Daily Digest

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Daily Digest

Senate

Chamber Action

Routine Proceedings, pages S3729–S3862

Measures Introduced: Nine bills and six resolutions were introduced, as follows: S. 3049–3057, and S. Res. 540–545.
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Measures Passed:

Congratulating the Washington Capitals: Senate agreed to S. Res. 542, congratulating the Washington Capitals for winning the 2018 Stanley Cup hockey championship.
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Congratulating the Florida State University Seminoles Softball Team: Senate agreed to S. Res. 543, congratulating the Florida State University Seminoles softball team for winning the 2018 National Collegiate Athletic Association Women's College World Series.
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20th Anniversary of the United States Coral Reef Task Force: Senate agreed to S. Res. 544, celebrating June 11, 2018, as the 20th anniversary of the establishment of the United States Coral Reef Task Force.
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Honoring the Memory of the Victims of the Terrorist Attack on the Pulse Orlando Nightclub: Senate agreed to S. Res. 545, honoring the memory of the victims of the terrorist attack on the Pulse Orlando nightclub on June 12, 2016.
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All Circuit Review Act: Senate passed H.R. 2229, to amend title 5, United States Code, to provide permanent authority for judicial review of certain Merit Systems Protection Board decisions relating to whistleblowers, after agreeing to the committee amendment.
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2026 Federation Internationale de Football Association World Cup: Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation was discharged from further consideration of H. Con. Res. 111, recognizing and supporting the efforts of the United Bid Committee to bring the 2026 Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) World Cup competition to Canada, Mexico, and the United States, and the resolution was then agreed to.
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Measures Considered:

National Defense Authorization Act--Agreement: Senate continued consideration of H.R. 5515, to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2019 for military activities of the Department of Defense, for military construction, and for defense activities of the Department of Energy, to prescribe military personnel strengths for such fiscal year, taking action on the following amendments proposed thereto:
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Pending:

Inhofe/McCain Modified Amendment No. 2282, in the nature of a substitute.
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McConnell (for Toomey) Amendment No. 2700 (to Amendment No. 2282), to require congressional review of certain regulations issued by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States.
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Reed/Warren Amendment No. 2756 (to Amendment No. 2700), to require the authorization of appropriation of amounts for the development of new or modified nuclear weapons.
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Lee Amendment No. 2366 (to the language proposed to be stricken by Amendment No. 2282), to clarify that an authorization to use military force, a declaration of war, or any similar authority does not authorize the detention without charge or trial of a citizen or lawful permanent resident of the United States.
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Reed Amendment No. 2842 (to Amendment No. 2366), to require the authorization of appropriation of amounts for the development of new or modified nuclear weapons.
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A motion was entered to close further debate on McConnell (for Toomey) Amendment No. 2700 (to Amendment No. 2282) (listed above), and, in accordance with the provisions of Rule XXII of the Standing Rules of the Senate, a vote on cloture will occur on Thursday, June 14, 2018.
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A motion was entered to close further debate on Inhofe/McCain Modified Amendment No. 2282 (listed above), and, in accordance with the provisions of Rule XXII of the Standing Rules of the Senate, a vote on cloture will occur upon disposition of McConnell (for Toomey) Amendment No. 2700 (to Amendment No. 2282).
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A motion was entered to close further debate on the bill, and, in accordance with the provisions of Rule XXII of the Standing Rules of the Senate, a vote on cloture will occur upon disposition of Inhofe/McCain Modified Amendment No. 2282.
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A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing for further consideration of the bill at approximately 9:30 a.m., on Wednesday, June 13, 2018.
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Nomination Confirmed: Senate confirmed the following nomination:

Christopher Krebs, of Virginia, to be Under Secretary for National Protection and Programs, Department of Homeland Security.
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Messages from the House:
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Measures Read the First Time:
Pages S3759, S3861


Executive Communications:
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Petitions and Memorials:
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Executive Reports of Committees:
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Additional Cosponsors:
Pages S3760–63


Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:
Pages S3763–65


Additional Statements:
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Amendments Submitted:
Pages S3765–S3860


Authorities for Committees to Meet:
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Adjournment: Senate convened at 10:03 a.m. and adjourned at 6:41 p.m., until 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, June 13, 2018. (For Senate's program, see the remarks of the Majority Leader in today's Record on page S


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Committee Meetings

(Committees not listed did not meet)

BUSINESS MEETING

Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies approved for full committee consideration an original bill making appropriations for the Department of the Interior, Environmental Protection Agency, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2019.

