CHILD PROTECTION IMPROVEMENTS ACT OF 2017; Congressional Record Vol. 164, No. 201
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               CHILD PROTECTION IMPROVEMENTS ACT OF 2017

  Mr. FRELINGHUYSEN. Mr. Speaker, pursuant to House Resolution 1183, I 
call up the bill (H.R. 695) to amend the National Child Protection Act 
of 1993 to establish a voluntary national criminal history background 
check system and criminal history review program for certain 
individuals who, related to their employment, have access to children, 
the elderly, or individuals with disabilities, and for other purposes, 
with the Senate amendment thereto, and ask for its immediate 
consideration.
  The Clerk read the title of the bill.
  The SPEAKER pro tempore (Mr. Byrne). The Clerk will designate the 
Senate amendment to the House amendment to the Senate amendment.
  Senate amendment to the House amendment to the Senate amendment:

       In lieu of the matter proposed to be inserted by the House 
     amendment, insert the following:

   DIVISION A--FURTHER ADDITIONAL CONTINUING APPROPRIATIONS ACT, 2019

       Sec. 101.  The Continuing Appropriations Act, 2019 
     (division C of Public Law 115-245) is further amended--
       (1) by striking the date specified in section 105(3) and 
     inserting ``February 8, 2019''; and
       (2) by adding after section 136 the following:
       ``Sec. 137.  Notwithstanding section 251(a)(1) of the 
     Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 and 
     the timetable in section 254(a) of such Act, the final 
     sequestration report for fiscal year 2019 pursuant to section 
     254(f)(1) of such Act and any order for fiscal year 2019 
     pursuant to section 254(f)(5) of such Act shall be issued, 
     for the Congressional Budget Office, 10 days after the date 
     specified in section 105(3), and for the Office of Management 
     and Budget, 15 days after the date specified in section 
     105(3).
       ``Sec. 138.  The authority provided under title XXI of the 
     Homeland Security Act of 2002 (6 U.S.C. 621 et seq.), as 
     amended by section 2(a) of the Protecting and Securing 
     Chemical Facilities from Terrorist Attacks Act of 2014 
     (Public Law 113-254), shall continue in effect through the 
     date specified in section 105(3).
       ``Sec. 139.  Section 319L(e)(1)(A) of the Public Health 
     Service Act (42 U.S.C. 247d-7e(e)(1)(A)) shall continue in 
     effect through the date specified in section 105(3) of this 
     Act.
       ``Sec. 140.  Section 405(a) of the Pandemic and All-Hazards 
     Preparedness Act (42 U.S.C. 247d-6a note) shall continue in 
     effect through the date specified in section 105(3) of this 
     Act.''.
       This division may be cited as the ``Further Additional 
     Continuing Appropriations Act, 2019''.

                     DIVISION B--MEDICAID EXTENDERS

     SEC. 101. EXTENSION OF MONEY FOLLOWS THE PERSON REBALANCING 
                   DEMONSTRATION.

       (a) General Funding.--Section 6071(h) of the Deficit 
     Reduction Act of 2005 (42 U.S.C. 1396a note) is amended--
       (1) in paragraph (1)--
       (A) in subparagraph (D), by striking ``and'' after the 
     semicolon;
       (B) in subparagraph (E), by striking the period at the end 
     and inserting ``; and''; and
       (C) by adding at the end the following:
       ``(F) subject to paragraph (3), $112,000,000 for fiscal 
     year 2019.'';
       (2) in paragraph (2)--
       (A) by striking ``Amounts made'' and inserting ``Subject to 
     paragraph (3), amounts made''; and
       (B) by striking ``September 30, 2016'' and inserting 
     ``September 30, 2021''; and
       (3) by adding at the end the following new paragraph:
       ``(3) Special rule for fy 2019.--Funds appropriated under 
     paragraph (1)(F) shall be made available for grants to States 
     only if such States have an approved MFP demonstration 
     project under this section as of December 31, 2018.''.
       (b) Funding for Quality Assurance and Improvement; 
     Technical Assistance; Oversight.--Section 6071(f) of the 
     Deficit Reduction Act of 2005 (42 U.S.C. 1396a note) is 
     amended by striking paragraph (2) and inserting the 
     following:
       ``(2) Funding.--From the amounts appropriated under 
     subsection (h)(1)(F) for fiscal year 2019, $500,000 shall be 
     available to the Secretary for such fiscal year to carry out 
     this subsection.''.
       (c) Technical Amendment.--Section 6071(b) of the Deficit 
     Reduction Act of 2005 (42 U.S.C. 1396a note) is amended by 
     adding at the end the following:
       ``(10) Secretary.--The term `Secretary' means the Secretary 
     of Health and Human Services.''.

     SEC. 102. EXTENSION OF PROTECTION FOR MEDICAID RECIPIENTS OF 
                   HOME AND COMMUNITY-BASED SERVICES AGAINST 
                   SPOUSAL IMPOVERISHMENT.

       (a) In General.--Section 2404 of Public Law 111-148 (42 
     U.S.C. 1396r-5 note) is amended by striking ``the 5-year 
     period that begins on January 1, 2014,'' and inserting ``the 
     period beginning on January 1, 2014, and ending on March 31, 
     2019,''.
       (b) Rule of Construction.--
       (1) Protecting state spousal income and asset disregard 
     flexibility under waivers and plan amendments.--Nothing in 
     section 2404 of Public Law 111-148 (42 U.S.C. 1396r-5 note) 
     or section 1924 of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1396r-
     5) shall be construed as prohibiting a State from 
     disregarding an individual's spousal income and assets under 
     a State waiver or plan amendment described in paragraph (2) 
     for purposes of making determinations of eligibility for home 
     and community-based services or home and community-based 
     attendant services and supports under such waiver or plan 
     amendment.
       (2) State waiver or plan amendment described.--A State 
     waiver or plan amendment described in this paragraph is any 
     of the following:
       (A) A waiver or plan amendment to provide medical 
     assistance for home and community-based services under a 
     waiver or plan amendment under subsection (c), (d), or (i) of 
     section 1915 of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1396n) or 
     under section 1115 of such Act (42 U.S.C. 1315).
       (B) A plan amendment to provide medical assistance for home 
     and community-based services for individuals by reason of 
     being determined eligible under section 1902(a)(10)(C) of 
     such Act (42 U.S.C. 1396a(a)(10)(C)) or by reason of section 
     1902(f) of such Act (42 U.S.C. 1396a(f)) or otherwise on the 
     basis of a reduction of income based on costs incurred for 
     medical or other remedial care under which the State 
     disregarded the income and assets of the individual's spouse 
     in determining the initial and ongoing financial eligibility 
     of an individual for such services in place of the spousal 
     impoverishment provisions applied under section 1924 of such 
     Act (42 U.S.C. 1396r-5).
       (C) A plan amendment to provide medical assistance for home 
     and community-based attendant services and supports under 
     section 1915(k) of such Act (42 U.S.C. 1396n(k)).

     SEC. 103. REDUCTION IN FMAP AFTER 2020 FOR STATES WITHOUT 
                   ASSET VERIFICATION PROGRAM.

       Section 1940 of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1396w) 
     is amended by adding at the end the following new subsection:
       ``(k) Reduction in FMAP After 2020 for Non-Compliant 
     States.--

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       ``(1) In general.--With respect to a calendar quarter 
     beginning on or after January 1, 2021, the Federal medical 
     assistance percentage otherwise determined under section 
     1905(b) for a non-compliant State shall be reduced--
       ``(A) for calendar quarters in 2021 and 2022, by 0.12 
     percentage points;
       ``(B) for calendar quarters in 2023, by 0.25 percentage 
     points;
       ``(C) for calendar quarters in 2024, by 0.35 percentage 
     points; and
       ``(D) for calendar quarters in 2025 and each year 
     thereafter, by 0.5 percentage points.
       ``(2) Non-compliant state defined.--For purposes of this 
     subsection, the term `non-compliant State' means a State--
       ``(A) that is one of the 50 States or the District of 
     Columbia;
       ``(B) with respect to which the Secretary has not approved 
     a State plan amendment submitted under subsection (a)(2); and
       ``(C) that is not operating, on an ongoing basis, an asset 
     verification program in accordance with this section.''.

     SEC. 104. MEDICAID IMPROVEMENT FUND.

       Section 1941(b)(1) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 
     1396w-1(b)(1)) is amended by striking ``$31,000,000'' and 
     inserting ``$6,000,000''.

     SEC. 105. BUDGETARY EFFECTS.

       (a) Statutory Paygo Scorecards.--The budgetary effects of 
     this division shall not be entered on either PAYGO scorecard 
     maintained pursuant to section 4(d) of the Statutory Pay-As-
     You-Go Act of 2010 (2 U.S.C. 933(d)).
       (b) Senate Paygo Scorecards.--The budgetary effects of this 
     division shall not be entered on any PAYGO scorecard 
     maintained for purposes of section 4106 of H. Con. Res. 71 
     (115th Congress).
       (c) Classification of Budgetary Effects.--Notwithstanding 
     Rule 3 of the Budget Scorekeeping Guidelines set forth in the 
     joint explanatory statement of the committee of conference 
     accompanying Conference Report 105-217 and section 250(c)(8) 
     of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 
     1985, the budgetary effects of this division shall not be 
     estimated--
       (1) for purposes of section 251 of such Act; and
       (2) for purposes of paragraph (4)(C) of section 3 of the 
     Statutory Pay-As-You-Go Act of 2010 as being included in an 
     appropriation Act.
       (d) PAYGO Annual Report.--For the purposes of the annual 
     report issued pursuant to section 5 of the Statutory Pay-As-
     You-Go Act of 2010 (2 U.S.C. 934) after adjournment of the 
     second session of the 115th Congress, and for determining 
     whether a sequestration order is necessary under such 
     section, the debit for the budget year on the 5-year 
     scorecard, if any, and the 10-year scorecard, if any, shall 
     be deducted from such scorecard in 2019 and added to such 
     scorecard in 2020.


                            Motion to Concur

  Mr. FRELINGHUYSEN. Mr. Speaker, I have a motion at the desk.
  The SPEAKER pro tempore. The Clerk will designate the motion.
  The text of the motion is as follows:

       Mr. Frelinghuysen moves that the House concur in the Senate 
     amendment to the House amendment to the Senate amendment to 
     H.R. 695 with an amendment consisting of the text of Rules 
     Committee Print 115-88.

  The SPEAKER pro tempore. Pursuant to House Resolution 1183, the 
amendment consisting of the text of Rules Committee Print 115-88 shall 
be considered as read.
  The text of the House amendment to the Senate amendment to the bill 
is as follows:

       In lieu of the matter proposed to be inserted by the 
     Senate, insert the following:

   DIVISION A--FURTHER ADDITIONAL CONTINUING APPROPRIATIONS ACT, 2019

       Sec. 101.  The Continuing Appropriations Act, 2019 
     (division C of Public Law 115-245) is further amended--
       (1) by striking the date specified in section 105(3) and 
     inserting ``February 8, 2019''; and
       (2) by adding after section 136 the following:
       ``Sec. 137.  Notwithstanding section 251(a)(1) of the 
     Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 and 
     the timetable in section 254(a) of such Act, the final 
     sequestration report for fiscal year 2019 pursuant to section 
     254(f)(1) of such Act and any order for fiscal year 2019 
     pursuant to section 254(f)(5) of such Act shall be issued, 
     for the Congressional Budget Office, 10 days after the date 
     specified in section 105(3), and for the Office of Management 
     and Budget, 15 days after the date specified in section 
     105(3).
       ``Sec. 138.  The authority provided under title XXI of the 
     Homeland Security Act of 2002 (6 U.S.C. 621 et seq.), as 
     amended by section 2(a) of the Protecting and Securing 
     Chemical Facilities from Terrorist Attacks Act of 2014 
     (Public Law 113-254), shall continue in effect through the 
     date specified in section 105(3).
       ``Sec. 139.  Section 319L(e)(1)(A) of the Public Health 
     Service Act (42 U.S.C. 247d-7e(e)(1)(A)) shall continue in 
     effect through the date specified in section 105(3) of this 
     Act.
       ``Sec. 140.  Section 405(a) of the Pandemic and All Hazards 
     Preparedness Act (42 U.S.C. 247d-6a note) shall continue in 
     effect through the date specified in section 105(3) of this 
     Act.
       ``Sec. 141.  Notwithstanding any other provision of this 
     Act, there is appropriated for `U.S. Customs and Border 
     Protection--Procurement, Construction, and Improvements' 
     $5,710,357,000 for fiscal year 2019, to remain available 
     until September 30, 2023.
       ``Sec. 142.  Notwithstanding section 101, section 230 of 
     division F of Public Law 115-141 shall not apply to amounts 
     made available by this Act.''.
       This division may be cited as the ``Further Additional 
     Continuing Appropriations Act, 2019''.

                     DIVISION B--MEDICAID EXTENDERS

     SEC. 101. EXTENSION OF MONEY FOLLOWS THE PERSON REBALANCING 
                   DEMONSTRATION.

       (a) General Funding.--Section 6071(h) of the Deficit 
     Reduction Act of 2005 (42 U.S.C. 1396a note) is amended--
       (1) in paragraph (1)--
       (A) in subparagraph (D), by striking ``and'' after the 
     semicolon;
       (B) in subparagraph (E), by striking the period at the end 
     and inserting ``; and''; and
       (C) by adding at the end the following:
       ``(F) subject to paragraph (3), $112,000,000 for fiscal 
     year 2019.'';
       (2) in paragraph (2)--
       (A) by striking ``Amounts made'' and inserting ``Subject to 
     paragraph (3), amounts made''; and
       (B) by striking ``September 30, 2016'' and inserting 
     ``September 30, 2021''; and
       (3) by adding at the end the following new paragraph:
       ``(3) Special rule for fy 2019.--Funds appropriated under 
     paragraph (1)(F) shall be made available for grants to States 
     only if such States have an approved MFP demonstration 
     project under this section as of December 31, 2018.''.
       (b) Funding for Quality Assurance and Improvement; 
     Technical Assistance; Oversight.--Section 6071(f) of the 
     Deficit Reduction Act of 2005 (42 U.S.C. 1396a note) is 
     amended by striking paragraph (2) and inserting the 
     following:
       ``(2) Funding.--From the amounts appropriated under 
     subsection (h)(1)(F) for fiscal year 2019, $500,000 shall be 
     available to the Secretary for such fiscal year to carry out 
     this subsection.''.
       (c) Technical Amendment.--Section 6071(b) of the Deficit 
     Reduction Act of 2005 (42 U.S.C. 1396a note) is amended by 
     adding at the end the following:
       ``(10) Secretary.--The term `Secretary' means the Secretary 
     of Health and Human Services.''.

     SEC. 102. EXTENSION OF PROTECTION FOR MEDICAID RECIPIENTS OF 
                   HOME AND COMMUNITY-BASED SERVICES AGAINST 
                   SPOUSAL IMPOVERISHMENT.

