Daily Digest

Friday, November 16, 2018

Daily Digest


Chamber Action

The Senate met at 3:00:03 p.m. in pro forma session, and adjourned at 3:00:36 p.m. until 10 a.m., on Tuesday, November 20, 2018.––––––

Committee Meetings

No committee meetings were held.

House of Representatives

Chamber Action

Public Bills and Resolutions Introduced: 23 public bills, H.R. 7139–7161; 1 private bill, H.R. 7162; and 7 resolutions, H. Res. 1149 –1155, were introduced.
Pages H9567–68

Additional Cosponsors:
Page H9569

Reports Filed: Reports were filed today as follows:

H.R. 6665, to amend the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act to apply to territories of the United States, to establish offshore wind lease sale requirements, to provide dedicated funding for coral reef conservation, and for other purposes (H. Rept. 115–1029);

H.R. 3133, to amend the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972 to reduce unnecessary permitting delays by clarifying associated procedures to increase economic development and support coastal restoration programs, and for other purposes (H. Rept. 115–1030);

H.R. 553, to redesignate Gravelly Point Park, located along the George Washington Memorial Parkway in Arlington County, Virginia, as the Nancy Reagan Memorial Park, and for other purposes (H. Rept. 115–1031);

H.R. 1349, to amend the Wilderness Act to ensure that the use of bicycles, wheelchairs, strollers, and game carts is not prohibited in Wilderness Areas, and for other purposes, with an amendment (H. Rept. 115–1032);

H.R. 1662, to amend title 38, United States Code, to prohibit smoking in any facility of the Veterans Health Administration, and for other purposes (H. Rept. 115–1033);

H.R. 6066, to amend title 38, United States Code, to improve the productivity of the management of Department of Veterans Affairs health care, and for other purposes, with an amendment (H. Rept. 115–1034);

H.R. 1675, to establish a national program to identify and reduce losses from landslide hazards, to establish a national 3D Elevation Program, and for other purposes, with an amendment (H. Rept. 115–1035, Part 1); and

H.R. 4243, to establish a commission for the purpose of making recommendations regarding the modernization or realignment of facilities of the Veterans Health Administration, to improve construction and management leases of the Department of Veterans Affairs, to amend and appropriate funds for the Veterans Choice Program, and for other purposes, with an amendment (H. Rept. 115–1036, Part 1).
Page H9567

Journal: The House agreed to the Speaker's approval of the Journal by voice vote.
Page H9541

Suspension--Proceedings Resumed: The House agreed to suspend the rules and pass the following measure. Consideration began Tuesday, November 13th.
Strengthening Coastal Communities Act of 2018: H.R. 5787, amended, to amend the Coastal Barrier Resources Act to give effect to more accurate maps of units of the John H. Chafee Coastal Barrier Resources System that were produced by digital mapping of such units, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 375 yeas to 1 nay, Roll No. 419.
Page H9550

Manage our Wolves Act: The House passed H.R. 6784, to provide for removal of the gray wolf in the contiguous 48 States from the List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife published under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, by a recorded vote of 196 ayes to 180 noes, Roll No. 420.
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H. Res. 1142, the rule providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 6784) was agreed to Wednesday, November 14th.

Extending the effective date for the sunset for collateral requirements for Small Business Administration disaster loans: The House agreed to take from the Speaker's table and pass S. 3554, to extend the effective date for the sunset for collateral requirements for Small Business Administration disaster loans.
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Meeting Hour: Agreed by unanimous consent that when the House adjourns today, it adjourn to meet at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, November 20th.
Page H9551

Senate Message: Message received from the Senate today appears on page H9550.

Quorum Calls--Votes: One yea-and-nay vote and one recorded vote developed during the proceedings of today and appear on pages H9550 and H9551. There were no quorum calls.

Adjournment: The House met at 9 a.m. and adjourned at 12:01 p.m.

Committee Meetings

No hearings were held.

Joint Meetings

No joint committee meetings were held.


NOVEMBER 20, 2018

(Committee meetings are open unless otherwise indicated)


No meetings/hearings scheduled.


No hearings are scheduled.


Next Meeting of the

10 a.m., Tuesday, November 20

Senate Chamber

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

Next Meeting of the

10:30 a.m., Tuesday, November 20

House Chamber

Program for Tuesday: House will meet in Pro Forma session at 10:30 a.m.

Extensions of Remarks, as inserted in this issue


Beatty, Joyce, Ohio, E1534

Burgess, Michael C., Tex., E1531, E1532, E1533

Bustos, Cheri, Ill., E1532, E1535, E1537

Carbajal, Salud O., Calif., E1533

Comstock, Barbara, Va., E1537

Cook, Paul, Calif., E1537

Emmer, Tom, Minn., E1532

Eshoo, Anna G., Calif., E1532

Gianforte, Greg, Mont., E1531

Green, Gene, Tex., E1533

Guthrie, Brett, Ky., E1531

Huffman, Jared, Calif., E1536

Katko, John, N.Y., E1532, E1535, E1537

Larson, John B., Conn., E1534

Lofgren, Zoe, Calif., E1538

Meng, Grace, N.Y., E1538

Messer, Luke, Ind., E1534, E1535, E1536, E1537, E1538, E1539

Norton, Eleanor Holmes, The District of Columbia, E1536

Panetta, Jimmy, Calif., E1533

Poe, Ted, Tex., E1531

Raskin, Jamie, Md., E1534

Reed, Tom, N.Y., E1535

Rogers, Mike, Ala., E1533

Rothfus, Keith J., Pa., E1535

Stefanik, Elise M., N.Y., E1531

Visclosky, Peter J., Ind., E1534

Wittman, Robert J., Va., E1536, E1539