on the Budget. (PM-10)
Page S1300

Marti, Lee, Hall, and Tonsager Nominations--Agreement: A unanimous-consent-time agreement was reached providing that at 5 p.m., on Monday, March 9, 2015, Senate begin consideration of the nominations of Daniel Henry Marti, of Virginia, to be Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator, Executive Office, Michelle K. Lee, of California, to be Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office, Jeffery S. Hall, of Kentucky, to be a Member of the Farm Credit Administration Board, Farm Credit Administration, and Dallas P. Tonsager, of South Dakota, to be a Member of the Farm Credit Administration Board, Farm Credit Administration; that there be 30 minutes for debate equally divided in the usual form; upon the use or yielding back of time, Senate vote, without intervening action or debate, on confirmation of the D218nominations in the order listed; and that no further motions be in order to any of the nominations.
Page S1311

Nominations Received: Senate received the following nominations:

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John Conger, of Maryland, to be a Principal Deputy Under Secretary of Defense.
Peter Levine, of Maryland, to be Deputy Chief Management Officer of the Department of Defense.
Gregory T. Delawie, of Virginia, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Kosovo.
Perry L. Holloway, of South Carolina, to be Ambassador to the Co-operative Republic of Guyana.
Sunil Sabharwal, of California, to be United States Alternate Executive Director of the International Monetary Fund for a term of two years.
Mark Sobel, of Virginia, to be United States Executive Director of the International Monetary Fund for a term of two years.
Ericka M. Miller, of Virginia, to be Assistant Secretary for Postsecondary Education, Department of Education.
Michael Keith Yudin, of the District of Columbia, to be Assistant Secretary for Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, Department of Education.
7 Marine Corps nominations in the rank of general.
Routine lists in the Air Force, Army, and Foreign Service.
Pages S1311-19

Nomination Withdrawn: Senate received notification of withdrawal of the following nomination:
Gilberto de Jesus, of Maryland, to be Chief Counsel for Advocacy, Small Business Administration, which was sent to the Senate on January 8, 2015.
Page S1319

Messages from the House:
Page S1300

Measures Placed on the Calendar:
Pages S1263, S1300

Executive Communications:
Pages S1300-02

Petitions and Memorials:
Page S1302

Additional Cosponsors:
Pages S1303-05

Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:
Pages S1305-10

Additional Statements:
Page S1300

Authorities for Committees to Meet:
Pages S1310-11

Privileges of the Floor:
Page S1311

Record Votes: Two record votes were taken today. (Total--68)
Pages S1274, S1284-85

Adjournment: Senate convened at 9:30 a.m. and adjourned at 6:02 p.m., until 9:30 a.m. on Friday, March 6, 2015. (For Senate's program, see the remarks of the Majority Leader in today's Record on page S1311.)
Committee Meetings
(Committees not listed did not meet)

APPROPRIATIONS: DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR


Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies concluded a hearing to examine proposed budget estimates and justification for fiscal year 2016 for the Department of the Interior, after receiving testimony from Sally Jewell, Secretary, and Mike Connor, Deputy Secretary, both of the Department of the Interior.

APPROPRIATIONS: NAVY AND MARINE CORPS


Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Department of Defense concluded a hearing to examine proposed budget estimates and justification for fiscal year 2016 for the Navy and Marine Corps, after receiving testimony from Ray Mabus, Secretary of the Navy, Admiral Jonathan W. Greenert, Chief of Naval Operations, and General Joseph F. Dunford, Jr., Commandant of the Marine Corps, all of the Department of Defense.

APPROPRIATIONS: NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION


Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development concluded a hearing to examine proposed budget estimates and justification for fiscal year 2016 for the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, after receiving testimony from Stephen G. Burns, Chairman, and Kristine L. Svinicki, William C. Ostendorff, and Jeff Baran, each a Commissioner, all of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

DEFENSE AUTHORIZATION REQUEST AND FUTURE YEARS DEFENSE PROGRAM


Committee on Armed Services: Subcommittee on Strategic Forces concluded a hearing to examine United States nuclear weapons policy, programs, and strategy in review of the Defense Authorization Request for fiscal year 2016 and the Future Years Defense Program, after receiving testimony from Frank Kendall III, Under Secretary for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics, Brian P. McKeon, Principal Deputy Under Secretary for Policy, Michael S. Elliott, Deputy Director for Strategic Stability, Strategic Plans and Policy Directorate (J-5), Joint Chiefs of Staff, Admiral Cecil D. Haney, USN, Commander, United States Strategic Command, all of the Department of Defense; and Lieutenant General D219Frank G. Klotz, USAF (Ret.), Under Secretary of Energy for Nuclear Security, and Administrator, National Nuclear Security Administration.

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GOVERNMENT EFFICIENCY AND EFFECTIVENESS


Committee on the Budget: Committee concluded a hearing to examine wasteful duplication in the Federal government, including opportunities to reduce fragmentation, overlap, duplication, and improper payments and achieve other financial benefits, after receiving testimony from Gene L. Dodaro, Comptroller General of the United States, Government Accountability Office.

SURFACE TRANSPORTATION REAUTHORIZATION


Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation: Subcommittee on Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine Infrastructure, Safety, and Security concluded a hearing to examine surface transportation reauthorization, focusing on oversight and reform of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, including truck safety programs and Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration regulations, after receiving testimony from T. F. Scott Darling, III, Acting Administrator, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, and Joseph W. Come, Deputy Principal Assistant Inspector General for Auditing and Evaluation, both of the Department of Transportation; Susan A. Fleming, Director, Physical Infrastructure Issues, Government Accountability Office; and Christopher A. Hart, Acting Chairman, National Transportation Safety Board.

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY BUDGET


Committee on Environment and Public Works: Committee concluded an oversight hearing to examine the President's proposed budget request for fiscal year 2016 for the Environmental Protection Agency, after receiving testimony from Gina McCarthy, Administrator, Environmental Protection Agency.

BUSINESS MEETING


Committee on Environment and Public Works: Committee announced the following subcommittee assignments:
Subcommittee on Transportation and Infrastructure: Senators Vitter (Chair), Barrasso, Capito, Crapo, Boozman, Sessions, Wicker, Fischer, Inhofe (ex officio), Boxer, Carper, Cardin, Sanders, Whitehouse, Merkley, and Gillibrand.
Subcommittee on Clean Air and Nuclear Safety: Senators Capito (Chair), Vitter, Barrasso, Crapo, Sessions, Wicker, Fischer, Inhofe (ex officio), Carper, Cardin, Sanders, Whitehouse, Merkley, Markey, and Boxer (ex officio).
Subcommittee on Superfund, Waste Management, and Regulatory Oversight: Senators Rounds (Chair), Vitter, Crapo, Boozman, Sullivan, Inhofe (ex officio), Markey, Carper, Merkley, Booker, and Boxer (ex officio).
Subcommittee on Fisheries, Water, and Wildlife: Senators Sullivan (Chair), Barrasso, Capito, Boozman, Sessions, Wicker, Rounds, Inhofe (ex officio), Whitehouse, Carper, Cardin, Sanders, Gillibrand, Booker, Markey, and Boxer (ex officio).