       (a) In General.--Section 2404 of Public Law 111-148 (42 
     U.S.C. 1396r-5 note) is amended by striking ``the 5-year 
     period that begins on January 1, 2014,'' and inserting ``the 
     period beginning on January 1, 2014, and ending on March 31, 
     2019,''.
       (b) Rule of Construction.--
       (1) Protecting state spousal income and asset disregard 
     flexibility under waivers and plan amendments.--Nothing in 
     section 2404 of Public Law 111-148 (42 U.S.C. 1396r-5 note) 
     or section 1924 of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1396r-
     5) shall be construed as prohibiting a State from 
     disregarding an individual's spousal income and assets under 
     a State waiver or plan amendment described in paragraph (2) 
     for purposes of making determinations of eligibility for home 
     and community-based services or home and community-based 
     attendant services and supports under such waiver or plan 
     amendment.
       (2) State waiver or plan amendment described.--A State 
     waiver or plan amendment described in this paragraph is any 
     of the following:
       (A) A waiver or plan amendment to provide medical 
     assistance for home and community-based services under a 
     waiver or plan amendment under subsection (c), (d), or (i) of 
     section 1915 of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1396n) or 
     under section 1115 of such Act (42 U.S.C. 1315).
       (B) A plan amendment to provide medical assistance for home 
     and community-based services for individuals by reason of 
     being determined eligible under section 1902(a)(10)(C) of 
     such Act (42 U.S.C. 1396a(a)(10)(C)) or by reason of section 
     1902(f) of such Act (42 U.S.C. 1396a(f)) or otherwise on the 
     basis of a reduction of income based on costs incurred for 
     medical or other remedial care under which the State 
     disregarded the income and assets of the individual's spouse 
     in determining the initial and ongoing financial eligibility 
     of an individual for such services in place of the spousal 
     impoverishment provisions applied under section 1924 of such 
     Act (42 U.S.C. 1396r-5).
       (C) A plan amendment to provide medical assistance for home 
     and community-based attendant services and supports under 
     section 1915(k) of such Act (42 U.S.C. 1396n(k)).

     SEC. 103. REDUCTION IN FMAP AFTER 2020 FOR STATES WITHOUT 
                   ASSET VERIFICATION PROGRAM.

       Section 1940 of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1396w) 
     is amended by adding at the end the following new subsection:
       ``(k) Reduction in FMAP After 2020 for Non-Compliant 
     States.--
       ``(1) In general.--With respect to a calendar quarter 
     beginning on or after January 1, 2021, the Federal medical 
     assistance percentage otherwise determined under section 
     1905(b) for a non-compliant State shall be reduced--
       ``(A) for calendar quarters in 2021 and 2022, by 0.12 
     percentage points;
       ``(B) for calendar quarters in 2023, by 0.25 percentage 
     points;
       ``(C) for calendar quarters in 2024, by 0.35 percentage 
     points; and
       ``(D) for calendar quarters in 2025 and each year 
     thereafter, by 0.5 percentage points.
       ``(2) Non-compliant state defined.--For purposes of this 
     subsection, the term `non-compliant State' means a State--
       ``(A) that is one of the 50 States or the District of 
     Columbia;

[[Page H10487]]

       ``(B) with respect to which the Secretary has not approved 
     a State plan amendment submitted under subsection (a)(2); and
       ``(C) that is not operating, on an ongoing basis, an asset 
     verification program in accordance with this section.''.

     SEC. 104. MEDICAID IMPROVEMENT FUND.

       Section 1941(b)(1) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 
     1396w-1(b)(1)) is amended by striking ``$31,000,000'' and 
     inserting ``$6,000,000''.

     SEC. 105. BUDGETARY EFFECTS.

       (a) Statutory Paygo Scorecards.--The budgetary effects of 
     this division shall not be entered on either PAYGO scorecard 
     maintained pursuant to section 4(d) of the Statutory Pay-As-
     You-Go Act of 2010 (2 U.S.C. 933(d)).
       (b) Senate Paygo Scorecards.--The budgetary effects of this 
     division shall not be entered on any PAYGO scorecard 
     maintained for purposes of section 4106 of H. Con. Res. 71 
     (115th Congress).
       (c) Classification of Budgetary Effects.--Notwithstanding 
     Rule 3 of the Budget Scorekeeping Guidelines set forth in the 
     joint explanatory statement of the committee of conference 
     accompanying Conference Report 105-217 and section 250(c)(8) 
     of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 
     1985, the budgetary effects of this division shall not be 
     estimated--
       (1) for purposes of section 251 of such Act; and
       (2) for purposes of paragraph (4)(C) of section 3 of the 
     Statutory Pay-As-You-Go Act of 2010 as being included in an 
     appropriation Act.
       (d) PAYGO Annual Report.--For the purposes of the annual 
     report issued pursuant to section 5 of the Statutory Pay-As-
     You-Go Act of 2010 (2 U.S.C. 934) after adjournment of the 
     second session of the 115th Congress, and for determining 
     whether a sequestration order is necessary under such 
     section, the debit for the budget year on the 5-year 
     scorecard, if any, and the 10-year scorecard, if any, shall 
     be deducted from such scorecard in 2019 and added to such 
     scorecard in 2020.

DIVISION C--ADDITIONAL SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATIONS FOR DISASTER RELIEF, 
                                  2019

       The following sums in this division are appropriated, out 
     of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, for 
     the fiscal year ending September 30, 2019, and for other 
     purposes, namely:

                                TITLE I

                       DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

                         AGRICULTURAL PROGRAMS

                   Processing, Research and Marketing

                        Office of the Secretary

       For an additional amount for the ``Office of the 
     Secretary'', $1,105,442,000, which shall remain available 
     until December 31, 2020, for necessary expenses related to 
     losses of crops (including milk), trees, bushes, and vines, 
     as a consequence of Hurricanes Michael and Florence, other 
     hurricanes, typhoons, volcanic activity, and wildfires 
     occurring in calendar year 2018 under such terms and 
     conditions as determined by the Secretary:  Provided, That 
     the Secretary where authorized may provide assistance for 
     such losses in the form of block grants to eligible states 
     and territories and such assistance may include compensation 
     to producers, as determined by the Secretary, for forest 
     restoration and poultry and livestock losses: Provided 
     further, That in the case of producers impacted by volcanic 
     activity that resulted in the loss of crop land, or access to 
     crop land, the Secretary shall consider all measures 
     available, as appropriate, to bring replacement land into 
     production:  Provided further, That the total amount of 
     payments received under this heading and applicable policies 
     of crop insurance under the Federal Crop Insurance Act (7 
     U.S.C. 1501 et seq.) or the Noninsured Crop Disaster 
     Assistance Program (NAP) under section 196 of the Federal 
     Agriculture Improvement and Reform Act of 1996 (7 U.S.C. 
     7333) shall not exceed 85 percent of the loss as determined 
     by the Secretary:  Provided further, That the total amount of 
     payments received under this heading for producers who did 
     not obtain a policy or plan of insurance for an insurable 
     commodity for the applicable crop year under the Federal Crop 
     Insurance Act (7 U.S.C. 1501 et seq.) for the crop incurring 
     the losses or did not file the required paperwork and pay the 
     service fee by the applicable State filing deadline for a 
     noninsurable commodity for the applicable crop year under NAP 
     for the crop incurring the losses shall not exceed 65 percent 
     of the loss as determined by the Secretary:  Provided 
     further, That producers receiving payments under this 
     heading, as determined by the Secretary, shall be required to 
     purchase crop insurance where crop insurance is available for 
     the next two available crop years, excluding tree insurance 
     policies, and producers receiving payments under this heading 
     shall be required to purchase coverage under NAP where crop 
     insurance is not available in the next two available crop 
     years, as determined by the Secretary:  Provided further, 
     That, not later than 120 days after the end of fiscal year 
     2018, the Secretary shall submit a report to the Congress 
     specifying the type, amount, and method of such assistance by 
     state and territory:  Provided further, That such amount is 
     designated by the Congress as being for an emergency 
     requirement pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A)(i) of the 
     Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985.

                          Farm Service Agency

                  emergency forest restoration program

       For an additional amount for the ``Emergency Forest 
     Restoration Program'', for necessary expenses related to the 
     consequences of Hurricanes Michael and Florence and wildfires 
     occurring in calendar year 2018, and other natural disasters, 
     $200,000,000, to remain available until expended:  Provided, 
     That such amount is designated by the Congress as being for 
     an emergency requirement pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A)(i) 
     of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 
     1985.

                 Natural Resources Conservation Service

               watershed and flood prevention operations

       For an additional amount for ``Watershed and Flood 
     Prevention Operations'', for necessary expenses for the 
     Emergency Watershed Protection Program related to the 
     consequences of Hurricanes Michael and Florence and of 
     wildfires occurring in calendar year 2018, and other natural 
     disasters, $125,000,000, to remain available until expended:  
     Provided, That such amount is designated by the Congress as 
     being for an emergency requirement pursuant to section 
     251(b)(2)(A)(i) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit 
     Control Act of 1985.

                           Rural Development

               rural community facilities program account

       For an additional amount for ``Rural Community Facilities 
     Program Account'', $8,000,000, to remain available until 
     September 30, 2020, for Community Facilities Technical 
     Assistance and Training Grants pursuant to section 306(a)(26) 
     of the Consolidated Farm and Rural Development Act to assist 
     recovering communities in identifying public and private 
     resources to address identified community facility needs 
     related to disaster relief, long-term recovery, and economic 
     revitalization as a consequence of Hurricanes Michael and 
     Florence:  Provided, That such amount is designated by the 
     Congress as being for an emergency requirement pursuant to 
     section 251(b)(2)(A)(i) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency 
     Deficit Control Act of 1985.

                     GENERAL PROVISIONS--THIS TITLE

       Sec. 101.  Notwithstanding section 3(r) of the Food and 
     Nutrition Act of 2008 (7 U.S.C. 2028), not to exceed 
     $8,500,000 of funds made available for the contingency 
     reserve under the heading ``Supplemental Nutrition Assistance 
     Program'' of division A of Public Law 115-31 shall be 
     available for the Secretary to provide a grant to the 
     Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands for disaster 
     nutrition assistance in response to the Presidentially 
     declared major disasters and emergencies:  Provided, That 
     funds made available to the Commonwealth of the Northern 
     Mariana Islands under this section shall remain available for 
     obligation by the Commonwealth until September 30, 2020, and 
     shall be in addition to funds otherwise made available:  
     Provided further, That such amount is designated by the 
     Congress as being for an emergency requirement pursuant to 
     section 251(b)(2)(A)(i) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency 
     Deficit Control Act of 1985.
       Sec. 102.  For purposes of administering Title I of 
     Subdivision 1 of Division B of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 
     2018 (Public Law 115-123), losses to agricultural producers 
     resulting from hurricanes shall also include losses incurred 
     from Tropical Storm Cindy and losses of peach and blueberry 
     crops in calendar year 2017 due to extreme cold:  Provided, 
     That the amounts provided by this section are designated by 
     the Congress as being for an emergency requirement pursuant 
     to section 251(b)(2)(A)(i) of the Balanced Budget and 
     Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985:  Provided further, 
     That amounts repurposed under this heading that were 
     previously designated by the Congress as an emergency 
     requirement pursuant to the Balanced Budget and Emergency 
     Deficit Control Act of 1985 are designated by the Congress as 
     an emergency requirement pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A)(i) 
     of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 
     1985.

                                TITLE II

                         DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

                  Economic Development Administration

                economic development assistance programs

                     (including transfers of funds)

       Pursuant to section 703 of the Public Works and Economic 
     Development Act (42 U.S.C. 3233), for an additional amount 
     for ``Economic Development Assistance Programs'' for 
     necessary expenses related to flood mitigation, disaster 
     relief, long-term recovery, and restoration of infrastructure 
     in areas that received a major disaster designation as a 
     result of Hurricanes Florence, Michael and Lane, Typhoons 
     Yutu and Mangkhut, and of wildfires, volcanic eruptions and 
     other natural disasters occurring in calendar year 2018 under 
     the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency 
     Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 5121 et seq.), $300,000,000, to 
     remain available until expended:  Provided, That such amount 
     is designated by the Congress as being for an emergency 
     requirement pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A)(i) of the 
     Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985:  
     Provided further, That within the amount appropriated, up to 
     2 percent of funds may be transferred to the ``Salaries and 
     Expenses'' account for administration and oversight 
     activities:  Provided further, That within the amount 
     appropriated, $1,000,000 shall be transferred to the ``Office 
     of Inspector General'' account for carrying out 
     investigations and audits related to the funding provided 
     under this heading.

            National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

                  operations, research, and facilities

       For an additional amount for ``Operations, Research, and 
     Facilities'' for necessary expenses related to the 
     consequences of Hurricanes Florence and Michael, Typhoon 
     Yutu, and of wildfires occurring in calendar year 2018, 
     $70,570,000, to remain available until September 30, 2020, as 
     follows:
       (1) $3,000,000 for repair and replacement of observing 
     assets, real property, and equipment;
       (2) $11,000,000 for marine debris assessment and removal;

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       (3) $31,570,000 for mapping, charting, and geodesy 
     services; and
       (4) $25,000,000 to improve (a) hurricane intensity 
     forecasting, including through deployment of unmanned ocean 
     observing platforms and enhanced data assimilation; (b) flood 
     prediction, forecasting, and mitigation capabilities; and (c) 
     wildfire prediction, detection, and forecasting:
       Provided, That such amount is designated by the Congress as 
     being for an emergency requirement pursuant to section 
     251(b)(2)(A)(i) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit 
     Control Act of 1985: Provided further, That the National 
     Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration shall submit a 
     spending plan to the Committees on Appropriations of the 
     House of Representatives and the Senate for funding provided 
     under subsection (4) of this heading within 45 days after the 
     date of enactment of this Act.

               procurement, acquisition and construction

       For an additional amount for ``Procurement, Acquisition and 
     Construction'', $25,000,000, to remain available until 
     September 30, 2021, for improvements to operational and 
     research weather supercomputing infrastructure and satellite 
     ground services used for hurricane intensity and track 
     prediction; flood prediction, forecasting, and mitigation; 
     and wildfire prediction, detection, and forecasting:  
     Provided, That such amount is designated by the Congress as 
     being for an emergency requirement pursuant to section 
     251(b)(2)(A)(i) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit 
     Control Act of 1985:  Provided further, That the National 
     Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration shall submit a 
     spending plan to the Committees on Appropriations of the 
     House of Representatives and the Senate within 45 days after 
     the date of enactment of this Act.

                      fishery disaster assistance

       For an additional amount for ``Fishery Disaster 
     Assistance'' for necessary expenses associated with the 
     mitigation of fishery disasters, $82,000,000, to remain 
     available until expended:  Provided, That funds shall be used 
     for mitigating the effects of commercial fishery failures and 
     fishery resource disasters declared by the Secretary of 
     Commerce, as well as those declared by the Secretary to be a 
     direct result of Hurricanes Florence and Michael and Typhoons 
     Yutu and Mangkhut:  Provided further, That such amount is 
     designated by the Congress as being for an emergency 
     requirement pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A)(i) of the 
     Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985.

                         DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

                     United States Marshals Service

                         salaries and expenses

       For an additional amount for ``Salaries and Expenses'' for 
     necessary expenses related to the consequences of Hurricanes 
     Florence and Michael, and Typhoon Yutu, $1,336,000: Provided, 
     That such amount is designated by the Congress as being for 
     an emergency requirement pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A)(i) 
     of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 
     1985.

                         FEDERAL PRISON SYSTEM

                        buildings and facilities

       For an additional amount for ``Buildings and Facilities'' 
     for necessary expenses related to the consequences of 
     Hurricanes Florence and Michael and Typhoon Yutu, 
     $28,400,000, to remain available until expended:  Provided, 
     That such amount is designated by the Congress as being for 
     an emergency requirement pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A)(i) 
     of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 
     1985.