BUSINESS MEETING

Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies approved for full committee consideration an original bill making appropriations for the Department of Commerce, Department of Justice, Science, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2019.

BUSINESS MEETING

Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs: Committee ordered favorably reported the nominations of Richard Clarida, of Connecticut, to be a Member of the Board of Governors, and to be Vice Chairman of the Board of Governors, and Michelle Bowman, of Kansas, to be a Member of the Board of Governors, both of the Federal Reserve System.

FERC OVERSIGHT

Committee on Energy and Natural Resources: Committee concluded an oversight hearing to examine the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, after receiving testimony from Kevin J. McIntyre, Chairman, and Cheryl A. LaFleur, Neil Chatterjee, Robert F. Powelson, and Richard Glick, each a Commissioner, all of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.

NOMINATIONS

Committee on Finance: Committee concluded a hearing to examine the nominations of Jeffrey Kessler, of Virginia, to be an Assistant Secretary of Commerce, Elizabeth Ann Copeland, of Texas, and Patrick J. Urda, of Indiana, who was introduced by Senators Donnelly and Young, both to be a Judge of the United States Tax Court, and Amy Karpel, of Washington, and Randolph J. Stayin, of Virginia, both to be a Member of the United States International Trade Commission, after the nominees testified and answered questions in their own behalf.

BUSINESS MEETING

Committee on Finance: Committee ordered favorably reported an original bill entitled, ``Helping to End Addiction and Lessen (HEAL) Substance Use Disorders Act of 2018''.

CHEMICAL FACILITY ANTI–TERRORISM STANDARDS PROGRAM

Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs: Committee concluded a hearing to examine the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards program, after receiving testimony from David Wulf, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Infrastructure Protection, National Protection and Programs Directorate, Department of Homeland Security; Chris P. Currie, Director, Government Accountability Office; Randall J. Eppli, Columbus Chemical Industries, Inc., Columbus, Wisconsin; Justin P. Louchheim, The Fertilizer Institute, Debra Satkowiak, Institute of Makers of Explosives, and Bill Erny, American Chemistry Council, all of Washington, D.C.; Linda Menendez, Austin Powder Company, Cleveland, Ohio; Jesse LeGros Jr., American Federation of Governmental Employees, Galveston, Texas; and Jennifer C. Gibson, National Association of Chemical Distributors, Arlington, Virginia.

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COST OF PRESCRIPTION DRUGS

Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions: Committee concluded a hearing to examine the cost of prescription drugs, focusing on examining the President's blueprint `American Patients First' to lower drug prices, after receiving testimony from Alex M. Azar II, Secretary of Health and Human Services.

ELECTION INTERFERENCE

Committee on the Judiciary: Committee concluded a hearing to examine election interference, focusing on ensuring law enforcement is equipped to target those seeking to do harm, after receiving testimony from Adam S. Hickey, Deputy Assistant Attorney General, Department of Justice; Matthew Masterson, National Protection and Programs Directorate, Department of Homeland Security; Kenneth L. Wainstein, Davis Polk and Wardwell LLP, and Nina Jankowicz, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars Kennan Institute, both of Washington, D.C.; and Ryan Goodman, New York University School of Law, New York, New York.

INTELLIGENCE

Select Committee on Intelligence: Committee met in closed session to receive a briefing on certain intelligence matters from officials of the intelligence community.

House of Representatives

Chamber Action


Public Bills and Resolutions Introduced: 13 public bills, H.R. 6067–6079; and 2 resolutions, H. Res. 933, 935 were introduced.
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Additional Cosponsors:
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Reports Filed:Reports were filed today as follows:

H.R. 5797, to amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to allow States to provide under Medicaid services for certain individuals with opioid use disorders in institutions for mental diseases, with an amendment (H. Rept. 115–723);

H.R. 5795, to amend the Public Health Service Act to protect the confidentiality of substance use disorder patient records, with an amendment (H. Rept. 115–724);

H.R. 5801, to amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to provide for requirements under the Medicaid program relating to the use of qualified prescription drug monitoring programs and prescribing certain controlled substances, with an amendment (H. Rept. 115–725);

H.R. 5808, to amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to require States to operate drug management programs for at-risk beneficiaries, and for other purposes (H. Rept. 115–726);

H.R. 5810, to amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to provide for an extension of the enhanced FMAP for certain Medicaid health homes for individuals with substance use disorders, with amendments (H. Rept. 115–727);