RUSSIAN AGGRESSION IN EASTERN EUROPE


Committee on Foreign Relations: Subcommittee on Europe and Regional Security Cooperation concluded a hearing to examine Russian aggression in Eastern Europe, after receiving testimony from Mikheil Saakashvili, former President of Georgia, International Advisory Council on Reforms of the President of Ukraine, Kiev; Garry Kasparov, Human Rights Foundation, New York, New York; and Stephen Blank, American Foreign Policy Council, Damon M. Wilson, Atlantic Council, and Steven Pifer, The Brookings Institution, all of Washington, D.C.

BUSINESS MEETING


Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs: Committee ordered favorably reported the following business items:
S. 579, to amend the Inspector General Act of 1978 to strengthen the independence of the Inspectors General, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute;
H.R. 460, 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;
H.R. 615, to amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to require the Under Secretary for Management of the Department of Homeland Security to take administrative action to achieve and maintain interoperable communications capabilities among the components of the Department of Homeland Security, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute;
S. 614, to provide access to and use of information by Federal agencies in order to reduce improper payments, S. 558, to amend title 44, United States Code, to require information on contributors to Presidential library fundraising organizations;
S. 565, to reduce the operation and maintenance costs associated with the Federal fleet by encouraging the use of remanufactured parts;

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S. 546, to establish the Railroad Emergency Services Preparedness, Operational Needs, and Safety Evaluation (RESPONSE) Subcommittee under the Federal Emergency Management Agency's National Advisory Council to provide recommendations on emergency responder training and resources relating to hazardous materials incidents involving railroads;
S. 242, to amend title 5, United States Code, to provide leave to any new Federal employee who is a veteran with a service-connected disability rated at 30 percent or more for purposes of undergoing medical treatment for such disability; and
S. 136, to amend chapter 21 of title 5, United States Code, to provide that fathers of certain permanently disabled or deceased veterans shall be included with mothers of such veterans as preference eligibles for treatment in the civil service.

IRRIGATE ACT


Committee on Indian Affairs: Committee concluded a hearing to examine S. 438, to provide for the repair, replacement, and maintenance of certain Indian irrigation projects, including deferred maintenance and financial sustainability issues, after receiving testimony from Kevin Washburn, Assistant Secretary of the Interior for Indian Affairs; Anne-Marie Fennell, Director, Natural Resources and Environment, Government Accountability Office; Harry C. LaBonde Jr., Wyoming Water Development Commission, Cheyenne; Charles Headdress, Sr., Assiniboine and Sioux Tribes of the Fort Peck Reservation, Poplar, Montana; and Mitchel T. Cottenoir, Eastern Shoshone and Northern Arapaho Tribes Office of the Tribal Water Engineer, Ft. Washakie, Wyoming.

WHISTLEBLOWER PROTECTIONS


Committee on the Judiciary: Committee concluded a hearing to examine whistleblower retaliation at the Federal Bureau of Investigation, focusing on improving protections and oversight, including additional actions needed to improve Department of Justice's handling of FBI retaliation complaints, after receiving testimony from Kevin L. Perkins, Associate Deputy Director, and J. Richard Kiper, Special Agent, both of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and Michael E. Horowitz, Inspector General, all of the Department of Justice; David Maurer, Director, Homeland Security and Justice, Government Accountability Office; Michael German, New York University Law School Brennan Center for Justice, New York, New York; and Stephen M. Kohn, National Whistleblowers Center, Washington, D.C.
House of Representatives
Chamber Action

Public Bills and Resolutions Introduced: 105 public bills, H.R. 1232-1336; 1 private bill, H.R. 1337; and 8 resolutions, H. Con. Res. 23-24; and H. Res. 142-147 were introduced.
Pages H1609-14

Additional Cosponsors:
Page H1618

Reports Filed: There were no reports filed today.

Speaker: Read a letter from the Speaker wherein he appointed Representative Carter (GA) to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
Page H1569

Recess: The House recessed at 10:43 a.m. and reconvened at 12 noon.

Passenger Rail Reform and Investment Act of 2015: The House passed H.R. 749, to reauthorize Federal support for passenger rail programs, by a yea-and-nay vote of 316 yeas to 101 nays, Roll No. 112.
Pages H1578-96, H1596-H1603
Rejected the Sean Patrick Maloney (NY) motion to recommit the bill to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure with instructions to report the same back to the House forthwith with an amendment, by a recorded vote of 184 ayes to 232 noes, Roll No. 111.
Pages H1600-02
Pursuant to the Rule, the amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the text of Rules Committee Print 114-9 shall be considered as read.
Page H1585
Agreed to:
McNerney amendment (No. 1 printed in H. Rept. 114-36) that ensures that socially and economically disadvantaged businesses request for proposals are considered for station development opportunities under Section 208 of the bill;
Page H1593
Fitzpatrick amendment (No. 2 printed in H. Rept. 114-36) that adds veteran-owned small businesses to the participation study required under Section 305;
Pages H1593-94
Mica amendment (No. 3 printed in H. Rept. 114-36) that proposes Northeast Corridor Express Service;
Pages H1594-95
Brownley (CA) amendment (No. 4 printed in H. Rept. 114-36) that requires each state to develop a grade crossing action plan, identifying specific solutions for improving safety at crossings, including D221highway-rail grade crossing closures or grade separations; and focuses on crossings that have experienced recent grade crossing accidents or multiple accidents, or are at high risk for accidents;
Pages H1595-96

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Perlmutter amendment (No. 5 printed in H. Rept. 114-36) that requires the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to submit to Congress a report evaluating the effectiveness of the Federal Railroad Administration's (FRA) 2005 rule on the use of locomotive horns at rail crossings; and
Pages H1596-97
Lipinski amendment (No. 7 printed in H. Rept. 114-36) that clarifies that passengers using or transporting non-motorized transportation are to be considered in the Amtrak Office of Inspector General's report on boarding procedures in Section 211.
Pages H1599-H1600
Rejected:
McClintock amendment (No. 6 printed in H. Rept. 114-36) that restricts operating subsidies for Amtrak.
Pages H1597-99, H1600
H. Res. 134, the rule providing for consideration of (H.R. 749) was agreed to yesterday, March 3.

Office of Compliance Administrative and Technical Corrections Act of 2015: The House agreed to discharge from committee and pass (H.R. 1213), to make administrative and technical corrections to the Congressional Accountability Act of 1995.
Page H1603

Meeting Hour: Agreed by unanimous consent that when the House adjourns today, it adjourn to meet at 2 p.m. on Friday, March 6th.
Page H1603

House Commission on Congressional Mailing Standards--Appointment: The Chair announced the Speaker's appointment of the following Members to the House Commission on Congressional Mailing Standards: Representative Miller (MI), Chairman; Representatives Latta and Rodney Davis (IL).
Page H1603

Committee Resignation: Read a letter from Representative Wilson (FL) wherein she resigned from the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology.
Page H1603

Presidential Message: Read a message from the President wherein he designated funding for Overseas Contingency Operations and the Global War on Terrorism--referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs and ordered to be printed (H. Doc. 114-15).
Pages H1606-07

Senate Messages: Messages received from the Senate by the Clerk and subsequently presented to the House today and messages received from the Senate today appear on pages H1596 and H1604.

