Daily Digest/House of Representatives; Congressional Record Vol. 164, No. 196
(Daily Digest - December 12, 2018)

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                        House of Representatives


Chamber Action
 Public Bills and Resolutions Introduced: 26 public bills, H.R. 7264-
7289, were introduced.
  Pages H10168-69
Additional Cosponsors:
  Pages H10170-71
Reports Filed: Reports were filed today as follows:
  H.R. 6021, to amend the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 to exclude 
privately held, non-custody brokers and dealers that are in good 
standing from certain requirements under title I of that Act, and for 
other purposes, with amendments (H. Rept. 115-1075);
  H.R. 6130, to provide for a 5 year extension of certain exemptions 
and reduced disclosure requirements for companies that were emerging 
growth companies and would continue to be emerging growth companies but 
for the 5-year restriction on emerging growth companies, and for other 
purposes (H. Rept. 115-1076);
  H.R. 6745, to amend the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 to revise the 
shareholder threshold for registration under such Act for issuers that 
receive support through certain Federal universal service support 
mechanisms, and for other purposes, with an amendment (H. Rept. 115-
1077); and
  H.R. 4758, to amend the Federal Reserve Act to require the Federal 
Open Market Committee to establish interest rates on balances 
maintained at a

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Federal Reserve Bank by depository institutions (H. Rept. 115-1078). 
                                                            Page H10168
Speaker: Read a letter from the Speaker wherein he appointed 
Representative Yoder to act as Speaker pro tempore for today. 
                                                            Page H10105
Recess: The House recessed at 11:16 a.m. and reconvened at 12 noon. 
                                                            Page H10113
Journal: The House agreed to the Speaker's approval of the Journal by a 
yea-and-nay vote of 226 yeas to 169 nays with four answering 
``present'', Roll No. 433.
  Pages H10114, H10128-29
Medal of Valor Review Board--Reappointment: Read a letter from 
Representative Pelosi, Minority Leader, in which she reappointed the 
following individual to the Medal of Valor Review Board: Mr. Brian 
Fengel of Bartonville, Illinois.
  Page H10115
Suspensions: The House agreed to suspend the rules and pass the 
following measures:
  Department of Homeland Security Data Framework Act: Concur in the 
Senate amendment to H.R. 2454, to direct the Secretary of Homeland 
Security to establish a data framework to provide access for 
appropriate personnel to law enforcement and other information of the 
Department; and
  Pages H10129-30, H10152
   Asia Reassurance Initiative Act of 2018: S. 2736, amended, to 
develop a long-term strategic vision and a comprehensive, multifaceted, 
and principled United States policy for the Indo-Pacific region. 
                                                        Pages H10130-38
 Condemning the Government of Iran's state-sponsored persecution of its 
Baha'i minority and its continued violation of the International 
Covenants on Human Rights: The House agreed to discharge from committee 
and agree to H. Res. 274, condemning the Government of Iran's state-
sponsored persecution of its Baha'i minority and its continued 
violation of the International Covenants on Human Rights, as amended by 
Representative Ros-Lehtinen.
  Pages H10138-40
 Georgia Support Act: The House agreed to discharge from committee and 
pass H.R. 6219, to support the independence, sovereignty, and 
territorial integrity of Georgia.
  Pages H10140-41
 Reaffirming the commitment of the United States to promote free, fair, 
transparent and credible elections in Bangladesh: The House agreed to 
discharge from committee and agree to H. Res. 1169, reaffirming the 
commitment of the United States to promote free, fair, transparent and 
credible elections in Bangladesh.
  Page H10142
 Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018: The House agreed to the 
conference report to accompany the bill (H.R. 2) to provide for the 
reform and continuation of agricultural and other programs of the 
Department of Agriculture through fiscal year 2023, by a yea-and-nay 
vote of 369 yeas to 47 nays, Roll No. 434.
  Pages H10142-51, H10151-52
  H. Res. 1176, the rule providing for consideration of the conference 
report to accompany the bill (H.R. 2) was agreed to by a recorded vote 
of 206 ayes to 203 noes, Roll No. 432, after the previous question was 
ordered by a yea-and-nay vote of 220 yeas to 191 nays, Roll No. 431. 
                                                        Pages H10115-28
 Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives relating to 
automated external defibrillator (AED) training in the Nation's 
schools: The House agreed to discharge from committee and agree to H. 
Res. 35, expressing the sense of the House of Representatives relating 
to automated external defibrillator (AED) training in the Nation's 
schools, as amended by Representative Lewis (MN).
  Page H10152
  Agreed to amend the title so as to read: ``Expressing the sense of 
the House of Representatives relating to automated external 
defibrillator (AED) education in the Nation's schools.''.
Page H10152
 Amending the Immigration and Nationality Act to extend honorary 
citizenship to otherwise qualified noncitizens who enlisted in the 
Philippines and died while serving on active duty with the United 
States Armed Forces during certain periods of hostilities: The House 
agreed to discharge from committee and pass H.R. 887, to amend the 
Immigration and Nationality Act to extend honorary citizenship to 
otherwise qualified noncitizens who enlisted in the Philippines and 
died while serving on active duty with the United States Armed Forces 
during certain periods of hostilities.
  Pages H10152-53
 CyberTipline Modernization Act of 2018: The House agreed to discharge 
from committee and pass S. 3170, to amend title 18, United States Code, 
to make certain changes to the reporting requirement of certain service 
providers regarding child sexual exploitation visual depictions. 
                                                        Pages H10153-55
 Posthumously awarding the Congressional Gold Medal to each of Glen 
Doherty, Tyrone Woods, J. Christopher Stevens, and Sean Smith in 
recognition of their contributions to the Nation: The House agreed to 
discharge from committee and pass H.R. 2315, to posthumously award the 
Congressional Gold Medal to each of Glen Doherty, Tyrone Woods, J. 
Christopher Stevens, and Sean Smith in recognition of their 
contributions to the Nation, as amended by Representative Barr. 
                                                        Pages H10155-56

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 Chinese-American World War II Veteran Congressional Gold Medal Act: 
The House agreed to discharge from committee and pass S. 1050, to award 
a Congressional Gold Medal, collectively, to the Chinese-American 
Veterans of World War II, in recognition of their dedicated service 
during World War II.
  Pages H10156-57
 USS Indianapolis Congressional Gold Medal Act: The House agreed to 
discharge from committee and pass S. 2101, to award a Congressional 
Gold Medal, collectively, to the crew of the USS Indianapolis, in 
recognition of their perseverance, bravery, and service to the United 
States.
  Page H10157
Meeting Hour: Agreed by unanimous consent that when the House adjourns 
today, it adjourn to meet at 10:30 a.m. tomorrow, December 13th. 
                                                            Page H10157
 Senate Referrals: S.J. Res. 64 was held at the desk. S. 1092 was held 
at the desk. S. 2961 was held at the desk.
 Senate Message: Message received from the Senate today appears on page 
H10163.
Quorum Calls--Votes: Three yea-and-nay votes and one recorded vote 
developed during the proceedings of today and appear on pages H10127, 
H10127-28, H10128-29, and H10151-52. There were no quorum calls.
Adjournment: The House met at 10 a.m. and adjourned at 6:12 p.m.