H.R. 5799, to amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to require as a condition of receipt of full Federal medical assistance percentage under Medicaid that State Medicaid plans have in place certain drug utilization review activities, with amendments (H. Rept. 115–728);

H.R. 5796, to require the Secretary of Health and Human Services to provide grants for eligible entities to provide technical assistance to outlier prescribers of opioids (H. Rept. 115–729, Part 1);

H.R. 5789, to amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to provide for Medicaid coverage protections for pregnant and post-partum women while receiving inpatient treatment for a substance use disorder, and for other purposes, with amendments (H. Rept. 115–730);

H.R. 5477, to amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to provide for a demonstration project to increase substance use provider capacity under the Medicaid program, with an amendment (H. Rept. 115–731);

H.R. 4998, to amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to ensure health insurance coverage continuity for former foster youth, with an amendment (H. Rept. 115–732);

H.R. 4005, to amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to allow for medical assistance under Medicaid for inmates during the 30-day period preceding release from a public institution, with amendments (H. Rept. 115–733);

H.R. 3192, to amend title XXI of the Social Security Act to ensure access to mental health services for children under the Children's Health Insurance Program, and for other purposes, with an amendment (H. Rept. 115–734);

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H.R. 224, to amend the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972 to allow importation of polar bear trophies taken in sport hunts in Canada before the date the polar bear was determined to be a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, and for other purposes (H. Rept. 115–735);

H.R. 221, to reauthorize the Hydrographic Services Improvement Act of 1998, and for other purposes, with an amendment (H. Rept. 115–736);

H.R. 5715, to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for certain program integrity transparency measures under Medicare parts C and D, with an amendment (H. Rept. 115–737, Part 1);

H.R. 1925, to amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to protect at-risk youth against termination of Medicaid eligibility while an inmate of a public institution, with an amendment (H. Rept. 115–738);

H.R. 5798, to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to require a review of current opioid prescriptions for chronic pain and screening for opioid use disorder to be included in the Welcome to Medicare initial preventive physical examination (H. Rept. 115–739, Part 1);

H.R. 5716, to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to require the Secretary of Health and Human Services to provide notifications under the Medicare program to outlier prescribers of opioids (H. Rept. 115–740, Part 1);

H.R. 5686, to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to require prescription drug plans under Medicare part D to include information on the adverse effects of opioid overutilization and of coverage of nonpharmacological therapies and nonopioid medications or devices used to treat pain (H. Rept. 115–741, Part 1);

H.R. 5684, to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to expand eligibility for medication therapy management programs established under part D of the Medicare program to include certain individuals who are at risk for prescription drug abuse (H. Rept. 115–742, Part 1);

H.R. 5675, to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to require prescription drug plan sponsors under the Medicare program to establish drug management programs for at-risk beneficiaries, with an amendment (H. Rept. 115–743, Part 1);

H.R. 5605, to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for an opioid use disorder treatment demonstration program, with an amendment (H. Rept. 115–744, Part 1);

H.R. 5603, To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide the Secretary of Health and Human Services authority to waive certain Medicare telehealth requirements in the case of certain treatment of an opioid use disorder or co-occurring mental health disorder, with amendments (H. Rept. 115–745, Part 1);

H.R. 5590, to require the Secretary of Health and Human Services to provide for an action plan on recommendations for changes under Medicare and Medicaid to prevent opioids addictions and enhance access to medication-assisted treatment, and for other purposes, with an amendment (H. Rept. 115–746, Part 1);

H.R. 4841, to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for electronic prior authorization under Medicare part D for covered part D drugs, and for other purposes, with an amendment (H. Rept. 115–747, Part 1);

H.R. 3528, to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to require e-prescribing for coverage under part D of the Medicare program of prescription drugs that are controlled substances, with an amendment (H. Rept. 115–748, Part 1);

H.R. 5294, to amend title 40, United States Code, to address the impact of drug abuse on economic development in Appalachia, and for other purposes (H. Rept. 115–749);

H.R. 6072, making appropriations for the Depa1tment of Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2019, and for other purposes (H. Rept. 115–750); and