Senate Referral: S.J. Res. 8 was held at the desk.

Quorum Calls--Votes: One yea-and-nay vote and two recorded votes developed during the proceedings of today and appear on pages H1600, H1601-02, H1602-03. There were no quorum calls.

Adjournment: The House met at 10 a.m. and adjourned at 3:57 p.m.
Committee Meetings

APPROPRIATIONS--DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS


Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies held a hearing on Department of Veterans Affairs budget. Testimony was heard from the following Department of Veterans Affairs officials: Robert A. McDonald, Secretary; Carolyn M. Clancy, Interim Under Secretary for Health; Allison A. Hickey, Under Secretary for Benefits; Stephen W. Warren, Executive in Charge for Information and Technology; Helen Tierney, Assistant Secretary for Management and Chief Financial Officer; and Glen R. Powers, Deputy Under Secretary for Field Programs.

APPROPRIATIONS--FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION


Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies held a hearing on Food and Drug Administration budget. Testimony was heard from Margaret Hamburg, Commissioner, Food and Drug Administration; Jay Tyler, Chief Financial Officer, Food and Drug Administration; and Norris Cochran, Director, Office of Budget, Assistant Secretary for Financial Resources.

APPROPRIATIONS--DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE


Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Defense held a hearing on Department of Defense budget. Testimony was heard from Ashton B. Carter, Secretary, Department of Defense; General Martin Dempsey, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; and Mike McCord, Undersecretary of Defense, Comptroller.

APPROPRIATIONS--DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION


Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education held a hearing on Department of Education budget. Testimony was heard from Arne Duncan, Secretary, Department of Education.

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APPROPRIATIONS--NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION


Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies held a hearing on National Aeronautics and Space Administration budget. Testimony was heard from Charles F. Bolden, Administrator, National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

APPROPRIATIONS--DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY, NATIONAL NUCLEAR SECURITY ADMINISTRATION, WEAPONS ACTIVITIES


Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development held a hearing on Department of Energy, National Nuclear Security Administration, Weapons Activities budget. Testimony was heard from the following National Nuclear Security Administration officials: Lieutenant General Frank G. Klotz, USAF (Retired), Administrator; Don Cook, Deputy Administrator for Defense Programs; and Brigadier General Stephen ``S.L.'' Davis, Principal Assistant Deputy Administrator for Military Applications.

APPROPRIATIONS--DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY


Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government held a hearing on Department of the Treasury budget. Testimony was heard from Jacob J. Lew, Secretary, Department of the Treasury.

U.S. POLICY, STRATEGY, AND POSTURE IN AFGHANISTAN: POST-2014 TRANSITION, RISKS, AND LESSONS LEARNED


Committee on Armed Services: Full Committee held a hearing entitled ``U.S. Policy, Strategy, and Posture in Afghanistan: Post-2014 Transition, Risks, and Lessons Learned''. Testimony was heard from General John Campbell, USA, Commander of Operation Resolute Support and U.S. Forces-Afghanistan.

AIR FORCE PROJECTION FORCES AVIATION PROGRAMS AND CAPABILITIES FOR FISCAL YEAR 2016


Committee on Armed Services: Subcommittee on Seapower and Projection Forces held a hearing entitled ``Air Force Projection Forces Aviation Programs and Capabilities for Fiscal Year 2016''. Testimony was heard from William A. LaPlante, Assistant Secretary of the Air Force, Acquisition; and Lieutenant General James M. ``Mike'' Holmes, Deputy Chief of Staff for Strategic Plans and Requirements.

CYBER OPERATIONS: IMPROVING THE MILITARY CYBER SECURITY POSTURE IN AN UNCERTAIN THREAT ENVIRONMENT


Committee on Armed Services: Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities held a hearing entitled ``Cyber Operations: Improving the Military Cyber Security Posture in an Uncertain Threat Environment''. Testimony was heard from Admiral Michael Rogers, USN, Commander, U.S. Cyber Command; Lieutenant General Edward C. Cardon, USA, Commander, U.S. Army Cyber Command; Vice Admiral Jan Tighe, USN, Commander, Navy Fleet Cyber Command/10th Fleet (FCC/C10F); Major General Daniel J. O'Donohue, USMC, Commanding General, MARFORCYBER; and Major General Burke E. Wilson, USAF, Commander, 24th Air Force.

LEGISLATIVE MEASURE


Committee on Education and the Workforce: Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions held a hearing on H.J. Res. 29, providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the National Labor Relations Board relating to representation case procedures. Testimony was heard from public witnesses.

THE 21ST CENTURY ELECTRICITY CHALLENGE: ENSURING A SECURE, RELIABLE, AND MODERN ELECTRICITY SYSTEM


Committee on Energy and Commerce: Subcommittee on Energy and Power held a hearing entitled ``The 21st Century Electricity Challenge: Ensuring a Secure, Reliable, and Modern Electricity System''. Testimony was heard from public witnesses.

REAUTHORIZATION OF THE FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION: THE FCC'S FY 2016 BUDGET REQUEST


Committee on Energy and Commerce: Subcommittee on Communications and Technology held a hearing entitled ``Reauthorization of the Federal Communications Commission: The FCC's FY 2016 Budget Request''. Testimony was heard from Jon Wilkins, Managing Director, Federal Communications Commission.

UKRAINE UNDER SIEGE


Committee on Foreign Affairs: Full Committee held a hearing entitled ``Ukraine Under Siege''. Testimony was heard from Victoria Nuland, Assistant Secretary, Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs, Department of State.

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THE TRANS-PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP: PROSPECTS FOR GREATER U.S. TRADE


Committee on Foreign Affairs: Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific held a hearing entitled ``The Trans-Pacific Partnership: Prospects for Greater U.S. Trade''. Testimony was heard from public witnesses.

INDUSTRY PERSPECTIVES ON THE PRESIDENT'S CYBERSECURITY INFORMATION SHARING PROPOSAL


Committee on Homeland Security: Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection, and Security Technologies held a hearing entitled ``Industry Perspectives on the President's Cybersecurity Information Sharing Proposal''. Testimony was heard from public witnesses.

MISCELLANEOUS MEASURES


Committee on House Administration: Full Committee held a markup on H. Res. 132, Omnibus Resolution for Committee Funding in the 114th Congress; committee res. 6, on Limitation on Allocation of Franked Mail; H.R. 195, the ``Election Assistance Commission Termination Act''; and H.R. 412, to reduce Federal spending and the deficit by terminating taxpayer financing of presidential election campaigns. Committee res. 6 was agreed to. The following legislation was ordered reported, with amendment: H. Res. 132, H.R. 195, and H.R. 412.

