Daily Digest

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Daily Digest

HIGHLIGHTS

    Senate passed H.R. 2, Agriculture and Nutrition Act, as amended.

Senate

Chamber Action

Routine Proceedings, pages S4689–S4821

Measures Introduced: Thirty bills and eleven resolutions were introduced, as follows: S. 3153–3182, and S. Res. 558–568.
Pages S4733–35

Measures Reported:

Special Report entitled ``Further Revised Allocation to Subcommittees of Budget Totals for Fiscal Year 2019''. (S. Rept. No. 115–288)

S. 3158, making appropriations for the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2019. (S. Rept. No. 115–289)

S. 3159, making appropriations for the Department of Defense for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2019. (S. Rept. No. 115–290)

H.R. 3776, to support United States international cyber diplomacy, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute.

S. 2779, to amend the Zimbabwe Democracy and Economic Recovery Act of 2001, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute.

S. 3153, to authorize appropriations for fiscal years 2018 and 2019 for intelligence and intelligence-related activities of the United States Government, the Community Management Account, and the Central Intelligence Agency Retirement and Disability System.
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Measures Passed:

KIWI Act: Committee on the Judiciary was discharged from further consideration of S. 2245, to include New Zealand in the list of foreign states whose nationals are eligible for admission into the United States as E–1 and E–2 nonimmigrants if United States nationals are treated similarly by the Government of New Zealand, and the bill was then passed.
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Agriculture and Nutrition Act: By 86 yeas to 11 nays (Vote No. 143), Senate passed H.R. 2, to provide for the reform and continuation of agricultural and other programs of the Department of Agriculture through fiscal year 2023, by the order of the Senate of Thursday, June 28, 2018, 60 Senators having voted in the affirmative, and after taking action on the following amendments and motions proposed thereto:
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Adopted:

Roberts (for Isakson) Amendment No. 3348 (to Amendment No. 3224), to modify the provision relating to economic adjustment assistance for upland cotton users, to provide payments for losses relating to peach and blueberry crops, and the strike the provision relating to the use of the Commodity Credit Corporation.
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Roberts (for Wyden) Amendment No. 3346 (to Amendment No. 3224), to provide that research extension grants may be made for the purposes of researching hop plant health.
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Roberts (for Enzi/Wyden) Amendment No. 3181 (to Amendment No. 3224), to improve the Rural Energy for America Program.
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Roberts (for King/Collins) Amendment No. 3221 (to Amendment No. 3224), to provide for a report on funding for the National Institute of Food and Agriculture and other extension programs.
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Roberts (for Gillibrand/Toomey) Amendment No. 3390 (to Amendment No. 3224), to prohibit the slaughter of dogs and cats for human consumption.
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Roberts (for Heinrich/Udall) Amendment No. 3287 (to Amendment No. 3224), to modify the study of marketplace fraud of traditional foods.
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Roberts (for Rubio) Amendment No. 3364 (to Amendment No. 3224), to prohibit the use of funds to carry out programs in Cuba in contravention of the National Security Presidential Memorandum prohibiting transactions with entities owned, controlled, or operated by or on behalf of military intelligence or security services of Cuba.
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Roberts (for Sullivan) Amendment No. 3303 (to Amendment No. 3224), to ensure that the Secretary of Agriculture enforces certain Buy American requirements with respect to fish harvested with United States waters.
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Roberts (for Hirono) Amendment No. 3321 (to Amendment No. 3224), to provide additional assistance under the non-insured crop assistance program for certain producers.
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Roberts (for Cortez Masto/Portman) Amendment No. 3388 (to Amendment No. 3224), to establish the Council on Rural Community Innovation and Economic Development.
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Roberts (for Durbin) Amendment No. 3389 (to Amendment No. 3224), to reauthorize the rural emergency medical services training and equipment assistance program under section 330J of the Public Health Service Act.
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Roberts (for Brown) Amendment No. 3323 (to Amendment No. 3224), to add a provision relating to extension and agricultural research at 1890 land-grant colleges.
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Roberts (for Cantwell/Murkowski) Amendment No. 3365 (to Amendment No. 3224), to avert the waiving of liability for a utility whose line clearing work ignites a wildfire.
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Roberts (for Moran) Amendment No. 3171 (to Amendment No. 3224), to include a provision on requirements for the calculation of a separate actual crop revenue and agriculture risk coverage guarantee for irrigated and nonirrigated covered commodities.
Pages S4713–14, S4716