H. Res. 934, providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 2851) to amend the Controlled Substances Act to clarify how controlled substance analogues are to be regulated, and for other purposes; providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 5735) to amend the United States Housing Act of 1937 to establish a demonstration program to set aside section 8 housing vouchers for supportive and transitional housing for individuals recovering from opioid use disorders or other substance use disorders, and for other purposes; and providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 5788) to provide for the processing by U.S. Customs and Border Protection of certain international mail shipments and to require the provision of advance electronic information on international mail shipments of mail, and for other purposes (H. Rept. 115–751).
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Speaker: Read a letter from the Speaker wherein he appointed Representative Davidson to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
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Recess: The House recessed at 12:21 p.m. and reconvened at 2 p.m.
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Guest Chaplain: The prayer was offered by the Guest Chaplain, Rabbi Steven I. Rein, U.S. Air Force, Arlington Cemetery, Arlington, VA.
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Journal: The House agreed to the Speaker's approval of the Journal by a yea-and-nay vote of 224 yeas to 159 nays with one answering ``present'', Roll No. 260.
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Suspensions: The House agreed to suspend the rules and pass the following measures:
Synthetic Drug Awareness Act: H.R. 449, amended, to require the Surgeon General of the Public Health Service to submit to Congress a report on the effects on public health of the increased rate of use of synthetic drugs;
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Agreed to amend the title so as to read: ``To require the Surgeon General of the Public Health Service to submit to Congress a report on the health effects of new psychoactive substances (including synthetic drugs) use.''.
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Better Pain Management Through Better Data Act of 2018: H.R. 5473, amended, to direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services to update or issue one or more guidances addressing alternative methods for data collection on opioid sparing and inclusion of such data in product labeling;
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Amending title XI of the Social Security Act to promote testing of incentive payments for behavioral health providers for adoption and use of certified electronic health record technology: H.R. 3331, amended, to amend title XI of the Social Security Act to promote testing of incentive payments for behavioral health providers for adoption and use of certified electronic health record technology;
Pages H5032–34


Indexing Narcotics, Fentanyl, and Opioids Act: H.R. 4284, amended, to establish a Federal Coordinator within the Department of Health and Human Services;
Pages H5034–36

Agreed to amend the title so as to read: ``To establish a substance use disorder information dashboard within the Department of Health and Human Services, and for other purposes.''.
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Ensuring Access to Quality Sober Living Act: H.R. 4684, amended, to direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services, acting through the Director of the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, and to publish and disseminate best practices for operating a recovery housing;
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Agreed to amend the title so as to read: ``To direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services to identify or facilitate the development of best practices for operating recovery housing, and for other purposes.''.
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Advancing Cutting Edge Research Act: H.R. 5002, to expand the unique research initiatives authority of the National Institutes of Health;
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Medicaid Institutes for Mental Disease Are Decisive in Delivering Inpatient Treatment for Individuals but Opportunities for Needed Access are Limited without Information Needed about Facility Obligations Act: H.R. 5800, to require the Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission to conduct an exploratory study and report on requirements applicable to and practices of institutions for mental diseases under the Medicaid program;
Pages H5040–42


Jessie's Law: H.R. 5009, amended, to include information concerning a patient's opioid addiction in certain medical records;
Pages H5042–43


Safe Disposal of Unused Medication Act: H.R. 5041, amended, to amend the Controlled Substances Act to authorize the employees of a hospice program to handle controlled substances in the residence of a deceased hospice patient to assist in disposal, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 398 yeas with none voting ``nay'', Roll No. 259;
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Agreed to amend the title so as to read: ``To amend the Controlled Substances Act to authorize the employees of a hospice program to handle controlled substances lawfully in the possession of a deceased hospice patient for the purpose of disposal.''.
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Substance Use Disorder Workforce Loan Repayment Act of 2018: H.R. 5102, to amend the Public Health Service Act to authorize a loan repayment program for substance use disorder treatment employees;
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Preventing Overdoses While in Emergency Rooms Act of 2018: H.R. 5176, amended, to require the Secretary of Health and Human Services to provide coordinated care to patients who have experienced a non-fatal overdose after emergency room discharge;
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Stop Counterfeit Drugs by Regulating and Enhancing Enforcement Now Act: H.R. 5228, amended, to strengthen the authorities of the Food and Drug Administration to address counterfeit drugs, illegal and synthetic opioids, and opioid-like substances;
Pages H5049–52


Treatment, Education, and Community Help to Combat Addiction Act of 2018: H.R. 5261, amended, to amend the Public Health Service Act to provide for regional centers of excellence in substance use disorder education;
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Reinforcing Evidence-Based Standards Under Law in Treating Substance Abuse Act of 2018: H.R. 5272, amended, to ensure that programs and activities that are funded by a grant, cooperative agreement, loan, or loan guarantee from the Department of Health and Human Services, and whose purpose is to prevent or treat a mental health or substance use disorder, are evidence-based;
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Agreed to amend the title so as to read: ``To provide additional guidance to grantees seeking funding to treat or prevent mental health or substance use disorders.''.
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Comprehensive Opioid Recovery Centers Act of 2018: H.R. 5327, amended, to amend title V of the Public Health Service Act to establish a grant program to create comprehensive opioid recovery centers, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 383 yeas to 13 nays, Roll No. 258;
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Poison Center Network Enhancement Act of 2018: H.R. 5329, amended, to amend the Public Health Service Act to reauthorize and enhance the poison center national toll-free number, national media campaign, and grant program;
Pages H5057–59