MISCELLANEOUS MEASURES


Committee on the Judiciary: Full Committee continued a markup on H.R. 1147, the ``Legal Workforce Act''; H.R. 1149, the ``Protection of Children Act of 2015''; H.R. 1153, the ``Asylum Reform and Border Protection Act of 2015''; and H.R. 1148, the ``Michael Davis, Jr. in Honor of State and Local Law Enforcement Act''. H.R. 1147 and H.R. 1149 were ordered reported, without amendment.

REBUILDING THE CHEMICAL SAFETY BOARD: FINDING A SOLUTION TO THE CSB'S GOVERNANCE AND MANAGEMENT CHALLENGES


Committee on Oversight and Government Reform: Full Committee held a hearing entitled ``Rebuilding the Chemical Safety Board: Finding a Solution to the CSB's Governance and Management Challenges''. Testimony was heard from the following Chemical Safety Board officials: Rafael Moure-Eraso, Chairman; Manuel Ehrlich, Board Member; Rich Engler, Board Member; and Mark Griffon, Board Member; and Patrick Sullivan, Assistant Inspector General for Investigations, Office of Inspector General, Environmental Protection Agency.

MISCELLANEOUS MEASURES


Committee on Science, Space, and Technology: Full Committee held a markup on H.R. 1119, the ``Research and Development Efficiency Act''; H.R. 1156, the ``International Science and Technology Cooperation Act of 2015''; H.R. 1162, the ``Science Prize Competitions Act''; H.R. 1158, the ``Department of Energy Laboratory Modernization and Technology Transfer Act of 2015''; and H.R. 874, the ``American Super Computing Leadership Act''. The following bills were ordered reported, without amendment: H.R. 1156 and H.R. 874. The following bills were ordered reported, as amended: H.R. 1119, H.R. 1162, and H.R. 1158.

BUILDING AN OPPORTUNITY ECONOMY: THE STATE OF SMALL BUSINESS AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP


Committee on Small Business: Full Committee held a hearing entitled ``Building an Opportunity Economy: The State of Small Business and Entrepreneurship''. Testimony was heard from public witnesses.
Joint Meetings

VFW LEGISLATIVE PRESENTATION


Committee on Veterans' Affairs: Committee concluded a joint hearing with the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs to examine the legislative presentation of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, after receiving testimony from John W. Stroud, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States, Washington, D.C.

COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR THURSDAY,

MARCH 5, 2015

(Committee meetings are open unless otherwise indicated)

Senate


Committee on Energy and Natural Resources: to hold hearings to examine opportunities for the United States to build on its status as an Arctic nation for the betterment of the nation and those who live in the Arctic, 10 a.m., SD-366.

House


Committee on Natural Resources, Full Committee, hearing entitled ``Examining the Department of the Interior's Spending Priorities and the President's Fiscal Year 2016 Budget Proposal'', 9 a.m., 1324 Longworth.
March 4, 2015

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Final Resume of Congressional Activity
SECOND SESSION OF THE ONE HUNDRED THIRTEENTH CONGRESS
The first table gives a comprehensive resume of all legislative business transacted by the Senate and House.
The second table accounts for all nominations submitted to the Senate by the President for Senate confirmation.

DATA ON LEGISLATIVE ACTIVITY
January 3, 2014 through January 2, 2015
House: Days in session
Total: 136
135

..

House: Time in session
Total: 908 hrs., 15 Total: K
704 hrs., 31
K

..

Senate: Congressional Record:

Pages of proceedings

Total: S6,941
H10,336

..

Extensions of Remarks

Total: ..
E1,857

..

House: Public bills enacted into law
Total: 61
163

224

House: Private bills enacted into law
Total: ..
..

..

House: Bills in conference
Total: 1
1

..

House: Measures passed, total
Total: 501
565

1,066

Senate bills

Total: 95
57

..

House bills

Total: 153
375

..

Senate joint resolutions

Total: 6
4

..

House joint resolutions

Total: 8
7

..

Senate concurrent resolutions

Total: 6
4

..

House concurrent resolutions

Total: 23
25

..

Simple resolutions

Total: 210
93

..

House: Measures reported, total
Total: 275
377

652

Senate bills

Total: 190
7

..

House bills

Total: 51
306

..

Senate joint resolutions

Total: 3
..

..

House joint resolutions

Total: ..
2

..

Senate concurrent resolutions

Total: 1
..

..

House concurrent resolutions

Total: 1
4

..

Simple resolutions

Total: 29
58

..

House: Special reports
Total: 12
34

..

House: Conference reports
Total: 3
3

..

House: Measures pending on calendar
Total: 414
127

..

House: Measures introduced, total
Total: 1,432
2,505

3,937

Bills

Total: 1,126
2,089

..

Joint resolutions

Total: 18
27

..

Concurrent resolutions

Total: 14
53

..

Simple resolutions

Total: 274
336

..

House: Quorum calls
Total: 1
1

..

House: Yea-and-nay votes
Total: 366
**248

..

House: Recorded votes
Total: ..
315

..

House: Bills vetoed
Total: ..
..

..

House: Vetoes overridden
Total: ..
..

..


DISPOSITION OF EXECUTIVE NOMINATIONS
January 3, 2014 through January 2, 2015

Civilian nominations, totaling 654 (including 2 nominations carried over from the First Session), disposed of as follows:

Confirmed

474

Withdrawn

14

Returned to White House

166

Other Civilian nominations, totaling 3,585, disposed of as follows:

Confirmed

2,602

Returned to White House

983

Air Force nominations, totaling 4,424, disposed of as follows:

Confirmed

4,200

Withdrawn

1

Returned to White House

223

Army nominations, totaling 6,379, disposed of as follows:

Confirmed

6,325

Withdrawn

1

Returned to White House

53

Navy nominations, totaling 3,877, disposed of as follows:

Confirmed

3,875

Returned to White House

2

Marine Corps nominations, totaling 879, disposed of as follows:

Confirmed

878

Returned to White House

1

Summary

Total nominations carried over from the First Session

2

Total nominations received this Session

19,796

Total confirmed

18,354

Total unconfirmed

0

Total withdrawn

16

Total returned to the White House

1,428
March 4, 2015
Senate:
(113th Cong., 2D Sess.)
March 4, 2015

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BILLS ENACTED INTO PUBLIC LAW (113TH, 2D SESSION)