Roberts (for Thune/Brown) Amendment No. 3371 (to Amendment No. 3224), to provide that producers may change their election to participate in agriculture risk coverage or price loss coverage in the 2021 crop year.
Pages S4713–14, S4716

McConnell (for Thune) Amendment No. 3134 (to Amendment No. 3224), to modify conservation reserve program provisions.
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Roberts Amendment No. 3224, in the nature of a substitute.
Pages S4714, S4716–17

Rejected:

Kennedy Amendment No. 3383 (to the language proposed to be stricken by Amendment No. 3224), to provide for certain work requirements for able-bodied adults without dependents and to require State agencies to operate a work activation program for eligible participants in the supplemental nutrition assistance program. (By 68 yeas to 30 nays (Vote No. 141), Senate tabled the amendment.)
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By 38 yeas to 57 nays (Vote No. 142), Roberts (for Lee) Amendment No. 3074 (to Amendment No. 3224), to prohibit certain practices relating to certain commodity promotion programs and require greater transparency by those programs. (A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that the amendment, having failed to achieve 60 affirmative votes, was not agreed to.)
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A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that the motion to invoke cloture on Roberts Amendment No. 3224 (listed above), be withdrawn.
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A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that the motion to invoke cloture on the bill, be withdrawn.
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Pesticide Registration Improvement Extension Act: Senate passed H.R. 1029, to amend the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act to improve pesticide registration and other activities under the Act, to extend and modify fee authorities, after agreeing to the committee amendments, and the following amendment proposed thereto:
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McConnell (for Udall) Amendment No. 3392, of a perfecting nature.
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Major Robert Odell Owens Post Office: Senate passed S. 2549, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 1234 Saint Johns Place in Brooklyn, New York, as the ``Major Robert Odell Owens Post Office''.
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Stanley Michels Post Office Building: Senate passed 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''.
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Marvin Gaye Post Office: Senate passed 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''.
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Lance Corporal Jordan S. Bastean Post Office: Senate passed 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''.
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U.S. Navy Seaman Dakota Kyle Rigsby Post Office: Senate passed 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''.
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J. Elliott Williams Post Office Building: Senate passed 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''.
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Tuskegee Airmen Post Office Building: Senate passed 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''.
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Mabel Lee Memorial Post Office: Senate passed 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''.
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Bloomingdale Veterans Memorial Post Office Building: Senate passed 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''.
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Lance Corporal Thomas E. Rivers, Jr. Post Office Building: Senate passed 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''.
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First Sergeant P. Andrew McKenna Jr. Post Office: Senate passed 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''.
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Maurice D. Hinchey Post Office Building: Senate passed 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''.
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Sergeant First Class Alwyn Crendall Cashe Post Office Building: Senate passed 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''.
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American Homebrewers Association 40th Anniversary: Senate agreed to S. Res. 567, celebrating the 40th anniversary of the American Homebrewers Association.
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Great Outdoors Month: Senate agreed to S. Res. 568, designating June 2018 as ``Great Outdoors Month''.
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Hydropower Approvals: Senate passed S. 724, to amend the Federal Power Act to modernize authorizations for necessary hydropower approvals, after agreeing to the following amendment proposed thereto:
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McConnell Amendment No. 3391, to include a provision relating to the payment of annual charges.
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Swan Lake Hydroelectric Project Boundary Correction Act: Senate passed H.R. 219, to correct the Swan Lake hydroelectric project survey boundary and to provide for the conveyance of the remaining tract of land within the corrected survey boundary to the State of Alaska.
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Hydroelectric Project Expansion: Senate passed H.R. 220, to authorize the expansion of an existing hydroelectric project.
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Mahoney Lake Hydroelectric Project: Senate passed S. 215, to authorize the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to issue an order continuing a stay of a hydroelectric license for the Mahoney Lake hydroelectric project in the State of Alaska.
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Gibson Dam Hydroelectric Project: Senate passed S. 490, to reinstate and extend the deadline for commencement of construction of a hydroelectric project involving the Gibson Dam, after agreeing to the committee amendment in the nature of a substitute.
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Cannonsville Dam Project: Senate passed H.R. 2292, to extend a project of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission involving the Cannonsville Dam.
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Hydroelectric Project Deadline Extension: Senate passed H.R. 951, to extend the deadline for commencement of construction of a hydroelectric project.
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Hydroelectric Project Deadline Extension: Senate passed H.R. 446, to extend the deadline for commencement of construction of a hydroelectric project.
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Hydroelectric Project Deadline Extension: Senate passed H.R. 447, to extend the deadline for commencement of construction of a hydroelectric project.
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Jennings Randolph Dam Hydroelectric Project: Senate passed H.R. 2122, to reinstate and extend the deadline for commencement of construction of a hydroelectric project involving Jennings Randolph Dam.
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Northern Mariana Islands U.S. Workforce Act: Senate passed H.R. 5956, to incentivize the hiring of United States workers in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.
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Marrakesh Treaty Implementation Act: Senate passed S. 2559, to amend title 17, United States Code, to implement the Marrakesh Treaty.
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Pro Forma Sessions--Agreement: A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that the Senate adjourn, to then convene for pro forma sessions only, with no business being conducted on the following dates and times, and that following each pro forma session, the Senate adjourn until the next pro forma session: Friday, June 29, 2018 at 8:30 a.m.; Tuesday, July 3, 2018 at 9 a.m.; Thursday, July 5, 2018 at 1 p.m.; and that when the Senate adjourns on Thursday, July 5, 2018, it next convene at 3 p.m., on Monday, July 9, 2018.
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Treaty Approved: The following treaty having passed through its various parliamentary stages, up to and including the presentation of the resolution of ratification, upon division, two-thirds of the Senators present having voted in the affirmative, the resolution of ratification was agreed to:

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Marrakesh Treaty to Facilitate Access to Published Works for Persons Who Are Blind, Visually Impaired, or Otherwise Print Disabled (Treaty Doc. 114–6) as amended.
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Bennett Nomination--Cloture: Senate began consideration of the nomination of Mark Jeremy Bennett, of Hawaii, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Ninth Circuit.
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A motion was entered to close further debate on the nomination, and, in accordance with the provisions of Rule XXII of the Standing Rules of the Senate, and pursuant to the unanimous-consent agreement of Thursday, June 28, 2018, a vote on cloture will occur at 5:30 p.m., on Monday, July 9, 2018.
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Prior to the consideration of this nomination, Senate took the following action:

Senate agreed to the motion to proceed to Executive Session to consider the nomination.
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A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that Senate resume consideration of the nomination at approximately 3 p.m., on Monday, July 9, 2018; and that notwithstanding the provisions of Rule XXII, the cloture motions filed on Thursday, June 28, 2018 ripen at 5:30 p.m., on Monday, July 9, 2018.
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Benczkowski Nomination--Cloture: Senate began consideration of the nomination of Brian Allen Benczkowski, of Virginia, to be an Assistant Attorney General, Department of Justice.
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A motion was entered to close further debate on the nomination, 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 the nomination of Mark Jeremy Bennett, of Hawaii, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Ninth Circuit.
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Prior to the consideration of this nomination, Senate took the following action:

Senate agreed to the motion to proceed to Legislative Session.
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Senate agreed to the motion to proceed to Executive Session to consider the nomination.
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Ney Nomination--Cloture: Senate began consideration of the nomination of Paul C. Ney, Jr., of Tennessee, to be General Counsel of the Department of Defense.
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A motion was entered to close further debate on the nomination, 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 the nomination of Brian Allen Benczkowski, of Virginia, to be an Assistant Attorney General, Department of Justice.
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Prior to the consideration of this nomination, Senate took the following action:

Senate agreed to the motion to proceed to Legislative Session.
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Senate agreed to the motion to proceed to Executive Session to consider the nomination.
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Nominations Confirmed: Senate confirmed the following nominations:

Tara Sweeney, of Alaska, to be an Assistant Secretary of the Interior.