Eliminating Opioid Related Infectious Diseases Act of 2018: H.R. 5353, amended, to amend the Public Health Service Act to reauthorize and expand a program of surveillance and education, carried out by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, regarding infections associated with injection drug use;
Pages H5059–60


Special Registration for Telemedicine Clarification Act of 2018: H.R. 5483, amended, to impose a deadline for the promulgation of interim final regulations in accordance with section 311(h) of the Controlled Substances Act (21 U.S.C. 831(h)) specifying the circumstances in which a special registration may be issued to a practitioner to engage in the practice of telemedicine;
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Abuse Deterrent Access Act of 2018: H.R. 5582, amended, to direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services to conduct a study and submit a report on barriers to accessing abuse-deterrent opioid formulations for individuals enrolled in a plan under part C or D of the Medicare program;
Pages H5061–63


Amending title XI of the Social Security Act to require States to annually report on certain adult health quality measures: H.R. 5583, to amend title XI of the Social Security Act to require States to annually report on certain adult health quality measures;
Pages H5063–64


Medicare Opioid Safety Education Act of 2018: H.R. 5685, to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide educational resources regarding opioid use and pain management as part of the Medicare & You handbook;
Pages H5064–66


Empowering Pharmacists in the Fight Against Opioid Abuse Act: H.R. 4275, amended, to provide for the development and dissemination of programs and materials for training pharmacists, health care providers, and patients on indicators that a prescription is fraudulent, forged, or otherwise indicative of abuse or diversion;
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Alternatives to Opioids (ALTO) in the Emergency Department Act: H.R. 5197, amended, to direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services to conduct a demonstration program to test alternative pain management protocols to limit the use of opioids in emergency departments;
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Peer Support Communities of Recovery Act: H.R. 5587, amended, to amend the Public Health Service Act to authorize certain recovery services grants to be used to establish regional technical assistance centers; and
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Creating Opportunities that Necessitate New and Enhanced Connections That Improve Opioid Navigation Strategies Act of 2018: H.R. 5812, to amend the Public Health Service Act to authorize the Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to carry out certain activities to prevent controlled substances overdoses.
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Recess: The House recessed at 6:16 p.m. and reconvened at 6:30 p.m.
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Quorum Calls Votes: Three yea-and-nay votes developed during the proceedings of today and appear on pages H5075, H5075–76, H5076. There were no quorum calls.

Adjournment: The House met at 12 noon and adjourned at 9:36 p.m.

Committee Meetings

TRANSITIONAL HOUSING FOR RECOVERY IN VIABLE ENVIRONMENTS DEMONSTRATION PROGRAM ACT; STOP THE IMPORTATION AND TRAFFICKING OF SYNTHETIC ANALOGUES ACT OF 2017; SECURING THE INTERNATIONAL MAIL AGAINST OPIOIDS ACT OF 2018

