RAISING A QUESTION OF THE PRIVILEGES OF THE HOUSE; Congressional Record Vol. 164, No. 201
(House of Representatives - December 20, 2018)

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           RAISING A QUESTION OF THE PRIVILEGES OF THE HOUSE

  Ms. PELOSI. Mr. Speaker, pursuant to rule IX, I rise to a question of 
the privileges of the House, and I send to the desk a privileged 
resolution.
  The SPEAKER pro tempore. The Clerk will report the resolution.
  The Clerk read as follows:

       Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of 
     the United States of America in Congress assembled,

                   TITLE I--CONTINUING APPROPRIATIONS

     SECTION 101. FULL-YEAR EXTENSION.

       Division C of Public Law 115-245 is amended by striking the 
     date specified in section 105(3) and inserting ``September 
     30, 2019''.

           TITLE II--TEMPORARY ASSISTANCE FOR NEEDY FAMILIES

     SEC. 201. TANF PROGRAM EXTENSIONS.

       (a) Family Assistance Grants.--Section 403(a)(1) of the 
     Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 603(a)(1)) is amended in each 
     of subparagraphs (A) and (C) by striking ``2017 and 2018'' 
     and inserting ``2019 and 2020''.
       (b) Healthy Marriage Promotion and Responsible Fatherhood 
     Grants.--Section 403(a)(2)(D) of such Act (42 U.S.C. 
     603(a)(2)(D)) is amended--
       (1) by striking ``2017 and 2018'' and inserting ``2019 and 
     2020''; and
       (2) by striking ``for fiscal year 2017 or 2018''.
       (c) Contingency Fund.--Section 403(b)(2) of such Act (42 
     U.S.C. 603(b)(2)) is amended by striking ``fiscal year 2018'' 
     and inserting ``each of fiscal years 2019 and 2020''.
       (d) Tribal Family Assistance Grants.--Paragraphs (1)(A) and 
     (2)(A) of section 412(a) of such Act (42 U.S.C. 612(a)) are 
     each amended by striking ``2017 and 2018'' and inserting 
     ``2019 and 2020''.
       (e) Child Care.--Section 418(a)(3) of such Act (42 U.S.C. 
     618(a)(3)) is amended by striking ``2017 and 2018'' and 
     inserting ``2019 and 2020''.
       (f) Grants to the Territories.--Section 1108(b)(2) of such 
     Act (42 U.S.C. 1308(b)(2)) is amended by striking ``2017 and 
     2018'' and inserting ``2019 and 2020''.

     SEC. 202. MEASURING AND UNDERSTANDING OUTCOMES.

       (a) In General.--Section 411(a) of the Social Security Act 
     (42 U.S.C. 611(a)) is amended by redesignating paragraph (7) 
     as paragraph (8) and inserting after paragraph (6) the 
     following:
       ``(7) Report on engagement, employment and outcomes.--
       ``(A) Reporting agreement.--Each State and the Secretary 
     shall enter into an agreement specifying the manner by which 
     the information and data described in this paragraph shall be 
     collected and reported to the Secretary beginning in fiscal 
     year 2020.
       ``(i) Outcomes for exiting recipients.--Information and 
     data regarding families who formerly received assistance and 
     included a work-eligible individual (disaggregated by type of 
     family, reason for exit, and participation in work activities 
     during the preceding fiscal year) under the State program 
     funded under this part or under any State program funded with 
     qualified State expenditures (as defined in section 
     409(a)(7)(B)(i)), with respect to the following:

       ``(I) The percentage with at least 1 formerly work-eligible 
     individual employed during the 2nd quarter after exiting from 
     the program.
       ``(II) The percentage with at least 1 formerly work-
     eligible individual employed during the 4th quarter after 
     exiting from the program.
       ``(III) The median earnings when at least 1 formerly work-
     eligible individual is employed during the 2nd quarter after 
     exiting from the program.
       ``(IV) The percentage with at least 1 formerly work-
     eligible individual employed during any of the first 4 
     quarters after exiting from the program.
       ``(V) The distribution of income and earnings, including 
     relative to poverty and deep poverty, for each of the first 4 
     quarters ending after the quarter of exit from assistance.
       ``(VI) The percentage who, at the time of exit from the 
     program, were subject to the following:

       ``(aa) A penalty under section 407(e).
       ``(bb) A sanction or penalty described in section 404 or 
     408.
       ``(cc) A penalty or sanction not described in item (aa) or 
     (bb).
       ``(ii) Engagement and employment of current recipients.--

       ``(I) Work-eligible individuals.--In the case of current 
     work-eligible individuals under the State program funded 
     under this part or under any State program funded with 
     qualified State expenditures (as defined in section 
     409(a)(7)(B)(i)), the following information relative to 
     current quarter being reported:

       ``(aa) Earnings in each of the 4 quarters immediately 
     preceding the quarter.
       ``(bb) Standard measures of employment, earnings, receipt 
     of assistance, and participation in work activities (as 
     defined in section 407(d)) in each of the first 4 quarters 
     following the quarter.

