Daily Digest

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Daily Digest

Senate

Chamber Action

Routine Proceedings, pages S6703–S6733

Measures Introduced: Three bills and one resolution were introduced, as follows: S. 3560–3562, and S. Res. 670.
Pages S6731–32

Measures Reported:

S. 2418, to direct the Federal Communications Commission to promulgate regulations that establish a national standard for determining whether mobile and broadband services available in rural areas are reasonably comparable to those services provided in urban areas, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. (S. Rept. No. 115–345)
Page S6731

House Messages:

America's Water Infrastructure Act--Agreement: Senate resumed consideration of the amendments of the House of Representatives to S. 3021, to designate the United States courthouse located at 300 South Fourth Street in Minneapolis, Minnesota, as the ``Diana E. Murphy United States Courthouse'', taking action on the following motions and amendments proposed thereto:
Pages S6703–19

Pending:

McConnell motion to concur in the amendments of the House to the bill.
Pages S6703–19

McConnell motion to concur in the amendment of the House to the bill, with McConnell Amendment No. 4048 (to the motion to concur in the amendment of the House to the bill), to change the enactment date.
Pages S6703–19

McConnell Amendment No. 4049 (to Amendment No. 4048), of a perfecting nature.
Pages S6703–19

During consideration of this measure today, Senate also took the following action:

By 96 yeas to 3 nays (Vote No. 224), three-fifths of those Senators duly chosen and sworn, having voted in the affirmative, Senate agreed to the motion to close further debate on McConnell motion to concur in the amendments of the House to the bill.
Page S6715

McConnell motion to refer the House message to accompany the bill to the Committee on Environment and Public Works, with instructions, McConnell Amendment No. 4050, to change the enactment date, fell when cloture was invoked on McConnell motion to concur in the amendments of the House to the bill.
Pages S6703–15

McConnell Amendment No. 4051 (to the instructions (Amendment No. 4050) of the motion to refer), of a perfecting nature, fell when McConnell motion to refer the House message to accompany the bill to the Committee on Environment and Public Works, with instructions, McConnell Amendment No. 4050 (listed above) fell.
Pages S6703–15

McConnell Amendment No. 4052 (to Amendment No. 4051), of a perfecting nature, fell when McConnell Amendment No. 4051 (to the instructions (Amendment No. 4050) of the motion to refer) (listed above) fell.
Pages S6703–15

A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that notwithstanding rule XXII, following Leader remarks on Wednesday, October 10, 2018, Senator Schumer, or his designee, be recognized to make a motion to proceed to S.J. Res. 63, providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Secretary of the Treasury, Secretary of Labor, and Secretary of Health and Human Services relating to ``Short-Term, Limited Duration Insurance''; that the time until 11:30 a.m. be equally divided between the Leaders, or their designees, for use on S.J. Res. 63 and the House message to accompany S. 3021 concurrently; that at 11:30 a.m., all post-cloture time on McConnell motion to concur in the amendments of the House to S. 3021 be considered expired and McConnell motion to concur in the amendment of the House to S. 3021, with McConnell Amendment No. 4048 (to the motion to concur in the amendment of the House to the bill) (listed above) be withdrawn; and that following the disposition of McConnell motion to concur in the amendments of the House to S. 3021, all time on S.J. Res. 63 be considered expired and Senate vote on the joint resolution.
Page S6733

Appointments:

Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial Commission: The Chair, on behalf of the President pro tempore, pursuant to provisions of Public Law 106–79, appointed the following Senator to the Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial Commission: Senator Sullivan and former Senator Thad Cochran.
Page S6733


Cyberspace Solarium Commission: The Chair, on behalf of the Majority Leader, in consultation with the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Armed Services, pursuant to Public Law 115–232, appointed the following individual to serve as a member of the Cyberspace Solarium Commission: Senator Sasse.
Page S6733


Additional Cosponsors:
Page S6732


Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:

Additional Statements:
Page S6731


Privileges of the Floor:
Page S6733


Record Votes: One record vote was taken today. (Total--224)
Page S6715


Adjournment: Senate convened at 3 p.m. and adjourned at 7:01 p.m., until 10 a.m. on Wednesday, October 10, 2018. (For Senate's program, see the remarks of the Majority Leader in today's Record on page S6733.)