Committee on Rules: Full Committee held a hearing on H.R. 5735, the ``Transitional Housing for Recovery in Viable Environments Demonstration Program Act''; H.R. 2851, the ``Stop the Importation and Trafficking of Synthetic Analogues Act of 2017''; and H.R. 5788, the ``Securing the International Mail Against Opioids Act of 2018''. The Committee granted, by record vote of 7–4, a rule providing for the consideration of H.R. 2851 under a structured rule. The rule provides one hour of general debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on the Judiciary. The rule waives all points of order against consideration of the bill. The rule makes in order as original text for the purpose of amendment an amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the text of Rules Committee Print 115–74 and provides that it shall be considered as read. The rule waives all points of order against that amendment in the nature of a substitute. The rule makes in order only those further amendments printed in part A of the Rules Committee report. Each such amendment may be offered only in the order printed in the report, may be offered only by a Member designated in the report, shall be considered as read, shall be debatable for the time specified in the report equally divided and controlled by the proponent and an opponent, shall not be subject to amendment, and shall not be subject to a demand for division of the question. The rule waives all points of order against the amendments printed in part A of the report. The rule provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions. In section 2, the rule provides for the consideration of H.R. 5735 under a structured rule. The rule provides one hour of general debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Financial Services. The rule waives all points of order against consideration of the bill. The rule makes in order as original text for the purpose of amendment an amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the text of Rules Committee Print 115–73 and provides that it shall be considered as read. The rule waives all points of order against that amendment in the nature of a substitute. The rule makes in order only those further amendments printed in part B of the Rules Committee report. Each such amendment may be offered only in the order printed in the report, may be offered only by a Member designated in the report, shall be considered as read, shall be debatable for the time specified in the report equally divided and controlled by the proponent and an opponent, shall not be subject to amendment, and shall not be subject to a demand for division of the question. The rule waives all points of order against the amendments printed in part B of the report. The rule provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions. Finally, in section 3, the rule provides for the consideration of H.R. 5788 under a closed rule. The rule provides one hour of debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Ways and Means. The rule waives all points of order against consideration of the bill. The rule provides that the amendment printed in part C of the Rules Committee report, modified by the amendment printed in part D of the report, shall be considered as adopted and the bill, as amended, shall be considered as read. The rule waives all points of order against provisions in the bill, as amended. The rule provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions. Testimony was heard from Chairman Goodlatte, Chairman Brady of Texas, and Representatives Jackson Lee, Griffith, Barr, Rohrabacher, Maxine Waters of California, Bishop of Michigan, Faso, and Pascrell.

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Joint Meetings

No joint committee meetings were held.

COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR WEDNESDAY,

JUNE 13, 2018

(Committee meetings are open unless otherwise indicated)

Senate

Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry: business meeting to consider an original bill entitled, ``2018 Farm Bill'', 9:30 a.m., SR–328A.

Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation: to hold an oversight hearing to examine the National Telecommunications and Information Administration, 2:30 p.m., SR–253.

Committee on Energy and Natural Resources: Subcommittee on Water and Power, to hold hearings to examine S. 3001, to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to convey certain land and facilities of the Central Valley Project, H.R. 132, to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to convey certain land and appurtenances of the Arbuckle Project, Oklahoma, to the Arbuckle Master Conservancy District, and H.R. 1967, to amend the Reclamation Project Act of 1939 to authorize pumped storage hydropower development utilizing multiple Bureau of Reclamation reservoirs, 10 a.m., SD–366.

Committee on Environment and Public Works: to hold hearings to examine innovation and America's infrastructure, focusing on the effects of emerging autonomous technologies on America's roads and bridges, 10 a.m., SD–406.

Subcommittee on Superfund, Waste Management, and Regulatory Oversight, to hold an oversight hearing to examine the Army Corps' regulation of surplus water and the role of states' rights, 2:30 p.m., SD–406.

Committee on Foreign Relations: to hold hearings to examine the nominations of Kimberly Breier, of Virginia, to be an Assistant Secretary (Western Hemisphere Affairs), Kenneth S. George, of Texas, to be Ambassador to the Oriental Republic of Uruguay, and Joseph N. Mondello, of New York, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, all of the Department of State, 10 a.m., SD–419.