       ``(II) All recipients.--The percentage of recipients of 
     assistance under the State program funded under this part who 
     have not attained 24 years of age and who obtain a high 
     school degree or its recognized equivalent while receiving 
     the assistance.

       ``(B) Statistical adjustment model for employment 
     outcomes.--The Secretary, in consultation with the Secretary 
     of Labor and relevant experts, shall develop recommendations 
     by March 1, 2020, on how to establish and disseminate an 
     objective statistical model that will allow the Secretary to 
     make adjustments to the data reported pursuant to subclauses 
     (I) through (IV) of subparagraph (A)(i) of this paragraph, 
     based on economic conditions and the characteristics of 
     participants. To the extent practicable, the recommendations 
     shall be compatible with the statistical adjustment model 
     developed under section 116(b)(3)(A)(viii) of the Workforce 
     Innovation and Opportunity Act (29 U.S.C. 
     3141(b)(3)(A)(viii)) and, with respect to a State, the State 
     adjusted levels of performance established for the State 
     under that section.''.

     SEC. 203. TECHNICAL CORRECTIONS TO DATA EXCHANGE STANDARDS TO 
                   IMPROVE PROGRAM COORDINATION.

       (a) In General.--Section 411(d) of the Social Security Act 
     (42 U.S.C. 611(d)) is amended to read as follows:
       ``(d) Data Exchange Standards for Improved 
     Interoperability.--
       ``(1) Designation.--The Secretary shall, in consultation 
     with an interagency work group established by the Office of 
     Management and Budget and considering State government 
     perspectives, by rule, designate data exchange standards to 
     govern, under this part--
       ``(A) necessary categories of information that State 
     agencies operating programs under State plans approved under 
     this part are required under applicable Federal law to 
     electronically exchange with another State agency; and
       ``(B) Federal reporting and data exchange required under 
     applicable Federal law.
       ``(2) Requirements.--The data exchange standards required 
     by paragraph (1) shall, to the extent practicable--
       ``(A) incorporate a widely accepted, non-proprietary, 
     searchable, computer-readable format, such as the eXtensible 
     Markup Language;
       ``(B) contain interoperable standards developed and 
     maintained by intergovernmental partnerships, such as the 
     National Information Exchange Model;
       ``(C) incorporate interoperable standards developed and 
     maintained by Federal entities with authority over 
     contracting and financial assistance;
       ``(D) be consistent with and implement applicable 
     accounting principles;

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       ``(E) be implemented in a manner that is cost-effective and 
     improves program efficiency and effectiveness; and
       ``(F) be capable of being continually upgraded as 
     necessary.
       ``(3) Rule of construction.--Nothing in this subsection 
     shall be construed to require a change to existing data 
     exchange standards found to be effective and efficient.''.
       (b) Effective Date.--Not later than the date that is 24 
     months after the date of the enactment of this section, the 
     Secretary of Health and Human Services shall issue a proposed 
     rule that--
       (1) identifies federally required data exchanges, include 
     specification and timing of exchanges to be standardized, and 
     address the factors used in determining whether and when to 
     standardize data exchanges; and
       (2) specifies State implementation options and describes 
     future milestones.
  The SPEAKER pro tempore. Does the gentlewoman from California wish to 
present argument on the parliamentary question of whether the text 
presents a question of the privileges of the House?
  Ms. PELOSI. Mr. Speaker, I do.
  The SPEAKER pro tempore. The gentlewoman is recognized on the 
question of order.
  Ms. PELOSI. Mr. Speaker, the House and Senate Democrats and 
Republicans of the Appropriations Committee have worked hard and long 
to come up with bipartisan legislation to meet the needs of the 
American people.
  Right now, we are in the midst of Congress delaying. The market is 
down almost 5 points for this and other reasons. This is not the time 
for us to shut down the government.
  We have a product developed in a bipartisan way for the reasons 
described by the Clerk, who read it, and it is privileged because of 
the time of the year, because of the extent of the concern that the 
American people have, and because of the harm that will be done to them 
if the government shuts down. It would be totally irresponsible.
  That is why I consider it a privilege to rise to say: Let's keep the 
government open by passing this bipartisan legislation first introduced 
by Congresswoman Lowey, our distinguished Democratic leader on the 
Appropriations Committee.
  The SPEAKER pro tempore. The Chair is prepared to rule.
  The text presented proposes legislative language to continue funding 
for certain elements of the U.S. Government. The text, by proposing 
legislative language unachievable by a simple resolution, does not 
qualify as a question of the privileges of the House.
  For what purpose does the gentlewoman from California seek 
recognition?
  Ms. PELOSI. Mr. Speaker, I appeal the ruling of the Chair.
  The SPEAKER pro tempore. The question is: Shall the decision of the 
Chair stand as the judgment of the House?
  For what purpose does the gentleman from California seek recognition?


