Tuesday - May 23, 2017
U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate

News releases, reports, statements and associated documents from all members of the U.S. House and the U.S. Senate as well as the House and Senate leadership and House and Senate committees.

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Sen. Leahy Speaks About Legislation on Fair Market Value Deductions to Artists
WASHINGTON, May 20 -- Sen. Patrick J. Leahy,, D-Vt., issued the following statement, which was published in the Congressional Record on May 18, on legislation (S. 1174) to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide that a deduction equal to fair market value shall be allowed for charitable contributions of literary, musical, artistic, or scholarly compositions created by the donor:

Mr. President, in celebration of Museum Day on May 18, we reintroduce the "Artist-Museum Partnership Act." This legislation would enable our country to keep cherished art works in the United States and to ... Show Full Article

Rep. O'Rourke Recognizes E Company, 141st Infantry Regiment
WASHINGTON, May 20 -- Rep. Beto O'Rourke, D-Texas, issued the following speech, which was published in the Congressional Record on May 19, Recognizing E Company, 141st Infantry Regiment:

Mr. Speaker, I am honored to rise today to recognize E Company, 141st Infantry Regiment, which served with valor and distinction during World War II.

In 1940, E Company, along with the entire 141st Infantry Regiment was federalized and assigned to the 36th Infantry Division. E Company was distinct in its heritage and was composed almost entirely of Mexican- American soldiers. A vast majority of E Company's ... Show Full Article

Rep. Maloney Introduces Stop Deceptive Advertising for Women's Healthcare Services Act
WASHINGTON, May 20 -- Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney, D-N.Y., issued the following speech, which was published in the Congressional Record on May 19, reintroducing the Stop Deceptive Advertising for Women's Healthcare Services Act:

Mr. Speaker, today, I rise to reintroduce the Stop Deceptive Advertising for Women's Healthcare Services Act to make sure that women receive honest information about family planning services.

Expecting mothers should never be misled about critical health information and services. Yet that is exactly what is happening today all across the country. Commonly called crisis ... Show Full Article

Rep. Johnson Supports Honors Hometown Heroes Act
WASHINGTON, May 20 -- Rep. Henry C. "Hank" Johnson Jr., D-Ga., issued the following speech, which was published in the Congressional Record on May 19, supporting the Honoring Hometown Heroes Act (H.R. 1892):

Mr. Speaker, I rise today in support of H.R. 1892, The Honoring Hometown Heroes Act. This bill will be crucial in giving the courageous first responders the recognition they deserve.

The Honoring Hometown Heroes Act, or H.R. 1892, will help give honor to those who have passed away while serving their communities. First responders are some of the most important people in the country. They ... Show Full Article

Norcross Stresses Continued Need for Independent Investigation After Classified Briefing
WASHINGTON, May 20 -- Rep. Donald W. Norcross, D-N.J., issued the following news release:

Today, Congressman Donald Norcross (NJ-01), member of the House Armed Services Committee, issued the following statement after attending a classified bipartisan briefing with Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein regarding the firing of FBI Director Comey and investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election:

"I walked into the briefing with confidence, but I walked out with great skepticism. I feel more strongly than ever that we need a fully independent commission to investigate Russia's ... Show Full Article

House Schedules 18 Committee Hearing for May 22
WASHINGTON, May 20 -- The U.S. House of Representatives scheduled one committee hearing for May 22:

*Rules: Full Committee

H.R. 953, the "Reducing Regulatory Burdens Act of 2017''.

House Conducted Three Committee Hearings Yesterday
WASHINGTON, May 20 -- The U.S. House of Representatives conducted three committee hearings yesterday:

*Armed Services:

Subcommittee on Strategic Forces:

"Fiscal Year 2018 Priorities and Posture of the National Security Space Enterprise". Testimony was heard from General John W. Raymond, Commander, Air Force Space Command; Lieutenant General David Buck, Commander, Joint Functional Component Command--Space, U.S. Strategic Command; Betty Sapp, Director, National Reconnaissance Office; Robert Cardillo, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency; John Hill, Performing the Duties of Deputy Assistant ... Show Full Article