                            RELATED AGENCIES

                       Legal Services Corporation

               payment to the legal services corporation

       For an additional amount for ``Payment to the Legal 
     Services Corporation'' to carry out the purposes of the Legal 
     Services Corporation Act by providing for necessary expenses 
     related to the consequences of Hurricanes Florence and 
     Michael, Typhoons Yutu and Mangkhut, and calendar year 2018 
     wildfires and volcanic eruptions, $5,000,000:  Provided, That 
     the amount made available under this heading shall be used 
     only to provide the mobile resources, technology, and 
     disaster coordinators necessary to provide storm-related 
     services to the Legal Services Corporation client population 
     and only in the areas significantly affected by Hurricanes 
     Florence and Michael, Typhoons Yutu and Mangkhut, and 
     calendar year 2018 wildfires and volcanic eruptions:  
     Provided further, That such amount is designated by the 
     Congress as being for an emergency requirement pursuant to 
     section 251(b)(2)(A)(i) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency 
     Deficit Control Act of 1985:  Provided further, That none of 
     the funds appropriated in this division to the Legal Services 
     Corporation shall be expended for any purpose prohibited or 
     limited by, or contrary to any of the provisions of, sections 
     501, 502, 503, 504, 505, and 506 of Public Law 105-119, and 
     all funds appropriated in this division to the Legal Services 
     Corporation shall be subject to the same terms and conditions 
     set forth in such sections, except that all references in 
     sections 502 and 503 to 1997 and 1998 shall be deemed to 
     refer instead to 2018 and 2019, respectively, and except that 
     sections 501 and 503 of Public Law 104-134 (referenced by 
     Public Law 105-119) shall not apply to the amount made 
     available under this heading:  Provided further, That, for 
     the purposes of this division, the Legal Services Corporation 
     shall be considered an agency of the United States 
     Government.

                               TITLE III

                         DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

                    DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE--MILITARY

                       OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE

                Operation and Maintenance, Marine Corps

       For an additional amount for ``Operation and Maintenance, 
     Marine Corps'', $200,000,000, for necessary expenses related 
     to the consequences of Hurricanes Michael and Florence:  
     Provided, That such amount is designated by the Congress as 
     being for an emergency requirement pursuant to section 
     251(b)(2)(A)(i) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit 
     Control Act of 1985.

                  Operation and Maintenance, Air Force

       For an additional amount for ``Operation and Maintenance, 
     Air Force'', $400,000,000, for necessary expenses related to 
     the consequences of Hurricanes Michael and Florence:  
     Provided, That such amount is designated by the Congress as 
     being for an emergency requirement pursuant to section 
     251(b)(2)(A)(i) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit 
     Control Act of 1985.

                                TITLE IV

                       CORPS OF ENGINEERS--CIVIL

                         DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY

                             investigations

       For an additional amount for ``Investigations'' for 
     necessary expenses related to the completion, or initiation 
     and completion, of flood and storm damage reduction, 
     including shore protection, studies which are currently 
     authorized or which are authorized after the date of 
     enactment of this division, to reduce risk from future floods 
     and hurricanes, at full Federal expense, $50,000,000, to 
     remain available until expended:  Provided, That funds made 
     available under this heading shall be for high-priority 
     studies of projects in States that were impacted by Hurricane 
     Florence:  Provided further, That such amount is designated 
     by the Congress as being for an emergency requirement 
     pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A)(i) of the Balanced Budget 
     and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985:  Provided further, 
     That the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works 
     shall provide a monthly report directly to the Committees on 
     Appropriations of the House of Representatives and the Senate 
     detailing the allocation and obligation of these funds, 
     including new studies selected to be initiated using funds 
     provided under this heading, beginning not later than 60 days 
     after the enactment of this division.

                              construction

       For an additional amount for ``Construction'', 
     $250,000,000, to construct flood and storm damage reduction, 
     including shore protection, projects which are currently 
     authorized or which are authorized after the date of 
     enactment of this division, and flood and storm damage 
     reduction, including shore protection, projects which have 
     signed Chief's Reports as of the date of enactment of this 
     division or which are studied using funds provided under the 
     heading ``Investigations'' if the Secretary determines such 
     projects to be technically feasible, economically justified, 
     and environmentally acceptable, in States that were impacted 
     by Hurricane Florence:  Provided, That for projects receiving 
     funding under this heading, the provisions of section 902 of 
     the Water Resources Development Act of 1986 shall not apply 
     to these funds:  Provided further, That the completion of 
     ongoing construction projects receiving funds provided under 
     this heading shall be at full Federal expense with respect to 
     such funds:  Provided further, That using funds provided 
     under this heading, the non-Federal cash contribution for 
     projects eligible for funding pursuant to the first proviso 
     shall be financed in accordance with the provisions of 
     section 103(k) of Public Law 99-662 over a period of 30 years 
     from the date of completion of the project or separable 
     element:  Provided further, That not less than $15,000,000 of 
     the funds made available under this heading shall be used for 
     continuing authorities projects to reduce the risk of 
     flooding and storm damage:  Provided further, That any 
     projects using funds appropriated under this heading shall be 
     initiated only after non-Federal interests have entered into 
     binding agreements with the Secretary requiring, where 
     applicable, the non-Federal interests to pay 100 percent of 
     the operation, maintenance, repair, replacement, and 
     rehabilitation costs of the project and to hold and save the 
     United States free from damages due to the construction or 
     operation and maintenance of the project, except for damages 
     due to the fault or negligence of the United States or its 
     contractors:  Provided further, That such amount is 
     designated by the Congress as being for an emergency 
     requirement pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A)(i) of the 
     Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985:  
     Provided further, That the Assistant Secretary of the Army 
     for Civil Works shall provide a monthly report directly to 
     the Committees on Appropriations of the House of 
     Representatives and the Senate detailing the allocation and 
     obligation of these funds, beginning not later than 60 days 
     after the enactment of this division.

                   mississippi river and tributaries

       For an additional amount for ``Mississippi River and 
     Tributaries'' for necessary expenses to address emergency 
     situations at Corps of Engineers projects and rehabilitate 
     and repair damages to Corps of Engineers projects, caused by 
     natural disasters, $225,000,000, to remain available until 
     expended:  Provided, That such amount is designated by the 
     Congress as being for an emergency requirement pursuant to 
     section 251(b)(2)(A)(i) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency 
     Deficit Control Act of 1985:  Provided further, That the 
     Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works shall provide 
     a monthly report directly to the Committees on Appropriations 
     of the House of Representatives and the Senate detailing the 
     allocation and obligation of these funds, beginning not later 
     than 60 days after the enactment of this Act.

                       operation and maintenance

       For an additional amount for ``Operation and Maintenance'' 
     for necessary expenses to dredge Federal navigation projects 
     in response to, and repair damages to Corps of Engineers 
     Federal

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     projects caused by, natural disasters, $245,000,000, to 
     remain available until expended, of which such sums as are 
     necessary to cover the Federal share of eligible operation 
     and maintenance costs for coastal harbors and channels, and 
     for inland harbors shall be derived from the Harbor 
     Maintenance Trust Fund:  Provided, That such amount is 
     designated by the Congress as being for an emergency 
     requirement pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A)(i) of the 
     Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985:  
     Provided further, That the Assistant Secretary of the Army 
     for Civil Works shall provide a monthly report directly to 
     the Committees on Appropriations of the House of 
     Representatives and the Senate detailing the allocation and 
     obligation of these funds, beginning not later than 60 days 
     after the enactment of this Act.

                       DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

                          Central Utah Project

                central utah project completion account

       For an additional amount for ``Central Utah Project 
     Completion Account'', $350,000, to be deposited into the Utah 
     Reclamation Mitigation and Conservation Account for use by 
     the Utah Reclamation Mitigation and Conservation Commission, 
     to remain available until expended, for expenses necessary in 
     carrying out fire remediation activities related to wildfires 
     in 2018:  Provided, That such amount is designated by the 
     Congress as being for an emergency requirement pursuant to 
     section 251(b)(2)(A)(i) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency 
     Deficit Control Act of 1985.

                         Bureau of Reclamation

                      water and related resources

       For an additional amount for ``Water and Related 
     Resources'', $15,500,000, to remain available until expended, 
     for fire remediation and suppression emergency assistance 
     related to wildfires in 2017 and 2018:  Provided, That such 
     amount is designated by the Congress as being for an 
     emergency requirement pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A)(i) of 
     the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 
     1985.

                                TITLE V

                    DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

                              Coast Guard

                         operations and support

       For an additional amount for ``Operations and Support'' for 
     necessary expenses related to the consequences of Hurricanes 
     Michael, Florence, and Lane, Tropical Storm Gordon, and 
     Typhoon Mangkhut, $46,977,000, to remain available until 
     September 30, 2020:  Provided, That such amount is designated 
     by the Congress as being for an emergency requirement 
     pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A)(i) of the Balanced Budget 
     and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985.

                environmental compliance and restoration

       For an additional amount for ``Environmental Compliance and 
     Restoration'' for necessary expenses related to the 
     consequences of Hurricanes Michael and Florence, $2,000,000, 
     to remain available until September 30, 2023:  Provided, That 
     such amount is designated by the Congress as being for an 
     emergency requirement pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A)(i) of 
     the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 
     1985.

              procurement, construction, and improvements

       For an additional amount for ``Procurement, Construction, 
     and Improvements'' for necessary expenses related to the 
     consequences of Hurricanes Michael, Florence, and Lane, 
     Tropical Storm Gordon, and Typhoon Mangkhut, $194,755,000, to 
     remain available until September 30, 2023:  Provided, That, 
     not later than 60 days after enactment of this Act, the 
     Secretary of Homeland Security, or her designee, shall submit 
     to the Committees on Appropriations of the House of 
     Representatives and the Senate a detailed expenditure plan 
     for funds appropriated under this heading:  Provided further, 
     That such amount is designated by the Congress as being for 
     an emergency requirement pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A)(i) 
     of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 
     1985.

                                TITLE VI

                       DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

                United States Fish and Wildlife Service

                              construction

       For an additional amount for ``Construction'' for necessary 
     expenses related to the consequences of Hurricanes Florence, 
     Lane, and Michael, flooding associated with major declared 
     disaster DR 4365, and calendar year 2018 earthquakes, 
     $32,400,000, to remain available until expended:  Provided, 
     That such amount is designated by the Congress as being for 
     an emergency requirement pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A)(i) 
     of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 
     1985.

                         National Park Service

                       historic preservation fund

       For an additional amount for the ``Historic Preservation 
     Fund'' for necessary expenses related to the consequences of 
     Hurricanes Florence and Michael, and Typhoon Yutu, 
     $50,000,000, to remain available until September 30, 2022, 
     including costs to States and territories necessary to 
     complete compliance activities required by section 306108 of 
     title 54, United States Code (formerly section 106 of the 
     National Historic Preservation Act) and costs needed to 
     administer the program:  Provided, That grants shall only be 
     available for areas that have received a major disaster 
     declaration pursuant to the Robert T. Stafford Disaster 
     Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 5121 et seq.): 
      Provided further, That individual grants shall not be 
     subject to a non-Federal matching requirement:  Provided 
     further, That such amount is designated by the Congress as 
     being for an emergency requirement pursuant to section 
     251(b)(2)(A)(i) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit 
     Control Act of 1985.

                              construction

       For an additional amount for ``Construction'' for necessary 
     expenses related to the consequences of Hurricanes Florence 
     and Michael, Typhoons Yutu and Mangkhut, calendar year 2018 
     wildfires, earthquakes, and volcanic eruptions, $78,000,000, 
     to remain available until expended:  Provided, That such 
     amount is designated by the Congress as being for an 
     emergency requirement pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A)(i) of 
     the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 
     1985.

                    United States Geological Survey

                 surveys, investigations, and research

       For an additional amount for ``Surveys, Investigations, and 
     Research'' for necessary expenses related to the consequences 
     of Hurricanes Florence and Michael, earthquake damage 
     associated with emergency declaration EM 3410, and in those 
     areas impacted by a major disaster declared pursuant to the 
     Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance 
     Act (42 U.S.C. 5121 et seq.) with respect to calendar year 
     2018 wildfires or volcanic eruptions, $69,500,000, to remain 
     available until expended:  Provided, That of this amount, 
     $43,310,000 is for costs related to the repair and 
     replacement of equipment and facilities damaged by disasters 
     in 2018:  Provided further, That, not later than 90 days 
     after enactment of this Act, the Survey shall submit a report 
     to the Committees on Appropriations that describes the 
     potential options to replace the facility damaged by the 2018 
     volcano disaster along with cost estimates and a description 
     of how the Survey will provide direct access for monitoring 
     volcanic activity and the potential threat to at-risk 
     communities:  Provided further, That such amount is 
     designated by the Congress as being for an emergency 
     requirement pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A)(i) of the 
     Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985.

                          Departmental Offices

                            Insular Affairs

                       assistance to territories

       For an additional amount for ``Technical Assistance'' for 
     financial management expenses related to the consequences of 
     Typhoon Yutu, $2,000,000, to remain available until expended: 
      Provided, That such amount is designated by the Congress as 
     being for an emergency requirement pursuant to section 
     251(b)(2)(A)(i) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit 
     Control Act of 1985.

                      Office of Inspector General

                         salaries and expenses

       For an additional amount for ``Salaries and Expenses'' for 
     necessary expenses related to the consequences of major 
     disasters declared pursuant to the Robert T. Stafford 
     Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 5121 
     et. seq.) in 2018, $1,000,000, to remain available until 
     expended:  Provided, That such amount is designated by the 
     Congress as being for an emergency requirement pursuant to 
     section 251(b)(2)(A)(i) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency 
     Deficit Control Act of 1985.

                            RELATED AGENCIES

                    Environmental Protection Agency

                         science and technology

       For an additional amount for ``Science and Technology'' for 
     necessary expenses related to improving preparedness of the 
     water sector, $600,000, to remain available until expended:  
     Provided, That such amount is designated by the Congress as 
     being for an emergency requirement pursuant to section 
     251(b)(2)(A)(i) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit 
     Control Act of 1985.

          leaking underground storage tank trust fund program

       For an additional amount for ``Leaking Underground Storage 
     Tank Fund'' for necessary expenses related to the 
     consequences of Hurricanes Florence and Michael, and Typhoon 
     Yutu, $1,500,000, to remain available until expended:  
     Provided, That such amount is designated by the Congress as 
     being for an emergency requirement pursuant to section 
     251(b)(2)(A)(i) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit 
     Control Act of 1985.

                   state and tribal assistance grants

       For an additional amount for ``State and Tribal Assistance 
     Grants'' for necessary expenses related to the consequences 
     of Hurricanes Florence and Michael for the hazardous waste 
     financial assistance grants program, $1,000,000, to remain 
     available until expended; for necessary expenses related to 
     the consequences of Typhoon Yutu for the hazardous waste 
     financial assistance grants program and for other solid waste 
     management activities, $56,000,000, to remain available until 
     expended; and for grants under section 106 of the Federal 
     Water Pollution Control Act, $5,000,000, to remain available 
     until expended, to address impacts of Hurricane Florence, 
     Hurricane Michael, Typhoon Yutu, and calendar year 2018 
     wildfires, notwithstanding paragraphs (b), (e), and (f), of 
     such section:  Provided, That such amounts are designated by 
     the Congress as being for an emergency requirement pursuant 
     to section 251(b)(2)(A)(i) of the Balanced Budget and 
     Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985.

                       DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

                             Forest Service

                     forest and rangeland research

       For an additional amount for ``Forest and Rangeland 
     Research'' for necessary expenses related to the consequences 
     of Hurricanes Florence and Michael, and calendar year 2018 
     wildfires, $1,000,000, to remain available until

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     expended for the forest inventory and analysis program:  
     Provided, That such amount is designated by the Congress as 
     being for an emergency requirement pursuant to section 
     251(b)(2)(A)(i) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit 
     Control Act of 1985.

                       state and private forestry

       For an additional amount for ``State and Private Forestry'' 
     for necessary expenses related to the consequences of 
     Hurricanes Florence and Michael, and calendar year 2018 
     wildfires, $2,000,000, to remain available until expended:  
     Provided, That such amount is designated by the Congress as 
     being for an emergency requirement pursuant to section 
     251(b)(2)(A)(i) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit 
     Control Act of 1985.