                            Motion to Table

  Mr. McCARTHY. Mr. Speaker, I have a motion at the desk.
  The SPEAKER pro tempore. The Clerk will report the motion.
  The Clerk read as follows:
  Mr. McCarthy of California moves to lay the appeal on the table.
  The SPEAKER pro tempore. The question is on the motion to table.
  The question was taken; and the Speaker pro tempore announced that 
the ayes appeared to have it.


                             Recorded Vote

  Ms. PELOSI. Mr. Speaker, I demand a recorded vote.
  A recorded vote was ordered.
  The vote was taken by electronic device, and there were--ayes 187, 
noes 170, not voting 75, as follows:

                             [Roll No. 467]

                               AYES--187

     Abraham
     Aderholt
     Amash
     Amodei
     Babin
     Bacon
     Balderson
     Banks (IN)
     Barletta
     Barton
     Bergman
     Biggs
     Bilirakis
     Bishop (MI)
     Bishop (UT)
     Blackburn
     Blum
     Bost
     Brady (TX)
     Brat
     Brooks (AL)
     Brooks (IN)
     Buchanan
     Bucshon
     Budd
     Byrne
     Calvert
     Carter (GA)
     Carter (TX)
     Chabot
     Cheney
     Cloud
     Coffman
     Cole
     Collins (GA)
     Collins (NY)
     Cook
     Costello (PA)
     Culberson
     Curbelo (FL)
     Curtis
     Davidson
     DesJarlais
     Diaz-Balart
     Donovan
     Duffy
     Duncan (TN)
     Emmer
     Faso
     Ferguson
     Fitzpatrick
     Fleischmann
     Flores
     Fortenberry
     Foxx
     Frelinghuysen
     Gallagher
     Garrett
     Gibbs
     Gohmert
     Goodlatte
     Gosar
     Gowdy
     Granger
     Graves (GA)
     Graves (LA)
     Graves (MO)
     Griffith
     Grothman
     Guthrie
     Handel
     Harper
     Harris
     Hartzler
     Hern
     Herrera Beutler
     Hice, Jody B.
     Higgins (LA)
     Hill
     Holding
     Hollingsworth
     Hudson
     Huizenga
     Hunter
     Hurd
     Johnson (LA)
     Johnson (OH)
     Johnson, Sam
     Jordan
     Joyce (OH)
     Kelly (MS)
     Kelly (PA)
     King (IA)
     King (NY)
     Kinzinger
     Knight
     Kustoff (TN)
     Labrador
     LaHood
     Lamborn
     Lance
     Latta
     Lesko
     LoBiondo
     Long
     Loudermilk
     Lucas
     Luetkemeyer
     MacArthur
     Marchant
     Marino
     Massie
     Mast
     McCarthy
     McCaul
     McClintock
     McHenry
     McKinley
     McMorris Rodgers
     McSally
     Meadows
     Mitchell
     Moolenaar
     Mooney (WV)
     Mullin
     Norman
     Nunes
     Olson
     Palazzo
     Palmer
     Paulsen
     Perry
     Pittenger
     Poliquin
     Posey
     Reichert
     Renacci
     Rice (SC)
     Roby
     Roe (TN)
     Rogers (AL)
     Rogers (KY)
     Rohrabacher
     Rokita
     Rooney, Francis
     Rooney, Thomas J.
     Ros-Lehtinen
     Ross
     Rothfus
     Royce (CA)
     Rutherford
     Sanford
     Scalise
     Schweikert
     Sensenbrenner
     Sessions
     Shimkus
     Shuster
     Simpson
     Smith (MO)
     Smith (NJ)
     Smucker
     Stefanik
     Stewart
     Stivers
     Tenney
     Thornberry
     Tipton
     Turner
     Upton
     Valadao
     Wagner
     Walberg
     Walden
     Walker
     Walorski
     Weber (TX)
     Webster (FL)
     Wenstrup
     Williams
     Wilson (SC)
     Wittman
     Womack
     Woodall
     Yoder
     Young (IA)
     Zeldin