Robin S. Bernstein, of Florida, to be Ambassador to the Dominican Republic.

Joseph N. Mondello, of New York, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago.

Tibor Peter Nagy, Jr., of Texas, to be an Assistant Secretary of State (African Affairs).

Gordon D. Sondland, of Washington, to be Representative of the United States of America to the European Union, with the rank and status of Ambassador.

Harry B. Harris, Jr., of Florida, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Korea.

Ronald Gidwitz, of Illinois, to be Ambassador to the Kingdom of Belgium.

Brian A. Nichols, of Rhode Island, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Zimbabwe.

9 Air Force nominations in the rank of general.

76 Army nominations in the rank of general.

8 Marine Corps nominations in the rank of general.

19 Navy nominations in the rank of admiral.

Routine lists in the Air Force, Army, Foreign Service, Marine Corps, and Navy.
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Nominations Received: Senate received the following nominations:

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Alan Ray Shaffer, of Virginia, to be Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment.

Michael T. Harvey, of Texas, to be an Assistant Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development.

1 Army nomination in the rank of general.

Routine lists in the Air Force, Army, and Navy.
Pages S4811–18


Messages from the House:
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Measures Referred:
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Measures Placed on the Calendar:
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Executive Communications:
Pages S4729–30


Petitions and Memorials:
Pages S4730–31


Executive Reports of Committees:
Pages S4731–33


Additional Cosponsors:
Pages S4735–37


Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:
Pages S4737–41


Additional Statements:
Pages S4726–29


Amendments Submitted:
Pages S4747–71


Authorities for Committees to Meet:
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Privileges of the Floor:
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Record Votes: Three record votes were taken today. (Total--143)
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Adjournment: Senate convened at 9:30 a.m. and adjourned at 7:37 p.m., until 8:30 a.m. on Friday, June 29, 2018. (For Senate's program, see the remarks of the Majority Leader in today's Record on page S4811.)

Committee Meetings

(Committees not listed did not meet)

BUSINESS MEETING

Committee on Appropriations: Committee ordered favorably reported the following business items:

An original bill (S. 3158) making appropriations for the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2019; and

An original bill (S. 3159) making appropriations for the Department of Defense for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2019.

BUSINESS MEETING

Committee on Armed Services: Committee ordered favorably reported 2,737 nominations in the Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps.

CORPORATE GOVERNANCE

Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs: Committee concluded a hearing to examine legislative proposals to examine corporate governance, including S. 2756, to amend the Securities Act of 1933 to direct the Securities and Exchange Commission to revise the regulations of the Commission regarding the qualifications of natural persons as accredited investors, S. 1744, to require the Securities and Exchange Commission to amend certain regulations, S. 2499, to require the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority to establish a relief fund to provide investors with the full value of unpaid arbitration awards issued against brokerage firms or brokers regulated by the Authority, S. 536, to promote transparency in the oversight of cybersecurity risks at publicly traded companies, S. 3004, to amend the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 to exclude privately held, non-custody brokers and dealers that are in good standing from certain requirements under title I of that Act, and H.R. 4015, to improve the quality of proxy advisory firms for the protection of investors and the U.S. economy, and in the public interest, by fostering accountability, transparency, responsiveness, and competition in the proxy advisory firm industry, after receiving testimony from Thomas Quaadman, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and Damon A. Silvers, AFL–CIO, both of Washington, D.C.; Darla C. Stuckey, Society for Corporate Governance, London, United Kingdom; and John C. Coates IV, Harvard Law School, Cambridge, Massachusetts.

NOMINATION

Committee on Finance: Committee concluded a hearing to examine the nomination of Charles P. Rettig, of California, to be Commissioner of Internal Revenue, Department of the Treasury, after the nominee testified and answered questions in his own behalf.

BUSINESS MEETING

Committee on Finance: Committee ordered favorably reported the nominations of Jeffrey Kessler, of Virginia, to be an Assistant Secretary of Commerce, Lynn A. Johnson, of Colorado, to be Assistant Secretary for Family Support, Department of Health and Human Services, and Elizabeth Ann Copeland, of Texas, and Patrick J. Urda, of Indiana, both to be a Judge of the United States Tax Court.