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Senate: H.R. 43
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Senate: H.R. 2019
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BILLS VETOED
March 4, 2015
Making further continuing appropriations for fiscal year 2014, and for other purposes
To require Certificates of Citizenship and other Federal documents to reflect name and date of birth determinations made by a State court and for other purposes
To redesignate the Dryden Flight Research Center as the Neil A. Armstrong Flight Research Center and the Western Aeronautical Test Range as the Hugh L. Dryden Aeronautical Test Range
Making consolidated appropriations for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2014, and for other purposes
To amend the Public Health Service Act to reauthorize the poison center national toll-free number, national media campaign, and grant program, and for other purposes
To authorize the Peace Corps Commemorative Foundation to establish a commemorative work in the District of Columbia and its environs, and for other purposes
To provide for the reform and continuation of agricultural and other programs of the Department of Agriculture through fiscal year 2018, and for other purposes
To amend title 5, United States Code, to provide that the Inspector General of the Office of Personnel Management may use amounts in the revolving fund of the Office to fund audits, investigations, and oversight activities, and for other purposes
To authorize the President to extend the term of the nuclear energy agreement with the Republic of Korea until March 19, 2016
To ensure that the reduced annual cost-of-living adjustment to the retired pay of members and former members of the Armed Forces under the age of 62 required by the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013 will not apply to members or former members who first became members prior to January 1, 2014, and for other purposes
To temporarily extend the public debt limit, and for other purposes
Providing for the appointment of John Fahey as a citizen regent of the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution
Providing for the appointment of Risa Lavizzo-Mourey as a citizen regent of the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution
To reauthorize the National Integrated Drought Information System
To designate as wilderness certain land and inland water within the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore in the State of Michigan, and for other purposes
To allow the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa in the State of Minnesota to lease or transfer certain land
To delay the implementation of certain provisions of the Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012, and for other purposes
To address shortages and interruptions in the availability of propane and other home heating fuels in the United States, and for other purposes
Providing for the reappointment of John W. McCarter as a citizen regent of the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution
To accelerate the income tax benefits for charitable cash contributions for the relief of victims of the Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines
To amend the Social Security Act to extend Medicare payments to physicians and other provisions of the Medicare and Medicaid programs, and for other purposes
To eliminate taxpayer financing of political party conventions and reprogram savings to provide for a 10-year pediatric research initiative through the Common Fund administered by the National Institutes of Health, and for other purposes
To provide for the costs of loan guarantees for Ukraine
Entitled ``United States International Programming to Ukraine and Neighboring Regions''
To amend the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 and the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide for cooperative and small employer charity pension plans
To amend the Public Health Service Act to reauthorize support for graduate medical education programs in children's hospitals
To preserve the Green Mountain Lookout in the Glacier Peak Wilderness of the Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest
To deny admission to the United States to any representative to the United Nations who has been found to have been engaged in espionage activities or a terrorist activity against the United States and poses a threat to United States national security interests
To expand the Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act of 2006 to increase accountability and transparency in Federal spending, and for other purposes
To amend the National Law Enforcement Museum Act to extend the termination date
To amend the Act entitled ``An Act to regulate the height of buildings in the District of Columbia'' to clarify the rules of the District of Columbia regarding human occupancy of penthouses above the top story of the building upon which the penthouse is placed
To require the Attorney General to report on State law penalties for certain child abusers, and for other purposes
To award a Congressional Gold Medal to the American Fighter Aces, collectively, in recognition of their heroic military service and defense of our country's freedom throughout the history of aviation warfare
To award a Congressional Gold Medal to the World War II members of the ``Doolittle Tokyo Raiders'', for outstanding heroism, valor, skill, and service to the United States in conducting the bombings of Tokyo
To authorize the conveyance of two small parcels of land within the boundaries of the Coconino National Forest containing private improvements that were developed based upon the reliance of the landowners in an erroneous survey conducted in May 1960
To award a Congressional Gold Medal to the World War II members of the Civil Air Patrol
To amend the Clean Air Act to remove the requirement for dealer certification of new light-duty motor vehicles
To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 103 Center Street West in Eatonville, Washington, as the ``National Park Ranger Margaret Anderson Post Office''
To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 123 South 9th Street in De Pere, Wisconsin, as the ``Corporal Justin D. Ross Post Office Building''
To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 14 Main Street in Brockport, New York, as the ``Staff Sergeant Nicholas J. Reid Post Office Building''
To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 5323 Highway N in Cottleville, Missouri as the ``Lance Corporal Phillip Vinnedge Post Office''
To award the Congressional Gold Medal to Shimon Peres
To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 232 Southwest Johnson Avenue in Burleson, Texas, as the ``Sergeant William Moody Post Office Building''
To grant the Congressional Gold Medal, collectively, to the Monuments Men, in recognition of their heroic role in the preservation, protection, and restitution of monuments, works of art, and artifacts of cultural importance during and following World War II
To exempt from Lacey Act Amendments of 1981 certain water transfers by the North Texas Municipal Water District and the Greater Texoma Utility Authority, and for other purposes
To make technical corrections to two bills enabling the presentation of congressional gold medals, and for other purposes
To make a technical amendment to the T'uf Shur Bien Preservation Trust Area Act, and for other purposes
To award a Congressional Gold Medal to the 65th Infantry Regiment, known as the Borinqueneers
To provide for improvements to the rivers and harbors of the United States, to provide for the conservation and development of water and related resources, and for other purposes
To reinstate and transfer certain hydroelectric licenses and extend the deadline for commencement of construction of certain hydroelectric projects
To direct the Secretary of the Interior to install in the area of the World War II Memorial in the District of Columbia a suitable plaque or an inscription with the words that President Franklin D. Roosevelt prayed with the United States on D-Day, June 6, 1944
To amend the Harmful Algal Blooms and Hypoxia Research and Control Act of 1998, and for other purposes
To address current emergency shortages of propane and other home heating fuels and to provide greater flexibility and information for Governors to address such emergencies in the future
To authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2014 for intelligence and intelligence-related activities of the United States Government and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, the Central Intelligence Agency Retirement and Disability System, and for other purposes
To take certain Federal lands located in El Dorado County, California, into trust for the benefit of the Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians, and for other purposes
To amend the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 to strengthen the United States workforce development system through innovation in, and alignment and improvement of, employment, training, and education programs in the United States, and to promote individual and national economic growth, and for other purposes
To amend certain definitions contained in the Provo River Project Transfer Act for purposes of clarifying certain property descriptions, and for other purposes
To designate the Department of Veterans Affairs and Department of Defense joint outpatient clinic to be constructed in Marina, California, as the ``Major General William H. Gourley VA-DOD Outpatient Clinic''
To provide for the conveyance of certain cemeteries that are located on National Forest System land in Black Hills National Forest, South Dakota
To designate a Distinguished Flying Cross National Memorial at the March Field Air Museum in Riverside, California
To clarify authority granted under the Act entitled ``An Act to define the exterior boundary of the Uintah and Ouray Indian Reservation in the State of Utah, and for other purposes''
To provide for the conveyance of certain land inholdings owned by the United States to the Pascua Yaqui Tribe of Arizona, and for other purposes
To provide for the conveyance of certain Federal land in Clark County, Nevada, for the environmental remediation and reclamation of the Three Kids Mine Project Site, and for other purposes
To authorize the continued use of certain water diversions located on National Forest System land in the Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness and the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness in the State of Idaho, and for other purposes
To direct the Secretary of the Interior to continue stocking fish in certain lakes in the North Cascades National Park, Ross Lake National Recreation Area, and Lake Chelan National Recreation Area
To designate the Department of Veterans Affairs Vet Center in Prescott, Arizona, as the ``Dr. Cameron McKinley Department of Veterans Affairs Veterans Center''
To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 369 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive in Jersey City, New Jersey, as the ``Judge Shirley A. Tolentino Post Office Building''
To redesignate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 162 Northeast Avenue in Tallmadge, Ohio, as the ``Lance Corporal Daniel Nathan Deyarmin, Jr., Post Office Building''
To provide for the conveyance of the Forest Service Lake Hill Administrative Site in Summit County, Colorado
To allow for the harvest of gull eggs by the Huna Tlingit people within Glacier Bay National Park in the State of Alaska
To amend the Controlled Substances Act to allow a veterinarian to transport and dispense controlled substances in the usual course of veterinary practice outside of the registered location
