Daily Digest

Friday, November 2, 2018

Daily Digest


Chamber Action

The Senate met at 2:45:02 p.m. in pro forma session, and adjourned at 2:45:34 p.m. until 4 p.m., on Tuesday, November 6, 2018.

Committee Meetings

No committee meetings were held.

House of Representatives

Chamber Action

Public Bills and Resolutions Introduced: 3 public bills, H.R.7113–7115, were introduced.
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Additional Cosponsors:
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Reports Filed: Reports were filed today as follows:

H.R. 3117, to prohibit the Secretary of Energy, the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, the Secretary of the Interior, and the Chair of the Council on Environmental Quality from considering the social cost of carbon, the social cost of methane, or the social cost of nitrous oxide, in taking any action, and for other purposes, with an amendment (H. Rept. 115–999, Part 1);

H.R. 4239, to distribute revenues from oil and gas leasing on the outer Continental Shelf to certain coastal States, to require sale of approved offshore oil and gas leases, to promote offshore wind lease sales, and to empower States to manage the development and production of oil and gas on available Federal land, and for other purposes, with an amendment (H. Rept. 115–1000);

H.R. 4419, to facilitate and streamline the Bureau of Reclamation and Bureau of Indian Affairs processes for creating or expanding certain water projects, and for other purposes, with an amendment (H. Rept. 115–1001);

H.R. 5347, to facilitate resolution of environmental remediation and reclamation, resolve potential liability of the United States, and promote economic development in Lyon County, Nevada, and for other purposes, with an amendment (H. Rept. 115–1002);

H.R. 6032, to direct the Secretary of Commerce to conduct a study and submit to Congress a report on the state of the internet-connected devices industry in the United States (H. Rept. 115–1003);

H.R. 6107, to clarify that Bureau of Land Management shall not require permits for oil and gas activities conducted on non-Federal surface estate to access subsurface mineral estate that is less than 50 percent Federally owned, and for other purposes, with an amendment (H. Rept. 115–1004);

H.R. 6087, to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to recover the cost of processing administrative protests for oil and gas lease sales, applications for permits to drill, and right of way applications, and for other purposes, with an amendment (H. Rept. 115–1005);

H.R. 6434, to amend section 7 of Public Law 100–515 (16 U.S.C. 1244 note) to promote continued use of the James J. Howard Marine Sciences Laboratory at Gateway National Recreation Area by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (H. Rept. 115–1006);

H.R. 3626, to amend the Bank Service Company Act to provide improvements with respect to State banking agencies, and for other purposes, with amendments (H. Rept. 115–1007);

H.R. 3861, to reform the Federal Insurance Office of the Department of the Treasury, and for other purposes, with an amendment (H. Rept. 115–1008); and

H.R. 6035, to direct the Securities and Exchange Commission to revise section 230.163 of title 17, Code of Federal Regulations, to apply the exemption offered in such section to communications made by underwriters and dealers acting by or on behalf of a well-known seasoned issuer (H. Rept. 115–1009).
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Speaker: Read a letter from the Speaker wherein he appointed Representative Messer to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
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Guest Chaplain: The prayer was offered by the Guest Chaplain, Chaplain John Elliott, U.S. Air Force, Arlington Cemetery, Arlington, VA.
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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 11:33 a.m.


Committee Meetings

No hearings were held.

Joint Meetings


Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe: On Thursday, November 1, 2018, Commission received a briefing on United States interests, nationalist movements, and the European Union from Ted R. Bromund, The Heritage Foundation Margaret Thatcher Center for Freedom, Paul Coyer, The Institute of World Politics, and Jeffrey Rathke, Johns Hopkins University American Institute for Contemporary German Studies, all of Washington, D.C.


NOVEMBER 6, 2018

(Committee meetings are open unless otherwise indicated)


No meetings/hearings scheduled.


No hearings are scheduled.

Next Meeting of the

4 p.m., Tuesday, November 6

Senate Chamber

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

Next Meeting of the

2:30 p.m., Tuesday, November 6

House Chamber

Program for Tuesday: House will meet in Pro Forma session at 2:30 p.m.

Extensions of Remarks, as inserted in this issue


Brady, Kevin, Tex., E1493

Carson, André, Ind., E1489

Collins, Doug, Ga., E1490, E1491

Denham, Jeff, Calif., E1493

Duncan, John J., Jr., Tenn., E1487

Eshoo, Anna G., Calif., E1489

Fitzpatrick, Brian K., Pa., E1491, E1492

Fortenberry, Jeff, Nebr., E1485

Gallagher, Mike, Wisc., E1488

Garamendi, John, Calif., E1485, E1486, E1487, E1489, E1489, E1491, E1492, E1493

Jayapal, Pramila, Wash., E1486

Poe, Ted, Tex., E1491

Reed, Tom, N.Y., E1486

Rohrabacher, Dana, Calif., E1487

Smith, Jason, Mo., E1487, E1491, E1492

Stefanik, Elise M., N.Y., E1485

Swalwell, Eric, Calif., E1489

Visclosky, Peter J., Ind., E1485, E1490

Welch, Peter, Vt., E1490

Wittman, Robert J., Va., E1485

Young, David, Iowa, E1486, E1489, E1491, E1491, E1492, E1493, E1493