NOMINATIONS

Committee on Foreign Relations: Committee concluded a hearing to examine the nominations of Randy W. Berry, of Colorado, to be Ambassador to the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal, and Alaina B. Teplitz, of Colorado, to be Ambassador to the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, and to serve concurrently and without additional compensation as Ambassador to the Republic of Maldives, who were both introduced by Senator Gardner, and Donald Lu, of California, to be Ambassador to the Kyrgyz Republic, all of the Department of State.

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BUSINESS MEETING

Committee on the Judiciary: Committee ordered favorably reported the following business items:

S. 2823, to modernize copyright law, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute; and

The nominations of Holly A. Brady, to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Indiana, Andrew Lynn Brasher, to be United States District Judge for the Middle District of Alabama, James Patrick Hanlon, to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of Indiana, David Steven Morales, to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of Texas, Lance E. Walker, to be United States District Judge for the District of Maine, and John D. Jordan, to be United States Marshal for the Eastern District of Missouri, Nick Willard, to be United States Marshal for the District of New Hampshire, and Mark F. Sloke, to be United States Marshal for the Southern District of Alabama, all of the Department of Justice.

House of Representatives

Chamber Action


Public Bills and Resolutions Introduced: 40 public bills, H.R. 6259–6298, and 9 resolutions, H. Con. Res. 126–127 and H. Res. 972–978, were introduced.
Pages H5973–76


Additional Cosponsors:
Pages H5977–78


Reports Filed: Reports were filed today as follows:

H.R. 6258, making appropriations for financial services and general government for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2019, and for other purposes (H. Rept. 115–792);

H.R. 5174, to amend the Department of Energy Organization Act with respect to functions assigned to Assistant Secretaries, and for other purposes (H. Rept. 115–793);

H.R. 5239, to require the Secretary of Energy to establish a voluntary Cyber Sense program to identify and promote cyber-secure products intended for use in the bulk-power system, and for other purposes, with amendments (H. Rept. 115–794);

H.R. 5240, to provide for certain programs and developments in the Department of Energy concerning the cybersecurity and vulnerabilities of, and physical threats to, the electric grid, and for other purposes, with an amendment (H. Rept. 115–795);

H.R. 3500, to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to prohibit the Commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service from rehiring any employee of the Internal Revenue Service who was involuntarily separated from service for misconduct, with an amendment (H. Rept. 115–796); and

H. Res. 928, resolution of inquiry requesting the President and directing the Attorney General to transmit, respectively, certain documents to the House of Representatives relating to the President's use of the pardon power under article II, section 2 of the Constitution, with an amendment; adversely (H. Rept. 115–797).
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Speaker: Read a letter from the Speaker wherein he appointed Representative Curbelo (FL) to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
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Energy and Water, Legislative Branch, and Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Act, 2019--Motion to go to Conference: The House agreed by unanimous consent to disagree to the Senate amendment and request a conference on H.R. 5895, making appropriations for energy and water development and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2019.
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Later, the Chair appointed the following conferees:

Representatives Frelinghuysen, Simpson, Carter of Texas, Calvert, Fortenberry, Fleischmann, Herrera Beutler, Taylor, Lowey, Kaptur, Visclosky, Ryan of Ohio, and Wasserman Schultz.
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Insisting that the Department of Justice fully comply with the requests, including subpoenas, of the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and the subpoena issued by the Committee on the Judiciary relating to potential violations of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act by personnel of the Department of Justice and related matters: The House agreed to H. Res. 970, insisting that the Department of Justice fully comply with the requests, including subpoenas, of the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and the subpoena issued by the Committee on the Judiciary relating to potential violations of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act by personnel of the Department of Justice and related matters, by a yea-and-nay vote of 226 yeas to 183 nays with one answering ``present'', Roll No. 306.
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H. Res. 971, the rule providing for consideration of the resolution (H. Res. 970) was agreed to by a recorded vote of 224 ayes to 184 noes, Roll No. 305, after the previous question was ordered by a yea-and-nay vote of 224 yeas to 186 nays, Roll No. 304.
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Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2019: The House passed H.R. 6157, making appropriations for the Department of Defense for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2019, by a yea-and-nay vote of 359 yeas to 49 nays, Roll No. 313.
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Rejected the Ted Lieu (CA) motion to recommit the bill to the Committee on Appropriations with instructions to report the same back to the House forthwith with an amendment, by a recorded vote of 186 ayes to 224 noes, Roll No. 312).
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Agreed to:

Clark (MA) amendment (No. 15 printed in H. Rept. 115–785) that was debated on June 27th that reduces and then increases the defense-wide research, development, test and evaluation account by $14.364 million with the intent of supporting DOD innovation (by a recorded vote of 252 ayes to 157 noes, Roll No. 309).
Pages H5848–49

Rejected:

Gallagher amendment (No. 7 printed in H. Rept. 115–785) that was debated on June 27th that sought to increase funding for Navy AIM–120D missile procurement by $23.8M to help meet Indo-PACOM required critical capabilities and match the House-passed authorization in the FY 2019 NDAA, while reducing defense-wide operation and maintenance by the same amount (by a recorded vote of 116 ayes to 296 noes, Roll No. 307);
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Gallagher amendment (No. 8 printed in H. Rept. 115–785) that was debated on June 27th that sought to increase funding for Air Force AIM–120D missile procurement by $33M to help meet Indo-PACOM required critical capabilities and match the House-passed authorization in the FY 2019 NDAA, while reducing defense-wide operation and maintenance by the same amount (by a recorded vote of 115 ayes to 296 noes, Roll No. 308);
Pages H5846–48

Foster amendment (No. 24 printed in H. Rept. 115–785) that was debated on June 27th that sought to prohibit the use of funds to develop a space-based ballistic missile intercept layer (by a recorded vote of 160 ayes to 251 noes, Roll No. 310); and
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Courtney amendment (No. 29 printed in H. Rept. 115–785) that was debated on June 27th that sought to provide funding for long lead time materials to construct additional Virginia-class submarines in FY 2022 and FY 2023 (by a recorded vote of 144 ayes to 267 noes, Roll No. 311).
Pages H5849–50

H. Res. 964, the rule providing for further consideration of the bill (H.R. 6157) was agreed to yesterday, June 27th.

Amending title 5, United States Code, to clarify the sources of the authority to issue regulations regarding certifications and other criteria applicable to legislative branch employees under Wounded Warriors Federal Leave Act: The House agreed to discharge from committee and pass H.R. 6160, to amend title 5, United States Code, to clarify the sources of the authority to issue regulations regarding certifications and other criteria applicable to legislative branch employees under Wounded Warriors Federal Leave Act.
Pages H5852–53


Providing for the reappointment of Barbara M. Barrett as a citizen regent of the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution: The House agreed to discharge from committee and pass S.J. Res. 60, providing for the reappointment of Barbara M. Barrett as a citizen regent of the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution.
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Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure--Communication: Read a letter from Chairman Shuster wherein he transmitted copies of twenty resolutions that include 13 alteration projects, two construction projects, two acquisitions, two leases, and one design for alteration included in the General Services Administration's Capital Investment and Leasing Programs. The resolutions were adopted by the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure on June 27, 2018.
Pages H5853–H5966


Clerk to Correct Engrossment: Agreed by unanimous consent that in the engrossment of H.R. 6157, the Clerk be authorized to make technical corrections and conforming changes to the bill including inserting amendment number 1 printed in House Report 115–785 at the end of the bill.
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Quorum Calls--Votes: Three yea-and-nay votes and seven recorded votes developed during the proceedings of today and appear on pages H5825–26, H5826, H5846, H5847, H5847–48, H5848, H5849, H5849–50, H5851, and H5851–52. There were no quorum calls.

Adjournment: The House met at 9 a.m. and adjourned at 1:44 p.m.