To promote consumer choice and wireless competition by permitting consumers to unlock mobile wireless devices, and for other purposes
Making an emergency supplemental appropriation for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2014, to provide funding to Israel for the Iron Dome defense system to counter short-range rocket threats
To improve the access of veterans to medical services from the Department of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes
To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 815 County Road 23 in Tyrone, New York, as the ``Specialist Christopher Scott Post Office Building''
To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 6937 Village Parkway in Dublin, California, as the ``James `Jim' Kohnen Post Office''
To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 450 Lexington Avenue in New York, New York, as the ``Vincent R. Sombrotto Post Office''
To ensure compliance with the 1980 Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction by countries with which the United States enjoys reciprocal obligations, to establish procedures for the prompt return of children abducted to other countries, and for other purposes
To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 13127 Broadway Street in Alden, New York, as the ``Sergeant Brett E. Gornewicz Memorial Post Office''
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
To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 198 Baker Street in Corning, New York, as the ``Specialist Ryan P. Jayne Post Office Building''
To amend the International Religious Freedom Act of 1998 to include the desecration of cemeteries among the many forms of violations of the right to religious freedom
To designate the facility of the United States Forest Service for the Grandfather Ranger District located at 109 Lawing Drive in Nebo, North Carolina, as the ``Jason Crisp Forest Service Building''
To allow the Secretary of the Treasury to rely on State examinations for certain financial institutions, and for other purposes
To reauthorize certain provisions of the Public Health Service Act relating to autism, and for other purposes
To redesignate the railroad station located at 2955 Market Street in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, commonly known as ``30th Street Station'', as the ``William H. Gray III 30th Street Station''
To provide an extension of Federal-aid highway, highway safety, motor carrier safety, transit, and other programs funded out of the Highway Trust Fund, and for other purposes
To provide additional visas for the Afghan Special Immigrant Visa Program, and for other purposes
To provide for the establishment of the Special Envoy to Promote Religious Freedom of Religious Minorities in the Near East and South Central Asia
To measure the progress of recovery and development efforts in Haiti following the earthquake of January 12, 2010, and for other purposes
To reauthorize subtitle A of the Victims of Child Abuse Act of 1990
Making continuing appropriations for fiscal year 2015, and for other purposes
To reauthorize the Multinational Species Conservation Funds Semipostal Stamp
To amend the Public Health Service Act relating to Federal research on muscular dystrophy, and for other purposes
To amend the Interstate Land Sales Full Disclosure Act to clarify how the Act applies to condominiums
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to clarify the treatment of general welfare benefits provided by Indian tribes
To ratify a water settlement agreement affecting the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe, and for other purposes
To amend title 5, United States Code, to extend the period of certain authority with respect to judicial review of Merit Systems Protection Board decisions relating to whistleblowers, and for other purposes
To make technical corrections to Public Law 110-229 to reflect the renaming of the Bainbridge Island Japanese American Exclusion Memorial, and for other purposes
To reauthorize the Defense Production Act, to improve the Defense Production Act Committee, and for other purposes
To amend the Consumer Financial Protection Act of 2010 to specify that privilege and confidentiality are maintained when information is shared by certain nondepository covered persons with Federal and State financial regulators, and for other purposes
To extend the National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality and Integrity and the Advisory Committee on Student Financial Assistance for one year
To amend title 38, United States Code, to extend certain expiring provisions of law administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes
Approving the location of a memorial to commemorate the more than 5,000 slaves and free Black persons who fought for independence in the American Revolution
To reinstate and extend the deadline for commencement of construction of a hydroelectric project involving the American Falls Reservoir
To amend the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Development Act to extend to the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park Commission
To reaffirm that certain land has been taken into trust for the benefit of the Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatami Indians, and for other purposes
To amend the Public Health Service Act to reauthorize the Emergency Medical Services for Children Program
To provide for an increase, effective December 1, 2014, in the rates of compensation for veterans with service-connected disabilities and the rates of dependency and indemnity compensation for the survivors of certain disabled veterans, and for other purposes
To reauthorize programs authorized under the Debbie Smith Act of 2004, and for other purposes
To prevent and address sex trafficking of children in foster care, to extend and improve adoption incentives, and to improve international child support recovery
Providing for the appointment of Michael Lynton as a citizen regent of the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution
To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for standardized post-acute care assessment data for quality, payment, and discharge planning, and for other purposes
To reauthorize and improve the Child Care and Development Block Grant Act of 1990, and for other purposes
To amend chapter 22 of title 44, United States Code, popularly known as the Presidential Records Act, to establish procedures for the consideration of claims of constitutionally based privilege against disclosure of Presidential records, and for other purposes
To provide for the elimination or modification of Federal reporting requirements
To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 35 Park Street in Danville, Vermont, as the ``Thaddeus Stevens Post Office''
To authorize the Administrator of General Services to convey a parcel of real property in Albuquerque, New Mexico, to the Amy Biehl High School Foundation
To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 130 Caldwell Drive in Hazlehurst, Mississippi, as the ``First Lieutenant Alvin Chester Cockrell, Jr. Post Office Building''
To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 278 Main Street in Chadron, Nebraska, as the ``Sergeant Cory Mracek Memorial Post Office''
To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 1335 Jefferson Road in Rochester, New York, as the ``Specialist Theodore Matthew Glende Post Office''
To direct the Administrator of General Services to convey the Clifford P. Hansen Federal Courthouse to Teton County, Wyoming
To amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to provide an alternative process for review of safety and effectiveness of nonprescription sunscreen active ingredients and for other purposes
To amend the Public Health Service Act to reauthorize certain programs relating to traumatic brain injury and to trauma research
To promote the non-exclusive use of electronic labeling for devices licensed by the Federal Communications Commission
To provide for the extension of the enforcement instruction on supervision requirements for outpatient therapeutic services in critical access and small rural hospitals through 2014
To amend the Federal charter of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States to reflect the service of women in the Armed Forces of the United States
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
Appointing the day for the convening of the first session of the One Hundred Fourteenth Congress
Making further continuing appropriations for fiscal year 2015, and for other purposes
Making further continuing appropriations for fiscal year 2015, and for other purposes
To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 14 Red River Avenue North in Cold Spring, Minnesota, as the ``Officer Tommy Decker Memorial Post Office''
To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 4110 Almeda Road in Houston, Texas, as the ``George Thomas `Mickey' Leland Post Office Building''
To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 500 North Brevard Avenue in Cocoa Beach, Florida, as the ``Richard K. Salick Post Office''
To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 25 South Oak Street in London, Ohio, as the ``London Fallen Veterans Memorial Post Office''
To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 302 East Green Street in Champaign, Illinois, as the ``James R. Burgess Jr. Post Office Building''
To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 787 State Route 17M in Monroe, New York, as the ``National Clandestine Service of the Central Intelligence Agency NCS Officer Gregg David Wenzel Memorial Post Office''
To provide for the award of a gold medal on behalf of Congress to Jack Nicklaus, in recognition of his service to the Nation in promoting excellence, good sportsmanship, and philanthropy
To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 220 Elm Avenue in Munising, Michigan, as the ``Elizabeth L. Kinnunen Post Office Building''
To require the Secretary of the Treasury to mint coins in commemoration of the centennial of World War I
To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 10360 Southwest 186th Street in Miami, Florida, as the ``Larcenia J. Bullard Post Office Building''
To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 3349 West 111th Street in Chicago, Illinois, as the ``Captain Herbert Johnson Memorial Post Office Building''
To designate the community-based outpatient clinic of the Department of Veterans Affairs to be constructed at 3141 Centennial Boulevard, Colorado Springs, Colorado, as the ``PFC Floyd K. Lindstrom Department of Veterans Affairs Clinic''
To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 113 West Michigan Avenue in Jackson, Michigan, as the ``Officer James Bonneau Memorial Post Office''
To designate the community based outpatient clinic of the Department of Veterans Affairs located at 1961 Premier Drive in Mankato, Minnesota, as the ``Lyle C. Pearson Community Based Outpatient Clinic''
To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 218-10 Merrick Boulevard in Springfield Gardens, New York, as the ``Cynthia Jenkins Post Office Building''
To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 4000 Leap Road in Hilliard, Ohio, as the ``Master Sergeant Shawn T. Hannon, Master Sergeant Jeffrey J. Rieck and Veterans Memorial Post Office Building''
To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 90 Vermilyea Avenue, in New York, New York, as the ``Corporal Juan Mariel Alcantara Post Office Building''
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, and for other purposes
To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 715 Shawan Falls Drive in Dublin, Ohio, as the ``Lance Corporal Wesley G. Davids and Captain Nicholas J. Rozanski Memorial Post Office''