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Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs: business meeting to consider S. 2836, to assist the Department of Homeland Security in preventing emerging threats from unmanned aircraft and vehicles, S. 3041, to amend the Robert T. Safford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act to provide for disaster recovery reforms, S. 2392, to amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to authorize the Secretary of Homeland Security to designate cybersecurity technologies that qualify for protection under systems of risk and litigation management, S. 2948, to improve efforts to identify and reduce Governmentwide improper payments, S. 1204, to authorize the United States Postal Service to carry out emergency suspensions of post offices in accordance with certain procedures, S. 3027, to save taxpayer money and improve the efficiency and speed of intragovernmental correspondence, S. 2374, to amend the Improper Payments Elimination and Recovery Improvement Act of 2012, including making changes to the Do Not Pay Initiative, for improved detection, prevention, and recovery of improper payments to deceased individuals, S. 3031, to amend chapter 5 of title 40, United States Code, to improve the management of Federal personal property, S. 2397, to direct the Secretary of Homeland Security to establish a data framework to provide access for appropriate personnel to law enforcement and other information of the Department, S. 2896, to require disclosure by lobbyists of convictions for bribery, extortion, embezzlement, illegal kickbacks, tax evasion, fraud, conflicts of interest, making false statements, perjury, or money laundering, S. 2276, to require agencies to submit reports on outstanding recommendations in the annual budget justification submitted to Congress, S. 2549, to designate the United States Postal Service located at 1234 Saint Johns Place in Brooklyn, New York, as the ``Major Robert Odell Owens Post Office'', S. 2692, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 4558 Broadway in New York, New York, as the ``Stanley Michels Post Office Building'', H.R. 4581, to require the Secretary of Homeland Security to develop best practices for utilizing advanced passenger information and passenger name record data for counterterrorism screening and vetting operations, H.R. 5079, to amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to require the Department of Homeland Security to develop an engagement strategy with fusion centers, H.R. 4567, to require a Department of Homeland Security overseas personnel enhancement plan, H.R. 1496, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 3585 South Vermont Avenue in Los Angeles, California, as the ``Marvin Gaye Post Office'', H.R. 2673, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 514 Broadway Street in Pekin, Illinois, as the ``Lance Corporal Jordan S. Bastean Post Office'', H.R. 3183, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 13683 James Madison Highway in Palmyra, Virginia, as the ``U.S. Navy Seaman Dakota Kyle Rigsby Post Office'', H.R. 4301, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 201 Tom Hall Street in Fort Mill, South Carolina, as the ``J. Elliott Williams Post Office Building'', H.R. 4406, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 99 Macombs Place in New York, New York, as the ``Tuskegee Airmen Post Office Building'', H.R. 4463, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 6 Doyers Street in New York, New York, as the ``Mabel Lee Memorial Post Office'', H.R. 4574, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 108 West Schick Road in Bloomingdale, Illinois, as the ``Bloomingdale Veterans Memorial Post Office Building'', H.R. 4646, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 1900 Corporate Drive in Birmingham, Alabama, as the ``Lance Corporal Thomas E. Rivers, Jr. Post Office Building'', H.R. 4685, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 515 Hope Street in Bristol, Rhode Island, as the ``First Sergeant P. Andrew McKenna Jr. Post Office'', H.R. 4722, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 111 Market Street in Saugerties, New York, as the ``Maurice D. Hinchey Post Office Building'', H.R. 4840, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 567 East Franklin Street in Oviedo, Florida, as the ``Sergeant First Class Alwyn Crendall Cashe Post Office Building'', an original bill entitled, ``Opportunities to Provide for Illicit Opioid Interdiction and Detection Act of 2018'', and the nominations of Kelly Higashi, to be an Associate Judge of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia, Frederick M. Nutt, of Virginia, to be Controller, Office of Federal Financial Management, Office of Management and Budget, and Emory A. Rounds III, of Maine, to be Director of the Office of Government Ethics, 10 a.m., SD–342.

Committee on Indian Affairs: business meeting to consider H.R. 1491, to reaffirm the action of the Secretary of the Interior to take land into trust for the benefit of the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Mission Indians; to be immediately followed by an oversight hearing to examine the Government Accountability Office high risk list, focusing on turning around vulnerable Indian programs, 2:30 p.m., SD–628.

Committee on the Judiciary: to hold hearings to examine confronting sexual harassment and other workplace misconduct in the Federal judiciary, 10 a.m., SD–226.

Committee on Veterans' Affairs: to hold hearings to examine the nomination of John Lowry III, of Illinois, to be Assistant Secretary of Labor for Veterans' Employment and Training, 2:30 p.m., SR–418.

House

Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on Defense, markup on the FY 2019 State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations Bill, 10 a.m., H–140 Capitol.

Full Committee, markup on the FY 2019 Defense Appropriations Bill; and the FY 2019 Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Bill, 12 p.m., 2118 Rayburn.

Committee on Armed Services, Subcommittee on Tactical Air and Land Forces, hearing entitled ``Department of Defense Aviation Safety Mishap Review and Oversight Process'', 10 a.m., 2212 Rayburn.

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Committee on Education and the Workforce, Full Committee, hearing entitled ``The Power of Charter Schools: Promoting Opportunity for America's Students'', 10 a.m., 2175 Rayburn.

Committee on Energy and Commerce, Subcommittee on Communications and Technology, markup on H.R. 2345, the ``National Suicide Hotline Improvement Act of 2017''; H.R. 5709, the ``PIRATE Act''; H.R. 3994, the ``ACCESS BROADBAND Act''; and H.R. 4881, the ``Precision Agriculture Connectivity Act of 2018'', 10 a.m., 2123 Rayburn.

Subcommittee on Digital Commerce and Consumer Protection, markup on H.R. 6032, the ``State of Modern Application, Research, and Trends of IoT Act'', 11 a.m., 2123 Rayburn.

