Proceedings, Debates of the U.S. Congress
June 22, 2018
115th Congress, 2nd Session
Issue: Vol. 164, No. 105 — Daily Edition
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Friday, June 22, 2018
The Senate was not in session and stands adjourned until 3 p.m., on Monday, June 25, 2018.––––––
No committee meetings were held.
House of Representatives
Reports Filed: Reports were filed today as follows:
H.R. 5730, to require testing and evaluation of advanced transportation security screening technologies related to the mission of the Transportation Security Administration, and for other purposes, with an amendment (H. Rept. 115–776);
H.R. 5733, to amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to provide for the responsibility of the National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center to maintain capabilities to identify threats to industrial control systems, and for other purposes, with an amendment (H. Rept. 115–777); and
Speaker: Read a letter from the Speaker wherein he appointed Representative Bacon to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
Substance Use-Disorder Prevention that Promotes Opioid Recovery and Treatment for Patients and Communities Act: The House passed H.R. 6, to provide for opioid use disorder prevention, recovery, and treatment, by a yea-and-nay vote of 396 yeas to 14 nays, Roll No. 288.
Rejected the Tonko motion to recommit the bill to the Committee on Energy and Commerce and the Committee on Ways and Means with instructions to report the same back to the House forthwith with an amendment, by a yea-and-nay vote of 185 yeas to 226 nays, Roll No. 287.
Pursuant to the Rule, an amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the text of Rules Committee Print 115–76, modified by Rules Committee Print 115–78 and the amendment printed in part A of H. Rept. 115–766, shall be considered as adopted in the House and in the Committee of the Whole.
Barton amendment (No. 3 printed in part B of H. Rept. 115–766) that directs the Commissioner of Food and Drugs to develop high-quality, evidence-based opioid analgesic prescribing guidelines for the indication-specific treatment of acute pain; in developing such guidelines, it would require the Commissioner of Food and Drugs to gather input through a public workshop and comment period, and to provide a report to Congress on how such guidelines will be used to protect the public health;
Curtis amendment (No. 4 printed in part B of H. Rept. 115–766) that requires a report from HHS on opioid prescribing practices and opioid misuse during pregnancy, and evaluating non-opiate pain management practices during pregnancy;
Keating amendment (No. 5 printed in part B of H. Rept. 115–766) that directs HHS to issue guidelines for prescribing naloxone in situations involving any type of prescription or illicit opioid use; and
Maxine Waters (CA) amendment (No. 7 printed in part B of H. Rept. 115–766) that directs the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) to conduct a survey of organizations that provide substance abuse treatment services; under the amendment, HHS is required to develop, and submit to Congress, a plan to direct appropriate resources to address inadequacies in services or funding for specific types of drug addictions identified through the survey.
Dunn amendment (No. 2 printed in part B of H. Rept. 115–766) that was offered and subsequently withdrawn that would have struck language expanding the classes of health care workers who are authorized to dispense narcotics for narcotic treatment.
Firefighter Cancer Registry Act: The House agreed to take from the Speaker's table and concur in the Senate amendment to H.R. 931, to require the Secretary of Health and Human Services to develop a voluntary registry to collect data on cancer incidence among firefighters.
All Circuit Review Act: The House agreed to take from the Speaker's table and concur in the Senate amendment to 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.
Meeting Hour: Agreed by unanimous consent that when the House adjourns today, it adjourn to meet at 12 noon on Monday, June 25th for Morning Hour debate.
Presidential Messages: Read a message from the President wherein he notified Congress that the national emergency declared with respect to North Korea is to continue in effect beyond June 26, 2018--referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs and ordered to be printed (H. Doc. 115–136).
Read a message from the President wherein he notified Congress that the national emergency declared with respect to the Western Balkans is to continue in effect beyond June 26, 2018--referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs and ordered to be printed (H. Doc. 115–137).
Adjournment: The House met at 9 a.m. and adjourned at 1:02 p.m.
SPACE SITUATIONAL AWARENESS: WHOLE OF GOVERNMENT PERSPECTIVES ON ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Committee on Armed Services: Subcommittee on Strategic Forces; and Subcommittee on Space of the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology held a joint hearing entitled ``Space Situational Awareness: Whole of Government Perspectives on Roles and Responsibilities''. Testimony was heard from Jim Bridenstine, Administrator, National Aeronautics and Space Administration; General John Hyten, Commander, U.S. Strategic Command; and Wilbur Ross, Secretary of Commerce, Department of Commerce.
Committee on Energy and Commerce: Subcommittee on Digital Commerce and Consumer Protection held a hearing on H.R. 2651, the ``Horseracing Integrity Act of 2017''. Testimony was heard from Representatives Tonko and Barr; and public witnesses.
ADVANCED BIOFUELS UNDER THE RENEWABLE FUEL STANDARD: CURRENT STATUS AND FUTURE PROSPECTS
Committee on Energy and Commerce: Subcommittee on Environment held a hearing entitled ``Advanced Biofuels Under the Renewable Fuel Standard: Current Status and Future Prospects''. Testimony was heard from public witnesses.
No joint committee meetings were held.
No meetings/hearings scheduled.
Committee on Rules, Full Committee, hearing on H.R. 200, the ``Strengthening Fishing Communities and Increasing Flexibility in Fisheries Management Act''; H.R. 2083, the ``Endangered Salmon and Fisheries Predation Prevention Act''; and H.R. 6157, the ``Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2019'' [General Debate], 5 p.m., H–313 Capitol.
Program for Monday: Senate will resume consideration of H.R. 5895, Energy and Water, Legislative Branch, and Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Act, as amended, and vote on passage of the bill at 5:30 p.m.–
Program for Monday: To be announced.
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Bergman, Jack, Mich., E902
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Coffman, Mike, Colo., E899
Faso, John J., N.Y., E898
Fudge, Marcia L., Ohio, E896
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King, Peter T., N.Y., E899
Latta, Robert E., Ohio, E901
Lewis, Jason, Minn., E899
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