To direct the Secretary of the Interior to enter into the Big Sandy River-Planet Ranch Water Rights Settlement Agreement and the Hualapai Tribe Bill Williams River Water Rights Settlement Agreement, to provide for the lease of certain land located within Planet Ranch on the Bill Williams River in the State of Arizona to benefit the Lower Colorado River Multi-Species Conservation Program, and to provide for the settlement of specific water rights claims in the Bill Williams River watershed in the State of Arizona
To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 2551 Galena Avenue in Simi Valley, California, as the ``Neil Havens Post Office''
To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 13500 SW 250 Street in Princeton, Florida, as the ``Corporal Christian A. Guzman Rivera Post Office Building''
To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 100 Admiral Callaghan Lane in Vallejo, California, as the ``Philmore Graham Post Office Building''
To establish the Law School Clinic Certification Program of the United States Patent and Trademark Office, and for other purposes
To provide for the approval of the Amendment to the Agreement Between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland for Cooperation on the Uses of Atomic Energy for Mutual Defense Purposes
Conferring honorary citizenship of the United States on Bernardo de Galvez y Madrid, Viscount of Galveston and Count of Galvez
To designate the medical center of the Department of Veterans Affairs located at 3900 Woodland Avenue in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, as the ``Corporal Michael J. Crescenz Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center''
To designate the Junction City Community-Based Outpatient Clinic located at 715 Southwind Drive, Junction City, Kansas, as the Lieutenant General Richard J. Seitz Community-Based Outpatient Clinic
To exchange trust and fee land to resolve land disputes created by the realignment of the Blackfoot River along the boundary of the Fort Hall Indian Reservation, and for other purposes
To expand the program of priority review to encourage treatments for tropical diseases
To designate the community based outpatient clinic of the Department of Veterans Affairs located at 310 Home Boulevard in Galesburg, Illinois, as the ``Lane A. Evans VA Community Based Outpatient Clinic''
Making consolidated appropriations for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2015, and for other purposes
To improve the health of children and help better understand and enhance awareness about unexpected sudden death in early life
To make revisions in title 36, United States Code, as necessary to keep the title current and make technical corrections and improvements
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, and for other purposes
To grant the Secretary of the Interior permanent authority to authorize States to issue electronic duck stamps, and for other purposes
To amend the Public Health Service Act to reauthorize programs under part A of title XI of such Act
To designate the United States Federal Judicial Center located at 333 West Broadway in San Diego, California, as the ``John Rhoades Federal Judicial Center'' and to designate the United States courthouse located at 333 West Broadway in San Diego, California, as the ``James M. Carter and Judith N. Keep United States Courthouse''
To encourage States to report to the Attorney General certain information regarding the deaths of individuals in the custody of law enforcement agencies, and for other purposes
To amend certain provisions of the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012
To amend the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act to adjust the Crooked River boundary, to provide water certainty for the City of Prineville, Oregon, and for other purposes
To require the Transportation Security Administration to implement best practices and improve transparency with regard to technology acquisition programs, and for other purposes
To require the Secretary of Homeland Security to assess the cybersecurity workforce of the Department of Homeland Security and develop a comprehensive workforce strategy, and for other purposes
To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 442 Miller Valley Road in Prescott, Arizona, as the ``Barry M. Goldwater Post Office''
To approve the transfer of Yellow Creek Port properties in Iuka, Mississippi
To designate the building occupied by the Federal Bureau of Investigation located at 801 Follin Lane, Vienna, Virginia, as the ``Michael D. Resnick Terrorist Screening Center''
To enhance the ability of community financial institutions to foster economic growth and serve their communities, boost small businesses, increase individual savings, and for other purposes
To provide for the use of savings promotion raffle products by financial institutions to encourage savings, and for other purposes
To amend the Federal Credit Union Act to extend insurance coverage to amounts held in a member account on behalf of another person, and for other purposes
To revise the boundaries of certain John H. Chafee Coastal Barrier Resources System units
To recodify and reauthorize the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards Program
To amend title 5, United States Code, to change the default investment fund under the Thrift Savings Plan, and for other purposes
To name the Department of Veterans Affairs medical center in Waco, Texas, as the ``Doris Miller Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center''
To extend and modify a pilot program on assisted living services for veterans with traumatic brain injury
To redesignate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 161 Live Oak Street in Miami, Arizona, as the ``Staff Sergeant Manuel V. Mendoza Post Office Building''
To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 601 West Baker Road in Baytown, Texas, as the ``Specialist Keith Erin Grace, Jr. Memorial Post Office''
To amend the Controlled Substances Act to more effectively regulate anabolic steroids
To designate a segment of Interstate Route 35 in the State of Minnesota as the ``James L. Oberstar Memorial Highway''
To repeal the Act of May 31, 1918, and for other purposes
To amend the Energy Policy and Conservation Act to permit exemptions for external power supplies from certain efficiency standards, and for other purposes
To amend the Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamp Act to increase in the price of Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamps to fund the acquisition of conservation easements for migratory birds, and for other purposes
To reauthorize the Young Women's Breast Health Education and Awareness Requires Learning Young Act of 2009
To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 73839 Gorgonio Drive in Twentynine Palms, California, as the ``Colonel M.J. `Mac' Dube, USMC Post Office Building''
To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 801 West Ocean Avenue in Lompoc, California, as the ``Federal Correctional Officer Scott J. Williams Memorial Post Office Building''
To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 101 East Market Street in Long Beach, California, as the ``Juanita Millender-McDonald Post Office''
To modify certain provisions relating to the Propane Education and Research Council
To amend the Social Security Act to provide for the termination of social security benefits for individuals who participated in Nazi persecution, and for other purposes
To extend the authorization for the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom
To impose sanctions with respect to the Russian Federation, to provide additional assistance to Ukraine, and for other purposes
To require the Director of the Office of Management and Budget to prepare a crosscut budget for restoration activities in the Chesapeake Bay watershed, and for other purposes
To provide for an ongoing, voluntary public-private partnership to improve cybersecurity, and to strengthen cybersecurity research and development, workforce development and education, and public awareness and preparedness, and for other purposes
To amend the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013 to repeal a special rule for the State of Alaska, and for other purposes
To provide for the transfer of naval vessels to certain foreign recipients, and for other purposes
To amend title 5, United States Code, to improve the security of the United States border and to provide for reforms and rates of pay for border patrol agents
To impose targeted sanctions on persons responsible for violations of human rights of antigovernment protesters in Venezuela, to strengthen civil society in Venezuela, and for other purposes
To clarify the application of certain leverage and risk-based requirements under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act
To reauthorize the United States Anti-Doping Agency, and for other purposes
To authorize appropriations for the Coast Guard for fiscal year 2015, and for other purposes
To codify an existing operations center for cybersecurity
To amend chapter 35 of title 44, United States Code, to provide for reform to Federal information security
To repeal certain mandates of the Department of Homeland Security Office of Inspector General
To release the City of St. Clair, Missouri, from all restrictions, conditions, and limitations on the use, encumbrance, conveyance, and closure of the St. Clair Regional Airport
To extend temporarily the extended period of protection for members of uniformed services relating to mortgages, mortgage foreclosure, and eviction, and for other purposes
To enact title 54, United States Code, ``National Park Service and Related Programs'', as positive law
To amend the Hobby Protection Act to make unlawful the provision of assistance or support in violation of that Act, and for other purposes
To strengthen implementation of the Senator Paul Simon Water for the Poor Act of 2005 by improving the capacity of the United States Government to implement, leverage, and monitor and evaluate programs to provide first-time or improved access to safe drinking water, sanitation, and hygiene to the world's poorest on an equitable and sustainable basis, and for other purposes
To amend the Act of October 19, 1973, concerning taxable income to members of the Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians
To authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2015 for military activities of the Department of Defense, for military construction, and for defense activities of the Department of Energy, to prescribe military personnel strengths for such fiscal year, and for other purposes
To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 18640 NW 2nd Avenue in Miami, Florida, as the ``Father Richard Marquess-Barry Post Office Building''
To authorize appropriations for fiscal years 2014 and 2015 for intelligence and intelligence-related activities of the United States Government, the Community Management Account, and the Central Intelligence Agency Retirement and Disability System, and for other purposes
To amend title 49, United States Code, to provide for limitations on the fees charged to passengers of air carriers
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to extend certain expiring provisions and make technical corrections, to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide for the tax treatment of ABLE accounts established under State programs for the care of family members with disabilities, and for other purposes
To enhance the strategic partnership between the United States and Israel
March 4, 2015
TABLE OF COMMITTEE ABBREVIATIONS
AG