Committee on Financial Services, Full Committee, hearing entitled ``Financial Industry Regulation: the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency'', 10 a.m., 2128 Rayburn.

Subcommittee on Capital Markets, Securities, and Investment, hearing entitled ``Ensuring Effectiveness, Fairness, and Transparency in Securities Law Enforcement'', 2 p.m., 2128 Rayburn.

Committee on Foreign Affairs, Subcommittee on the Middle East and North Africa, hearing entitled ``The Middle East and North Africa: Ensuring Resources Match Objectives'', 10 a.m., 2172 Rayburn.

Committee on the Judiciary, Full Committee, markup on H.R. 4423, the ``North Texas Water Supply Security Act of 2017''; H.R. 5954, the ``Anti-terrorism Clarification Act of 2018''; and H.R. 5904, the ``NOPEC'', 10 a.m., 2141 Rayburn.

Committee on Natural Resources, Full Committee, markup on H.R. 2365, the ``Desert Community Lands Act''; H.R. 2606, the ``Stigler Act Amendments of 2017''; H.R. 3744, the ``Tribal Recognition Act of 2017''; H.R. 5787, the ``Strengthening Coastal Communities Act of 2018''; and H.R. 5874, the ``Restoring Accountability in the Indian Health Service Act of 2018'', 10:15 a.m., 1324 Longworth.

Committee on Small Business, Full Committee, hearing entitled ``The Impact of Category Management on the Small Business Industrial Base'', 11 a.m., 2360 Rayburn.

Committee on Veterans' Affairs, Subcommittee on Health, hearing on H.R. 2787, the ``VET MD Act''; H.R. 3696, the ``Wounded Warrior Workforce Enhancement Act''; H.R. 5521, the ``VA Hiring Enhancement Act''; H.R. 5693, the ``Long-Term Care Veterans Choice Act''; H.R. 5864, the ``VA Hospitals Establishing Leadership Performance Act''; H.R. 5974, the ``VA COST SAVINGS Enhancements Act''; H.R. 5938, the ``Veterans Serving Veterans Act of 2018''; and H.R. 6066, to amend title 38, United States Code, to improve the productivity of the management of Department of Veterans Affairs health care, and for other purposes, 3 p.m., 334 Cannon.

Joint Meetings

Joint Select Committee on Solvency of Multiemployer Pension Plans: to hold hearings to examine employer perspectives on multiemployer pension plans, 10 a.m., SD–215.

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Next Meeting of the
SENATE

9:30 a.m., Wednesday, June 13

Senate Chamber

Program for Wednesday: Senate will continue consideration of H.R. 5515, National Defense Authorization Act.

Next Meeting of the
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

10 a.m., Wednesday, June 13

House Chamber

Program for Wednesday: Begin consideration of H.R. 5788--Securing the International Mail Against Opioids Act of 2018 (Subject to a Rule), H.R. 5735--Transitional Housing for Recovery in Viable Environments Demonstration Program Act (Subject to a Rule), and H.R. 2851--Stop Importation and Trafficking of Synthetic Analogues Act (Subject to a Rule). Consideration of measures under suspension of the Rules.

Extensions of Remarks, as inserted in this issue








HOUSE


Beyer, Donald S., Jr., Va., E825, E827

Bordallo, Madeleine Z., Guam, E826

Bost, Mike, Ill., E822

Carter, John R., Tex., E822

Cartwright, Matt, Pa., E824

Clark, Katherine M., Mass., E823

Davis, Rodney, Ill., E821

Dingell, Debbie, Mich., E823, E829

Goodlatte, Bob, Va., E827

Gosar, Paul, Ariz., E821, E827

Hanabusa, Colleen, Hawaii, E829

Higgins, Brian, N.Y., E827

Holding, George, N.C., E828

Jackson Lee, Sheila, Tex., E829

Katko, John, N.Y., E821, E822, E822, E824, E825

Kelly, Trent, Miss., E823

Kennedy, Joseph P., III, Mass., E825

LaHood, Darin, Ill., E828

Lofgren, Zoe, Calif., E824

Poe, Ted, Tex., E826, E828

Renacci, James B., Ohio, E824

Rogers, Harold, Ky., E826

Rogers, Mike, Ala., E829

Sherman, Brad, Calif., E824, E826, E828

Shimkus, John, Ill., E828

Tipton, Scott R., Colo., E821

Wittman, Robert J., Va., E823

Zeldin, Lee M., N.Y., E822

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