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Committee Meetings

(Committees not listed did not meet)

No committee meetings were held.

House of Representatives

Chamber Action


Public Bills and Resolutions Introduced: 9 public bills, H.R. 7049–7057, were introduced.
Pages H9424–25


Additional Cosponsors:
Page H9425


Reports Filed: There were no reports filed today.

Speaker: Read a letter from the Speaker wherein he appointed Representative Mooney (WV) to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
Page H9423


Senate Referrals: S. 440 was held at the desk. S. 995 was referred to the Committee on Natural Resources. S. 2074 was held at the desk.
Page H9423


Senate Message: Message received from the Senate by the Clerk and subsequently presented to the House today appears on page H9423.

Quorum Calls--Votes: There were no yea and nay votes, and there were no recorded votes. There were no quorum calls.

Adjournment: The House met at 11:30 a.m. and adjourned at 11:32 a.m.

Committee Meetings



No hearings were held.

Joint Meetings



No joint committee meetings were held.

NEW PUBLIC LAWS

(For last listing of Public Laws, see Daily Digest, p. D1109)

H.R. 302, to provide protections for certain sports medicine professionals who provide certain medical services in a secondary State. Signed on October 5, 2018. (Public Law 115–254)

COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2018

(Committee meetings are open unless otherwise indicated)

Senate

Committee on Armed Services: Subcommittee on Readiness and Management Support, to hold hearings to examine United States Air Force readiness, 9:30 a.m., SR–222.

Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation: to hold hearings to examine consumer data privacy, focusing on lessons from the European Union's general data protection regulation and the California Consumer Privacy Act, 10 a.m., SR–253.

Committee on Environment and Public Works: to hold hearings to examine successful state conservation, recovery, and management of wildlife from Yellowstone's grizzly bear to the Chesapeake's Delmarva fox squirrel, 10 a.m., SD–406.

Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs: to hold hearings to examine threats to the homeland, 8:30 a.m., SD–342.

Committee on the Judiciary: to hold hearings to examine the nominations of Eric E. Murphy, of Ohio, and Chad A. Readler, of Ohio, both to be a United States Circuit Judge for the Sixth Circuit, Rossie David Alston, Jr., to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Virginia, Pamela A. Barker, to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Ohio, and Sarah Daggett Morrison, to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of Ohio, 10 a.m., SD–226.

House
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No hearings are scheduled.

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Next Meeting of the
SENATE

10 a.m., Wednesday, October 10

Senate Chamber

Program for Wednesday: Senate will begin consideration of S.J. Res. 63, Short-Term, Limited Duration Insurance.

At 11:30 a.m., Senate will vote on McConnell motion to concur in the amendments of the House to S. 3021, America's Water Infrastructure Act.

Following disposition of the House message to accompany S. 3021, Senate will vote on S.J. Res. 63, Short-Term, Limited Duration Insurance.

(Senate will recess from 12:30 p.m. until 2:15 p.m. for their respective party conferences.)

Next Meeting of the
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

9:30 a.m., Friday, October 12

House Chamber

Program for Friday: House will meet in Pro Forma session at 9:30 a.m.










Extensions of Remarks, as inserted in this issue








HOUSE


Brady, Robert A., Pa., E1383

Brat, Dave, Va., E1386

Chabot, Steve, Ohio, E1385

Clyburn, James E., S.C., E1387

Coffman, Mike, Colo., E1387

Matsui, Doris O., Calif., E1386

Poe, Ted, Tex., E1385, E1386

Posey, Bill, Fla., E1387

Raskin, Jamie, Md., E1385

Reichert, David G., Wash., E1385

Rohrabacher, Dana, Calif., E1383

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