Aging
Agr

Agriculture
ANF

Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry
App

Appropriations
AS

Armed Services
BHUA

Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Bud

Budget
CST

Commerce, Science and Transportation
E&W

Education and the Workforce
EC

Energy and Commerce
ENR

Energy and Natural Resources
EPW

Environment and Public Works
Eth

Ethics
Fin

Finance
FS

Financial Services
FA

Foreign Affairs
FR

Foreign Relations
HEL&P

Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
HS

Homeland Security
HS&GA

Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
HA

House Administration
IA

Indian Affairs
Int

Intelligence
Jud

Judiciary
NR

Natural Resources
OGR

Oversight and Government Reform
R

Rules
RAdm

Rules and Administration
SST

Science, Space, and Technology
SB

Small Business
SBE

Small Business and Entrepreneurship
TI

Transportation and Infrastructure
VA

Veterans' Affairs
WM

Ways and Means

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Next Meeting of the SENATE
9:30 a.m., Friday, March 6
Senate Chamber

Program for Friday: Senate will meet in a pro forma session.

Next Meeting of the HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
2 p.m., Friday, March 6
House Chamber

Program for Friday: House will meet in Pro Forma session at 2 p.m.

Extensions of Remarks, as inserted in this issue

HOUSE

Barr, Andy, Ky., E305, E308

Benishek, Dan, Mich., E301, E309

Bordallo, Madeleine Z., Guam, E300

Brady, Robert A., Pa., E304

Brown, Corrine, Fla., E310

Bustos, Cheri, Ill., E299, E300, E301

Cartwright, Matt, Pa., E306, E309, E311

Coffman, Mike, Colo., E310

Cohen, Steve, Tenn., E302, E303, E310

Esty, Elizabeth H., Conn., E305, E309

Fitzpatrick, Michael G., Pa., E309

Foster, Bill, Ill., E303

Foxx, Virginia, N.C., E300

Grayson, Alan, Fla., E306

Hastings, Alcee L., Fla., E307

Hice, Jody B., Ga., E302

Huelskamp, Tim, Kans., E301

Kato, John, N.Y., E299

Kuster, Ann M., N.H., E302

Long, Billy, Mo., E310

Luetkemeyer, Blaine, Mo., E299

Maloney, Carolyn B., N.Y., E304, E309, E311

Marchant, Kenny, Tex., E308

Matsui, Doris O., Calif., E302

Meehan, Patrick, Pa., E310

Norton, Eleanor Holmes, D.C., E305

Olson, Pete, Tex., E303, E308

Poe, Ted, Tex., E304

Ratcliffe, John, Tex., E305

Ribble, Reid J.E301

Richmond, Cedric L., La., E300

Royce, Edward R., Calif., E303

Sessions, Pete, Tex., E299

Smith, Jason, Mo., E305, E308

Stefanik, Elise M., N.Y., E301

Swalwell, Eric, Calif., E306, E308

Takano, Mark, Calif., E310

Young, Don, Alaska, E306