                         national forest system

       For an additional amount for ``National Forest System'' for 
     necessary expenses related to the consequences of Hurricanes 
     Florence and Michael, and calendar year 2018 wildfires, 
     $63,960,000, to remain available until expended:  Provided, 
     That such amount is designated by the Congress as being for 
     an emergency requirement pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A)(i) 
     of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 
     1985.

                  capital improvement and maintenance

       For an additional amount for ``Capital Improvement and 
     Maintenance'' for necessary expenses related to the 
     consequences of Hurricanes Florence and Michael, and calendar 
     year 2018 wildfires, $36,040,000, to remain available until 
     expended:  Provided, That such amount is designated by the 
     Congress as being for an emergency requirement pursuant to 
     section 251(b)(2)(A)(i) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency 
     Deficit Control Act of 1985.

                        wildland fire management

                     (including transfers of funds)

       For an additional amount for ``Wildland Fire Management'', 
     $720,271,000, to remain available through September 30, 2022, 
     for urgent wildland fire suppression operations:  Provided, 
     That such funds shall be solely available to be transferred 
     to and merged with other appropriations accounts from which 
     funds were previously transferred for wildland fire 
     suppression in fiscal year 2018 to fully repay those amounts: 
      Provided further, That such amount is designated by the 
     Congress as an emergency requirement pursuant to section 
     251(b)(2)(A)(i) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit 
     Control Act of 1985.

                     GENERAL PROVISION--THIS TITLE

       Sec. 601.  Not later than 45 days after enactment, the 
     Agencies receiving funds appropriated by this title shall 
     provide a detailed operating plan of anticipated uses of 
     funds made available in this title by State and Territory, 
     and by program, project, or activity, to the Committees on 
     Appropriations:  Provided, That no funds shall be obligated 
     before the operating plans are provided to the Committees:  
     Provided further, That such plans shall be updated, including 
     obligations to date, and submitted to the Committees on 
     Appropriations every 60 days until all funds are expended.

                               TITLE VII

                DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

                Administration for Children and Families

                children and families services programs

       For an additional amount for ``Children and Families 
     Services Programs'', $25,000,000, to remain available until 
     September 30, 2021, for Head Start programs, for necessary 
     expenses directly related to the consequences of Hurricanes 
     Florence and Michael, Typhoons Mangkhut and Yutu, and 
     wildfires occurring in 2018 in those areas for which a major 
     disaster or emergency has been declared under section 401 or 
     501 of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency 
     Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 5170 and 5190), including making 
     payments under the Head Start Act:  Provided, That none of 
     the funds appropriated in this paragraph shall be included in 
     the calculation of the ``base grant'' in subsequent fiscal 
     years, as such term is defined in sections 640(a)(7)(A), 
     641A(h)(1)(B), or 645(d)(3) of the Head Start Act:  Provided 
     further, That funds appropriated in this paragraph are not 
     subject to the allocation requirements of section 640(a) of 
     the Head Start Act:  Provided further, That funds 
     appropriated in this paragraph shall not be available for 
     costs that are reimbursed by the Federal Emergency Management 
     Agency, under a contract for insurance, or by self-insurance: 
      Provided further, That up to $500,000 shall be available for 
     Federal administrative expenses:  Provided further, That 
     obligations incurred for the purposes provided herein prior 
     to the date of enactment of this Act may be charged to funds 
     appropriated under this heading:  Provided further, That such 
     amount is designated by the Congress as being for an 
     emergency requirement pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A)(i) of 
     the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 
     1985.

                        Office of the Secretary

            public health and social services emergency fund

                     (including transfers of funds)

       For an additional amount for the ``Public Health and Social 
     Services Emergency Fund'', $15,500,000, to remain available 
     until September 30, 2020, for necessary expenses directly 
     related to the consequences of Hurricanes Florence and 
     Michael, Typhoons Mangkhut and Yutu, and wildfires occurring 
     in calendar year 2018 in those areas for which a major 
     disaster or emergency has been declared under section 401 or 
     501 of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency 
     Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 5170 and 5190) (referred to under 
     this heading as ``covered disaster or emergency''), including 
     activities authorized under section 319(a) of the Public 
     Health Service Act (referred to in this title as the ``PHS 
     Act''):  Provided, That of the amount provided, $7,500,000 
     shall be transferred to ``Health Resources and Services 
     Administration--Primary Health Care'', for expenses directly 
     related to the covered disaster or emergency for disaster 
     response and recovery, for the Health Centers Program under 
     section 330 of the PHS Act, including alteration, renovation, 
     construction, equipment, and other capital improvement costs 
     as necessary to meet the needs of areas affected by a covered 
     disaster or emergency:  Provided further, That the time 
     limitation in section 330(e)(3) of the PHS Act shall not 
     apply to funds made available under the preceding proviso:  
     Provided further, That of the amount provided, not less than 
     $7,500,000 shall be transferred to ``Substance Abuse and 
     Mental Health Services Administration--Health Surveillance 
     and Program Support'' for grants, contracts, and cooperative 
     agreements for behavioral health treatment, crisis 
     counseling, treatment of substance abuse disorders, and other 
     related helplines, and for other similar programs to provide 
     support to a covered disaster or emergency:  Provided 
     further, That of the amount provided, up to $500,000, to 
     remain available until expended, shall be transferred to 
     ``Office of the Secretary--Office of Inspector General'' for 
     oversight of activities responding to such hurricanes, 
     typhoons, and wildfires:  Provided further, That such amount 
     is designated by the Congress as being for an emergency 
     requirement pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A)(i) of the 
     Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985.

                        DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

                      Hurricane Education Recovery

                     (including transfer of funds)

       For an additional amount for ``Hurricane Education 
     Recovery'', $50,000,000, to remain available through 
     September 30, 2021, for necessary expenses related to the 
     consequences of Hurricanes Florence and Michael, Typhoons 
     Mangkhut and Yutu, and wildfires or earthquakes occurring in 
     2018 in those areas for which a major disaster or emergency 
     has been declared under sections 401 or 501 of the Robert T. 
     Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (42 
     U.S.C. 5170 and 5190) (referred to under this heading as 
     ``covered disaster or emergency''), for assisting in meeting 
     the educational needs of individuals affected by a covered 
     disaster or emergency:  Provided, That such assistance may be 
     provided through any of the programs authorized under this 
     heading in title VIII of subdivision 1 of division B of 
     Public Law 115-123 (as amended by Public Law 115-141), as 
     determined by the Secretary of Education, and subject to the 
     terms and conditions that applied to those program, except 
     that the Secretary shall understand references to dates and 
     school years in Public Law 115-123 to be the corresponding 
     dates and school years for the covered disaster or emergency: 
      Provided further, That the Secretary of Education may 
     determine the amounts to be used for each such program:  
     Provided further, That $500,000 of the funds made available 
     under this heading, to remain available until expended, shall 
     be transferred to the Office of the Inspector General of the 
     Department of Education for oversight of activities supported 
     with funds appropriated under this heading, and up to 
     $500,000 of the funds made available under this heading shall 
     be for program administration:  Provided further, That such 
     amount is designated by the Congress as being for an 
     emergency requirement pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A)(i) of 
     the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 
     1985.

                     GENERAL PROVISIONS--THIS TITLE

       Sec. 701.  Not later than 30 days after enactment of this 
     Act, the Secretaries of Health and Human Services and 
     Education shall provide a detailed spend plan of anticipated 
     uses of funds made available in this title, including 
     estimated personnel and administrative costs, to the 
     Committees on Appropriations:  Provided, That such plans 
     shall be updated and submitted to the Committees on 
     Appropriations every 60 days until all funds are expended or 
     expire.
       Sec. 702.  Unless otherwise provided for by this title, the 
     additional amounts appropriated by this title to 
     appropriations accounts shall be available under the 
     authorities and conditions applicable to such appropriations 
     accounts for fiscal year 2019.

                               TITLE VIII

                           LEGISLATIVE BRANCH

                    GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY OFFICE

                         Salaries and Expenses

       For an additional amount for ``Salaries and Expenses'', 
     $4,000,000, to remain available until expended, for audits 
     and investigations relating to Hurricanes Florence, Lane, and 
     Michael, Typhoons Yutu and Mangkhut, the 2018 wildfires and 
     volcano eruptions, and other disasters declared pursuant to 
     the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency 
     Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 5121 et seq.):  Provided, That not 
     later than 90 days after the date of enactment of this Act, 
     the Government Accountability Office shall submit to the 
     Committees on Appropriations of the House of Representatives 
     and the Senate a spend plan specifying funding estimates for 
     audits and investigations of any such declared disasters 
     occurring in 2018 and identifying funding estimates or 
     carryover balances, if any, that may be available for audits 
     and investigations of any other such declared disasters:  
     Provided further, That such amount is designated by the 
     Congress as being for an emergency requirement pursuant to 
     section 251(b)(2)(A)(i) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency 
     Deficit Control Act of 1985.

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                                TITLE IX

                         DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

              Military Construction, Navy and Marine Corps

       For an additional amount for ``Military Construction, Navy 
     and Marine Corps'', $90,000,000, to remain available until 
     September 30, 2023, for planning and design related to the 
     consequences of Hurricanes Florence and Michael:  Provided, 
     That not later than 60 days after enactment of this Act, the 
     Secretary of the Navy, or his designee, shall submit to the 
     Committees on Appropriations of the House of Representatives 
     and the Senate a detailed expenditure plan for funds provided 
     under this heading:  Provided further, That such amount is 
     designated by the Congress as being for an emergency 
     requirement pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A)(i) of the 
     Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985.

                    Military Construction, Air Force

       For an additional amount for ``Military Construction, Air 
     Force'', $150,000,000, to remain available until September 
     30, 2023, for planning and design related to the consequences 
     of Hurricane Michael:  Provided, That none of the funds shall 
     be available for obligation until the Committees on 
     Appropriations of the House of Representatives and the Senate 
     receive a basing plan and future mission requirements for 
     installations damaged by Hurricane Michael:  Provided 
     further, That, not later than 60 days after enactment of this 
     Act, the Secretary of the Air Force, or his designee, shall 
     submit to the Committees on Appropriations of the House of 
     Representatives and the Senate a detailed expenditure plan 
     for funds provided under this heading:  Provided further, 
     That such amount is designated by the Congress as being for 
     an emergency requirement pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A)(i) 
     of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 
     1985.

               Military Construction, Army National Guard

       For an additional amount for ``Military Construction, Army 
     National Guard'', $42,400,000, to remain available until 
     September 30, 2023, for necessary expenses related to the 
     consequences of Hurricanes Florence and Michael:  Provided, 
     That none of the funds shall be available for obligation 
     until the Committees on Appropriations of the House of 
     Representatives and the Senate receive a form 1391 for each 
     specific project:  Provided further, That, not later than 60 
     days after enactment of this Act, the Director of the Army 
     National Guard, or his designee, shall submit to the 
     Committees on Appropriations of the House of Representatives 
     and the Senate a detailed expenditure plan for funds provided 
     under this heading:  Provided further, That such funds may be 
     obligated or expended for military construction projects not 
     otherwise authorized by law:  Provided further, That such 
     amount is designated by the Congress as being for an 
     emergency requirement pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A)(i) of 
     the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 
     1985.

                     DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS

                     Veterans Health Administration

                           medical facilities

       For an additional amount for ``Medical Facilities'', 
     $3,000,000, to remain available until September 30, 2023, for 
     necessary expenses related to the consequences of Hurricanes 
     Florence and Michael and Typhoons Mangkhut and Yutu:  
     Provided, That the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, upon 
     determination that such action is necessary to address needs 
     as a result of the consequences of Hurricanes Florence and 
     Michael and Typhoons Mangkhut and Yutu, may transfer such 
     funds to any discretionary account of the Department of 
     Veterans Affairs:  Provided further, That before a transfer 
     may take place, the Secretary of Veterans Affairs shall 
     submit notice thereof to the Committee on Appropriations of 
     the House of Representatives and the Senate:  Provided 
     further, That none of these funds shall be available for 
     obligation until the Secretary of Veterans Affairs submits to 
     the Committees on Appropriations of the House of 
     Representatives and the Senate a detailed expenditure plan 
     for funds provided under this heading:  Provided further, 
     That such amount is designated by the Congress as being for 
     an emergency requirement pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A)(i) 
     of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 
     1985.

                                TITLE X

                      DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

                    Federal Aviation Administration

                               operations

                    (airport and airway trust fund)

       Of the amounts made available for ``Federal Aviation 
     Administration-Operations'' in Division B of the Bipartisan 
     Budget Act of 2018 (Public Law 115-123), up to $18,000,000 
     shall also be available for necessary expenses related to the 
     consequences of major declared disasters occurring in 
     calendar year 2018:  Provided, That amounts repurposed under 
     this heading that were previously designated by the Congress 
     as an emergency requirement pursuant to the Balanced Budget 
     and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 are designated by 
     the Congress as an emergency requirement pursuant to section 
     251(b)(2)(A)(i) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit 
     Control Act of 1985.

                     Federal Highway Administration

                        emergency relief program

       For an additional amount for the ``Emergency Relief 
     Program'' as authorized under section 125 of title 23, United 
     States Code, $1,650,000,000, to remain available until 
     expended:  Provided, That such amount is designated by the 
     Congress as being for an emergency requirement pursuant to 
     section 251(b)(2)(A)(i) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency 
     Deficit Control Act of 1985.

                     Federal Transit Administration

             public transportation emergency relief program

       For an additional amount for the ``Public Transportation 
     Emergency Relief Program'' as authorized under section 5324 
     of title 49, United States Code, $10,542,000 to remain 
     available until expended, for transit systems affected by 
     major declared disasters in 2018:  Provided, That not more 
     than three-quarters of one percent of the funds for public 
     transportation emergency relief shall be available for 
     administrative expenses and ongoing program management 
     oversight as authorized under sections 5334 and 5338(f)(2) of 
     such title and shall be in addition to any other 
     appropriations for such purpose:  Provided further, That such 
     amount is designated by the Congress as being for an 
     emergency requirement pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A)(i) of 
     the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 
     1985.

              DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT

                   Community Planning and Development

                       community development fund

                     (including transfers of funds)

       For an additional amount for ``Community Development 
     Fund'', $1,060,000,000, to remain available until expended, 
     for necessary expenses for activities authorized under title 
     I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974 (42 
     U.S.C. 5301 et seq.) related to disaster relief, long-term 
     recovery, restoration of infrastructure and housing, economic 
     revitalization, and mitigation in the most impacted and 
     distressed areas resulting from a major disaster that 
     occurred in 2018 pursuant to the Robert T. Stafford Disaster 
     Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 5121 et seq.): 
      Provided, That funds shall be awarded directly to the State, 
     unit of general local government, or Indian tribe (as such 
     term is defined in section 102 of the Housing and Community 
     Development Act of 1974) at the discretion of the Secretary:  
     Provided further, That any funds made available under this 
     heading and under the same heading in Public Law 115-254 that 
     remain available after the funds under such headings have 
     been allocated for necessary expenses for activities 
     authorized under such headings shall be allocated to grantees 
     that received allocations for disasters that occurred in 2018 
     for mitigation activities in the most impacted and distressed 
     areas resulting from a major disaster that occurred in 2018:  
     Provided further, That such allocations shall be made in the 
     same proportion that the amount of funds each grantee 
     received under this division and the same heading in division 
     I of Public Law 115-254 bears to the amount of all funds 
     provided to all grantees that received allocations for 
     disasters that occurred in 2018:  Provided further, That of 
     the amounts made available under the text preceding the first 
     proviso under this heading and under the same heading in 
     Public Law 115-254, the Secretary shall allocate to all such 
     grantees an aggregate amount not less than 33 percent of the 
     sum of such amounts of funds within 120 days after the 
     enactment of this Act based on the best available data, and 
     shall allocate no less than 100 percent of such funds by no 
     later than 180 days after enactment of this Act:  Provided 
     further, That the Secretary shall not prohibit the use of 
     funds made available under this heading and the same heading 
     in Public Law 115-254 for non-Federal share as authorized by 
     section 105(a)(9) of the Housing and Community Development 
     Act of 1974 (42 U.S.C. 5305(a)(9)):  Provided further, That 
     of the amounts made available under this heading, grantees 
     may establish grant programs to assist small businesses for 
     working capital purposes to aid in recovery:  Provided 
     further, That as a condition of making any grant, the 
     Secretary shall certify in advance that such grantee has in 
     place proficient financial controls and procurement processes 
     and has established adequate procedures to prevent any 
     duplication of benefits as defined by section 312 of the 
     Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance 
     Act (42 U.S.C. 5155), to ensure timely expenditure of funds, 
     to maintain comprehensive websites regarding all disaster 
     recovery activities assisted with these funds, and to detect 
     and prevent waste, fraud, and abuse of funds:  Provided 
     further, That with respect to any such duplication of 
     benefits, the Secretary and any grantee under this section 
     shall not take into consideration or reduce the amount 
     provided to any applicant for assistance from the grantee 
     where such applicant applied for and was approved, but 
     declined assistance related to such major declared disasters 
     that occurred in 2017 and 2018 from the Small Business 
     Administration under section 7(b) of the Small Business Act 
     (15 U.S.C. 636(b)):  Provided further, That the Secretary 
     shall require grantees to maintain on a public website 
     information containing common reporting criteria established 
     by the Department that permits individuals and entities 
     awaiting assistance and the general public to see how all 
     grant funds are used, including copies of all relevant 
     procurement documents, grantee administrative contracts and 
     details of ongoing procurement processes, as determined by 
     the Secretary:  Provided further, That prior to the 
     obligation of funds a grantee shall submit a plan to the 
     Secretary for approval detailing the proposed use of all 
     funds, including criteria for eligibility and how the use of 
     these funds will address long-term recovery and restoration 
     of infrastructure and housing, economic revitalization, and 
     mitigation in the most impacted and distressed areas:  
     Provided further, That such funds may not be used for 
     activities reimbursable by, or for which funds are made 
     available by, the Federal Emergency Management Agency or the 
     Army Corps of Engineers:  Provided further, That funds 
     allocated under this heading shall not be considered relevant 
     to the non-disaster formula allocations

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     made pursuant to section 106 of the Housing and Community 
     Development Act of 1974 (42 U.S.C. 5306):  Provided further, 
     That a State, unit of general local government, or Indian 
     tribe may use up to 5 percent of its allocation for 
     administrative costs:  Provided further, That the first 
     proviso under this heading in the Supplemental Appropriations 
     for Disaster Relief Requirements Act, 2018 (division I of 
     Public Law 115-254) is amended by striking ``State or unit of 
     general local government'' and inserting ``State, unit of 
     general local government, or Indian tribe (as such term is 
     defined in section 102 of the Housing and Community 
     Development Act of 1974 (42 U.S.C. 5302))'':  Provided 
     further, That the sixth proviso under this heading in the 
     Supplemental Appropriations for Disaster Relief Requirements 
     Act, 2018 (division I of Public Law 115-254) is amended by 
     striking ``State or subdivision thereof'' and inserting 
     ``State, unit of general local government, or Indian tribe 
     (as such term is defined in section 102 of the Housing and 
     Community Development Act of 1974 (42 U.S.C. 5302))'':  
     Provided further, That in administering the funds under this 
     heading, the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development may 
     waive, or specify alternative requirements for, any provision 
     of any statute or regulation that the Secretary administers 
     in connection with the obligation by the Secretary or the use 
     by the recipient of these funds (except for requirements 
     related to fair housing, nondiscrimination, labor standards, 
     and the environment), if the Secretary finds that good cause 
     exists for the waiver or alternative requirement and such 
     waiver or alternative requirement would not be inconsistent 
     with the overall purpose of title I of the Housing and 
     Community Development Act of 1974:  Provided further, That, 
     notwithstanding the preceding proviso, recipients of funds 
     provided under this heading that use such funds to supplement 
     Federal assistance provided under section 402, 403, 404, 406, 
     407, 408(c)(4), or 502 of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster 
     Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 5121 et seq.) 
     may adopt, without review or public comment, any 
     environmental review, approval, or permit performed by a 
     Federal agency, and such adoption shall satisfy the 
     responsibilities of the recipient with respect to such 
     environmental review, approval or permit:  Provided further, 
     That, notwithstanding section 104(g)(2) of the Housing and 
     Community Development Act of 1974 (42 U.S.C. 5304(g)(2)), the 
     Secretary may, upon receipt of a request for release of funds 
     and certification, immediately approve the release of funds 
     for an activity or project assisted under this heading if the 
     recipient has adopted an environmental review, approval or 
     permit under the preceding proviso or the activity or project 
     is categorically excluded from review under the National 
     Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.):  
     Provided further, That the Secretary shall publish via notice 
     in the Federal Register any waiver, or alternative 
     requirement, to any statute or regulation that the Secretary 
     administers pursuant to title I of the Housing and Community 
     Development Act of 1974 no later than 5 days before the 
     effective date of such waiver or alternative requirement:  
     Provided further, That of the amounts made available under 
     this heading, up to $5,000,000 shall be made available for 
     capacity building and technical assistance, including 
     assistance on contracting and procurement processes, to 
     support States, units of general local government, or Indian 
     tribes (and their subrecipients) that receive allocations 
     pursuant to this heading, received disaster recovery 
     allocations under the same heading in Public Law 115-254, or 
     may receive similar allocations for disaster recovery in 
     future appropriations Acts:  Provided further, That of the 
     amounts made available under this heading and under the same 
     heading in Public Law 115-254, up to $2,500,000 shall be 
     transferred, in aggregate, to ``Department of Housing and 
     Urban Development--Program Office Salaries and Expenses--
     Community Planning and Development'' for necessary costs, 
     including information technology costs, of administering and 
     overseeing the obligation and expenditure of amounts under 
     this heading:  Provided further, That the amount specified in 
     the preceding proviso shall be combined with funds 
     appropriated under the same heading and for the same purpose 
     in Public Law 115- 254 and the aggregate of such amounts 
     shall be available for any of the purposes specified under 
     this heading or the same heading in Public Law 115-254 
     without limitation:  Provided further, That such amount is 
     designated by the Congress as being for an emergency 
     requirement pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A)(i) of the 
     Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985:  
     Provided further, That amounts repurposed under this heading 
     that were previously designated by the Congress as an 
     emergency requirement pursuant to the Balanced Budget and 
     Emergency Deficit Control Act are designated by the Congress 
     as an emergency requirement pursuant to section 
     251(b)(2)(A)(i) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit 
     Control Act of 1985.

                     GENERAL PROVISIONS--THIS TITLE

       Sec. 1001. (a) Amounts previously made available for 
     activities authorized under title I of the Housing and 
     Community Development Act of 1974 (42 U.S.C. 5301 et seq.) 
     related to disaster relief, long-term recovery, restoration 
     of infrastructure and housing, economic revitalization, and 
     mitigation in the most impacted and distressed areas 
     resulting from a major disaster, including funds provided 
     under section 145 of division C of Public Law 114-223, 
     section 192 of division C of Public Law 114-223 (as added by 
     section 101(3) of division A of Public Law 114-254), section 
     421 of division K of Public Law 115-31, and any mitigation 
     funding provided under the heading ``Department of Housing 
     and Urban Development-Community Planning and Development-
     Community Development Fund'' of Public Law 115-123 that were 
     allocated in response to Hurricane Matthew may be used 
     interchangeably and without limitation for the same 
     activities in the most impacted and distressed areas related 
     to Hurricane Florence. In addition, any funds provided under 
     the heading ``Department of Housing and Urban Development--
     Community Planning and Development--Community Development 
     Fund'' in this Act or in division I of Public Law 115-254 
     that are allocated in response to Hurricane Florence may be 
     used interchangeably and without limitation for the same 
     activities in the most impacted and distressed areas related 
     to Hurricane Matthew. Until HUD publishes the Federal 
     Register Notice implementing this provision, grantees may 
     submit for HUD approval revised plans for the use of funds 
     related to Hurricane Matthew that expand the eligible 
     beneficiaries of existing programs contained in such 
     previously approved plans to include those impacted by 
     Hurricane Florence. Approval of any such revised plans shall 
     include the execution of revised grant terms and conditions 
     as necessary.
       (b) Amounts made available for administrative costs for 
     activities authorized under title I of the Housing and 
     Community Development Act of 1974 (42 U.S.C. 5301 et seq.) 
     related to disaster relief, long-term recovery, restoration 
     of infrastructure and housing, economic revitalization, and 
     mitigation in the most impacted and distressed areas under 
     this title or any future Act, and amounts previously provided 
     under section 420 of division L of Public Law 114-113, 
     section 145 of division C of Public Law 114-223, section 192 
     of division C of Public Law 114-223 (as added by section 
     101(3) of division A of Public Law 114-254), section 421 of 
     division K of Public Law 115-31, and under the heading 
     ``Department of Housing and Urban Development--Community 
     Planning and Development--Community Development Fund'' of 
     division B of Public Law 115-56, Public Law 115-123, and 
     Public Law 115-254, shall be available for eligible 
     administrative costs of the grantee related to any disaster 
     relief funding identified in this subsection without regard 
     to the particular disaster appropriation from which such 
     funds originated.
       (c) Amounts repurposed pursuant to this section that were 
     previously designated by the Congress as an emergency 
     requirement or as being for disaster relief pursuant to the 
     Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act are 
     designated by the Congress, respectively, as an emergency 
     requirement pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A)(i) of the 
     Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 or 
     as being for disaster relief pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(D) 
     of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 
     1985.

                                TITLE XI

                   GENERAL PROVISIONS--THIS DIVISION

       Sec. 1101.  Each amount appropriated or made available by 
     this division is in addition to amounts otherwise 
     appropriated for the fiscal year involved.
       Sec. 1102.  No part of any appropriation contained in this 
     division shall remain available for obligation beyond the 
     current fiscal year unless expressly so provided herein.
       Sec. 1103.  Unless otherwise provided for by this division, 
     the additional amounts appropriated by this division to 
     appropriations accounts shall be available under the 
     authorities and conditions applicable to such appropriations 
     accounts for fiscal year 2019.
       Sec. 1104.  Each amount designated in this division by the 
     Congress as being for an emergency requirement pursuant to 
     section 251(b)(2)(A)(i) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency 
     Deficit Control Act of 1985 shall be available (or rescinded 
     or transferred, if applicable) only if the President 
     subsequently so designates all such amounts and transmits 
     such designations to the Congress.
       Sec. 1105.  For purposes of this division, the consequences 
     or impacts of any hurricane shall include damages caused by 
     the storm at any time during the entirety of its duration as 
     a cyclone, as defined by the National Hurricane Center.
       Sec. 1106.  Any amount appropriated by this division, 
     designated by the Congress as an emergency requirement 
     pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A)(i) of the Balanced Budget 
     and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 and subsequently so 
     designated by the President, and transferred pursuant to 
     transfer authorities provided by this division shall retain 
     such designation.
       This division may be cited as the ``Additional Supplemental 
     Appropriations for Disaster Relief, 2019''.

  The SPEAKER pro tempore. The motion shall be debatable for 1 hour, 
equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member 
of the Committee on Appropriations.
  The gentleman from New Jersey (Mr. Frelinghuysen) and the gentlewoman 
from New York (Mrs. Lowey) each will control 30 minutes.
  The Chair recognizes the gentleman from New Jersey.

                              {time}  1830

  Mr. FRELINGHUYSEN. Mr. Speaker, I yield myself such time as I may 
consume.
  Mr. Speaker, I rise today in support of the House amendment to the 
Senate amendment to H.R. 695, a bill making further additional 
continuing appropriations for the fiscal year 2019.
  This measure keeps our government open until February 8, 2019, and 
prevents a costly, destabilizing government shutdown. This continuing 
resolution reflects the House position on

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border security and provides $5 billion for the construction of 
physical barriers at our borders.
  This is the same amount that was provided in the Homeland Security 
funding bill approved by the House Appropriations Committee back in 
July of this year. In addition, this legislation includes $7.8 billion 
in supplemental funding for disaster relief.
  Congress has always been responsive to hurricanes, and wildfires, and 
typhoons, and other natural disasters. We must continue to do so to 
help our fellow Americans as they rebuild their lives and livelihoods.
  I don't support a government shutdown, and I never have. Americans 
deserve stability and predictability of a government that is 100 
percent operational. I would have much preferred to complete 
negotiations on our remaining seven bills with our Senate counterparts, 
but there were several very challenging issues that remained. As I 
stated before, a continuing resolution is the last resort when it comes 
to funding the Federal Government.
  Mr. Speaker, I urge my colleagues to vote ``yes'' on this bill, and I 
urge the Senate to do the same, and I reserve the balance of my time.
  Mrs. LOWEY. Mr. Speaker, I yield myself such time as I may consume.
  Mr. Speaker, last night, the Senate unanimously passed legislation 
that would fund our government through February 8. Democrats are 
disappointed that Congress would kick the can down the road once again; 
yet, we remain willing to pass that bill to keep the government open.
  Unfortunately, even that simple, stopgap measure is apparently 
unacceptable to a President hell-bent on shutting down the government 
over his wasteful wall. And instead of showing leadership and moving 
forward with the Senate legislation, despite the President's tweets, 
House Republicans have caved once again to Trump's political whims.
  They now have put up this grab bag of legislation that wastes 
taxpayer dollars, fails to meet the urgent needs of disaster victims, 
and, frankly, is dead on arrival in the Senate.
  With all the challenges facing our country, from soaring healthcare 
costs to crumbling infrastructure, it is inconceivable that Republicans 
want to spend $5.7 billion on an unnecessary wall that President Trump 
himself promised Mexico would pay for.
  Moreover, the disaster supplemental attached to this bill 
shortchanges nutrition needs in Puerto Rico, needs that were apparent 
16 months ago. Republicans have continued their pattern of denying 
science by grossly underfunding mitigation and resilience against 
future disasters caused by climate change.
  Mr. Speaker, this bill is nothing but another attempt by lameduck 
Republicans to appease President Trump. It is a fitting final act for 
the most chaotic and dysfunctional Congress in modern history.
  Mr. Speaker, I oppose this reckless and irresponsible bill. I urge my 
colleagues to reject this legislation, and, instead, pass the Senate's 
clean CR. Keep our government open, and prevent a Trump shutdown. I 
reserve the balance of my time.
  Mr. FRELINGHUYSEN. Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to yield 1 minute to the 
gentleman from Florida (Mr. Dunn).
  Mr. DUNN. Mr. Speaker, just over 2 months ago, Hurricane Michael 
ravaged the panhandle of Florida. It was a devastating Category 4.9 
storm, which damaged more than 90 percent of Tyndall Air Force Base, 
decimated our agriculture industry, and destroyed entire communities.
  Mr. Speaker, the folks back home in my district, the Second District 
of Florida, are hurting. This supplemental disaster relief funding is a 
downpayment on getting the hardworking folks in my district back on 
their feet. This funding, by no means, is even close to what we will 
need to completely rebuild, but it is a start.
  I commend President Trump for remaining steadfast in his commitment 
to our Nation. After Hurricane Michael, President Trump and Vice 
President Pence came down to the Second District and made it clear that 
we have their support and we will rebuild.
  Mr. Speaker, I will continue to fight for the disaster relief funding 
in the coming months and years because the survivors of Hurricane 
Michael across the South deserve nothing less.
  Mrs. LOWEY. Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to yield 2 minutes to the 
gentlewoman from Ohio (Ms. Kaptur), the ranking member of the Energy 
and Water Development, and Related Agencies Subcommittee.
  Ms. KAPTUR. Mr. Speaker, I thank the ranking member, Mrs. Lowey from 
New York, for yielding. And here we are, again, and again, and again--
in fact, that is the ninth continuing resolution that the Republicans 
have punted in this Congress rather than getting the job done.
  This President claims to be a great dealmaker, but what kind of a 
deal does he even want? He keeps switching the goal posts again and 
again. It reminds me of a child who flips over a Monopoly board when he 
realizes he is about to lose.
  The President's nonsense is compounded by the dysfunction, sadly, of 
the House Republicans. They are about to vote on funding a bill that 
has no chance of becoming law, zero chance of becoming law. All of this 
because they want to waste money on a border wall that Mexico was 
supposed to pay for and won't work anyway because it is 13th century 
technology.
  Imagine billions of dollars being able to pay some of the student 
loan debt around this country, or help our teachers earn better 
salaries, or pave the roads and bridges around this country that need 
repair, or invest in good clean-air energy jobs. Take your pick, Mr. 
President, but $5.7 billion for a wall that won't even work? No thanks.