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Committee Meetings

ARMY AND MARINE CORPS DEPOT POLICY ISSUES AND INFRASTRUCTURE CONCERNS

Committee on Armed Services: Subcommittee on Readiness held a hearing entitled ``Army and Marine Corps Depot Policy Issues and Infrastructure Concerns''. Testimony was heard from Lieutenant General Aundre Piggee, Deputy Chief of Staff, G–4, U.S. Army; and Brigadier General Joseph Shrader, Commanding General, Marine Corps Logistics Command, U.S. Marine Corps.

MISCELLANEOUS MEASURES

Committee on Foreign Affairs: Full Committee held a markup on H. Res. 256, expressing support for the countries of Eastern Europe and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization; H. Res. 944, expressing solidarity with and sympathy for the people of Guatemala after the June 3, 2018, eruption of the Fuego Volcano; H.R. 1697, the ``Israel Anti-Boycott Act''; H.R. 4969, the ``Improving Embassy Design and Security Act of 2018''; H.R. 5576, the ``Cyber Deterrence and Response Act of 2018''; H.R. 5898, the ``UNRWA Accountability Act of 2018''; H.R. 6197, the ``Rescuing Animals With Rewards Act of 2018''; H.R. 6207, the ``Democratic Republic of the Congo Democracy and Accountability Act of 2018''; and H. Con. Res. 20, expressing the sense of the House of Representatives regarding the execution-style murders of United States citizens Ylli, Agron, and Mehmet Bytyqi in the Republic of Serbia in July 1999. H. Res. 256, H. Res. 944, H.R. 1697, H.R. 4969, H.R. 5576, H.R. 5898, and H.R. 6207 were ordered reported, as amended. H.R. 6197 and H. Con. Res. 20 were ordered reported, without amendment.

OVERSIGHT OF FBI AND DOJ ACTIONS SURROUNDING THE 2016 ELECTION

Committee on the Judiciary: Full Committee held a hearing entitled ``Oversight of FBI and DOJ Actions Surrounding the 2016 Election''. Testimony was heard from Rod J. Rosenstein, Deputy Attorney General, Department of Justice; and Christopher Wray, Director, Federal Bureau of Investigations.

MISCELLANEOUS MEASURES

Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence: Full Committee held a markup on H.R. 6237, the ``Matthew Young Pollard Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Years 2018 and 2019''; and to Call to the Attention of the House, pursuant to Committee Rule 14(i), the Classified Annex accompanying the Matthew Young Pollard Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Years 2018 and 2019. H.R. 6237 was ordered reported, as amended. This meeting was closed.

Joint Meetings



No joint committee meetings were held.

COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR FRIDAY,

JUNE 29, 2018

(Committee meetings are open unless otherwise indicated)

Senate

No meetings/hearings scheduled.

House

No hearings are scheduled.

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Next Meeting of the
SENATE

8:30 a.m., Friday, June 29

Senate Chamber

Program for Friday: Senate will meet in a pro forma session.

Next Meeting of the
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

9 a.m., Friday, June 29

House Chamber

Program for Friday: House will meet in Pro Forma session at 9 a.m.

Extensions of Remarks, as inserted in this issue








HOUSE


Bordallo, Madeleine Z., Guam, E950

Brady, Kevin, Tex., E947

Brooks, Susan W., Ind., E951

Cartwright, Matt, Pa., E943

Chabot, Steve, Ohio, E939

DeFazio, Peter A., Ore., E948

DeLauro, Rosa L., Conn., E942, E944, E945, E948, E950

Ellison, Keith, Minn., E950

Gallagher, Mike, Wisc., E939

Gianforte, Greg, Mont., E944

Himes, James A., Conn., E949

Hudson, Richard, N.C., E940, E944, E947

Hurd, Will, Tex., E941

LaHood, Darin, Ill., E941, E945

Luetkemeyer, Blaine, Mo., E939, E940

Norton, Eleanor Holmes, The District of Columbia, E945

Quigley, Mike, Ill., E943

Sablan, Gregorio Kilili Camacho, Northern Mariana Islands, E939

Sewell, Terri A., Ala., E941, E941

Shimkus, John, Ill., E945

Smith, Christopher H., N.J., E942, E943

Smith, Jason, Mo., E939

Wittman, Robert J., Va., E942

Young, David, Iowa, E940, E941, E943, E945, E947, E950

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