                               NOES--170

     Adams
     Aguilar
     Barragan
     Bass
     Beatty
     Bera
     Beyer
     Bishop (GA)
     Blumenauer
     Blunt Rochester
     Bonamici
     Boyle, Brendan F.
     Brady (PA)
     Brown (MD)
     Brownley (CA)
     Bustos
     Butterfield
     Carbajal
     Cardenas
     Carson (IN)
     Cartwright
     Castor (FL)
     Castro (TX)
     Chu, Judy
     Cicilline
     Clark (MA)
     Clarke (NY)
     Clay
     Cleaver
     Clyburn
     Cohen
     Connolly
     Cooper
     Correa
     Courtney
     Crist
     Cuellar
     Cummings
     Davis (CA)
     DeFazio
     DeGette
     Delaney
     DeLauro
     DelBene
     Demings
     DeSaulnier
     Deutch
     Dingell
     Doggett
     Doyle, Michael F.
     Ellison
     Engel
     Eshoo
     Espaillat
     Esty (CT)
     Evans
     Foster
     Frankel (FL)
     Fudge
     Gabbard
     Gallego
     Garamendi
     Gomez
     Gonzalez (TX)
     Gottheimer
     Green, Al
     Green, Gene
     Grijalva
     Heck
     Higgins (NY)
     Himes
     Hoyer
     Huffman
     Jackson Lee
     Jayapal
     Jeffries
     Johnson (GA)
     Johnson, E. B.
     Jones (MI)
     Kaptur
     Kelly (IL)
     Kennedy
     Khanna
     Kihuen
     Kildee
     Kilmer
     Krishnamoorthi
     Kuster (NH)
     Lamb
     Langevin
     Larsen (WA)
     Larson (CT)
     Lawrence
     Lawson (FL)
     Levin
     Lewis (GA)
     Lieu, Ted
     Lipinski
     Loebsack
     Lofgren
     Lowey
     Lujan, Ben Ray
     Maloney, Carolyn B.
     Maloney, Sean
     Matsui
     McCollum
     McEachin
     McGovern
     McNerney
     Meeks
     Meng
     Moore
     Morelle
     Moulton
     Murphy (FL)
     Nadler
     Napolitano
     Neal
     Nolan
     Norcross
     O'Halleran
     Pallone
     Panetta
     Pascrell
     Payne
     Pelosi
     Perlmutter
     Peters
     Pingree
     Pocan
     Price (NC)
     Quigley
     Raskin
     Rice (NY)
     Richmond
     Roybal-Allard
     Ruiz
     Ruppersberger
     Rush
     Ryan (OH)
     Sanchez
     Sarbanes
     Scanlon
     Schakowsky
     Schiff
     Schneider
     Schrader
     Scott (VA)
     Serrano
     Sewell (AL)
     Sherman
     Sires
     Soto
     Speier
     Suozzi
     Thompson (CA)
     Titus
     Tonko
     Torres
     Vargas
     Veasey
     Velazquez
     Visclosky
     Wasserman Schultz
     Waters, Maxine
     Watson Coleman
     Welch
     Wild
     Wilson (FL)
     Yarmuth

                             NOT VOTING--75

     Allen
     Arrington
     Barr
     Black
     Buck
     Burgess
     Capuano
     Comer
     Comstock
     Conaway
     Costa
     Cramer
     Crawford
     Crowley
     Davis, Danny
     Davis, Rodney
     Denham
     Duncan (SC)
     Dunn
     Estes (KS)
     Gaetz
     Gianforte
     Gutierrez
     Hanabusa
     Hastings
     Hensarling
     Hultgren
     Issa
     Jenkins (KS)
     Jones (NC)
     Katko
     Keating
     Kind
     LaMalfa
     Lee
     Lewis (MN)
     Love
     Lowenthal
     Lujan Grisham, M.
     Lynch
     Marshall
     Messer
     Newhouse
     Noem
     O'Rourke
     Pearce
     Peterson
     Poe (TX)
     Polis
     Ratcliffe
     Reed
     Rosen
     Roskam
     Rouzer
     Russell
     Scott, Austin
     Scott, David
     Shea-Porter
     Sinema
     Smith (NE)
     Smith (TX)
     Smith (WA)
     Swalwell (CA)
     Takano
     Taylor
     Thompson (MS)
     Thompson (PA)
     Trott
     Tsongas
     Vela
     Walters, Mimi
     Walz
     Westerman
     Yoho
     Young (AK)

                              {time}  1531

  Mrs. BUSTOS changed her vote from ``aye'' to ``no.''
  Mr. PALMER changed his vote from ``no'' to ``aye.''
  So the motion to table was agreed to.
  The result of the vote was announced as above recorded.
  A motion to reconsider was laid on the table.

  Stated for:
  Mr. CONAWAY. Mr. Speaker, I was not present for this vote as I was at 
the White House for the signing of the 2018 Farm Bill.
  Had I been present, I would have voted ``YEA'' on rollcall No. 467.

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  Mr. ESTES of Kansas. Mr. Speaker, I was not present for rollcall vote 
No. 467 on Motion to Table. Had I been present, I would have voted 
``yea.''

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