  The American people expect so much more of us in this Congress. 
Sadly, the Republican leadership and this President are attempting 
eleventh-hour shenanigans to get a wall that voters across this 
country, clearly, definitely rejected when they sent a new majority to 
Congress. And, frankly, they can't get here fast enough.
  The American people deserve better. I urge my colleagues to vote 
``no.''
  Mr. FRELINGHUYSEN. Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to yield 2 minutes to 
the gentleman from Georgia (Mr. Carter).
  Mr. CARTER of Georgia. Mr. Speaker, I thank the gentleman for 
yielding.
  Mr. Speaker, I rise today to discuss the importance of any funding 
bill, including funding for the border wall, as well as funding for our 
communities and farmers who have been hit hard by natural disasters.
  For those of us representing rural communities, we know how important 
the agriculture community is, not just to the livelihood of those 
areas, but to our entire Nation. Our farmers are often the unsung 
heroes of our Nation, helping to create and maintain the breadbasket 
that our country is known for.
  In short, the American farmer feeds the world. It is not by accident 
that American agriculture produces the safest and most abundant food 
supply in the world. It is through blood, sweat, and tears over 
generations.
  In my home State of Georgia, agriculture is our top industry. 
Blueberries represent a $1 billion industry across Georgia, and the 
commodity is the backbone in many of our communities. After several 
hurricanes and other natural disasters, it is past time that Congress 
takes a stand to support our agriculture community by addressing their 
needs.
  I have been fighting for months to secure the disaster relief needed 
by our farming community, especially blueberries. Plain and simple, 
disaster relief funding must be included in any end-of-the-year funding 
package.
  Georgia has faced devastating weather recently, including hurricanes 
and freezes. Georgians in every corner of the State are feeling the 
impact. Whether it is along the coast or southwest Georgia, the need 
for disaster funding is very much alive. Our number one responsibility 
is to our constituents, those who have put their faith in us to do what 
is right for our districts and for our country.
  For this reason, Congress should stay here until we get this job 
done. We need border security and we cannot kick the can on disaster 
funding. I urge my colleagues to help us get this to the finish line 
and to provide the help that millions of Americans are depending on. 
Vote for our national security. Vote for our farmers and growers who 
desperately need disaster assistance. Let's get this done.
  Mrs. LOWEY. Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to yield 2 minutes to the 
gentleman from New York (Mr. Serrano),

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the ranking member of the Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related 
Agencies Subcommittee.
  Mr. SERRANO. Mr. Speaker, I thank the gentlewoman for yielding me 
this time. For me, this is a very simple thought; it is the same 
thought I have had all along; this country, of all countries, should 
not be building a wall. This country, the land of opportunity, the land 
of freedom, the land where people come to build a new life, should not 
be building a wall.
  So what do we do? There isn't the support necessary for building the 
wall, for funding it. So at the last minute, we sneak it into a so-
called must-pass bill, or otherwise, you shut the government down.
  But the President has already said that he doesn't mind taking credit 
or taking responsibility for shutting this government down. This is 
very simple.
  People say, well, there is aid here, disaster aid. We have been 
dealing with this disaster issue now for over a year, and still, we 
don't do the right thing.
  This is simple for me. We can't build a wall. This wall will be a 
waste of money. I don't know who, but as we speak here, there are 
people already who know how to get over, through, and under the wall. 
The wall is not what we need. What we need is immigration reform, and 
we need another outlook.
  But, lastly, again, I repeat: of all of the countries in the world, 
this is the one that can't go down in history as being the greatest 
democracy when it builds a wall. And in my city, there is a statue that 
says: Give me your tired; give me your poor. But not if they come from 
Mexico.
  Mr. FRELINGHUYSEN. Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to yield 2 minutes to 
the gentleman from Ohio (Mr. Wenstrup).
  Mr. WENSTRUP. Mr. Speaker, our Federal Government was founded for one 
purpose: to fulfill the charges set forth in the Constitution, 
establish justice, ensure domestic tranquility, provide for the common 
defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of 
liberty.
  Lawmakers take an oath to uphold the Constitution. We fail in our 
sworn duty if we refuse to ensure the sovereignty, security, and 
wellbeing of this Nation through secure borders. The situation at the 
border is a serious problem that demands our immediate attention. It 
has been constantly brushed aside because somewhere along the way, our 
conversation about border security got muddled.
  The wall, border patrol, surveillance of human trafficking routes, 
all of these have been recast exclusively into the context of 
immigration policy.
  Border security is, indeed, a part of immigration policy, but it is 
much more than that. It is part of keeping drugs off our streets and 
keeping Americans safe. Our porous borders can allow drugs, cartels, 
and even terrorists into our Nation. An unsecure border makes it 
impossible for us to enact meaningful immigration reform as we cannot 
expect any legal system to work if we do not have control of who is 
entering.
  Funding for border security is not a political point. This is about 
keeping America safe, keeping illicit drugs out of our country, and 
protecting American families and our own precious lives.
  Mrs. LOWEY. Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to yield 2\1/2\ minutes to the 
gentleman from North Carolina (Mr. Price), the ranking member of the 
Transportation, House and Urban Development, and Related Agencies 
Subcommittee.
  Mr. PRICE of North Carolina. Mr. Speaker, once again, we find 
ourselves only hours away from the third Republican shutdown of the 
Trump Presidency, and we know how we got here.

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  Seven key appropriations bills, six of them teed up with bipartisan 
support, could have and should have been passed in September or, for 
that matter, this very week. Instead, Republicans came up with a 6-week 
continuing resolution, and now they have backed down even on that.
  Instead of taking ``yes'' for an answer following last night's Senate 
vote on this continuing resolution, the best House Republicans could 
come up with is a craven attempt to placate the President and his anti-
immigrant demagoguery.
  Despite telling us for years that Mexico would pay for this grandiose 
border wall, the President and the Speaker have decided that fulfilling 
this foolhardy campaign promise is worth shutting down the government.
  The President said so himself last week. ``I will take the mantle,'' 
he said. ``I will be the one to shut it down.''
  To add insult to injury, as though throwing billions in taxpayer 
money at the President's wall wasn't bad enough, the Republican 
majority now has cynically added much-needed disaster recovery funds in 
the final hour, despite knowing full well that this bill is no more 
than a political stunt.
  Mr. Speaker, we know we need these disaster funds. I have repeatedly 
stressed the urgency of increased funding for the millions in my State 
still reeling from disasters. But it is cynical; it is deceptive; and 
it is cruel to hold the needs of these people hostage to fulfill 
President Trump's anti-immigrant wish list.
  Our Nation faces many pressing needs: disaster recovery and 
comprehensive immigration reform. But the best Republicans can give us 
is political games and Twitter tantrums. We have a responsibility to 
our constituents to keep the government open, and by providing cover to 
the President's impulses, my colleagues are failing on that 
responsibility.
  So let's end this charade. Let's pass the Senate continuing 
resolution, and let's fulfill our most basic responsibility, to fund 
our government.
  Mr. FRELINGHUYSEN. Mr. Speaker, I yield 1 minute to the gentleman 
from Pennsylvania (Mr. Rothfus).
  Mr. ROTHFUS. Mr. Speaker, I thank the gentleman for yielding.
  Mr. Speaker, I rise in support of this legislation, which will 
continue operations for several Federal agencies and, importantly, 
appropriate funds to be used in securing the southern border.
  We have talked for years about securing our border. This is important 
for the entire Nation. My perspective comes from representing a 
district hard-hit with the opioid epidemic. Mexico and the United 
States have a mutual interest in securing our border.
  Heroin, fentanyl, methamphetamines, and other narcotics flow 
northbound while, importantly, illicit cash is flowing southbound. This 
illicit cash is fueling a reign of terror by Mexican drug cartels that 
have murdered more than 200,000 Mexico citizens over the last 10 years, 
and only 5 percent of them have been prosecuted.
  They have killed priests. They have killed journalists. They have 
killed students. And they have killed each other. There are mass graves 
all over Mexico.
  Mr. Speaker, we need to secure that border for the benefit of both 
countries. It is past time we do this, and I ask support for this 
legislation.
  Mrs. LOWEY. Mr. Speaker, I yield 3 minutes to the gentlewoman from 
California (Ms. Roybal-Allard), who is the ranking member of the 
Homeland Security Subcommittee.
  Ms. ROYBAL-ALLARD. Mr. Speaker, Democrats understand the critical 
responsibility we have to keep our government funded and to serve the 
needs of the American people. But House Republicans are driving our 
Nation to the brink of another disastrous government shutdown.
  Republicans, who control the House, the Senate, and the White House, 
have the power to keep our government open. Yet, at a time of great 
economic uncertainty and right in the middle of the holiday season, 
Republicans are refusing to stand up to the President who made it clear 
he would be proud to shut down the government if he cannot force 
American taxpayers to spend billions of dollars on an immoral, 
ineffective, and expensive wall.
  The fact is that serious homeland security vulnerabilities will not 
be addressed if the President is allowed to squander $5.7 billion on a 
border wall. This includes not being able to hire more law enforcement 
agents to focus on opioid, gang, trade, and child exploitation 
investigations; no funding to recapitalize the Coast Guard's air and 
sea fleets, including the procurement of our first heavy icebreaker 
since the 1970s. As Arctic ice recedes, Russia, China, and other 
countries are winning the race to lay claim to the vast resources of 
that region where, at times, there is no U.S. presence.

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  There will be no funding to hire additional Customs officers to 
intercept illicit drugs and other contraband, almost all of which comes 
into our country through the ports of entry.
  Mr. Speaker, there will be no increased funding for first responder 
grants to help States and localities better prepare and respond to 
terrorism and disasters of every kind.
  All of these funding needs have strong, bipartisan support, yet these 
critical national security needs simply cannot be met if we waste $5.7 
billion on an overly expensive and unnecessary border wall.
  On election day, the American people sent a message that they want a 
government that works for them. Unfortunately, House Republicans 
continue to ignore them and are steering our Nation into a Trump 
shutdown. The Senate passed a clean, bipartisan CR extension to keep 
our government open. It is time for House Republicans to do the same on 
behalf of the American people.
  Mr. FRELINGHUYSEN. Mr. Speaker, I yield 2 minutes to the gentleman 
from Texas (Mr. Culberson), who is a member of the House Appropriations 
Committee.
  Mr. CULBERSON. Mr. Speaker, I hope my colleagues will join me tonight 
in voting for this important bill to keep our word to the American 
people. Keeping our word to our constituents is one of our most 
important responsibilities, and the President and those of us who ran 
to secure the southern border promised that we would see this wall 
built in those parts of the border where it makes sense.

  We are relying on the good judgment of our sector chiefs down on the 
border to tell us whether a fence makes the most sense or a wall or 
perhaps a weir dam in places on the Rio Grande River where you simply 
dam up the water. Where the local sector chief believes that is 
probably the best way to secure the border, we are going to follow that 
recommendation.
  But this $5 billion that is set aside in this bill for construction 
of border fencing and a wall is consistent with what the full 
Appropriations Committee did this summer. We debated this extensively, 
Mr. Speaker. We all talked about this. This is not a new number. This 
is something that the full committee voted on and approved when the 
Appropriations Committee voted the Homeland Security bill out of 
committee this summer.
  This is consistent with what the committee did. This keeps our word 
to our constituents, and we are also keeping our word to those 
Americans who suffered as a result of the disasters in California with 
the wildfires and the flooding that occurred from the hurricanes.
  Mr. Speaker, I thank Chairman Frelinghuysen again for his support of 
the people of southeast Texas who suffered from Hurricane Harvey. It 
was my privilege, as the Representative from District Seven in west 
Houston, to help spearhead that recovery package for Hurricane Harvey 
that brought together the delegations from Florida and Texas.
  Mr. Speaker, we put together, with the chairman's help, the largest 
hurricane recovery package in the history of the United States and made 
sure that the people who need that money got it as soon as possible. 
That is another reason it is so important to pass this bill to make 
sure the flood-ravaged people of Florida get the help they need.
  Above all, this is about keeping our word to our constituents, 
something I have been proud to do in representing the people of west 
Houston in District Seven for 18 years.
  Mr. Speaker, I urge my colleagues to join me in supporting this 
important piece of legislation tonight.
  Mrs. LOWEY. Mr. Speaker, I yield 2 minutes to the gentlewoman from 
California (Ms. Lee), who is a senior member of the Appropriations 
Committee.
  Ms. LEE. Mr. Speaker, let me thank the gentlewoman for yielding and 
for her leadership on so many issues.
  Mr. Speaker, I rise this evening in opposition to this bill. It 
really is a hateful and un-American demand for $5 billion to build 
President Trump's border wall.
  Let's be clear: President Trump and congressional Republicans aren't 
negotiating. They are holding our government hostage and demanding this 
wasteful, expensive wall as their ransom.
  Republicans control the House, the Senate, and the White House. Mr. 
Speaker, you would think that they could at least keep the government 
open. Instead of passing the Senate-passed, clean continuing resolution 
to prevent a shutdown, Republicans want to vote on this unnecessary 
border wall.
  Mr. Speaker, this is completely irresponsible. Federal workers rely 
on their paychecks, especially during the holidays. People have planned 
national park trips over the holidays.
  Is President Trump really going to shut down the American government 
in the midst of this holiday season during their vacation, during their 
time with their families? How sinister and mean-spirited can the 
President and our Republican colleagues be?
  But this wouldn't be the first time that the Republicans were 
manufacturing a crisis. The Republican-led shutdown in 2013 cost our 
economy $24 billion. If President Trump shuts down the government--for 
the third time this year, I might add--he will sabotage our economy.
  Instead of pushing forward with this bill, House Republicans should 
allow a vote on the Senate-passed continuing resolution to keep the 
government open.
  Mr. Speaker, I urge my colleagues to vote ``no'' on this disastrous 
bill.
  The SPEAKER pro tempore. Members are reminded to refrain from 
engaging in personalities toward the President.
  Mr. FRELINGHUYSEN. Mr. Speaker, I yield 3 minutes to the gentleman 
from Georgia (Mr. Jody B. Hice).
  (Mr. JODY B. HICE of Georgia asked and was given permission to revise 
and extend his remarks.)
  Mr. JODY B. HICE of Georgia. Mr. Speaker, I thank my friend for his 
great leadership.
  Mr. Speaker, I rise in support of this bill and urge my colleagues to 
come together in support of securing our Nation's southern border.
  We finally now have an opportunity before us that enables us to take 
a step in resolving the immigration and border crisis, frankly, one 
that is growing daily in its scope and complexity, largely because of 
the inaction of this body. But we have the opportunity now to change 
that.
  The $5 billion requested by the President is a relatively small 
amount when we consider the Federal Government's discretionary spending 
this year is at a whopping $1.3 trillion. That comes to about $2.5 
million a minute. If you do the math, this $5 billion comes to less 
than 1\1/2\ days' worth of Federal spending, about 33 hours.
  To give people some degree of comparison, in late 2016, the 
Department of Transportation awarded a little over $1 billion in a 
grant to the city of San Diego to expand its trolley service 11 miles. 
That is roughly $100 million per mile for something that the DOT 
estimated only 25,000 people would use. If we can spend $1 billion on a 
trolley for 11 miles that very few people will even use, then, 
certainly, we can spend $5 billion to do something that is going to 
benefit and protect our Nation, our border.
  Wherever walls have been built on our border, whether we are dealing 
with San Diego or El Paso or Tucson or wherever, the walls have been 
effective tremendously.
  The border wall in itself is no magic bullet. There are some other 
things we need to do: closing the asylum loopholes, for example; making 
E-Verify mandatory; ending chain migration; and shifting toward a 
merit-based immigration system. But this is our opportunity to secure 
the border, and I urge support for the bill.
  But these other solutions cannot be effective unless we can ensure 
that our border is secure. These solutions are mutually supportive.
  It is now or never, Mr. Speaker.
  We made a promise to the American people and they sent us here to 
fulfill that promise.
  This bill also provides some much needed disaster relief for States 
like Georgia.
  I urge my colleagues to support the funding bill, to support the 
President, and--most importantly--to support the American people.
  Mrs. LOWEY. Mr. Speaker, I yield 3 minutes to the distinguished 
gentleman from Maryland (Mr. Hoyer), who is the Democratic whip.

