Daily Digest

Friday, July 13, 2018

Daily Digest


Chamber Action

The Senate was not in session and stands adjourned until 3 p.m., on Monday, July 16, 2018.

Committee Meetings

No committee meetings were held.

House of Representatives

Chamber Action

Public Bills and Resolutions Introduced: 12 public bills, H.R. 6365–6376, were introduced.
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Additional Cosponsors:
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Reports Filed: Reports were filed today as follows:

H. Con. Res. 128, establishing the congressional budget for the United States Government for fiscal year 2019 and setting forth the appropriate budgetary levels for fiscal years 2020 through 2028 (H. Rept. 115–816); and

H.R. 4032, to confirm undocumented Federal rights-of-way or easements on the Gila River Indian Reservation, clarify the northern boundary of the Gila River Indian Community's Reservation, to take certain land located in Maricopa County and Pinal County, Arizona, into trust for the benefit of the Gila River Indian Community, and for other purposes, with an amendment (H. Rept. 115–817).
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Speaker: Read a letter from the Speaker wherein he appointed Representative Mitchell to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
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Guest Chaplain: The prayer was offered by the Guest Chaplain, Dr. Steven W. Schenewerk, Community Baptist Church, Winston, Oregon.
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Journal: The House agreed to the Speaker's approval of the Journal by voice vote.
Pages H6177, H6919

Unfunded Mandates Information and Transparency Act: The House passed H.R. 50, to provide for additional safeguards with respect to imposing Federal mandates, by a recorded vote of 230 ayes to 168 noes, Roll No. 328.
Pages H6179–91

Rejected the Beatty motion to recommit bill to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform with instructions to report the same back to the House forthwith with an amendment, by a yea-and-nay vote of 180 yeas to 219 nays, Roll No. 327.
Pages H6189–91

Pursuant to the Rule, the amendment recommended by the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform now printed in the bill shall be considered as adopted in the House and in the Committee of the Whole.
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Agreed to:

Raskin amendment (No. 2 printed in H. Rept. 115–812) that requires a record of any consultation with any non-Federal party and any comments submitted by any non-Federal party to be posted on the agency website within five days after the consultation or date of submission.
Pages H6187–88


Watson Coleman amendment (No. 1 printed in H. Rept. 115–812) that sought to strike Section 5, which repeals the exclusion of independent agencies from reporting requirements; and
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Connolly amendment (No. 4 printed in H. Rept. 115–812) that sought to provide for a sunset of amendments made to the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act and the Congressional Budget Act if GDP growth fails to increase at average annual rate of five percent or more.
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H. Res. 985, the rule providing for consideration of the bills (H.R. 50) and (H.R. 3281) was agreed to Wednesday, July 11th.

Meeting Hour: Agreed by unanimous consent that when the House adjourns today, it adjourn to meet at 12 noon on Monday, July 16th for Morning Hour debate.
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Quorum Calls--Votes: One yea-and-nay vote and one recorded vote developed during the proceedings of today and appear on pages H6190–91 and H6191. There were no quorum calls.

Adjournment: The House met at 9 a.m. and adjourned at 11:23 a.m.


Committee Meetings

No hearings were held.

Joint Meetings

No joint committee meetings were held.


JULY 16, 2018

(Committee meetings are open unless otherwise indicated)


No meetings/hearings scheduled.


Committee on Rules, Full Committee, hearing on H.R. 6147, the ``Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2019'' [Interior, Environment, Financial Services, and General Government Appropriations Act, 2019], 5 p.m., H–313 Capitol.


Next Meeting of the

3 p.m., Monday, July 16

Senate Chamber

Program for Monday: Senate will begin consideration of the nomination of Scott Stump, of Colorado, to be Assistant Secretary for Career, Technical, and Adult Education, Department of Education, and vote on confirmation of the nomination at 5:30 p.m.

Next Meeting of the

12 noon, Monday, July 16

House Chamber

Program for Monday: To be announced.

Extensions of Remarks, as inserted in this issue


Burgess, Michael C., Tex., E1099, E1100

Faso, John J., N.Y., E1100

Moulton, Seth, Mass., E1101

Norton, Eleanor Holmes, The District of Columbia, E1099

Poe, Ted, Tex., E1100

Radewagen, Aumua Amata Coleman, American Samoa, E1101

Young, David, Iowa, E1099, E1099, E1099, E1100, E1100, E1100, E1101, E1101, E1101