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  Mr. HOYER. Mr. Speaker, I thank the gentlewoman for yielding.
  What a sad day.
  Chairman Frelinghuysen, I feel badly that you are leaving on this 
note. I know it is not your wish. I know that, if you were in charge, 
we would have reached agreement. I know, under your leadership, we 
passed--we didn't pass them. Six bills were forged in a bipartisan way, 
not our bills, your bills.
  Mr. Speaker, the seventh bill is also agreed to, save one item, so 
that approximately 96 percent of the legislation has been agreed to by 
both sides, and the United States Senate has passed a continuing 
resolution based upon those bills by voice vote. Yet here we are, 
twisting in the wind at 7 p.m. on the day before the government shuts 
down.
  What a sad performance. What a regrettable lack of responsibility, 
how we have undermined the faith of our people, treated the Federal 
employee terribly, and given cause for the rest of the world to think: 
What are they doing?
  There is not one person on the Republican side of the aisle who 
believes that, if they pass this bill, it will be accepted by the 
Senate. Not one of you believes that. So we are playing political games 
here to pander to the President of the United States, who sadly 
rejected a compromise that was reached by all of us.

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  The majority leader of your party and the Speaker were for this 
compromise. We were for this compromise and the Senate was for this 
compromise. One person, why are we here?
  I will shut down the government, absolutely. I am proud to shut down 
the government. That is what the President of the United States said 
just a few days ago. And today, he put the entire Congress in a tizzy.
  How sad it is that the Republican leadership of this Congress and the 
last Congress have consistently been unable to meet their fiscal 
responsibilities.
  The SPEAKER pro tempore. The time of the gentleman has expired.
  Mrs. LOWEY. Mr. Speaker, I yield the gentleman from Maryland an 
additional 1 minute.
  Mr. HOYER. John Boehner brought a bill to open up the government and, 
sadly, only 78 Republicans would follow their leadership--Mr. Boehner, 
Mr. Cantor, Mr. McCarthy--only 78, and the rest, including the present 
Director of OMB, voted to keep the government shut down.
  So I am not surprised that we are here, but it is sad that we are 
here acting so irresponsibly. If we have one duty as we come here, it 
is to have our government function effectively for our people. We are 
failing tonight.
  This is a pretense. This bill is going nowhere. The Senate won't 
accept it. Perhaps the Senate will send it back, amended--perhaps. But 
we are, we think, adults. Let's act responsibly. Defeat this bill.
  Mr. FRELINGHUYSEN. Mr. Speaker, I yield 2 minutes to the gentleman 
from Maine (Mr. Poliquin).
  Mr. POLIQUIN. Mr. Speaker, I don't quite understand what the other 
side is saying today, talking about politics and being irresponsible 
and not compassionate. Are you kidding me?
  Here in the House of Representatives and in the Senate we take an 
oath to support and defend our Constitution. That means keeping our 
families safe. There is no more important responsibility, nothing more 
important than keeping our families safe. That means rebuilding our 
military, and, yes, it also means securing our borders and knowing who 
is entering our country.
  I don't know why it is so hard to make a distinction between what is 
legal and what is illegal entry. I come from Maine. We have a 600-mile 
border with Canada. They are great neighbors. But I feel for the people 
down in the southwest part of our country. It is common sense to secure 
our borders, know who is entering our country.
  I will tell you, my heart goes out to these folks who have made their 
way from Central America to the other side of the border fence with 
Texas, in Mexico, wanting to come in here. But we don't know who they 
are, beyond the fact that we do know, according to Homeland Security, 
there are 600 folks who have criminal backgrounds.
  These folks have been offered asylum and work permits by the country 
of Mexico--every single one of them--and they have refused. Now they 
want to enter our country. Fine, but they have got to do it legally.
  In rural Maine, we have been hard-hit by the opioid epidemic. There 
is nothing more difficult than this issue in rural America. Eighty 
percent of this terrible, cheap heroin--deadly heroin--which is a 
substitute for the opioid pills comes over that southwest border.
  The House should pass this bill and secure our borders. It is common 
sense. The best Christmas gift for America is securing our borders, and 
I support this bill.
  Mrs. LOWEY. Mr. Speaker, I yield 2 minutes to the gentlewoman from 
Connecticut (Ms. DeLauro), the ranking member of the Labor, Health and 
Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies Subcommittee.
  Ms. DeLAURO. Mr. Speaker, if the other side of the aisle thought this 
was such an important bill, they should have brought it to the floor. 
That is what we do here.
  Mr. Speaker, I rise in opposition to the amendment before us. It is 
staggering that the Republicans have the United States careening toward 
another government shutdown.
  The American people do not want a shutdown. Hundreds of thousands of 
workers will be sent home. Many others will continue to work without 
pay. Parks and museums will close down. In fact, according to the 
estimates by The Connecticut Mirror, this Trump shutdown--and he does 
own it--could impact as many as 1,500 Federal employees in Connecticut, 
right before the holidays.
  The American people don't want a wall. It does not reflect our values 
as a nation. Experts are telling us it is not an effective use of 
taxpayer dollars with regards to maintaining border security. It is 
money we should be spending on working families, on roads and schools 
in our communities, not a fence in the desert.
  It is not just a border wall, which was a nonstarter. Disaster relief 
provisions of the CR are inadequate. It fails to meet the communities 
devastated by disaster, risking the future of children who suffer from 
severe trauma. Communities are still picking up the pieces.
  It leaves out $600 million of antihunger and nutrition support for 
women, infants, and children in Puerto Rico. That is unacceptable.
  The President and the Republicans have two choices: perform the basic 
job of governing and keep the government open, or perform for Fox News. 
They have chosen the latter. It is an outrageous tantrum. This is not 
government for the people and by the people. It is government by 
tantrum and tweets.
  Please vote ``no.''
  Mr. FRELINGHUYSEN. Mr. Speaker, I yield 2 minutes to the gentleman 
from South Carolina (Mr. Rice).
  Mr. RICE of South Carolina. Mr. Speaker, opioids and illegal 
immigration are two cancers of a porous southern border, and my 
constituents have had enough.
  Illegal immigration holds down wages and diminishes our middle class. 
The Democrats say they are for border security; they just don't want to 
pay for it--empty words.
  It is funny, Mr. Schumer voted for a border wall in 2006, but he is 
against it now. Why? Because our President wants it? Empty words.

  In 2017, 150 people in my district in 2017 were killed by opioid 
overdoses. My law enforcement agencies tell me that 85 percent of those 
drugs come across our porous southern border.
  You say you are for border security, but you don't want to pay for 
it--empty words, playing politics.
  There were 150 people killed in my district. They are in your 
districts, too. It is a cancer. It doesn't just affect my district. It 
is across this entire country. You say you are for border security, and 
you won't take any action to stop it.
  Mr. Speaker, it has gone on long enough. Illegal immigration holds 
down wages, stretches our social safety net, holds down our middle 
class. The opioids kill people across our country. It is a cancer and 
it is growing. It is not even leveling off. It is growing, killing 
people in my district and yours, too.
  Empty words, shame on you.
  Mrs. LOWEY. Mr. Speaker, I want to make it clear that most of the 
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the drugs, are coming through the ports of entry.
  Mr. Speaker, I yield 2 minutes to the gentleman from Georgia (Mr. 
Bishop), the ranking member of the Agriculture, Rural Development, Food 
and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Subcommittee.
  Mr. BISHOP of Georgia. Mr. Speaker, I thank the gentlewoman for 
yielding.
  Mr. Speaker, as a legislative body, one of Congress' core 
responsibilities is to keep the government open and working for the 
people. Another core responsibility is to help communities struck by 
disaster to recover and rebuild.
  The continuing resolution before us is not a sufficient response to 
these vital needs. It includes only token disaster relief for rural 
communities and farmers in middle and southwest Georgia that were 
devastated by Hurricane Michael and other disasters that occurred in 
2018.
  It does not include a number of provisions that were being 
negotiated. It only includes $8 million for impacted rural communities, 
instead of $150 million.
  It does not change the percentage recovery for crop losses from 85 
percent for those with crop insurance to 90 percent and from 65 percent 
for those without crop insurance to 70 percent.
  It includes less than half of the estimated need for the Emergency 
Forest Restoration Program, $200 million instead of $480 million.
  It does not include the lower threshold for pecan tree mortality to 
7.5 percent, but leaves it at the current level of 15 percent, which is 
totally inadequate.
  It does not include the most recent estimate for the Commonwealth of 
the Northern Mariana Islands Disaster Nutrition Assistance, which is 
$8.5 million instead of $9.3 million.
  Finally, it does not include any of the $600 million for Puerto Rico 
nutrition assistance.
  Unfortunately, it does include significant funding for a misguided 
and wasteful wall on our southwestern border. This wall would do 
nothing to improve our Nation's security and is a serious misallocation 
of taxpayer dollars. It should have been stripped from this important 
legislation and considered separately.
  Furthermore, this legislation is dead on arrival in the Senate.
  We must do better. We must meet the significant needs of my Georgia 
constituents and Americans across the country who are still rebuilding 
from Hurricane Michael. We must pass a government bill that would avoid 
the damage caused by a government shutdown.
  I urge my colleagues to reject this bill.
  Mr. FRELINGHUYSEN. Mr. Speaker, I yield 2 minutes to the gentleman 
from Alabama (Mr. Aderholt), a member of the committee.
  Mr. ADERHOLT. Mr. Speaker, I rise to support the disaster 
supplemental package, especially as it relates to agriculture and rural 
development.
  As chairman of the Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug 
Administration, and Related Agencies Subcommittee, I worked with the 
ranking member and other members who represent districts that have been 
impacted by this historical weather that is related to disasters to 
support bipartisan relief to the farming and rural communities.
  From hurricanes to volcano activity, to deadly wildfires, this 
supplemental provides Federal financial relief to those most negatively 
impacted by the national disasters. While many of us favor limited 
government, there are times like these where Federal assistance is 
needed and is warranted.
  Members from the Southeast to California, to Hawaii, to communities 
in between represent districts with agriculture and rural constituents 
who have suffered devastating losses to their livelihood. In my home 
State of Alabama, for example, producers of cotton to vegetables have 
lost everything. In Georgia, Florida, North Carolina, and South 
Carolina, producers of crop or livestock lost their source of income 
now and into the future.
  At a time when hardworking farmers invested limited dollars and 
countless hours of labor, their livelihoods were wiped out within hours 
by a once-in-a-lifetime storm. These farmers and producers take 
financial risks that are unknown to most Americans. Even if the 
delivery of this critical relief is delayed by the normal 
administrative process, lenders and bankers must see a signal from the 
Federal Government that financial support will be coming before the 
next crop-year.
  I want to highlight, just briefly, those parts of the package that 
relate to agriculture and rural communities.
  The agriculture portion of the bill totals $1.4 billion. A majority 
of the funding supports the hardworking farmers and ranchers who 
produce crops and livestock for food on our dinner tables. The package 
also provides funding for critical watersheds damaged by the hurricanes 
and fires. Lastly, the funding provides for basic nutritional needs for 
those who qualify in the Northern Mariana Islands.
  In closing, I ask my colleagues to support this bill as we build 
America's communities impacted by these natural disasters.

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  Mrs. LOWEY. Mr. Speaker, I yield 2 minutes to the gentlewoman from 
Minnesota (Ms. McCollum), the ranking member of the Subcommittee on the 
Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies.
  Ms. McCOLLUM. Mr. Speaker, I rise in opposition to this new 
Republican continuing resolution that is going nowhere. House 
Republicans continue to cater to every whim and Twitter temper tantrum 
that the President throws, abdicating their responsibility to the 
American people.
  Last night, the Senate passed by voice vote a continuing resolution, 
and the House was ready to follow suit today. And the President said he 
would sign it. But, rather than keeping his word, the President appears 
to have put the demands of conservative pundits over the American 
people, causing a government shutdown.
  It is time for Republican leadership to stand up to the President and 
pass the agreed-upon continuing resolution that will bring back 
economic certainty to our economy.
  The President has still not used the money that Congress appropriated 
for border security last year, yet Republicans are ready to give him 
the same amount of funds this year, and we agreed to that. But there is 
no reason to waste $5.7 billion on a border wall that experts have 
stated will not do what the President has promised.
  Our country faces many challenges--opioid epidemic, increasing 
effects of climate change, the rising cost of prescription drugs, an 
infrastructure that is crumbling--and Congress should be working on 
these issues.
  So let us stand together. Let us pass a responsible spending bill 
that will keep the Government open, give our local and State 
governments, our businesses, and, most importantly, the American 
people, a sense of stability this holiday season.
  The SPEAKER pro tempore. Members are again reminded to refrain from 
engaging in personalities toward the President.
  Mr. FRELINGHUYSEN. Mr. Speaker, I yield such time as he may consume 
to the gentleman from Louisiana (Mr. Scalise), the Republican whip.
  Mr. SCALISE. Mr. Speaker, I appreciate the chairman's leadership on 
this.
  Mr. Speaker, this is about keeping America safe. This is not a 
complicated vote, but it is an important vote that really defines 
whether or not we are going to stand for border security in this 
country.
  For decades it has been promised. There have been bills going back to 
the 1980s where we were promised that we were going to get a secure 
border, and it never happened.
  So now we have a President who ran on this issue. This isn't 
something that just popped up. It was front and center during the 
campaign.
  He said: I am going to secure the border. I am going to build a wall.
  The people on the other side, our Democrat friends, said they didn't 
want that. Some of them actually said they want open borders. Some on 
the other side, Mr. Speaker, have said they want to abolish ICE, the 
very border patrol agents that are keeping the interior of America 
safe.
  Who are ICE? Who are the people they want to get rid of, Mr. Speaker? 
Those ICE agents, last year alone, saved over 900 kids from human 
trafficking. That is stuff that came across our border.
  We are a Nation of immigrants and a Nation of laws. My great-
grandparents

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came here from Italy, and I am proud of that.
  We, by the way, Mr. Speaker, let more than a million people into this 
country legally every single year. The most generous country in the 
world. We should be proud of that.
  For those people who want to say it is a country of closed borders, 
this is about getting back to rule of law. This is about keeping 
America safe and saying there is a legal way to come here.
  President Trump has said that. Even on asylum, he said, if you want 
to seek asylum, there is a legal way to do it. But it is pretty hard to 
claim asylum, Mr. Speaker, when you came through Mexico and you forced 
yourself across that border and Mexico said: We will offer you asylum. 
We will even offer you work permits and a job--and you said ``no.'' So 
it is really hard to say you are claiming asylum here in America when 
you turned down asylum in Mexico when you were coming across their 
border.
  So it is not about asylum. It is about rule of law. What do you say, 
Mr. Speaker, to the millions of people from other countries all around 
the world who are waiting--in some cases 10 years, 15 years, 20 years--
to come to America legally? They are waiting in these theoretical 
lines, and they are doing it the right way.
  Then you have got a few thousand people who say: We are just going to 
storm across your border regardless. And the President stands up and 
says: You know what, I want to secure this border.
  We have a choice to make, Mr. Speaker. Are we going to stand with the 
President and say we are going to give you the tools to secure the 
border or not? It is a straight-up vote. You are either for border 
security or you are against border security.
  Let's not hide behind it. When you saw that meeting at the White 
House last week when you had the Senate minority leader and the future 
Speaker of the House going over to the White House, they didn't want to 
give the President money for the wall because they didn't want to give 
him a win.
  You saw them. They were bragging. They just wanted to assign blame: 
Are you going to take blame for the shutdown? But they said: We don't 
want to give you money for the wall. And they have said it since.
  So if they have got a personality conflict with the President, don't 
let the security of this Nation get in the way of that.
  This President said: This is something I believe in because I care 
about the American people, and I have a responsibility to keep this 
country safe.

  I wish everybody who came here across the border wanted to come here 
to seek the American Dream. But, Mr. Speaker, we know that there are 
people that have come across this border with ill intentions for our 
citizens all across the Nation.
  Again, I mentioned last year the 900 children who were saved from 
human trafficking. My colleagues have talked about the opioids, the 
illegal drugs that come across our border.
  Mr. Speaker, the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security 
says, on average, every single day in America, 10 known or suspected 
terrorists try to come into this country illegally.
  Some on the other side have said: Oh, the number is not 10. Okay, 
then, what is your number? How many terrorists coming into this country 
illegally every single day are enough? I say none.
  There is a legal way to come here. Those are the people, by the way, 
that we know of. How many people that want to break our laws, that want 
to do harm to our citizens, that want to jump in front of other people 
who are trying to come here to America the right way, how many more 
people have tried to come across that we don't know about because we 
don't have a secure border?
  So we have a President who says: I need tools.
  And, oh, by the way, there are some things that are in law. Right 
now, we, in law, tell the President where he can and can't build the 
wall, what materials he can and can't use.
  So he has got ideas. Mr. President has shown ideas of how to actually 
build a better border security wall at a cheaper cost, and yet the law 
prohibits him from building it cheaper, in a better way, more 
efficiently for the American people. How ridiculous is that?
  So we remove that in this bill and tell the President he can build 
the wall however he wants, in the most efficient way, to keep America 
safe.
  Again, Mr. Speaker, as I close, we have got a choice to make. There 
is going to be a bill before us in a few minutes that we get to vote on 
to say, are we going to stand up for the rule of law and keeping this 
country safe and supporting the President's ability to secure America's 
border or not?
  You can vote ``yes,'' or you can vote ``no,'' but don't hide behind 
politics. This isn't about the personality of the person in the White 
House. It is whether or not we are going to respect the rule of law and 
keep America safe.
  Mr. Speaker, I urge my colleagues to vote ``yes.''
  Mrs. LOWEY. Mr. Speaker, I yield 2 minutes to the gentleman from Ohio 
(Mr. Ryan), the ranking member of the Subcommittee on Legislative 
Branch.
  Mr. RYAN of Ohio. Mr. Speaker, this has been a really interesting 
debate, because our friends on the other side, Mr. Speaker, it is like 
they have amnesia and nothing happened before the election a couple of 
years ago.
  All of these promises about a border wall were followed by the cheers 
and the chants of: And who is going to pay for that wall?
  And you remember all your fans would stand up: Mexico is going to pay 
for that wall.
  Who?
  Mexico.
  And here we are today getting ready to shut down the Government over 
you asking the American taxpayer to pay for this border wall. And then 
some of you even are saying that we have hollow words, that our words 
don't mean anything, when this President is going back on the promise 
that he made.
  He said Mexico was going to pay for it. He said it at the rallies. He 
was in Ohio. He was in the swing States.
  And now he is going back on his word on that. And he just went back 
on his word where he promised the entire Senate he was going to support 
the continuing resolution, and you are calling us and saying our words 
are hollow. Are you kidding me?
  Now, look, I am for border security. I am for border security. But I 
am not for a wall. You know what, I like cars, too. I am for cars. I am 
not for the Model T.
  I like planes. I don't want a glider that was designed and built by 
Wilbur Wright.
  I like my phone, but I don't want to go back and get the rotary dial 
out.
  You guys are living in the past. And this Government is in chaos. It 
is in a free-fall. The market is in a free-fall. The staffing at the 
White House is in a free-fall. The Secretary of Defense is gone. We are 
pulling out of Syria.
  What is going on? You are in charge of the House, the Senate, and the 
White House. Get a grip, and learn how to govern the country.
  The SPEAKER pro tempore. Members are reminded that they should direct 
their comments to the Chair, and, once again, Members are reminded to 
refrain from engaging in personalities toward the President; otherwise, 
they will be ruled out of order.
  Mr. FRELINGHUYSEN. Mr. Speaker, I reserve the balance of my time.
  Mrs. LOWEY. Mr. Speaker, I yield 2 minutes to the gentlewoman from 
Florida (Ms. Wasserman Schultz), the ranking member of the Subcommittee 
on Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies.
  Ms. WASSERMAN SCHULTZ. Mr. Speaker, I rise in opposition to this 
legislation.
  We are at this point because of President Trump's recklessness and 
House Republicans' refusal to govern responsibly. We are already nearly 
3 months behind schedule on completing the fiscal year 2019 
appropriations bills.
  Mr. Speaker, Democrats would prefer to get our work done instead of 
kicking the can down the road. However, it appears that the only thing 
that seemed possible for us to accomplish before adjourning for the 
holidays was to pass the CR until February 8 that the Senate passed 
unanimously last night.
  However, after another Twitter tantrum, House Republicans are once 
again catering to Trump's worst impulses with this terrible bill. This 
bill wastes billions of taxpayer dollars, fails to fully address the 
urgent needs of disaster victims, and will fail in the Senate. It is a 
waste of time for us to consider it.

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  Our country faces many pressing needs, and there is simply no reason 
to waste $5.7 billion on President Trump's immoral, unnecessary, 
irresponsible wall.
  Mr. Speaker, $5.7 billion would completely rebuild Tyndall Air Force 
Base, rebase the F-22s and F-35s, and completely rebuild all damaged 
Marine Corps facilities in North Carolina with money to spare. These 
are facilities and equipment that were wiped out by Hurricane Michael.
  The disaster supplemental funds in this bill are designed to be a 
sweetener but aren't even enough to give us a toothache.
  Democrats have always been willing to negotiate how best to secure 
our border, but we will not support the President's boondoggle vanity 
project that Mexico was supposed to pay for. Likewise, we strongly 
support a comprehensive disaster supplemental, but this bill completely 
fails to address mitigation and resilience efforts that will prevent 
future disasters.
  We are now less than 36 hours from another Trump government shutdown. 
Democrats were prepared to bail out Republicans once again by providing 
the votes to pass a clean CR, yet they can't take ``yes'' for an 
answer.
  No wonder voters have said they have had enough. This is no time for 
political games. It is time to go home for the holidays.
  The SPEAKER pro tempore. Members are yet again reminded to refrain 
from engaging in personalities toward the President.
  Mr. FRELINGHUYSEN. Mr. Speaker, I yield 1 minute to the gentleman 
from Texas (Mr. Gohmert).
  Mr. GOHMERT. Mr. Speaker, we hear references to an ``immoral'' wall. 
We have heard ``wall'' demonized. Yet, I read yesterday that President 
Obama, in his new house, has constructed a 10-foot wall around his 
property. Now, either the walls work or they don't.
  And if we are going to have Democrats continue to say they don't 
work, then you need to stand up and say: Mr. Obama, tear down your 
wall.
  Mrs. LOWEY. Mr. Speaker, I yield 2 minutes to the gentleman from 
Illinois (Mr. Quigley), the ranking member of the Financial Services 
Subcommittee.

                              {time}  1930

  Mr. QUIGLEY. Mr. Speaker, your point is well taken. I will address my 
remarks to the Chair.
  Mr. Speaker, the arguments we have heard tonight remind us of the 
tale full of sound and fury signifying nothing, reminding us who told 
us that tale.
  Every border chief since the border chief under President Reagan has 
said a wall will deter a crosser from somewhere between 90 seconds and 
3 minutes. Mr. Speaker, $5 billion for that.
  If they really want to protect our country, and that is what they are 
so bent on doing in spending $5 billion, my subcommittee can help you.
  In January of 2017, with a high degree of certainty, the entire 
intelligence community said the Russians attacked our democratic 
process. We are not prepared for their next attack. DNI Coats warned 
that the lights are flashing red. We spent $380 million on election 
security in 2018--nothing since then.
  Mr. Speaker, 40 States do not even have sufficient equipment to put 
on software that blocks this hacking. Mr. Speaker, 13 States don't even 
have a paper trail. The last time our democratic process was called 
into question for such matters was during Bush-Gore, where this very 
body spent $3.5 billion to protect its integrity. We can--we must--do 
better.
  By the way, you have control of the House and Senate. You don't need 
to yell at us, folks. You can yell at your own caucus.
  Mr. FRELINGHUYSEN. Mr. Speaker, I reserve the balance of my time.
  Mrs. LOWEY. Mr. Speaker, I yield myself the balance of my time.
  Mr. Speaker, Democrats support strong, smart border security, but we 
will not allow Republicans to fleece American taxpayers by making them 
pay $5.7 billion for Trump's ineffective wall. I remind my friends that 
88 percent of opioids seized come through the port of entry. Let's get 
the facts on the table.
  I will say my other comment includes praising Chairman Frelinghuysen 
for his distinguished career in public service, for the debates on a 
bill that has an actual chance at becoming law.
  Mr. Speaker, I yield back the balance of my time.
  Mr. FRELINGHUYSEN. Mr. Speaker, I urge Members to vote ``yes'' on the 
bill, to keep the government open until February 8, to support critical 
border security, which is badly needed, and to look after the needs of 
so many Americans who have suffered from so many disasters over this 
past year.
  Mr. Speaker, I yield back the balance of my time.
  The SPEAKER pro tempore. All time for debate has expired.
  Pursuant to House Resolution 1183, the previous question is ordered.
  The question is on the motion by the gentleman from New Jersey (Mr. 
Frelinghuysen).
  The question was taken; and the Speaker pro tempore announced that 
the ayes appeared to have it.
  Mrs. LOWEY. Mr. Speaker, on that I demand the yeas and nays.
  The yeas and nays were ordered.
  The SPEAKER pro tempore. Pursuant to clause 8 of rule XX, this 15-
minute vote on the motion will be followed by a 5-minute vote on the 
motion to suspend the rules and pass H.R. 6602, if ordered.
  The vote was taken by electronic device, and there were--yeas 217, 
nays 185, not voting 31, as follows:

                             [Roll No. 472]

                               YEAS--217

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

                               NAYS--185

     Adams
     Aguilar
     Amash
     Barragan
     Bass
     Beatty
     Bera
     Beyer
     Bishop (GA)
     Blumenauer
     Blunt Rochester
     Bonamici
     Boyle, Brendan F.
     Brady (PA)
     Brown (MD)
     Brownley (CA)
     Buck
     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
     Costa
     Courtney
     Crist
     Cuellar
     Cummings
     Curbelo (FL)
     Davis (CA)
     DeFazio
     DeGette
     Delaney
     DeLauro
     DelBene
     Demings
     DeSaulnier
     Deutch
     Dingell
     Doggett
     Doyle, Michael F.
     Engel
     Eshoo
     Espaillat
     Esty (CT)
     Evans
     Foster
     Frankel (FL)
     Fudge
     Gabbard
     Gallego
     Garamendi
     Gomez
     Gonzalez (TX)
     Gottheimer
     Green, Al
     Green, Gene
     Grijalva
     Gutierrez
     Heck
     Higgins (NY)
     Himes
     Hoyer

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     Huffman
     Hurd
     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)
     Lee
     Levin
     Lewis (GA)
     Lieu, Ted
     Lipinski
     Loebsack
     Lofgren
     Lowey
     Lujan, Ben Ray
     Lynch
     Maloney, Carolyn B.
     Maloney, Sean
     Matsui
     McCollum
     McEachin
     McGovern
     McNerney
     Meeks
     Meng
     Moore
     Morelle
     Moulton
     Murphy (FL)
     Nadler
     Napolitano
     Neal
     Nolan
     Norcross
     O'Halleran
     O'Rourke
     Pallone
     Panetta
     Pascrell
     Paulsen
     Payne
     Pelosi
     Perlmutter
     Peters
     Peterson
     Pingree
     Pocan
     Price (NC)
     Quigley
     Raskin
     Rice (NY)
     Ros-Lehtinen
     Roybal-Allard
     Ruiz
     Ruppersberger
     Rush
     Ryan (OH)
     Sanchez
     Sarbanes
     Scanlon
     Schakowsky
     Schiff
     Schneider
     Schrader
     Scott (VA)
     Serrano
     Sewell (AL)
     Sherman
     Sires
     Smith (WA)
     Soto
     Speier
     Suozzi
     Takano
     Thompson (CA)
     Titus
     Tonko
     Torres
     Tsongas
     Upton
     Valadao
     Vargas
     Veasey
     Vela
     Velazquez
     Visclosky
     Wasserman Schultz
     Waters, Maxine
     Watson Coleman
     Welch
     Wild
     Wilson (FL)

                             NOT VOTING--31

     Black
     Capuano
     Comstock
     Crowley
     Davis, Danny
     Duncan (SC)
     Ellison
     Hanabusa
     Hastings
     Hultgren
     Issa
     Jenkins (KS)
     Jones (NC)
     Keating
     Kind
     Love
     Lowenthal
     Lujan Grisham, M.
     Noem
     Polis
     Richmond
     Rosen
     Roskam
     Scott, David
     Shea-Porter
     Sinema
     Swalwell (CA)
     Thompson (MS)
     Trott
     Walz
     Yarmuth

                              {time}  1956

  Ms. CLARKE of New York, Mr. CLYBURN, Ms. JONES of Michigan, Messrs. 
McNERNEY, CLEAVER, and HIGGINS of New York changed their vote from 
``yea'' to ``nay.''
  So the motion to concur was agreed to.
  The result of the vote was announced as above recorded.
  A motion to reconsider was laid on the table.

                          ____________________